Sunday Session - Remembrance Sunday

No running today, due to foot injury. Have to pay my respects though, so I'm going to put cushioning insoles in my parade boots to ease the pain of marching to the war memorial.

What: 2 miles of squadded marching in boots, to and from the war memorial.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Last hard: Today, but not physically.

Last rest: Yesterday.


  • What: Stowmarket 7 mile Race
    Why : Cos I love races
    Last Hard: Cant remember, ok 27 October, had a cold since :)
    Last Rest: Yesterday

    They even start the race at 11:02 as a mark of respect, nice touch
  • If I can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds of distance run i will

  • Morning all, still on a high from yesterday's race!

    What: 10 miles at easy pace.
    Why: raced yesterday so runner's high will get me round this morning!
    Last hard: yesterday.
    Last rest: Friday.

  • And again...well done Hilly.
    What: XC race 5 miles
    Why: Club race
    Last hard: Wednesday
    Last rest: Friday
    Snicks' has been socialising too much. Once every few months I let my hair down. HR is way too high, knackered etc...but hey, it's the perfect weather for a run - rude not to, really
  • Hi all!

    What: 8.8 miles at relaxed pace
    Why: Long slow run, gradually building up again from a summer of inactivity after injury
    Last Hard: Wednesday
    Last Rest: Friday
  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭
    I'll post the congratulations to Laura and Hilly today so hopefully you read this.
    Well done on your respective performances yesterday.

    As for me:
    Ventured out at 6.30am for a long run into yet more rain and did my long route of around 16.5 miles in 2.02.30 which is an improvement of 5 minutes from the first time I did this loop 2 months ago,and about on target for my marathon 'goal' pace.
    The rain finally let up with about half a mile to go...Last couple a bit tough but managed to hold the 7m30 pace.
    Will say is that there is an abundance of beautiful colours in the woodland at this time of year,makes it good to be outside in such awful conditions!
    Why : wanted to do a long run at a reasonable pace.
    Last Hard : Today
    Last Rest : Thursday

    This weeks mileage : 49.5 - so much for taking it easy after last weeks holiday....and my biggest week since pre FLM. rewarding (?) myself with an easier week next week (shorter speedwork).

  • Morning All!

    What: 16km run, wet,windy conditions fairly happy with the time of 1hr 15 mins.

    Why: Should be longer but watching my slight ankle niggle, so easing back.

    Last Hard : Think I will be honest and say today, hills were a killer today with the wind and the rain.........and those poxy leaves!

    Last Rest : Yesterday.
  • My sesh went well - bit sore in the left leg, but physio seems to be working. Did it in 69 minutes, which is 4 minutes slower than just pre FLM 2002, but I'm happy with that.

    The question is, do I stick with that next Sunday or go for 10 miles plus? WIll see how I feel tomorrow etc.
  • what, 3.5 easy run, I was out for 30 mins, was going to do the loop again but it was chucking it down. did enjoy running in the rain, very liberating but i was just to soggy to face going round again. might even get into cross country.

    going swimming this afternoon with the family

  • What: about 12 miles, slowly, along the coast road, through the pine woods and back along the beach. Pretty! But exhausting... A couple of times I was cut off by tendrils of incoming sea and had to splash through little pools of water!
    Why: Hmmm...
    Last hard: Monday
    Last rest: yesterday

  • What: 13 miles in the Park/on the Common, combined.

    Nice to see so many runners in the Park today. Like an M25 for runners, so it was.

  • Snicks,
    CONGRATS on getting out there and doing the XC race.

    What: 18 miler
    Why: Long run
    Last hard run: Today
    Last rest day: Friday

    A bit knackered for the last 30 minutes, but overall felt OK.
  • what : 9 miles
    why : havn't really done much since wednesday night apart from gym work
    last hard day : today
    last rest day : friday

    i've been running for a few months now, but have only been following some kind of schedule for 2 weeks. I cannot seem to get my distance milage rates below 8min 30s pace no matter how hard i try. Is this normal? It's getting a little frustrating.
  • What: 7 miler with hills in 62 mins.
    Why: God knows
    Weather: awful, stair rods.
    New kayanos: great but wet and muddy on first run.
    How I feel: Crap, guts playing the samba, etc
    Recovery: Beer and severe back ache.

    Never felt this bad....Last nights booze
    session was a serious mistake.

