“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future I wanna fly like an eagle To the sea Fly like an eagle Let my spirit carry me” Fly Like and Eagle Steve Miller Band Time. Indeed. Wibbly, wobbly, timey-wimey stuff, as we mentioned a while back … More Like an Eagle
So after a disappointing week where it felt a little frayed at the edges, the weekend closed off on a positive note. The mid-week runs had been a bit of struggle, the hill repeats were a horror show (‘Horrible Hills and Where To Find Them’ was going to be a blog post, but I moved … More Festina Lente
A week on. A week closer to Hardman. Training continues, as does life. Obviously. After the long spin last Sunday, I didn’t imagine I would do much on Monday, but as the diary clearly shows (and I’m not that senile that I can’t remember back about six days), I went for a run of about … More What would Rorschach say?
This week’s training has been somewhat curtailed with fire service activities. Such is the way with the journeyman retained firefighter. I was keeping an eye on my left knee, so gym work was tailored to avoid any additional stress on Monday morning. Wednesday morning came, and I met up with a few of the Liffey … More The Woods are lovely, dark and deep
Do you come from a land down under? Where women glow and men plunder? Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover… ‘Down Under’ Men at Work The week has drawn to a close with yet another Winter storm. This one was Gertrude, and no sooner had she … More Men at work
Nothing much to report really, which begs the question… oh, well. As the great Magnus Magnusson was wont to say, I’ve started so I’ll finish. Head colds have been hanging around the house. And most unwelcome visitors they are too. It would seem half the country is suffering, and anecdotally, it’s easy to imagine the … More Bah, humbug… but maybe gym’ll fix it!
There now follows a brief post on progress to date. The first month of the programme has been completed, and we’re now well into Week 5 of the second month. Yesterday was a tough one. The weather was very mild, which all sounds terrifically inoffensive and pleasant, if you are planning a picnic. I was … More One down, two to go…
Just for the hell of it, I tried the exercise bike in the station gym. I was hoping to get a sense of heart rate thresholds. I did a warm-up for 20 minutes, then pushed it for 5, then eased back for 2, and then went again, repeating that 5 minute burst 4 times in … More Something’s leaking…