Minni v Dubai Dave
PS Chick re snow now and heatwave in late April. Ho ho - written in the stars, written in the stars
I wish I was as shite at running fast as you are Minni
Minni - its just not true!
Oompa - sounds great, be careful!
Bro - rubbish. Be careful and do all you can to get healed.
O4S/Simon - end of July. Current idea is a N to S coast to coast of France, via massif central then AdH for the tri, swinging by Ventoux on the way to the coast. A few days adrift of le tour so should get some good road graffiti
Still ill. Day 7 of no training. Feeling a bit better, but still only good for walking right now.
Bro - I really feel for you. At least you are still OK to swim and spin, and by tomorrow you'll know that you can run tomorrow! Hang in there, I really hope a lower mileage week is all you need.
Great mile reps Ant, have a bit of faith in yourself for the YKW on Saturday. Relax, imagine there's not pressure, warm up well and just go for it.
Minni if all of our training sessions went to plan we surely wouldn't appreciate them half as much?
I've had a bit of a niggle in my left heel / just under my ankle bone on and off for a few months now that's never really hurt, it's just let me know it's there every now and then. It was a bit sore on Saturday on my easy run, then again on Sunday when I did my long run. After the run it was really hurting I didn't run yesterday, have tried one mile on the treadmill tonight and I can still feel it. I've got a 10 mile race on Sunday!! Meanwhile Parsnip has been sat with frozen salmon on his calf tonight and has been advised not to run until Friday. It was all going so well
On a brighter note, we're off to see Biffy Clyro tomorrow night
Carrot - Hope the heel thing sorts itself before Sunday.
Blade - Always amazes me how dedicated runners are! We still run when we could/should be enjoying our breaks/holidays. Well done.
Minni - Everyone has a right to throw the toys every once in a while... Bet your next run's a belter.
5.2 miles with the club tonight @ 9.03. Felt ridiculously easy, but kept it slow as calf felt a little tight on the second loop. Very pleased.
Minni - you're awesome!
30 mins in the gym followed by coaching Tonight. I sort of did the session with the slowest runner. I did 3 reps at 8:30 pace. Fastest I've ran in ages!
Blimey Carrot not another with a niggle. Do you know what is it? I'd recommend a frozen flat fish for the heel and Parsnip is doing right with the Salmon.
Bro - wishing you a speedy shin recovery. Buggers they are. I bet you've caught that from Spoons.
Right, right, right... sorry for posting that earlier. I was just so pissed off with myself. I always find these long fast reps so hard and the weather tonight didn't help. It was grimmer than its ever been, grimmer than the grimmest day ever recorded - are you getting the picture? Its rained frozen rain, sleet and snow for the last two days, continuous. Its so cold its colder than the middle of winter and its windy. The roads are flooded. Its dark and before it was dark it was a depressing grey.
4m warm up including 1m @ MP: 7:59 average. I'm wet and cold. 3 x 1.5m with 1m @ tempo and 0.5 @ 10kp. First one: 6:48/6:45. Not bad but the second bit should have been a bit faster. Points during this section I could hardly see for the ice that was falling like needles. The 2 minute recovery was to prove disastrous because I got so cold. Set off on the second: 6:48/6:35. Better? Not really because I had to take a breather between the sections. Not long, 10 or 20 seconds but a breather all the same. Couldn't feel hands by this point and could have cried. Almost went home but decided to push on. Third one: 6:48 but then I couldn't face trying to speed up and turned for home instead. So I feel like it was just too much effort and disappointed I chickened out of the last half mile.
I feel shit because I just don't think I'm ever going to get faster over the shorter distance if I can't even nail these. I could blame the weather but to be honest it was more about me (I feel).
Anyway, looking forward to the 12m @ MP on Friday. That's more my cup of tea!
Sounds horrible Minni
Carrot - hope it's nothing too serious. Have you tried frozen halibut?
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