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Chick - Excellent mileage for the week and good news on Jantastic including bike and swimming will make it more interesting.
nell - Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera, used to love their music back in the 80s, did he play any of their hits or just new stuff?
Swimming Club on Friday was a complete nightmare, worst swimming for a long time, won't bore you with the details but Pink had to put up with me ranting for over an hour when we got home, anyway emails back and forth between me and my coach and a good chat with him yesterday before the afternoon session and all OK now. Well done to Pink she was put in the "big dogs" lane on friday and did very well.
Just under 15 miles this morning at 8:01 avg
Chick - nice that you are our running, 50 miles is fab mileage. Yeah, kinda strange that I am considering an undulating marathon - considering how much I hate hills! But am kinda going on the theory it will take the pressure off and it doesn't normally sell out, so can enter it nearer to the time and not jinx my knee!
Barry - your swimming must be helping with your fitness, great 15 miles.
O4S - that spin session sounds horrendous!
Needed some inspiration - booked up 2 more races this morning - so the line up is off road 15 miles mid Jan, 20 miles road race start March and Colchester half end of March. If my knee survives that then Halstead will be on
Limited myself to 7 miles yesterday as that was when the knee started to hurt last week, seemed ok.
Kiwi-sensible to be cautious
Barry-have to laugh at your swimmimg frustration...be patient.Anyway you are still banging out lots of miles whether its by bike running or swimming.
Chick-looks like you are sticking two fingers up at the doctors doing 50 miles but take care...I see the cadiologist on Weds though I expect he will want lots of scans etc
O4S-thats a killer bike spin session and one I doubt I will try for a while
Nell-nice pace even if not 100%
Lazy week last week for me-long break in London-only ran twice total 25 miles and one swim.Need to make up for it this week.Just over 10 today.
Hi o4s, Nice bike workout, funny I was in the gym today and looked at all the spinning bikes sitting there in the corner and didn't even think of attempting that session and got on with my resistance bands workout
Hi Chick, Nice one on the 50 mile week, hoping things start looking up for you..
Hi Barry, Nice 15 miles, I suppose we need a setback every now and then to give us a kick up the backside . Yes, Roddy Frame played a good mix of songs from the old High Land, Hard rain days up to the current Seven dials solo album. I must say it was one of his best gigs I have been to, fantastic guitarist! I'm not a nostalgic guy but at some parts it did take me back to being a teenager with no money
well done on the swimming Pink
Hi kiwi, sensible running there and setting up some good objectives ?
Hi 2old, A rest is sometimes needed, even if you call 25 miles a lazy week!
I had 10 miles on Saturday ran at 7:10mm average and 5.5miles again 7:10 mm average on Sunday. Pretty windy weekend which made it hard in places. S&C in the gym today and down in London with work Tues/Wed, so not sure if I will get anything in. Will take kit with me in the hope of a run in Hyde Park Wed morning....
Nell- London was crazy- hardly room to move so any run will involve a lot of weaving... Just like the start of VLM. Sadly no rest for me there....too much entertainment .
Tough swim session tonight. ...2k ..described as speed endurance ...one swim session a week is not enough
Moved back up to my normal run group last night Suspect 37 miles in the previous 3 days wasn't the best preparation BA is second reserve in the club ballot for VLM - popular this year with 14 people going for 5 places!
Can't sleep, been up since 2.30am and feeling grumpy.............Perhaps an early morning run is called for
So today we have Minni under the knife, I have a 30 min spirometry test to check my lung function and see if they can find out what is causing the breathlessness, while Chick waits for news on a heart condition
Anyone else want to throw their hat in the ring?????
O4S- I see a cardiologist tomorrow....does that count?....not that I wear a hat . only 37 miles? And in 3 days....I remember not so long ago you would do more in a day.
Minni- best wishes.
Minni- hope all is well
O4S- shouldn't have joked..I learnt today that my NHS 24 hour ECG showed my heart rate had slowed down significantly so I'm now to see another cardiologist. Still I can ask my private guy about it tomorrow.
Minni- recovery run tomorrow?
