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Happy birthday Abbers! Have fun!!
GM/TR - cheers! We're in County 4 North, as per last year, having saved our spot with the last game of the season when we went from 15th to 12th to achieve mid-table obscurity. I'm guessing your eldest is still a division up from us? I saw your time wasn't as quick as Lordshill, but then in the middle of mara training and given the volume of tri stuff you do, it must be hard to prepare for non-A races. Still flippin' quick from where I'm looking! Birthday presents included an entry level road bike and turbo trainer, so looks like I'll be joining the multi-sports training fun
TR - I blend in with the crown now... changed clubs to Winchester so not in the Tescos Andover stripes anymore... still wear the bandana though...
Happy Birthday Abbers
Day at home today as car in for MOT etc... so meant I could run down to the track after dropping off.... did a comparison test of a session from a few weeks ago.... 4 x 800m / 4 x 400m / 4 x 200m / 1 mile at MP off 200m rec (the only thing different was I added the extra 1 mile in at MP as felt good and had quite a way to run home, was quicker all round esp the 800s last time out my fastest was 3:14... my slowest today was 3:13.... fastest 3:07 400s weer all between 1:33 and 1:31 and the 200s all 43 secs followed that up with a recovery run later on so 13.8m for the day
That sounds a tough working schedule Leslie - that make your weekly mileage even more impressive. Take care though
Ironically the top first world athletes are worried about how much sleep they are getting and the quality of their nutrition. The top African athletes are worried about having somewhere to sleep and getting anything to eat.
I went to watch the local athletics tonight (That's Entertainment). The 3000m was won at 4:40 minutes per mile / 2:54 per km, which I think is pretty good for a local Tuesday night race.
Happy Birthday Abbers- all the best thread wishes....
I'n running hard early doors this week, to give myself a couple of days rest before my 20 mile race this weekend. Junior also has the National schools XC, so a big running w/end chez OO.
Moof - we all know it is more than running so don't worry about sounding down. You have every right to be. Hope it gets sorted. It does sound like a trip to the physio would be beneficial. The hip flexor may well be the symptom but the cause will be identified by them and you can then do something about it. Happy healing vibes coming your way *whoosh*.
RFJ - excellent progress.OO - all the best to you and OO jnr this weekend.Moof - sorry to hear your injury woes - hope a visit to the fizz can get you on the road to recovery.3 mile recovery run d&d. Carb-loading starts later
Don't want to create undue pressure, but at the moment we're the top scoring medium sized team and in 5th place overall!!!
Belated happy birthday to Abbers.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Moof - cheer up!!
Enjoy the carbs Gul.
Rest day yesterday as I was up at a godforsaken hour to head up to York and back in the day - 6 x 3min reps this morning. Reasonably pleased with how they went.
My new Garmin 310XT GPS just arrived. The old one packed in and this looked the simplest for a Luddite to operate. I also had to buy Mrs OO a kindle to even the scales
I doin't know how you can run fast early in the morning Lorenzo...
I know there are quite a fewthat benefit from Triathlon training Moof - so all good from that. Although I'm not sure how I would fit it in?
Have you got a meal planner planned Gul?
Ditto Lorenzo, I don't function that well first thing, I'm more of a (k)night man
TR - I think I"ve sent you a message?
Day off yesterday as my plan this week is for 3 runs before the marathon so Mon, Wed and Thu. Got a haircut (saves a few grammes and lowers the drag) but ate a massive bag of veggie crisps and two custard tarts so probably neutral.
I note that my Jantastic target is for 26 miles on Saturday but poor Gul has 26.2 as his.
Don't actually feel too bad at the moment. The taper is not a big one, so February was averaging 54 miles and the last two weeks were 45 miles, 40 miles and this week will be 17 + 26. I had a few niggles but it seems running Saturday am and then just one run since has given them enough rest to go away.
Lorenzo - well done on the early morning reps - I'm with you on that one.OO - enjoy the new Garmin.KR - I have a rough plan for breakfast, snacks, lunch and supper, but most of the dinners are out of my hands.PMJ - I checked with the organisers and there are no changing (or shower) facilities at Raceways, just toilets. How did you find other people's targets on the Jantastic website? My hamstrings felt really heavy the other day, but seem back to normal now, thankfully. That's enough taper madness! Going to be an early start on Saturday. Not sure whether to go via Corby or risk the A14/M6 junction roadworks - hopefully won't be too bad at 7:30am on a Saturday?
