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Tuesday 29th July 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 09:09

Morning all,
Dibs, sadly it is a matter of practice - been getting up at 4.30-5.30 am for far too long, and thats just to get to work. Only upside is that getting up at 6-7 at the weekend for a long run feels like a lie in!
This time of year its actually a joy to be out, its winter when it sucks.
Birks - nice celeb watching & hope the girls enjoy the athletics. Pleased for young Gemili last night.
what - easy run, plus junior coaching
why - legs a bit weary, gave blood yesterday plus we've a number of coaches away this week (and next)
last rest - 8 days I think
last hard - Sunday
lyric -  no idea

Term time holidays

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 16:16

I wouldn't call 13 days off in a year a strict sickness policy given the average is something like 5 days per worker.
If it was part of the package and you could use it in lieu of holiday then that's a different story

I guess I fall into the goody two shoes brigade though, as aside from 2 weeks off following surgery I don't think I've had 13 days sick in total all the time I've been working.

Term time holidays

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:02

To answer the OP I don't think it has a detrimental impact on a child's education.

I'm not sure taking your kids out and lying about it is a particularly good attitude to teach your kids though, or that school is 'optional'.
Also missing school for birthdays is laughable, and did someone mention Thorpe Park? Frankly that one beggars belief.

Re striking/snow days etc. same logic applies, its hardly a huge impact on the child, although given teachers 'work' in half terms and holidays (allegedly) why not strike then?

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 08:03

Please no more Proclaimers.
It was sh*t when it came out, its still sh*t now

Monday, 28 July 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 07:46

Morning all,
LmH - enjoy the holiday!
What - 6 easy at lunchtime
Why - recovery, plus blood giving tonight
last rest - 7 days
last hard - Sunday
lyric - think so

Sunday 27th July 2014

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:51

what - steady couple of hours after watching the marathon. Great piece of running from Shelley and good to see Marigold given us old boys a new target!
why - getting back on the mile making
last rest - most of the past fortnight
last hard - last 15 minutes this morning!
lyric - think so


Saturday 26th July 2014

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 17:53

Return for me after 2 lovely weeks in Lanzarote.
Phone and blackberry into the apartment safe the day I arrived, only looked at them again unpacking yesterday. Sweet joy! Did check personal e-mail 2 or 3 times via Mrs D's kindle but that's about it. 
200+ work e-mails to wade through (or simply delete) come Monday, but that can wait. Filled my days with lazing by the pool, reading books, cooling down in the pool, lazing by the pool, lazing on the beach, eating good food, drinking beer and wine and lazing by the pool. Too hot to do much else.
Did run everyday bar 2, including a couple of longer ones over lava on the local volcano. 
Back here late Thursday so 7 steady yesterday and just got in from another 5 this afternoon. Plenty of garden work too.
Like Emz its now BBQ (and beer) time!

Hope everyone is well, will try to catch up in the next day or two.

What a Great Summer of sport for the UK!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:46

he is now...

Wednesday 9th July 2014

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 07:45

Welcome Mrs Noel!
Nice win forever
LmH - If that's August I think it is unlikely as I think I'm in Kent (family) for bank holiday w/e
what - 6 easy lunchtime
why - legs mashed: 3x1800s last night with 200 recoveries. Tried to ran each 'flat out' must've worked as its the closest I've come to being sick since a hard track session in the winter.
last rest - 10 days
last hard - yesterday
lyric - on a barren streak at the moment.

I wonder if the Germans were singing "its just like watching Brazil" last night. That change strip has to go though.

Tuesday 8th July 2014

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 13:55

Sorry LmH - missed your question. can't do the ultra thing you mentioned (away) but toying with Salisbury in Mid August. It won't be raced, more a 'see if I can run 40-50k' type thing. As always it depends if there is kids athletics or hockey or swimming...
Beyond that, well its almost cross country season...
Really fancy an ultra but seriously need to up my miles...

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