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Morning everyone, Nicely done with the IM , DMGood run too DD!What - supposed to be club night, but given that it may be icy, I might opt for speedwork at lunchtime, at least the pavements in London are clear.Why - Tuesday
Have a great day
Well done DM for your first IM in such torrid conditions.
It's quite surreal that in London you'd hardly know there had been snow but here in Kent, only just outside the M25 it's still lying thick on the ground. It is starting to thaw but unless it warms up considerably we're going to have this for another couple of days.
What: 5.3 miles easyWhy: it's what I doLast hard: sunday? Saturday?Last rest: thursday
Normal service is just about resumed. Av HR for that run was 135 which is in the region of where it should be for the pace.
Stickless, thanks for the info email.
No idea on the lyrics - so normal service is resumed there too then.
Enjoy your day all.
If anyone didn't get them yesterdays lyrics were - All You Need is Love, The Beatles.
DM - I had a similar experience really, dream swim (1.20); great bike (6.25); PW on the run (5.08) to bring it home in 12.53. A PB but not quite what I'd hoped for after my training. A beautiful place, fantastically well organised race and lovely people though I thought. Would love to go back and try again in the ususal temperatures they have for the race.
What: am run intervals/pm turbo.Why: building back.Last hard: last year.Last rest: last year.
Lyrics - I think I do.
DM / LMH : No danger of me joinging you both in your IM exploits, I simply do not have the time to train for one even though I would like too. Have hardly cycled for months as MrsDD gets upset if I train early in the morning of both weekend days and there is no other time when I can fit in a long run and a long cycle when the roads are at least a little quieter than the normal Dubai madness.
Sandrunner: Was talking to the Dubai marathon RD last night they have 1800 entries, so would guess 1400 will run.
PM2: thanks for the vote of confidence, I beleive that I can amaze myself if I can get to the start line well.
TT / Alehouse and others, hear you loud and clear re tapering. But this raises a further question for which I would be grateful to hear others opinions.
As a 60+ mile a week runner when marathon training my planed mileage for the last 4 weeks is/ was as follows 65 / 50 / 32 / 20 (for the 6 days prior to the race). So far I have stuck to this plan (were in the 32 mile week now) but what I have been trying to do is keep the intensity high, hence last nights gallop around the park.
Now the question is what would others consider as keeping the intensity high? 1 tempo run & 1 interval session per week during the taper, perhaps reducing the distance of the tempo run and the number of intervals each week (my approach) or reduce the pace or reduce the pace and the distance / number?
What: NowtWhy: taperLast Hard: Last nightLast Rest: Today, off to see DR this afternoon, still not 100% but better than I was.
Lyrics: No but should have got yesterdays
lyrics yes,2 days in a row, amazing for me too!!
DD good luck with dr and well pb'd last night
tmr, I know what you mean by compacted crunchy, that was what I ran on last night and it was slow but do able
NZC hope stomach is better
DM sounds to me like you did really well doing that IM, well done sir!!
stickless thanks for email, I do have a race sat and sunday that weekend unfortunately but will def sponsor you anyway!
what: well as I managaed 4 slow miles last night I will swim about a kilometre tonight
why: see above!!
last hard: last night whacking elbow on a wheelie bin whilst keeping eyes set on snowy floor
last easy: watching telly most of the evening having done a run!!
Am enjoying not studying I must say, but tonight I will be doing a spanish class with my daughter
It is a bit of a pickle Moraghan. Sounds like Stickless' idea is worth a try, and maybe other than that a food diary for a bit and try to identify a trend?
DD - with the obvious caveat that your taper should be greater if you're ill and that this was my taper off the back of an average of 120mpw for the previous 7 weeks (2nd or non-effort session on any day was optional), what I done in the 2 weeks into Edinburgh was (anything above recovery in bold): 2 weeks out: Mon - rest (travelling). Tues: am 45min rec jog w 10 x 100m/100m windsprints (aim is to top up glycolytic) / 1hr rec jog pm.Wed: am 45min rec jog / pm: 10k track tempo (was supposed to be tempo, but I ran it about PMP as was feeling tired - aim is to top up LT).Thurs: am 45min rec jog / pm: 1hr rec jog.Fri: am: 30min rec jog.Sat: am: 1hr easy (aerobic top up) / pm 45mins rec jog.Sun: 2hrs easy (aerobic top up).
Race week:Mon: am: 45mins rec jog / pm: 20 x ~45m windsprints / ~55m jog (aim is to top up glycolytic).Tues: 1hr rec jog / 45mins rec jog.Wed: 30mins rec jog / 2km track TT (aim is to top up VO2max).Thurs: 45mins rec jog.Fri: 30mins rec jog.Sat: 30mins rec jog.Sun: race.
Personally, to maximise my chances on race day, if I were under the weather, I'd restrict myself to jogging - better to get there a little unsharpened, than not at all.
What: lie-in am / core pm / swimming lessons pm (assuming it doesn't snow again - which it looks like it may )Why: recovery day.Last hard: yesterday.Last rest: Thursday 7th.Lyrics: Yes.
Have a great day all.
Thanks for the advice guys. Stickless I think you are probably spot on. Have never tapered with the effects of a virus in my body so I'll listen to one and all and ease right off, particuarly as after last night I know i'm very close to my best.
