Columba - re club vests, I think because my last club did include one with the first years subs, I thought all clubs did the same. Anyway, my wrong assumption so I'll get one from the running shop when I am in town. Well done re your track session and I imagine you were very relieved to get home without any problems.
HS - having mentioned club kit above, I believe EA membership is included in the subs (or so the website would lead me to believe).Well done re your hilly circuits session - and I agree about the idiots without lights in bad weather. Since we moved I've not got round to finding a new dentist - can you guess why? Great news about getting a refund for your haircut - you must stop yourself looking so young in future!
Red - good luck with your ultra training over the coming weeks.
DBI - fingers crossed it will be good news from the surgeon on 1st March.
I didn't make it to the club run on Wed eve. An after-effect of the gardening was a tight right calf muscle on Wed. So to play safe I gave the run a miss .. I've been stretching and rollering which have helped so should be back running by the weekend.
BTW, a quick hello to Emily, the purveyor of quick surveys. Call me a grumpy old sod but as you've not bothered to fill out your profile, you've not taken the trouble to explain who you are, why you are doing your study or what you plan to do with the collected results, I've come to the conclusion you are a spammer. So please go away and take your survey with you.
Actually, because I like to irritate people in return, I clicked on the survey, clicked on the forward button without entering any answers and my choices(what choices?) were duly recorded. I encourage everyone else to do the same!
Columba - I don't mind having to wear 'white' at bowls as I knew (and expected) that was going to be the case. Hope you managed to find LD's blog about the Liswerry 8.
HS - interesting observation of yours as I've always felt sound quality was best with vinyl (then cd, with cassette quality bringing up the rear). Having said that, I don't have a record deck and invariably play all my music on the computer or ipod as mp3 files. Glad you managed to get your garmin screens sorted out.
DBI - I've heard all about Fasching. I used to think years ago I might one day manage to make it over there to join in the festivities. Glad to hear you have almost finished the first stage of rehab.
Red - sorry to hear your sad news about your friend But pleased to hear she is recovering well so far. I see you managed to extract yourself from that hedge with just a scratch or two. Hope the storm damage wasn't too much or too bad.
HS (again) - please do as I do in future and prepare your post in Word/Notepad and copy/paste it onto the RW website. It saves a lot of bleeping and stress! Enjoyed reading your race report (great result and wava btw) and lovely little photo too (and nice to see Alice having heard about her). Glad to hear your club's AGM went well with volunteers for vacant posts (no arm twisting needed? very strange!).
Exhausted - I saw John Disley's death mentioned in the Independent today.
I sent off my membership application to Almost Athletes after last week's initial run with their 'beginners' group. I thought my subs might include a club vest but have seen no mention of it. So I will take myself along to our local running shop (Up & Running) as I know they sell kit in club colours.
I did a 5ml run around town yesterday at 10:30mm pace. So when I go back to AA tomorrow evening I'll be stepping up to their 10:30mm running group. And hopefully they WILL run at that pace and I won't find myself trying to hang on to their (running t-) shirt tails!
Columba - well done re your race. I knew Lazy Daisy had done the Liswerry 8 as well as I saw her blog about the event (and the photo of the two of you).
Red - I don't have any white trousers for bowls so will no doubt be having to get some soon.
HS - I remember setting up my Garmin to rotate through the three screens of info I wanted (1/ time, distance, paused time, time of day 2/ average pace, lap pace 3/ heart rate) but it took some detailed reading of the manual to get it set up. Mine is a Garmin 305 and to get to the setup screen I had to use the Mode button then select Settings; General; Data Fields and then select the 'number of fields' then the actual fields I wanted to see (for the 1/ 'Main1', 2/ Main2' and 3/ 'Running' screens). Don't know if that helps? We had a similar 'fun' session once at my previous club. Pairs of runners going opposite ways round the block (around a mile). You all started at the same corner, one partner fast, one slow - when you crossed with your partner you had to change speeds. I see you still have cassetes then .. I managed to download all the tracks I had on mine as MP3 files so was able to dispense with them. Mind you, I am still hanging on to our video recorder as there are still a few VHS tapes kicking around that need to be transferred to dvd.
