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Friday 12th Feb 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 15:00

Ran another new route (with hills) and through a park.
Island Gardens, Greenwich foot tunnel, University of Greenwich, Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park up to the hill to the Royal Observatory and the James Wolfe statue & back again. ~6.5 miles and ~54 minutes
Goals/achievements to follow...

Friday 12th Feb 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 10:07

ohh bingo!
I can tick off the bottom row, and the left hand column this week!
what - easy run
why - Last Hampshire XC tomorrow
last rest - Saturday
last hard - Tuesday
lyric - nope
hour in the end yesterday, run to / from station to coaching as no car.
Slight niggle on the top of my foot today, possibly from trail shoes on roads?


Thursday 11th February 2016

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 09:49

Dibs - sorry to hear about the loss of your partners gf
I'll agree that some longer runs need to be at easy pace, but - and it depends on goal distances - you need some fast past training. Sadly I've found one , at best 2, fast sessions a week leave me tired.

what - easy running plus U11 coaching
Also promoting the club at a local company's "well being" day from 12-2
why - It's what I do
last rest - Saturday
last hard - Tuesday

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 15:24

Retirement - I'll still do something when I stop full time working, but almost certainly on a part-time voluntary basis.
Beginning to get weary of these 12-15 hour days (including travel), 5 days a week. Leaves too little time for everything else.
WP - all three cakes?!?
LmH - think I said on Sunday, but we were out Friday night as a family and had a big party Saturday.
wabo - carp news about the car

5 miles easy around the isle of dogs done. Nice out there today.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 08:29

Don - you're never to old to learn new tricks!
feeling envious of those with enough time on their hands for getting some decent mileage in, still I'm one more day closer to retiring...
speaking of which, I'm now a father to an adult as my first born is no longer my legal responsibility. Family night out? nah, "can you drop me in Reading - I'm going clubbing with the hockey girls"
what - 5-6 easy miles at lunchtime
why - fitting it in, plus 5x800s + 3x300s last night (on grass) has left me with tired legs. Didn't help that the last 100m of the loop last night was through thick mud. A few miles either side made it around about 8 altogether.
last rest - Saturday
last hard - that would be yesterday


Tuesday 9th February 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 09:15

oooh, I'll try to pop over this Sunday Hilly, (probably at the 4 & 8 mile pinch point)
Not actually running it this year, but hope to be supporting (youngest daughter works 10-12 so will aim to catch the first hour of the race)

Tuesday 9th February 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 08:00

Morning all, 
Good mileage yesterday OH , Don , OL and decent training everywhere else.
LmH - enjoy the cake (and yes, club committee)
OH - almost daylight when I get to work...maybe a week or two, but if I get away early it is now just about daylight as I head off home, so we're getting there.

what - club night
why - Tuesday
last rest - Saturday
last hard - Sunday

5 miles yesterday lunchtime around the isle of dogs. Blowing a gale, torrential rain and choppy waves on the river. Loved it. Into the wind I was going nowhere, with the wind I was flying!


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:20

For now, if you're only doing 3 runs a week you can do 2 on your 3 day weekend.
That means you have to fit one in on your 4 work days.
Block book lunchtimes, you only need to get out on one of them. I know the feeling of meetings being arranged, but you are entitled to lunch breaks. I've found that a quick e-mail to HR confirming working practice around lunch with your manager cc'd tends to do the trick. 
Failing that, on one of the 4 days you need to run when you get in. Just go straight in and straight out, you'll be back in by 9.
I leave the house between 5:00-5:30 5 days a week and don't normally get home until 6:30-7:00 so I know it's sometimes difficult, but you'll feel better for doing it.

Monday 8th February 2016

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:03

Had the wet and wild winds last night, somewhat becalmed this morning..
what - easy run
why - legs jaded plus committee meeting tonight
last rest - saturday
last hard - yesterday
lyric - nope

Sunday 7th Jan 2016

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 15:20

Back again...
Sensible decision Hilly
17.6m done in 2h25, gloriously sunny out there.

My eldest turns 18 this week so were out on Friday (tapas) with my brother & sister in law (her godparents). Last night was the party at a friends Bar/Restaurant. Around 160 17-22 year olds and about 10 adults...no fights, no obvious drug taking, no damage and only a handful of alcohol related casualties (all safely accounted for now)
Safely tucked up in bed by 2:30am hence the need to get out today!
Didn't run yesterday but did have a decent day out with my brother & his wife. LmH - you are remarkably close with the "may be gone some time" quote as we dropped into a Captain Oates exhibition. Also had time for the first cream tea of the summer...

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