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Pretty warm again this morning, it was a bit fresher last week, shame that breeze has got warmer.
Decent weekend of running - went to do the Gt Denham parkrun and was allowed to run it! Its a decent, flat 2 lapper with only 3 turns in each lap. Bit breezy, but nothing too bad. got round half in 7.50 ish, so knew I was going ok, didn't feel too bad but knew the 2nd half was going to hurt. Came in with my third sub 16 with a 15.58. Bit shy of IK's 15.14 though..Probably the most pleasing thing was it was done without a proper warm up too, did the strides but no usual 10-15 minute jog round.
Then went over to Bedford as the kid does the kids 'Beagles' athletics thing and did 20 x 35 secs on the grass, whilst some of the Bedford lot were doing some stupidly fast 400's.
Sunday run was horrible though. Did about 70 mins - but had to go out at 7am . Too early for me, legs were really achy and didn't really get much better.
Cheers Both. I suppose summer does get a bit silly races wise. But saying that, most are little track races, it's like a training session some of the masters meetings. And I'm being sensible and not going to Cambridge this week for Eastern masters, as I'm doing the 3000 at Bedford Saturday.
I hope the Bedford track have got beer & TV plans sorted for Saturday if we win tonight - we will play at 3pm!
Decent session mate..with added fire drama. Probably local idiots starting fires, although I presume its more civilised than most places, Marlow? Hope the cold doesn't develop..
Fogot to mention this morning's session, the normal bike scattering 30 x 30 secs up and down the Regents canal path off a 30 secs jog. Really busy obviously at the moment with the weather being so nice. Felt more sprightly than last week, my peak hayfever fortnight has I think passed now.
All quiet again. This thread is like a Bjork track.
Long cummute today and sod all in the next couple of days in readiness for Saturday's 3000. Hilarious reading about Lynsey Sharp moaning that Laura Muir didn't enter the 800 properly at the weekend. Amazed she didn't think it would sound like sour grapes..
Simon Coombes 2 said:
Long cummute today
Long cummute today
For one minute I thought you had some odd fetish there Ric.
Then I realised it's the runner woman from earlier! Whoa, needs to back away from the sun bed and give Timmy M his glasses back!
Best bit with the World cup is the people you never hear mention football all year giving it full beans on social media. I've even seen a couple of our thread heroes doing the same
Resy day today. Insane sneezing has gone, so goodness knows. Bit warm still, but hopefully a quick cold/slight allergy thing in and out quickly.
Relays Saturday then. It's getting a little hard to stay motivated, as people are treating it like a bit of a hot potato, and I dare say now the England game is confirmed at 3pm, by the time I finish my leg, everyone on previous legs will have long gone!
Will use it as a bit of a tempo with hopefully the chance to have a big finish and take some places back.
It's great people get into it, and it's similar to when we follow the Olympics or Wimbledon and pretend to like it for a few days and weeks.
It's just the way people who have zero interest most of the time start giving it the whole "could barely breathe it was so tense, can hardly sleep" level of ridiculous hyperbole, when you know they'll forget all about football for the next 4 years.
ps Colombia did take gamesmanship to an ugly level yesterday.
Not one for the athletic type then Reg? always been a' leg man myself! Was stood next to Morgan Lake at Bedford a few weeks back..and she really has a body 'built for sport..'
Worth trying to seek out some other Whatever happened to (The Likely Lads) episodes, I've got a bargain bucket DVD of the best 6, they re absolutely sublime. I'd also recommend probably the most underrated comedy ever - 'Ever Decreasing Circles', especially the cricket match one. Or at the other end of the scale, 'Young Offenders' is on iplayer, from BBC3..about two scallywags from Cork..pretty funny.
It was a pretty crap match tbh on Tuesday, think we'll beat Sweden though in normal time. 1-0. they are chronic up front.
When you're adonises like all of us on here Bus, we can be free with the lingo
If things get any more PC we'll start to get told off for picking up on drugs cheats! On that note, I did chuckle recently reading on one hand someone absolutely panning drugs cheats, and then in another breath being all chummy with a very well known GB one!!
Agreed, the heat can disappear now, and always the humidity is unwelcome.
2x4miles today, plus some runs from a carpark to the dentist, having left a very small amount of time until the appointment, then managing to forget some forms! Can very slightly feel a foot thing at the moment, so running in work shoes wasn't ideal! Pretty sure it's calf/achilles tightness, so just a small one to watch.
Good win Matt, and that podium may actually work! United are due to play Tottenham on the sat, so we'll see how the tv fixtures confirmations (apparently out tomorrow) might want to mess with that, and what time the Podium might be positioned
12.45 sat, 6.30 race
or 6.30 race, Sunday kick off and it could work.
Would just have to watch the fish and chips I only ever have up north, if it was racing up a few hours later though!!