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Wheres the thread is it a lie in on Monday .
What : 7.5/10M pmWhy : Did n't want to do a double
Good Morning, Just dropped onto the thread to thank TMR for dropping into the O 60s thread. so
TMRthanks. See you at B'ham, I presume. Well done one your discus pb yesterday. After a long run too. which must have affected throwing a discus, so it was a good pb. NZC and any others who commented on my achievement yesterday Thanks.
Didn't sleep last night, too much adrenaline.
Gobi, good to hear you sounding more positive than of late. Fingers crossed that things are improving.
Pammie - looking forward to hearing you run PB after PB!
TmR - good stuff from you
Lots of other good runs going on yesterday. Once again, congrats to ceal!
What: 2.5 miles very slowly, av HR 128 so I guess that qualifies as recoveryWhy: my legs resembled two planks of wood when I got out of bed this morningLast hard: that would be yesterdayLast rest: 16 Feb
I want to know why the runner who can do easy runs at 128 HR isn't the same runner who turns up to races and runs slowly with HR sky high throughout. Don't think it's nerves - what have I got to be nervous about?
Happy monday people
Nice hot racing from Pammie and mava
World class performance from ceal (again).Getting 101% on the wava scales without running a world record makes those scales a bit suspect though...Jason needs to run 27 flat for 10k to get a similar grading Great long run there, Jason.
What: 8 miles easy d&dWhy: flab fighting & getting back into itLast hard: getting out of bedLast rest: yesterday
5 easy tonite, maybe more, maybe less depending on gardening injury.
TMR - i found a stretch for it last nite - it's seems to be helping - thanks. Wife looking at me strange this morning walking up & down stairs - testing it out - doesnt feel too bad. Hopefully a few easy days will sort it out, if not - complete rest.
Pammie - sounds like a tough day out in the heat, and the HR data shows you certainly put the effort in, so you can't ask for more. On a better day that will equate to a much quicker time. Well battled. I only take gels in maras - 4 @ 5m intervals. I also use it as a psychological trick - when I use the last one at 20m, then it's time to give whatever is left in the tank. For me, suddenly not carrying anything after 20m of running is like a trigger. I know Gobi has tried them at various stages in HM'.
Paddy - only if Martin Fagan forgets to register (though I'm sure he probably has somebody to do that for him). Re: New Forest Mara. Last year I backed off for the last 10k as I had another one 4 weeks later. I feel I can control myself even better now, so no fears of leaving my Dublin performance there. If I wasn't doing NF I'd be doing a 35-40km TT anyway apparently, so...... Fingers crossed for the back.
Gobi - looks like cracking good fun! Bet that felt good!
mava - sounds painful with the blister. As with Pammie, surely much quicker in better conditions. Re: the higher HR, excitement rather than nerves?
sharkie - as JH said, a 10k series. I missed the first one (Wednesday after Edinburgh), but it's only 20mins away and is normally good fun. Sounds like fun on the track!
jason - nice run, though the OCD wouldn't let me stop it without getting it to 26.2 first When are you doing a mara?
NZC - aye, I'm excited to be back in proper training and planning stuff now after a break!
TmR - good bigger picture decision with the long run, but would it be worthwhile taking an easy few days and freshening up given you said you felt weary a few days back. Congrats on the discus pb.
ceal - Amazing stuff. Well done.
What: 8m rec jog d&d / 13m later incl 1hr of light fartlek.Why: Base Last hard: Edinburgh.Last rest: Saturday.Lyrics: Nope.
Have a great day all.
Well done to all runners yesterday, it was a scorchio.
What: Friendly game of badminton pmWhy: recovery from first race yesterday (51:20 for 10K) should have been sub 45 but made some stupid decisions during the run. Still its a PB, and its annoyed me so much that Ive entered another 10K, sooner than planned, to get it out of my system!
Last hard: yesterdayLast rest: Saturday
TMRI' m here!
The World Record for LV65 is 5:43, no chance on that one so high up in my age group. But I have just seen the LV70 and am amazed to discover that it is 6.12 mins. Now in just over a years time I will be 70 (horrors of horrors) and that should be achievable, even if I slow a little, as long as I stay uninjured. That is the tricky part. Training at high intensity with a more elderly body! BUT there is an athlete who is very very fast who goes into the LV70 age-group right now, so will be interesting to see what she does this year.
