WordPress Plugin conflicts

I logged onto my blog last night and noticed that there was a new version of of my favorite photograph plugin NextGEN Gallery. Right, I thought, since it’s just so easy to upgrade plugins on wordpress 2.5 these day (one click), off I went and upgraded.

Logged out of my blog and went to check my gallery, low and behold the plugin Lightview Plus had stopped working with my photo gallery, damn! thought I. So off I went to the Lightview Plug forum and posted a “Help NextGEN has broken my plugin? please help” post.

I browsed over to the Lightview Plus website the following day and lo and behold someone had suggested a fix, I tried it but it didn’t work, still, it did point me in the right direction. So I spent a bit of time this afternoon and managed to work out the syntax for my site.

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Edinburgh Marathon Training

Having taken a week off, I’m champing at the bit to start training for the Edinburgh Marathon. I might do a little light jogging this week to see how my legs have recovering, nothing to strenuous. Then start training in earnest on the week beginning the 14th April, I’m going to adapt the marathon training I did for the Paris Marathon, basically just chop the 5 weeks off the end of it and use that. I think my endurance training should still be quite valid after only 2 weeks of rest (hopefully) what I’m going to concentrate on doing some speed work during the week followed by the usual long run at the weekend.

Fingers crossed all goes well 🙂 my training schedule is here.

The Paris Marathon 2008

Having trained faithfully for the last 4 months in all weather, the trip to Paris was filled with anticipation. We arrived on the Friday and proceeded directly to the Marathon Expo not realising how far from the Airport, the Expo was about 2 stops from Euro Disney. Collected our Bib numbers and spent a bit of time looking around the stalls, bought a nice looking Paris Marathon T-shirt and a few other bits and bobs.

On Saturday we did the tourist thing and went up the Eiffel Tower (right to the top), the weather was awful but it was well worth if for the fabulous view. Had some lunch on the Avenue de Champs-Elysees, pasta not surprisingly, did a bit of shopping then dinner, pasta again! got back to the hotel at about 9:00’ish got all our gear arranged for the morning and hit the sack at about 10:00.

Set off early in the morning to our local Metro station, as soon as we got there we bumped into our first group of marathon runners, three guys from the Leeds area, one of which was going to be running the Flora London Marathon the following week (nutter!). We all got off at the correct station and bumped into a sea of runners. All we had to do at that point was to join the mass exodus to the next metro.

Paris Marathon Medal Paris Marathon Medal (rear)

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