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thanks ceal and the Bonnie purred into life like the thoroughbred she is.Guess what I am off doing? I just love this semi-retired thingy.
It is still your birthday. Thus I also say a very happy birthday to you Crafty blighters, hiding and cheating there way to catch you up. It's the only way they would ever do it, eh?!
MickC,And a happy Bonnie day for you. Must be a great treat to be on two speedy wheels instead of speedy legs
Aws,I was most impressed with the horses painting. I've said it before but this time the detail is even more brill.
Blasted wind, I simply hate it...... Couldn't avoid it anyway and just had to get on wi'it.Legs were tiring very quickly today so was happy to keep it at 6 miles bearing in mind I don't want to overdo things before the 10k Sunday.10.14 Headwind, 9.58 both h/wind and t/wind 9.42 bit of both again 9.43 far side of lake, sheltered from wind 9.46 x-wind mostly 9.51 mostly b/wind but too tired to take advantage!
TS - Happy Birthday XXX Tracey
NRD for me today. Legs seem to have recovered from Sunday's race. The test will be tomorrows evening at my running club.
TS, happy birthday - did you have any surprises left for today after yesterdays run?
Mick, glad it back into Bonnie weather and that she purred into life for you. You should be able to get plenty of Bonnie miles in this year.
Back from the Chichester race, Garmie struggles a bit as it's a short twisty circuit between the shops (not helped by me forgetting to stop the watch, luckily I did press the lap button ). Plan was to run a steady pace. Previous best for this race is 17.21, official distance is 2.8 miles. Splits as follows
1) - 1m - 6:39(6:39/m) - 153bpm avge - 168bpm max - 126cal 2) - 1m - 6:42(6:42/m) - 160bpm avge - 161bpm max - 126cal 3) - 0.73m - 4:51(6:39/m) - 161bpm avge - 163bpm max - 90cal
Adjusted Garmie finish time 18.12, ave about 6.40, ave HR approx 159, wHR about 86%. The good part of this race was that I was in control and finished relatvely fresh so although not a CPB it was a good marker as to where my training is at the moment.
HAPPY BRITHDAY, TS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and good evening to the rest.
Not much time - just confirming that the restaurant at the Lodore Falls is, as TS saud, excellent.
Smoked chicken and chorizo saladOrange sorbetMedaillons of venison on (something or other) braised red cabbage and something elseLemon syllabub
All with a large glass of red wine and a dessert wine.
Apologies for lack of detail but I was rather distracted by the rest of the group.
I had a lovely room with a view of Derwentwater. Shame we didn't stay longer.
S'shop meetings yesterday.Trip to New Balance factory this morning - factory tour (very interesting), product talk, shoe fit (get feet measured, try in a pair, check on video, get sent a pair of shoes). Time for a brief visit to the shop. In 15 minutes I managed to buy two pairs of shoes (for one of our customers - long story), a pair of tights (for me) and a jacket (for colleague). We were allowed a staff discount. The total was so small I feel slightly embarassed.
Need to sleep.................
TS - Many Happies. Sorry it's late but I just got sorted after being jammed up on M25 then going straight to a meeting without eating then coming back to cook and nosh. I'll go back for a look at the Nat, it's a few years since I last went.
MT - I love Edward Seago's work, he's one of my watercolour heroes.
Good morning all
PTP2 Day 39
5.09M; 1:00:57; 11:58/M; hr145 m155; 'easy'12:11 hr141 m14912:03 hr143 m14912:12 hr146 m15212:10 hr146 m15111:33 hr147 m153
Wouldn't have minded getting a sub-60 5, but missed it by 11sec!That's what comes of looking only at HR.
EmptyGood going for the first short race of the season. Looks like you maybe went out a little too fast and legs got a bit overloaded with Lactate for a while, but you quickly returned to form.
K2sounds like you are receiving a well deserved perk from your Company. Yucky weather for training today, heavy rain and heavy wind too.
aws, we have some of Ted Seago's books which he signed and left a message for my Grandparents. Good solid run this morning.
K2 you seem to making the best of working away.
Overcast damp windy morning down here, hoe it improves before tonights club session.
ceal I think JJ was a page premature!! he is now lurking ready to pounce
managed an outing yesterday and then spent an hour fighting with the roots of a conifer ... my mother was concerned when i said 'It is coming out or the spade will die trying!' I had already broken the handle of the fork ... not surprisingly I am a tad achey this morning!!
K2 if TS is recommending a restaurant it must be good him being a connoisseur (sp?)
MickC your photos are wonderful, I am not sure that the hills make me want to run though.
Lots of problems with the wind yesterday,it was bad here too.
Must dash, take care xx
? refreshed page on main home computer and repeated myself from a couple of days ago! sorry!
looking at weather and not feeling inspired
aws you may have missed the sub 60 but speedy miles nonetheless
K2 sounds like a great trip, good food, nice view and shopping
Mike good race last night.
good morning and thanks again for birthday wishes
K2nice to see my gastronomic recommendations stll hold true
- and you got staff discount at the NB shop - surprised you had to part with any money after that!!I am across in the Lakes in a couple of weeks time for a long gastro weekend so will have to arrange routes so that I pass a NB factory shop or two
Emptygood blast out there after the longer distances. Good overall pace - did the twists on the course make it a bit tricky??
