Carterusm with Spoons
Dobster - Um, er............ what Carl said(?) they can be mind blowingly confusing sometimes can't they?
Okay here is some clarification. Deep breath
My parents are Northern Irish and very much consider and feel myself Irish, I was born in Germany have a British birth certificate as well as a British Consulate birth certificate and an Irish Passport. I moved to Colchester, Essex aged two, not alone my parents came with me and left for the bright lights of London at 18, days after my birthday and moved back here about a year ago when old ma Oirish had a stroke.
My initials are G.G. the only popstar I can think of sharing those initials is Gary Glitter - I don't feel as warm to him as Ricky does Robbie.
Dobster wrote (see)
Hi all, I hope the training is all going well! My training plan is confusing me. I am on week 7 of the RW ultimate sub 3.45 schedule. Tomorrow its telling me to do 6 of 1m jog and strides, 10 x 400mins with 200m recoveries (1min 30) then 1m jog. Think some of it is a typo. Anyone know what it all means and what r jogs and strides? R they done at the same time?? Very confused!
I suspect they mean:
6 miles in total consisting of:
1 mile warm up jog with some strides.
10 x 400 metre efforts with 200 metres slow jog between as a recovery
Then a 1 mile cool down jog.
What are strides?:
Hi all - just to clarify my geographical nomad status. I was born in Liverpool, raised in Yorkshire, went to uni down south, then lived in London after uni. Then spent several years living overseas, before heading back to UK. After another stint up north and a few years just outside of London, I moved down to the New Forest last year.
Pretty lucky living by the coast too. Managed a run along the sea wall overlooking the Isle of Wight today, and didn't feel too bad. Wanted to do 6-7 miles and run it like a progressive run, but got a bit carried away in mile 3.
So it looked like this - 9.23, 9.13, 8.33, 8.53, 8.45, 8.39, cool down 9.11
woohoo - and the foot wasn't too bad either!!
Wow! I hadn't looked in here for a while and there were PAGES to catch up on!!
Carl, I hadn't realised you'd been ill, are you over it now?
Carter- you are certainly getting some serious miles in!
Keep up the good work one and all!!!
Oirish - Gary Glitter eh !!
Hannah/Ricky - good running from both of you with some excellent pace too.
Rachel - thanks, I'm ticking along quite nicely at the moment. Hope youre feeling well.
Carl - I hope you've managed to get out tonight.
As agreed with Spoons, I'm cutting out the speedy stuff this week to focus on getting plenty of long, steady miles in. I still went to the track tonight to do a few miles at marathon pace.
Mile 1 - w/u @ 9:29
Mile 2 - 8:46
Mile 3 - 8:45
Mile 4 - 8:46
Mile 5 - 8:45
Mile 6 - 8:46
C/D of 0.7 @ 9:45.
The marathon paced miles were all run without my watch beeping to tell me I was going to fast or slow, so please with that. It was really cold up here tonight and the old legs felt it. Off for a soak in the bath shortly followed by some rollering. Tomorrow morning will be 10 easy miles into the office.
Impressively even pacing there Carter!
Nice running Carter, Ricky, Hannah
hope you're OK Carl?
I am alive so thats good.
Whoever coined the phrase about getting back in the saddle straight away after you have fallen off needs their head examined. Picking a tempo run as my comeback run was the equivalent of this and it was much tougher than I was anticipating.
First of all my manflu has been below the neck so I put on an extra layer tonight, and also wore a neck cowl (Carter I know I am a southern softie).
I had programmed my garmin thinking that this was the nbest way to keep me going if my head decided that it was getting a little tough. But I got some of the settings wrong so the bloody thing kept beeping at me and the screens kept scrolling. Extremely disconcerting when you are trying to concentrate.
So I do not have my mile splits as the watch only recorded my lap splits which were wu, tempo run and cd.
Warm up of 1.75 miles at 8:44 min/mile. Maybe a little too fast but it was nice to be out.
I had set myself 6 miles for the tempo run (which roughly equated to 2 laps of Regents Park) and decided that as I had not been running that I should take these a little slower than I have been doing. Sounds sensible.
It was quite cold so I knew that breathing would become an issue.
