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Sunday 1st March 2016

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 18:14

2nd W30 (out of 8).  Happy with that.

Sunday 1st March 2016

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 14:38

Oh, and as it's the 1st of May I can eat cake 1 month no added sugar completed!

Sunday 1st March 2016

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 14:35


What: 5.12 km race
Why: it's what the race distance was
Last hard: the hill (breathing at the top)
Lyrics: yes

Took your advice and went flat out, but steady.  

Started off with a lap around the sports field, it felt really good.  Then we exited the sports field and the uphill started. It was gentle and deceiving, as it didn't look uphill, but definitely felt it in the legs.  1st km was pretty easy and I felt like I was keeping a good pace, though breathing was a bit hard.  2nd km was a similar gradient.  I got overtaken by a small group of people just before the end of km 2, but felt ok.  Then at the 2 km point the hill steepened for 500m, and was a really struggle not to walk here.  Got to the top (confirmed it was the top with the marshall), walked a few steps to take a puff of inhaler and started jogging slowly again.  The path started winding downhill, so gave me a chance to catch my breath.  Out of the forest, the path started suddenly uphill a bit (cruel) but it wasn't too long.  Then downhill all the way to the finish, with a strong headwind.  Overtook one man in the final 500m (accompanied by a "your only overtaking me because my leg hurts...men...).  Finished in around 27 min.  Very happy as aim was under 30.

Splits: 5:21, 5:44, 6:06, 5:05, 4:18, 00:32

WP I love this song, very apt for LMH

LMH have a good holiday

Chick doesn't sound fun

Dibs well done

Have a good Sunday all 

Saturday 30th April 2016

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 15:36


What: a gorgeous afternoon of gardening
Why: it needs doing and was really enjoyable
Last hard: defeating the weeds
Lyrics: nope

LMH enjoy Greece

Ale sounds like a nice parkrun

WP how's the toe doing?

Doing a very hilly 5 km race tomorrow, not sure what time to expect or what pace to start out at...

Have a great Saturday all.

Friday 29th April 2016

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 19:45
SSR = Saxon shore relay

Chick ich drucke die Daume

Ollie have you finished that report yet...?

Friday 29th April 2016

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 17:01


What: 15 chilly km this morning
Why: SSR training
Last hard: core work on Tuesday
Lyrics: nope

Hoping this weather improves soon, though I'm enjoying the ability to breathe

Have a great day all

Tuesday 26th April 2016

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 16:44

Oh Chick how horrible, sorry to hear it

Dustin good effort!

What: will do core and legs once OH home
Why: it's thundering, snowing, hailing, sleeting sunny depending on what 5 minute period you look out the window and I'm not tempted to run in it today!
Last hard: my 500 m efforts yesterday
Lyrics: nope

have a good one all

Monday 25th April 2016

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 17:10

Quick pop in to see how yesterday went for LMH...Wowzers you are amazing! Plus 2nd old woman, why are you hanging out with us amateurs :P

RFJ good work too, well battled

Poppy hope the toe improves, and your foot Chick (did your friend make the world record?)

Snow here yesterday and this morning :S

Was in Berlin at the weekend where I managed 7.35 km around the city centre with no breathing problems, followed by 5 km with 3x500m today.  The cold weather is good to keep the hay fever away

Have a good evening all, must run

Wednesday 20th April

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 20:05
What: doctor for hay fever (at last) followed by test 4.2 km followed by gardening then 9 km
Why: apparently I have seasonal asthma so had to test meds were working before going out properly
Last hard: work and hay fever
Lyrics: nope

Sorry to hear about Jodie, but didn't realise she was pregnant again
Lhm/dibs don't go too crazy!
Ale are you injured?
Have I missed Oliver's report?
Have any of you done the Saxon shore relay?

Have a good evening all

Sunday 17th April 2016

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 13:46

Afternoon all

Oh Chick, sorry to hear that but glad you had the sensible hat on.  Hopefully it can be sorted soon.
Dibs you are falling apart!
WP Where did you run?

What: 2 hours in the garden this morning, will go for a walk this afternoon
Why: weeding to do, running is still tricky, but want to get out
Last hard: not forever!
Lyrics: yes I love this song

Good news is, today I can almost breathe through my nose  Think the spray the chemist gave me may be starting to take effect  Let's see what the next week brings, and if necessary will rethink that visit to the doctor.

Have a good Sunday all

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