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Friday, 9 October 2015

Posted: Today at 13:50

Ale is right , it is stunning out there.
Should have known really, beautiful clear and star filled sky coming in this morning (hence it being a bit 'fresher') and just back from an easy 5 around the island.

Still, calm, sunny and warm. Think work this afternoon will be minimal...

Friday, 9 October 2015

Posted: Today at 07:47

Morning all,
nice work OL
Enjoy the weekend RFJ
LmH - AF secretly enjoys it...
lyric - nope and I was wrong yesterday, although I'm glad: if I know the words to anything by Bryan Adams I'd have to shoot myself. On the upside the Smiths are nominated for a place in the hall of fame.
what - gentle jogging
why - probably a cross country double this weekend: Hampshire league tomorrow, perish the thought that I might be needed to score for the vets. Sunday is the all inclusive Sunday series, our club hosts the first race of the season. I'll run round as well as the legs will allow.
last rest - Saturday, although I only did a warm up jog  and some sprints with the Under 11s yesterday.
last hard - Sunday

Thursday 8th October 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:50

Might do the GSR again one day, should do really - it's less than an hour away. Ran my first sub-70 then, taking minutes off my PB. More years ago than I care to remember. The girls have since done the Bupa junior races there several times.
I'm sure I saw Jilted John in his comedy guise at Glastonbury or Reading before. Could be mistaken though. Still know all the words to that song though.

what - under 11 coaching  so light running
why - routine
last rest - saturday
last hard - Sunday

Lyric - I think so

Oh and good to see the allocation of club places is reduced for VLM in 2016 due to a spike in the numbers of GFA places. Our club used to get 3 , let's hope that stays the same.

Wednesday 7th October 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:29

Ron's plan is, in basic terms, stupid. A mile on crutches after surgery, begs the question, why? I'd not think a coach in the world would support that idea.
what - easy run later
why - I can feel Blisters' gaze
last rest - Saturday
last hard - Sunday
Did club it last night, 3x1 mile with 300m recovery. No more than 'moderate tempo' pace for me. Enough to turn the legs, not enough to hurt.
Appetite back, stomach back to normal. Donut shop profits up.
Lyric - yep, now I'm showing my age too....

Tuesday 6th October

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 09:19

Morning all,
Ouch Ale, It looks very much as is if you have picked up the clumsy baton from RFJ - to whom I wish a happy 25th anniversary - and you can have my place on the naughty step if you think running after that fall is sensible.
LmH - I only run so I can eat cake...
what - club night, I will be taking it easy
why - first Hampshire xc this weekend
last rest - Saturday
last hard - Sunday
lyric - nope

Monday 5th October 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 16:44

Must say LmH when I did the welsh ultra I drank loads of flat coke on the way round, seemed far more palatable than water at the time. I don't do those gel things.

Managed to get off the naughty step while Blisters back was turned and managed a 35 minute bimble around docklands. Legs heavy but glad to get out.
Still haven't got the full appetite back yet though, the vending machine hasn't seen me today, nor has the donut shop nor the cake counter at Waitrose....that is indeed unusual.

Monday 5th October 2015

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 07:59

Morning all,
I agree , in work and it's still dark.
LmH - I had two cans of coke after the race yesterday, not ideal as I don't normally drink that stuff, also managed to keep my tea in/down and drank loads of water so feeling much better today.
Yes of course the sensible thing would have been to pull out, but this is our local race (club had 60+ runners), lets just say I'll put it down to stupidity..
Follwing Blisters' advice I won't be doing the planned 15 miler today
what - a few very easy miles (if anything)
why - being semi-sensible
last rest - Saturday
last hard - Sunday

Have a great day

Sunday, 4 th October 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:08

Well maybe I shouldn't have run after all...
The best that can be said is that an undulating half has been chalked off, or rather 'toughed out'.
Had a dodgy stomach all day yesterday so haven't eaten since Saturday breakfast, but tried to keep fluid levels up. Woke up feeling marginally better so thought I'd give it a go. 
Pointless putting up splits because there is a mile long downhill a mile and a half uphill and lots of uppy downy bits as well, but aimed for sub 1h45 given how I had been feeling (my course best is 1h33). Got to 10 in about 78 and just had to focus on one foot in front of the other. Crossed the line in about 1:43:15 less a bit for the chip. 
I can honestly say I have never felt worse after a race, I seriously thought I'd pass out. So carried on the fluid intakes, and don't suppose I'll do much this afternoon.
Sorry for the self indulgent post but I guess on days like today the mental side of racing kicks in....

Well done chicksta that's a super time, and WP sensible decision....

Saturday 3rd October 2015

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 22:24

evening all
well the VLM ballot brought no surprises, another rejection to add to the swathes of others. Passed the stage of caring now: enter each year and I just see it as a bonus if I get in.
what - nothing today. 8 miles yesterday. Drove up to Leeds yesterday afternoon for a visit to the Uni. A 3h45 drive ended up being closer to 6 - thanks M1, and a sum total of no people working at the incessant road works.
Drove past a park run on the way to college this morning - Headingley - actually looked quite a nice course. Uni was good, think it goes into the top 3 (with Bath & Loughborough). 
Drive home uneventful until the M4 which was closed on the only stretch we need, so the 3h45 drive became a 4h45 one. And still no workmen on the M1.
Struggled with bad stomach all day so tomorrow's half M will be interesting!
Not sure about the lyric, but kicking myself over the Shed 7 one. I remember "money" by the flying lizards, back in the day....

Oh and I knew there was a reason I don't follow rugby....

1st October 2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 12:03

hello all,
Oh yes, rejection eagerly anticipated, my 20th application over the past 22 years, will I add to my 3 ballot successes? Good news is next year I get an extra 5 minutes for a GFA which I realy should have by now.
Don - well done for joining the admin team!
Ale - sounds bizarre, but did someone say abolish park run....?!?!?
Emz/Chick - ahh that could be me. I tend to go to work unless moving away from a bathroom becomes a hazard. The sooner I spread my cold germs the quicker I get better
Can't remember who asked but half on Sunday is my local (Basingstoke) know the route back to front, bit hilly but have no target. Just plan to enjoy it.
what - nothing
why- busy at work, out tonight with friends (beer + curry + last train home no doubt)
last rest - today
last hard - last week
lyric - yes

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