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Bank holiday Surrey bike bimble

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 23:04

Shame, but there'll (hopefully) always be another time

Bank holiday Surrey bike bimble

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 16:54

So, all a bit last minute and low key.  Dustboy has gallantly volunteered to lead out a 35-ish mile flat-ish circuit on Sunday morning.  Meet up at car park in Woodend Road GU16 6QP.

Post ride feed at the Deepcut Cafe.

Attending to date: Dusters, myself and Kanga,

Transition to forefoot strike

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 15:21

Running flats are a good choice if you want to practice forefoot striking.  There's lots of information out there, try googling 'Pose running technique', 'Chi running' or Gordon Pirie forefoot.  Change in technique will hammer/stretch the calves at first so don't try to go too far or too long too soon.


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:54

It's going to be a belting highlights show tonight...

now if only some of the magic would rub off on the cricketers.

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 10:23

I'll have just plain raspberries please.  Or perhaps some strawberries with freshly milled black pepper.


Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:49

 The rugby 7s overall have been fab.  Lots of new names (and teams) and some very unexpected results.   

Another try

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 12:31

Welcome Paul,

tricky problem.  I think for now you need to put your previous running PBs into a shoebox and forget about them.  Have a google for C25K to help you structure your re-introduction to running.  

Focus on something other than time, be it potential weight loss, just the feeling of being able to run pain free (I hope you have the sciatica under control) or just the enjoyment of being out in the great outdoors.  Try stuff you haven't before- if you were a dedicated track/road runner then what about some cross country, fell running or orienteering.  Try to incorporate exercise into your regular routine so the hump of 'getting out the door' is reduced.  I've got my running kit with me today and I'll run to the 'next station down from my regular one' so I get a running fix at the same time as the commute home.  

If you've got a parkrun local to you, you might find the social side of it rewarding, but if you prefer your own company that's also fine.  

As you say, you need to start somewhere, so how about today?

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 10:43

The BBC seem to get better at offering more video streams with each new Limpet games, but trying to find stuff on IPlayer is a bit of a faff.

Cycling co-commentator on the women's road race was a bit tooth-pully in terms of stating the bleedin' obvious, but to be fair the video feed was a bit all over the place and the advertised gaps towards the end were off.

Seren, sounds like a nice break.  My Belgian colleague (back in the day) tried to explain to me the logic behind a 3 week summer holiday being an absolute minimum.  My boss back then I think had over 50 days holiday per year (plus bank hols).

The Psychiatric Wing

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 09:03

Morning team,

looks like slightly less scorchio than yesterday.

Iplayer recommendation for Mrs F:




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