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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 7:29 am 
 

killjoy32 wrote:cmon guys you must have SOMETHING good you can add :D


           
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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 7:37 am 
 

walking on sunshine - katrina & the waves cos it feckin feels like that lemme tell you :)

rain - the cult - cos you bloody wish it most of the day :)

hot hot hot - buster poindexter - man isnt it just :)

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:07 am 
 

Bandages by Hot Hot Heat.  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 7:39 pm 
 

All this talk of heat is starting to make me nervous.  We Northwesterners consider 70 degrees to be a hot day.  We think anything below 40 degrees (Farenheit, for all you metri-barbarians out there) is frackin' cold.

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 2:52 am 
 

MShipley88 wrote:All this talk of heat is starting to make me nervous.  We Northwesterners consider 70 degrees to be a hot day.  We think anything below 40 degrees (Farenheit, for all you metri-barbarians out there) is frackin' cold.

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thing is though - northern england is pretty much the same most times.

when you are in the sahara for a specific purpose tho, you dont really mind being hot, as you are dressed and prepared to accept it.

on top of that, you dont really get to clean yourself properly for a week either so each sandstorm that comes along just sticks another nice layer of sand on you :D

all good fun :D

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 6:53 pm 
 

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2006/05/15 ... ws-report/

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 9:03 pm 
 

Try Death Valley Nights by Blue Oyster Cult. Perfect.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:55 pm 
 

hey guys...currently editing a DVD of the marathon des sables TV footage - pain in the arse  :twisted:

anyway just to make y'all smile, here is a pic of my food that i took for a week. now bear in mind, this is ALL that i had for a week.

check it out :D

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now could YOU survive on that? :D

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:20 pm 
 

Survive? Yes.

Run a marathon? No.

Yous crazy, chummers.


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:43 pm 
 

TigerKing wrote:Survive? Yes.

Run a marathon? No.

Yous crazy, chummers.


well you gotta go for it :)

this isnt just a marathon...its like 5.5 in a week :)

i've got my 14 mile walk up to 3 hrs 6 mins now - nice and fast...so quite promising!

i checked the UK site to log my registration in for 2008 and i see its already full!!! AND there is over 100 on the waiting list already!!!!! feck that is amazingly fast!

so looks like i will be an aussie for a further year of applying :)

ho hum :)

just think. they payment i am making for this, you could almost buy jeff's woodgrain :)

:D :D

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:52 pm 
 

Are those Standard or Iron rations?

Iron-man rations, perhaps?

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:03 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:this isnt just a marathon...its like 5.5 in a week :)

Yeah, there's the rub - or is that the sand in the trainers? ... and the 100+ degree temps....

*g*. sry, the answer's still no, Al!

killjoy32 wrote:i've got my 14 mile walk up to 3 hrs 6 mins now - nice and fast...so quite promising!

A decent walking speed over distance would appear to be key for MdS, no? (Even if not /that/ fast, since it would be more energy-efficient to jog when putting that much effort in).

8 2/3 mile jog-walk was ~1hr 15 earlier in the week and 3km under 13 minutes tonight.
Wearing hill-walking boots probably doesn't help, though! :P

killjoy32 wrote:i checked the UK site to log my registration in for 2008 and i see its already full!!! AND there is over 100 on the waiting list already!!!!! feck that is amazingly fast!

If you started a waiting list for people willing to strap a rocket on their back to jump the Grand Canyon you'd prolly get 100 people in no time.

Some people are crazy, either way! :)

killjoy32 wrote:so looks like i will be an aussie for a further year of applying :)

Heh, heh... or even do that! ;)

*jk*

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:05 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:just think. they payment i am making for this, you could almost buy jeff's woodgrain :)
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AAck!! 8O

Not for sale!

Turns out I am going to Egypt for a 7 week stint!  Any body know of any cool game stores in Cairo or Alexandria  :D

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:13 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Turns out I am going to Egypt for a 7 week stint!  Any body know of any cool game stores in Cairo or Alexandria  :D

Would have to be cool otherwise those woodies are likely to have caught mummy rot in that climate, I'd think.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:18 pm 
 

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Blackmoor wrote:Turns out I am going to Egypt for a 7 week stint!  Any body know of any cool game stores in Cairo or Alexandria  :D

Would have to be cool otherwise those woodies are likely to have caught mummy rot in that climate, I'd think.


I am told it is hot and dry (just like a desert  8) )  if one exists there it may be in OK shape.  

Somehow I do not think there are many players in Egypt, I don't know why I think that just a hunch :)


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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:26 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:I am told it is hot and dry (just like a desert  8) )  if one exists there it may be in OK shape.  

Somehow I do not think there are many players in Egypt, I don't know why I think that just a hunch :)


hot and dry huh...lemme tell you mate, you will be sweating like nothing you would believe in about 2 mins flat, so have fun :D

i highly doubt you will find a gaming shop in egypt! :)

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:35 pm 
 

david: i learnt a lot of things this time round, some pretty much the hard way, but a lesson nonetheless.

O/T: i am doing the great langdale marathon in september if you fancy having a bash at that? thats kinda up your way slightly :)

back on topic: your distances are getting pretty good now, keep it up. times n stuff are pretty irrelevant really. its putting in a good distance and feeling good about it that matters - more respect for you doing that tbh.

i found this year, that i simply couldnt run. the climate was WAY too hot for me to run in. some could, but i simply couldnt - well not for more than a few hundred metres anyway. what i found was that although i knew my body would heat up a lot, i found it did that a LOT and eventually i would start feeling light-headed and see little white spots, so that was a sign to gooooo slower and hey you cant do that.

so this time round, i am gonna powerwalk, which is what i have been doing pretty much at the moment and to sort my training out some so that i cross-train and not just do the same stuff all the time. gonna do walk up snowdon in a few weeks and go do some hill walking down in the brecon beacons in august. quick walking can be just as hard as jogging, specially if youre not used to it, believe me! but i am feeling somewhat better now about things - my hip is lots better now, tho not totally right, but good enough that i can deal with it now and i find that i cant run a lot now - my left knee is in a really bad way from all the abuse over the last year, so i am gonna jog sparingly, 7 miles max on a running session which takes about 55 mins. i have also been cycling 15 miles too and as i say my walks are up to 13-14 miles now. my next walk this weekend will be appx 17 miles. i hope to steadily build that each week, as long as my legs are ok with it - who knows! i have also learnt to rest a little more too and slowly build things and have a good solid final 6 months instead of killing myself too much :D

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:58 pm 
 

I notice that you guys travel a lot...especially on business.  Grodog is always going to various American cities.  Another guy has to move to American from Italy for six months.....

...Now, Egypt for seven weeks.   8O

What do you guys do for a living?   :?

We school teachers think it's a big deal to ride a bus to tour a bakery or go swimming at the YMCA.    8O

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:42 pm 
 

Well, for someone who spent 112 nights last year in Marriott's, I'm a Computer geek (if you'r talking less than 5000 computers you don't really need me though).

At times I think about taking my Math degree and becoming a teacher, but getting used to a teacher's pay stub would definately take some getting used to.

  
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