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Wednesday 26th November 2014

Posted: Today at 12:34


Just come out of teaching a class of 33 nine and ten year olds the recorder...

What: Not sure. Almost certainly short.

Why: woke up a bit shivery and sneezy so an easy day is planned.

LMH: still aiming for 2014, but it will require a big December total. And if I don't get it 2015 in 2015 beckons.

Lyrics: no

Tuesday 25th Nov 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 21:42


What: 6.35k steady except for one k of putting the foot down a little.
Why: planned for slightly further, but towards the end my "good" foot kept giving way, so walked. Not the first time this has happened on the roads recently. Just have to deal with it!

Weather watch: light drizzle...with the odd flake of snow.

Tuesday 25th Nov 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 16:25

Afternoon...or is it evening?

What: 7 or so k later
Why: easier day

Re clothing, I have always trained heavy, i.e. a fair amount of gear, and raced light, i.e. the minimum kit possible. And given my leg history in recent years I make sure they are extra warm...may even be two pairs of bottoms tonight!

Lyrics: I think I do.

Seems to be good news from both OH and Wabo! Long may it continue!

Monday 24th November 2014

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:37

Hello again!

 When will you get feedback re your dad's op, OH?

OH not only wore shorts and two tops, a hat was in evidence too! Meanwhile I had three thermal tops (2 thin, one thick), tights under shorts, hat, gloves. To be fair I was a little too warm two thirds of the way in and considered dropping in at my house to leave the thicker top.

In other news, whilst clearing the bedroom in preparation for the electrician I found a brand new pair of Asics DS Trainers. White. Just right for when it snows.

Monday 24th November 2014

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 14:22

Thanks for the clarification, OH! And I wouldn't be impressed with the ward either. Sounds all too familiar. Hope the procedure goes to plan.

Trying to empty a bedroom in preparation for an electrician: the running was easier!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 12:15


MrV, AD: caution is very much the watchword, particularly with age, as well as fearing injury. I am playing everything very much by listening to my body, especially my legs. If I do run for longer than 90 minutes it will be by gradual steps: 2 hours by Easter, perhaps! At present I am working on a solid base, then it will be to cover more ground in the longer runs whilst remaining within my comfort zone. May start some fartlek as a precursor to speed work in the new year, but only if the body allows and the weather is conducive to running more quickly.

Monday 24th November 2014

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 11:55

Morning! Just!
What: 11k with a forumite or two (plus 1.7 on my own). All largely off road
Why: running with OH (and good to run with Elspeth too)! Hope they both enjoyed the run too. Perfect weather for it, if a little chilly to start: gloves came out for the first time this autumn, although they didn't stay on too long. And I wore bottoms, unlike the other two. Reasonable pace and certainly slightly quicker than I run on my own.

Lyrics: familiar. So no again.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:50

Well done at Delamere, CB.Good luck with following the plan...and I may well see you on the 4th Jan as the Hit the Trail took my fancy too! Has Trafford 10k been advertised yet? Can't find it!

Was thinking of doing a parkrun yesterday but settled instead for 16k/90 mins with just over half off road: longest continuous run for years (last week's 17k had several breaks before and after the parkrun). Surprisingly the legs didn't feel too bad today (not wishing to speak too soon!).

Sunday 23rd November 2014

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:20


Lyrics: nope

What: 5.12k largely off road
Why: recovery run. Legs felt surprisingly good, i.e. not as battered as anticipated after yesterday's long run. Erring on the side of caution (although I may take the opportunity to stretch the legs again later). Quite a pleasant morning for running here too in that it isn't raining: just had a text from my London based runner to say it is pouring there and she won't be running until it stops thank you very much etc.

Saturday 22nd November 2014

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 19:04
Well done Don! How soon will you be able to score for your new team? Do you have to serve a suspension? RFJ: did you in the end?

Gobi: motor heritage centre? I am trying to find a home for my dad's large collection of model post office vehicles: do you think that that would be a suitable location? It extends to several hundred vehicles.

Edit: glad you ache Don! My legs won't be happy in the morning!
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