he thought

•November 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

he’d

reminisce

19/11/2018 AM PM
Monday Rest Rest
Tuesday Rest Rest
Wednesday Rest Rest
Thursday Rest Rest
Friday Rest Rest
Saturday Rest Rest
Sunday Rest Rest
Total: 0 Miles

sail

•November 18, 2018 • Leave a Comment

‘i’m leaving’

and that
was that

no protesting
no holding

gone

out
of
here

and he was gone

a dull silence settled in the air, a vacuum or better still, maybe explained as a hole, you know the hole of the whole
or, is that the whole of the hole, whichever it may be, it had gone or rather, he had simply left

in his mind
he was fleeing
a place
a space
where no longer
he felt welcome
however
in stating this
he recognised
that
he had never really
felt welcome
but right now
all that mattered is
to go
to leave
and
most importantly
of all

not

look back

12/11/2018 AM PM
Monday Rest Rest
Tuesday Rest Rest
Wednesday Rest Rest
Thursday Rest Rest
Friday Rest Rest
Saturday 3.2 mile cycle Rest
Sunday Rest Rest
Total: 0 Miles

in memory

•November 11, 2018 • Leave a Comment

in
hope

 

painting – j g bevan 1935-2006

 

05/11/2018 AM PM
Monday Rest Rest
Tuesday Rest Rest
Wednesday Rest Rest
Thursday Rest Rest
Friday Rest Rest
Saturday Rest Rest
Sunday Rest Rest
Total: 0 Miles

row z-j

•November 4, 2018 • Leave a Comment

row z

‘i probably should have qualified
my opening gambit
a bit
better’ he remarked

he went on
‘there was irony in our fleet of pass last night
as you moved purposely to gym
i was moving slumber across the road
to drink copiously’

a few days passed

when of day
dawns
door-stepped
appeared
discovered here
delivered
homemade
kind
exaltations
of
hearty deliciousness
souped
of
leeks, potatoes
and
soda breads
travels
the wonder
of
special beings
being special

row j

29/10/2018 AM PM
Monday 4 Miles easy – 8’43 + 4.5 cycle 4.7 cycle
Tuesday 4.3 Miles easy – 8’38 Rest
Wednesday Rest Rest
Thursday Rest Rest
Friday 2 Miles easy – 9’03 Rest
appointment with roberto physio/massage
Saturday Rest Rest
Sunday Rest Rest
time for a run break
Total: 10.3 Miles

nights longest

•October 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

nights

 

longest

 

22/10/2018 AM PM
Monday 5.79 Miles easy – 8’52 + 4.5 cycle 4.7 cycle
Tuesday Rest – recurrence of lower left back issues Rest
Wednesday Rest Rest
Thursday Rest Rest
Friday Rest Rest
Saturday 4 Miles easy – 8’31 Rest
Sunday 7.05 Miles easy – 8’47 Rest
gently easing back – run by run
Total: 16.8 Miles

hands

•October 21, 2018 • Leave a Comment

the slow

delicate
tap
of consciousness

declining
reclining
extolling

elevating

and;

those
hands

whilst legs
run

continuously

play
through
every stride

pianos

15/10/2018 AM PM
Monday Rest Rest
Tuesday 8.23 Miles easy – 9’01 + 4.5 cycle 4.7 cycle
Wednesday 5.24 Miles easy – 8’51 Rest
Thursday 8.01 Miles easy – 12x100m@3k,1500,800m
[100m float]+ 6x60m | 4x40m accelerating
strides – 8’48
Rest
Friday Rest Rest
appointment with roberto physio/massage
Saturday MD session – w/u – drills – 12x100m@3k,1500,
800m [100m float] – 12x40sec hills [90secs]
c/d
Rest
Sunday 10 Miles easy progression (last 3 -20sec)
– 8’42
Rest
Total: 37.4 Miles

slough

•October 16, 2018 • Leave a Comment

the last
of

the long

races

for the
short
medium

long
term

08/10/2018 AM PM
Monday 6.27 Miles easy – 8’33
15 mins swim drills
Rest
Tuesday 8 Miles easy + 12x100m@3k,1500,800m
[100m float]- 8’44 + 4.5 cycle
4.7 cycle
swim technique lesson #8 – final lesson
Wednesday 5.22 Miles easy – 8’44
15 mins swim drills
Rest
Thursday 9 Miles easy – 8’38 Rest
Friday 4 Miles easy – 8’43 Rest
appointment with roberto physio/massage
Saturday Rest – 3.4 cycle Rest
Sunday 15.5 Miles – w/u – slough half – 7’14
1.5 cycle
1.6 cycle
Total: 48.1 Miles

