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As i entered one of them urrmm marthon things thought i better poke my head in here. Hope all are good hoping my next marathon will go well as started training for quite a few and various stuff has made it hard and ended up not doing it
Chester is the place Oct 6th
Stuart - I hear you, but I don't want to break my streak - it's probably the one thing that stops me CBAing. I am cutting the mileage however, this week.
NP nice 8 miler this morning - sounded like a tough session!
HM freezing here too
AGF good running yesterday
Fiona nice double with a speedy tempo - well done
MG nice gym session
Stewart well done on the weights and core. I will get the calf looked out if this carries on much longer...
NN well done on the track session - nice pace. Have fun with the double recoveries...
Pammie welcome to the thread
13m this morning through the mud and snow. Massage later hopefully to release the gastroc a bit.
Weather not inviting this afternoon so had to struggle against the spirit of CBA to get out the door. 10 miles done in biting cold wind.
Sounds like you had more resolve than me TekHello again Pammie
NP that is wickedly fast even on a dreadmill
mace good to hear that you're on the go again
SM6 hope the GOAR fairy has taken over from the CBA fairy
I'm fine & being my usual self when it comes to winter running. Chris is doing a sponsored topless drive (has a convertible so will have the roof down) round the m25 at midnight on Saturday to help raise money for Homes 4 Heros and has been trying to get me to come with him however I'm wimping out because it's likely to chuck it down.
Well done on everyone's training.
It's brilliant when it's a crisp clear winter's day but when it's likely to chuck it down no thank you!
Well done on your run.
Well done on the core work Stewart
NN a well deserved easy run day!
NP another great double, very nice interval pace.
Teknik I hope the massage worked?
Well done OH, it is a biting wind here too.
Nice running AGF, good to get the easy miles in too.
HM4 I'm thinking running is not your sport, you need something a bit warmer or you'll be stuck indoors 11 months of the year in this country!!
6 easy miles for me tonight, work getting in the way of things this week but no bad thing, will get back to it properly next week.
I whole heartedly accept I'm not a winter running person. As soon as there is the sniff of decent weather I'm out there. I know it's the reason why my times are so crap. Well done on your run.
EDIT - Xpost with NP - not yet.
In a bit of a rush, so I'll read back later, but 11.17 mile for me tonight. 4@MP
NN- Nice running- but not planning What's Corrie?
Fiona- nice speedy session! Training seems to be going well!
NP- Solid as ever!
HM4- well done to Chris, but if you wait for dry weather that limits you to around 4 days a year in these parts!!
AGF- good plodding and eating
Tek- nice running- hope the massage helps....
Pammie- welcome to the madhouse
Well, my issue with my glutes and back seems to have gone with stretching and a couple of recovery jogs. Only problem was that today was the day that my quads felt the effects of the hilly MT half mara on Sunday! Turned the planned 10m into a slow 8m, but confident that all will be well.
Except for the fact that I seem to have a choice of a normal smile smiley, or no smiley.... where have all the smileys gone??
My smileys have gone too, just the regular one!
NP your tempos are quality!
Great news on the niggly bits jason
Nice MP Stuart
I raced a 10k 2 weeks before Amsterdam and it went well, I guess the risk of injury might put me off before VLM.
I don't think it's so much as the wet weather. It's when it's cold & wet as I'm fine in the spring.
6 miles this morning with 5 at around MP. Will be at work til late tonight so that's it for today.
Managed to get both runs done yesterday, one on the TM in the morning , then I was on an afternoon shift finishing at 8p so got to the gym for my second recovery run so both done on TM , I found running on the TM easier than usual as they are refurbishing the gym and have moved the equipment into the sports hall where there were some aerobic classes going on so the extra loud music and enthusiastic shouting was very helpful
15 MLR and pilates class today...my first I am trying new ways of doing some body conditioning/core work as I know this is my weak area in training
Feeling tired today, first time in the schedule I have felt like this, (I would do a sad face but the faces arent working !!) I shall ease back after today till Sunday I am doing a 10 mile race, not a pb course but I would like to better last years time.
Tek, sounds like the underfoot conditions were tough, hope the massage does the trick
NP, a speedy interval session, thanks for the book recomendation
OH, glad you beat the CBA fairy and I hope you're suitablely defrosted after the 10 miles
HM4, a worthy cause I hope Chris raises a lot of money
AGF, two of my favourite pastimes plodding and eating
Fiona, sounds like you're busy at work, well done with the six miler
SM6, another good run, well done sir
Jason, good to see you back at it,
MG1, a hard core gym session, well done
NN, good treadmill sessions yesterday, good luck with pialtes and your MLR later
5 miles with JS last night, and it was a most enjoyable run, looking forward to my LT run later this evening
NP I've followed your book recommendation - can't wait for it to turn up! Nice treddie intervals last night.
OH LOL. Well done on the cold and windy 10 miles
HM - Chris's charity drive sounds like fun
AGF nice treddie jogging
Fiona nice easy 6 and nice running this morning - massage did help - Fizz reckons the remaining niggle is a hangover from the night of cramping,as there's nothing noticeably wrong in the muscle...
Stuart good 11m with some at MP
Jason well done on the 8m,; glad the glutes and back are geting better
MG well done on the gym session
NN nice double and good luck for the MLR today
Stewart nice JS session - good luck for tonight's LT
1m warm up then 9m at a planned 80/83%max as a MP test. Couldn't get going at all - ended up at 8.24 mm, only 76%,(2% lower than last week for the same pace). Must try harder!!!
Thanks for the welcomes
Confidence run today not far just 2.71 miles and a bit run walk collided with the tarmac last week but was just what i needed cold though. Some good training going on bit behind but got 15 weeks to get somewhere reasonable
Pammie - welcome
OH - CBA fairy well and truly smashed, proud of you
Nurse - wise move to take it easy and good like with the 10M race
Tek - i'm a sucker for a book so i'm IN as well , cheers NP. And Tek, that's still a cracking pace/HR and miles in the back pocket
Well i'm on a P&D recovery week but it didn't feel like it 400metres into my first ever VO2 MAX session. 9M with 6x800 @ 5k so i was aiming for around 6:40 pace and it came out like this :
EVEN laps very slightly uphill into a light wind, ODD laps very slightly downhill with the light wind.
Lap pace HRave % HRmax %
1. 6:26 148 81.8 151 83.4
2 6:39 149 82.3 153 84.5
3 6:31 149 82.3 154 85.1
4 6:42 152 84.0 158 87.3
5 6:35 152 84.0 156 86.2
6 6:43 154 85.1 160 88.4
I was quite happy with that as i've ended up hitting 6:36 average over the 6 reps ( recovery was about 200 metre jogs until HR was back down to 70%)
BUT ...... I'll be damned if i could get near that over a full 5k and my HR was a fair bit under the P&D range, which has a lower end of 90% . Would i be right in thinking that this is because i'm not used to running at that pace/HR ? And with a few more of them it will feel easier ?
Tek - i know you're disciple of the HR, what sort of HR stats do you get on these runs over a Mara training schedule ?