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Posted: 26/07/2015 at 16:53

Great going Speedy - fab to see you in medal form at the end of a tough few days. As for Borneo, it met the key criteria for a Lorenzo family holiday; somewhere intersting, exciting and with a good mix of culture, food and outdoor activities. All sorted ourselves thanks to the benefits of Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, t'internet and email. Hopefully we'll be able to spot some proboscis monkeys tomorrow. 

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Posted: 26/07/2015 at 12:29

Impressively late finish there TH3 - if you leave it any later you'll only just get back before Gul is heading out!

Badbark - I'm knackered just reading that schedule. What's the top target for you over the next few months?

BI - sounds chilly.

I've got the opposite situation at the mo. Arrived in Borneo this afternoon after a few days in Kuala Lumpur and headed out for a run with younger Lorenzito. 30 degrees and close to 100% humidity so we were both sweating like proverbial after a couple of miles easy run.

Suspect that I won't be getting much running in this holiday but I have promised myself I'll do some decent core work in an air conditioned bedroom.

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Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:28

MsE - you're packing in the miles and at decent speed as well. Which plan are you following at the mo?

Intervals for me this morning - 1600/1200/800/400/200 cutdown with 1 minute recoveries. Aiming to sneak a decent run in tomorrow before I have to start packing!!

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Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:58

OO - I wouldn't worry too much. I'm sure it's just done to the Carmen Miranda connection. Main question for me is why you're having to to hold Minni upright for the photo!

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Posted: 19/07/2015 at 22:16

G-Dawg - MrsL and I went to Berlin a couple of years ago. High points (from a historical interest perspective) were the Holocaust Museum and the old Stasi HQ. We couldn't get into the Reichstag as you needed to book in advance (I think) so if you're also interested in that it might be worth a quick look on the Interweb. Good soon out on the bike BTW.

Jools would be impressed as we also took in a concert by the Berlin Philharmonic which was pretty amazing.

Great running (and pics) from the Coastal crew today - sounds like a good time was had by all along with plenty of loving being shared around. How did you get to be number 1 Minni?!

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Posted: 18/07/2015 at 21:32

Good luck to Speedy and PMJ tomorrow - after my experiences over the last few weeks, I've decided than 3/5000 on the track is definitely NOT my forte.

Younger Lorenzito managed a rather scary 4:51.6 for the mile today - not easy he was in the same race as a number of much faster u17s along with a pacemaker who took them round the first 800m in about 2:10 so he got dropped off the back but still managed a decent time in what turned out to be more of a time trial than a race. 

Great to watch Jenny Meadows and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke battle it out in their race.

Probably just a gentle run for me tomorrow morning. 

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Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:05

Good pair of victories from Speedy and Jools. Just over 38 mins for a multi-terrain 10K sounds impressive to me!

Another super early start from Gul - you're cranking up the mileage at the mo. No niggles I hope.

Just under 12, mainly off road, miles for me this morning on the back of 40 miles on the bike to and from work yesterday. Highlight of my running week has been picking up a prize (local running shop vouchers) for winning my division in the club Grand Prix competition.

Off to the Iffley Road track (of Roger Bannister fame) this afternoon to see if younger Lorenzito can do a sub-5 minute mile. Hoping to see Jenny Meadows who's due to be racing about half an hour after him.

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Posted: 16/07/2015 at 07:54

Great running from junior OO - congrats to her.

12 miles and still back to post at 06.18 Gul - not sure how you do it!! Speedy on the third rep too.

Glad to hear you're back off the bench MsE.

Nothing to really report on the running front from me - a couple of easy and commuting runs but that's about it. Just trying to keep things ticking over for the mo as I don't think I'll get much running in while I'm on holiday (3 weeks in Borneo - yay!!) and then I'll be back in earnest with a 2 month blitz campaign for Abo.

On other news, I was lucky on Monday as the car I was a passenger in got hit by another one that came into our lane on the A1 - his fault, not ours but he flipped over (landing back on his wheels) and we spun round and ended up on the grass verge. Quite amazing no-one was seriously hurt bearing in mind he must have been doing about 70mph. Thank goodness for the robustness of an Audi. 

Being the culture vulture that I am I had a very pleasant evening last night as a groundling at the Globe Theatre yesterday with elder Lorenzito and his girlfriend watching Richard II. A highly recommended theatre experience for anyone who enjoys a bit of Shakespeare. 

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Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:06

Great going Madbark - super speedy!!

Good to hear from you again VTr. Sounds as though you've been busy on all fronts.

Overslept until when Gul? 4.30am?!!

Managed to get out yesterday for my longest run post-Comrades so far; all of 8 miles, but it was a good mix of on and off road, and pretty hilly to boot. Spent most of the day at a Junior Athletics meeting with a good day rounded off by younger Lorenzito making a break from home at the bell in the 1500m and winning in a massive PB of 4:28. At least I still hold bragging rights for all distances of 10K and above. 

Rest day today as I was up early for a day trip to Hartlepool. Work not leisure!

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Posted: 11/07/2015 at 11:05

Poacher - have I checked the flights for 2016 yet? Er, no.

MsE - hope there's nothing too serious with the ankle. Sounds like resting it is the best option. You're right - you could have had an eventful run; I know that area (by reputation, not personal experience!) and while it's great to run in (the monthly MABAC run takes place there in December), there are a few too many cars in the car park after it gets dark.

Gul - I suspect that there was something up with the HRM to record 211. When I ran with one, I used to find that in hot / dry weather it went a bit funny. Good weekly mileage BTW - hope you're being sensible and not over stressing your body.

OO - great parkrunning from you. Is that close to a PB?

Pleasing parkrun for me this morning - moderately rolling Nonsuch Park course and managed 19:29, my fastest time for over a year. Younger Lorenzito managed 6th overall in a time of about 17:45 (new PB for him) so he was pretty chuffed as well.


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