Minni v Dubai Dave
Freemers - no, I'm not doing Cranleigh, I've left my best spring race on the roads round there too often in the past. Unlike brolish I end up racing them! You're welcome to stay the night before though. Maybe you entered the ultra with the intention of only running half of it?
Freemers: simple explanation for the dream - the 50 mile ultra was timed to be at least partly overnight and you got lost in the dark, happens to all of us at some point (and to some more often than others)
Minni wrote (see)
What a beautiful day. Makes you almost forget all those long hard miles in the snow and ice. 1.5 mile intervals bagged along with a run along the river with the dog as a warm up. Enjoy the sun folks.
What a beautiful day. Makes you almost forget all those long hard miles in the snow and ice. 1.5 mile intervals bagged along with a run along the river with the dog as a warm up.
Enjoy the sun folks.
Chick- no idea about my peak milage (all down to the boss) but I doubt it will be much higher than this. I have 3 races in March so won't be able to ramp it up too much with all the tapering/ recovering. Hope the weather starts improving for you, you must be sick and tired of it by now! Well done for getting 3m in, I always feel better after recovery runs.
Arrgh - darn cold / chesty cough has struck. Cycle commute was tough yesterday and might have to miss today's run. First cold of the winter though so can't complain.
Still sunny here.
SS - Oh god, the exam dream....I still get that sometimes! Great running today and I hope you enjoyed the cheesecake
Freemers - re 20m progressive runs a great idea.
I did something similar at Bramley 20 last w/e: 7m @ 8:20; 7m @ 8:00 and last 6m @ 7:20.
It had a true "tide going out, tide coming in" feeling to it and passing scores of people on the last stint is great for a confidence boost.
This was on tired legs after a full-on Wokingham HM the previous week
Dubai Dave wrote (see)
Spoons: with the training your doing it has to be a Tri for the comeback, 53 mins for 2.5K is impressive
I have a few ideas......
I agree re: Mo. I think it's a real shame. It would be far better for him to do the GNR and the GSR which are also televised and do them properly.
Tempo run done for the week - 4 miles @ 7.00 - 7.10 pace. The bloke on the treadmill next to me was doing the shortest intervals I've ever seen - basically he'd put the speed up to about 10-11 mph and blast it for 10 seconds, then jog for a couple of minutes and repeat lots and lots. Not sure what he would be training for doing that!
Nice running Minni
Mike - thanks, that's convinced me. I think I'll go with the 5 mile blocks....just need to be disciplined with the pacing!
SS: The cycle track is on the way to Bab Al Shams provided you are going on Al Qudra road and its goes right past the gate of Bab Al Shams ( thats where we drink coffee on the Saturday ride). You can't miss the start of the track there is a huge archway with green bikes hanging off it. Lime Tree cafe moments are ace!
Bro - awesome mileage and well done getting a quality mlr in before work!
Barry - hope you get your calf sorted soon!
S.S and Freemers - nice 4 mile runs from you guys.
Minni - another nice morning run.
Ant - hope you feel better soon.
That is strange re Mo, really don't get why he would bother...
Lovely and sunny here, gentle 3 miles done at midday, had to stop half way to strech my achilles - seems to be an ongoing problem at the moment. I know that doing spin is causing the tightness but obviously don't want to stop spinning as has helped the quads so much! Been streching calves lots, doing stair/calf dips and rollering - anyone got any other tips for tight achilles?
Kiwi, roll foot with tennis ball first thing in morning for achilles. calf stretches through the day, find some stairs at your work or home, plus see below.becsa, good to see the injury is clearing. If any use, we do lots of single leg work in circuits, there is a yoga type pose that is particularly good, "Stick" I think. As progression, you can add hand weights, even a wobble board.. then becomes a Romanian Dead Lift. Perfect for strengthening, stretching calfs, hamstrings and quads, even hip flexors, plus works balance & core too. Stick-RDLSpeed Sheep forgot to congratulate you about the new job. And a great pace on the tempo run too. Nice one. The cake sounded good too AA Stonking pace on the 20 miler. the temptation to race too much? How did it feel - gasping at limits or loads to spare?Congrats to other 20s also, Oompa great pace on yours.Freemers, like the idea of the progressive 20 mile paces. Shaggy (should always be mentioned) had me do similar last year, first 5-6 miles at MP, middle hilly at 9 ish, last 5-6 at MP.Whats the Worst thing that can happen - apart from ending in a cupboard Gazelle, need to get yourself entered in some more races, 10ks & half maybe? ultra even, need targets to focus on. Whats currently booked?Legs seem recovered, did circuit on Saturday, then harder MRT one on Sunday, with a comfy 6 miles @ 8-9 min miles before it. Doing agility drill section, hurdles, then sprints between cones at one point, no soreness in calf as changed direction unlike 2-3 days before.Oh, some of knee, ITB aches and pains before ultra, possibly caused by changing shoes Saucony Ride 3 to 5. Found site with Ride 3 for £25 - so bought 2 pairs, feel like your favourite comfy slippers. Drop on the Ride 5s feels odd.Off for careful club speed session tonight, no lift back so 4m c/d.
Freemers - It's good to have dreams. The way the ladies are going on this thread there will be a few of you on the champs start.
Chick - Well done for getting out, those runs are the ones that make all the difference.
Brol/SS/Minni/Freemers - Good running. Nice Tempo Tuesday for some of you.
Ref Mo Farrah, just shy of £20,000 per mile not a bad pay rate. But it is a bit ridiculous stopping at halfway. If he wanted to give it a go why not "bimble" round the full distance in about 2:30, he would gain a lot more respect.
Tried out the eliptical cross trainer for 30 mins this morning and calf OK with it, so x training planned for the rest of the week.
I feel terrible....I went to submit last weeks runs on janstastic this morning and it had already closed. I didnt get chance to do it last night when I returned from Barcelona and thought that I would still be able to do it today....I feel like ive let the side down....and I had done my target miles and number of runs too which is even more frustrating....im so sorry
I knew I should have done it before I went...but I just didnt want to tempt fate!
Triple for me today, so thats this week sorted for Febulous - just the long one to do. Did a 4 mile recovery run into work, then a 4 mile run to recover from the recovery run back from work and finally 3 miles with BA to make sure he went out [I ran the reverse of his route til I met him and then home together]. Sports Massage booked for tomorrow but working or at meetings every other evening this week. Will either cycle or run to work the rest of the week - so this is definitely my cut-back week!!
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