A'noon peeps from a very wet West of Scotland !
What: 4M Steady this morning and it was beginning to drizzle then.
Why: Ease into the week.
Read back time.
Afternoon! Was away at the weekend for a wedding, that coupled with post-exam celebrations meant i only got 4 miles in over the 4 days from Thursday til Sunday, but I still have 3 weeks to get some miles in before I head to Europe for 3.5 weeks (my excuse for not running during it is that it will be my pre-season complete break, plus I'll probably be too knackered anyway!) Thanks for all the well-wishes towards the exams, all went ok, so happy to just be free for a while!
Ceal - well done, that's an amazing performance!
TT - a belated well done for Edinburgh
Nice going in the heat Pammie and Mava
Gobi - good work in the debut bike race
TMR no that is 11 secs. I ran 5:54 mins!!!
Pammie: Sounds tough at Southend. Well done on toughing it out - can't have been easy in the heat. Gells - never use them; I'm an advocate of 13 slices of toast and marmalade the day before, which is probably cheaper too
Mava: 2 mins down in the heat and humidity is pretty good. I reckon Scotty does secret training
Gobi: Bike racing sounds a different world - reminds me of LizzyB's posts.
JW: Awesome traing run.
TMR: A PB and a champ medal is a good day's work, even if you know you can do better.
AW: Well done on the 10k PB. Those mistakes sound costly.
Bit of a panic today. I tend to find the laces in new asics shoes too short for a full lace up and a double bow unless I pull them tight. I think my feet must have swelled yesterday as my left foot was in agony when I put them on today. I was convinced I'd got a metarsal fracture, until some serious re-lacing to miss out the middle section reduced the pain to bearable levels.
Have a good one!
What a fantastic weekend!
Fraid my run didn't happen. We had guests pop round then i had to eat before the dentist as eating afterwards might be difficult.
Tooth extracted by cheerful dentist but can't run now - not advised. Still hope to get back to it tomorrow
Thanks for the replies to gels.AF - oh yes i remember you are the toast man.
TmR - Sorry missed saying congrats to you for yesterday great to pb esp good. Well done
Adrian - well done for yesterday. Just curious whens the next 10km, not horndon perchance
AF I do hope that it is not a panic inducing fracture as you intimate.
Ceal: Of course I must add my congratulations to a worthy winner and record holder. Apart from the running bit, how much stretching and core work do you do in order to avoid injury and stay supple?
TmR pb'd? Did I miss out the opportunity to congratulate? The good times are here again!
Righty ho. Just back in and showered twice. Once by a rumbly cloud. Once was neeece and warm. 9.8 miles, mostly lost around the East End of London, Docklands and Canary Wharf. I tried to track that bit of the mara route but it just did not seem right. I even found Mudchute but without the cheering crowd 5 deep (and Mrs S) it seemed odd. I could swear that there were ghosts of forumites still there. I am able to report tonight courtesy of Garmin whose technology brought me home. Otherwise I'd still be out there heading for Tower Bridge and going completely the wrong way.
Gobi - you sound one very happy person.
Ceal - fantastic achievement - thanks for explaining the 101%
TMR - congrats on the discus PB.
Adrian - sounds like there is much more to take off your new PB.
AF - be careful with the lacing of your shoes!!
Blisters - sounds like you had a good run.
What: 6 miles hilly - quite warm by the time I'd finished.
Good running everyone.
I wont be at Horndon, am doing the Cliffe Woods 10k next month. Its only 5 miles from where I live and a couple of old school friends I bumped into on Sunday are doing it. A good excuse for a catch-up beer afterwards as well.
There is definitely a lot more to come, just kicking myself for not making the most of Sunday. Did the first 6K in about 26 mins and feeling strong, but was running at a faster pace than I was planning, panicked and slowed my pace right down (to virtually a walk). Got to the end with a lot left in the tank. I guess the pacing will come with experience.
Quick post, 8m done and dusted
Hope all are well