what - easy lunchtime miles why - planning on hitting the track tomorrow morning last rest - 13 days last hard - probably yesterday, had a 5.5 tempo along parts of the VLM route. Picked the pace up to see what sub GFA time feels like
+2 but lets also remember at the time football stadia were an accident waiting to happen (remember Bradford), so arguably the FA could have been more diligent with allocating venues. However this was 27 years ago, and health and safety ain't what it was. Let's also remember that football fans were seen then as drunken hooligans, spoiling for a fight, so hardly adored by the authorities. At the time, English teams were already banned from Europe following Heysel (co-incidentally caused by Liverpool "fans" climbing over a fence, although doubtless it could have been any set of supporters).
Tragic, and thankfully we have learned some valauble lessons.
Morning all, GFA are subject to change, personally I've thought the senior ladies at 3h45 is a bit soft, for a 28 year old it's an age graded effort of 60.2%, for a man of the same age, it's 67.5%. It's sexist, pure and simple
what - easy run at lunchtime why - not training/coaching tonight (beers/curry with some work pals) last rest - 11 days last hard - QoP digging into my hamstring yesterday. Upside is she was pleased at how it has repaired and was more astonished that I actually did the sensible thing...
As Phillip has said number swapping is quite common, but I think it's beginning to dwindle as more and more local races now allow name transfers anything up to the Friday beforehand, which should catch on. As secretary of my club I have a zero tolerance approach with respect to London. You can defer, and there is no passing of numbers. In the unlikely event you get caught, we lose our club places.
It's cheating pure and simple if you use a colleagues time as you're own GFA.
I posted this on our club's facebook page last week, and got one or two comments saying it's unfair on those 'responsible' headphone wearers. Don't get me wrong - I sometimes do those horrible 8-10 mile midweek routine runs round the rat run with the music on. If I had it at a level where I could hear everything around me, I'd not hear the music. Music should be listened to at two volumes: loud or very loud. Don't start with the "but I want to listen to a podcast/be read a book" - it's running, not storytime.
And as a daily commuter into London, can someone please design a headphone that makes music inaudible to everyone other than the listener. Especially in the "quiet" carriage.