FLM 09 - 3.45ers!

All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59

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29/09/2006 at 15:35
Thanks v. much for good wishes V'rap. Not sure I'll be storming up those Cheshire hills but have decided to give it a whirl . I ran for 3 miles this morning and felt the occ. twinge but nothing too bad.. Obviously I run the risk of a DNF and I'm not sure how i'd feel about that, nevertheless I plan to be sensible and just hope I don't get the runners' equivalent of summit fever! ( could happen!)

Hope everyone has a good weekend. Enjoy your golf Little Stoker and good luck in the 10k HRR. Vrap hope the knee settles.....maybe a rest day beckons !?!
29/09/2006 at 16:48
I think there's a very good chance that your knee will be fine on Sunday, QQ :o)

And mine will be fine after a rest day and some stretches. Rest day? Oh, yes. If anyone would like to help me assemble my daughter's new bed, I'll pay you in home-made carrot cake and lemon drizzle cake.
29/09/2006 at 17:10
Ah yes.. rest days in the pure sense of the word dont actually exist anymore.. it's all relative, post kiddies... at least you can cook !- I would take the self assembly option anyday !!
29/09/2006 at 20:13
Mmmm carrot cake!
29/09/2006 at 20:16
Recovery run today and yes a rest day tomorrow although as you point out there are plenty of things to do such as ferrying the children all over the place.
Good luck to all those racing this weekend.
29/09/2006 at 20:44
Dundee for 5 years ? I had to move to Bristol after 20 years in Lochee, but the pehs and the heavy and the bridies and the smokies dragged me back to Angus, after 13 years of cider, the Wurzels, " I built Concorde ," and defending the football attendances of Alloa etc based on the percentage of the population who attend home games! Are you back in a warmer climate South of Kirkton now V ?
Lost the golf today. Football boots are hung up. Plateaued at the snooker, and the 8 year old will soon whup me at chess. But I can run for longer than the average bear !! Going out for a long solo run at 6am tomorrow.
How long do you lot use a pair of trainers for ? If I got mine at Christmas and do 20 miles per week, thats approx 800 miles. I heard they should be replaced after 250-300, or is that the hope of adidas and nike ?
Did you do the Dundee half V ?
Maybe I could do a very flat long run over the bridge umpteen times. The view back is the finest panoramic view of any town anywhere in the country.

Have a pleasant weekend folks.
30/09/2006 at 00:14
Wow LS! A lot of info and insight in to your phsych!

500 miles for your running shoes shold be ok.
30/09/2006 at 15:05
I've been out of Dundee for over 20 year now, LS. Can't say I've missed it! I'm a Brummie dinosaur nowadays :o)

LSRs over the bridge and hill reps up the Law ... perfect!


My knee's fine now (I'm not a big advocate of routine stretching since there's not much evidence that it does any good and some evidence that it can do harm, but those therapeutic ITB stretches really do work!) so hopefully I'll pop out for a run later :o)
30/09/2006 at 16:30
Hello LS....brilliant post.

Good luck for runs and races this week end everyone>

I am doing another 20 tomorrow...very slow.

Cardiff mara 2 weeks tomorrow........
funkin-baby    pirate
30/09/2006 at 23:47
I'm planning on doing about 11 or 12 in the morning, although the forecast is for some strong-ish winds and I may conserve my energy and go windsurfing instead!
01/10/2006 at 13:25
Hi All

Well I'm just back from the Macc Half.... my time 1:50:59 ( that second is all important!) Not a P.B but 4 minutes quicker than last year's outing on the same course , so I am well pleased.

You were right V.rap the knee held out although I did feel it from about 3 miles. I suspect the "friction" treatment from the physio pre race helped.Now it's really stiff despite being massaged to within an inch of my life after the race !.

All in all it was a great race and especially nice to see lots of friends marshalling/supporting en route. Mr QQ was at the top of a particularly long hill at approx 12 miles and that realy did lift the spirits.

