Friday, 30 November 2007
Was absolutely shattered last night with one thing and another - big run in the morning and then fast(er) run and longer row in the gym. So I just didn't get on the bike last night. Had a noggin of whisky or two for my cold - didn't work but had to try!!
Short 7 miler http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/episode/view.do?episodePk.pkValue=4527056
Am aiming to complete the three gym sessions in the week goal tonight so that'll be good to tick off and mileage is currently standing at about 64 miles on the old bike computer.
Thursday, 29 November 2007
Did a gym session last night and tonight. Did 20 minutes at 10.5km/h on treadmill and have upped distance on rower to 2500m. Times good for rower I think and about 3.5km on the treadmill in 20 mins isn't too bad.
I got the running goal completed this morning with a 7 miler which wasn't bad as I didn't get out of bed til 5:20. Am thinking about upping the goal to 20 miles from next week but not sure as yet.
Slight Weight Gain
Got what I deserved again - don't know if I'm subconsciously fattening myself up for winter in some wierd way but have put half a pound on this week. Nothing to do with subconscious am just being damned lazy and out of control and am going to be back on track tomorrow. Will put stats up as well.
Wednesday, 28 November 2007
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Just did quick run out on slow but comfy bike. Steady fourteen miles done.
Great Web Editor found
Found a really good freeware HTML editor called NVU which is utterly free and quite bloomin good. Their site is at - http://nvu.com/
Spreading The Blog Word
Went over to Westhills Stud Farm yesterday which is an enterprise run by my cousin Colin and his wife, Karen. Helped them out with a bit of HTML tuition which is a bit complicated because you need an understanding of HTML and also FTP to get files across, it also helps to know a bit about image sizing and compression and those kinds of things. So we muddled through and got the website updated but we needed a more cunning solution to the problem so what was the answer that lets Karen update the website with all manner of images and news about the Championship stallions she had???
Blogging of course, t'is the future!!
Main website (not my design) is at http://www.westhills-stud.co.uk/,
Blog is at http://www.westhillsstud.blogspot.com/
Monday, 26 November 2007
The lottery is wanting to use a load of money on a good cause and have chosen a reality-show sort of a format for selecting who should get the money.
So as Sustrans support walking and cycling as being sustainable transport for the future they’ve got my vote . You have to register, wait for one of those confirmation emails and then you can vote, but do make the effort to vote, as time goes on more folks will realise the benefits of cycling and walking on health, congestion and the environment and then we'll all want better trails and pathways away from the madding traffic!!
Connect2 answers the growing call for new ways of getting around. It will be a blueprint for reconnecting people to the places they want to go in a more environmentally-friendly way, transforming communities into places that people can take pride in. The project will make travel healthier, safer and more enjoyable for everyone. It will show how to develop sustainable local travel. The local environment will also benefit from attractive landscaping, seating and public art, to reflect the spirit and identity of the local community.
Bonus Ball is mine!!
We put 50p per bonus ball into a kitty every week at work and I’ve won three weeks worth of rollover!! Ha Ha. Only problem is Janette knows!
New Paul World Running Record
Did eight and half miles this morning which is my new world record – pace was down a little bit which is a bit surprising as I was going for it in places, was perfectly in time with a couple of MCR tunes off Black Parade (am going to look at pace though Okeover Park where I was bop on). Although in hindsight, my legs were all but done for at the end of it (funnily enough was listening to bits of Van Halen’s 1984 album in IPOD going round which features “Drop Dead Legs” and funnily enough was in danger of dropping dead (at least me legs were)). Still it’s pushing the boat out a little bit further every time. I reckon 10 miles by Christmas is well doable and so am well-pleased, really.
