WtnMel - re Redhead and the "poo picking" - it may help you to know that she has horses, and from time to time collects up the manure and stacks it in a heap (presumably, for later use in gardens).
I was out early today (7.15 - early for me - ) for an interval session, 6 x (5 mins at "threshold", 1 min jog recovery). This is up a gear, as hitherto I've had 90-second jog recoveries. Distances turned out to be between 0.42 and 0.44 of a mile, and speeds all at 11 to 12 minute miling.
Brother and niece have come to stay for 10 days or so (that's one reason I got up early, - so that we would have plenty of the rest of the day for going out - but niece is only just up so not a great deal of day left).
Graham - those floaters sounded nasty, but at least they dispersed. I recognise the description of "thousands of tiny ones", though had forgotten about them, as they evidently disappeared after a time. Are you short-sighted? I gather it's short-sighted people (like me) who tend to get floaters.
Ceal - bit of a disappointement, then, the wrist-mounted HRM?
Is a bone density test very unpleasant in itself, or do you just not want to know the results? Surely runners are likely to have good bone density because of all the weight-bearing exercise.
Out earlyish for an interval session - 6 x (5 mins at threshold, 1 min jog recovery). The recoveries up to now have been 90 seconds, so this was a bit more of a challenge. In terms of minute miling I did 11:28, 11:52, 11:32, 11:25, 11:28 and 12:00 (the distance ranged from 0.42 to 0.44 of a mile).
Brother and niece arrived yesterday for a 10-day visit. At time of writing, niece is not yet up... So what else is new.
TS - looks like a nice place to stay. Maybe a brisk walk before breakfast would be sufficient? - Taking indicator lights with you in case of cyclists?
Lol at BIW's leapfrogging, - I've done that with luggage before now.
WtnMel - my 6.00 a.m. run was a one-off, whereas Red regularly goes out very early.
JJ - how steep are these hills up which you advise your beginners to run? There are some near here so steep that I get slightly out-of-breath even walking them, - I'm not talking about craggy hillsides, but roads. (It's true that I don't get nearly as out-of-breath as I used to in my pre-running days).