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Ultra / Adventure racing
Tuesday Session - 12 November
What: Nothing for at LEAST another week - possibly two. Want to give my self a good chance to heal.
Why: Foot injury.
Last hard: some time ago...
Last rest: Today.
what: play it by ear - probably 3-5 miler with some sprints as I feel the need for speed.
why: brighton means i'm having a last ditch heavy week - no taper - just no saturday run.
last hard: last week
last rest: weekend
Morning all - Seems to have warmed up a bit in Germany and it was 6.5 degrees in my village this morning.
Last night was cross training so I did 25 minutes on stationery cycle (13 km) and 12 minutes on the rower. Much harder session than I expected and was sweating like a you-know-what. A friend has asked me if I want to the the L'etap du tour and I'm seriously tempted, info
for anyone else who might be interested - seems like a challenge (Drew? Marmite Master?)
Today: 40 minutes steady
Why: All I can manage with sore knee at the moment.
Last hard day: Well yesterday wasn't easy
Last rest day: Friday
Doing all my non-treadmill sessions in the dark at the moment (no street lights where I live) and finding my Petzl headtorch really quite fun - recommended!
I know how you feel PSI!!
Spent 3hrs in the hospital last night to get my ankle checked out, could just about walk, and there is no sign of damage to the ankle or the foot, so just advised rest.
Why: Read above
Last Hard: Sunday
Last Rest: monday
Had to miss out on last nights spinning session due to stomach problems – but feeling a bit better this morning
What : (AM) Circuit Training (PM) 6-mile hard
Why : (AM) Strength (PM) Club handicap race
Last hard day : Yesterdays swim
Last Hard Run : Thursday
Last Rest Day : Sunday
2 hour 10-12 mile steady run (fat burning)with club tonight.
Got a couple of meetings that will kill off most of the day, so hopefully tonight:
4*1 mile at 10k pace 400m recovs on road
Why : wekly intervals
Last Hard : Sundays long run
Last Rest : Thursday
AM 2-3 miles easy on treadill
PM Hills @ club
Why: Strength work tonight but need to get some miles in as well.
Last rest: Saturday
Good morning everyone
What: either nothing or treadmill intervals (think I'll try 800m ones)
Why: trying to keep up the hard/easy split of effort, wes will be enforced rest and last night was a 7.5mi/70% HR steady effort.
last hard day: sun (short race= tempo run)
last rest: sat
some seriously impressive reports by folks of their recent efforts: Hilly, Parky, Laura L - well done to all.
BTW Laura I found your fell race report most enightening/daunting. After your advice earlier in the year I'd presumed you were a downhill expert - you know wings, feet hardly touch the ground etc. And 1800ft....half that did for me and it was dry! don't think I'm ready for that yet.
Why: Long run yesterday
Last Hard: Yesterday
Last rest: Sunday
HRM comes tomorrow, so will be starting heart rate training from then.
Hurrah, appalling weather and my day off for running.
Sorry to hear about continuing injuries - how does it affect the day job PSI?
What: xtraining - upper body strength and stretching - in the privacy of my own landing.
Why: I'm a sissy. And seriously out of proportion!
Thanks sfh legs, yeah I thought I was more experienced too, until I tried keeping up with the experts running downhill quickly.
Now, about my HR...
sorry to hear about your injuries Psi and Speedie. Try not to get too frustrated as I'm sure we all know how annoying injuries can be.
What : Nothing
Why : My legs are a bit sore, and got a work meeting (grrr work interfering with my running!), where we may find out how many of us are for the chop (what a nice Christmas present).
Last Hard Day : Sunday
Last Rest Day : Saturday
What: hour an a half gentle jog around my local town.
Why: otherwise I'd be with the boys on the Tuesday night sup, and since I'm again trying to kick the evil weed, I think its best to keep temptation at arms length!
Have a good 'un all and lets hope this rain lets off a bit - otherwise I'll just have ducks for company tonight!
Martin, a very tempting offer. Do you know what stage they will be covering next year?
Parky, good luck today. I went through the same scenario last month. Not a very nice experience, especially when your best friend gets the chop and you don't!
What: am - weights + 4.2 miles steady, pm - 8 miles, including 4 miles at 10k pace
Why: planned sessions.
Last hard day: yesterday's hill reps were a wee bit hard
Last rest day: Friday
What: probably resting, with some strength and stretching this evening. Although I may nip out for a few miles
Why: Got a serious all-day boozing and eating session lined up for tomorrow, so need to arrange training around that.
