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Wednesday 7th October 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 22:34

I've been going out with a girl, her name is Little Miss Happy?
Annoyingly I had to Google the lyrics before the D'oh realisation. What a m...

Wifey away, taxi duty for Small One (who isn't small), Bake Off, and er, that's it.

Who would want a job as the Public Realm Inspector (for the) Council (of) Kirklees?
You'd have to just use the initials.
Which reminds me. I once applied for a job as the Assistant Resident Site Engineer. I didn't get it. But I did work for a chap who was a Business Unit Manager. And he was a right one. He though that he was Group Operations Director.

Tuesday 6th October

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 22:49

Decided not to look at Alehouse's photos as I'm going to bed now. The sympathies and the advice have been mentioned.

RFJ is it really 25 years since Gulf War? It's 33.5 years since the Falklands War/Conflict. That as raging when I was in my final year at Uni. I went there to join in with the rebuild just 2 years later.

Dustin - I'm watching you.

Me: managed to get a 6.6 mile trot around the hamster wheel. Quite good for 6.2 miles. Digestion issues for the final bit.

Sunday, 4 th October 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 22:00

Streaking? That's even more illuminating than stalling, but not quite as bad as stalking. 3:33 is a good time in any book, and 3rd F is a great result.

Dustin gets to sit on the naughty step for pushing a race when he should have done what Poppy did and taken a duvet day. You'll need to do a serious recovery plan over the next week matey.

For me: a day out with wifey, and a meet up with an old friend. Home just in time to go to swim training. Job done. Pool ingested. Tempted to have a beer with my tea tonight, but resisted. We had a pleasant accompaniment with dinner last night. Just coming on here and admitting such things is a great motivator. It is the same motivation as I used some years ago to help me get my arse out of the door to go and do my daily training!


IM Wales 2016 --- Who's in?

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 23:12

But there was a big down hill before it, enabling you to carry your excessive speed....into a stone wall on the corner.

Friday 2nd October 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 23:08

Friday finished. Phew.

Oliver, if you aren't in a club yet, then do so. The regular training is competitive, and regular racing is great too. It is the biggest single method for improvement.

And you are in Cross Country Central where you (apparently) live. As Alehouse knows, I'm from Marple. There's no flat bits. Not even the canal.

Roadie vs TT bikes

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 21:48


As far as I can tell, there are a couple of reasons to use a roadie. Firstly, if you are riding in a group, you need great control of your bike. The other reason is that you MAY find that your back prefers a road bike to a TT position. Agreed, one needs to spend time down on the bars, but I'm fairly sure that is most likely and age problem.
That's why I never got old.

1st October 2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 21:29

Lyrics yes.

Knee no. Just continuing to play very safe.

Good luck to all those with crossed fingers.

I'm also trying (very hard) to fall out of the habit of "G&T time". I kept waking up in the middle of the night, then being dog tired during the day. That's an admission. I've got my own battles to fight here.

IM Wales 2016 --- Who's in?

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 20:42

If you want hard, just drive nails through your hands and feet. The 4th one is the most challenging.

If you want to feel appreciated whilst challenging yourself and your commitment to athletic endeavour, then do IMW. The support is better than London Marathon. It's more personal. The whole of Pembrokeshire welcomes you. Tenby loves the Ironman. They appreciate tourist visitors. It marks an end of season party. For your part you have to respect the course. It's tough. I was not aware that Pembrokeshire had any mountains, and true to form, it doesn't. But the rolling hills seem to be never ending.

IM Wales 2016 --- Who's in?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:04

It's OK the bike route was short. I only got 111.5 miles.

Monday 28th September 20115

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:42

Oliver: How that race report seem so familiar! Oh yes, the classic signs of an excess of enthusiasm over ability. Well done on digging out a sub 3:15. I did wonder how bad it was going to be when you did a HM PB!

RFJ: It sounds like you ran a reasonably paced run, you clearly had nothing left to give at the end. Good racing.

LMH: What can I say? That was an impressive VICTORY! Not long ago you were in a desperate and low place. Now look at you. Lap it up. Enjoy the aches.

Training for me? Swimming last night. I'll see if I can get something done today. I didn't go on the bike at all at the weekend, although I did give away my old steed to someone who had been burgled. If they need mobility then fine. If they don't then they can give it away too.

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see for yourself 
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On a hot summer night 
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Friday 2nd January 2015

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Cycle training rollers

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Cycle rollers

Any chance of borrowing a set for a trial? 
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Care to join me? 
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