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What something longWhy LSRLyrics heard it on Jack yesterday
what: 2hr33 long run. went well on the flat but strugged on the hills and got thoroughly, demoralisingly dropped by my training group.why: LSR day
well done GGG on your course PB
nice work getting out there early Dustin - and you have excellent taste in treadmill music...
congrats to all XCers. tough conditions by the sounds of it.
lyrics: Katy Perry, Last Friday Night. In my defence we do have 13 and 8 year old girls. To promptly ruin that defence OH and I went to see her in Wellington last year and didn't take them
You've been putting a lot of miles in lately M - it's going to take a while to adapt after your break.
Early start for you postie.
Have woken to a (very) light covering of snow - which Grace is very excited about - so as I'm tapering anyway I think it will be a run en famille in superfurrywarm tights.
What: an hour easyWhy: taperLast hard: last yearLast rest: 7/1
Lyrics - no.
LMH - you are right. I'm definitely feeling better for getting back into it - but it takes such a long time to get back to fitness. My training group are faster than me even when I'm fit so I got what I deserved/should have expected today! Enjoy your family/tapering time.
Lyrics - sound familiar but...
What: supposed to be LSR today around 12 miles. HOWEVER, woke up yesterday with bad chest and cough and spent most of yesterday in bed. Will have to be the same again today.
Bit worried about missing these LSR due to illness!
Last run: Friday night 6 miles
Hope everyone has a good day
M- love the Katy Perry story - I used to be the same with Atomic Kitten - always blamed my girls for humming their tunes....and then went to their concert! Ha! Good long run this morning.
Davey, hope you get better soon. I had a day in bed last Friday and it did the trick (3 days off running).
10 miles in the snow for me today. Some parts of my course were beautiful, picture postcard trees with snow laden on to every branch. Lower down it was just lying on the grass. 79:47 today, negative split, pleased with that.
No wind, light dusting of snow, bright sun, husband, dog and no pressure as it's a taper run - definitely one of those 'this is why I run' days. Would have been perfect for a LSR just hope the weather and body both hold up after Brass and I can get back to putting the miles in.
Davey - nothing you can do about it if you're ill other than rest, get better and get back to it when you can. Frustrating though I know.
Enjoy your respective x-country experiences OH and Alehouse.
Sounds as though you enjoyed your run as much as I did Donaldo.
What:rest and some stretchingWhy: it's in the plan and you lot told me to stretch!
Snowing all day so far here, not very heavily though.
Davy you'll be back on your feet quicker if you take the time to rest nowLMH sounds like the perfect runAle don't overdo it.
Have a good one all.
V quick visit...loks like all deserving pats in the back for respective efforts being done all round.Lyrics: NopeWhat: 5k fartlek dreadmill seshWhy: Still recovering from Thursday and nothing back in the legs.Last Hard: ThursdayLast rest: YesterdayTraining should step back up this week but can't push too hard as have Llanswirry 8 next week.
It was an hour lie in LMH!
What 21.5 in approx 2:30Why LSR
Averaged just over 7m/m which from memory were pretty even though my garmin is now flat so haven't had a chance to look up the splits yet. Boding quite well but expecting fatigue to set in mid February.
What are you currently training for Davey_P ? On several campaigns I have taken a week or to off training without significant effect.
Chin up M you've got miles in the legs regardless.
Glad you are taking the positives Tom
Postie, good LSR
12.56m for me this morning in 105 mins as planned
The 2 nice holes in my leg are now bruising.....
Sorry for jinxing it RFJ! Hope you heal soon.
afternoon all, Tom - glad to see you doing something to keep the momentum going, I hope I am as strong willed as you should I get any injury recurrence. I agree with you on the cost of physio, unless you get a swift diagnosis the cost can soon rattle up. Brilliant mileage & training from lots of people on here today, M, postie, RFJ, LmH, Donaldo...Davey - if you're ill, you're ill...OH did you XC?what - 6.5miles offroad this morning with a couple of friendswhy - our kids were doing an hour's hills, why not get bogged down in the fields?last rest - 4 weekslast hard - yesterdayManaged to take a tumble this morning 200m into the run. straight into the woods, and you see that thick 5 inch tree stump covered by leaf fall? no, me neither.Splat on rightside..big scrape down my arm, but nothing sinister. Even my mates didn't laugh: "we thought you landed on your face"...Pride hurt more than anything...the rest of the run passed less spectacularly!!Enjoy whats left of the weekend!
Glad you're ok Dustin.
Tom - from my experience riding in that HR zone will maintain your aerobic fitness and it will just be a case of getting some impact miles back in the legs once you resume running - a 15mph average on your Dawes is pretty good riding! Do you have a leg length discrepancy? Since mine has been corrected with orthotics the misalignment I used to experience in my pelvis has become a lot less frequent and severe.
Still very busy, but managed to run 5 days this week, highlights were being moved to the fastest group at club night for speed sessions and keeping up, long (for me) run of 9.4 miles yesterday and cross country today, finishing 38th and helping the club win the league with a race to go
Good to hear that you are able to do something, Tom, and good that you have the appointment with Buckingham, who I know by reputation from several sources. Hope that you have asked them to phone you if there is a sudden cancellation! The bike will help, as will stretching and strengthening work! Unfortunately I was banned from using the exercise bike: not because I was cycling dangerously...cycling is not advised for people with prostate issues, apparently.
Longest "run" today: 900, then 600...shins were sore so some flexibility work and walking on mud (one day it will be grass again!) then 900, 700, 500, making a total metreage of 3600, during 8k of walking at a very muddy XC league. Most of my running and walking, though, was up and down the same path. Legs feel much better on the softer stuff, but due to the extra push needed I felt that that might be a step too far.
Snowing now, although as yet melting as it hits the ground: that is likely to change as temperatures drop overnight.
Hope that the fallers make quick recoveries!
Tom, I've got a Specialized Allez too, it's a lot more harsh a ride than the old touring bike, but that translates into a faster ride. There's also the numb bum that they don't tell you about.
For me, I managed a gentle 5.5 miler at lunchtime, then we ate out at Frankie & Benny’s, after which I managed to make it to the planned hour swim coaching session (over-fuelled, and barely an hour after finishing the meal). I didn't die, or whatever the warning is.