New Cycling Goal and New Cycling Route
Have decided that my cycling goal is no longer realistic with running and gym attendance goals added to the exercise regime so rather than try an kill myself with an unrealistic expectation have decided to lower the mileage goal to 70 miles which is just ten miles every day. To this end have also worked out a new route that is just a single lap through Mappleton and loads of criss-crossing of Ashbourne which works out more or less bang on 10 miles. Tried a version of it last night and it was dead good and have done something similiar tonight as well
Sid , a teacher? What next??
At work have trained a number of managers in using a GIS (geographical information systems) product we developed and have done coaching sessions with small teams in the past but someone’s asked me to teach her to play drums. So gave that a crack today. Tried to keep it simple and in all fairness the girl done good, but by crikey it's hard work - more to come when I get some progress in this newish field!!
Wahey Billy Davies Gone!
Doug rang me up this morning and asked if I’d heard Billy Davies’ had gone. Doug’s a bit upset at the news but I think it’s good. My only concern is us ending up with Steve McClaren but in fairness to him he did okay with Middlesborough even if watching England last week was a bit like watching Derby!!! New manager, bring it on, hopefully we’ll start playing two up front at home soon instead of negative 4-5-1’s!! I'm not sure whether Billy Davies wanted it on Saturday when he had a pop at the new chairman Adam Pearson or whether he was set up to do it as he knew he was going to get the chop. Whichever way you look at it though he's not done well this season and to moan about wanting money to buy in quality seems a bit rich with the club's most expensive signing not even getting an occasional full game but spending most of his time on the bench.
Weighed in this morning after the weekend and am 14st 7.5lbs so well pleased!! Am thinking about upping the running to three runs a week as I seem to do more exercise time if I run. This morning was a solid hour and a half of running for 8.5 miles which I think if it were cycling would probably have been fifteen minutes less.
Sunday, 25 November 2007
Have added basic exercise goals onto biking spreadsheet, not totally happy it's doing what I want but it's a start and now am thinking about how it should be. So next week it should be better. Good thing on stats is have done just over 3000 bike miles this year which is kind of cool!!
Me and John took on a pairing featuring Rams Legend Roger Davies today. Roger and his partner Carl (both nice folks, but then most golfers are) took us on in our fourth Winter League encounter of the season and guess what?? We won again and convincingly too! After the 12th we were 6-up with 6 to play so again in a position where we couldn't lose like last week. John made two great birdies in the front nine and I made a ruck of pars going round including another 25-footer on the tenth which is beginning to be my trademark. Roger and Carl won three holes I think including the thirteenth and fourteenth when we took our collective foot off the gas a bit again which is a habit we need to break I reckon, although in fairness Roger won the 14th with a birdie so no disgrace there. Anyway good stuff 100% record remaining intact. Next week it's the Christmas Fayre better-ball stableford so we'll probably play terrible with there being money on it!
Picture of 6'4" Rams Legend centre forward Roger Davies from 1972/73
Have been tidying "Slow but Comfy" up this afternoon as it was cakked up to the eyeballs with muck off Tissington Trail - not going to do it again til next summer I don't think. Am going for a
spin on the it in a bit after kids are bathed.
Saturday, 24 November 2007
Missed the 100 mile cycling goal but not through a lack of effort. Did damned near 30 miles today including 22 miles in the rain covered in cak after doing 11 miles up Tissington. Still two out of three goals ain't bad.
Friday, 23 November 2007
Did 7.5 miles this morning which finishes off this week's running goal in two sessions. Kept a steady pace of 5.7mph which is up on last weeks average and meets the same speed as I did earlier in the week. So well pleased
Sorted slow and comfy bike out last night as well. I work in I.T. and when anyone comes to me with a PC problem I always say "what was the last thing you installed/upgraded/changed on the computer" as invariably thats the thing that's caused the problem.
If only I'd followed my own advice with bikes!! - in an earlier post I mentioned the bike jumping out of gear after I fixed a puncture in the rear tyre. I messed about with the barrel connector on the rear derailleur, checked all the cables, had a fiddle with the shifters - all to no avail. Then as I freewheeled across the Leisure Centre Car Park I noticed the bike felt bumpy when there were no bumps in the surface for it to be bumpy! Rode back home and sure enough tyre was not seated properly so did the back wheel again and we're back in business.
