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Hey little sister, what have you done?
Great track. Perhaps it really is best if I post it on the training thread rather than events.....
Blisters: Brilliant Track Great singer, I'm a massive fan.
What:4M Steadily done mainly off road due to icy paths.
Why: Being careful
Coffee calling so cvatch up over that.
Tom and wabo: I used to watch Dixon with my grandpa on a Saturday night in the mid 1970s as it was one of his favourite TV programmes. Just wandered back down memory lane...
Not going to be the day I expected: found out late last night that the funeral for a friend is today, 2 hours drive away. I had been told it was next Friday. I hadn't mentioned it earlier, but this is the guy who I ran with at Uni and had won the English Schools: whilst he had been given three months to live, he barely made three weeks, which is perhaps a blessing. He died last Saturday, the day before his 56th birthday.
Physio will have to be rescheduled.
Sounds as though it could be a difficult day on several fronts Alehouse - look after yourself.
Blisters - nice swim set.
sweep - I find a run usually does help it's just harder to get out there when you feel like that.
What: 30 minutes easy run or restWhy: time limited, throat sore, excess calories from yesterday to useLast hard: 2/12Last rest: 1/12
Lyrics - love it.
morning all, AleH - make sure you give him a fitting send off, sincerest best wishes for todayBlisters - good work in the water , and with the Christmas shenanigansGGG - sounds like a good planSweep - well done for getting the run inWhat - either 4 easy if I can get out at lunchtime, otherwise restWhy - out tonight with a few pals so won't have the opportunity laterManaged 2x almost 3m loops on road (2.95 on google maps) while eldest had ladies hockey training last night. Finished off with 6 laps of the track cool down. All at steady/easy pace, but needed to be as was cold & windy with the added bonus of driving rain for the last half of the session.Averaged about 8.15/8.20 m/miling.last rest - if not today, was last FridayLast hard - Tuesdaylyric - yup
Yesterday's lyrics were Venga Boys Witch Doctor, awful song, awful band, but it's what was in my head! Sorry again for the confusion though! No relation to the quality of the doctors here by the way!Chicka hope your Mum is ok? Regarding cakes, there is a Hairy Biker recipe that doesn't use raisins, I'm sure it's online somewhere...Ale I hope today goes as well as it can.
What: a wander round the town and Christmas marketWhy: guests from England are here.Lyrics: yes
Good news is I have an appointment with a specialist on Monday, fingers crossed she'll be able to tell me what's going on.
I think we need to start having some photos of these home made cakes!
Have a good one all.
AH...ouch, deepest sympathy and hope today goes as well as it can.Emzap...good luck with apptLyrics:YepWhat:Core seshLast Hard: This morningLast rest: YesterdayBack to gym for genmtle treadie and step sesh to keep OH company the tapoer for tomorrow's 20K
I think I will make a Christmas cake next year. LMH, that exotic version sounds yum! I would probably lace it with rum to complete the Carribean theme Emzap: hope the appointment goes well.
alehouse wrote (see)
Morning! Not going to be the day I expected: found out late last night that the funeral for a friend is today, 2 hours drive away. I had been told it was next Friday. I hadn't mentioned it earlier, but this is the guy who I ran with at Uni and had won the English Schools: whilst he had been given three months to live, he barely made three weeks, which is perhaps a blessing. He died last Saturday, the day before his 56th birthday. Physio will have to be rescheduled.
. That's a tough call, ale. Never easy when close friends die, especially at an awfully young age. Hope your mate gets a great send-off. what: 10.5 freezing mileswhy: toughing it out (although I'm very close to joining a gym ... only my hate of treadies is still putting me off a little)last hard: the frozen groundlast rest: Monday:lyrics: Yes! Used to fancy him rotten when I was 16 or 17
Tom - I found the foam roller helped my hammy, as did a tightly rolled up small towel under the thigh (as long as your sitting on a hard chair/bench)touch wood - 2 weeks niggle free here....
chickadeee - think of the treadie as mental strength training. My record to date is two hours on one but I wouldn't like to do it often. If you like rich, moist fruit cake you definitely need to make yourself one next year. What do you traditionally have in Germany that's similar at this time of year?
Good news Tom.
Sounds like you're sorted Dustin.
Early start tomorrow Straycelt? If so - hope you have a good one.
Anyone else racing this weekend?
An unexpected window of opportunity opened this morning so I managed to fit in a good progressive 30 minutes on the treadie. Feel much better for it too.
blisters, lol thats funny! I think I know these lyrics..
oh alehouse, how sad. It makes you sit back and think.. I hope all goes as well as it can
GGM hope park run goes well, tempted myself but depends if I can get up in the morning
no races this weekend for me, whcih is nice. Getting all the tiles off my bathroom walls instead!
what: run and gym later
why: erm, want to
last hard: weds
last easy: yesterday
have a lovely weekend all
yep lyrics just read again and pop!
What: Just baking (for tomorrow night) and sea kayaking Xmas night outWhy: It's that time of yearLast hard: skating on paths last nightLast rest: WednesdayLyrics: no
Alehouse: a hard day but hopefully some good memories
Maybe a run in the morning although forecast not good (heavy rain and Westerly gales)
Well, back from the funeral: in fact apart from the sombre moments it was actuallly a FUN-eral if one can have such a thing. Celebratory and amusing! He would have approved!
A walk to the pub is needed this evening!
Enjoy well deserved pint AH and toast those good memories.LMH...not tpoo bad...up at 7. Race starts at 11 but will be at least 20 mins shorter than that half Still a long sesh so def counting as LSRSweep...I've got a Park Run 20 minutes away and it's 09.00 Sat morning yet I have tkd at 10.30. Toying with the idea as I could use some short sharp runs yet feel I might be a tad tired for tkd. Anyone else been to/got some opinions/advice on merits or otherwise.
PS the real WHAT:Friday: OSKA (Sea Kayaking) night ootSaturday: Orkney Polar Bears Xmas Dip and PartySunday:55
Mmm may have to get some running in to keep on top of all of this
OH: I shall give my regards to HM this evening. 55 what? Miles/pints/years?? The rest of your weekend sounds too wet and cold to me!!
Tonight's sea kaying outing is entirely on shore!and 55 years (too old for 55 pints/years )
GGG: it was Tom who asked about the parkruns...but as you have mentioned them, going for 50 is an ambitious plan by the end of 2013! Also it is ambitious to have mulled cider and breakfast in the pub before the run. I would leave it until afterwards.
oops should have been too old for 55 pints /miles!
Lyrics: White Wedding by Billy Idol. Clearly Tom is pre-punk, although this was rather Top 40 version of mild punk, like Boomtown Rats or something.
Unfortunately, no opportunity to work from home today (Friday), and the motorways were not clever. A vote for peace within the family household was not even a question, it was a necessity. No training.
Alehouse. Like you say 56 is a bit too close for comfort (eh Tom?). If it's appropriate to wet a baby's head with a pint or two, then surely it's appropriate to do funerals in the Irish manner. Take a week over it and sober up later. I've got ideas about what I want at my funeral, and one thing is a decent meal, none of this stuff about a plate of curly sandwiches.