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Lyrics: Asked a girl what she wanted to beTitle was probably said by both RFJ and myself to our respective daughters
What: hopefully 20 mins this eveningWhy: tender foot permitting. Stretch more?
Thank goodness Alehouse - I was busy looking for 'pancake' lyrics!
Yesterday's lyrics were It's Beginning To Get To Me by Snow Patrol.
If you haven' got hope what have you got Stickless?
That easy pace is definitely picking up Blisters.
NZC - have you got some company for your marathon training this year?
What: swim/easy run or turbo - weather dependentWhy: forecast isn't great and Grace doesn't like running in the rainLast hard: last yearLast rest: 4/2
Lyrics - no.
morning all lemon squeezers, lyric - think I should, yesterday's turned out to be a 'no' what - club night (I hope) , missed the last couple of weeks due to car logistics/kids swimming and/or hockey, so would like to get a team session done.why - Tuesday is hard work daylast rest - Fridaylast hard - hmmmIn a bit of a dilemma, Southern XC this Saturday in London (after postponement last month) & a 10mile very local race on Sunday. Most of my club colleagues are not doing the xc and focussing on the Sunday. Should I do likewise? To add some context, I think they are all marathon training and doing the 20mile (2 lap) option on Sunday. Me, I'd like a decent 10mile time but its no big deal, as I'm probably racing 10 miles in both April and May anyhow & I have the National xc next weekend, so would the Southerns be too close or ideal prep???Thoughts appreciated
Dustin: I think my suggestion would be to go where the majority of your club mates are going. Might help with the car logisitcs too! Talking of which...
Dustin - I am in the same position, but am doing the said 20 not the 10.... seriously contemplating pulling out of the SEAA XC............
Speed of some description later
Dustin: If the 10 mile is no big deal do the XC
Stickless: Indeed I well remember the result of running a previous marathon sick, good to see your remaining positive.
What: Swam a 2K set, cycled 40KWhy: I'm on gardening leave prior to returning to the UK so have loads of time and am cycling JOGLE in June so need bike time.Last Hard: Last nights tempo run after a 100K on the bike in the morningLast Rest: 27th January i do believe.
What 11.44 mlrWhy half termlyrics no
Dustin, I would use the XC as prep and run easy Sunday.
Ended up running further than anticipated this morning but the rest of the week is likely to be compromised for anything over an hour. Suprisingly the legs are fine after Sunday.
Alehouse - phew from your clue i initially thought Cliff Richard
RFJ loved your photo from yesterday could easily spot which one was you
DD JOGLE good luck with that
Starting to look more human black eye still there or rather fading a bit
And i kind of entered a marathon late last night. Shall be going to Chester early October gives me just over 33 weeks
What: DependsWhy: need to go shopping and if i feel ok later a short run we'll seeLast Hard: The road on ThursdayLyrics: Had to google as i was in a mad panic
lol, lyrics yes! Oh yes!
oh boy my first pancake day and neither of my two at home, got to go run club and not think about it!
pammie nice one on marathon entry!
rjf I have to do parly hill on saturday, but 15 next day! oh goodness
What: club tempo later
last hard: sunday
last easy last night
happy pancake day peeps
Some great racers at the weekend - well done all.
8 miles this morning, including 4 'brisk' in the middle. 2 miles warm up felt okay, went at it hammer and tongs for the 4 miles in 29:01 then 2 miles warm down. Weird today, last easy mile in 7:30 yet trying my absolute hardest only got me 7:15 miles. Good mileage though so pleased with my efforts.
What: don't knowWhy: No longer on call and half day but weather not vey inviting (dark and wet snow)Last Hard: last TuesdayLast rest: yesterdayLyrics: YES
With open fire beckoning, the spirit of CBA lurks ...
A rare day for me, visiting a site that was less than 100 miles away. In fact it was barely 1 mile away, and they didn't want me until 0900. Sooooooooo......
Cycled on turbo in garage for 45 minutes (sleepy and quite cold).A bit of workOff for a swim next.
Dubai Dave: if you are biking JOG/LE, then you are likely to pass my house in Gloucester. I managed to ride along for a couple of days with Prince Siegfried when he biked the other direction in 2012. When exactly are you planning to pass by?
Hi gang, I is back. Mixture of too much work and being ill at the weekend. I was fearing another dreaded chest infection coming on but by being sensible and staying indoors for a few days while eating anything immune boosting I could get my hands on I killed it off before it got a proper hold .LMH: your running seems to be going really well at the mo. Not sure what to say about peaking too soon. I think I peaked in early Jan. At least things have plateaued / deteriorated since then. Of course it could all be down to the cold and slippery conditions and me picking up a bug or two but my confidence is a bit low. Hopefully things are going better at your end.emzap: a cast! Oh my ... Great running, RFJ. That dude next to you in the pic looks like he's dying .Great news, Pammie - off to google some 33 week marathon planswhat: 10 veeeery slow mileswhy: easing back into it after a rough few dayslast hard: being sensiblelast rest: yesterdaylyrics: nope
When are you back DD? Hope you're waiting until it warms up!
