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and I must be on my way
Can't believe I'm first on
What 8 miles steady
Why mileage building
Where is everyone?
Just read back, so here are my 'well dones'
Gobi - Happy birthday for yesterday, well done on SaturdayStickless - well done on the run and the boat stuffing. I remember times when 6 miles for you was out of the question.Wabo - Great time at Stebbing. Well done on the PB.MikeS - bad luck in yiour race. Sometimes things just don't go the way you planned.NZC - two tough track races at the same meet? Is that normal?Wardi - well done on the X-C. All our X-C courses seem much soggier than usual as well. I have two meets next weekend which should be interesting.
Very quiet this morning. Didn't get too much training done last week - a couple of 5 milers the second of which I did slow/fast/slow/fast/slow miles - was doing the faster miles at 6.30 and 6.44 which I reckon was about 5k pace effort. Left calf was a bit sore after that so rested til Saturday when it turned out I couldn't get out, then on Sunday I'd planned a half marathon distance run but ended up having to run at about 4pm by which time it was chucking it down and only did 8 miles and even then I could feel my calf. Did one bike ride on Tuesday which is the only riding I've been doing for the last 5-6 weeks now. Probably rest it today as really don't want an injury - need new shoes too as my only trainers are right down through the rubber on the sole in places.
NZC - Defo counting Abo as a race rather than a training run.
A month to go to your half, popsider - how's the return to run racing going? And how old are those trainers!
Walking along in the rain yesterday and Jo Pavey ran the other way in lots of wet weather gear and (shock horror) normal socks on!
Thanks Podro, was just browsing for some lyrics to start the thread with...Congrats to the weekend xc-ers: Michael (x2), Mike & Wardi. Nice track work NZC, super work for a pb Wabo, good running stickless and another great run from Gobi, happy Birthday too!! Sounds a nice trip DM, and glad the send off went well.For me, couldn't make the Goodwood xc, so instead did 14.5 miles with a couple of friends, felt pretty comfortable. Was hoping to do Todays Runner xc off the A3 at Petersfield yesterday but events conspired against me - family illness, nothing serious - so had to resort to a sharpish 7miles over the fields to recreate that 'caked in mud' feel as I couldnt get away with much more than an hour outside....
Today - 4 easyWhy - usual Monday
Gobi, an outstanding run - well done - 100k is way way toooo far without having hills added
Wabo - great PB, must be a good feeling !
Wardi - wet wet wet eh ?
Feeling great today - 9 miler gentle yesterday and swim thing tonight with maybe a lunchtime sog (jog in the wet) to ease out muscles after a sports massage yesterday.
My thoughts are now turning south .... 5 continents and the N Pole done so just Latin America and Antarctica to do. I am raising funds for Leukaemia Research and here is my justgiving page in case anyone is interested. http://www.justgiving.com/miles_antarctic
MG - good news re: Hants. How did the Seniors do?
stickless - what's the reasoning behind the change in running form / what was wrong with how you were running before?
wabo - well done on the 10miler/pb. Sounds like there's loads more to come off of it too.
sharkie - we all have bad days. Don't dwell on it, just mark it down as one of those things and forget about it.
MikeS - as per sharkie! Chin up.
clink - that pace deficit will come back to you quite quickly. Plenty of fat to lose. Attention to detail would even more be handy if CNBA didn't get in the way occasionally.....
NZC - a 3000m and an 800m? Ouch! Both way too short and painful for me to have any desire to try again. Well done!
Wardi - well done on the xc.
What: An easy 23m d&d (got drenched) / core shortly and 6-7 pm (hopefully on my new treadie which should be arriving in the next few hours ).
Last hard: Friday.
Last rest: Sunday 2nd.
DM - sounds a fun project, I remember your N Pole run!
What: Easy 6
Why: easy start to the week.
Last Hard: 2 days
Have a great day
Not been around for a few days - v busy. However, have been running still. Did 5.5M (7.50 pace) on Saturday and 12M (8.30 pace) yesterday. Happy with both those.
Was planning a lunch time run today, but it is raining cats and dogs out there. Will wait until I get home (where my waterproof jacket is) and go out then (whatever the weather).
lyrics yesterday were They Might Be Giants, Whistling in the Dark, courtesy of Sean.
Gobi, happy birthday for yesterday! Hope you had fun walking around Rome.
DM, thoughts with you at this hard time. I'm glad you have this amazing series to work on.
What: 2k easy swimWhy: recoveryLast hard: SatLast rest: 20 October
Good runnings all.
Well done Gobi and belated happy birthday to you.
