Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Perspective

I guess I should not have said that I would not miss the Connemara for anything. Turns out there are things that are more important.

My step dad died yesterday. The funeral will be on Saturday; I'm flying out tomorrow and will come back on Sunday. Obviously it means there will be no race.

While I am a little bit disappointed at missing my favourite race, it pales into insignificance.

Purely on the running front, there was one development. After doubting the data from my HR monitor for quite some time now, I finally changed the battery on the HR strap. Lo and behold, today's HR data is 10 beats lower than the previous days. So, forget the HR values from the last few weeks. It's a good thing I ran by feel rather than let the watch dictate my pace, and there definitely is a valuable lesson in that.

1 Apr
8 miles, 58:16, 7:17 pace
2 Apr
10 miles, 1:53:43, 7:22 pace
3 Apr
7 miles, 51:16, 7:19 pace, HR 145

14 comments:

  1. Very sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and your family.

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  2. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your step dad. Condolences to you and your extended family.

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  3. Sorry for your troubles, Thomas.
    Stazza.

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  4. Sorry to hear that Thomas. My thoughts are with you and the family.

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  5. Sorry for your troubles Thomas... pm

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  6. Sorry to hear your news Thomas.

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  7. Sorry to hear that news Thomas, take care & best wishes to you & your family.

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  8. Sorry to hear of your loss Thomas, regards Peter Bellew

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  9. Sorry to hear of your loss Thomas, regards Peter Bellew

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  10. Sincere sympathy to you Thomas and your family.
    Regards: all your clubmates.

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  11. Sorry for your loss, Thomas.

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  12. I missed this post Thomas. I hope you guys are OK! Never easy dealing with a death in the family.

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