Diana, that pic looks absolutely lovely. One of the people from my running club spends every winter in Goa or Kerala or somewhere thereabouts. His brother lives there so he and his wife go for an extended visit. He returns to the running club in about March with a deep tan.
NZC - congratulations on surviving 44 years! - Hope you enjoyed the celebrations.
Aws - magnificently consistent timings! - As for the 7s coming out better than the 5s or the 6s, is it just that you benefit from a long warm-up? I know I do. For the first mile I keep thinking "This is no good at all, I might as well just go home" then it gets slightly better and after 3 or 4 miles I'm into my stride (unfortunately by 8 miles I'm feeling fairly wrecked).
WD60 - well done on the weight loss!
Graham - hope you achieve your record-breaking week.
Mick - such a long winter, it must be wretched waiting for some warmer weather to come along.
Tracey - you have a lot of these moments of madness, I've noticed.
Took myself for a hill rep session this afternoon. Shorter reps than last week's one, but more of them. Wore my HRM, maximum HR I saw was 154. Last week's, with the long reps, was 164.
Diana - the weight of those costumes - especially the headdresses!
The website isn't sending me notifications, and it takes a day or two before I realise either everyone's abandoned the thread or I'm not being told; and go looking for it.
Matsmum, swimming breast stroke (or breast stroke alternating with back crawl) I can do 30 lengths quite comfortably, but swimming front crawl it is rare for me to get across a width unless I'm using a float or a pull-buoy. Then I need a few gasping breaths at the side before setting off on my next width or whatever. Can't say I noticed much improvement on Thursday; I can't manage one breath to 4 strokes, though can sometimes manage 1 breath every 3rd stroke.
TE - enjoy your rest days, - and good luck with the race on Sunday.
Took myself for a hill rep session this afternoon.
Thanks Matsmum - I'll remember that mantra. I shall be swimming tomorrow so can try it out.
TE - what JJ said - one helluva session!
A couple of years ago, while staying in Greece, I swam in the Med and found it very pleasant (the air temperature being unbearably hot). The only other seas I have experience of are around Britain, considerably colder than I like it.
Get well soon to Mrs. JJ.
Sounds like a lovely day, Red.
I am also feeling lethargic, partly as a result of last night's longer-than-expected run with the running club, partly because it's been a working day today which entails 80 miles driving, and partly because I've given up tea and coffee for Lent (which has just started) and am suffering withdrawal symptoms.