Steve Austin now Badge. Hope Badge Snr continues to perk up. My mate is only 41 but had stents? put in his ticker last year. He jokes that now the pipes are clear, he's hitting a golf ball 30 yards further! Just in from my run. Same hilly trail without the backpack. A 3.1 mile lap, with one side of the square a 300m climb in elevation. Happy to do 4 laps at 7.42 pace with plenty left in the tank. Wouldve done more, but the sun had gone down, and I didn't want to bump into the Dundee dogging community hiding in the bushes! My mileage per year.
2007..............1074 2008..............1240 2009...............744 2010...............602 2011...............508 2012...............675 2013...............690 2014...............731 so far. Some pitiful years, but I should do at least 1200 this year. You pointed me to Fetch Badge, didnt you?
The Thames River Half.Is that a hilly one Badge...? Superior genes I'd say. See you do things in a structured manner, and always have. I've just been throwing on the backpack recently n doing hard hilly muddy runs. The gym work has been shelved for now as the backpack currently has me breathing out my arse. 21.7 hilly muddy trail miles with the backpack on on Sunday. Just a couple of lucozade bottles n a bath towel in there. Glencoe is in 4 weeks. Should get me deep into zombie territory late in the race. Tell you what though, the six pack has never looked better! Hopefully the fitness will carry over to a lightning quick Glen Clova 5 weeks later.
Should move into my new flat by the end of the month. Been shopping for double n single duvets n covers n sheets n pillows n cases n mattresses n tv's n hoovers n irons n boards n cutlery n crockery n pots n fish slices n towels n microwaves n glasses n chopping boards n jars n woks n mirrors n sofas n bath mats n well....just about everything, as I let the wife have everything.
Oh, and I need a car.
But the sex life has perked up! And its with an attractive slim 5' 9" blonde female!!
Glen Clova Half Marathon, limited to 350 entries, sold out inside half an hour last night. Badger, another year that you've bottled it, instead sticking with the undulating snooker table that is Woking. DFC remain undefeated this season, and after beating Man City pre season, we are still champions of Britain..
Just back from the gym. Worked hard on the weights. Nothing major. I do 8 sets of ( 30 arm curls with a 25kg bar, 30 shoulder press 20 kg bar, 30 hanging knee lifts, 1.5 minutes planking, and 40 shoulder shrugs with 25kg dumbells.) Once thats done, its onto the treadmill. Ive been using a hilly setting n doin 12-13milers at about 8.15's, but tonight I did half a mile at 8's then half a mile at 7's and continued that for 12 miles. I'm trying with every aspect of the training to keep moving forward, so the hills get hillier, or more reps, or heavier weights, or add a backpack etc, so tonight I got the lungs working a wee bit more. I'll knock it below 7's n 8's next time. Maybe its coz I miss sex so much that I'm training so well?! I'd rather train a bit less!! Just been served a delicious beef stroganoff by my Momma. Come mid September, that will all change! How do you boil potatoes?
Yip, I loved Saturdays yomp, and the fact its all on my doorstep, and Im single now should mean I get out n do more of this stuff. Spent an hour or so on walkhighlands website last night n fancy carrying it on in all weathers, plus the lung bursting gradients will inevitably improve the fitness. Im even getting those funny muscles in the core bit that point down to your bollocks at the side. Next to my vaguely noticeable six pack! Fingers crossed that with all the Glencoe training, we'll smash our Glen Clova pb's in November too. Sub 1.36 would be grand.
If any of you southern softies fancy a mug and some stovies and a proper Jocko Half, then go on the forfar roadrunners site and note the opening date n time for entries. Its in August, but sells out inside an hour, with only 300 places. Be good to see you.