Minni v Dubai Dave
Minni - im so sorry about the pup, devasted for you
im back up north this week - the train ride was just beautifull all the way (well, except through london) Manchester seams mostly clear of snow and ice to will do all my commuting by running
I had an adventure on Sunday, went to the Bike show at the excel (got privately quite excited about when we'd all be returning in April!). Had a great time, but it snowed continously throughout the day - by the time we returned to the call the handbrake had frozen over! It was then that the missus decided to inform me that our roadside had expired and she hadnt bothered to renew!!! Took me nearly 2 hours to get the brake calipers free - and i was soaking wet from crawling around trying release the breaks - made a horrific sounds when the ice broke too!! Still we all got home safe! We now have roadside assistance.
Minni - sad news. Remember those puppies (and everything they chewed) being a big part of your VLM taper 2 years ago.
FRC - sounds like a cracking event. Sunday Sport race photography - who'd have thought?
Ant - think you are making the right call to stay away from the snow with the achilles - aside from the fall risk I find everything has to work a lot harder in the snow and its much easier to aggravate niggles. Shame - its so nice out there right now!
4k swim for me today - nice to be back up to a decent distance. Bit surreal to have snow lining the edges of the (heated) pool and a snowman sitting happily at the end of my lane!
Zuvai - think thats karma getting you for driving to the bike show...
Minni - Terrible newsmy heart goes out to you and your family.
Bro - Your madness is confirmed, glad you got back safe, did you tell Mr Bro?
((Minni)) horrible news, I too remember the puppytastic taper. I can't believe the bastard driver didn't stop.
KFC I had a snowy swim at the weekend, I love it when it's like this.
Well done to Mrs FRC, you should send her out with O4S next if you want to fully corrupt her!
Minni ((( )))
Snowing fit to bust a gut down here, had planned to run tonight but looks like 2x6 miles tomorrow to get to work and back so will stay in the warm for now
7 x 800m with 200m rec on the tready for me, still icy and now we have more snow, pace 15kmh, 15, 15.5, 15.5,16,15.5 and 15. Maybe intervals on the tready feel harder cause you are not controlling the speed you are running( apart from setting it) or maybe i'm talking bollox.
Wokingham HM race number arrived today, should be interesting as today's intervals were tough.
Life can be so cruel sometimes Minni
How's things been going Daren, have you been cross training?
Well done to you both on the 22M event FRC, she must be made of some steely stuff finishing in those conditions! I've slid down a riverbank on my bum during a long run before, unintentionally at first, but sometimes it's the only way forward!
Always renew the roadside assistance Zuvai, always! You must have been freezing after that.
Track session ended up being cancelled tonight so I did a fashionable intervals session on the treadmill, including 400m reps @ 3K pace and 1200m reps @ 5K pace. Gym was nice and quiet, not that I ever pay any attention to the '10 minute' rule on the treadmill. Treadmills serve a purpose - I'd have never been able to do that session tonight in the snow - and there's no chance of slowing the pace towards the end when you're flagging. You just have to get it done
2old - I used to swim so I'm just building up my strength again. At the minute I have a 30 seconds rest every 10 lengths to sip my water bottle. It helps break it up and give you steps to aim for. When I'm swim fit again I'll get back into do sessions.
I did my first run session for 4 weeks tonight 12 x hill reps loved it
Just back from the gym. No more snow falling here thankfully.
2old and kfc, quite pleased with the success of the treadie with my achilles niggles. In fact I really enjoyed my intervals this evening on it. did mile intervals at admittedly not exactly interval pace, but instead around 7:20s. But considering this was the first speed work I had done since before Xmas it felt great.
What i particularly liked about the treaddie workout today was that i bumped up the speed 0.1mph every minute during the fast section so that I was getting up some proper speed by the end of it. Did the last minute of the session at 5K pace - 6:25.
Carrot - what is your 10 minute rule in the gym for the treadmill - surely not you are only allowed 10 minutes - that's just a warm up
FRC - impressive stuff doing Hebden Bridge - one of the people on my MTB holiday did that race as well. Looked snowy!
Mr Z - you should have just called a garage anyway
Spoons - back in the saddle, nice one
Daren - had wondered what had happened to you - has the groin injury healed?
2km swim this morning. Ran out of time so didn't manage 2.5km
Really sorry to hear about your dog Minni, absolutely terrible news. I can't believe that someone would just drive off after doing that, some people simply have no morals.
Very nice report FRC, sounds like a decent race.
Congratulations on your interval session Ant, sounds very consistent.
I did 6.5M into work this morning. Went slowly to start but tried to push the pace a bit for the last three just to gauge my fitness (and as punishment for being out on the beer tonight). Quite depressing as it would appear my LT pace is currently between 7.50 - 8.20! Lots of hard work coming up for me I think...
Not quite Ant, although it seems to be getting there slowly. I might be being over cautious, as I could probably run on it now, but don't want to risk redoing it and it becoming a chronic problem, especially as I've got a ski holiday in a couple of months. Nice intervals btw.
And Carrot, no, I haven't been cross training - not really been cycling weather and I decided on complete rest being the best option anyway. So I'm sure it will be a bit of a shock and I'll be very slow and shit if and when I do get back out there!
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