Some old names and faces reappearing. Glad to see you back.
Almost went for a run today, but had a bit of a shock when I looked in the mirror and a red eyed demon was looking back. It's only a minor burst blood vessel but WOW! It looks like I've had a good kicking. No other issues, but BP may be a little high 128/86 @ hr 61. Part of that may have been the fear issue. No scuba when on holiday now.
Lyrics: "home again, across the sea" How apt for the England football team.
Morning. Apologies for not posting this at 01:30 when I got home. I shall explain. Last night was a 4 hour cycle endurance event, held around the taxiways and runways of our local airport. Start time 8pm, finish time midnight. Yes it's dark. 280 riders make one huge swooshing peloton, and a shed load of stragglers and medium groups. I lasted with the main peloton for 17 miles, going at 25 mph. Then it was solo time trialling for 15 miles or so at around 22 mph. After that I was able to latch on to groups of riders and keep a more reasonable 20mph average pace going. It did get a bit tough in hour 3, as everything was aching. Bum, quads, neck, back, stomach. In hour 4, now quite dark, I'd hooked up with some of our Group 1 riders who had been spat out of the pack and was able to push on and push up the pace again, finishing strongly. Total: 81 miles in 4 hours. Bang on target. Glad to get off the bike.Weight loss 4 lbs. Sitting down is not comfortable.
Yesterday's lyrics: classic. I was driving home yesterday and the request show on Radio 2 was packed full of great head banging anthems. Alice Cooper, Status Quo. I was right in my demographic.
Saturday used to be long run day. Now it's bike day. It looks lovely for it: nil wind, nil sun, nil rain. In fact, nil weather. We'll probably do about 60 miles.
LMH: Good Food Show is a heck of an endurance event. Driving or drinking? BIG Question. Indigestion guaranteed. Sequence: chocolate, chilli, garlic, oysters, chocolate, cheese, ham, chutney, chocolate, chorizo, chocolate, Wine, beer, wine, beer, wine, beer. Have you got tickets for the demonstrations?
Emzap: welcome back to a Great British Summer. Even the strawberries are struggling. Actually, I don't think that the mud will be that deep boot sucking winter variety, but the ground could be slippery, especially on chalk.