 

14/10/2018 Slough Half Marathon 95’30

it was

•October 7, 2018 • Leave a Comment

just fleeting

a moment
here
then
gone

a car, passing
night lights
neon shadows
a glance

captured in the moment
of all
which passes
simply
by

‘all the time’
he told
‘for half a second
our eyes make
full contact
with others
who
we’ll never know
or
see again’

he reflected

it’s so true
he also knew this
his familiar
the love
of lost
moments

and replied

‘the transient space
between
dawn
and
dusk
where
the blur of reality
knows
no boundaries
between
dreams
and
expression’

’tis where we live’

cautiously
some thing
reminiscent
of strength

returning

01/10/2018 AM PM
Monday 4.49 Miles easy – 8’48 + 4.5 cycle
15 mins swim drills
4.7 cycle
Tuesday 8 Miles – w/u – 6x1k@10k|lt(200m float)
c/d – 8’33 – 4.5 cycle
4.7 cycle
swim technique lesson #7
Wednesday 5.06 Miles easy – 8’36 + 44.5 cycle
15 mins swim drills
4.7 cycle
Thursday 9.07 Miles easy + 12x100m@3k,1500,800m
[100m float]- 8’40 + 4.5 cycle
4.7 cycle
Friday Rest – 20 mins swim drills Rest
appointment with roberto physio/massage
Saturday 6.33 Miles – w/u – scrubs parkrun – c/d
8’06
Rest
Sunday 12 Miles easy – 8’20 Rest
Total: 44.9 Miles

 

6/10/2018 Wormwood Scrubs parkrun 22’33

shipbuilding

•October 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

‘what you feel is just your body working properly’, he was told, ‘think about that, if something doesn’t feel right or if you’re sad, it’s your body, soul, whatever, informing you that there’s something you need to do’

‘swimming lessons are going very well’
he digressed

whilst

appreciating

‘breathing
off 3’s
is so different
if the 3’s
should be
strides
or
strokes’

 

24/09/2018 AM PM
Monday 2 Miles easy – 8’37 Rest
Tuesday 8 Miles – w/u – 6x6mins@lt(90secs float)
c/d – 8’22 – 4.5 cycle
4.7 cycle
swim technique lesson #6
Wednesday 5.5 Miles easy – 8’36 Rest
Thursday 7.3 Miles easy + 12x100m@3k,1500,800m
[100m float]- 8’26 + 4.5 cycle
+ 15 mins swim drills
4.7 cycle
Friday Rest – 15mins swim drills Rest
appointment with roberto physio/massage
Saturday 6.3 Miles – w/u – scrubs parkrun – c/d
8’04
Rest
Sunday 10.2 Miles easy – 8’32 Rest
Total: 40.1 Miles

 

29/09/2018 Wormwood Scrubs parkrun 22’41

hull

•September 24, 2018 • Leave a Comment

marine

the humber

swells

tall

with swagger

whilst light, dark

in rooms

is marked

 

 

17/09/2018 AM PM
Monday 5 Miles easy (3x.5 mile measures)
8’40 – 4.6 cycle – 15 mins swim drills
4.7 cycle
Tuesday 8.4 Miles – 1.1 w/u – 8x.5@10k
(7’00 rotation incl float recov)- c/d
4.5 cycle
4.7 cycle
swim technique lesson #5
Wednesday 6.2 Miles easy – 8’44
Thursday 8 Miles easy + 7x60m strides – 8’32
4.6 cycle – 15 mins swim drills
4.7 cycle
Friday 4 Miles easy – 8’44 – 15 mins swim drills
appointment with roberto physio/massage
Saturday Rest Rest
Sunday 17.8 Miles 1.7 w/u 13.1 hull mara – 7’27
3 c/d
Rest
deliberate dnf to finish halfway at hull marathon – felt comforatble
and strong at what was intended to be mp pace
Total: 49.8 Miles

 

 

23/09/2018 Hull Marathon dnf