Minni v Dubai Dave
FRC - Very nice paced 20 and you are looking in good form for 3:15 but you are right not to think it is a given. I have been well inside 2:30 at 20 on a few occassions but not gone sub 3:15 yet.
Oompa - Me and you sub 3:?? for VLM then. Hope you make a speedy recovery.
Minni - Good result from Sunday, link for donations www.virginmoneygiving.com/BarryBrierley
2old - welcome back and nice pacy long run.
SS - Nice tempo run.
60 mins on the x trainer for me this morning.
Oompa: You answered your own question, if Countdown has been on forever and I don't what it is then I must have been in Dubai forever! (14 years)
Carrot: Well done for beating the CNBA fairy
Spoons: You are well on the road back
AA: As long as the jet lag hasn't got you you are going to be fine.
FRC: Nice report
2Old: Should have stayed in Spain, great motivationj to get out for a LR on return
O4S: You paint such a comforting view of life in the UK... Not.
So out last night in one of Dubai's classier hotels with Mrs DD's cousin, home very late so this mornings Masters Swim session was a triumph of will over body, that was my first masters swim session in two years and TBH it wasn't as bad as I remember so I must have got better.
Will do hill repeats tonight with Comrade bound friends.
Barry - sorry to hear about the ongoing problem with your calf. Hopefully the other physio will work some magic and get you going again.
Oopma - fingers crossed you can recover fairly quickly. What is the recovery period?
O4S - kettlebells is a strength and conditioning class using a kettlebell as a weight. I started the class just over a year ago to address weakness in my core. I have since had a biomechanical assessment which highlighted glute and hip weakness. I was given exercises to address these.
Brolish - wow that is some session. Well done on hitting the paces.
Speed Sheep - great tempo run. Your training is showing great results.
FRC - that is a cracking 20m run. Extremely well paced and bodes very well for a sub 3:15 attempt and your GFA.
2old - another great run by you. Very good pacing.
Minni - fantastic half marathon in very tough conditions. Looks like you are well and truly back on course for your marathon target. Well done.
Track session for me last night. 4 x 1m with 2 mins recovery. I was aiming for 6:20 per mile and managed 6:27, 6:17, 6:19, and 6:19. The last one was hard work! 13m MLR planned for tonight at 8:40s pace.
FRC-.You can see where the hills were from your splits.Clearly there was no eye balls out stuff in there.You are right 3.15 isnt to be taken for granted and the key is to be sensible at the start, let others push the pace you want andmaintain an even as pace as possible. As 3.15 is your GFA target it could be suicide aiming to smash that target and missing the one that really matters. Saying that my first sub 3.15 came on the back of a 1.29 ,20 mile race and then I did 3.11. That was Boston which apart from some big hills around 17-18 miles is pretty fast net down hill. Once youve got a GFA you know youve got two years of VLM entries so can have a gamble the year after. Looking forward to the cake and coffee on Sunday. HM target? Not sure I will get under 88 mins with these months of long runs in my legs so sub 90mins ,and I will be happy.The weather forecast looks ok but not looking forward to a 9am start.
AA-washing -doesnt everyone have a Thai domestic like DD? No not me either. Good to see you got the confidence to do a Minni torture session today.It takes me a week to get over USA jet lag, still youll be up early for your HM.
Col-very good track session-the MLR will feel easy after that
DD-you seem to do a lot of high intensity training...do you ever fit recovery runs etc in?What is the equivalent for swims and the bike?Have you got domestic help arranged for your return to the uk
Weeble-very wise to sort your hip out first
Some intervals for me today but legs feel a bit hammered so will see how it goes.
SS-Building up some nice runs there.Im not sure doing 1-2 miles less makes a difference really. I think I remember Moz saying he wasnt convinced by MLRs anyway and that what mattered more were a quantity of quality 10 milers. I hope I undertood his point properly. Yes it was cold but I didnt really feel it apart from the tips of my thumbs even wearing gloves.
Minni - 9th lady! Very impressive indeed...
Brolish - empathise with you on the work front... Things are very busy at the moment so it's constantly getting in the way. Especially when you have suitable fuelled before the run, only to have a meeting put in your diary!
2old - great way of breaking down the marathon like that... Are you hoping for sub 3hrs?
FRC - CBA fairy? GFA? Great 20 miler
Barry - sorry to hear about the injury... Speedy recovery
Col - nice track session and great pace
AA - Great little session from you, surely that instills confidence?!
Was completely snowed in yesterday but managed to get out and do a 5 miler with the 3 middle miles at slightly quicker than MP. Am planning my first ever track session at lunchtime today. 4 x 2K at sub 7:00mm with 200m recoveries. No idea what to expect from the track... Presume people don't use the GPS element of their watches and just work on time?
AA: Yep it was Seth the Sadistic Swim Coach, he's still mean! The second set of 4 x 150M off 10 second recoveries all out effort were truely horrendous, BUT I did finish them. Be Positive you did the Minni session now go and slay the dragon.
2OLD: That was my first truely hard effort swimming for two years, I do speed sets on my own in the pool but never ever push as hard as when Seth is screaming and the ladies behind me are threatening to start tapping my toes. Bike wise I just do miles with hill repeats thrown in, the only speed work I do is on race day. Running I don't have time for real recovery runs as I only run three times a week, my LR is as close as I come if 20 miles can be called a recovery run
SS: The erudite unemployed.... thats me then Your doing some nice running there.
Blade: No need for GPS on a track, you know how far you've run by the marks.
Blade-sub3?-in my dreams! I cant even break sub 40 for 10k .
DD-dont know about erudite , how about loquacious ? Impressive recovery runs.
2Old: I don't think anyone who has met me would call me loquacious, I tend to be a man of very few spoken words
Col - Hopefully no more than a week/10 days. SS has very kindly sent me a link to a P&D training schedule for aqua-running, which i didn't think i'd be able to do as my gym pool is shallow (chest height), but apparently this is not an issue, so i've ordered an aqua belt this morning and preparing to feel like a child with a float again!
Barry - Quite right, hopefully i can keep my fitness levels and only have a 2-week taper and that should do it. Here's hoping?
Blade - Well done for getting out in the snow. It was horrendous!
CBA = Can't be ars*d!
GFA = Good for age
Taking 2old's advice and resting today... RICE, compression garments, chocolate, red wine, horse burgers etc...
SS-now thats something I dont know -he just gave the impression that they were not that important in his opinion- if I was improvising I would do what you suggest and on another occasion do some tempo mileage in it , on another some MP ,on another some intervals, on another some fartleck etc. Maybe if hes stalking us he might comment. As I am following P&D Im doing the MLRs so dont let me put you off them
Hi gang. I spun my car off the road this morning on the ice and ended up in a ditch. Amazingly I am absolutely fine although a bit shaken. I am currently thinking about missing my gym session tonight and going out on the lash instead as recovery....
SS - FWIW I have never done a MLR...just don't have time in the week to fit one in. I have very occasionally done 10 miles mid-week, at a steady pace. But generally my max apart from the LSR is 8. I can't say of course whether I would benefit from doing them, I'll never know!
X-post...spoons - scary stuff. Glad you're OK. Have that drink!
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