Friday 10th September

Through the hard times and the good

What: Crunchie
Why: Crunchie
Last hard: no Crunchie last Friday
Last rest: it has been a long time since I had a Crunchie
Lyrics: Yes


  • Morning.

    Good placing MadameO - have to wag my finger gently at the earphones though, one of my pet hates in races. Sympathy on the spider front. It's bound to have left the room via a small crack around the window so you won't see it when you open the door image

    What:           short, easy swim.
    Why:             mini-taper.
    Last hard:    managing the in-laws prior to our holiday (yep, they're with us all week)>
    Last rest:    I shall need one when I get back from holiday I think.

    Lyrics - no.

    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • mavamava ✭✭✭


    good stuff MadameO.  

    What: 2.35 miles streak saver done
    Why: it's all I could face
    Last hard: all of yesterday
    Last rest: 6 April

    We went to our local theatre last night for the monthly comedy night.  Guest star was Reginald D Hunter.  Interesting set he did.  Thought provoking and not entirely what I would call a stand up comedy set.  Funny in places.  Uncomfortable in places.  There was another one who was excellent - Doc Brown.  Very funny. 

    So a second night out in a week, with more alcohol.  I really must stop this.  Today's run was therefore very hard but very much faster than usual.  

    Today I have one meeting at work.  And the sadist who booked it deserves to be shot.  3pm to 5pm on a Friday afternoon.  Bah.   Add that to the fact that I've basically been told that when we are reorganised I will be demoted.  Pay protection blah  blah blah but quite clearly no longer a senior person.  My whole department is currently made up of people looking for new jobs.

    Enjoy your crunchie.

  • GobiGobi ✭✭✭
    Mava - feel you frustration as I was side ways shifted this year

    I probably should have mentioned some training

    What: 2km of swimming including a session not just a plod. I am actually getting faster!!!!
    Short bike and run Lunchtime
    Bodypump PM ??
    Why: Starting to think winter so starting to organise the training.
    Last hard: Wednesday
    Last rest: 8 days
  • What: 10k easy
    Why: It was supposed to be 12 but I didn't feel up to it
    Last hard: Tuesday
    Last rest: Friday

    Plan for the weekend is a long run tomorrow and a shorter one Sunday. We're heading up to re Wairarapa for the weekend (LMUH - not the whole club this time!) so will update when I can.

    Have a good weekend all
  • Morning

    Thanks for all your wishes the sedation was good only remember part of it then got pampered went back to the home of my escorts i slept on the couch had some soft food later came home in the evening. But won't run today as precaution however i do have a massage booked

    However i won't be up to a Crunchie

    Madame O Great picture

    Mava  -Sorry to hear that

  • Morning folks.

    Gobi - sounds very positive on the swimming front!

    Nice placing MO. Was it a pb?

    Gobi / mava - they're constantly reorganising here at the moment and making redundancies each time. Not a particularly nice time to be working here tbh, but I've been here too long to walk away for something else without getting made redundant!

    What: legs stiff so had a lie-in am / pm  - most likely a (current) MP run (with 8-10m of effort, possibly split in two).
    Why: Friday is all about the MP run and for the next few weeks I have the flexibility to put it either am or pm as I adjust back to proper training. Will run easy and stick it in tomorrow's long run instead if still stiff later though.
    Last effort: Wednesday.
    Last rest: Sunday.
    Lyrics: yep. Great tune.

    Have a good day all.

  • Morning all

    Rest day here - looks like i've timed it good with the weather.

    Madame - Next race imagine the spider is behind you!!

    Best of luck to the racers.

    Thought - During my recent 10 mile race in the last 1/4 of a mile a fella in front of me collapsed, couldnt stand, even though he seemed "compus mentus". He tried several times to get up but just kept collapsing on the ground. Has this ever happened any of you on here? - interesting, if a bit disturbing to see, i can only imagine what it must feel like - does it come on suddenly or gradually - i wasnt expecting to see this in a 10 mile race.

    LMH - I've had Mother In Law for last 5 weeks - running going great.

  • Morning. image

    What: Up early, 5.1 mile bike to work and 1600m frontcrawl. Will run at lunchtime (5-6 @ MP) and cycle home this evening.
    Why: Bike/Swim - burn calories. Run - quality day. 
    Last hard: Tuesday's 6.2 mile with 4 @ HMP.
    Last rest: Saturday
    Lyrics: No

  • Morning.

     What: 9 miles of hill training

    Why: Training for Cardiff Half Marathon. Going for sub 1hr 40mins.

    Last Hard: Sunday 10k

    Last Rest: Last Thursday!!

  • image ee up Chomski! image  .......I see my young cousin is emmigraing to the big smoke. Good luck with the 1:40 !!!
  • hello & happy Friday
    mava - sorry about the works issue, as Gobi says I don't think its unique to you.
    I'd like to see Reginald D Hunter, find him quite funny, although I wouldn't feel too beat up about nights out + alcohol. Life's for living right?
    MadameO - well done with the half, but I too side with LMH on the ear attachments , tut tut, training yes, racing no. I believe there is a thread somewhere on said issue !!
    Good luck to those surviving in-law visits and good luck to chomski for the sub 100

    What - couple of easy miles
    Why - mashed muscles, LSR tomorrow early doors
    Last hard - yesterday
    Last rest - Saturday

    Enjoy the crunchies, and have a groovy weekend

  • I was side-shifted and fell off the edge of the cliff.

    Not been around for a while, not training, and having a major re-think about life.

    be back when I've sorted myself out; or maybe not.