Have just got back from Dr's, his diagnosis?? Hmm well he concluded that there is nothing wrong with, heart, blood pressure or chest. Apparently I was the third or fourth patient today suffering from a feeling of light headiness, dizzyness following a viral infection, Him... hmm perhaps there is a pattern here! Well conclusion was that I probably have viral infection of the inner ear... maybe. Anyway took loads of blood to no doubt open another can of worms cos being a celiac my blood counts are always all over the place especially when I haven't been over strict with myself over xmas. May go sick tomorrow and try sleeping all day!
Wabo: well done on the weight loss.
Tom: nice 12 miler yesterday. Well impressive speed.DD: great club run yesterday! Glad to hear there's nothing seriously wrong. You still have lots of time to shake that virus. Sleep is always the best course of action.NZC: hope stomach feels better today.Moraghan: bummer about the stitch. I hope that Stickless' tip will work. Stickless - thanks for the e-mail!DM - great IMWA report! I gathered from LMH's report that conditions were hell. Well done for toughing it out!What: 9 miles with 10x100m strides d&d this morning. Planned a quick dash to gym the pm but canned it. Too much work.Why: it's wot the plan saysLast hard: SundayLast rest: 4/1Lyrics: positive again
Few rest / recoveries going on today - enjoy !
D.D. - Hope you feel better - good 4.5K PB though last night. Ta for the Dubai info. If 1800 are entered and 1400 will run, what do you think the other 400 will do? In my first marathon there were only 30 people, ran on my own most of the way, so I'm looking forward to running with more people. My taper is down to about 25 miles per week from a max of 40 mpw. off 3-4 runs.
Gobi - Thanks good advice noted re. intensity and frequency during taper
Tom, Jason and Chickadee nice base mileage runs.
What: Jog / walk to from gym / weights core when there @ 1HR
Why: Cross training
Last Hard: Jan 3
Last rest: Sunday
Dubai Dave - just keep ticking over - jogging and a few strides wont hurt you but I wouldn't do anymore hard out efforts - you know it's there, relax and save it till race day.
What 3 miles am 5k O'Hagans pm - very hot and windy - not much go - 22.54
Will have to look back at Desert Man's report.
Good running everyone.
DD - hope it clears up in time for your race.
NZC - getting plenty of racing in, good to see.
What: a.m. 3m easy p.m. 10m with drills / strides and 2 * (4 * 300m) @ 1500m pace with equal standing recovery.
Why: Staying in touch with 1500m pace. Funny how after early season 1500m pace sessions I always come away thinking I'm never going to be able to hold that pace for a whole race.
Oooh Desert Man - that sounded tough! Congratulations on finishing.
Moraghan - think I'd try to find a sports doctor now while the spot is painful so you can point it out to him/her. There must be something that can be done. Maybe TMR might have some thoughts on it.
NZChristine wrote (see)
What 5.2 easyWhy slushLyrics no
looking forward to the end of the snow
More snow forecast for Kent overnight tonight.
What: Steadily paced 9 miles from London EC1 to Kidbrooke (hoping the car would still be where I left it several hours previously) - out along the Highway to Canary Wharf, around the Isle of Dogs, through the foot-tunnel and up(!) onto a snowy Blackheath - started out slow and finished - er, slow.
Why: Because I still can
Last hard: Sunday's "timed" lap of Greenwich Park
good to see you posting Graham
What - 4m Rec on the treadmillWhy - Tired and groin a bit iffyLast Hard - YesterdayLast Rest - Fri
Moraghan, Dr (not that I am) TmR at your service..... the diaphragm is a muscle like any other, so my only suggestion is that you have strained it at some point in the past, and periodically you are aggravating it.Â But that isn't really consistent with only coming on in longer races, rather than when you are running faster, and breathing moreÂ deeplyÂ in shorter races.Â How long has it been around ? When did you first notice it ?Â What about in long hard training sessions ?Â I think you said the right side, so another possibility is that is is something to do with irritating a otherwise asymptomatic gallstone ?Â Â Or do you get very stressed and breathing goes haywire in those 3k+ races ?
What: "track session"Â total 8ml,Â except that the track is still snow covered, but the trusty Uni RR was completely snow and ice free, so even did 2 laps are warm up, instead of usual road loop. Then 2 laps, 1 lap, 2 laps, 1 lap., 2 laps c M-tempo effort (each lap = 0.8ml)Why: it's Tuesday, but a shorter than usual distance as a nod to tapering for the w/e
I remember the day I got it. It was about 8 years ago in a 10 mile race - I'd never had stitches before. The only race I never finished. Ever since then it's been looming in the background. It's definitely not haywire breathing as my breathing is very measured (in the context of a race of course). I have also tried different breathing patterns.
I get it sooner in short races than long races and similarly I'll usually get it fairly late in a training workout such as MP running. There seems to be some equation which is duration X speed - meaning the faster I run the sooner it arrives but in short races it's not there for long enough to turn really chronic. I get away with it in 3k as it's just starting to hurt as I'm 2 laps from the finish. Occasionally I don't get it at all, sometimes I'll get a mild dose in easy runs.
I got it today on the last rep of a 4 * 300m. It only gets really chronic in continuous runs where intensity slowly ramps up - it will ease when I stop racing.
The only other thing is that I know I will get it when I get a small pain on the lower left side of my gut, it will then shift over to the right side of my gut and then move up under my rib cage when it gets serious. During a slow warm-up if I get a pain in my lower left gut I know I'm definitely in for an ugly day.
I never considered a gallstone - but the strained muscle sounds convincing.
Tom. - thanks, that's the 2nd recommendation I've had for Buckingham. I'll ring him tomorrow.