Monday 26th November 2018 - Hold my hand while you cut me down

Morning.

Lyrics (apologies - may have used these before) - Hold my hand while you cut me down

Had another disturbed night with a tickly cough that wakes me in the small hours and then prevents sleep for some time. I've had four good weeks of training and think I would benefit physically from a cut back - just need to convince my head! Forecast is for the weather to worsen as the week progresses so that may make it easier and Friday is already planned as a non run day as we're at the GFS so we'll see what I can manage not to do.

What:             easy miles
Why:              I'm an addict
Last hard:      thinking about running less this week
Last rest:       14/10
If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.

Comments

  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭
    Morning!
    LmH - I think you should always have a cut back week every 4/5 anyway. It's all relative something like 15%, which still means 60 mpw for a 75+ regular.
    Don - that's the sort of stupid thing I'd do. Hope the xray gives a firm result. 
    Gobi - Well done on the win!

    What - easy recovery at lunchtime / QoP tonight
    Why - 15+ miles of hard going trail yesterday / More knee manipulation
    Last rest - 16 days
    Last hard - yesterday.
    Joined 3 clubmates on a trail route I'd not done for a long time. Much of it all churned up with some sticky ups and downs. Legs managed to hold on, although I did feel the last 2 or 3. Longest run in months.
    Timekeeping at junior xc fixture in the afternoon.


  • GobiGobi ✭✭✭


    LMH - I was on a full suspension MTB so downhill and to where I caught him I had a small advantage but the course wasn't really technical so the CX bike was a good weapon.  Up a fireroad I would have killed for a CX bike :¬) 

    Very likely looking at times the first 5 of us had done this before but myself and 2nd were a long way clear of everyone else. I know I wouldn't make a habit of doing these but I just needed to test myself offroad before I get back in with the big fish.

    What: easy run, little leg work AM d&d - PM the rest of AM and possibly a short bike

    Why: easy Monday is always easy

    Last hard: yesterday

    Last rest: 31st October

    Lyrics: No


  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    edited November 26
    Morning!

    Lyrics: familiar, so that's a no.

    What:  6.3k at a fairly gentle pace, not that it felt like it. Off road, but mainly very firm. (Tram track to Burnage pr then Galleon then banks, Fletcher Moss to finish, OH).

    Why: have been running with M73 on a Monday morning but he wasn't available so ran solo, and it was so much harder. Not helped by an irritating calf which may well stem from an annoying Achilles. Rest now until tomorrow evening. 

    Did you go to Wembley, Wabo? A good win. 

    Off for another blood test: had one last week but they somehow failed to check my vitamin D level despite it being clearly on the form. All other results like calcium and cholesterol ok.
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    morning all
    alehouse no, we watched at home.  I had a race at 2.30 and Wembley more or less wipes out Saturday.  We're done with it at the moment! Watched at a mates, it was soooo good! Glad blood results for what they tested were good
    Gobi sounds like you had a good win! Well done
    Dustin gosh how does your knee feel after 15 + on the trails?
    LMH we all get that addiction

    What: 2.5 miles d&d
    why: off out to see a show with my daughter later
    last hard: this morning 
    last rest: 31/12/16

    have a good day all
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭

    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    Thats Cleo on her 3rd junior park run.  I ran with her, with a hangover and belly full of Curry!!

    2 secs short of a pb, we'll get it next time we have plans
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • A girl after my own heart with her big purple gloves Wabo  :)

    Glad your other results were ok Alehouse - I take Vit D through the winter anyway.

    Good that your knee held up to that run Dustin, hope tonight isn't too painful. I was thinking of keeping it down to around 60 miles this week - the poor weather will help.

    Do you have any other races lined up Gobi?
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Morning again! Back from blood test in record time!

    Nice pic, Wabo!

    LMH: good run? I take calcium with vitamin D year round due to my risk of osteoporosis. There is some concern about me not retaining the vitamin D, hence the importance of the test.


    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • It was Alehouse - more so than I expected and the rain stopped before I went and the sun came out whilst I was running so it just got better.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭
    Wabo - Soooooo cute!
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    I know Dustin, the whole way round she kept saying, oh my legs, oh I think I am faster than last time!!  She can go faster.  Its a confidence thing though as she hold my hand most of the way and as soon as she lets go, at the end, she is off!
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • GobiGobi ✭✭✭

    LMH - Pacemaker at Stubby 10km for a girl I coach but nothing else booked but I have a list of races where I need to select the ones I need to do.

    I'm still contemplating the what I want from 2020 question

  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    alehouse, I did a race on Saturday, it was ok, and awful. lol. 
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    So the run was ok but the weather was awful, Wabo? Chingford League?
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • LMH: Tough going when you want to run, but sensible
    Gobi: Sounds like a good blast
    Dustin: Love trails, jealous, although I did get but muddy up back of the legs this afternoon. out of interest where do you run the trails down in the smoke?
    Ale: Good that all other levels (apart from D) are good. Running really keeps cholesterol down, my cholesterol level two years ago was very low to the point there was a stewards enquiry, roll back 15 years ago it would have been a bit of blood with cholesterol.
    Wabo: Good 2.5, these miles really accumulate and fantastic picture, you must be beaming.

    Yesterday did 'nowt, me and my girls went window shopping in toy shops and clothes shops.

    What: 8 and a bit miles this afternoon done
    Why: really need to blow cobwebs from 'werkin at home
    Lyrics: Well I think I do


  • Just a 5k easy loop
    It's Monday
    Last hard was Sunday for no good reason
    Last rest was last week
    Lyrics no

    Nice picture Wabo

    That actually sounds quite an ordeal yesterday Benjy!
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