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Evening you lot
Not long up after a sleep as off to do a night shift at 10pm tonight !
valis: Great home win today for Blues
Kate: Yeah I'm still enjoying the job thanks.
just having my porridge before trying to find some shorts and heading off to Retford. A late start - 10am should confuse my body!!
looks lovely out there, so enjoy whatever you are doing today
Hope it went well MC. First long bike of the year for me, 95 miles in the sunshine.
wow, well done on the bike Kate
very hot and I suffered a bit in the heat, but stuck to my run/walk strategy and even overtook quite a few people (new experience for me!!)
Morning all - weights and plyometrics this morning, a new kind of pain. PSC, no choice, first IM is 22 June.
well done gobi don't lose too much weight though!
my times haven't changed much - the first half marathon I did nearly 9 years ago, in pretty much the same time I did yesterday's!!! Mind you, I have had a crappy injury and didn't really start running properly till January time after almost all of last year of not running much so I am doing ok, Maybe I will have some improvement by the end of the year...
math - well done yesterday
Kate - wow! 95 miles, how long did that take?
Gobi - well done, your pace is brill
5 miles for me this morning. The sun was rising just above the trees and the park looked lovely, wish I'd had my camera with me it would have made a lovely picture.
Morning all - garage prancing this morning, track tonight. Yesterday morning was beautiful wasn't it, there was a pink plume of cloud in the sky for me. MC, is the injury fully gone now? Gobi, oh for one single mile at that pace.
Good morning all
After a week off due to a niggly knee back to it at the weekend and this morning, Looks like everyone is doing well at th moment.
Nw 1 fox OR 1
Cycled to work yesterday and this morning and got my second punture in a month of riding in. Wouldn't mind but brought a gator skin tyre to help stop this being a regular downside. so fellow cyclists what tyres or anti puncture products do you use.
Birky, I watched the bears game on Sunday it must of being the one occassion you were glad for a bit of traditional Scotish goal keeping.
4 slow recovery miles for me this morning
Kate - no, not fully gone, which is why I am sticking with the run/walk, and I try to avoid breast stroke, which is a shame because I am good at it, but it does aggravate it.
The guy that won the half on Sunday did it in 1:11 - I don't think I can even run an interval at that pace
Morning you lot
Not that long back from a decent 45 mins off road
It's a cracking sunny, cold and frosty morning here
NW: 2 robin red breasts, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 cyclist, 1 vintage car from I think the 1930s or 40s !
PW: 1 motor bike
Catch up time soon.
5 miles this morning, quite windy and cold. A few more runners starting to appear now its getting lighter in the mornings.
Track tonight, 8.5 miles total, 3 sliding sets of 600m, 500m and 400m disappointingly slow. started warm, got cold and windy.
5 pretty slow miles this morning, I have still have Sunday in my legs I think!
gobi - yes, you are right, pace is relative and I know I will never be fast, and actually I was very pleased with Sunday, first time I have done a half with a run/walk strategy, first time using jeff Galloway's run/walk intervals in a race and I was pretty close to a pb. With a bit more training and building up safely I will get under 2:30 for a half, which is where I would like to be.
valis - I just haven't been out on my road bike for ages, potholes are crazy round here and they have just cut all the hedges too so the roads are covered in spiky things!
Morning all - core and jumping up and down on a step this morning. Valis, I have some special Kevlar tyres which seem to work well, more pumping needed as PSC said, fnar, fnar. Happy hump day.
Left at 6am for a 20miler, but when I got to 20 my legs felt ok, so I just carried on. Marathon Personal Best before breakfast
Another cracking sunny frosty day here this morning
NW: 1 ladybird.
Working 4.30 till 10pm tonight.
valis:I sure was. Younger son is going tonight when hopefully we clinch the title.
gobi: Good weight loss mate
Charles: Good for you mate ! I assume you're the taller guy in the pic
Gobi: Okay Gobi. I've got an aim to get back down to somewhere within half a stone(ish) eventually of an ideal racing
@Gobi: 11.5 before 7am. So you started at something with a 5 at the start...
I just run (and mountain bike) for fun - not sure I fit into any class of runner apart from "OMG getting old - best get on with it while I still can". I'm hoping to do the 24hr Thunder Run again but probably in a team. And a daft Guiness record marathon in the autumn.
@birkmyre: yes, I'm not a stealth Haile account Top guy he is. Went running with him. His fave workout is a long run in the forest - same as mine.
I'm trying to make Wednesday morning a regular "get up early and run" morning, so thought I'd check this thread out for inspiration. Getting out of bed is not my forte.
Birky, if you're going for racing weight does this mean a race on the horizon? Charles, there is usually a 4 or 5 or at least a 6 at the start of the time for the SOC brigade. Good run, slow swim tonight, one day it might all come together.
resting my legs today so nothing yet, but swimming tonight
Charles - I am normally out before 5