Saturday 17 November

Morning all,

Lyrics: I've been wandering round the house all night, wandering what the hell to do.
(It's been on the radio a lot here recently!).

What: probably a rest
Why: match tomorrow
Last hard: getting out in the cold yesterday!

Hope LMH and Straycelt have good weather for today.

Back later.


  • Morning.

    Couldn't think of any lyrics - thanks for starting the thread emzap. Weather forecast is good, not too windy which is the main thing on an old airfield!

    Anyone else racing this weekend?

    Blisters - hope the rain has gone through early - we had ours last night.

    What:             Shakespeare Raceway Half Marathon
    Why:              I need to spend some time running faster
    Last hard:      21/10
    Last rest:       15/11

    Lyrics - yes.

    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • Lyrics: I was there until I saw the bracketed line and now you've got me image
    What : Half mara
    Why: Cos it's booked
    Last Hard: Wed I think
    Last Rest: 16/11

    Hope for good weather too. Just leaving. Should be fun, unlike last night in Cardiff. Better team won tho!image
    Back later

  • Morning!

    Lyrics are familiar, and nearly true...had a bad night following physio. Ankle is really hot following quite a bit of manipulating and stretching. She was reasonably pleased although not happy with the wound itself which is not closing quickly enough. Have got a range of exercises plus I can do some gentle exercise bike work.

    What: watch the rain through the window

    Why: rest

    Enjoy your races, racers.
    Think positive thoughts, banish negative ideas and visualize your success
  • At work all day, then hoping to fit in a quick catch up beer with a good mate who I've not seen in a while, then taxi driving for my other half and her friends who are out on the town tonight, so doubt I'll get a run in.

    Got cross country tomorrow though image

    Lyrics: yep, often hear it on the radio too.

    Good luck to all those racing.
  • Hope it starts feeling better soon ah
  • Morning

    Tom/ NZC Fully understand the need to hang in there with the young quick guys on club nights even if only for awhile.

    AH: Hope it eases off today

    Yesterdays bike ride was surprisingly straight forward, start at 0530, cycle 100K to the start of the mountains sat in the peleton with only one "pull" at the front. Arrive at the point where the road goes upwards, peleton falls to pieces within 200 metres! Spin up the mountains, hurtle down the other side at 50MPH+ to the Indian Ocean, form a small group of 10 or so riders and fight our way into the headwind up the coast to the finish.  Total of 220K / 137 miles in 6 hours 39 mins, average speed 32.6KPH or 20.2MPH,  About 6500' of climbing, bar b que, cider, bed.

    What: Nothing unless I trot later
    Why: See above
    Last Hard: The last two hours into the wind yesterday
    Last Rest: Thursday 

    Lyrics: Nope.

  • Well done to remember!
    Think positive thoughts, banish negative ideas and visualize your success
  • Morning you lot

    Busy today

    Yesterdays lyrics:'Could you be loved' by Bob Marley. Heard it in HMV on Thurs at lunch time.

    Back later.

  • Morning

    What: 2.3 mile run/2.25 mile cycle
    Why to pick my bike up

    Last Hard: Was it Monday i forget
    Lyrics: Not a hope

    Bike ok well rather good all spanking new  new chain and other bits so v happy but off out to meet a friend may do another run later we will see.

  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭

    hello all, 
    LMH & stray , good luck, likewise to sweep for tomorrows xc
    DD - nice work on the wheels 
    what - an easy run out later
    why - tired & time restraints
    last rest - yesterday
    last hard - Tuesdays club efforts

    lyric - possibly 

  • RFJRFJ ✭✭✭

    No rain here yet, hoping for a clear non windy day tomorrow..... the last 16 weeks all comes true tomorrow for that Sub 1:25 Half (at Gosport)... which will be a PB by over a min if i can achive it.... am I ready - Yes, am I nervous - very......

    what - 20 mins later
    why - just to shake it out...
    last hard - tues
    Last Rest - Yesterday

    Take care all

  • Tom.Tom. ✭✭✭
    Good morning

    Lyrics - nope...seem to be back on a don't know run

    Alehouse - I think you are now officially starting rehab.