Hope everyone's runs have been good this weekend. Did you decide on the land or the water Funkin ? Hope your 20 miler went well RD.

Off now for an Ice bath !?! ( recommended by physio) do I have to ??



01/10/2006 at 13:40
Quickquack good to hear that you had a good run and the knee held out,the test will be tomorrow when you wake up and feel how stiff your knee is then.
I maneged my first run yesterday after a week off due to what I think was over training, anyway I did a hour It it was good, I tried to keep it slow but felt so good I ended up going for it.
01/10/2006 at 16:00
Well done QQ and no the jury is still out the ice bath front. Treat yourself to a hot one - because you're worth it! ;-)

Did my 10k in 48:16 despite some torrential rain. Technically I beat my PB by over 9 minutes but the previuos time was set over 4 years ago on my first ever competative run. But non the less I feel very pleased with myself, I didn't think sub 50mins was at all possible at the moment. I'm beginning to think that my regular 5 mile training run might actually be a bit longer than I thought?!
01/10/2006 at 16:46
Well done on your races, QQ and HRR :o) I KNEW you'd both be far quicker than you thought you would!

And well done on getting out there, Jus :o)

I'd go for the hot bath too. Ice baths are just a form of self-flagellation practised by a particularly hardcore breed of runner and emulated by the masses. Besides, they're, well, unpleasantly cold.

I got a toddling-round-a-3k-with-a-small-child PB today, and a rather nice medal. Everyone in the household "raced", though my youngest daughter and eL Bee's 9-year-old son, who are possibly the scattiest children ever hatched, set out to run 5k and had to be chased to the finish an embarrassing 80 minutes later, when everything was being dismantled. They were soaking wet but had beaming smiles and handfuls of conkers.

I did 6 miles very late last night, comfortably but rather quicker than intended (a little under 9mm) because I wanted to get home before pub-chucking-out time.

This coming week I'm planning a short run on Monday, an 18-miler on Wednesday evening, maybe around 8-9 miles at easy pace on Friday afternoon, and the Kenilworth Half on Sunday. I'm not planning to race at Kenilworth. My aim will be to treat it as a training run (but with water-stations, a nice route and a medal!) and get round at a steady 9mm pace.


funkin-baby    pirate
01/10/2006 at 19:32
QQ: I did both... 7:30am start and rather than 1:50 long run, I did an hour at 8minute mile pace, which I felt fine with (wanted to save some energy for the sea). It was blowin' a gale down on the south coast when I returned home (to my parents) so I then went windsurfing for a few hours - absolutely awesome.

I'm now shattered, and definitely not refreshed for the week ahead! No windsurfing now for a few weeks whilst I train for the Cabbage Path 10 miler in two weeks time.
01/10/2006 at 21:36
Well not surprisingly I didn't have an ice bath... though did sit with a freezer pack against my knee for 10 minutes .. does that count ?. Will save congratulatory hot bath till tomorrow when I don't have a house full !

Sounds like you all had busy days. Perhaps you could invent a new duathlon Funkin ?

Very Well done on your PB HRR tht's great. A nine minute improvement over 10k is remarkable.

Enjoy your running this week .I plan to take it v. easy ... but I'll be thinking of you !!


01/10/2006 at 22:04
Sounds like fun, funkin :o)
01/10/2006 at 22:07
Instead of a cold bath which can be a bit extreme what I find helps is using the shower on cold. Run the shower on cold and go over your legs, spending a bit longer on any spots that might be aching more, a couple of minutes on each leg normally does the trick.
02/10/2006 at 09:41
Congrats QQ & HRR!! Brilliant performances!

The pb's are falling already. Cant wait to read this thread on the 22nd April next year and reflect on what other pb's have fallen along the way ;)
02/10/2006 at 13:00
Hi all - couldn't help but notice the TOTP sitting here waiting for me to claim it...
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