Posted: 16/08/2016 at 14:22
Exhausted - I'm certainly enjoying retirement and do sometimes wonder how I fitted work in Sorry - don't have any insomnia cures - reading a book last thing accompanied by a hot drink usually does the trick for me. You appear to be perfecting your car-based burlesque routine!! A FB friend said she thought all the gymnasts looked about 6 years old - I told her I thought they all looked like miniature silver-back gorillas. I sometimes wonder how my running action would be described - hopefully 'relaxed' but showing good form.
Columba - will remember your insomnia cures should I ever need them. Sorry to hear the doc has diagnosed arthritis in your knee - let's hope you can continue to run for a while yet.
HS - my laptop has been loading updates over the last day or two but I only noticed when I went to switch it off. I was similarly amazed at that new WR 10K time. It's such a huge difference I'm naturally suspicious. Well done to you, Alice & Mark for your respective performances over the weekend.
Deezel - a WAVA of 76.22% is great - I've never managed to get any higher then 57%. I run around the town where I live as the various roads heading out of town are all busy. I could drive off in one particular direction to do some off-road running or run there (its only 2 mls away) but its up a bloody great hill and I'm not sure how far I would get before I ground to a halt. I really should try it sometime just to find out ..
DBI - sorry to hear about you tripping over Charlie but pleased to see you were able to self-medicate with wine & chocolate (as I'm sure the doctor would have advised).
Red - well done re your continuing quest to complete 100 marathons and your 3 in 4 weekend.
I've become less interested in athletics over recent years with the number of drugs cheats - I'm fairly cynical about how 'clean' things really are and find myself wondering if I'm really seeing athletes performing to the best of their 'natural' abilities.
On a more general note, I've given up on trying to watch the Olympics on tv. I can't be doing with sitting up until the early hours, I can't be ar$ed to set up my recorder and the supposed 'highlights' of the previous day's action on BBC2 each morning is mostly highlights of commentators and pundits wittering on about what might happen/what just happened instead of the action itself. So I've given up on it all and will just watch whatever I catch on the news ..
I ran 7.2mls on Sunday and will be increasing my LSR's to 8, then 9 mls over the coming weeks. I've been out and done a 5ml 'tempo' run this morning (I remembered my hat this time!) - I didn't push too hard as I needed to save some energy for my bowls match this evening
Did some useful 'cross-training' on Friday. Margaret's son came over and helped me shift stuff back up into the newly-boarded loft. Then we shifted two tonnes of hardcore/rubble left over from when the patio was built, into a skip. The man has just been to take away said skip so we now have our bare, plant-less front garden back which is waiting for us to get inspiration about what to do with it.
My runner beans have started producing over the last week or two - quite fun rummaging around trying to spot them lurking out of sight.