I've been missing for a while. The 2nd week of our holiday had very flakey wifi. We couldn't get it inside our room and of course outside one couldn't read ones screen!
I have read all the posts. But can't possible comment on them all. Nothing from TS!
Your beer race sounded great fun. Love the idea of a gorilla and a beer mug overtaking you but then you got the better of them. Good on Mrs Mick for beating her daughters. Your training is producing lots of 8's which is very encouraging.
How is your front crawl coming along? Have fun on Tooting Common. I have never done a park race there, but have run around it many times including as part of a family team Triathalon.
Agree with you about the traffic in an indoor pool, although you have a lovely one in Worthing. I enjoyed your remark about imagining on the track that you were Steve Ovett! A good park race result. My husband uses a wobble board, yes the most important is not to fall off!!! I love my smart phone. Where does your brother live in Portugal? I can assure you that the traffic in Lisbon is a nightmare. But this is my 4 visit to different areas of Portugal and we love the country and the people very much indeed.
Well done on your 5000 m track race. You made it under 22 mins I never used tactics when racing, although, I did know that sometimes in the bigger races that I just had to run my own race and run as fast as I could, especially over 1500m's because there would be sprinters in the race too and if they were just behind me coming up for the last lap they were able to out run me over the last few meters of the race. I learnt the hard way. I remember that quite often in master races that the older women and men would be put in the same race.
We had a great holiday, sightseeing in the first week in Lisbon. Walking up big hills soon stressed my legs, there never seemed to be time for a recovery. Then the week we spent on the Atlantic coast had hills too!! So no running. But I did swim the 2nd week and was pleased with my front crawl because I hadn't swam for a year. However, we were staying quite high up and the nights were cold, as a result the water was cold!! But some sadistic streak in me quite enjoyed the challenge of the cold weather. I had to wear my speedo hat to keep the cold water out of my ears.
I had done a couple of short runs since our return and my legs are still tired! Pilates this afternoon should sort them out.
My daughter took part in the Openwater Championships last weekend which took part in the Serpentine, swimming around 3.5 k. She said it was a very prodigious affair in Hyde Park. She came 2nd in her age group.
Where did you find us. How dare RW take us off the training thread good to hear that you are resuming running yet again!!!
Are you going to Crete at the same time that we are away?
Another good drama story. It was indeed very humid yesterday.
Good on you doing the spinning class again, you will be developing stronger muscles and improving your anaerobic fitness.
I have managed a couple of 3 milers this week. Yesterday's being done at 8.30 am which is early for me to run. The humidity with no sun just heavy low lying cloud was pretty horrible. Today 's effort was considerable more comfortable, thank goodness.
A very dear friend died a couple of days ago, the husband (57 yrs) of my old tennis partner. The dreaded C got him, which he had been battling with for a couple of years. He won Gold medal at Badmington at the Mayasian Commonwealth Games a good few years ago. We are, sadly going to be away for his funeral.
I shall look in whilst we are away, especially to see how Mick and Welshpoppy get on in their respective races.
I hope someone will look into where we can be found in the RW forum list and as to why we have been taken off the training thread. The cheek of it.
I think I understood what you were saying. My brain works in a strange way!! Not a good day to visit a farm! My car journey down to Worthing took longer than usual with the rain and first day back at school. Enjoy your day with your eldest grandchild.