Monday 11th February 2019 I think I might be happy if I wasn't out with them


Lyrics: I think I might be happy if I wasn't out with them
And they're happy it's a lovely place to be

Hope today goes well, RFJ, and going forwards!

What: M73 is doing 40 minutes. Not sure whether I will tack some more on

Why: legs seem tired. Whether I can manage to make it up to another happy hour remains to be seen. 
Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.


  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭
    Morning all
    Well done on the podium finish Gobi
    What - easy recovery run
    Why - 20 miles yesterday. Easyish pace, taking out a couple of locals for 16-18 miles as part of their first marathon training (both should go sub 4). 20 mile race next weekend (Bramley).
    last rest - 3 weeks
    last hard - Saturdays XC 
    Oh eldest turned 21 yesterday, celebrated up in Leeds with her pals, she's home this weekend. Where did those years go??
  • GobiGobi ✭✭✭
    Morning all and thank you.

    Nobody remembers 1st loser :-)

    It was a good workout none the less.

    What : easy run  d&d  easy ride PM
    Why: yesterday's hard and tomorrows testing 
    Last hard: see above
    Last rest: 31st October
    Lyrics : no
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Morning again!

    What: 61 minutes, largely off road on gravel trails

    Why: Monday's happy hour. 40 minutes with M73 and then plodded on on my own.

    Beautiful day. Less wind; crisp, cold, sunny. 
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • Well done for getting out at the weekend in the weather for those affected.

    Nice first lady finisher at parkrun chicksta.

    Well done on your 2nd place Gobi. 

    Decent pr time for one legged running RFJ.  Good luck for your new job starting today.

    Hope the rest of your kit turns up today Alex.

    Well done on the XC Dustin and a nice 20 miler on top too.  Easy recovery is well deserved today.

    A chest torch sounds quite a useful bit of kit WP - should have a look at one of those.

    Kitchen shopping sounds pretty stressful emzap.

    Nice outing with M73 today Ale.

    Glad you had a good run on Saturday LMH and could fit some more in around your guest.

    XC Skiing weekend went well for me - did approx. an HM on Saturday and a bit less on Sunday.  Only fell over twice which is a pretty good result.  Definitely a good cross training exercise in particular for the upper body which I don't train enough and stresses other muscles for the legs and feet so gave the running ones a bit of a rest.

    What: Not sure yet but nothing too intensive
    Why: Tired from the weekend
    Last hard:  the ground when I fell on it
    Last rest: runningwise 10.2.

    Lyrics: no
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    Morning all
    I wont alehouse, I promise...
    Gobi nice one!
    alex, my mate tail walked park run at the weekend - 1 hr 12, so your friend will be fine!
    RFJ good luck!! Its a lovely sunny day for you
    hazel, oh no you had a fall! Hope you are ok?  take care
    Alehouse, nice one, hope the legs are ok
    dustin, wow top miles!
    I did just under 2 hours yesterday morning, having an issue when I get to about 1.30 with a dead right foot.  Had this in the past, it gets on my nerves I am stumped as to what it is but I now think it isn't shoes but rather my actual foot!! Possibly morton's toe problem. I am doing a 20 miler in March and if it is a real struggle I will give up on Brighton.

    What: 40 mins easy later
    why: taking OH to hospital appt in Bishops Stortford this afternoon
    last hard: yesterday morning
    last rest: 31/12/16
    have a good day all
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • Hazel: I hope you were okay after the fall whilst skiing?
    I love my chest torch could never use a head torch hated it on my head.But I hardly know I have it on.This is second replacement they seem to last a year which in reality is around 6 months worth of use.

    Wabo: So sorry to hear about run especially with planned 20 mile race;-(

    RFJ: Good Luck today!!

    I felt ill this morning so no run then by 10.30 I started to feel better so thought I would pop out and just see.

    What 2 miles
    Why: All body wanted?HR is elevated
    Last hard: This run
    Lyrics: Maybe so no or is that a yes
    Last Rest 2/2
    Live each day as if it was your last  give it all you have to reap the rewards.
  • Morning.

