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Saturday 4th July 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 14:30

Warm and humid first thing, but cloudy and a bit breezy. As the morning has progressed the sun has come out more and humidity decreased.
Bike ride with Group 1. Plank turned up. This meant that the average intelligence was reduced and the ride would be harder. The plan was for something even more challenging than last week, and boy we weren't disappointed. The out lap was all into wind, and the return leg was all up and down the steepest hills along the Cotswold Edge. That was all fine, except that once we were approaching home turf, (Slad Valley) Plank starts to lay down a pace up the long grinding incline. On and on it went, and I just fell out the back of the group. Eventually the group leader dropped back for me and we hammered along trying to catch back up. I knew that this was going to be on the limits of my endurance, and so it proved.
57 miles done. Many of them savage.

Run? I can barely walk. I need a real ice cream.

Friday 3rd July 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 18:05

Well, I got yesterday's lyrics, but not today's.
I also have to admit that the mojo appears to have slipped. After a lovely (stolen) swim day I just haven't been enthused. I know that there's a consistent consistency requirement for a decent performance delivery, but the CBA demon is currently winning. It's the same with my home work: a stack of paperwork backlog has just grown so much that I don't really know where to start.
I know that gin isn't the answer, but it does seem mighty appealing.

oh bugger, another fat newbie.....

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 22:54

Hey! SLAW you're predicting what I was about to say.

............

But back to the point made earlier on this page; one aim was to try and be a motivational support group. The advice and support varies from "stop eating cheese", to "pull out your finger", and finally "get on your bike". There's also a bit of "you can find time if you really want to do so". There's also been a shed load of "stop spending money and start doing exercise".

For the avoidance of doubt, I don't want anyone saying something like "ooh, it's a bit warm". Great, you sweat more.

Familiar friendly competion - 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 22:41

Run Monday and Tuesday, OW swim today (skins). Amazingly top of the list!

July Andrews

Blisters (135) (80) (215) (145) (198) (208) 11.2 
Goldstone (IM Wales) - (147.1) (156.7) (195.7) (155) (205.1) (237.4) 8

Terry and Junes

Cheggers - (450) (259) (497) (487) (556) 533 
Proven Robbie - (179.5) (222) (279) (275) (354) 314 
Booo (Outlaw) - (123.5) (108.5) (115) (215) (219.5) 223.5 
WildWill - (111.5) (57.2) (159) (254) (237) 220.6
Posh Twat - (191) (144) (223) (197.5) (221) 219.5 
Trogs - (164.5)(125.1)(191.9)(182.5)(213) 177.7 
Alex_h - (80) (90) (93) (153) (155) 174.3 
BluePeter - (230) (249) (307) (309) (225) 166 
Maths - (177) (107) (156 ) (192) (175) 132 
Bobs Your Father (IM Austria) - (105) (48) (69) (158) (272) 124 
Cake - (78) (17) (72) (79) (104) 120 
Nursey - (82) (105) (154) (144) (174) 68 
Long John Silver (89.5) (73.5) (58) (89) (70) 58.5
Ironwolf - (98.5) (84) (115) (94) (97) 57.5 
In The Blue - (31.5) (31) (22) (30.5) (51.4) 53 
Southern Snail - (138) (123.5) (69.5) (70) (110) 40 
BamBamTri - (110) (90) (116) (94) (20) 18 
Wannabe Iron Alex - (0) (0) (0) (0) (38) 4 
Alibear30 - (51) (85)(136) (156) (131) 3

May Day Morris Dancers

SaintB (IM Wales) - (215.4) (134.1) (158.15) (65.85) 300.83 
Smiff Too - (52.7) (38.9) (75) (53.6) 17.8

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 17:29

Swim: 3.2km open water. No wetsuit. Water temp 22 in patches, but noticeably chillier in other places. 1:29:00 Quite pleased with that, although I did get overtaken by everybody who was still in a wetsuit.

Figures for June:
Run: 90.5 miles
Swim 10.5 miles
Bike: 179 miles
Rollers: 2 hours

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 07:50

Run? Planned swim for me today.
23 overnight outside, but the bedroom temp was 26 despite windows being open.
Tons of stuff to get done, but a bonus cancelled meeting increases the available time. The only question is how best to waste it?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 23:05

Evening. It's cooling off now, and I have just enjoyed a really pleasant run.

6.5 miles around the usual rat run (that'll be about 10,000 miles clocked I suppose) but tonight it was quite simply IN THE ZONE. Pace 7:45 m/m and a tickover HR ave 132. Compared with yesterday it's like I was someone else!

See you all tomorrow. Sleep well. (I didn't last night)

Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:30

I bet I get told off now for contemplating going training AFTER I've had a meal. Must see if I can squeeze one out first. If I'm unlucky all I'll do is progress the daisy chain through the system and make a problem more likely.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:22

LMH, that sounds like real hope to me.

Nipping into the bushes

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 13:21

Booo

You need to learn the art of the handful of long grass, folded in half. It does quite a decent job, and there's no nasty paper left behind.

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