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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 21:23

I've been trying out the new bike myself.

I admit to be slightly disappointed at how much slower I've become since my best year of 2005.

Yesterday I cycled a route I used to use as a test bed, and noted how at every split I was down.

In the end I took 77:30 where my best was a shade over 64 minutes.

However, it's hardly surprising. I'm about a minute a mile slower running, so 30 seconds a mile on the bike is about the same.

On the upside,  I ran today for more than two miles for the first time in nearly four months, with no problems at all. The cycling has helped that side of things.

Scott's training log, advice, support

Posted: Yesterday at 20:08

Scott E.

Hang in there.

Foot injuries are the worst. Can't function without using them. Sounds like a ruptured ligament attachment on account of the pain levels.

I limped for a year off one, and can still get a twinge three years on.

It may be a case of immobilisation which is damn near impossibly impractical.

Sometimes it's best to completely give up...

And then months down the line realise you aren't hurting in the places which made you give up.

Then away we go again.

Good luck.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 20:32

It stands to reason that voting rights aren't just handed out to anyone.

After all, along with various other protests, a women died by throwing herself in front of a racehorse, before women got the vote.

I might suggest that immigrants wishing to vote on UK matters, submit bank statements with the intention of determining whether or not they are bringing money into the UK, or simply living and working here just to send it all back home.

I can't see how someone filling their boots at our expense does us any good. Though it seems that the infrastructure has become so dependant upon this arrangement, we really have no choice anymore.

Being picky about who has a vote is about as far as we can go.

Money to the UK = vote

Money out of UK = No vote.

Incidentally. My household is one of the few around which brings money into the UK from outside.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 16:27

What about them?

My wife is from New Zealand and has been here for over 25 years. She tells me she's disqualified from voting on matters which concern her home country.


Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 13:47

I am positive if all of us Brits currently living outside the U.K had been allowed to vote the result would have been very different.

The way I see it. If you don't want to live in the UK and prefer to live in another country.

And for over 15 years.

Then I reckon that means you're rejecting the UK.

Why should anyone who makes that choice have a vote which affects those who actually live in the UK?




What is the one thing above all you think / worry about in relation to running?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 20:06

Maintaining an erection in the midst of my hardest sessions.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 22:44

So, has the world ended yet due to Brexit?

Still coming across people who had severe arguments with friends they are no longer talking to, about which way they voted.

Today's fall out involved a couple of women in their late 70's; one whose grand-daughter is 'very politically minded'.

No idea about the details. All I could think about was that my older brother had 'dealings' with the mother (of the politically minded one) over 30 years ago.

I doubt if politics featured.


Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:24

Personally speaking I have no problem with women wanting to wander about, stripped to the waist.

So long as they keep their shirts on.

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 13:12

And as Dirty Harry said, "Opinions are like arseholes, everyone has one".

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 08:34

Responding to sound bites are how 95% of the population function.

Take a group whose main driver is appetite, and who respond to extraneous influences with impulse reactions, and that's your average.

The arrogance of plenty of so called educated people is that they believe their academic qualifications and self anointed intellectual superiority, gives their own particular 'impulse' judgements validity. When they are no more informed than anyone about, well, anything much.

Problems occur since these very same people are in a position to screw up in situations which involve others.




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