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Have fun tomorrow! I hope that you are feeling great and your run goes the way you want it.

Rip it up 18ck, you've got this!

go gO Go GO!!!

Enjoy those hills :)

Is it that time already? Good luck!

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Thanks everyone - I love the support I'm getting from m'scouts. We're all down here in Hampshire overnight and I'm psyching myself up for tomorrow's crack-of-dawn adventure. I have been standing naked in the car park with my face smeared in mud, howling at the moon. It's all part of the ritual.

Flyer had her school sports day today and I went along to see her in action and get some tips.

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Enjoy those hills :)

Oh and BTW thanks for not saying "enjoy the gentle slopes". Very tactful!
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Race Report

TLDR version:

egedagy5.jpg

Long version:

Basically, this was a disaster, considered as a race. Considered as a pleasant day in the country it was great, but this is a race report, not a pleasant day in the country report.

I made some mistakes in pacing and I think also in prep, because I was heavy, Un-springy, and burned myself out pushing up hills when most of the people nearby were saving their legs for flatter ground. By about mile 10, I was done in, with no energy and my legs pounded to pieces from running on loose chalk and flint rocks (the trails I train on are nice squishy mud)

Some uncontrollables went badly too: my water bottle leaked badly, I got a case of the runner's trots (luckily quite close to a toilet station) and the weather was baking. OK, I know 25 Celcius seems cool to you Arizonans, Australians and what-not but we're not used to the sun in this country and I felt like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego's older, fatter brother. Anyway, no excuses. I didn't come close to running it all and my 4.30 turned into... And I blush to write this... 5.50 so I'm recording a big fat fail on this goal.

Pleasant Day in the Country Report

Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery and when I wasn't fending off the vultures pecking at my supine form, some real moments of sublime scouty running. The people were really nice and some cyclists, walkers and passers-by called out encouragement as we ran (or trudged) past. There were lots of cows and sheep around and they bleated in a way that I could only construe as brotherly solidarity of one mammal to another on a fine solstice morning. Or maybe they were just scared. Either way.

When i got near the end, Flyer19 and Mrs 18ck ran along with me for a bit. Flyer19 had been doing assassin stuff in the adventure playground to pass the time, do we both got to do our best thing. Early night tonight I think...

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Pleasant Day in the Country Report

Beautiful weather, beautiful scenery and when I wasn't fending off the vultures pecking at my supine form, some real moments of sublime scouty running. The people were really nice and some cyclists, walkers and passers-by called out encouragement as we ran (or trudged) past. There were lots of cows and sheep around and they bleated in a way that I could only construe as brotherly solidarity of one mammal to another on a fine solstice morning. Or maybe they were just scared. Either way.

When i got near the end, Flyer19 and Mrs 18ck ran along with me for a bit. Flyer19 had been doing assassin stuff in the adventure playground to pass the time, do we both got to do our best thing. Early night tonight I think...

 

Nice :)

 

(Happy recovery!)

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I'd like to request more Pleasant Day in the Country Reports, please.

Also I think you might have forgotten the part where you finished a freaking marathon yesterday. I missed the part with the elation, back-patting, and "oh yeah, this is not normal human body stuff, I'm an occasional superhero" remarks.

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hi!

you can blush as much as you want, im still so impressed with what you just did!!!! :)

* will run in your honor later today*

:^) Thanks!

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I'd like to request more Pleasant Day in the Country Reports, please.

Also I think you might have forgotten the part where you finished a freaking marathon yesterday. I missed the part with the elation, back-patting, and "oh yeah, this is not normal human body stuff, I'm an occasional superhero" remarks.

Hm, well I suppose so.

Thanks for the upcheering anyway. Maybe I won't jack it all in and become a druid after all.

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*gets out of bed*

Hey, who stole my legs and left these rigid wooden poles in their place?

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2. Bonus round: Translate at least one of my own posts and one of somebody else's into portuguese per week

 

You'd struggle with some of mine. They barely count as English.

 

Sad to hear your race didn't pan out as hoped, but I get the impression you thought it might be too much, too soon. Well done for making the effort!

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Oh blimey, I'd forgotten all about that goal. Ok, tomorrow's job will be resetting goals for the remaining 4 weeks. Exciting because I can pick whatever I like. Pole dancing, the watermelon-only diet and yogic flying this time, I think. Yes, and learn klingon.

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Sorry you didn't get the run you wanted. All I know is, you could have done a lot worse. Remember the marathon link Primeval posted in general? Yea, thought so. Eat, sleep, and be merry.

 

You have done what few have dared to attempt. You are the accomplishment, 18ck. You are, not the marathon, but you. We are ever grateful for your dedication and power to achieve and push the envelope.

 

Now the the recovery begin!

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I decided to read a scouty thread while I stretched out my quads :P of course I had to choose yours. That course diagram was terrifying and reading through this made my legs ache more I think lol you have quite the family I must say :) And if you can finish that Godzilla marathon... I can do my little 5k. -inspired-

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Oh blimey, I'd forgotten all about that goal. Ok, tomorrow's job will be resetting goals for the remaining 4 weeks. Exciting because I can pick whatever I like. Pole dancing, the watermelon-only diet and yogic flying this time, I think. Yes, and learn klingon.

