Minni v Dubai Dave
Just quickly popping in as have deliberately stayed away this week because I'm totally fed up with being ill. I seem to be getting worse rather than better, am now 22 days since the cough began and I've lost count of the number of people in the office who have told me I have a chest infection and look like death. Docs tomorrow, so hoping for some max strength ATBs.
Seems identical to what you've got O4S as I can manage a run, but then just when it seems like it's getting better it comes back with a vengeance. So Ant, I really hope yours doesn't progress into the same thing, especially as your mara is just that little bit closer.
SS - thanks for your words of wisdom at the tail-end of last week, made me feel much better reading them. We are in exactly the same place!
Well done to O4S & AA for your weekend exploits, and glad to see you manage a pain free run Barry. Everyone else seems either broadly on track with some very good runs taking place or deferring through darned injuries.
Is anyone racing this weekend?
Sorry to hear your still ill Ant, O4S and Redwood. Hope your all feeling better soon. Try not to get back in to training to quickly so you all make a full recovery and dont have any more set backs. Its been an awful few months with some nasty bugs circulating at the moment.
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Spoons: a 4k swim . That would take me all day ...Recovery day for me - plan says to do a double: 6 am, 4 pm but I couldn't be arsed to get up this morning so I just did 5 in my lunch break and will do another 5 tonight. Tempo run tomorrow
Think a 4 K swim would take me all week...thats if I dont drown first!
I dont think anyone should have to get up at 6am in winter..its far to cold. Im doing a race on saturday and have just been told that I need to be at my friends house by 6:30....I feel tired just thinking about it!
Poor redders . Hope the doc sorts you. I have a race on Sunday but since I missed one long run with MP I won't be racing the 10k. Instead I'm going to do the 20k option and run those at MP with a few miles either end.
Sounds like a good plan chick.
Hi Redders - sounds nasty and I can't believe it's lasted this long. Hope the doc can give you top strength drugs . I'm racing Sunday - 20 miler, aiming for progressive pace.
Well I zipped up the man suit and did my easy 6 outside...the wind wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and it ended up being quite a nice bimble down the embankment
Sarah - my alarm is set for 05.20 for work ....but I never run that early!
Freemers - is that the Bury 20?
I'm off to a coaches meeting in the pub
That is one big swim Spoons. Has it come back quickly? I know a while ago you said you thought you'd struggle since you'd missed a bit.
Kiwi - to be fair at least London offer you the chance to defer. In loads of other races you just lose the place.
Ant, Redders - sorry you hear you're both still chesty. Perhaps Sarah can pop something in the post for you both and you too O4S.
10 miles on a recovery day Chick? Hardcore or what?!
Freemers - what's the progressive plan for Sunday?
Gazelle - is it your 10k this weekend?
AA - I'm not sure if you've caught the thread cough or if your lungs are just protesting at all these fast miles.
So today was an 11 mile run: 4 miles w/u then 6.5 miles running 5 minutes @ MP/ 5 minutes HMP, followed by a cool down. The 'quality' bit came out at : 7:20, 6:49, 7:21, 6:48, 7:24, 6:49, 7:70, 6:50, 7:19. The MP bits felt comfortable but then again they would after the HMP bits that felt a bit but doable. Not not doable for 13.1 miles.
Lovely painful sports massage this afternoon, which was just what I needed.
Is 7:70 and same as 8:10? Speedy work Minni. 6:50 HM pace is on!
and yes, the swimming came back much quicker than running does. Don't know why....
oops 7:20! I don't think 6:50 HM is on. I just don't think I could hold on for that distance.
Red - That's a long time to be lurgied up, hope the doctor sorts you out.
AA - Nice quick miles.
Minni - Don't forget the magic of putting the race number on.
Chick - Was it an easy decision to switch to the 20k, methinks you don't like 10k's
Another x training session for me this morning, 10 mins WU then 20 mins hard 10 Mins WD, even though the gym was cold I managed to create a nice pool of sweat. Kept longingly looking at the treadmills, but determined to make sure the calf is 100% before running again.
Great race DD - shame about the M50 cheat though
SS - brilliant 800s and I love the athlete comment! I had a similar thing a few weeks back when I was doing intervals....just finished the last one and a guy on an exercise bike said something like 'I feel ill just watching that'...I think he was talking about my speed and not the way I looked
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Freemers - is that the Bury 20?
Yes - called the Tarpley 20 these days but that's the one.
Minni - plan at the moment is 5 miles 8.20 / 5 miles 8.00 / 5 miles 7.40 / 5 mles 7.20. But it's forecast to be very windy so I may need to back off a bit depending on which direction it's coming from. The main thing will be to get progressive effort even if the pacing is not quite what I want...just getting my excuses in! That's great pacing for your session...I haven't done that one in a few weeks so might do that as one of my quality sessions next week...I think I will be a bit slower though
Sarah - you could manage those paces no bother.
Barry - well done for resisting the TM. Keep up the x training.
DD - maybe the 22 min guy is on the F*rn@n schedule! Well run - will you get to finish the series before you come back?
SS - you should have said, 'Yes, I AM'!!
First marathon dream for me last night, not VLM but the Castles marathon in October! I dreamt that the pre marathon party (aka pasta party) was at the castle but when I arrived it turned out to be a Victorian banquet - I actually think I did go back in time. Everyone in traditional dress, copious amounts of food, jugs of ale and everyone very pissed. Folks were grabbing food with their hands and ramming it into their mouths. I was totally freaked out and kept asking if anyone was doing the the marathon the next day and they all looked at me as if I were from another planet. I was desperately looking for Freemers to confirm I wasn't going mad but there was no sign of her. Game pie was being thrust into my face and I was spiralling into blind panic when I finally woke up! I think I've been reading too much about carbo loading!!
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