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what - restwhy - SW counties 10k tomorrow
Not had a very good week running as too much going on and tiredness.
Hope things look up for you soon Hilly. Good luck for tomorrow.
What:3.5 d&dWhy: to just keep ticking overLast hard: yesterday I reckonLast rest: 26th October
I'm really quite enjoying just running how I feel rather than constantly trying to keep my HR down. My legs are starting to remember how to run rather than shuffle and the faster miles don't feel quite as hard as they have done recently. So I will continue to enjoy the short sharp stuff for a while longer.
OH's birthday today. We're off out to watch a firework display tonight with brother and his family and some other friends, followed by a takeaway and beer at brother's house (no need for them to get a babysitter that way). So another beer fuelled run for me tomorrow I guess
Have a good day all.
Hilly - take it easy. I'm still only recovering (strange as it sounds) after 2 very easy running weeks. The catch was all the travelling and lack of sleep. It can really take it's toll on you.
Stellina - thank you for the very small slice of your cherry and almond cake
Scobos - it's only fat I'm looking to lose. The only downside I can see is I'll have to start dressing in even more layers to stay warm.
birkmyre - thanks for the suggestion re: the British Milers Club site. I've already got MG's one. Trying to collect as much as possible to see where the similarities lie.
Only done 1 run instead of 2 yesterday (skipped the lunchtime one to have lunch with Mrs TT), but having managed a best pace of 25s per mile slower than normal for HR all week the threshold stuff (5 x 2k - run on HR) suddenly came in at only 8-11s worse than expectations. In fairness though I did feel ragged for a lot of it, pretty much like when I first done one of these threshold sessions a few months back, but it does seem to force adaptations quite quickly for me. About half-way through my jog home my HR suddenly dropped almost right into normal range for me, so maybe I just needed something to force things through. We shall see what the HR does today.........
What: Yesterday's Level 2 lunchtime run today.
Why: Playing catch-up.
Last hard: Yesterday.
Last rest: Sunday.
Good luck to all racers!
Ditched the XC today as feeling rough, will still try and run later, but havent got the race legs today, Jnr also not great, and along with the week we have had, not advisable to drive 75m sit in the cold and wind for 3 and 1/2 hours for jnrs and my races, may be the easy option today but the sensible one.
I had a road to Damascus moment today (very appropriate considering where I've just been) when It suddenly struck me what the reason is for the declining standards in UK distance running. The final piece in the jigsaw was the photos accompanying the article on the 1983 NY marathon in AW. The missing ingredient is -
Look at any race photo from the 70s or 80s and count the number of goatees, sideburns, zappata moustaches, etc. compared to today - our very own Tom is a case in point. Over the years, there's a direct link between declining race times and the number of blades in a disposable razor. I rest my case.
Have a good one!
chin up Hilly - hope you guys will be settled soon.
Happy birthday Mava's other half!
What: last long brick of 60M bike and 15M run, aiming to negative split the runWhy: last one and finding out where I am and how I recover from it, to tweak my taper if necessaryLast hard: SundayLast rest: 20 Oct
Good runnings all.
HillyShould be a windy race tomorrow, hope it goes well for you (but remember to finish behind the Devon girls please)
AFYou may have a point. Should UKA sponsor collection bins for all shaving implements at future races? Possibly more cost effective than training camps?
Lurgy more or less gone, achilles feeling good, may try an experimental couple of miles soon.
AF - LOL. Good one
Mava - Have a great night. Happy Birthday to your OH
What: 12¼ miles in 2:02:25Why: Long runLast Hard: Tuesday
Long run today instead of tomorrow party tonight and i know a long run tomorrow will be hard so better get it done today, surprisingly it was a good un today despite the weather
Ohmegod AF if there's a link between facial hair and distance running I have potentially the making of a champion!
Good luck for tomorrow Hilly.
Enjoy the firework display Mava - I loooove fireworks - and happy b'day to your OH.
Have a good one Mel and hope you got the negative splits you wanted.
What: 1hr technical squad outing (in da boat!)
Why: Saturday is somehow a lighter day
Last rest: last tuesday.
Last hard: yesterday.
Lyrics: I'm a doofus, like my kids will say, no I do not know the lyrics.
Off to make some kind af apple cake, which kind I haven't decided yet. Virtual non-fat slices of it for everyone!
I met TR this afternoon! He seems to be running and riding well
What: BPTT in 23ish, then a 40 mile cycle to go see the racers at the Ballbuster on Box Hill
Why: If I'd known the rain was going to carry on.... I would not have gone out - wet wet wet
Good luck for tomorrow, Hilly and Gobbit!
AF - your studies are very revealing! LOL
Hilly - chin up from me too, have an outstanding race tomorrow!
Holly - theres a race called Ballbuster!?
Gobi - Have a fun 100!
IMel - that's a big brick, enjoy
What: 9 mile run to Kayak Centre, two hours coaching and plain having fun on the new Surfskis we just imported, then 9 mile run home all d&d
Why: Need to build confidence on long splits and up the mileage.
Last Hard: 38c by the time I got home at the end of the second 9 miler, straight into the pool, felt like the old cartoons where you see the steam coming off!
Have a great day!
RFJ - good decision IMO - Goodwood XC was at its bleakest, wind, rain cold etc - indeed all but the RRR tents erected down in the woods inorder to reduce chances of themending up in the channel (RRR tent survived, despite hazardous position). Course was particularly wet / slippery - managed to pick up a few places on last year but took me 1.5 mins longer:
What: 5.1 mile at 6.45s pm XCWhy: ts just such great funLast hard: todayLast rest: MondayAll set for Datchet/Eton XC tomoz
Take care all
RFJThanks for your competition support.
The great thing about weekends is that you can choose your moment to run. Beautiful sunshine first thing, out goes Mrs 40 for her run. Still nice at lunch time, so the best decision is to go & have a haircut. Bit cloudy mid afternoon, so shopping with Mrs 40.
What: 2 miles in the dark, wind & rain an hour agoWhy: Indeed
But for my first road run in some time it was a great feeling. Achilles seems happy as well, but key test will be how it feels in the morning.