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Tuesday 24th January 2016

Posted: Today at 07:02


Lyrics: In the town where I was born

OL: different routes?

What: 20 to 30 mins this evening

Why: easy day

Coldest day of winter here, I think. 

Monday 23rd January 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 22:31
Good to see you OL!

I, also, stand at my laptop most of the time: you'll get used to it, Emz, I'm sure.

I can hear your frustration with the house, RFJ.

Good parkrun news, SC!

Monday 23rd January 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 12:39


Well done Wabo! Sounds a toughie! I particularly like your "guardian angle"!

What: 70 minutes largely off road. Deliberately ran 36 minutes out and returned in 34 minutes, passing my house at 69:30.

Why: making sure I pace myself. And that's the week's long run out the way!

Dibs: why don't you try something like the above in your next phase of training, e.g. run 6k out in no faster than 35 minutes, and then return more strongly. I think long runs help with building confidence: at the moment they seem to be having the opposite effect for you! You say that it is race week: I would be backing right off now to be fresh on the day. 

Grey, cold and damp here, which my chest is not keen on either.

Lyrics: no

Sunday 22nd Jan 2017

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 17:16

Having to post from my phone! Annoying! All other sites seem ok on the laptop except RW. And have adblocker.

Damp and cold here.

What: 30 mins

Why: easy day, although it took some time to get moving.

Hope you are over the worst OH.

Sunday 22nd Jan 2017

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 09:32

Thought I had posted earlier from my laptop: when I checked I realised that every time I click on RW it takes me to various random sites. All very strange as it doesn't happen with other sites.

Dibs: wonder if your long run is too high a percentage of your weekly total.

What: about 30 mins later

Why: Sunday is usually an easy day

Lyrics: no

Saturday 21st Jan 2017

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 09:25


Looks pleasant wherever it is, Emz! Enjoy London!

What: 20 minutes easy

Why: legs deserve an easy day. Wednesday and Friday were hard, they tell me.

Lyrics: no

2017 in 2017

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 14:14

Well done today, DR! I think, though, Queen Victoria would have insisted on capitals for Empress and India. You are, however, excused in light of this morning's exertions! 

135k completed, so 1882 to go: following Australia's victory over England in The Oval criket test, The Sporting Times published a satirical obituary stating that English cricket had died, and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia".

Friday 20th Jan 2017

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 14:05

Afternoon! And a beautiful, if slightly chilly, one.

What: 50 minutes

Why: had to take the car to have a puncture repaired so then headed for Woodbank Park. Ollie territory, not that I caught a glimpse of him. Through the park on very muddy paths before turning onto an uneven bridleway, then picking up the last few miles of the Stockport 10, including struggling up the infamous New Zealand Road and a hill of just over a kilometre. A couple of k on the flat to finish. A bit of a struggle today: breathing poor, toughish course, tired. Only 8k covered, which reflects the previous sentence! Enjoyed it though!

Meant to say no to the lyrics earlier.

Your ready made (nearly) Christmas Book list for runners

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 10:03

Bob Glover is already on the list! See top post on page 2, immediately below JOSS!

Currently enjoying Running the Rift, Naomi Benaron: novel with a running theme set in war-torn Rwanda.

Friday 20th Jan 2017

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 09:44


Wabo: suspect LMH's short and easy is both longer and faster than my long run! Enjoy Sunday! I will be shouting on your team tomorrow evening, of course!

Dibs: both LMH and Dustin offer good advice! Make sure you are well hydrated. Slow down! It may be necessary to re-build your long run: 80 minutes next time, 85 the week after, etc, with a cut back week every 4 to 5 weeks.

What: will see what the legs say

Why: they felt tired walking to the shops, but may come alive later. Work cancelled today so plenty of options. Ideally will get 50 minutes in off-road, but if things don't work out I'll do that tomorrow.

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