RW Forum Six – Sub 4 Running Rachel with Cheerful Dave

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29/01/2013 at 22:45
Good work James and Ricky. It's pretty windy out there. I thought it best to have a couple of ales given conditions (it is a rest day after all)...,!
29/01/2013 at 23:24

Was very windy out there tonight. At one point when running straight into a very strong headwind it felt as if I was not moving forward. Tempo run done for thsi week. Not sure which I hate more. Slushy underfoot conditions or strong blustery wind with rain driving into my face

30/01/2013 at 00:18

Just call it hydration Will

Carl what you hate more than snow, ice, wind & rain is not getting out at all & missing a run!

30/01/2013 at 00:23

Ricky - you are spot on.

30/01/2013 at 05:40
I wonder if we will moan about the weather when it warms up a bit, we certainly will when it gets too hot ! At least we have all got out and done it, we'll done. Nice hydration session Will , I might have to introduce one of those
30/01/2013 at 16:52

Don't tell Carter, but it's another rest day for me today...as it's my birthday....an excuse to eat cake, and a reason to run tomorrow!

30/01/2013 at 17:33
Happy 57th Rachel
Have a slice of cake and a glass of wine for me !
30/01/2013 at 17:38

Ha ha Carter!!! 57 is a fair way off thank you!! Mind you, at least then I'll be in a slower age category!!

Cheerful Dave    pirate
30/01/2013 at 20:47
Happy birthday Rachel, enjoy yourself.

A very windy set of intervals for me today. It seemed like every one was into a gale. It should even out if I do the same routes, but it never seems to!
30/01/2013 at 21:47

Happy Birthday Rachel - another year nearer the pension!

Hill session for me tonight - dry & little wind which made a change.

Was feeling rotten all day and my cold has become a little chesty - was close to binning tonights session. Went out anyway and did it at a slightly lower intensity... actually felt much better when I got back in so glad I pushed on with it.
7 miler tomorrow night.

30/01/2013 at 22:53
Dave, tell me about it, I was nearly running backwards due to the gales on my lunchtime intervals!
30/01/2013 at 23:14

Happy birthday Rachel.

Well done everyone for getting out. I got home from work at 9pm tonight and after saying goodnight to the wee ones went out for an 8.5MLR. I must be mad.

Cheerful Dave    pirate
31/01/2013 at 08:51

Just what I was thinking, Carl

If it was me I'd go to bed and get up early to fit that it, but I think we've already established you're a night owl.  If that nighttime ironman wasn't for you, how about the Midnight Sun marathon in Norway?

31/01/2013 at 19:19
Night owl also here - during the week early runs fill me with dread ... Wkend LSR I have no problem setting the alarm for though.

As bannantyne Wud say - I'm ooot. Well for a few days at least.

Now coughin phlegm and been advised to rest. V frustratin to go off schedule in only 5th week grrrrrr.

Gonna rest until sun and do LSR if things have cleared up. Maybe that's the wrong approach - thoughts?
31/01/2013 at 20:52
Ricky no point un-doing your good work best to rest, had same issues last year tried to ignore but it put me back a good few weeks, don't overdo the weekend run its tempting to chase the miles but you need to make sure you feel strong
Six miles at 8.46 with a mile warm up and cool down on top making a good 8 mile run in the wind tonight
Cheerful Dave    pirate
31/01/2013 at 21:18

Good advice from Dd there Ricky.  Obviously rest now, and don't try anything too long on Sunday if there's any sign of it left.  Emphasis on the S of LSR, and don't go out if you're going to spend three hours cold and wet.  You can set yourself back if you try too much too soon after illness.

31/01/2013 at 23:47

This is meant to be a picture of a night owl but I cannot work out how to copy the image into this text box.

Edited: 31/01/2013 at 23:56
01/02/2013 at 22:11

15 miles today, Folkesworth 15 next week, then Bramley 20 week after, if I don't go sub 4 this time I'll cry...

02/02/2013 at 09:26
Nice one Simon.

Did a tempo before work yday, 5 miles at 7'58 pace and 2 easy miles. I like doing my lsr early doors but the tempo before work really hurts!

20 miler tomorrow, first one ever, wish me luck!
Cheerful Dave    pirate
02/02/2013 at 10:18
Did my long run yesterday, 20 miles, dry, no wind, what's not to like?

You might need a recovery week after Bramley Simon! You'll have a good idea of the shape you're in, that's for sure.

Oh, ,and good luck Will!
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