Exhausted - well done re Monday's 11 mile run. I can't comment about The Forsytes .. didn't watch it on tv and not been listening to it on the radio. And then I see you did 19 miles on Wed too!
DBI - I see the rehab is still going well and you are making good progress - great news.
I went for a run with Almost Athletes on Wed evening - just the 4mls and primarily to get to know them. I managed to find Lazy Daisy before the run who pointed me in the right direction and introduced me to a few other runners. The club seems well organised (running group leaders who keep an eye on everyone - a sweeper running at the rear). I came away with a positive feeling about them and have sent off my membership application and joined their Facebook group.
Re bowls, you seem to 'have to' wear white (am tempted to be a bit of a rebel once I'm settled in) but apparently when I am 65 and a 'senior' you 'have to' wear grey trousers and a club jacket/blazer! It smacks of being back at school!
DBIW - (new name duly noted). I see you've been given the okay to swim .. woo hoo!!
HS - well done re that session in less than ideal conditions .. glad the weather improved for the following session. Re your visit to the Garmin shop, Margaret alternates between 'helpless old lady' and 'scary old lady' modes depending on the circumstances. Hope your Garmin is finally sorted after having been 'sorted' a few times. I watched the Snowdonia Marathon too and was in awe at the speed the leading runners achieved.
Columba - I have to agree about people exercising indoors behind windows looking funny from the outside.
Red - I'm the same. My treadmill (which is not available at present due to the garage still being very cluttered) is only usually used in snowy/icy conditions or occasionally for intervals. Respect for completing yet another ultra and in an even faster time.
Exhausted - I think we all swear (sometimes under our breath) and in my case, usually when about to tackle a big hill. I see you had your kit on earlier .. hope you managed to get out.
I managed to get out yesterday and did 5mls around town. I've mentioned a local club before (Almost Athletes). I'm planning to go along to their club run on Wednesday evening - a Fetchie called 'Lazy Daisy' got in touch to let me know she's on the committee and encouraged me to join them.
BTW, I went along to my local bowling club on Friday (Lawn Bowls) to meet them and have a look around. I'll be applying to join and will have a go for a while to see how I get on (previous experience is limited to a 10-week evening class about 15 years ago).
Red - thank you for thinking (and worrying) about my brain getting cold when I am hatless. Well done re sneaking in an 'extra' marathon at Dymchurch. And for getting that course PB.
BIW - reading about your rehab they certainly are keeping you active. How lovely to get an unexpected present and a get well card.
HS - it's the pun of "Almost Athletes" that makes me think the club do the hard work of training but also have a 'fun' side to them as well. Hope you have managed to get your Garmin set up by now. And that tablet! Having read on a bit .. how annoying to get the Garmin at a bargain price and then seeing it even cheaper .. grrrr. BTW, I wasn't aware of this business of ideal cadence that you and others have commented on.
Exhausted - tsk tsk re Mr Exhausted organising so much to do you had no time to run.
Columba - as the race is an unusual distance (8 miles) does that guarantee a PB?
We had Margaret's family (all 12 of them) here at the weekend for the delayed 'xmas' get-together. It was hard work with lots of preparation and clearing up afterwards but it was great to see them all.
Having spent ages researching the best sim-only deal for Margaret she's now wondering about getting a new phone - ho hum. Also, I was given duff info about when I can upgrade for free so any change of my phone has been put on the back burner until the end of March.
I finally managed to get out for a run today - my first one for almost a week. The strong winds and rain didn't help but my legs just didn't have it in them. I had planned to do 4 or 5mls but took a short cut back and only managed 3.5 miles.
As soon as I've posted this I'll ring my friend Alan as the weather looks okay tomorrow and we haven't played golf for quite a few weeks.
I also need to phone my cousin Hilary - we didn't manage to organise a get-together in December and I still have one last bag of xmas presents to deliver!