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Saturday 25th June 2016

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 09:25

Lyrics yes.

Morning. Apologies for not posting this at 01:30 when I got home. I shall explain.
Last night was a 4 hour cycle endurance event, held around the taxiways and runways of our local airport. Start time 8pm, finish time midnight. Yes it's dark.
280 riders make one huge swooshing peloton, and a shed load of stragglers and medium groups.
I lasted with the main peloton for 17 miles, going at 25 mph. Then it was solo time trialling for 15 miles or so at around 22 mph. After that I was able to latch on to groups of riders and keep a more reasonable 20mph average pace going. It did get a bit tough in hour 3, as everything was aching. Bum, quads, neck, back, stomach. In hour 4, now quite dark, I'd hooked up with some of our Group 1 riders who had been spat out of the pack and was able to push on and push up the pace again, finishing strongly.
Total: 81 miles in 4 hours. Bang on target. Glad to get off the bike.Weight loss 4 lbs. Sitting down is not comfortable.

Enjoy your Saturdays!

Sunday 19th June 2016

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 09:05

Lyrics, nope. I got the following in my head:
"I was running down the road trying to loosen my load"

Emzap: What a great idea for a relay race, and clearly some challenging terrain. 6:18 over that ground is good going. It's hard to keep a pace on when you think that you might be going the wrong way.

Saturday 18th June 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 08:24

Lyrics, och aye.

Yesterday's lyrics: classic.
I was driving home yesterday and the request show on Radio 2 was packed full of great head banging anthems. Alice Cooper, Status Quo. I was right in my demographic.

Saturday used to be long run day. Now it's bike day. It looks lovely for it: nil wind, nil sun, nil rain. In fact, nil weather. We'll probably do about 60 miles.

LMH: Good Food Show is a heck of an endurance event. Driving or drinking? BIG Question. Indigestion guaranteed. Sequence: chocolate, chilli, garlic, oysters, chocolate, cheese, ham, chutney, chocolate, chorizo, chocolate, Wine, beer, wine, beer, wine, beer. Have you got tickets for the demonstrations?

Emzap: welcome back to a Great British Summer. Even the strawberries are struggling. Actually, I don't think that the mud will be that deep boot sucking winter variety, but the ground could be slippery, especially on chalk.

HOW much?!!!

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:24

As Peter says.

Friday 17th June 2016

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:19

The old body seems to be creaking a little over the past couple of days.
So it was a choice to go for a swim. 54:30 for 2500m at the pool, motivated by having Mr wild stroke with hand paddles in the same lane.

Dibs, I understand how long shift work can upset your planning. Possibly you are being more honest than a lot of others who think they eat well but haven't analysed it.

 

Thursday 16th June 2016

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 23:24

Eating with a purpose. I like that idea. Are you lacking in body mass or something Dibs? If so I can lend you a few spare pounds. It does sound like typical medic panic eating though. I try and have a policy of living to eat rather than eating to live. My challenge is avoiding excess, rather than needing to pack it in.

Do we need to resurrect the kitchen thread? One about food, rather than general chatter and bedroom antics. No, silly me. It's called Facebook.

Chicken with pasta or real noodles sounds good. Dehydrated sounds very bad.
I'm afraid that we had box dinner tonight. Salmon en croute, with buttered cabbage and minted Jersey Royal new potatoes. Some fresh pineapple after. And a great slab of cake as made by daughter. Why not, eh? Actually, I've just realised, we all had the same meal at the same time.

 

Thursday 16th June 2016

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:45

Quiet in here.

WFH day and rather hoped to get more done than I actually achieved. It's always the way.

Peed it down mid afternoon when I wanted to go for a run, so squeezed one in just as the wife arrived home, thus avoiding that awkward delay.
5.6 miles achieved, in the annoying new trainers.
However, it was a lovely bouncy run at 8m/m exactly. And dry. Rejoice.

Pirate

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 00:11

So, Mallowpuff thought that the initiation ceremony was something to do with Sleeping on a Couch?

Tuesday 14th June 2016

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 23:41

Lyrics familiar, but no earworm yet. Will kick self.

LMH, that's a good pace for a mountain climb.
I managed a general plod recovery run of around 6 miles. Got tooted at and waved at by a couple in a car: didn't recognise them. I'm guessing club coach and "not Mrs" coach.

Shoes were almost dry when I went out. They're wetter now.

Monday 13th June 2016

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 22:18

Lyrics are very appropriate. The Sunday 4am start has a negative effect on the ability to survive Mondays. Don't know the song though!
Legs quite DOMS affected. No significant damage to me, and none at all to bike or kit. My little cross country excursion was all low speed and melodramatic, spectacular and most definitely humorous. As you can imagine, I've had lots of sympathy from my family.

Interesting reading today! Wabo delivers the performance of note. Consistent consistency. That's the way.

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