sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

all welcome

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28/01/2004 at 19:38
Having tried walking around in the ice and snow this evening, I've decided that abject cowardice is the better part of valour and decided to stay in. It would be far to embarrassing to explain to the physio why I fell over.

If anybody does go out, please be careful. It looks like the bench is almost empty and it would be great to keep it that way.

Hopefully it'll thaw out soon and we can all get out and about again

29/01/2004 at 08:56

It was rather bad, wasn't it, JTS! I walked to and from the gym yesterday evening, and for the first time ever I felt safer in the underpass beneath Spaghetti Junction than I did on the pavements.

Almost ache-free today despite increasing all my weights last night, but miffed that they closed the gym an hour early so I didn't get my swim.

Speedwork today. As in, I will try to do at least one measured sub-10-minute mile as part of a set of long intervals on the tready >:-(
29/01/2004 at 09:05
Morning all, well I now understand the highs & lows of being a runner, Tuesday struggled to do 3 miles out of planned 7, got very annoyed with myself for giving up and started to question whether I could do this at all. Wednesday decide to do a ten minute jog before my weight session legs feel ok so push it out to 3 miles followed by the session, this morning no reaction legs feel good so will try 5/6 miles steady tonight and the world looks good again.

May I also take this opportunity to say how impressed I am on the development of this thread to new cultural levels with poets and songwriters whatever next.

Go for it V-rap you can do it.

29/01/2004 at 09:40
Just checked my training schedule and in exactly 80 days from now we'll be crossing the start line in Blackheath ... and in less than 80 days and 4 hours the champagne will be open!

Just 1920 hours or 115,200 minutes left to get the training runs in!
29/01/2004 at 09:42
I don't mean to panic anyone, but now I think about it there's a GMT-BST time change - which means there's actually ONLY 1919 hours left for training!
29/01/2004 at 09:42
Er, thanks for that, Benicetome.

When do you suggest it would be appropriate to start panicking?
29/01/2004 at 09:47
If I find myself sitting in a cold bath then I'll panic...
29/01/2004 at 09:48
Errr benicetome you must think about gtting out more
29/01/2004 at 09:57
CA - my (weak) excuse is that it's all this snow - it makes me want to go build snowmen and it really makes me want to go book a ski holiday...
29/01/2004 at 10:03
it makes me want to go somewhere hot, Thailand is 34 degrees today.
29/01/2004 at 10:12
Anyone mind if I just take a short rest on the injury bench? Started Yassos on the tready yesterday and got unexpected pain in the outside of my knee. I got off immediately and am going to give it another go tonight - hopefully just one of those things!
29/01/2004 at 10:17
Higs, by all means join the bench, it does seem to be the week for it, remember do not push it if it still hurts, after all we still got 80 days and something under 4 hours to go until it's all over.

29/01/2004 at 10:22
CA, watford may be a nice icy run this weekend. Perfect for injuries!
this may seem like a stupid question, but...
Higs, how do you do yassos on the tread? set your pace and try and keep up? i tried this and felt like it was cheating cuz my thoughts were that yassos were meant to tell you where you were at in your training.
setting a treadmill to pace you seems to defy this...
of course this is better than nothing (my thoughts when i did it) and certainly gave me a reality check as to what pace i could NOT keep up to!
thoughts, people?
29/01/2004 at 11:44

i cannot agree about not moving the legs.
The whole point is to chill them so as to
increase the blood flow, so as to promote

Real runners do 30 Min, ice cold and
wiggling the legs.

29/01/2004 at 12:03
Think I might take an extra rest/injury day off as it's a bit slippery out there today and after losing a week, what's another day off.

I don't see a problem with Yasso's on the treadie - set your time and go for it, but be aware it'll be a bit easier than outside.

Take it easy Higs.

Best of luck for Watford guys - looks like wetter and milder weather coming by Sunday.

29/01/2004 at 13:55

Sorry, I was actually joking about not moving in the bath. Is this humanly possible? How can you wash your tootsies and behind your ears :)
29/01/2004 at 14:30
Jean Plod

I do them on the tready with the incline set to 1% (supposedly equivalent to road running). I start my warm up on a bike then do 0.3 warm up, 0.5 fast, 0.3 recovery, 0.5 fast.... This works for me because I forget which rep I'm on (can't count to 10!) but I do know my 0.8 time table so I can always calculate current rep. Like you I do have a faint suspicion of cheating on a tready so I actually set the pace a little faster than I should, just to make sure I can't possibly be cheating in anyway. I actually did last week's set on the road and found myself able to set a pace the same as or faster than target (and tready) for each rep. This sort of validated, for me, the tready ones (and filled me with an almost unbearable delight!)

29/01/2004 at 14:43
Higs - It all looks too technical for a simpleton like me. Owt that involves counting and I've lost it.
29/01/2004 at 15:13
Afternoon all, just finished 7.25 miles on the treadie in 1 hour so things seem to be back to normal after Tuesdays blip, I will may now do 3 miles tomorrow with a rest day Saturday before Watford.

Jean Plod, I did yassos last week on treadie I set my target at 800m in 3.45 did this comfortably for the first 8 so increased the last two doing 3.37 & 3.29 did feel like I was cheating a little, will do yassos again next week but set first 8 at 3.40.

If I knew what all you sub 4ers look like I would say hello on Sunday, I look forward to comparing views on Monday.

29/01/2004 at 18:25
Thanks for the seat on the injury bench and all that but it looks like I'm OK.

Just done a tready run of warm up, 3M at 8min/miles, recovery, mile in 8 mins, recovery, half mile in 3:45, rec, half in 3:45, cool down - sort of like Yassos but I didn't have the time for all the recoveries if I did it in 800s. Not a trace of yesterday's spurious knee problem. All other joints and muscles in fine fettle.

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