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Monday 24th August 2015

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 11:49


What: nothing today, though did manage 26 km after work on Friday, 9km walking round shops on Saturday and 2.5 hours gardening yesterday
Why: I have book club and therefore no time
Last hardhopping, I'm not a good shopper
Lyrics: nope

Have a good day everyone.

Thursday 20th August 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 08:35


What: gardening (8km easy done yesterday)
why: it's a mess!
Last hard: looking at garden
Lyrics: yes

Have a good one all.

2015 in 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 08:46

942 km done, 1072 to go.  

1072 the Normans conquer Palemo in Sicily.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 08:42


What: not sure yet
Why: OH is back today after 10 days away in Hawaii at a conference
Last hard; 12 km progressive run on Sunday
Lyrics: nope

Been AWOL for the past few days due to visit from my Dad  Had a great time.  

Need to read back, OH sounds like your race went well.

Thursday 13th August 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 16:45
Another 10 km fine bringing me to 88 km for the week. No wonder those last few felt tough. New shoes bought as well.
35??C out there. Feel like I need to drink a lake full of water to rehydrate!

Thursday 13th August 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 10:52

Chick comment re OH made me laugh!  By the way what are you training for at the mo?

Wabo well done!  Sounds like you had fun too

LMH I'm thinking Frankfurt...places still left, Oct 25th...anyone got any experience here?

Thursday 13th August 2015

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 08:31


What: 15 km done.  Watched the sunrise from the top of a hill, it was beautiful.  Later another 10km planned with a friend
Why: I think I'm marathon training, but shhhh don't tell my body that
Last hard: the weekend
Lyrics: nope

Don sounds like a lovely camping trip.
LMH you are amazing (I think I need to add this as a stock sentence to my phone!)

OH any news on your Dad?

Have a good day all.

Wednesday 12th August 2015

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 12:14

Yesterday's lyrics: Tonight's the night - Black Eyed Peas

So last night I managed 1.25 hours of gardening followed by 5 easy km.

What: more gardening followed by 9 easy km
Why: the garden is a disaster.  There are weeds everywhere.  Plus it's running club night.
Last hard: walking into the garden and seeing how many weeds had grown.
Lyrics: nope

LMH wow 32 miles!  I think 32km is a lot!
Ale sounds like a fun session.  
Wabo you can do it!
Yes I was thinking about the missing forumites too...

Have a good one all.

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 05:39


Lyrics: Tonight’s the night night
Let’s live it up

Sorry, one last day to report.

Panorama lauf day 3 - Grenze Lauf (border run)
After a very good night's sleep in the sports hall, we woke up to much cooler weather (read 28C). My legs were stiff, bit not too site considering what I had put them through the day before.
We lined up for the start, and we were off. The first 2 km or so we're down hill so I was overtaking loads of people. My legs really loosened up over this section and I felt I could actually run a decent time. I wanted to do it in under 2 hours (I thought it was 16.4 km) so I was asking for an average of 7:30. Every km I was registering how much time I saved, and how much time I could lose on the hills that were to come. The first of 3 water points came at 2.5 km. I decided to take a sip of water, even though I didn't yet need it, just in case I regretted it later.
So at around km 3 we were separated from the 10 km runners and ran an extra 6 km out and back along a beautiful first path. However, I then noticed that the signs along the path were no longer in German, but in Czech (hence border run).   We ran back along the first path and rejoined the 10 km running route.
We then started to go up hill, and back into Germany. I pushed on and ran the whole way up. At km 11 came the next water point. By this point, I was glad I'd taken my sip of water at km 2. The route then went round a sharp bend and up a short sharp section of grass/mud. Here my friend overtook me.
We then came to a hill that looked like it would never end. I stuck to my walk 100 run 100 paces, and managed to mostly keep up with people. I looked at my watch at the top, and it had been 1 km long and I'd been going 8:30, was still 17 mins ahead of my 2 hour target. . Then came a short section of downhill, where I gained some ground on my friend. The final water point came at km 13. There was a sign here that said 14 km, and at this point, I realised that something was up with the distance. We later found out that there was a last minute route change, so the route had been shortened to 15 km rather than 16 km. One last uphill, then a 1.5 km long downhill, where I overtook lots more people. With a finish time of 1:28 for 15 km, I was incredibly happy considering the 30km the day before.

Chick, yes in fact the 30 km started from Bad Schandau. It's a nice town, though Königstein is more impressive.
OH I hope your Dad is ok.

Think I may try a short run this evening, but gardening must take preference. I haven't been down for almost 2 weeks. I'm dreading what it's going to look like...
Have a good day all.

Monday 10th August 2015

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 15:31

I finished in 3:47 ish, which isn't fast, but I was very pleased with the time considering the steps, the hills, the heat and the uneven terrain. After being around 10th last, I finished with over 30 people behind me. I also felt the best I've ever felt after such a tough run. After a shower, I had a very painful sports massage and went to bathe in the outdoor swimming pool (read pond). Then a plate of pasta and a walk around the town.

After a short nap, I ate a kebab (meat on a stick kind, not Döner kind) and some bread. That and the pasta pretty much exhausted the dinner options...

Then came the dance party...it was a man playing the guitar very badly, and definitely not playing dance music! We opted for an early night in preparation for the 16km on Sunday.

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