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Thursday 4th February 2016

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 23:20
Counting reps...reminds me of the old cricket umpire's trick of transfering six stones from one pocket to another.

Lost a good post earlier...just going to rumage through my browser history to find it.

Thursday 4th February 2016

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 12:34
Hi everybody

7.7M this morning. As expected legs were pretty battered this morning. Anything up to about 6M I can handle OK, but beyond that iI do need to be a bit more circumspect. It definately takes longer to recover from the harder/longer efforts these days - I think I need to 'calibrate' myself.

That streak: 97 down and 3 to go.

Dustin - the RNR is open to all, but there is a priority entry system for Norfolk based clubs, teams who have made 10+ appearances and also for clubs who provide marshalls. Entries are limited to 55-60 teams due to pressure on change overs and safely issues relating to runners running along main roads after dark.

Lyrics - no idea.

Enjoy your day

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:03
Dustin - I'm a fan of the Norfolk coast (more about that in a minute). I've just Googled the lighthouse (definately due for a visit). As I'm sure you know it was opened in 1790 and was automated in 1929. It's described at the oldest working lighthouse in East Anglia and the only independantly operated lighthouse in Great Britain. The lighthouse keepers cottage(s) is now available for rent as a holiday home! Another branch of my family were frame weavers - outworkers for the Nottingham textile/lace industry. Burton Joyce. The village they lived and worked in was subject to the Luddite riots of 1811-16 (I think that was the dates).

About 18 months ago I took on the job (voluntary) of technical officer for the Round Norfolk Relay - and epic 24hr, 200 mile, 17 stage run around the County of Norfolk. The race starts on Saturday Morning from Kings Lynn at 5:30am and heads down the Norfolk coast to Great Yarmouth (the first five stages follow the coastal all the way down to Cromer) then on through Bungay, Thetford, Downham Market and back to Kings Lynn to arrive about 9:30am on Sunday. My job is basically to produce the race results and look after the website (which I am currently rebuilding). The website is if you fancy a peep.

WP - good to see you are making progress.

Lyrics - yes

For myself - 5M at a fairly bright pace - there might be something stirring in the old legs yet...though I may pay for todays exhuberance tomorrow!

Have good evening all

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 13:48
BR - my Po10 looks like the Marie Celeste

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 22:33
BR (again) - remember the "Hadd wars"

Alehouse - I also have 80%+ WAVA fantasies - for me that would be 21:15 for 5K which I think is now beyond my capabilities. Currently at 70.5% with a little bit still in prospect....but not that much.

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 22:27
Late arrival tonight...will probably sneak in just before Blisters arrives.

BR - great bit of genealogy there. My great grand father (Frank) was a Seventh Day Adventist who built missions in Africa before the first world war - he was a carpenter and by all accounts a fine upstanding man. His son (my grandfather) and grandson (my father) were both carpenters and after Dad died his tools came to me. Tradesmen of those days never lent out their tools (the cost of a tradesman's tools being a significant outlay!) and both Dad and Grandad had their names (both were called Tom) embossed on their tools. Amongst the collection of dad's tools was a saw which had Frank S stamped on the handle - on turning it over it had "J Drake" embossed on the other side...the crafty old bugger!!

Lyrics - not today, though I suspect I ought to know them. Hang on, Oliver has just dropped me a clue...dead personalities....Ace of Spades by Motorhead, isn't it?

Ran 6M this morning - felt a bit battered at the outset but eventually eased into it. I'm at the stage where I'm gradually getting used to running on tired legs. Only 5 days until I break my streak.

Monday 1/2/16

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 13:44
WP - I remember you ran the Poppy Run in Boston back in November 2005(?) time flies

Monday 1/2/16

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 11:39
Good morning all!

Hilly you say "I'm my worst enemy at times.." I can relate to that. That's why I admire you so much.

OL/LMH - I think that running up to and even over Marathon distance in training is more common that it used to be. It's not something I'd want to do (though I never was that keen on running marathons anyway). If you're out for that length of time it's probably more important to keep fuelling on the run rather than loading carbs before you start. Obviously this would depend on the pace. OL, your pace was I estimate 10:20 per mile which is probably burning a bigger proportion of fat compared to glycogen than if you were running quicker. Three of my club mates ran the Pedders Way ultra yesterday: 48M in 9hrs....absolute madness!!

6M steady for me this morning and it was blowing a bit. Living on the flatlands the wind always blows around here. Over the years I've become a bit of a weather watcher. All my runs start by running under a big arch on to the high street - the first blast of wind determines whether I turn right or left as I usually like to set off into the wind and get blown home - works wonders for the self confidence. Anyway I got it wrong this morning and had a fairly attritional final 3M - well it's nothing if not charactor building (that which does not kill us, makes us stronger - Nietzsche...nice one Fred!)

Streak - 94 days: only 6 more to go then I can stop this nonsense and find something else to obsess about.

Have a good day everyone

Sunday 31st January 2016

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 16:03
OL - 4hrs 10mins - that's what I call 'time on your feet'. You've certainly made a lot of progress since last July.

Hilly - don't knock yourself up about not completing the full 20M: you were always too brave for your own good!

Sunday 31st January 2016

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 12:11
Dibs - you have my admiration, not just for the early morning running but also what you do between 7am and 9pm.

Ran 9M this morning - longest effort for over a year - nice and steady but legs were complaining a bit over last 2M. Total miles for January was (were?) 194 which is about as much mileage as I'm looking to do any more. Next phase is to get a bit more structure into the running and extend the longer run up to 12-13M.

Back later
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