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Brilliant performance Reg and longest report I've read - great stuff!
SG - Got the lap times wrong = too tired to think last night..
Amazing stuff Reg! The speed of your bike leg on that terrain is just astounding and finishing off with a 3:13 marathon off next to bugger all running training confirms your natural resilience as well as the benefits of cross training.
One of our training group had to stop doing the New Forest 10 for a bit yesterday because he got a bit breathless in the heat, our coach this morning was saying he really thinks organisers should think about the distances of these events if they put them on in the summer - as it generally effects the more novice runners more than 'experienced pros' like us.
Perhaps 10k tops in the summer - I certainly won't do anything longer in the summer apart from a Sunday run, if organisers want longer distances they might think about putting them on in the winter.
Great racing and reporting Reg, but WHERE DID YOU PARK? Having recently parked in Tenby, this information would actually mean something to me for once.
Love the enthusiasm for the whole thing, the turning up late and plunging into the water, the deciding on the hoof to do a full marathon off Jade Goody-level training. Fantastic stuff. A really creditable top 10 out of it too, after non-ideal build up.
What was your wife doing the whole time though?
Fine 3000 there too Simon.
Had a rare Friday down t'track, where I cranked out a nifty 5 mile tempo in some searing heat. Then a 13, also in some searing heat, in the park on Saturday. Reading AC were clearly hosting a SAL match in the park at the same time, as I was minding my own business cranking out a long run, when suddenly a Hillingdon AC chap I've raced against a few times came tearing past me doing his warm-up. Bit disorientating until I worked out what was up. Then 10 x 300 yesterday.
Biggest exertion of the weekend though was trying to drill holes through thick porcelain bathroom tiles. Approximately one hour per hole. My weekend's labours amounted to one toilet roll dispenser and one towel hook. Awful.
Stevie G said:
A farcical event. One that looks like they are in the throes of filling their pants with brown.
It would be a shame to lose race walking. You haven't known comedy until you've stood in the stands at the Vet's League watching a 2K race walk. Particularly when a number of your clubmates are giving it a go. Highlight was watching a 'sprint finish' between someone with a 33 minute 10K PB and someone more used to running in the high 40s. Racewalking - the great leveller.
Ric, hard to drill a smaller hole through the tile first when I only need a 6-8mm hole in the first place. Tile drill bits only go down to 5mm, and that one snapped off within 20 seconds of starting to use it!
Reg, yes, now using a diamond tipped bit. Still taking close to an hour per hole.
These tiles are Italian, and therefore stubborn and uncooperative by nature.
Probably need to use the reverse gear on the drill then!
I had to do some drilling into Italian porcelain to fit a blind. You may already be doing this, but just in case - masking tape on the surface (to stop the drill built moving) then tap a small hole with a nail get through the surface. Drill on a high torque, low speed setting and not on the hammer setting...
Bike this morning. Some pain in leg at the end, which I think is because of the exercises. Physio is recommending a couple of days of no exercise this week, then trying a short run Saturday.
Nice session by the way SG.
Christ they'll be asking 'So what car are you driving these days then Malcolm?' still got the Sierra?
Only because I'm a rubbish 'bloke'. Can't do DIY to save my life, bit useless around the house. Apparently being blokey by watching football and drinking isn't quite the same says the missus. The cheek!
Looking forward to a wet night running around a rugby pitch by the M1 in Luton tonight..mmm..