Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Long Run and other matters.

Decided, for no apparent reason, to do my long, 10 Mile, run on Saturday.
9.49 - 9.57 - 10.12 - 10.17 - 9.53 - 10.02 - 10.18 - 10.32 - 10.48 - 10.39

avg - 10.15

Was really hard - tough run - ended up being fastest ever training 10 miler though - always good; made some of the horrible straight roads seem worth it.
My 9 miles was 1.31.49 - 3 1/2 minutes faster than my last 9 miles - but there were fewer hills too.

After a shower and a bit of R&R TheO decided that we were going out to The Cellar in Anstruther with Prof and Rockgod. It was a lovely meal - really chilled and good craic. Was a perfik way to spend a Saturday and knowing that Sunday could be a day of rest really perked me up.

After some hideous destruction we finally got rid of our paying lodger pooches on Monday. Over the course of a week they managed to eat or destroy:
A 1m square patch of kitchen lino.
A small patch of kitchen wall.
A lovely pair of deerskin gloves.
2 Cds
1 pairs expensive running socks.
A bottle of lucozade sport - only mentioned as it was so messy - and looked like pee!

Apart from the destruction they were really lovely dogs. Ah well, that's what happens when you look after strange hounds. They gave the heart a good work out with the constant rising of blood pressure; the lungs also had a work out as they were yelled at - frequently.

Just been getting back into the swing of things with work - it's always satisfying making stuff - even when you mnage to bang your finger and get a blood blister. Think we're about to head out to the gym - need the run around.

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