Yes, I'd be interested in what a typical day looks like too MsE.
Good morning run MsE
PMJ - "massive bag of veggie crisps and two custard tarts " excellent snacking ! (although most would indulge after long run rather than haircut)
Gul - yes, keep us posted with carb-loading details - I always pay attention to this for the marathon. I do turn into Victor Meldrew, though, when I see sport-drink toting parkrunners, for example ! (Here's a footnote from the Retford report I sent to my saturday morning group ) -
"breakfast was mug of tea, and a few RiceKrispies - no nutrition or even water en-route - should have mentioned I had to make sure I passed and beat some bloke who had gels dangling from his waistband!! - in a half mara, ffs !!
PMJ - ah, of course you can see the distance target. I meant the time challenge target. A bit disappointed you can't see them except for the outcomes.MsE - nicely paced riverside run.Birch - I really ought to practice running on a fuelled stomach - races are the only occasions where I don't run on empty! Just the usual breakfast today:-3.5oz of porridge oats with about 1 pint of semi-skimmed milk, a large dessert spoon of honey and several handfuls of raisins/sultanas.2 thick slices of home-made bread - 1 with marmalade and 1 peanut butter.Large glass of water.Another litre of water so far this morning (still no coffee since Sunday).Just about to tuck into sandwiches (thick slices/home-made bread again) with mayonnaise, ham, cheddar, mango chutney.
Lunch - 1 large jacket potato with 250g coronation rice. 2 thick slices of malt loaf.
Moof - get to that physio and see what they say,only running eh it way more important than that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gul-it's only taper madness .
MSE-nice new running 10
BIKE IT-different planet over there for sure !
0052-shiny new watch mush be worth 10 secs/mile easy !
Got a good kip last night to charge the batteries up then out for 18.7 miles ...
9 easy into monsoon conditions with strong winds and driving rain (was like a summers yesterday too) then into the sheltered forest lined bit where I got the hammer down and whatever came out of my legs 7:40, 7:34, 7:18, 7:16, 7:04, 7:13, 7:08, 7:18, then 1/2 mile flat out to see whats left ( 6:29 ) then 1 easy to finish ,well pleased with that average run pace 7:49 m/mile .
Leslie - you are rightly pleased with that one! Excellent sustained pace after 9 easy. Bit of sleep worked wonders!Snack - 2 bananas with 250g natural yoghurt.
Jkt spud and rice - nice work, Gul . . . . .
Diet OK today but 2xpackets McCoys crisps (Tesco had special end of line offer of 18 packets for about £1.50).
SSM is 1.5 hours drive from home so will leave at about 7:30 to arrive 9:00 for 10:00 start. Will miss Wales vs Ireland but be back in time for England vs Scotland.
Just under 6 easy today (actually just over 9km) and a km at MP popped in unnoticed so all looks good.
PMJ - weather forecast for SSM is slowly deteriorating. The wind speed is picking up and the afternoon rain is getting very close to being morning rain now. At least for the moment there is no chance of it being hot.Pizza and chips for tea last night Then yoghurt, ginger cake, cereals and brandy snaps with double cream Weighed myself at bedtime and I had gained 4lbs. Last run this morning before Saturday - just 2 slow miles. Legs feel rubbish, but not I'm not concerned.
Enjoy that new watch OO. I think I've had mine for three years now and it has steadfastly served me. Battery life is good (unless you leave it on when not in use and then it is pretty poor) and everything else works.
12 mile yesterday and I blew up in the heat and had to lie under a tree at 10 miles before struggling the last 2 miles home. Then I bought Addidas Boost Response in the afternoon. I've always found Addidas a bit tight when I've tried them on before, and these are no exception, but the cushioning is very high. Also I don't really want to feel that I am a mug for smart marketing. 8 miles in them this morning and they are feeling good so far. Right leg still a bit sore but progressively getting better.