Out with the running club tonight, first time for ages because I avoided them while training for the half mara. We did a hilly 5.23 miles, and people commented that I was faster than usual. Clearly must keep up the training! A lady who is a year older than me had managed to do the Lake Vyrnwy half in just under 2 hours, and was very chuffed about it. Fancy a PB at 71!
JJ - I never buy blackberries in a supermarket, - if I can't pick them wild, I do without.
The RC Church celebrates St. Michael (along with Sts Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels) on 29th September, so I got my blackberries just in time! It was St. Michael who threw Satan out of heaven (bk of Revelation) so that explains the link with Michaelmas.
That doesn't sound like a very good evening's swimming, BIW. Can the organisers not put in an additional lane line?
Been out with the running club tonight, first time for ages as I abandoned them while training for the half mara. 5 and a quarter miles, hilly road-and-farm-track route, including the brutal up-to-the-golf-course hill. A couple of people commented on my having speeded up. It was all that training! Now I mustn't lose it.
NZC - What Ceal said. I am full of admiration! One very tough lady, as Mick said.
Impey - congratulations on first in age group! - bet he was miffed when you shot past him.
I did tell my sad tsale to one of the race organisers, and he agreed that more signs were needed. They might find it hard to get more marshalls; the village is tiny, and at least half its population is probably already involved. The sandwiches and cakes at the end were excellent and plentiful, all provided by the locals.
I had intended to swim today, but when I got to the pool found I couldn't as the times of the sessions have been changed. Over 60s is now 3.00 to 4.00 instead of 4.00 to 5.00. Feeling in need of exercise of some sort, I went for a longish walk and picked blackberries.
This thread has been incident-filled over the last 24 hours! - I didn't see Red's post about the race and the collapsed bloke at the time I posted my following posts. Echo what everyone else has been saying, - a moral pb if not a technical one.
Diana - well done that little boy!
TE - 1st M 65 is great. And any percentage in the 70s is brilliant in my book.
I intended to go swimming today, but when I got to the pool discovered they'd changed the timings of the sessions round, so I couldn't. So I went for a blackberrying walk instead.