    Have a good one!

  • mavamava ✭✭✭

    Hey AF, hope you get it sorted. 

    I would be quite pleased to be offered redundancy.  I've been on a contract here for 15+ years so would get a decent pay off.  Unfortunately there will be no compulsory redundancies and they've set things up in such a way that if you don't take what you're offered that's your problem not theirs.  I have joined a union for the first time since I was in the Students' Union. 

  • Dr.Dan wrote (<a>see</a>)
    <img> ee up Chomski! <img>  .......I see my young cousin is emmigraing to the big smoke. Good luck with the 1:40 !!!

    Cheers Dan.

    She's moving down on Thursday. We both turn 40 in the next two weeks so it's pretty much parties all round!

  • Morning,

    Well, I have 10 days of annual leave to play with... I suppose I should start it with some cleaning *looks guiltily around flat* image

    Recover well and enjoy the massage Pammie. 

    Sorry to hear that Mava (and also Gobi and TT - not nice to have that sort of crap going on at work).

    Ah yes, the old ipod debate - I must admit it's never bothered me before, but this year with my new-found racing mojo I've started feeling bad about it. I don't think I'm quite ready to do away with it in Amsterdam, but it may be my new year's resolution! One change at a time image TT - yes it was a PB, 1:42:53... still a minute slower than my nemesis though.

    Good luck with the in-laws LMUH and Paddy. Re the spider, I did actually pass one when I was out running the other week. Most odd as you don't usually see the little buggers out on the street - they're usually too busy plotting world domination in a corner somewhere. Not sure what pace it was doing though.

    Have never collapsed during a race fortunately, but at mile 23 of Abingdon a few years back I had to stop and walk for a bit because I thought I was simultaneously going to throw up, pass out and shit myself. Hope the guy was ok.

    Have a great weekend M, and a good long run tomorrow.

    Hello Chomski, and good luck with the half!

    AF, wishing you well in sorting yourself out, and really hope you'll come back. In the meantime, have you killed Peter Rainbow?

    What: 11 miles slow

    Why: Midweek long run that I've had to shift.

    Last hard: Sunday

    Last rest: Monday

    Lyrics: I think so.

    HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!

  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭

    Hi all you guys!!

    Mava hope job stuff goes ok

    pammie hope you are ok? 

    Like af, really not been training much, achilles is now sorted because of that although the right has started to twinge a bit now which is maddening!!

    Did Inca Trail in August, my daughter seems to be glued to Peru, she should be in NZ now but cannot leave Peru!

    Hope everyone is doing ok, nice  to pop in and see some familiar faces.

    WHat: rest

    why: tri on sunday

    last hard: weds 5k race

    last easy thursday

    I will be attempting to swim the whole 400 front crawl, not a biggy for some but it is for me, wibble!

    Have a lovely weekend all

    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    oh and I do know gobi's lyrics!!
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • emzapemzap ✭✭✭

    Morning all

    What: yoga

    Why: it's yoga day

    Lyrics: yes yes yes!

    Pammie: glad you survived the dentist ordeal image

    AF: good luck with sorting life out, hope everything goes ok

    Have a good day.

  • meant to say I too know the words today

    Hi wabo , jealous of your Inca trip...
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    it was amazing Dustin, have to say!
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • A'noon peeps.What:4M Steady for me this morning, Why:Its a recovery week for me this week. Get back into it from Monday.Catch up in a minute.Lyrics: Yes, think so.Have a good one.
  • Apologies for my previous post lay out !image

    Wabo: Nice to have you back.

  • Nice to have you back Wabo.

    AF - don't be gone too long and as for thinking - don't do too much, it's over rated you know!

    M - dish the goss - but not whilst I'm internet-less in the wilds of Norfolk image

    Five weeks Paddy? That deserves an award.

    Hello Chomski.

    MadameO - surely a big city marathon with lots of support would be the ideal place to ditch the i-pod?

    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • LMH - Yeah - Five weeks. She's awaiting the call to go in for an operation. She's not that bad really - doesnt say a whole lot but hogs the TV - not that i get much chance to watch it though.

    AF - Look after yourself - Try and get back on the Horse!!!!!!!!

  • Hello Wabo, nice to see you image 

    LMUH, that is true but I really struggle with anxiety at the best of times (not just races but life in general)and I think any deviations from my normal marathon routine might be a bit much to cope with this time. Got some XCs coming up soon after though so will be ditching it then!

    Paddy, hope the MIL's op goes well and that she doesn't have to wait too long.

  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    hi madamO, nice to be here!
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • emzapemzap ✭✭✭

    Well I lasted till 4.20 on Friday with no cake, biscuits etc or alcohol image feeling quiet proud of myself!

    Paddy I'll try not to overdo it over the weekend.  Hopefully as it'll feel like a treat, I'll eat less than usual anyway!

  • Afternoon

    What work
    Why  same as yesterday
    Lyrics yes

    LMUH I have absoloutley no idea if its piri whatsits as I'm relatively clueless on these things. The pain is slowley recinding and was able to produce a light jog when I realised how late I was picking the mini PP's up from school. Will have to run tomorrow as I have left my bike at work on purpose.

  • postie - the piriformis will give you a right pain in the bum, sometimes confused with sciatic pain as it can radiate from top of the buttock down into the glute. If it is this there are some good (but difficult to explain) stretches that help - I'd advise a google.

    Well done emzap.

    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • mavamava ✭✭✭

    hey Wabo, good to see you.

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