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Wednesday 17th Sept 2014

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 16:15

Hello everyone, and hoppy bathday to young Dustin.

If I say on this forum that I'm going for a run, that acts as a guilty persuasive prod. Therefore I'd better be careful what I say.

Today I had a flying revalidation (aka Test). Just think about that programme on telly: Worst Place to be a Pilot. The greyness first thing was particularly grey. If you can see through it, you can fly through it. Anyway, that's now passed, and I'm signed off for a couple more years. I enjoyed this one more than previous years. I might just sign up for Papua New Guinea yet.

Tuesday 16th Sept 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 23:56

After yesterday's blast around the hamster route, I found that I had the urge to go for a splash today.

Coach had told us to have faith in our abilities. So I got in the fast lane and kept pushing on. There were other people in lane and that meant putting in some extra effort to get out of the way, then trying to tail once they had passed.
64 lengths in 33 minutes .WHAT? Even a 2 length mis-count left me with a massive PB.
80 lengths in 42 minutes. ????
Blimey. Where did that all come from? I'm normally at 40 and 50 minutes.
But Oh Boy, did my hands and forearms ache afterwards!

Monday 15th Sept 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 23:20

Evening all

I got yesterday's lyrics. Today's are nagging.
Swim training yesterday was billed as being quite hard, but I clearly push on during those sessions anyway, so felt OK.

This evening I got a run: just the 6.6 regular. Feeling like I'm a couple of pounds heavy was my reason for getting a bit of a wiggle on, that and the self imposed stress of starting out a bit late. Mile splits were surprisingly brisk, but the lactic built up once I started the ascent half of the route.
7:30, 6:56, 7:00, 7:16, 7:22, 7:26, (+7:03 pace). Well chuffed. Must be a seasons best for the training route. If I actually trained properly I might get somewhere.

Saturday 13tg

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 21:51

I didn't run, bike or swim today.

I did fly though.

Friday 12th Sept 2014

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 00:18

Oh dear. Not even worth writing in the book of bad jokes.

Friday 12th Sept 2014

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 18:24

Posters? None that I can recall, not until I went to Uni.

As a teen I made Airfix model aircraft. Then I had to do something with them, so I hung them from my ceiling. It was like the Battle of Britain in our house, especially when they needed dusting.
The biggest hanging model was a Lancaster. I also did a C130 Herc, and even a larger scale Spitfire with an electric motor hidden away.
The prize project for detail was the Cutty Sark. "AHA" you say, that doesn't fly! Unfortunately, a stray curtain, a waft of breeze and my prize and joy flew down the entire stair case. Destroyed.

Anyway. No exercise today, I took the plane out for a practice. I've got a re-test next week.

Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 22:45

Schmunky, are you still going to Lake 32? The water's a balmy 18 degrees, apparently.

Thursday 11th September 2014

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:34

This is clearly lyrics related. Hopefully you can see my ECG trace conducted today.

(hmm, you can't. I've got it as an scanned image in Word and PDF, but they only accept JPEG)

Aviation Medical passed. The ECG has a nice healthy trace on it, but there's an error message. Apparently my resting heart rate of 49 caused the machine to panic. The Doctor asked me to think of something stressful so that the could take another reading. This time my resting heart rate came out at 46.
It's taken over 14 years of training to achieve that.
Blood pressure 110/78.

I've spent almost 6 hours driving today. A run would be lovely, but I think that bed would be advantageous.


Wednesday 10th

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 22:15

Rocky: I fully understand. I presume from you report that you failed to drown. Keep trying.

Today, the Tour of Britain used the roads that I regularly cycle along. That made the whole stage much more interesting. Those of us in the know will also understand WHY various riders got punctures around Stroud. The potholes are evil.

Tonight: An early finish meant that I got a run. It's not very often these days. BUT, a most enjoyable 8.4 rolling miles tabbed out at 7:50m/m if Garmin is to be believed. I didn't think I was moving at that pace. Clearly the engine isn't in too bad a shape. I doubt the fuel tank's big enough though, and the top gear's absent.

ToB stage 3

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 00:00

The ToB is passing within a mile of my house. I'll be at work, in a different County. At least they have re-surfaced some of the dreadful roads in Stroud.

Watch out for the potential crash point at Birdlip by The Royal George, which will offer the potential for a mid race breakaway. It's followed fairly quickly by the fast descent of my favourite road in the area through Buckholt woods. Fast, sweeping and just totally FUN.
Oh, yes, there's another nasty little corner in Slad that's nearly had me killed before now. That's not long after, and is mid way through a big descent, although they forgot to do that road surface.

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