Gym Session - 3 Attendances Goal Done
Did 30 mins on treadmill at 9.2 for ten minutes and 9.6 for the last twenty or so - not a big difference in distance but am upping the pace. I did 2300 metres on the rower in nine and half minutes which is over 10% more than I normally do - am thinking of going for time on the rower instead of distance from now on and upping it by a minute each time.
Was going to go out on the bike but my legs are cream crackered so am going to leave it until tomorrow I think. I can't see me getting a 100 miles done on the bike as there's only 55 on the clock at the mo but hey-ho two out of three ain't bad.
Thursday, 22 November 2007
Bit of a downer this morning. Not only do I find out that McClaren's not resigned (Missus said he had last night, the toadie) but also managed to run a rabbit over and kill it despite best efforts to avoid it on the bike. More things of a bad nature - couldn't sort the rear derailleur out on the Giant since falling off it yesterday and the slow but comfy Incognito that I went out on this morning is jumping out of gears since fixing puncture in rear tyre last week. All in all am not amused!!
And it was damned cold when it was supposed to be bloomin mild this morning!!.
Did two miles and then had to go back for a hat to go under me helmet. Still on the positive side I did 14 miles albeit slowly and didn't fall off today (old style pedals though!!).
Weigh-in Data Week 39 2lbs off!
Have managed to claw back 2lbs towards the 14st 7lbs mark which I'm definitely going to set as target now I've decided. Enough of this impossible dream of 13st 11lbs. Doctor said he'd be happy if I maintained current weight so if he's happy I'm happy.
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
Am off to gym shortly then home for tea and footie. If they don't win tonight McClaren should fall on his sword in my view, serious underachievement even if he was number two at Derby when we were in the premiership in the 90's.
Have done the gym again tonight. As knee is hurting have done less treadmill but am going to get back on the bike again tonight and do a few more miles.
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Was a bit disappointed with not getting out last night because of the weather, this was on top of getting to the gym and realising I'd not loaded my gym bag up. So yesterdays exercise total was 15 miles on the bike and some pressups before early to bed.
In The Long Run
This morning though am quoting Eagles tunes again! Did another long run pushing the boat out a little further and running almost eight and a quarter miles which is probably the furthest I've ever run in my entire life (including school cross country runs!) so am well pleased with that. It means have only got to do another 7 miler to meet the weekly mileage target. What is almost more pleasing though is that have upped the average speed from around 5.2mph to 5.7mph which doesn't sound like much but is definitely progress in my view!! Am aiming to have run a ten miler by time I'm 40 which ain't long unfortunately!
Tuesday Night Gym Session
Did a steady 30 minutes on treadmill at 9.1km/h. No great problem but not as easy as in the morning. 8:34 mins to do 2000 metres on the rower and a few weights - 45 mins in total.
Got some Shimano SPD clipless pedals off Ebay for £16. I wanted to bang em onto the Incognito (comfy but slow bike) but couldn't shift one of the pedals that were already on it to the extent that I bent the jaws of a spanner trying to get it off!! Nightmare. Anyway, in the end have put the pedals on the old Giant and took it for a spin tonight. Went like a little rocket - have no idea what average speed was but have got aches in a whole new set of muscles. You put power into the crank even as your backleg is coming up because you're foot is hooked into the pedal (using the inherited Specialized shoes). Only problem with this is that it can be a bit of a beggar to get your feet out of the pedals again - this resulted in a couple of flybys on the approach to home until I could shift my left foot out of the pedal. Hilarious - had considered giving the missus a call to come and help!!!
Shimano PD-M505 SPD clipless pedal - they're dinky and cheap but good as well!
Monday, 19 November 2007
Sunday written off, Monday back on the program!
