RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Minni v Dubai Dave

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09/11/2012 at 23:04
Evening all. Bit too much wine, a curry and no running.
10/11/2012 at 00:15
DK - Welcome, just carry on as you are. If you can do 3:45 with 2200 ascent, and mud, you'll easy knock the 15mins off on a flat course. Which one are you planning to do?

Minni - What no Cobra or tiger beer with your curry?
Dubai Dave    pirate
10/11/2012 at 07:26
Morning

Plodder / jogger / fun runner?

This morning was Aquathon Day, 10K run,1.5k sea swim, turned out to be 10.5K swim, 1.8K swim. Ran 43-40, swam 39 mins. 1 hour 24 in total with transition, 2nd M50. So that's 5 races, 5 podiums this season, happy days!
10/11/2012 at 08:14

Morning!

Hi DK and welcome. Stick around. Spend the next couple of months preparing your base for marathon training. Have you got a spring mara booked?

no time for training as I've just downloaded Angry Birds Star Wars.....

First XC race of the season tomorrow 

Doner Kebab    pirate
10/11/2012 at 08:23
Thnx guys, no mara booked yet but as I live in the fens hopefully it'll be a local one which will be flat. Just having a short break atm then starting base at the start of december. My main event for next year is the enduroman double iron so aerobically I'm already there,just need to get the speed work in and some strength training
M.r Zuvai    pirate
10/11/2012 at 10:32

i've got a tip for you DK... don't get escorted out the pub the night before you big race 

10/11/2012 at 11:59

Morning!

Seems to be a lot of illness and injuries on the thread this week. Hope everyone is recovering now. Ooompa popping calf sounds nasty and quite frustrating. Red, you've been really patient with the knee, hope you're back out there soon. Have you been given anything to do to rehab it? Chick, have your post marathon niggles gone now?

Welcome DK.

Daren, good luck with the race tomorrow whatever you decide to do pacewise.

Spoons, enjoy the first cross country and angry birds star wars!

Freemers, is the 7 miler a race? If so then good luck.

Plus I hope everyone else has a good weekend whether they are mountain biking, doing a long run or just keeping things ticking over.

Been experimenting with what hurts my knee. Cycling and pilates seem okay, yoga helped make it better, but walking makes it worse so running seems to be out for a while. Wondering about experimenting with some of the lunchtime classes they have at the work gym including spin and circuits. They'd be easy to keep 9a from the OH, but it's often quite difficult to take a long lunch break.

10/11/2012 at 12:24

DK - Welcome. Sounds like you are going to smash 3.30 given your previous effort. "Enduroman double iron"? Is this a double ironman?? If so, you are obviously double-hard and surely should be doing a mere mara in a full deep-sea diving suit and concrete blocks on your feet! 

DD - Well done on your 2nd M50. Any bling/Sunseeker/Premiership football club awarded??????????

Minni - Slept in the calf guards last night but think the gimp mask and snorkel might have been a bridge too far?

Good luck to all this weekend in whatever you are doing.

10/11/2012 at 12:25

Becs - I would of thought spin classes should be ok for the knee, as it stays in relatively the same position, and no impact. But circuits normally incls. lots of changes in direction, which maybe not ideal for your knee.

DK - There's a few speedsters from down your way on this thread, and a few even speedier drinkers.

10/11/2012 at 12:43
DD forgot to say congrats on the bling and consistent podiuming.

Simon, yes maybe not the circuits immediately but in the longer term I think they might help build up the type of strength that I lack and so help prevent future problems.
10/11/2012 at 13:19
Hello everyone. Will read back properly and catch up later but just checking in. Back from winter training camp ( oh, no sorry I meant holiday) in one piece
10/11/2012 at 14:27

Minni - I was just looking thru some  other threads from last year, and noticed it had our old christmas forum names still on it. Are we going to do it again this year, and when shud we do it, is now too earlier.

Bro - Welcome back, have you been away.

Becs - Sounds like a good plan.

10/11/2012 at 14:49
Oompa wrote (see)
Minni - Slept in the calf guards last night but think the gimp mask and snorkel might have been a bridge too far?

haha!

DD - bling bling!  Fantastic effort again. Well done.

Brolish - great to have you back.  Where are you at with your training, tapering (again)?

Becs - yes, spinning is a great way to keep fit if out of running. I can never figure how people fit training into a lunch hour.  By the time you change and leave time for a shower etc afterwards there must only be about 30 minutes to train. 

Simon - yes but I think its a bit soon to do it now.  Maybe 1st December?

Odd morning for me this morning.  I went to Pilates from 9 - 10 then met three others for a run.  My schedule said 12 but I planned to do a 14m loop with them during their 16m run.  And I was more than prepared to do the full 16.  But I still have my cold, which on its own would have been ok, and I had an achy hip, which again on its own would have been ok but the two together were making it miserable.  Bloody annoying because it was a fantastic morning for running.  I decided to phone Mr Minni and ask him to pick me up at 12 miles.  I then stepped up the pace for the last mile to feel as if I'd put some effort in and ran it at about 7:50 and felt a million times better (just like Thursday night).  I then wished I hadn't phoned him!

No running tomorrow - full day of rugby.  Off to watch Master Minni play in a tournament in Edinburgh then we're all off to Murrayfield to watch the All Blacks V Scotland.

10/11/2012 at 15:05

Freemers - good luck with the race tomorrow!

10/11/2012 at 15:10

Simon of course now is too early. I am a traditionalist/Scrooge when it comes to Christmas, I think decorations should go up on Christmas Eve...

Good luck Freemers and Daren for your races.

So my calf is playing silly buggers again. I'm strengthening, rolling, stretching etc, but it's taking so bloody long. I had a great run on Thursday when I felt like I was properly running again, and now back to frustration and pain. I think I need to bite the bullet and sign up to a gym as swimming and walking isn't giving me the aerobic fitness (or burning off the booze calories) I need from cross training.

10/11/2012 at 15:16
Weeble. wrote (see)

I think decorations should go up on Christmas Eve...

And come down again on Boxing Day.....

Doner Kebab    pirate
10/11/2012 at 15:19
There will be no more pre race drinking until the outlaw Mr Z and I'll limit it to 4 or 5 pints next year.

And to whoever said about racing in a divers suit, yes its double ironman, but it ain't going to be pretty . Dreaming of sub 30 hours
Doner Kebab    pirate
10/11/2012 at 15:59
"and come down boxing day",
Yep and that's only if you have young kids in the house. Barr..
10/11/2012 at 16:39
DD, nice podium, again.

Oompa, hope the calf is better. Do you do any S&C / strength training? Fingers crossed but seems to be keeping me injury free.

2old, sorry, checked, the course tomorrow is 5.5 miles, it's on one of the best 5k courses and 2 laps, but they cut it short. Go figure.

Good luck to Darren.
10/11/2012 at 16:40

Spoons - Haven't you got your chrimbo lights up already?

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