xpost there Shades. 96% humidity sounds horrible, not surprised you struggled. Weather has cooled down here thank goodness. Lovely fresh morning here. Sunflowers are all out too.. when I came over the top of the hill past the wind turbines it was like having a beautiful bright yellow carpet in front of me. On the bike that is.
Mowzer - That's incredible.. a hundred miles!! I just can't get my head round that - and laps too AND a good time. Well done, you're an inspiration.
Big G/Shades - Thanks for the photo info. I'll have a go. If you get any strange dog photos in your mail though Big G.. that'll be me
Shades - I've had a quick look at the sites for those two marathons you are doing and they look great.. completely opposite conditions. The route for that West Cork one looks beautiful. Bet you're looking forward to going over to Ireland again.
Still no running here. My ankle/foot is still aching if I'm on it a long time. I said I'd rest through July hoping that would sort it and we've only got a week left On a positive note I'm getting 1 - 2 hours strimming in every day, the land is looking better and if I stand in a certain light and strike a pose I think I can see a new muscle in my arm
Kent Coyote Ian... isn't that a wild dog? What with lynx in dartmoor and coyote(s?) in Kent..
Shades, The dog is not an actual breed, his parents are pure race but he was an accident! I have never managed to post a photo on here, I'll sit down and have another go, failing that maybe I could email a photo to someone more savvy than me and they can post it!
I have actually finished my report - however, I've done it in longhand so I need to get it typed up. It's also turned into an epic ramble and I need to edit it. There seems to be a slight imbalance between writing about food and writing about running
Cal - I feel for you in your flat in the heat, especially in the evenings. Can you get an electric fan or something?
KK - Great that you've got the dog. I love dogs. We've just ended up with another dog too. He's a cross between a berger australien and a cocker spaniel. Very beautiful (if unusual), just one and full of it. Charlie the Jack Russell has a right gob on though!
Big G - Well done on your race and your successful marshalling. I love the photo of the ponies, they look in really good condition for wild ponies.
Ian - Another PB.. what can I say?!
Iain - Good call to forego that long run. Long running in the heat is horrible. I will never do Carcassonne marathon again for thet reason.. beautiful though the course was, running in the heat was scary at times.
Steve - Well done on your ultra. I really enjoyed reading your report.
Jugula - That's real progress getting a 16 miler under your belt.
What's next for you Shades? I've lost track a bit.
Nothing to report here but stretching, cycling and strimming. Marvellous.
No danger of any hard core swimming coming from this corner Shades.. or indeed any other type of swimming come to think about it. I think intensive strimming is a very good upper body work out, I really get into it and feel a bit like Rambo as I'm crashing through the undergrowth swinging the machine in a wide arc around me and I'm sweating loads after about an hour or so. Mr Fox is moaning about me wrecking his blade as he reckons I should leave small trees to him and his chainsaw. I'm ignoring him otherwise it'll never get done