    Yesterday's lyrics - Don't Stop by Fleetwood mac.

    Glad you were able to get your hour in Alehouse.

    Hope the new job goes well RFJ.

    Let's be honest Gobi -nobody remembers the winner either, we don't do it for fame and fortune (or if we do we'll be disappointed!).

    Glad you had a nice weekend Hazel.

    Good training Dustin.

    Is this about his foot Wabo? Does yours always play up after a certain amount of time/miles?

    What:               LSR
    Why:                didn't have time yesteday
    Last hard:        that wasn't as easy as I'd like
    Last rest:         27/1

    Lyrics - no.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    LMH going hospital for his foot, bone specialist just precaution I guess.  Mine has done this in the past.  I thought maybe off road shoes too narrow as I have high arch and wide feet.  But now it has happened in my road shoes.  I will try the lacing up different thing again see if it helps.  It is such a pain literally.  I feel like I need to try wiggle my toes about in my shoe but the shoe didnt feel tight.
    sorry your lsr wasn't how you wanted. 
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • alex_halex_h ✭✭✭
    Afternoon all,

    Shoes, shorts and socks arrived! So all here now! Hurrah! They are on my feet right now getting broken in a little bit. They are so comfy! 

    Weighday today - current weight 16st 3lbs. So dropped 3lbs last week by just being a bit sensible about what I put in my body. Hopefully it will continue as I add training in. My plan for this week is to make sure I drink 2 ltr water per day and be a bit better again with food. 

    LMH - still working in same place, so still get free swimming!
    Well done on race Gobi. 
    Hope you get sorted Wabo
    Dustin - My eldest turns 21 this year too...time flies!
    WP - hope your HR settles and all is OK
    Ale - well done on getting the hour in!
    Hazel - glad XC skiing went well. 

    What: TKD later
    Why: It's Monday
    Last hard: TKD yesterday was a little bit
    Last rest: Sat
    Lyrics: Not today

  • Cross posted with you earlier Poppy, sorry to hear that you are unwell again.

    Have you tried elastic laces Wabo. I don't use anything else now, love them.

    Good news about the kit and the swimming Alex. Well done on the weight loss.

    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • chickstachicksta ✭✭✭
    edited February 11
    Glad you're in one piece, Gobi. And 2nd is nothing to be ashamed of.

    Sorry you're under the weather again, Poppy :(

    Well done getting that LSR in, LMH even if it didn't feel easy (do they ever?)

    Wabo: bummer about foot issues. I get that on the bike but not when I run.

    Hazel: agree. Xc skiing is a really good alternative to running. Can you skate? I struggle a bit with the technique but when I get into a flow it's wonderful. Sadly I only get to do it every 10 years or so.

    Hope the first day at your new job went well, RFJ.

    Brilliant weight loss, Alex.

    Nice miles, Dustin.

    And well done on your long run, ale. Hope the achilles is ok?

    Ended up doing glute exercises yesterday. Better than nothing :)

    What: an hour on the bike and an hour on my feet (running)
    Why: blue skies but windy and I fancied a ride
    Last hard: the saddle
    Last rest: 23/1
    Lyrics: no
  • emzapemzap ✭✭✭

    Another couple of short walks here today. Hoping I can do at least a lap at track next week (would rather do it on the flat as the first test).

    Exciting getting back kit Alex :)

    Have a lovely evening all

  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭

    Glad you got the LSR in, LMH. Should have a few decent days of weather this week although possibly not tomorrow...and possibly chilly first thing in the mornings. Didn't you do MLRs on Saturday and Sunday as well?

    Emz: my first steps of running would be to do no more than a dozen steps running, then walk a little, and then another dozen steps. And that would be it for day one: see if there is any reaction at the time or later. I would say a lap of the track is too far initially...but you might be able to do it this time next week if you get over the first hurdles!

    Wonder how DonOL and SC are going on, amongst others. 
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
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