Minni v Dubai Dave
Cheers Chick ref HADD, I'll keep reading before I make a decision.
Minni- I agree with all that you have said, I think I want both club and coach but I can't do both. I'm probably on a downer as I haven't done a race for a while and everyone on here are entering races and bringing out great results. I have a 10k next Sunday so will start to think positive and see where I am fitness wise.
Weeble- I'm in the eat all of the pizza camp, I wouldn't have the willpower to only eat half.
AA/O4S- Good luck today at Bramley 20
FRC- No I'm not running the VLM but will be spectating. I hope your niggle clears up.
Carl- Take it easy your body may just be letting you know it needs a few days to recharge. Which half have you got planned for next weekend?
DD- I like your conclusions on being coached especially E and F!
Becs- Great to see you back and enjoying your run.
2old- Have a great time skiing.
Minni- Sounds scary when your car goes out of control, at least no one was injured.
Spoons- Marathon fit or Tri fit???
2Old: where are you skiing?
Spoons: sod running do an Ironman for your comeback
Becs: Your a baby! Good to see you back on form
Minni: turn into a bloater? I did 20 hours of Aerobic exercise last week, that needs fuel!
Cycled for 3.5 hours across the desert, I think I'm going to hate my bike by June.
22 miles d&d, a smidgen under 9mm pace. 70% of max. HR. Nothing spectacular. Glad to see the aerobic fitness is where it's supposed to be. I cursed myself for having done more lunges yesterday though ... I sure felt it towards the end
Wow, AA nothing like your plan, but what an awesome 20 miles, you are on fire at the moment! Sounds like Mr and Master AA had good runs too.
Minni - bizarre incident with your car, hope it doesn't cost too much to fix!
Chick - a good 22 from you.
SS - don't be too hard on yourself, it is always surprising how much fitness we lose during a period of injury etc, you've come on loads in 6 weeks,the speed will eventually come back. I couldn't run that far in 28 degrees!
Spoons - how did your girlfriend get on in the 30km? Good to see you are back running.
The bionic woman had us doing a mix of seated climbs/intervals at spin today, I thought my thighs were screaming yesterday, gee today during the seated climbs they were on fire! Convinced that other than keeping me sane, spinning has helped build the glute muscles, probably will stick with it twice a week.
Wow brilliant racing today AA, you're going to be flying around London on 21st April.
Weeble - I hadn't seen that story about Mo... why bother starting? Don't see why he doesn't just find another HM somewhere? Like you say, maybe he's just saying that and is planning to run the full thing but he's covered his back in case he has a crummy race. He can just drop out if he's suffering as that's what he planned to do.
Minni it was a really good day out, I like relays too - a proper team effort in a race, rather than everyone just running their individual times. I've had a good week this week so I'm hoping the quad was just a bad niggle that I caught in time. It was a bit tired yesterday just after the run but I disappeared into the toilets to lunge and that seemed to sort it out! Hope your car gets sorted.
Simon - from memory when I used to go to the gym alot I used to be able to row 5000m in about 21-22 minutes. I didn't run as much then but my 10K time would have been around 50 minutes, there's no way I'd have run 5K in 22 minutes then. So don't give up the running!
Gazelle - are there any coaches at your club who'd be willing to take you under their wing? I've been given a training plan for London by one of the coaches at my club, they include the weekly track session so I don't need to miss out, and races such as the relays yesterday are worked into the plan. Be good to see how fast you are in your 10K next week, you already have a speedy 10K PB.
Good running Chick, must have been a good duration run.
SS you're doing so well coming back, 15 miles is really good going. It must be tough running in that heat!
Flying AA, flying. Blimey is there no stopping you these days.
Kiwi - you must have thighs of steel. Are you bursting out your jeans?
Right, I feel awful about this but I'm letting the team down this week on Febulous. I'm two runs short (because of having a couple of days off earlier in the week) and could have gone out tonight to do one of them but I'd still not finish on 100%. I've got a big week (running wise) next week and looking at the bigger picture and all that. Soz but promise I'll be back on track next week.
Minni it's just supposed to be a bit of motivation for when you can't be bothered to run in the driving rain, not something to force you to run with a persistent niggle. I missed two runs last week, I didn't want to let the team down either but you have to nip these things in the bud before they get worse. It'll be worth missing the couple of days when you have a cracking week next week. Bigger picture and all that
Just popping in to say hello to AA who I met at Bramley today. Looks like you had a very good second half and should be aiming for something around the 3.15 mark. Well done!
So I'm back, alive and mighty thankful I didn't try to run the first half with AA!!
Bramley 20 - the coughing continues............................
Having met up with AA and reluctantly, but sensibly, not tried to go with her, I set off with BA and jogged the first couple of miles at 9.10mm [or at least that is what he said off his ordinary watch, my garmin died at the start]. Decided I felt OK so picked up the pace a bit and went through 10 miles in 1.27 [about 8.42mm if my mental arithmetic is correct] which means I must have done a few reasonable paced miles to compensate for the start.Not knowing what pace I was doing was liberating in an odd way and I just ran on feel. It started to get quite warm, so I stopped at about 15 miles to take my base layer off and got all tangled up with the gloves tucked into the top of my capris - so managed to waste about a minute, then found it really hard to get going again.
It was around here, or a bit earlier, than i started to feel the effects of the cold, slightly breathless and started coughing up a bit of gunk [the 2 Day Nurse I took before the start presumably got me that far]. I had to walk a couple of short sections uphill as my heart rate was getting rather high, but I managed to re-pass everyone who passed me while walking and got to the finish in 2.57.xx so although I slowed up quite a lot on the second lap I still managed under 9mm overall and my cold feels infinitely better - which is more than I can say for my legs
BA came in about 8 minutes behind me, muttering about getting slower every year, but otherwise OK. We had to stop at every service area on the way home to stop ourselves seizing up but overall a good day despite the inauspicious build-up. Onwards and upwards for the Gloucester 20 in 4 weeks.
Alright all. Great racing from AA & O4S. I managed 100% febulous this week - and had a long run in the sunshine in Buxton today that worked out just perfectly. 20 miles @ 8:36. Definitely starting to feel that things are finally coming together.
AA - geez that was quick. 3:15 sounds like a very doable goal.
Stamford 30km was a great event although very hilly. I biked round and found it hard enough! GF did 2:42 which she was pleased with.
AA - Great result from Bramley. A very good confidence boosting run.
O4S - Good racing, well done for even starting, most of us would have wimped out with the lurgy.
Ant/Chick - Good long runs.
Just had a chance to read back
Spoons: I think your plan sounds spot on, no pressure from anyone just doing what feels right
Becs and SS: sounding positive at last
Ant / Chick: good runs banked at the right time
Carrot: I love relays and have a couple of appearances for the club in May
Can't believe we are already half way through the Spring Motivation stuff - must mean we are getting close to the marathon
I have spent the evening discussing whether we should do a 40 mile or a 35 mile ultra 2 weeks before VLM.................................
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