  • What: tried out my ankle (and detrained cardiorespiratory system) on my boring old quarter-marathon loop.
    Why: Time I tried a proper run. First post-injury and hadn't done any for almost a week pre-injury either.
    Last hard day: Yesterday.
    Last rest day: Tuesday.

    I was clearly not ready for back-to-back hard days! Felt as if I was running ankle-deep in treacle and had to take several walking breaks. Still, my 78 minutes was by no means my worst-ever time for the loop, although 13mins adrift of what I could do a mere four weeks ago. Ankle twinged a bit at times but never got any worse so I assume it can now be demoted from "injury" to "niggle". Heart and lungs were pathetic. Lot of work to do there.
  • What: first x-country of the season, distance unknown, prob about 5 miles
    Why: why not?
    Last hard day: today
    Last easy day: Sat
  • What:
    AM - Swim 1500
    PM - Run 11.4 miles
    Why: Building up the long run by a mile a week
    Last hard day: Today - legs were a bit heavy at the end
    Last easy day: Friday

  • Thanks MM - Snicks will be staying in for the next year! Tiredness kicked in and didn't run as well as I'd have liked. Had to stop and do up my laces five times - v frustrating. But loved all the mud and puddles etc... Great fun!
  • what: a) 0915 in the rain - about 2½ miles round Thurstaston Common on school X-C session (yes they organise Sunday training sessions) - this done at a pace easy for Matthew (too easy I thought) - took ~29 mins

    b) 1130 on a lovely sunny autumn morning (albeit very wet underfoot) 10 miles (car mileage suggests 9.9) from house to Caldy CC, one lap round the grounds, and back again. Done in 72:24 - coming back up Caldy Hill knackered me. 84 mins at Helsby in 10 weeks time still looks a very optimistic call.
    Having said that - that's the longest continuous run (in terms of time) since the Wirral ½ Marathon in 1983.

    why: Sunday at the moment is long (and lengthening) run day

    last hard day: Tue
    last rest day: Thu
  • What:attempted long run(post session lsast might)
    Only managed just over 4 miles, totally exhausted
    Guess that tells me something, doesnt it
  • drewdrew ✭✭✭
    Mike S, I'll be interested to hear how your legs feel tomorrow!

    What: 45 minutes turbo trainer
    Why: legs still sore from yesterday's 18 miler
  • What: 2M onthe treadmill.
    Why:this is only third day back to running after calf injury. Very easy pace. Followed by cycling.

    Calf and tendon v stiff in the morning when I get up but eases off after a couple of times up and down the stairs, I'm assuming that this will slowly disappear over time. So nice to be running again.
  • What: Stowmarket Striders Scenic 7 (just passed 94th pre-race fitness test - needn't have worried)
    Why: Because it's there

    Last hard: today
    Last rest: yesterday

    Agreed, Natty, nice touch having the silence beforehand. First time I've ever done it whilst freezing by a bus stop in driving rain. Not sure how many runners were 100% focused on remembrance though.
  • What: 10 miler in the rain round the villages. Went through one village a few minutes before 11 am and the crowds were standing under umbrellas singing hyms before the silence. By the time we reached the next village, we'd missed the silence.
    Why: recovering still from general aches and pains (ear infection, snuffles)

    last hard: Last Tuesday
    last rest: yesterday.
  • Well done Snicks for x-country. Don't be too hard on yourself, after all, you have quite recently done a marathon!
  • Vrap, I bet your fitness will come back much quicker than you think. Good luck.

    Thanks for congrats Dustin and others. Hilly, many congratulations on your PB yesterday, can't believe you've gone out and done another 10 miles today! Hope you felt fine... Shame Dorset and Cumbria are so far apart as we'd both enjoy each other's terrain I'm sure.

    Snicks - well done on xcountry - was it hard? I'm supposed to be doing my first next Sat.

    Mike - sounds like your son is following in your footsteps, that must be fun. Congrats on your longest run for 20 yrs! Have you signed up for Helsby?

    What: 4 miles quick route, wearing brand new flashing armband I got in a bikeshop - recommended for winter visibility and only £8.
    Why: Needed long run really, but didn't get up 'til late (bliss) and then decided to keep family sweet having disappeared off yesterday for most of the day. Anyway, have cunning plan to sneak in long run on Fri this week.
    Last hard: yesterday
    last rest: Fri

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