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Morning and its a very frosty one up here today
Todays lyrics:Your lights are on, but you're not home.
Yesterdays lyrics: One Great Thing by Big Country
What:4.5M Steadily done.
Why: I enjoy it.
Coffee is calling
Getting colder here - we were forecast snow over the weekend but they've changed their minds now.
How are you this morning chickadeee?
Hope you had a nice evening OH.
It will come Blisters.
What: short, easy run - may be on the treadieWhy: not much time/taperingLast hard: 17/11Last rest: 23/11
Lyrics - feel as though I should..............
morning all!Much colder this morning, but thankfully no rain.Chicka - hope you are over the fall, sounds a bit nastyTom - a positive outcome from the physio, and all the best for a swift return to usual businessWabo - I hope you are not 'flooded in' at work!Club last night, variation to the schedule: 16x300s on grass, with 100 jog back to the start. First 100m uphill, then turn into the wind. Nice. Ran better than expected, almost a rep ahead of my usual peers by the end, and just off the slowest of the fast guys. Legs feeling it this morning though, so...what - either rest or 4 easywhy - see above last rest - 12 dayslast hard - yesterdayShould have got yesterdays group (if not the track). I think I know today's too.have a wonderful day
last night: 2M easy then 5 x 0.5mile @ 5k pace with 0.25 recoveries, then 2M easy.
tonight: 50 mins including 20 mins fartlek
WHY: its on the schedule!
very cold weather at the moment so need to wrap up
Not cold here, in fact its much warmer than teh same time last year when I was cycling in arm warmers and buff, todays pre dawn cycle was shorts and short sleeve shirt only.
Tom: sounds hopeful,
Dustin: sounds as if your on form, any races coming up?
LMH: what you tapering for?
What: Cycled 45K pre dawn, watched the moon set, the planets shine out and the planes line up to land at the airport.Will do intervals tonight.Why: Mid season maintenanceLast Hard: FridayLast Rest: Thursday
What: interviewing prospective new partnerWhy: plenty of work to share aroundLast rest from exercise: MondayLyrics: no
Here I have to confess that I more often listen to music without lyrics(R3).I tend to know some before 1982 (after which I became a junior doctor and my social life ceased for a few years)
LMH - yes, a pleasant evening out for the 3 of us
no we were not flooded in but oh dear the fields are totally flooded
little bit more weight off today, 4lbs to go!
what: 2.25 easy nice runthis morning
why: Off to see spurs tonight so that was all the time I had, had a great club run last night
last hard: this morning running early
last easy: monday
There is something really nice about running in a pack I rediscovered last night, I did nearly 6 miles and it was almost effortless!
Good news Tom.
Hope you find the right person OH. Glad you all had an enjoyable evening.
Well done on the weight loss Wabo.
DD - I'm running a 10 mile race on Sunday. Not on top form but my 10 mile PB is years old and soft and I want to be fresh enough to have a really good workout.
Sounds as though you need a good play list for whilst you're on the exercise bike Alehouse. Are you allowed to do intervals? What news of Paddy?
This mornings run wasn't exactly easy and neither was it inside but it was soul warming. I ran what for me is quite a hilly little 4 mile loop with a large section through open fields and with far reaching views. Set me up for the day!
Happy tapering, LMH. That run sounds beautiful.wabo: nice consistent weightloss. I'm bound to get fat now that I don't run Dustin: very speedy club work! Garmin will send me a brand spanking new 410 (the have no more 405s) complete with a 2 year warranty for nearly half price. It's complete with accessories (HRM, USB Stick, etc.). Can't complain really! Knee felt good this morning but hurts again by now. Sitting at my desk is probably not the best thing I can do right now but I have no choice. I reckon I will be on the bench for a few more days ... the only thing I could probably do is sit ups
Chickadee - If you haven't already taken up Garmin's offer, Garmin 410s are on a good price of £148 at Amazon
tom - the video is the only plus about the songDD - just xc races until the new year, but want to do myself justice in them...
Alehouse - I find that working to HR and doing intervals makes the time pass much more quickly.
Sorry to hear that you're benched chickadee, hope it doesn't last long.
I often feel very fortunate to have the environment that I do to run in, and the opportunity, ability and motivation to be able to enjoy it, it just seemed even better this morning.
X Trg in the gym today after night shift last night
A tad tired here today
Lyrics: YesWhat: 6.25m undulatingWhy: Early finish and light enough to run in the countryLast Hard: Yesterday's fartlek on the treadiLast Rest: Last FridayChickadeee/Tom hope you're both on the mendAH Fastine lenteAbsolutely knackered after today's effort even though it wasn't hard. Pre grading at tkd tonight so no exercise involved for me. Just entered Embra...might be a tad ambitious post London but gives me two strategies for next year.
Dubai Dave - the cycle sounded wonderful!
Tom - good work getting involved in your club's committee - hope you continue to shake your injury.
Chickadee - hope you recover from your accident quickly too.
Wabo - yes it is great running in a group - takes your mind off the run.
alehouse - you sound very upbeat - good that you've got an exercycle.
What: I got a new Garmin 610 for my birthday on the 26th and have been trying to find out how to use it. I've done 3 runs with it so far and I have found the runs I am doing are shorter so I am slower than I thought. I can't believe how I can get myself to race at the pace that I do. No wonder I "blow up" in the marathon!
Today I ran 8.90km in 55.38 Ave heart rate 140 max 170.
Not sure that I like the results, but will be interested to see what I can do for some intervals, though I'm feeling a bit dizzy this morning.
Happy Belated Birthday NZC. I can't run anything like as fast in training as I can with a number on - I put it down to adrenaline.
Hope it's fine tomorrow sweep - give it a good massage working from your knee up your quad - or better still use a foam roller if you have one.
NZC: A belated Happy Birthday from me too.
Wabo:You'llb e happy with Spurs being 2 -0 up (so far).
It's time to crawl out from under my rock.
Swimming going great. Back up to 4k max, with regular swims of 2k and above. Problem with swimming is that unlike running, you cant swim no matter where you are - when i'm away, while for running its great as you have more time, for swimming not good as you cant swim up the road (although that would have been possible on Sunday.
Any way i have run up to 3 miles but calf keeps re-acting - pain man says that he may be able to treat this - going to see him Friday.
As with the daily news, when you read back there's so much to catch up on that i will just ease back in.
However, notably deserved comments:
Ale:- keep on plugging there - DIY usually isnt neccessary - Oh by the way I've got tickets to see the Roses in London in June next again (havent worked this out with her iindoors though!!!)
NZC - Nice Birthday present.
Talking of committee's, I am on one that raises funds for the local Community Sports Field. I suggested we try a race and guess what - I've ended up organizing it - mind you I have willing helpers. Its hard work and there's lots to cover!! I will keep you's posted.
Anyway - today 2k swim
Good to see you Paddy, and hope that there is a quick solution to the calf issue.
hi Paddy, good to see you back on here!what (update) - nada, home late and tired so taking a rest day, first once since 2 fridays ago, so probably needed!
No exercise today
Hugs to those feeling benched and those who are tentatively ignoring the obvious but should be benched.
Managed 6 miles tonight, but heart not in it. That means it was a good training session. The ones that breeze around are too easy.