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Posted: Yesterday at 07:00

Good to see you had a lie in this morning Gul!! Hope you're back to 100% soon. 

1:23 would be impressive OO. What's your GNR PB?

4.5 miles along the banks of the Vardar river this morning. 

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Posted: 28/08/2016 at 15:50

All a bit quiet on here at the moment.

Good to see Jools managing an alcohol-fuelled sub-20.

Welcome back GM - missed you on here.

Hope you get back OK SJ - what happened?

Glad you weren't in the quake zone GD - it does make you think how powerful this planet of ours is.

Gul - decided to take the airborne route to Kosovo although I suspect it would have been an interesting bike ride. Back to Pristina via the very attractive town of Prizren and we've spontaneously decided to head down to Skopje in Macedonia for a couple of days as it's only 2 hours on the bus.  May even head out for a run first thing tomorrow.

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Posted: 23/08/2016 at 07:51

Good effort on the breakfast SJ - not sure about squid and sushi first thing in the day though! Definitely for lunch and dinner,  but I think I'll stick to fruit for breakfast. Glad you're enjoying Cambodia.  We had a brilliant time there a few years ago.  

Poacher - I've got disc brakes on the new bike. Difficult to tell if it makes a difference but there seems to be a logic in having them.

In answer to your question about Kosovo, we've got a hire car out here and it's very easy to get around,  with the usual caveats about signage and other road users.  It's sometimes tricky to tell which side of the road you're supposed to be driving on and the bike helmet and lights market doesn't seem to have taken off yet.  Reminds me very much of when we were in Turkey at the start of the 1990s - super friendly people, great food and a developing infrastructure.  Certainly doesn't feel like a country that was torn apart by civil war 15 years ago. 

Running doesn't seem to be a big thing out here,  but the judoka (is that the word?) who won a gold medal in Rio is on posters all over the place. 

In a nutshell, well worth a visit. 

Just under 5 miles this morning for me - hoping to get some more mountain miles in when we had over the border into Albania for a few days. 

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Posted: 21/08/2016 at 19:21

Leslie - good 5K time there.  Is 11 the lower limit or do they just have to be accompanied if they're under 11? 

Presume you were doing Ashton Gate Jools? Good stuff given how hilly it is if it was. 

Impressive long runs from Leslie, DEOT and OO. 

About 5 miles for me first thing today running into the Rugova mountains from Peje. 

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Posted: 19/08/2016 at 23:31

Great stuff G-Dawg. Delighted for you. What sort of job is it? Hope you enjoy Rome. Would recommend both the Colusseum and the catacombs, plus the obvious trip round the Vatican.

More impressive pacing from you Leslie.

Poacher - my new bike is a Giant Defy Advanced 3, ie the bottom of the range carbon framed Giant with Tiagra cassette and I'm happy with it, but one of the clinching factors was being able to get it adjusted to my cycling position in the store. If I lived near a Planet X store I'd have been sorely tempted by one of their bikes.

6 x 3min reps for me this morning before a manic end to the working week and then heading off on holiday.  Now in a hotel in Pristina, Kosovo with a thunderstorm raging outside!

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Posted: 17/08/2016 at 23:36

I'll join you G-Dawg. Decent progressive run for me on Tuesday - unintentionally managing a royal straight flush of 6.75 starting at c. 7:30 pace and finishing off at a shade under 7mm.

Bike commuting today with another 45 miles or so in total

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Posted: 14/08/2016 at 12:57

PMJ - sounds idyllic. Have a great time.

Leslie - fortunately yes as I've got the benefit of weight on my side to help me some extra momentum (apologies to any physicists out there if this isn't technically correct). Well done on the 15 miler - always good to have a few folks ahead to try and chase down.

43 miles on the bike this morning but having now signed up for Beachy Head I guess I better get back to doing a bit more running. Will hopefully manage to get some done on holiday in Kosovo and Albania.

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Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:26

Another good long run there G-Dawg - we've got friends coming round for dinner tonight so hopefully I'll get to see some of the athletics afterwards. I'm a big admirer of JE-H but I'd love to see KJT win gold, especially after the disappointment at the Worlds. 

Fingers crossed for your job interview outcome.

Sounds like it's tough going at the moment Euph - will things at work ease up shortly?

Gul - it's a slightly different route that takes me through Richmond Park rather than following the train line so it's often about avoiding the deer! There's also a great stretch where I have to cycle past a long line stationary traffic and I just think how great it is to have the freedom of the bike. 

More good times on the bike this morning as I was out with younger Lorenzito who's really got into cycling at the moment as a heel injury is making it difficult for him to run. 27 miles in total including some good hilly sections in which I'm ashamed to say he left me for dead on the way up. 

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Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:01

G-Dawg - great going. You're in great shape at the moment.

Jools - you mean your sub-2:50 marathon was an unsteady run?! 

Poacher - which part of the Embankment were you on? Let me know next time you're going to be down and we can try and catch up. I might try shopping on here now that you mention it: http://www.gul.com 

Can anyone else claim a brand of sportswear?



No surprise that Jools has given her name to a kids sportswear brand!!


And if you Google "Poacher Sportswear" you get… 


Biked in to work yesterday and today - 20 miles for each leg of the journey, put still takes less time door to door than getting the train!

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Posted: 09/08/2016 at 18:18
Leslie - your watch beeps 10s earlier depending upon which wrist you wear it on? How long are your arms?!!!

Nice bling there Poacher.

Mile cutdown reps for me yesterday, 4 easy miles this morning.
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