Well Sunday was a washout exercise wise - did some pressups but that was it. Weather was just too nasty for cycling or running as it was cold and wet - see pic of Brassington above taken out of car Window - brrrrrr. This week's weather's been given out as more of the same but a bit warmer - got fifteen miles done on bike this morning so am back on the program, am also going to make more of an effort this week on the Food Optimising front.
Video from Friday - "500 miles" by Proclaimers butchered to an inch of it's life by Alan, David and me good self!!
Some more Pics from Friday
Paul, Alan and David - Banned in concert - dig those music stands eh!!!
Sunday, 18 November 2007
Am still smiling about yesterday's golf result - 25 footer on the last - Ryder Cup stuff!
Saturday, 17 November 2007
One goal done 101 miles on the clock. Had to do ten miles last night and fifteen this morning but at least it's done - need to look at my routine and work out where it's going wrong - have got golf at 11:51 so didn't really want to have to do an hour and a bit's worth of cycling really.
Garmin Training Center cycling record for week ending 17/11/07
Gym goal am not going to make as although I did 3 sessions I did say (and then forgot) that if it was less than 40 minutes it wouldn't count and on Thursday all I did was 35 miles on treadmill as had to go shopping. Never mind, it wasn't far off. Have got a mile or two of running to do to finish off the running goal and then that one's sorted.
Third Winter League match and thus far we have a 100% record. We played two brothers Vernon (18 handicap) and Peter (28 handicap). It was a to and fro sort of a match for much of it but John and myself managed to scrape to 3 up after the 13th hole only to get in to a bit of a fix with just being 1 up on the 17th tee. I sank a six footer to halve the 17th so we couldn't lose going down the 18th. We could however draw it which we didn''t really want to do. Peter the 28 handicapper had played really well for the whole round and hit his second shot to about 8 feet from 170 yards out!! Both John and myself made bad second shots and neither of us really put them under pressure after the third shots. I was about twenty-five feet past the hole which wasn't a whole lot of good. So it looked for all the world like we were going to lose the 100% win record and have to settle for a half (draw), but it ain't over 'til it's over and I drained the 25 footer - it must have gutted 'em!!! Peter didn't make the eight footer for birdie and we took home the bacon again!!! 100% record still intact, three out of three! Good stuff!
9.10 In the Long Run
Finished off the fifteen mile running target by doing a two-mile loop tonight. Total of 16 miles at an average of 5.2mph over 3hrs 4mins and a total of 2000 calories.
Been hard graft these targets this week. Not sure why it was so hard - needs a bit of better planning I reckon!!
Friday, 16 November 2007
Friday – funny old day all round!
Went to bed Thursday night with a list of things needed for today in my mind. Meself, David and Alan have been assigned a musical role in today’s Children in Need’ fund-raising at work so I had a ton of stuff to get in car. Amplifier for Alan to borrow (I got a 50w guitar combo for my electronic drums thing). I also loaded up with a bass drum, floor tom, rack tom, snare drum, hi-hats and a crash cymbal and associated hardware and sticks and what have you. Not to mention Gym kit, laptop (have forgotten it before now, let me tell you) and fruit to get me through the day.
Big old run for starters
As it was, I woke up at 4am but that was much too early so stayed in bed until 4:55. Which meant after brek was on the road running at 5:25. Got 7.47 miles done according to Motionbased.com but was wary to make sure I was back home before 7am as we had our one and only ‘band reheasal’ at 8:30 this morning. Ran at a moving speed of 5.3mph (8.5kmh which was slightly up on the last run so all things getting better). And the truth is that it’s getting easier every time I do a proper run which is weird cause the gym run at 9.2km/h for thirty-three minutes (currently, 35 minutes next week) always feels like a trial. I thinks it’s because when you’re proper running you set your own pace rather than have to keep up with the machine. Image below or view motionbased page here.
We're putting the band together...