Impey agree about the wind - see below.It was all good fun really and the folks who had short cutted to get into position were those who would never normally be near the front just to make it even more amusing
awsaverage under 12m/m - may let you off with the 11 seconds - they may have occured in the last bit!I often pop into the National when in London and have some spare time and just do one gallery but I invariably glance down the long view through the galleries to see Whistlejacket in all its might
Cealit is tough out there - see below!
6.5 miles done in 60:05 ( and I couldn't care about the 5 seconds - just glad to finish when I did!!) with avHR133 (67%WHR) and max of 145
1m 8:28 hr1212m 9:29 hr136 hill and strong headwind!!3m 8:42 hr1354m 9:08 hr137 x wind nearly blows me of my feet - I am running like this /5m 9:34 hr137 headwind and losing the will to live6m 9:34 hr134 headwind and Hipps HIll with some shelter from the trees.5m 5:09 hr135
JJ - Eeeeeeeeeeeek! ! ! <very high-pitched>
TS,Thanks for the link but I wish you hadn't posted it. Now I have to think about updating my Bonnie. They have made some serious improvements on my year. I will take a ride out to my dealer and see if he has any in stock.
JJ,My speed work was unusual in that I don't really need to look at my garmin as I am normally well tuned into pace and how I feel but this time I was way off. My hr was higher than how I felt. I averaged 4:36 and I felt comfortable and certainly could have either picked it up or continued. However my hr did not reflect that, it indicated that I was working harder than I felt. Yesterday's recovery run clearly supported my garmin the run was harder than it felt subjectively. A littlle strange but it may have something to do with y down week ofnothing but hills and stairs.
aws,Your consistently is definitely producing results, does your coach call up any more aggressive speed work?
I have just recieved tonight's speed session from the coach, 4 x 2k at half pace with 2 mins active recovery, sounds like a doddle compared with Tuesday. This time I will not overcook it, 4:43 it will be.
It was a track day again. The target this time was not to leave everything on the track which I think I did on Tuesday. I was very tired yesterday, from the quality rather than the quantity. It is a recovery week.
I had planned 2 x 800 but was worried that I would go for it and then my legs would need another recovery. So TS kindly suggested 4 x 400 @ 5k pace (1.46 mins) with 400 jog intervals. Obviously with a warm up and cool down.
There was an evil wind on each back straight which started on on the bend. But at least I got 200m's relief from it on each lap.
1.5 miles warm up, 13.02 mins, 8.40 mm, av HR 116, MHR 130--I ran a fast last 400 m's.
I ran a couple of fast strides, one of which was 100 m's in 20 secs. 400m's, 1.34 mins, av HR 133, MHR 150---decided to go for the first one. 400m's, 1.44 mins, av HRR 136, MHR 145---took it easier to run at 5k pace400 m's, 1.42 mins, av HR 141, MHR 148400'm's, 1.34 mins, av HR 143, MHR 153--went for it again. 1.5 miles cool down, 12.27 mins, av pace 8.19, av HR 130, MHR 135My 400m's recoveries were all about 2.09 mins with av HR 130 so my recovery from each rep was fairly swift.
Total miles for the day 5 miles.
ceal,A very comfortable track workout for you.My legs were definitely tired over the early miles but it cleared and I was running comfortable at the end even if it was a little slow. They feel ready for my speed session tonight.I have never done a recovery week in building up to race season before but that is exactly what my holiday week was in terms of running. I do feel recharged and ready for the last months push to race fitness. I will definitely incorporate a recovery week into next seasons build up.
MickCsorry about that - but now you know what to look for!!
Cealobviously you were straining at the leash so recovery from your hard session looks to be completeGood pace even on the comparatively slower ones and only just nudging up to LTT. That should do nicely as a sharpener.
The wind did not seem to affect you overmuch!!
Me - tired legs plus battling straight into it just sapped any remaining strength with its sheer ferocity.perversely it's now quite a nice day, sun shining and just a strong breeze compared to before
Lots of good training despite the wind!
I decided I had better get out there since ceal made it clear staying in the warm and dry was for wimps the wind was not as bad as recent days and the rain not too heavy so another short session completed.
My last post has sunk without trace, appropriate I suppose being in Pompey
TS yes the twisty element of the course did make it a bit tricky particularly as I ran in the B race which meant the course, partcularly on the first lap, was congested. Luckily it was dry as there is also a section of cobbles which can be very slippery. Looked like a tough session with the wind today.
JJ, it certainly was a good sharpener particularly as I have a 10k race on Sunday, most probably the same one as Diana. Well done for achieving your target last night, mind you seem to do enough work with the training groups without beng on the committee.
Ceal good 400's particularly in these windy conditions.