Minni v Dubai Dave
Love the picture Zuvai! Nothing like a creative sign to raise a chuckle.
Minni a friend at work uses a similar app to monitor what she's eating and drinking. She says it's really opened her eyes as to what she's eating - she's lost nearly two stone since early summer just by sticking to a set amount of calories.
Shady if I plan ahead I usually try and run a double rather than miss a run, I'll juggle my week's session so I can do an easy run before work then speedwork on an evening.
Simon 25 miles south east of Newcastle has no snow, only seems to be higher ground around where I live affected. Icy tonight though.
I'm also in the 'little and often' camp, 3 meals plus 3 (or 4, or sometimes 5 ) snacks. Snacks being something like an apple, or a couple of slices of malt loaf. I notice people at work will eat what they've brought in for lunch, and a yogurt, and a piece of fruit or crisps or whatever, all at once. I'll have the same amount of food but spread it out over the day. I don't know how people can eat breakfast at 7am then last until noon without anything to eat!
Think I'll pass on the dryathlon... I once gave up alcohol for 3 months before Edinburgh Marathon and ended up running 4:15. Clearly doesn't agree with me
Minni - a little video here to get you in the mood for the weekend!
6 mile tempo run on tired legs, but I suppose anything that hurts that much must be doing you good??!!
Forecast for tomorrow does not encourage bike riding, so might have to do a double to get to work and back
Good luck ST
AA - don't worry, I for one am allergic to wagons so any time you fall off I will be there to comfort you......................
Minni: O4S & I both believe that Toast and Maramalade is the breakfast fuel of champions so maybe we are related, though as far as I'm aware I'm a true blue Cornishman without any Irish descendents. And yes running that hard last night may not have been that sensible as the sore throat is back and I was awake coughing in the night.
Welcome to Shady and Paul, beware most of the advice on here refers to drinking and running into extremely hard objects. You better let O4S know how old you are as she is looking for a new toyboy since Darren escaped
So what to do today? Should be swim & run, not 100% convinced that sticking my head in water is a good idea, so will probably do it anyway
Morning! Got my session for tonight. 16 x 400m @ 10km pace. Nice and simple!
O4S/ Dubai Dave........31yrs old, with a cheeky smile that still means I get ID'd from time to time........actually, maybe you were just being tongue in cheek and it wasn't best to share this info!
Spoons......I've started doing 800m @ 10k pace, working from 6 reps and hopefully up to 10. In your honest opinion, iwill doing 800m have a difference to doing 400m instead?
My speedwork this week is 12 x 400 @ 3K pace off 45 second recoveries, obviously 400's are "in" this week.
Shady: Ah probably a bit old for O4S then! As to intervals it all rather depends how long your recoveries are and the pace you run them at. My advice would be to mix your sessions up, one week 400's another 800's or 1K, Then the longer 1 mile and 3 K intervals, there are a never ending set of combinations which can be done. My personal favourites are pyramids 400/ 800 / 1200 / 1600 / 1600 / 1200 / 800 /400 at 5K pace with 1 minute recoveries. It depends on what pace your running as to how many reps you can handle, 12 x 400 @ 3K pace is quite intense whereas 10 x 800 at 10K pace is not particularly taxing.
DD: at my age you can't be too fussy!!
Shady: sounds promising, about the same age as Daren who also needs ID to get into any film that isn't rated PG
Temperature minus 2 degrees today so binned any idea of the bike and parked the car a few miles from work [as close as it is possible to park without having to take out a loan equivalent to the debt of a small African country] and ran in. Lovely running across the Downs in the dark, with a sharp frost and a new moon above. It will be interesting to see if I am as enthusiastic this evening
Shady - as DD & Minni said - mix them up. 800s are good. My 400s this week are slower (10km pace) than the more common 5km pace but there are 16 and they are off only 45 seconds recovery. I'm focusing on shorter recovery work at the minute as I'm base training and don't want to do anything too quickly until the new year. Plus I don't want to smash my legs too much as I have a 10 mile race on Sunday.
ST- great news on the op. Hope you're resting and being pampered by Mrs ST.
Well my commitment to the running cause reached new levels this morning. I hit the Battersea track at 7am (after a 4m warm up). It was pitch black, very frosty and not a living soul in sight. Did 2x 400 (5k pace), 3m @ MP and 4x 200 @ 3k pace with 90s recoveries and 4m cd to work. Hit all the paces and it didn't feel too bad so happy. The legs seem to be waking up. I must say I much prefer this more aggressive come back from the recovery!
Minni- ouch, good luck with the killer session tonight!
I am livid beyond belief. I've just been asked to Chair a meeting tonight. No problem with that but it means I won't get home until about 9:30 and I haven't got my running stuff with me to fit my run in. Fcuk. That means either ditching it or doing it tomorrow night, which means ditching tomorrow's 11 miler. And it was snowing when I left home this morning.
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