Considering we never played together before, and Alan and David not played in bands (to my knowledge) I reckon we did an okay job with the time we had to get ready! About an hour and we did about 6 or so songs - "500 miles", "When I'm 64", "Yellow Submarine", "Summer of 69", "Amarillo" and "Hi Ho Silver Lining" and not forgetting a wierd semi-instrumental version of "Hotel California". Anyway a video of the performance exists and am hoping to get a version of "500 miles" (possibly the least shambolical!!) onto Youtube or Myspace or something. Should be Monday or Tuesday I think!
Anyway there was lots of fund raising effort and Slimming World raided £1111.64 at Head Office today - more pictures to follow when I can get some.
El Gringo the Drummer.
Los Bandidos Guitarez
Does the Sombrero quite fit? I think not!
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Was just thinking this morning that it's been ages since last had a puncture and what did I get after about 10 miles?? - bloomin puncture but not only that it had to be in the rear tyre so harder to fix. Not only that but it was perishing cold so as was only a mile or so away from home I decided to jog and push the beggar back. Still, got almost 12 miles done, so round about 75 miles on the clock for the week now.
Got another bit of good fortune in that Janette is going shopping later tonight so I can go to gym as well which will tick off the three attendances with an opportunity to still do Friday night as planned for four attendances again. Weigh in day as well and I'll admit things are not looking good for this week - will update this post later! Am planning to run 8 miles tomorrow morning to keep upping the distance. I reckon I'll need to be on the road for about 5:20am to do it!! But hell, it's a challenge isn't it and that's what life's about! Once have got that ticked off I can say with confidence that the fifteen mile running target is achievable in two sessions which will be great!
Alarming climb at the end - not good.
Worse reading for month - time to get back to work proper.
Another rotten weight-gain - 14st 10.5lbs
Well I was right about the weigh-in 2.5lbs on. Got what I deserved - drank and ate too much.
Quick Gym Session
As was in a rush I only managed 35 minutes in the gym. Had only time to run so did 5.20km on the runner and then got straight off for home. Have got to get drums ready for a "Children in need" thing at work tomorrow - which will be shambolic to say the least!
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
After all my moaning about the bike shop I got a call from them today saying that while they couldn't do 2007 FCR1 at the web-advertised price they would do the 2008 FCR1 with the same discount - so hats off to Winstanley's of Wigan and shame on me for dissing them!
It's not actually coming until January so there's a while to wait but anticipation can be as good as having something sometimes!!!
Did another gym session tonight, two out of three completed, friday to finish. Added another minute to the runner did 5.15km at 9.2 for 33minutes. Hard work tonight - am going to bed early I reckon. Did quite a bit of weights but no rower.
Tuesday, 13 November 2007
Monday, 12 November 2007
It's have been too good for me anyway.
Did 12 miles on me old Giant this morning which was nice. Then did 55 minutes in gym, added another minute to running machine and did the 2000m rower challenge in 8min 28.3sec. Did some weights and then went to Darley to pick up bike from me mum and dads.
Met Slimming World man of the year Peter Toakes today, had a brief chat, a real nice bloke, lost 7 stone in about 10 months, he goes to a group in Sunderland run by Wendy George who remembers me somehow(?). I said something like "since August my weight loss hasn't done anything", she said "it's you who's not done anything" meaning (I think) look at what you're doing, sunshine - she's very direct and quite correct (and a nice lady too).
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Anyway on the bright side, me and John won in Winter League golf again today, shook hands on fourteenth green 5-up!! Played a nice couple of fellas, Geoff and Terry from Langley Mill, we were never behind from the get-go and I finished the game of with a two on the par-3 fourteenth so things went well, 100% record, 2 out of the 8 wins needed to get through to the
So didn't get a full 18 holes of golf but about 1pm this afternoon set out on the bike to get over to me mum and dads. Janette was already over this way as Lucy was playing rugby against Bakewell and Phil had gone for a spin on the go-kart with me dad. Did a really good 22 miler, went anti-clockwise round Ballidon Quarry down something called Royston Lane. Saw this fine old building that looks like a chapel with no glass in the windows?