Klingon pole dancing. You know someone, somewhere is doing it right now.

 

::and then I Googled "Klingon pole dance." :: 

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You'd struggle with some of mine. They barely count as English.

 

Sad to hear your race didn't pan out as hoped, but I get the impression you thought it might be too much, too soon. Well done for making the effort!

 

Faria um grande esforço com uns dos meus. Apenas parecem-se com inglês.

Lamento em ouvi a sua corrida não aconteceu como esperou, mas tenho a impressão que creu pode estar demasiado demais cedo. Felicidades para tentar

 

Ugh, lots of horrible circumlocutions there. Let's plug that into gtranslate and see what it says

 

Would make a great effort with my ones. Just resemble English. 

I am sorry to hear your race did not happen as expected, but I get the impression that he believed might be too too early. Cheers for trying

I think O Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua should make me their linguistic ambassador, don't you?

Actually, that middle bit turned out quite well. And portuguese doesn't bother with pronouns much. If I'd cheated a bit I could have made it maybe 10% more translator-friendly. When I first typed it I made a typo "perecem-se" instead of "parecem-se" so the second sentence was rendered "just perish with english" which seems quite apt, really.

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Sorry you didn't get the run you wanted. All I know is, you could have done a lot worse. Remember the marathon link Primeval posted in general? Yea, thought so. Eat, sleep, and be merry.

 

You have done what few have dared to attempt. You are the accomplishment, 18ck. You are, not the marathon, but you. We are ever grateful for your dedication and power to achieve and push the envelope.

 

Now the the recovery begin!

Thanks - this is really nice!

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Good job on finishing that marathon! 5:50 is not bad for such a challenging course. Sounds like it was a great learning experience. You'll be able to get closer to your "A" next time.

Thanks. 

I heard from my co-workers that the Hackney Half Marathon at the weekend had a record number of people being carted off to Homerton Hospital due to dehydration. Flat and easy but apparently badly organised and also i guess in town so less fresh air circulating, more pollution probably didn't help. Yeah, I guess I didn't do so bad. I've already past the "waaaah, I'm too old for marathons" stage and into the "when's the next one?" phase.

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I decided to read a scouty thread while I stretched out my quads :tongue: of course I had to choose yours. That course diagram was terrifying and reading through this made my legs ache more I think lol you have quite the family I must say :) And if you can finish that Godzilla marathon... I can do my little 5k. -inspired-

Yep, I do have quite a family. They have been very nice in looking after me too.

And after that comic strip Primeval posted in the Tavern I'd be careful mentioning Godzilla and marathons in the same breath if I were you - you'll set Teri off! ;-)

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There are no exceptions to Rule 34.

*googles*

By crikey this is educational stuff. 

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*googles*

By crikey this is educational stuff.

Careful, you can't unsee some things ... in research for photos for my thread I came across an anthropomorphized Homestar Runner and Strong Bad doing... well, implying things at least.

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OK, I've been thinking about this and I don't think I'm going to carry on marathon training for a while. I'll maybe come back to it in a year or so when I've developed more speed and ability to keep up the pace over time. In other words, I'm going to train 5 and 10k. I'll also be putting more effort into strength and sculling. I'll make some goals out of those but it'll be something along the lines of

1. Row 2x per week

2. Weights 1x per week, bw 1x per week

3. Long run @one lap of the park only, with two more short runs to consist of proper timed intervals not just what I can be arsed doing

4. Portu.... wait for it.... Geese!

 

Flyer and i are thinking of entering the Spartan Sprint (me) and Junior Spartan (her) on the same day in what the organisers disingenuously term "South London". It's in Uckfield, actually. In UK terms that's the equivalent of calling the USA "South Canada"*. Anyway, she's sort of nervous/excited. I am sort of nervous/terrified. We thought it would be a good excuse for her to do more fun strength training stuff - shoulder-taps, negative pushups, parkour, maybe learn a pk roll and get muddy to acclimatise for it, while I run, throw myself off buildings and have cannonballs fired into my nads to prepare for what happens in the adult events. Still not definitely decided, but I think it would be fun**.

 

 

 

 

*=ha ha ha, I like that, actually

**=for her to see me beaten senseless by a man with a big stick

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Oh, ha ha, South Canada. I'm close enough to Canada, I'm good with the stars and stripes! lololol They stole my maple leaf so there's no going to the other side!  :tongue:

 

So? Whatcha dooing?

I see a new plan, which I think is sound, wise, and - hum? that's it I guess. ;-) Sorry. Just ask Phy what kind a mood I'm in today. Anywhoo. I'm glad you and Flyer are training together. Every time I hear about it, it sounds like it's exactly what you both needed. You feed well off each other (no, not touching that) when you're pushing each other to kick butt and take names. She's gonna be awesome as an adult as she's already pretty cool now! Nice job, dad.

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I see a new plan, which I think is sound, wise, and - hum? that's it I guess. ;-) Sorry. Just ask Phy what kind a mood I'm in today. ...

 

She's gonna be awesome as an adult as she's already pretty cool now! Nice job, dad.

 

Thanks - it's more fun training with someone who appreciates my terrible puns, and we always have a nice time.

As for moods, I'll ask you myself. What sort of mood are you in?  

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