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Reeling with the feeling; don't stop, continue
Yesterday's lyrics were The Guitar Man by Bread.
What: 4m very gentle rec d&dWhy: that or nothing.Last hard: Wednesday.Last rest: Monday.
Have a great day all.
What: 4M Steady and legs feeling back to normal this morning.
Why: Just do it.
Read back time.
Lyrics: No, I'm on 'The crest of a slump ! '
Have a good day peeps.
Joe - Hope it is just a niggle that goes away soon.
Gobi - Crunchie?
What: 5 miles or so easy at lunch timeWhy: Base to buildLast hard: 2 daysLast rest: 1 dayLast alcohol: 6 days
My booze-free streak (a PB this year I think!) will end tomorrow with a club social outing, but I'm going to try continuing the restricted approach & see if it has benefits. Any thoughts?
40mins - thank Crunchie it's Friday. I don't really drink anymore, but not for any reason other than I got out of the habit of it, possibly partially because a 3 year old, early morning training and having a few drinks don't mix too well. May well have a couple after Edinburgh and on holiday, but that will probably be pretty much it again for a few months. I do feel better for it though.
I'd have thought you'd have gotten these lyrics Gobi. Would have thought they'd be on your playlist.
40 mins - good booze free streak ! yes, i think there are definitely benefits and have always done 2 or 3 completely free weeks before a 'big' race on the basis of giving myself the best chance. my tolerance has gone right down which is quite good because 2 drinks and i feel i've had a lot, not sure it is the effect of abstinence or it just diminishes with age. also i think you feel generally 'fresher' and enjoy the odd one or 2 as a treat rather than the norm. downside is i talk rubbish and fall asleep after a couple !
hope you enjoyed the crunchie gobi. thinking of you and how you must feel this weekend. good that you are getting on with the cross training
NZC - carpal tunnel had crossed my mind too. it isn't painful and i hope it might be just a reaction to some of the overenthusiastic gym stuff . time will tell
is TT making a subtle point with today's lyrics which have the line about swimming i love this band
5k race tonight, see how it goeshappy training and racing everyone
Today I Rest.
Decided to hit the marathon trail this year - October, Dublin. 9 years since. Big shot at it, injury permitting.
TT, I get your comments about the drink - hard to avoid sometimes but great to savour after a race!, You might be in trouble later in the year if you topple the cats though.
Not giving too much away, but i'm feeling red hot today.
AH ha, thats a good clue paddy but I still don't know, just know who its by! Saucy lyrics tipptop!
What: couple of miles later
why: I want to
last hard: currently trying to do a TMA I feel like throwing it up in the air
last easy: ?monday maybe
I am doing Canterbury half on sunday and no expectations at all, except after walking all night last week, I know I can!
Good luck all others, Gobi thinking of you and your crunchie.
lol clink. Unintentional.
Paddy - surprisingly easy to 'avoid' once you get in a routine. I take great delight on the (becoming more and more rare) occasions we do beat Kilkenny as my hometown borders both Kilkenny and Waterford, so if it happens may well have a tipple to celebrate. Guess given the state of your hurling team and our football team we're unlikely to ever have to worry about a head to head Will be at Dublin in October too.
Wabo - nice and upbeat, seemed ideal for a lovely day. Any sauce is just an added bonus
Jas*s Tipp Top you've some cheek...... havn't you heard about the new Hurling Force in the East - We're Bleedin Brill. 2 points loss only against yous & we pushed KK on last day (in the league). Didnt we finish third. Be afraid. We'll win a Hurling AI before we win a football - the footballers are only a bunch of fairies.... great at making shapes in Leinster but give them a real challenge and they capitualte every time.... I'm afraid the faith is thin about the big ball at the moment. That said they better beat the Royals in a fortnight!!!
That training schedule of yours terrifies me!!! What time are you going for in Edinburgh?.
lol Paddy. I can almost hear the accent coming through Hands up, other than keeping an eye on Tipp (in particular in the provinicials and All-Irelands - not really much coverage of the league stuff over here) I don't really pay much attention to the hurling, so didn't realise ye'd improved that much. Plan for Edinburgh is to set off at ~5:40 pace and see how it goes. That equates to a 2:28. Ideally I'd manage to trim a few seconds to get a 2:27:xx clocking though.
Gobi - leave a gap between the alcohol and the running though Best of luck for the test run.
Thank Friday it's crunchie :_)
Increasingly rare visit from me - and I'm actually on a rest day - so no training to report.
Good to see some old names still here.
Blimey, that's quick TippTop - good luck!
Have fun all!
TT. All the best for the Marathon effort. You'll be challenging for a National Medal in Dublin with that sort of a time.
Hot out there!
