Minni v Dubai Dave
that's brill, Speed sheep! Well done . Couldn't imagine not driving ... I'm spoilt. First thing I did when we moved back home was buy me a car . I was so sick of commuting into London and swore to myself that should we ever move back to Germany I'd never use public transport again
Ant: you should come visit one day
Let's all go to Germany for a meet up and do one of Tony's Trials ultras
Rennsteig, Spoons. It's THE ultra in Germany
2Old: I'm always chilled about the big things in life, its the little things that wind me up.
Chick: Thats a bit cold for me, it was 27C when I ran today and I thought that was about right ( I'm soooooooo screwed)
SS: Nice work on the intervals and congrats with the driving licence, are we going to see you at the Milers next week?
Have been considering what car to buy when we get home, whatever we get is going to be a bit of a come down from a Hummer and a 5.3L V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee which have been our two cars for the past two years, cant believe I'm considering a Toyota Prius.
SS - Well done for the mile intervals, especially with a hangover... I think i'd rather boil my head than do that! The speed sounds like it's coming back quite quickly as well, so what time are you aiming for now?
Ant - Nice tempo.
Chick - Don't know how you ran in -4.5 plus windchill??? I wouldn't be able to breathe!
Bro & AA - Nice, speedy reps.
Minni - Glad the calf issue was only temporary.
DD - I would have thought the obvious car choice after a Hummer is a Smart!
6 miles this morning at 6.00 am and daylight was poking it's head above the horizon! 1m w/u @ 8.41, 5m @ 7.31. Should've been at MP but it was far tougher than it should've been as it was very cold so couldn't breathe very well, legs felt dead, etc... etc... and any other excuse i can find!!!
SS - brilliant mile reps and 7.25 pace is no slouch when you're still on the comeback trail.
Ant - nice tempo session. And Oompa too. What is your MP then if 7.30 was too slow...are you going for the 3.15 as well?
I did a similar run today - 1m w/u / 6m @ average 7.15 (pace ranged from about 6.50 to 7.30) / 1m c/d. Feeling quite positive about that one
DD - ha ha - definitely not 27 degrees here today, even in farenheit.
OH and me did the romantic dinner out last night, although the meal wasn't great. Comical moment when I had my starter which was meant to be a beetroot, spinach and rocket tart, but I couldn't see any spinach...so I asked and the waiter scurried away, then came back all sheepish to say that the chef forgot to put it on and handed me a bowl of steamed spinach Only one bottle of wine between us, but I did also have a very large baileys when I got home
Nothing like an easy week after a hard race eh AA? Great pace for those KM reps.
Yay Chick lunges are the way to go!
SS - well done on your mile reps, great to see your fitness is coming back!
No Valentine's dinner out last night for the Carrot/Parsnip duo, we're going out tonight. I had a 12 miler scheduled and had a cake to cover in sugarpaste, and Parsnip wanted to get a decent run in with a bloke from the running club. I did make him some heart shaped cake pops though, and I was presented with a lovely box of chocolates
Carrot- was it you who rented an apartment in Berlin? I seem to remember you recommended a website at some point. Can you remind me who it was? I need to get my flights and acommodation sorted for the mara.
Free - Yes i'm aiming for 3.15 but unless MP starts to feel a bit more comfortable soon, may have to reevaluate.
We did the Valentine's dinner thing last night and went to a very good Portuguese restaurant that we've been to many times before, but i still hesitated before ordering the fillet steak in red wine and mushroom "special", just in case we had to "hoof" it home! Had two pints of Sagres.
yeah, breathing is a nightmare in this. I used my inhaler 3 times and I was wearing my buff over head & mouth.I was supposed to do MP but really couldn't be bothered and thought an all aerobic MLR would do the trick. At least I got progressively quicker and legs and everything felt fine. It's just the cold. I wonder how things will feel when it's finally plus temps again. Easier, I hope!!
good runs Chick Oomps and Free .At least even after Valentines night you had enough strength and energy left
DD- youd need to leave those tank behind with cost of fuel here. Isn't that car better known as pious?
LR done Got caught out when the temperature suddenly dropped and didnt have my gloves.... 21 miles done @ 7.34 pace .Faster than planned as I was trying to get warm. Anyway recovery week next week. This weeks febtastic completed too.
SS - Good couple of days for you running/ and life away from running. Got another physio appt booked for next Friday, which is my monthly "check up" but maybe a bit more work on calf required.
Brol - Nice repeats in your 14 miler.
Minni - Good news re your calf.
Chick - Good solid mileage again from you.
Ant/Freemers- Good running, always a bonus when a run goes well and feels good.
Oompa - Early morning runs always feel harder, don't back off 3:15 yet plenty of time left.
2old - Very pacy long run.
Trying to keep my sensible(bigger picture) head on, so no running again for me today. Calf is not sore to touch but I feel it when I'm walking, not painful just discomfort and feels tight. Am concerned as I had a similar issue a few years ago which restricted my running for about 6 weeks, so going to heed advice and be cautious regarding running.
That's all sorted then. Team Minni meet up in 2014 is on the 17th May for the Rennsteiglauf. I can't wait. Beer and sausages at the checkpoints....
Sounds good for 2014. Don't forget we're also doing the Hadrian's wall ultra and was Boston not mentioned too.
Barry - I got a bad calf injury in Autumn 2011 after running a fast HM. I ignored what my calf was telling me and kept running/icing/massage/running/icing/massage until it won in the end. That's why I've just taken three days more or less off since it was hurting again. I missed my marathon and was gutted and promised to heed the warning signs in future. If I was you I wouldn't run over the weekend then reassess on Monday. As 2old said you've got a great base and that aint going to change from missing a couple of runs.
I also realise its very easy to give out good advice but its harder to listen to it.
Did you?!! I didn't think anyone listened to me!
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