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Another Clubmate of Choisty's....................
Piers is 100% right about Lee's sense of direction and the "Test Way" episode is the classic of his navigational blunders.
All the best with your training Lee, I will have to look at new ways to make you suffer on Thursday nights.
Choisty wrote (see)
Unfortunately I couldn't complete the tests as my heart had an irregularity which could be a blockage or a sign of increased athletic performance, I will find out next week! I was advised to take it easy until then. So I decided to race this morning, which was wonderful through the frost, and even better I won individually and we won as a team!
Typical runner, told he may have a heart condition (and we all know it is the docs being ultra-cautious) and to take it easy so he races
We need more details than that, what race, what distance, what performance?
It was a mob match for the club I run for versus the local cycling club (they use xc as winter training) the course is a loop up onto the downs, along the harrow way and then back down for the only bit of tarmac back to the club house it is about 3.5miles of frozen mud (well this year, last two years it was snow), I finished in 19:46 around 1sec ahead of my training partner (my money was on a win for him this year).
It is a fabualous day, the cyclist cycle over wearing santa costumes, before kettign kitted out to run, we then race, prize giving and raffle before they redress as santa and cycle off for their christmas dinner and we go off for ours, knowing we have done enough to deserve it!
I hate ironing
Lovey to meet you on Saturday Lee - what a mad day it was!
If only ironing counted as training - I'd be a champ in my own right I reckon!
Youfat was less than normal - mine was huge... I'm hoping some of it was due to being dehydrated. Wht a lardy I am . Need to build up muscle mass - but no way I can squeeze an additional session in - I'm already trying to put an extra run in once a week as it is! Well done on your running.
How far were you able to reach on the stretch test - the chap had his clipboard on the top and had to quickly move it as I progressed further than expected. Even though I am a fatty my VO2 max was ok (apparently - haven't really got a clue).
I managed 32 so you are officially the bendiest of our team! Can you do the splits though? I was really chuffed with 32 until my mum said - "did they notice your knuckles scraping on the floor" - charming!
I think I understand the VO2 max thingy - my lung capacity wasn't brill though - about 85% of predicted
6 mins for a shirt is very impressive. Mr C is rather picky about his shirts and offers tips! Last time he did that I pointed out that I would iron them when he was still wearing them! My ironing basket looks like the equivalent to about a 16 or 17 miler (this takes me a very long time). I shall work out my average pace per shirt and let you know!
Impressive 10 mile run there Lee. When do find out about the heart issue?I think I came out at “average” for the stretching?
I think I wind my wife up when I do the ironing as I apparently take too long!
EmmaC wrote (see)
That is a strategy my hubby uses too KR!