Taper time…

IN WHICH MONTHS OF TRAINING ARE NEARING AN END, AND WE CAST A COLD EYE ON THE DUBLIN MARATHON COURSE, PLUS AUTUMN THROWS UP A FEW GOLDEN MOMENTS… Well, that seems to have come around fairly quickly. My mate and I have been training for the Dublin Marathon (how do you know someone is training … More Taper time…

Back in the saddle

IN WHICH WE GET SOME EXERCISE THAT DOESN’T INVOLVE RUNNING, RUN OUT OF WOOD AT JUST ABOUT THE RIGHT TIME, AND HAVE A TIMELY REMINDER ABOUT THE LAMENTABLE LEVELS OF SAFETY FOR CYCLISTS ON THE ROAD… AND MAKE YET ANOTHER IMPULSIVE PURCHASE I treated our wood-burning stove to some TLC yesterday. I took the doors … More Back in the saddle

“Oh what a tangled web we weave…”

“…When first we practise to deceive! (…ourselves we can train for a triathlon when we’re working).” Sir Walter Scott, ‘Marmion’ (with addendum by Unironedman). ‘Twas a funny week, training-wise. We’ve just started into Week 9, and it’s billed as a recovery week. Just as well. The holiday break shook the schedule a little, and added … More “Oh what a tangled web we weave…”