Posted: 22/06/2015 at 10:11
Been busy with preparations for the house move for the last few days ..
HS - well done re recent training (intervals, tempo, fartlek). I saw that email from Fetch as well - I see I just about scrape into the top 90% (ho hum). Glad to hear the parkrun went well. I always (unless impossible for some reason) reverse into parking spaces to avoid the problem you described.
Red - smiled at the hangover-recovery run Re 2nd birthdays - think it was on Mock The Week saying how miserable the Queen looked at Trooping The Colour. They reckoned it was because they always get her the same thing!
Columba - same here (re matching HE's pace). Don't think I get anywhere near it when I'm 'sprinting'. Well done re 5k. I guess as we're retired, running could be described as one of our part-time jobs.
BIW - a friend of mine left his dog alone while he took the other out (there was usually someone around). He returned to find the first dog had been spooked by something, jumped up on the dining room table and scraped the top with it's paws and ruined it. Hope your mojo has returned by now. Chuckled at Nemo beating Charlie at those 'dog olympics'.
Lou Lou - it will take a bit of time for your body to adjust to training again after a ten year break and it will take longer to recover from each run too. When building up distance for a half-marathon, you need to have a cutback week. I increase distance for 3 weeks then cut back on the 4th week .. then repeat. Just give it time!
Ray - well done re your 1hr race result. My PB for a 10k is 59:55 and I obviously hope to improve on that at some point.
Well, I'm glad the last few days are over and done with!
Clearing & dismantling the desk/storage unit here at Margaret's was hard work. My son had already dismantled the Ikea wardrobe at my house. But we couldn't manoeuvre the spare wardrobe into his room as it was, so had to dismantle it and rebuild it.
Margaret's son and I recycled all the stuff on Saturday morning - apparently you are supposed to book in beforehand if you turn up with a van. But my silver tongue meant they let us dump the stuff anyway. Then afterwards we transferred the desk/storage unit from Margaret's house to my house and then transferred the Ikea wardrobe back here. Phew!
Yesterday I was still feeling a bit zonked but I went for a gentle run around Cirencester Park. There had been a scout camp there over the weekend and I got fed up with having to step onto the verge about a dozen times as there was lots of to-ing and fro-ing going on. But once I got through that bit of the park, the rest of the run was uneventful.