So even though Derby sucked am in a sort of a good mood.
Saturday, 10 November 2007
Have used it this morning to clock up another 6.5 (quarter of a marathon!!) miles at 5.4mph which is only 8.69km/h BUT it was raining and blowing a gale so quite acceptable if I do say so myself!
- 100 miles on bike
- Attend gym at least three times never less than 40 minutes or attendance don't count
- Fifteen miles road running
Friday, 9 November 2007
Update: went to gym as well friday night - did 31mins on runner for 5km exactly and about 5ooKcal pretty much at 9.2 for all way but last five minutes at 11km/h. Did 2000m rower in 8:28 which was okay after running and some weights. Didn't go out on bike last night as it was a bit blowy and target had been met anyway - am going for a run in a bit (Saturday morning) hopefully although it's raining and blowing a gale at the mo!!
Thursday, 8 November 2007
Big pic of my 40th prez side on.
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Giant's Website is at : http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-GB/
Am being dead good at the mo – going to gym tonight and am going to do a 9.3km/h run for thirty mins to test the resilience theory out! Looking at motionbased I went at a steadyish 9.3km/h last night for 6.5 miles so 9.4 shouldn’t be a problem for a shorter span of time.
Update: as it turned out I struggled at 9.4 and ended up stepping down to 9.2 after 14 minutes but I didn’t stop so that’s good. Also found am in silver club at gym for 11 appearances during October – not sure I 'll get to 15 for gold club in November as am thinking of just doing mon,wed and fri in gym from now on.
After last night's run my legs were absolutely drained but got up this morning ever so slightly later and did 12 miles on the bike. Am listening to the 'Life of Pi' on the Ipod and it's taking a lot of getting into, I have to say. Have got a smidge short of 80 miles on the clock on a wednesday morning so am well pleased with that. And in a couple of months time I'll be going like a bloomin rock on carbon forks and aluminium compact geometry race developed technology as used in the tour de france. Well pleased!!!
Link for me new super-duper lemon-trooper bike:- http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/index.html?pageTitle=Giant_FCR_1_Bike_2007&pageDesc=This_FCR_1_is_Giants_Premier_Cross_Trainer_featuring_an_Excellent_FluidFormed_AluxX_Frame_The_T700_C&action=detail&maincatID=0&catID=&prodID=9311&brandID=
Tuesday, 6 November 2007
It's described as follows:
This FCR 1 is Giant's Premier Cross Trainer, featuring an Excellent Fluid-Formed AluxX Frame. The T700 Carbon Forks are Lightweight & Strong, and absorb vibrations to reduce Rider Fatigue, with TruVativ Touro Cranks feeding Power to the Shimano 440/105 Gearing. Gear changes are Instant with the RapidFire Shifters and the Excellent Xero XSR-3 Wheelset is Lightweight & Strong for wherever your training takes you.
Not forgetting that I did some thirty push-ups (think they're called push-ups where you bring your chin off the floor by lifting your bodyweight with your arms??) and three reps of 20 of the killer bicycle ab exercise (which isn't killer anymore but I remember the days when it was!!). All going well with the exercise and fitness regime and am less bovvered (am I bovvered) about the weight not coming off while I'm feeling this good about stuff.
Monday, 5 November 2007
Bloomin lights gave out on me again this morning so had to return to base with less than four miles on the clock which is a bit of a shame as the total for the new week is already 40 miles.
Not a problem, thought I – it’s an ideal day for a run! So ran uptown to fetch newspaper and back in a 3.5 mile loop same as I was doing on the bike earlier in the year. My little lad Phil was up (at 6am!) and being the practical sort he said why don’t you take your bike computer to track your time so I did – cracking idea young man I thought!
