Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:45
HS - I see it was the electric meter you had replaced and now have a monitor. Seeing how much electric gets used each time you boil the kettle etc. will certainly concentrate the mind. Hope you managed to get your problems with 'Full On Sport' website sorted. Hope today's race goes well and the 'go faster' socks assist your running.
JJ - when I had my offside front replaced last week the garage checked the tracking for me.
Columba - my office overlooks the M4/M5 interchange and the traffic around there is regularly bad, even after the introduction of the 'managed motorway' scheme where the hard shoulder can now be used. Interestingly (when the traffic is not as bad) you see the camera flash as some people get caught out by the average speed ANPR cameras installed on all the new gantries. BTW, I understand cleaning counts as cross-training.
BIW - I've had my Hudl (Android) tablet for six months now and am still finding new things out about it. Hope you've managed to sort your phone out by now. Loving the idea of you and SIL having plans of your own with the menfolk off to the Bahamas.
Matsmum - sorry to hear about continuing hip problems - hope the x-ray helps with the diagnosis.
I went out yesterday and decided to repeat my 7.25ml route. I usually have a quick walk break after the one big hill but managed to keep going all the way round this time (even when drinking) and my time was a couple of mins faster as a result. I do need to start adding on a mile or two over the coming weeks though and continue building back up to HM distance by March.
I ordered a new pair of shoes yesterday. I've been running in Saucony Guide 5 recently but couldn't find any in stock in my usual places. So figured I'll be fairly safe sticking to the same make/model even if there have been some minor changes from the current Guide 5 to the Guide 7 which I've ordered. I treated myself to some new Saucony socks while I was there.
HS mentioned his 'go faster' socks. I treated myself to some 'Jockey' sport briefs, one pair of which are bright red. I jokingly refer to them as my 'power pants' and wore them when I got my recent 10ml PB. So maybe there is something in the idea of 'lucky' running gear after all