Get out OH - that fire will still be there when you get back
2.4k swim this morning. Enjoyed it. Not particularly stunning speed wise but it felt good. 7 miles with Grace this afternoon. Cold but dry and still so not too bad as long as you kept moving - and my legs seem to be keeping moving at the moment. No idea what's going on but I'm enjoying it whilst it lasts!
The spirit of GOAR ( Get Out And Run) kicked the spirit of CBA into submission.(or maybe voodoo by LM.H )
10 miles miles done - stayed dry although one nasty big hailstone shower but biting ice cream headache wind throughout. Stiiff to begin with but loosened up.
...and fire is still there burning bright and even more appreciated
Is the smiley dropdown working for others? It doesn't seem to work on 2 different PCs on 2 different browsers today.
AH Hope toe settles down - maybe gout DD Good to see you back and active as everPP Good 11 miles (that's often the nature of my training too!)Pammie Am I right in thinking this is your first marathon?donaldo Well DoneRJF nice pictureChickadee Hope you're getting better now. Well done on getting outBlister - Great when those opportunities pop upLM.H Feeling Good is GOOD
Happy Flipping everyone
OH No, not my first. First since 2008 Did Dublin 06 and London 08 started to train for a few since but stuff happened.
I've come to the conclusion due to my work and during nov-jan my training suffers an autumn one seems a better prospect
Chickadee lol think i've got about 15 weeks to get my training geared to start some sort of marathon plan and then start an 18 week plan of something
x-posted with chickadeee earlier - sorry to hear that you've been under the weather again. Always a risk when you're pushing the training - and one that caught me out a few times before VLM last year. It's a difficult balance to find but you seem to have dealt with it well. Good that you're back on the road.
OH - and don't you feel better for it!
I much prefer marathon training through the summer Pammie - rather be too warm on my runs than worrying about the snow, falling over etc.
No running in the end, Sunday has caught up in the legs and they are dead..... so will swap rest day around and tinker with the weeks plan to fit.
Take care all
LMH you are flying at the moment.OH
Where's my long and comprehensive post just gone?
I was just telling you all how well the swimming went.
OH, the rest of the compliment was aout how good you must feel to be doing proper runners running!
A good swim then Blisters? Just hope I can keep it going until the end of April!
-Yeah, first of all they found my brand new, but recently lost swimwear.-Then I nailed 400m just to warm up, and was in the PB zone. Leaving the clock running, carried on for the mile, focussing on the stroke and legs, nailing it in 43:30 despite swapping through 3 lanes.-After that I had a bit of play time, tumble turns. Totally new to me. Are they allowed in pool races?
Excellent Blisters - we told you it would all come together! Most pool tris will allow tumble turns. I've never learnt as my swim coach used to tell me that it would take me about 8 months of practice to make them as fast as a good touch turn - and I only usually do one pool based tri a year and then only because it's 4 miles from home.
Well I just popped in here to see if the DTT was still going - not only is it going, but all the same posters as well!
In which case:-What: 7.4 miles, alternate easy & briskWhy: Get some miles in without it being too boringLast hard: Twin track sessions yesterdayLast rest: Sunday
Wow - long time no see 40 minutes - still running well!
Little Miss Happy - I have people to do the long run on Sunday with.
What: 3 miles with Mae, then spent most of the day helping son move out.
Only trouble was when we had 3 cars full, one mostly full of children, someone realised the pushchair was left out so there was a bit of to and fro about who was going to put it away.
I'd been waiting to shut the garage door, then thought I could put the pushcair away and went to run past the car in front of me and eldest grand daughter who didn't see me coming opened the car door and send me flying!
Got a couple of nice bruises on both thighs and hit my chin on the wood that surrounds her patio! Quite a bit of blood, thought at first it might require stitches but taped it up and it is fine.
Didn't do any driving after that, no run from me today, will just go for coffee! What one will do for a rest day
hi 40 mins!
oh dear nzc, what a shocker hope you are ok
blisters thats some swimming
hd agreat run tonight, did 5.25 in 45 mins, with 2 miles at tempo and the last half mile I blasted it, felt good!
Oh heck NZC. Hope you are ok otherwise
Take care now for rest of today and poss tomorrow. Gee the things we do to get out of training
NZC - ouchie, hope you are not too bruised!40 - good to see you back!Blisters - nice work in the pooltraining update - well made the club session, pyramids (on boggy grass), 200, 400, 600, 800, 1k & back down with 200 recoveries. Wore spikes even then it was a bit heavy going on the legs. Tea time now.....