Minni - Good news and speedy recovery, did you get the mile swim done?
nell - good consistent pace on your runs.
2old - See you are getting some good mileage done, have you got a Garmin that logs your swimming or is there some other way of recording the swim training.
Kiwi - Good to have races planned, lets hope your knee behaves.
An hour in the pool this afternoon followed by 5 wet and windy miles slow. I have found a new toy to play with, anyone else on Strava?
Barry-I had my swim watch for Xmas two years ago but never felt the need for it .its very basic but at least counts the lengths which I mix up easily . Can't recall the make at the mo.Rather you than me running out there. Mine are all on the TM . Doesn't Strava sync with Garmin Connect? It won't be long before there is one universal sports portal.
Minni - glad it went well. Now do what the fizz tells you for the rehab
2old - hope you get some answers from the doc.
kiwi - great to get some races booked
Limited myself to 12 miles on Sunday seeing as I hadn't run all week. My legs felt really fresh, fancy that! Yesterday was a tempo session on the TM - 6 miles progressive pace from 7.40s down to 6.30 for the last mile. Hoping to get out for a MLR today of around 10 miles (I am working at home so should be able to get away from my desk!).
Minni - forgot to ring for the results today but the nurse didn't think they looked particularly abnormal. They were checking to see if it might be exercise induced asthma (BA has it). If not, next step is a consultant to run some more scientific tests. Glad to hear they are looking after you well.
The last time I swam a mile (breast stroke) it took me an hour - an hour of my life I can never get back! Thought I might try drowning myself to relieve the boredom towards the end.......
Couldn't quite fit in the 10 but got 8.5 miles done earlier. A bit breezy but nothing like they've had in the north west. How is the weather 2old?
Minni - a bit of pain must be expected I guess. Hopefully keeping mobile will help.
Minni - Very well done on the mile swim, I'm the same the swimming seems easier the longer I am in the pool. Rest well and come back strong. I'm tempted by a multi sports watch including the swim function.
2old - Yes as soon as you register with Strava and put in your Garmin user name all training is automatically loaded to Strava.
An hour in the pool this afternoon, had it to myself for the first 20 mins or so then 50 mins on the indoor bike when I got home.
Free-it's wild weather here. TM running compulsory ! Well done getting out there
O4S- Think I strained my hamstring on Monday doing breastroke so don't knock the mile . I'm sure if you'd put cake at each end you'd have gone on for ever
Minni -hope it's less painful today. Consultant is going to review the 24ECG and let me know if I need further testing- MRI and tilt table were mentioned .
Barry- looks like your connecting to the world. An empty pool is a bit like open water swimming without the washing machine and weed. Good double session. Consistent swimming too. I'm feeling a bit guilty neglecting the pool
too cold and windy to run outside so did 28k on the TM at av 7.56 mm . Mo tweeted yesterday that he'd run 20 miles on the TM yesterday so if it's good enough for him etc etc. Bet he was nearer 5mm than 5min km.
2old - Good tready mileage. You never know I might even join the worlds of FB and Twitter.
Minni - Any estimate when you will be back training?
10 windy miles at 7:45 avg done this afternoon.
Barry- FB- not a chance I'm past it. I like twitter. Brave 10 in the wind.
Minni- can you still see two kegs ... Oops legs? see you at the Green start.
Good news that the op went well for you Minni & congrats on the mile swim
2old nice running on the TM. Personally I don't get on very well with them as I keep feeling like i'm going to fall off.
Chick Good running there.
Went running last weekend & ran 6 miles. Didn't swim until Thursday this week as early morning training had been cancelled due to our swim club Christmas party the evening before. I was away for two days on a course the middle of the week which had a fab pool but sadly never got the chance to use it as I opted to stay with my parents.
First run of the week was yesterday when I ran four miles. Swim training was good last night but got in my old lane & coach moved me out into whichever lane I fancied.
Planning to run tomorrow morning and have decided to stay longer at work next week to get some lunchtime runs in. Before I know it Wokingham will be here & AA & Barry could be waiting all day for me to finish.