Just done my "5 miles easy" and for the first time since I started back they actually felt easy all the way. Perhaps I'm starting to get somewhere? Hills tomorrow.
Thanks for the comments regarding alcohol, from which I deduce that 22 years of abstinence will enable me to run like Gobi - as I'd then be a Vet70 I could be in for a few records...
What: 6.6M d&dWhy: working at homeLast hard: WedLast rest: yesterdayLyrics: no, but I can guess the band - not my favourites, but I know loads of people like them
Alcohol - it's strange, but all my PBs have been set off two bottles of beer the night before and all my disaster races have been when I took abstinence seriously. I know it's probably all mental by now and I've just convinced myself of it, but I would always have a beer or two the night before now! I cut back dramatically for several weeks before Stratford and didn't notice any change in my running performances for better or worse. I'm prepared to believe that 22 years dry would make a difference, but I'm not prepared to find out for myself. I can manage 22 hours.
Last sentence was a joke (in case my mum is reading).
Likewise Paddy. I'm hoping to improve by a good chunk between now and Dublin. Incidentally, what time are you aiming for at Dublin btw?
My booze free streak is just over 8 years, but pre and post booze running is chalk and cheese so can't really say if it makes much difference. I still talk rubbish and fall asleep though.
Have a good one!
Gobi - this is an interesting one. In the run up to Stratford, I was surprised that the increased running didn't result in decreased weight. Then I cut right down on alcohol (I drink a reasonable amount, but comfortably less than the guideline maximum amounts) and quite a bit of weight dropped off quickly. Interestingly, post-Stratford I started drinking again but the weight hasn't started going back on again yet (4 weeks later).
TT. I'm an aulfella at 44 but still hoping for 2.50. I did 2.47 the last time (2000). Gave up running after that and started back again seriously at beginning of last year. Times are progressing well. Ran a hilly half in Wexford in 1.21 and another hilly 10m in waterford in 60mins. 2.50 should be on with some focus and a gradual mileage increase.
Its all relative though as when i started off runing originally i was tipping the scales just under 18 stone!!!.
What: 6 and a bit
Another 30+ mile week from me - it would have been nearer 40 but had to sacrifice yesterdays run to take daughter to the dentist
Have a good weekend all
Age is only a number Paddy. You must have lost some serious weight then? Was the hilly 10m in Waterford just last weekend by any chance (John Treacy classic?)?
Got home to find my Edinburgh package waiting for me this evening. Took it all out to check it to realise the number is not a number as such. It's actually got my name right across the middle of it (with the number in much smaller writing below). That is actually pretty cool!
What: 5M fartlecking round the trackWhy: taperLast hard: SundayLast rest: Saturday
Good luck with the weekend races everyone - hope to see one or two of you at Wokingham
Quick post; did a hot 5ml run yesterday along the new boardwalk in Barbados and some beach stuff. Today is enforced rest due to long work day with clients, but back home tonight.
Have a great weekend
TT - Yeah, made a bet at a party that i could loose 2 stone, took up running, eventually lost 6. I told my story on a thread on "what running did for you" a month or so ago. Its great to be a fit 44 yr old rather than the fat 32 year old I once was.
The weight crept up a bit again after the marathon (from 2000 until 2007). It didn't get up to anything like it was but its great to be back running & racing again.
I know age is only a number. In my mind I'm only 24 & sometimes I act 14.
Clink - hope the 5k went well.
Hi Paddy - good luck for Dublin.
What: 3 miles easy in light shoes - trying to look after my heel.
Good running everyone.
Scobos, cracking reps yesterday, your experience with the guest hill runner is very similar to my weekly track sessions!TT: nice 10k TT t'other day
Paddy: Hi, and all the best for Dubbers
What: 10.5m steadyWhy: catching up with a friend.
Well done on the alcohol free streak 40 minutes. On a relatively good low alcohol streak too... Only 1 night beyond moderation in the last month, though that will probably change when my exams are over. I do feel much better when not drinking, but it doesn't really affect my training (although my first two 20 milers were done after nights of a reasonable amount of booze, and first > 50 mile week was done on a rather heavy drinking week). I think it affects my recovery more than the actual running, which I guess directly affects future running. Same weight now as when I was a 1st year non-exercising uni student, probably averaging 3 heavy nights a week during term. I've always been pretty thin though, and I think alcohol just irritates my guts so less calories actually get absorbed... Planning to avoid it more, bit difficult as a student though!!!
Hi Paddy, good luck with the training for Dublin
What: 6.3 miles (48 mins 30 - took a wrong turn on way back...)/ 3.8 miles (30 mins 30)
Why: Taking a rest day from studying
Last Hard: 15/5/09
Last Rest: 9/5/09
Have a good weekend and good luck to all those racing! Really in the mood for a crunchie now...