    DD - bloody 'ell, all that at an average speed of 20+ mph. Hats off to you!

    LMH - I ran just 8M this morning, quite a leisurely and haphazard effort. Hamstring started to tighten a bit towards the end, so now got the ice pack out. I suppose the good thing about icing hammies is that you can sit in the ice pack and forget about it, rather than having to contort yourself clutching it to the inflamed partimage

    Anyway going to have a circumspect few days to hopefully shift it.
  • hope you had a good one, LMH!

    RFJ: crossing my fingers for you tomorrow. Pre-race nerves are good image

    DD: monster-ride. Bet you walk like John Wayne today image

    Coming down with a cold methinks. Rotten timing. Hope to keep it at bay for another 18 hours so I can race tomorrow ...  well, it's no A race, so if I feel shit I will simply jog around. Enforced rest today though in the hope that Echinacea and Vicks First Defence do their magic.

  • What: not a lot (bracing walk on beach)
    Why: on call and trying to be good
    Last rest: yesterday
    Lyrics: no

    LMH no earache (see why above!)image
    Hope all went well for you and StrayCelt

    DD that sounds like some ride!
    RFJ calming vibes and hope all goes to plan tomorrow

  • DD - sounds like a great ride.

    Alehouse - I wonder if a specialist dressing may help promote wound healing? Have you had the stitches out?

    chickadeee - rotten timing.

    Hope it all goes well tomorrow RFJ.

    sweep - hopefully today's rest will have benefits tomorrow.

    Sounds sensible Tom.

    Woke this morning with yesterday's sinus headache still very much in evidence and a raised RHR - I suspect my tooth is the cause. Still HR wasn't high enough to mean that I shouldn't run and it was an opportunity for some faster running rather than a PB attempt so I could still achieve that.

    Managed to identify Straycelt at the start, nice to meet you - he was dressed for a long day - hope it went ok, sorry I couldn't stay around to see you in. We were chatting away when the gun went so had a leisurely start waiting to cross the line then I was frustrated by the many slow runners in my way - totally my own fault and teh race is chip timed anyway. Still managed my usual fast first mile then just tried to settle in. Was working consistently though the mile splits were affected by the turns, slight inclines and short stretched into the wind (not that there was much). Just ran pretty much to feel, noting the mile splits and HR for the first three laps then managed to pick it up a little over the fourth lap to finish quite strongly. Looking forward to getting the 5k splits once they're online. Worked out I just had to keep sub 8s for the last lap to come home under 1.45 and crossed the line in 1.42.25 Garmin time.

    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • Nice to meet a fellow forumite LMH and yes it was a long day. However Ram in his second half-marathon (1st was Cardiff last month) was paced home sub 2.10 and chopped over 12 mins off his "PB". He was a happy boy and I was blinking cold. Interesting 4 lap and a bit course with 4 hairpins  and a few other bends per lap. Very exposed and weird crosswinds. Glad I took enough of the right kit for the plod.
    DD...big respect, don't think I could do 20mph for 1 hour on a good day let alone across that sort of terrain! AH..hope it calms down and heals a bit better soon.
    Now off to check the other rugby scores, contemplate a beer and wonder about a brisk run tomorrow

  • Well done lmh and stray, and good luck rfj
  • Well done LMH and Straycelt

  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭

    Congrats Stray and LmH, and good luck tomorrow RFJ!

  • What: Nothing

    Why: No time for parkrun what with a mild hangover to push through and alot of moving possessions into and out of a van...

    Last hard: Friday.

    Last rest: Thursday.

    Will probably go for a run tomorrow, I'm just a stones throw from a park now.

    Lyrics god yes.
  • Have a feeling I'm gonna have a mild hangover at cross country tomorrow :-/
  • Dubai Dave - fantastic ride!

    Little Miss Happy - 1.42 is a good time when you are not feeling that great.

    Alehouse - hope you start healing soon - are you taking plenty of vitamin c?

    Straycelt - nice bit of pacing from you.

    What: 5 miles run/walk hilly with son and Mae.

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