So I set off at 7:30 mm pace hoping that I could sustain this. From looking at my watch every so often I was running at that pace for most of the first 3 miles. Then I got a stitch. I rarelt get stitches and decided that i would try and run through it. Mile 4 was really tough but it settled a little but I had dropped my pace and was more like 7:40 miling. The sixth mile was tough as my breathing was all over the place and the tank was empty.
But I did complete the 6 miles at average pace of 7:44 min/mile. Overall not bad but an inconsistent pace.
I then did 2 more miles cd at 8:58 min/mle.
Overall 9.75 miles at 8:10 min/mile.
I have been pretty shattered since then which is again not normal after these types of runs but I guess this was a tougher than normal re-entry point.
Hopefully by the morning it will all have settled down. Am hoping that the residue of the manflu doesn't have an adverse reaction.
Considering that I have not run for a week that run tonight is probably a decent effort but there is no doubt that this week out has taken a serious dent out of my fitness levels and that my pace is going to suffer for a little while.
So tonight I am not feeling that confident about a decent time in the HM on Sunday.
Runningrachel wrote (see)
Carl, I hadn't realised you'd been ill, are you over it now?
Rachel - a serious dose of manflu both above and below the neck. So my run tonight was the first in a week. I am probably not 100% over it but with a HM on Sunday I had to give it a go tonight and hopefully will have no adverse effect in the morning.
Good to see you back out and running.
Hannah, Ricky, Carter - great running today.
Dobster - did you run that confusing training run today. I think Spoons intrepretation was correct. As he is a veteran of marathon running I would always go with his opinion first and ignore the rest of us.
Assuming my body does not fall apart overnight and that the manflu is no worse tomorrow than it was today I am planning 8 miles with 3 @ MP. I am going to try and get out before dark as I am getting tired of all these dark nights.
Carl - it won't be because you have lost fitness. It's because you're ill!!
Well it seems from what I have read that it has been a good start to the week all around with some great runs.
Yesterday I did my hill run again that I did last week and chipped four minutes off of my overall time which considering it included a first and last mile around the 10 minute mark this time represents some digging deep on the hill sections. 7.5 miles of fairly pleasing work as I am getting the pacing right for the warm up and down now.
My calves were quite tight this morning so I jumped on the bike and knocked out 5 miles at a leisurely pace to get warmed up and then did a speed session.
Here are the splits
Mile 1 8:16
Mile 2 8:00
Mile 3 7:40
Mile 4 8:02
Mile 5 7:42
Mile 6 7:46 = 48:36
and another 2 on the bike as a cool down. I was in pretty good shape at mile 6 and it is along a trail which I really enjoy bounding along so just kept my pace up. I turn into a child at the sight of mud and puddles. I have a pilates session later so I figure that and a roller should see off any aches or stiiffness.
Carter - I was going to say Gary Gilmour but I was getting him confused with Dave Gilmour and the song "Gary Gilmour eyes". Gary gilmour was an executed double murderer so Gary Glitter represents an improvement! My initials are actually G.G.G so the chances of there being a celebrity with the same are slight.
Your splits were really impressive that is robot like pacing. I am slowly getting the hang of it.
Hannah - Good news on the foot, whereabouts are you in the New Forest? I have a branch of my family in and around Ferndown and Christchurch hence I'm running Bournemouth. It is a lovely area, I spent many a childhood summer shuttling between there and Antrim.
Rachel - Hi sorry I'm shy around beautiful women.
Carl - Good to be back at it? I'm with Spoons, don't mistake health for fitness. Mo Farah with the flu is still a fit man but not healthy and would be a snot monster just like the rest of us. Even if he is only good for a half marathon these days.
Ricky - That is some fast splits there, I am assuming you are aiming for the lower end of the times for this thread?
Oirish - who would have thought you would ever see the words "Gary Glitter represents an improvement" ! Good running on the hills though. Which website do your log you data, can you send a link to todays session so we can have a look ?
Carl - remember what you said to me a few days ago about not beating yourself up...If your half at the weekend turns into a training run rather than you racing it I guess thats just how it will have to be unfortunately. An occupational hazard if you will. The main thing is that you are back on the roads and you have a nice knew shiny Garmin to play with
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