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Sunday 2nd August 2015

Posted: Today at 13:04


So a year since the "Welsh cycling incident", LMH? It is indeed a good job you can still run...and have been making a pretty good job of it too!

What: 11.51k largely off road. Gentle.

Why: collect car from barbeque venue and added more on. 

Last rest: August 2nd...2014, so that completes 365 days without missing a day. 2561.71k covered in the year (1591.7 miles, so around 30 miles a week on average).

Awaiting a Brecon report! And hope Alex goes well in his tri...and Wabo stays on her bike!

Sunday 2nd August 2015

Posted: Today at 06:13

Lyrics: no

Enjoy the race WP. Make sure you set off steadily! Occasionally see Brilly still and will probably meet up with them next month, if not before.

What: 10k or so

Why: should be doing a longer run

Emz: no, I was at Cheadle Hulme. Do you fly home today?

Saturday 1st August 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 21:27


RFJ: 100 different parkruns is pretty amazing! Noticed that Brilly, formerly of this thread, have both done more than 100 different ones as well. I assume that you met up with Gobi:  hope all is well!

 Realised after today's run that I have now officially volunteered at 25 events: in actual fact quite a lot more as in the early days volunteers didn't seem to get recorded to the extent they are now.  Hope Emz had a good day in Brum, both parkrunning and not!

Barbeque went ahead, but it poured so we sat in a gazeebo sort of thing in the garden: may as well have had better food at a dinner party indoors! 

Interesting swimming, OH!

Good training with a number on, Don!!

Hope your training with a number on goes well tomorrow WP!

Aim to get a decent long run in tomorrow...and hope the weather is rather better than the last six or seven hours! 

Saturday 1st August 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 10:35


Lyrics: no

What: warm up plus tail run at parkrun. 8.16k in total.

Why: helping out

Was bright and sunny but now clouding over ready to rain at the barbeque that I'm going to later!

Legs not right, LMH: suspect I am going down with something given that my peak flow has dropped to was 550 on Tuesday when the asthma nurse changed my medication! 

Good progess indeed, WP: consistent consistency works wonders! For most of us there are no shortcuts: week in week out gradually increasing things. Today was day 364 of the current streak!

Friday 31st July 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:24


These lyrics have annoyed me all day WP in that I can't get them out of my head! Love the cricket on the radio, so much so that I often listen in the kitchen or garden then rush in to the lounge to watch the replays on the (muted) TV.

A little shopping prior to the run, OH, which was...

What: 5k on the roads. Legs felt pretty battered, but not sure why unless Wednesday took more out of me than I thought, or the path laying yesterday did.

Why: had hoped for longer but back off. Was going to parkrun fairly hard tomorrow but am likely to tail run instead.

Fish and chip Friday here, WP, although I am pleased to report that my local chippy does half portions called a "light bite". Plenty for me!

Enjoy tomorrow, Emz: the parkrun, that is! Shame you missed the cricket! Today was longer than anticipated! Cannon Hill? Always wanted to do that as my son lived at one end overlooking it and my daughter at the other! Neither are any longer in Brum though. 

 Monthly stats: 236.42k run, 1 race hard (5k in 21:09, the best for some years), 1 race pacing others, 1 parkrun quite hard, 2 parkruns as tail runner. Monthly distance is the longest of the year, although July is the longest moth of the year with plenty of daylight hours so the slight increase in volume is no surprise!

Friday 31st July 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 13:51

Go well on the little bike ride, Wabo! And sounds pretty reasonable last night, also. Are you in with a chance of a series award?

Run still delayed by cricket!

Friday 31st July 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 11:01

Shame about the cricket tomorrow, or probably no cricket, Emz! Unless the Aussies put on a ridiculous amount for the last three wickets, of course! 

Not run yet: gardening, and now cricket takes over!

Friday 31st July 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 08:04

That's good news if it happens, OH!

Hope all went well with dad's birthday, RFJ!

Friday 31st July 2015

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 06:35

Yesterday's lyrics were "Piano Man" by Billy Joel

Lyrics: indeed!

What: something gentle, but undecided how long

Why: the body will dictate

Hope cricket is good Emz!

Cold but sunny here and the forecast is decent for a change. Have joy and fun!

Thursday 30th July 2015

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 21:21


What: just 20 mins easy

Why: canned the hill session as legs (and the rest of me!) were feeling tired. Whether the legs were tired from yesterday's double or from shifting paving slabs and relaying them I don't know: caution necessary!

Emz:  hope Australia make an amazing recovery tomorrow so that you get to see a decent amount of play!

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