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Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Posted: Today at 00:13

Morning! Just!

Lyrics: They don't want your name
Just your...

No apologies that these are the last two lines rather than the first! The title is what OH and I seem to be doing at present, and we won't be the only ones!

Yesterday's lyrics were Mambo No. 5, Lou Bega...every time I strip wall paper I am reminded of a scene in the Royle Family, which is odd coming from me as I rarely watch television.

What: get some kms in
Why: need to up the numbers

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 23:04

OH: About 10 weeks to go (71 days!) so that is about 26 miles a week or 10 marathons...or just over 100 a month! I'm now up to 40 miles a week to achieve the target, I think. Struggling!

Am in Leicester, Friday, although will be in HM in the evening, no doubt!

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 22:41

OH: I make that 1582...kilometres that is, so your 2014 in 2014 is more do-able than mine!

RFJ: I saw the result from New York! I suppose Fulham are heading in the right direction. Big match Friday I noticed.

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 21:31


What: 6.5k fartlek
Why: I suspect everybody did a fartlek today. Pushed all over the place at different paces by the wind. Lots of debris from trees: three are missing branches in the Heatons OH!

OH: have you done 100 miles every month this year so far? Despite what I said about arbitrary numbers the other day I am still playing the numbers game and trying to run 2014k this year. Suspect I will fall just short. We will have to see...590 to go. Shame I hardly ran in May and June, and not much better in July.

Tuesday 21st October 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 07:53

Morning...and a rather foul one at that!

Lyrics: One, two, three, four, five,
Everybody in the car so come on let's ride

What: half an hour or so this evening
Why: Tuesday

Today's song always brings a smile to my lips and will be going through my head as I am stripping the paper off a bedroom ceiling later!

Yes, MrsN, better news about mum.

Monday 20th October

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 17:48


Nice long rough and tough run there OH. And was thinking along the same lines re Dibs.

A further what: 3.77k very gentle.
Why: easiest way to get to the bank and back.

Monday 20th October

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 14:43

At least we are still running, AF/Rocky! If I remember correctly you were up there in the marathon vets rankings...sub 2:40 I think. Strange how things change: am clearing junk out and came across a training diary from the late 70s: 4 x 1600 with 2 mins 30 rest (4:29, 4:28, 4:31, 4:32). I had written: "Disappointed. Dropped by everyone except MT. LR ran 4:16 x 3 and 4:13 on the last one."

And hello Chick! Hope to hear of you getting back into things!

Off to knock down some built in wardrobes! Got sidetracked by boxes of newspaper cuttings, diaries and the odd medal. And loads of stuff from when the kids were young.

Monday 20th October

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:58


Good to see moves in the right direction running-wise, Wabo!

What: 7.37k, with the first two k on road, most of the rest off.
Why: had planned to do more, but hamstrings a little tired, so I listened to them.

An interesting run: a phone call from the hospital to say my mum had left, and then a call from the care home to say that she had arrived, and I had a brief word with her. All this just after I thought I had found a body! Lying in undergrowth at the side of a trail was a man, lying down with his top half covered by a soaking wet quilt. Sleeping rough in a very strange place at 12 noon in the rain. I obviously disturbed him as he grunted and I ran on. Glad it wasn't a body!

I, also, think there has been progress, Dibs. Don't know your lyrics, though.

Sunday 19th October 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:14


Well done MrsN,  Dibs, RFJ!

Why the last race of the season, MrsN?

Dibs: no harm in doing the 10 on Nov 2nd if you can get there/not working etc. A decent long training run with a number on.

RFJ: are you planning another marathon in 2015?

Sunday 19th October 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:22

Yes, been wondering where Postie is! And re running 10, didn't want to artificially add a bit on to make an arbitrary number, especially as I had only planned to run around 8k in the first place. Legs are tired enough as it is!

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