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Nice one Gobi.
Will read back later, but for now.
What: 1hr gentle turbo d&d / 12m incl 2 x 3m @ mara effort / core / weights + possibly yoga all to come later.Why: Monday.Last hard: last 2m of yesterday's long run.Last rest: 13th Dec.Lyrics: Yep.
Have a great day y'all!!!
Thank you for the kind words. I was initially quite disappointed with my race, well, the run, but a couple of days talking to far more experienced and faster IM than me and hearing how their races had gone in the circumstances put it into perspective and I'm holding on to the advances I've made in the swim and on the bike - which are both quite significant, last year I swam in 1.32 and biked 6.46 and whilst it's difficult to compare the same course on a different day let alone different courses Almere was certainly not harder on the bike than WA and I've never even swum the distance that fast in the pool so I have to be happy with progress if not content.
TR - it's was knowing that people would be looking and counting and waiting for me to cross that next timing mat that helped me to keep going at times. There's a lot of work still to be done and improvements to be made but at the minute I need some down time so for December I'm exercising as I feel rather than 'training' - more needed mentally than physically, it's a long time to keep the focus and level of work. Any idea when you might make your debut?
Mava - well done on the club place and the great improvements.
What: a little swim.Why: taking it easy.Last hard: 5/12.Last rest: 16/12.
Lyrics - don't believe I do.
What:4.5M Steady on 'crunchy snow' earlier this mornng.
Why: Bodyclock still not Realised I'm on holiday, so out at my usual time !
Gobi: Good run and it is indeed slippy, in some places very slippy.
Our 3 kids are all delighted with the snow arriving
Lyrics: Not today.
Have a good one
MorningBirthday congrats to Jnr Paddy and TT, and also belated best wishes to Moraghan..Well race at the w/e - Gobi, RFJ, Scobos, Blisters, Mike, Jason and anyone else I've omitted.Saturday - 13 mile run with mate of mine at 7am, flippin' freezing, hands numb, legs a fetching shade of pink! Followed that with an hours massage then 4 hours trying to clear snow and ice off the road. Sunday - club christmas run, 8 miles on country lanes plus 2miles each way to get there/back. Today - 3 easy recoveryAnybody else working until Thursday?
Hi everyone, hope I can join in logging my runs, it's very motivating and I haven't been on the forum in ages. I was on here about 2 years ago and can remember Dustin and Gobi.
What: 7M inc. 3 x mile repeats
Dubai Marathon 5 weeks away
Jason....That is so kind of you Thank you
What: NowtWhy: busy Day and ice and SnowLast hard: sainsburies this morningLast rest : todayLast time sliped on ice: Today
I cant run till Wednesday as too busy and knee is a little sore but glad with weather as so icy and slippy just walking never mind running.
Remember Guys protect what you have
Dustin - yes, I'm working through to Thursday (although Thursday itself is likely to be a "working from home" day, knocking off at lunch time and with an optician appointment in the morning, so hardly a working day!).
What: 5.5MWhy: all I had time forLast hard: yesterdayLast rest: Saturday
And, yes, it is definitely slippy out there!
What: around 20 mins slow and steadyWhy: managed to get out on the snow, only falling once on a short downhill slope...actually a very controlled fall as there was no way I was going to stay on my feet, so just slid down the rest of the way on my backside.Last hard: Dec 13Last rest: yesterdayLyrics: don't think so
cor, LMH that is some race report! I really enjoyed reading it and I think you've done marvellously well under the circumstances. Running in the heat is never easy. BTW, I think I'd have totally lost my nerve before the race, what with the bike trouble and then your bags *nearly* going AWOL. Nightmare or what??Lots of good racing/running going on at the weekend, despite the snow. Swapped running for walking this WE as my chest infection is still lingering and I couldn't stay indoors any longer. Dustin, I'm working right up until New Year's Eve. How sad is that? But then off home for a few days and not back at work until Jan. 6Welcome, Sandrunner.Ouch, Welsh Poppy. Hope it's nothing serious?What: 40mins on the dreadmill, then rigor mortis set inWhy: bad cold, don't dare run outside just yetLast hard: tready running is hard - how on earth TT did 20miles is beyond my comprehension but he sure deserves a medal for tenacityLast rest: all of last week
Back from my santa sojourn. I haven't read back, but it looks like I need to chase up LMH
Don't know the lyrics, but it sounds like I could have written them.
Have a good one!
Chickadeee - do you not get the bank holidays off? To be honest all the stress with bike and bags probably helped the nerves as I just thought that I must have had all the hassle I was going to already and surely the race must go ok. It's strange cos you do about six months of training for that one day and if it doesn't go right then it's just tough, you can't turn around and do one a month later using all that training and fitness, long distance tri is a fickle thing. Should you even be running on a treadmill?
Scobos - I shall wag my nursey finger at you too and warn you about running with the blisters that might alter your gait adversely and cause trouble - especially with conditions underfoot being as they are.
LMH - I do get the bank holidays off ! I just felt really sorry for myself coz everybody around me has buggered off already and won't be back until early Jan whereas I have to come in between xmas & New Year's just because they want somebody in. Grrrr. It's completely dead here ... yawn. Luckily my RHR is back to normal and the coughing has all but stopped, so I think I'm ok to ease back into things. The treadmill is the safest place right now - don't have to breathe cold air and should my HR do funny things I can just stop and call it a day but boy, it is boooring. I'm not sure I can face a whole week of that. Might do a mix of crosstrainer & spinning bike tomorrow instead.
Chickadeee - I shall still my wagging finger in that case
Tom - being born and bred in Peterborough I have fond memories of Ferry Meadows, thought you were Lincolnshire rather than Cambridgeshire?
Talking of Cambridgeshire - where's Stickless?
What: a.m. 2.57m easy, p.m. 6.1m easy.
Why: Getting dull monday workout in. Knees are hurting, conditions irritating.
Will there be snow / ice on the track tomorrow I wonder....
Tom - I was a Nene Valley Lady briefly in my youth - it's a small world.
Moraghan - do you run to time (hence the odd distances) and why the short doubles?
this darn weather! I decided to be sensible today so instead of running on an ice rink here in Kent I got an early train into town and plodded 4 miles between London Bridge station and work. Hard work as my back pack was heavy!
As I came home from work the snow in central london started. But down here in Kent it's rain which is turning the last 5 days' worth of snow into horrible slippery slush. With a freeze expected overnight tonight I think I'll have my streak broken by the weather!
What: 4 miles with a heavy back packWhy: streak saver!Last hard: bits of thatLast rest: 13 November
starting to get stir crazy that I can't get any long running done!
Little M.iss Happy wrote (see)
Most of the time the odd distances are just a coincidence of geography. I run to a general mileage goal and not time.
I've added doubles recently so I am gradually building them up, hence the low numbers - I hope they will end up at about 3.5 to 4 miles, 5 times a week. Long term I will max out at 40 minutes with these, but not this season. A few reasons for them but principally because they seem to make the primary session of the day a little easier while allowing for more accumulated mileage with less fatigue. There are very few top runners who run once a day so I will try and emulate them wherever possible within my own limits.
Thanks for the explanation Moraghan.
TR - fair do; it really does take over your life and you have to want it badly to keep going at some points.
Gobi - I know the feeling. My gym is only half a mile away, but trying to get there now would be like trying to mount an arctic expedition! I've already turboed and run so it's junk and a movie tonight for me! Hard life
Nice one on the xc Paddy.
Re: the treadie 20miler - it wasn't that bad. Once I got in a rhythm I simply switched off and done it. Quite enjoyable in an odd sort of way tbh.