I really only skimmed yesterday's thread so can't comment on much.
I am very disappointed that my 'streak' ended yesterday and I had a rest day. The last few days caught up with me combined with too much happy juice and not enough sleep on saturday night. I just couldn't face it.
The fireworks were great. First a torch light procession up the high street to Sevenoaks School where a huge firework display took place. The procession was great - masses and masses of people holding flaming torches.
As for today
What: 4 miles done this morning at a fair old clipWhy: because - let's see how long this streak can lastLast hard: bits of todayLast rest: yesterday
Right, I must head off and continue to induct my new assistant into the weird and wonderful ways of our organisation....I hope she comes back tomorrow
What: 14.1 mile hilly runWhy: feel guilty i not running for 3 weeksLast hard: Amsterdam marathon 3 weeks agoLast rest: Last 3 weeks
MG: Bit of an XC fiend by the sounds of things. Nice work in atrocious weather.
40: Good news on the achillies.
stickless: I'm aiming to look like the guy in the centre
Wabo: Looks like he regular running is paying off; well done on the PB.
MikeS: I think you under-estimate the efect of the conditions; but you'll bounce back,
NZC: Nice work at the track.
Wardi: Ah! Mellotrons!. I read somewhere that someone is making them again, as digital technology can't match the authentic sound.
I don't know whose spreading all these rumours about my ascending stars, and being full of energy and vitality. Stop it at once! I'm still the man who's made existential angst an art form
Have a good one!
i think, therefore i angst?
i thought mellotrons were something to do with big ladies, you live and learn
wow, NZC turning up the heat now the marathon pressure is off. yes you can !
pug i'm sure i read somewhere that you'd retired, seems a pretty active retirement
25 mins skipping around the soggy field at lunchtime for me, good practise for the weekend
mava I had an enforced rest day on sat, no worries it happens
WHat: 2.25 rec run this morning
why: get 10 mile sout of my legs
last hard: yesterday
last easy: sat
off for sports massage later, much needed
AF - That's Jack Ralston from NZ in the middle. Couldn't believe my eyes - where did you get that pic from?
Clink - yes this old girl doesn't know what's good for her! Thought, tried in the marathon, now try at the other end of the spectrum. Would really like to run a good 1500m again, but guess I'd have to train for it. I've lost any speed that I used to have.
Podro/Tipp Top - My husband agrees, he says it's stupid making vets do two tracks races as he said that I'd h only have done one as a senior. It is a way to get the middle distance runners to stay and watch the sprints and field events. They have one event as the first event and one as the last. To qualify for this special "Ernie Haskell" trophy you have to do two. It doesn't matter if you finish first or last in the race, the person who has the best age-graded time over 3 separate meetings is the winner, be they male or female.
Wabo - congrats on the PB!
What: 3 miles easy - no go.
Good running everyone.
even better than you thought Wabo - congratulations, hope massage is not too painful
what: 5.5 miles run at lunchtime at work.....38.17 . why: taking younger son to indoor cricket training this evening
distinctly chilly out there & lots more "character building" days to come alas.
Yep I'd read of Pug's retirement as well....then spotted his name earlier this evening amongst the list of entrants for the Helsby 4 Villages half in January. Maybe I've misunderstood the meaning of the word all these years......
Hi folks. Just back from a w/e at my mum's. Not sure about this ' running in the countryside' malarkey. Well its only just outside London, but very few streetlights, and very few pavements. I didn't want to run off road this w/e, partly because it would have been really muddy, and partly cos I wanted a more marathon specific long run, so that made for a couple of 'interesting' excusions - On Saturday evening in pouring rain and pitch dark by the time I was finishing, having to run as near the edge of the road as poss whenever a car approached which meant splashing throught he rainwatere pouring down the gutter, and then yesterday on my 20ml route one busy main road which I assumed would have a pavement didn't, so only about 2mls along it but a bit scarey running towards cars racing along at 70mph++. Back to civilization of lights and pavements now.
I've glanced back so apologies for anything vital I've missed, but
Gobi, well done on the PB and happy birthday
And Wabo, a PB, too
Scobos, I didn't have you down as someone who would be put off by a bit of weather,!
NZC, Podro, Tipptop our Vets T&F league always have the 800m and 3000 m on the same evening, then 400 & 1500m the alternate month. Of course it isn't compulsory to do them both ! ... or at least it wouldn't be if the club had a few more runners
What: 4ml easyWhy; a recovery day before a mega week
What: 3 miles easyWhy: 2 seemed OK a couple of days ago.
So that will be 4 on Wednesday, and about 30 on Christmas day...