Last hard day: Yesterday's 13 miles
Last rest: Sunday
Hi all. Psi, Speedie, I hope you both make an uneventful recovery. Parky, I hope you don't get the chop unless the chop is what you want.
What: Just swimming, alas.
Why: Kevin-sitting tonight, and unlikely to be able to stray far from workplace during daylight hours. Still, better than nothing, but I'm a one-stroke wonder so my swims are no more than fat-burning and maintenance sessions.
Last hard day: Sunday.
Last rest day: Yesterday.
Injured friends - rest, rest and more rest! Do not be tempted to venture out before you're really ready.
What: Hopefully 4-mile tempo run, if it's not chucking it down. Otherwise, probably nothing. I don't mind running in the rain, but the current torrential downpours are no fun at all.
Why: I haven't been doing much in terms of working on improving my speed over the past few weeks, due to a slight calf strain followed by a heavy cold. Need to restart a few tempo sessions and some speed work.
Last hard: Last REALLY hard some time ago; last relatively hard probably about 3 weeks ago.
Last rest: Yesterday.
what: the Tuesday quality session with the Wirral runners
why: a question I may well ask myself towards the end of the session
last hard day: Tue
last long day: Sun
last rest day: Mon
Laura - wrt your problems recovering from the club session (posted yesterday) - I quite understand! At the moment, even on Thursday I'm not quite back to normal.
What: 5K treadmill, fast as I can.
Why: Rationed to 5K every other day by the physio, no speedwork - want to maximise the benefits! Treadmill for logistical convenience - stuff happening tonight.
Last rest: Monday
Last hard: Sunday - Stowmarket 7
What: 10 mile fartlek with club
Why: It's the done thing.
LAst hard run: Tonight
Last rest day: Yesterday
I'm really frightened by the statement "It's an absolute classic Alpine mountain stage...", since Ulrich, Armstrong and Pantanni (sic?) look like they suffer on these stages which would virtually guarantee a near-death experience for me ;-)
Drew - my understanding is that its over the same route each year. I know some people who entered a team last year and most took the training very seriously. There is a sweep vehicle that picks up the "slower" racers which I also understand is a quite a high percentage!
MM - Yes it looks tough but its probably hurtling off the edge on a fast downhill that'll kill you rather than the heart attack on the uphill stretches!
E-mail me anyone who fancies entering.
Should be meeting two fellow firumites today at th track.
What: 1200m interval training. First time at this distance so don't know how many reps I'll manage. Aiming for 4 x with 1 lap recovery.
Why: Speed work of course - I need more speed!
Last hard: Sunday
Last rest: Saturday
My colleague at work does the Etape every year. It's HARD!!!
What: Can't be bothered to think about it, so I think I'll do some hills and some fartlek
Why: It's tuesday
Last hard: Sunday's XC
Last rest: yesterday
Drew - do you train twice every day? Sorry, to seem over interested in your training schedules but I know you get results and I'm just very impressed.
What: tempo run in the rain this morning. Club Handicap race this evening - 2 miles at high speed, with the club kids overtaking me in the last 100 yards.
Why: it's Tuesday
Last hard: Sunday's long run IN THE RAIN
Last easy: Monday's gentle jog with Rachael
(we met through this forum!)
Snicks, depends on what's happening at work and what my wife's doing but during the week I'll train twice per day as often as I can. If I'm also doing a weight session then sometimes I'll do three sessions.
Morning session is usually on the treadmill, after I've dropped my son off at nursery. I also generally do my cross training, using my turbo trainer, quite late on (last night I started the session at 9pm)
If you are doing 2 sessions per day then a key issue is recovery. If my HR's too high I won't do the session!
What: 40mins on elliptical trainer
Why: cos I won't get home till 9.00pm ish
Should be a rest night, but I've got some energy left.
Woke up this morning with incredibly stiff ankles - a result of Sun's XC I guess. So changed planned speedwork into cross training at the gym, elliptical thingy, bike etc
Last hard day: Sun
Last rest day: yesterday
My god Drew, I'm impressed. You probably train at the level of an athlete. I salute you sir. I'm being particularly lazy tonight. Might not do my hills/fartlek sesh after all, but I'm allowing myself some 'give' as it's only week three post-marathon.
Awful, awful 3 miler - what was planned as my usual round the block with 3X 200m sprints ended up a very slow farlek (lots of walking) - And i know why
Ladie and gents i belive it's decision time
Snicks, love your new name! Don't worry about being lazy as you deserve 4 weeks lazing around after your tremendous Dublin result.
If I could find an extra 5 hours per week then I would probably agree with your statement, however unless I win the lottery that ain't going to happen.
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