Strangely Brown

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My Last Run

Posted: Today at 09:00

Crikey birky, how are you getting to all these athletes?  Are you a reporter?  Loved the time trial and a brilliant ride by Dowsett

6 today, nothing much more to say.  Happy Yorkshire day to my fellow Yorkies

My Last Run

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:02

I'm getting worried about birky now, are you actually just stalking the Commonwealth athletes?  Sounds like you're having a blast up there!

6 this lunch with 6 x 600m intervals and what a difference a day makes.  Overcast, windy and cool.

Working less

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:25

Most of us work too long and hard, sleep too little and have nowhere near enough fun.

Do all you can to extract yourself from that, unless you really love doing what you do for a living as much as you would spending time with family, friends or doing your favourite hobby.

My Last Run

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:07

Nice athlete spotting birkmyre!

7 again this morning, replica of the run from yesterday afternoon but about 30 seconds a mile slower at the same HR.  The difference between morning and afternoon running never ceases to surprise me.


Posted: 29/07/2014 at 09:02
Nayan wrote (see)

Nobody ever says on their deathbed "I wish id spent more time in the office."

more broadly, we make sacrifices now based on what we think will make us happier in future.  Yet if our future selves could tell us now what's really important we'd probably behave quite differently. 

Apart from the running bit, obviously. 

Very wise words mate and the mantra that i've begun to try and live my life by.  I jacked my (very well paid) job in last month in favour of something I can do from home which will free up vast amounts of my time.  the least time I spend working, the better.  You live when you are away from work unless you are one of the very few lucky people who do one of their hobbies for a job.  I don't know if it'll work out but I have to try it, i'd be a fool not to.

Any sense of spirituality seems like just wishful thinking to me, without any facts or evidence to base your opinion on, it's hard to see how it can be anything less.  It's more sensible to live your life on facts and the facts tell us that this is all we know and therefore, all we are likely to know.  You weren't aware of the 3 billion years this planet was here before you popped up, why on earth would you think you are going to be aware of it when you are gone?

Accepting that there is no life after death allows you to focus all your attention on the very important time you have now, because that's going to be your lot.  I'm 36 and genuinely hoping for another 50-60 healthy years of enjoying myself.

My Last Run

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:43

Nice holiday running people.  We had a lovely and tropically hot weekend in East Yorks.  No running though, let the side down.

7 this aft in 23 degree heat and full sun, not my favourite running conditions but felt almost cool compared to the heat the weekend gave us, touching 30 degrees Friday and Sat.  Who am I kidding?  I sweated like an animal actually, bleugh.

My Last Run

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 10:54
DunkyD wrote (see)

SB - Getting out pre 6am helps! I do struggle on the weekend when I have a bit more of a lie-in!


Definitely a little cooler at those times but that said, it was pushing 20 degrees when I set out at 7am this morning.  never felt so warm on a morning run.  To double up my agony, it was a tempo run today so 7 with 5 at LT pace.  It nearly did me in.  By mile 5 I was boiling hot yet felt shivery and awful and by mile 6, the warm down mile, almost every bit of energy had been sapped from my body and I wasn't sure if I was going to get home or be taken home by some kindly driver following some kind of fainting episoder.  My brightly coloured visit to the loo when i'd finally come around properly, indicated I probably didn't take enough fluid on before I ran.  Have watched the Brownlees struggle through the heat yesterday, I really ought to have known better.

Lily, that sounds absolutely brilliant.  We did 16 night driving around Europe (sort of southwards, Italy and back in essence) last summer and the next one will be in the same direction as you're headed, just maybe not so far.  Have a blast!

Ness - Have a great weekend away.  I'm also camping (the tent variety), we're headed back to God's own County for a weekend camping in East Yorks. Just what the doctor ordered.

Have a great weekend everyone.

My Last Run

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:32

JT, DD - Don't know how you guys do that mileage in summer.  I'm in some kind of awe I think.

I struggled my way through 6 today and felt leggy too after yesterdays hills followed by an evening 9 holes on the hilliest golf course in the region.  Bad forward planning there or what?

My Last Run

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 09:29

8 miles with 5 x 250m hill repeats.  Tough start to the week!

My Last Run

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:40

Too much revelry and not enough running would probably sum this weekend up.  Should have stuck in an 11/12 miler but managed a 7 and a 6.  Poor do but at least I got out.  I'm now just enduring that late Sunday lethargy and looking forward to a detoxing kip and feeling normal again tomorrow.  It was all worth it though as we drank and ate food with friends, both new and old.  Hope everyone had great weekends.

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