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Posted: Yesterday at 21:53

Looks like MissB brought Rutherford good luck, Birky! 

Not much cooler here in Liverpool but certainly fresher for a 7am 5.3 miler to the Baths, Burbo Bank, down the beach, between the lakes & home over the coastal park.  Off road is the bizzo, tho' JT may not agree - hope you're soon fixed.  Testing sesh, DunkyD.

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Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:49

Cheers, JT, we all seem to be adapting to the glowing, orange orb in the sky & iys worst excesses!  From reports above, the east & south are bearing the brunt, while my running territory is fine, fresh, warm & breezy and spot on for running.  5.2 miles at 7am, Marina, beach, Baths & cycle track.

SB, you & I could vie for greatest volume of exercise-induced moisture, I reckon!  I must try Nessie's delicately balanced diet...

Another great spot, birky.  I've always had a great deal of time for Paula.

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Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:51

Ye, Daley's a 'great' by any measure. 

Out at 7am, and cooler, fresher and less humid but I still managed to explore my own boundaries of endurance in the post-two-hour period.   A very rare couple of toe-based blisters - rogue sock in custody.  Rimrose Valley, Thornton, canal bank, Brook Vale Rec and a pretty section alongside Rimrose Brook.  Post-industrial loop through darkest Bootle and sanity restored by a jaunt up the beach.

14.2 miles, 2:10:2 - back in time for Marathons!

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Posted: 26/07/2014 at 09:48

Forecast for next few days suggests cooler, more showery weather from NW but at 0730 today, I was wreathed in sweat after less than 10 minutes.  4.3 miles past he Baths, turning down the beach at the Serpentine and home over the coastal park.

A mile short of 50 for the week, tribute to the injuries that are no more. 

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 13:05

Shifts must play havoc with training at any time of year, I suggest.  Without my 6-7am start, I'd be down to one-mile Streaksavers at the fiery end of the day.  Well done, all!

Have managed to 'break' my running buddy: she refuses to accept that a persistent cough, sneezing & loss of voice *might* need a GP trip.  I've placed a run embargo 'til she's fixed but she & I know nothing will be done. 

V. similar weather & courses y'day & today: no sign of the heatwave ceasing; 5.1 & 5.3 miles respectively, with an option of 5k tonight with work bods.

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 11:55

A gentle 5.1 miles round the Marina & along the beach: bright sunshine, wide, blue skies and container ships deserving their own postcodes pushing out of the Mersey.

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Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:46

Thank-you, Nessie - I am further reassured, especially after this afternoon's 15.3 mile outing, a run that stuck closely to the beach and the Sefton coast, with a brief detour into Hightown but avoiding the noisy army firing range just over the river from my route.

About 20 minutes from home, a group of teenagers were chatting, resting and otherwise *entertaining* themselves.  Declining a draw, I was surprised and v pleased to be given a bottle of water by a young woman - in exchange for being a brief topic of conversation!

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Posted: 19/07/2014 at 20:19

Close & muggy as you like, even by the sea!  Yesterday's 5.1 miler at 7am was a refreshing as this evening's half-hour jaunt was oppressive. 

An experienced cyclist reassured me that profuse & early perspiration in volumes that might irrigate a medium-sized allotment is a sign of bodily efficiency - or something.

260 miles up on this time last year and closing steadily in on the 1315 days of Streak v. 1.0. 




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Posted: 17/07/2014 at 15:33

Belting session, Lilytoo!  For preventing sweat in eyes, try a smear of Vaseline just above the full length of your eyebrows.

0640  A decent 3.3 miles around the coastal park

1730 A sweat-festooned 5k with the nascent works running club from Crosby Baths: 'twas on at 9am, off at 2pm, and back on again now!  Hot, close & sunny on Merseyside.

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Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:54

 Strong within Nessie The Dark Side is!

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