So did a 3.5 mile ran which was a solid 37, almost 38 minutes worth of running which begs the question as to why I can’t guarantee getting to the end of a 30 minute run in the gym – maybe I get the pace wrong in the gym, in fact have looked on t’internet and 5.6mph is about 9km/h so maybe the 10-11km/h speed I run at in the gym is out of my comfort zone – might test that out tonight. On saying that am thinking about changing the focus in the gym to weights and away from cardio-vascular stuff – think will keep rower as an “all-over” sort of a workout exercise but might do less of the running. We’ll see. Weight is 14st 10.5lb this morning which is I suppose better than last Monday (14st 12lb) but still not good. More exercise required my man!
Sunday, 4 November 2007
Took Lucy to rugby practice and it was glorious, lovely weather, had two black coffees (40p a pop) and Lucy had loads of fun, she even scored a try, bless her. You can't knock Ashbourne Rugby Club - they have a load of coaches giving up their free time and all the kit is there to allow them to really vary the activities. So today the kids start off with a run to get them going, they then did an obstacle course going over hurdles, round poles, running up those ladder things on the ground, knocking over one of those big inflatable sort of things before touching down and sprinting back to the start. They then played british bulldog before finishing off with touch rugby. For £2 you can't go wrong the kids love it (I'd guess there were 200 odd kids there). Hats off to Ashbourne Rugby Club you do a grand job!
Links: Big Sunday Morning Ride: http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/episode/view.do?episodePk.pkValue=4357933
Ashbourne Rugby Club:- http://ashbournerufc.co.uk/ashbournerufc/
Some pics from this weeks rides, one is from Okeover Park and is sort of as the day is dawning over Ashbourne. Rest of em are from this mornings spin and in the main continue my fascination with Minninglow (an ancient burial ground in Derbyshire which is raised and can be seen from all over the place) - am going to have to visit it some time there is something mystical about the place and the fact you can see it from all over the shop. Note: if you click on them the picture will zoom to the full size image.
Minninglow from the High Peak trail. Does the sun flare make it look even more mystical or is it just me!!
Okeover Park looking at edge of Ashbourne early monday or tuesday last week.
Derbyshire in the misty morning from Tissington Trail
Another shot of Derbyshire Hills from Tissington Trail
Minninglow in Distance from Tissington Trail
Another shot of Minninglow from High Peak Trail - you can see the embankment that the High Peak trail runs along in front of Minninglow.
Trek 7.5fx Hybrid Bike
Saturday, 3 November 2007
Barry and Nick both played well but did they play good enough?? No they didnae. Me and John managed to beat em 2 and 1 shaking hands on the 17th which was a good start and in fairness to ourselves we were never behind and at one stage we were 3-up. It had gone a bit awry on the back nine when they got back to all square on the fourteenth. It went back our way when on the fifteenth I made par and Barry had a ten footer for birdie which he missed and then on the next hole both Barry and myself had putts for birdie I sunk mine and Barry didn't - back to 1-up. On the par-17th I manage to totally cock it up but John was still in the hole but in the bunker for three. After playing out of the bunker he had a big putt of maybe fifteen foot and made it. 2-up and thank you very much!!
Good start. Was going out on the bike again but stepped outside and it was freezin so came back in again - will do a big un in the morning if I get up early enough!!
Anyhoo, got the mileage this morning, went for a quick 11 miler round Okeover park and what have you. Have done over 2,700 miles this year that I've recorded - well pleased!
Friday, 2 November 2007
Thursday, 1 November 2007
Have got 80 miles on the clock near as damnit (see above), been to the gym every night this week (although last night didn't manage the 30 mins run endurance goal I've set myself - had a break at about 20mins), I still got 4.5km done and did the 2000m row in under 8 and a half minutes which is pretty good for me, have upped the weights as well.
Which all leads to the question (as four non-blondes might say) - "what's going on??"