Base Training

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09/05/2006 at 22:24
09/05/2006 at 23:00
Just back from a distinctly non-base training session at Airdrie Harriers...6x480m (perimiter of running track at around 5.45 min/mile pace with 1min10secs recovery...errr, hard...trying to improve 10k times by injecting a little speed

back to basics tomorrow though..
09/05/2006 at 23:05
I think my programme is a new one
aint base really

dotn do the hour a day
race stupidly
its a daily running bloody minded silly prog
we will see
09/05/2006 at 23:21
Hi r u? Impressive mileage you are doing just now. How do you feel?

The vast majority of my training will remain base until I start P&D late June..
09/05/2006 at 23:23
dont make me laff

Im ok

Im a bit tired
mouth full of ulcers
but it will go
10/05/2006 at 14:09
WS - thanks for that, good to know that the hard base work this year has really paid off in the increased fitness. So if it is harder to hit the max after all the base work will speed work make it any easier - or should I not worry about it? You say that it is hard for you to get close to it at the moment, do you ever get close to it these days?

PH - sorry to hear about the ulcers, horrible little things aren't they. Hope they clear up soon. Do you have any more ultras planned soon? I saw an ad recently for the John Lucas Memorial Run, do you know anything about it? Sounds like your type of event.
10/05/2006 at 14:35
Yes, i know about the John lucas event
but im going to do a marathon instead that weekend
the cut off is stupid(10 hrs)

next ultra is dartmoor discovery(32)
10/05/2006 at 19:51
Speedwork will make it easier to hit max, but that's not really the point, if your target is racing 5k upwards, as you won't be running those near max.

My last 10k was interesting, apart from it being a big PB, in that my legs and heart were hardly troubled but I couldn't get enough air in my lungs to satisfy my voracious aerobic appetite. I was running at 90%of max HR. Speedwork will help open up some of the deeper parts of my lungs and increase my top end speed, but my HR still won't be anywhere near max.

I could probably hit max over short sharp intervals where oxygen supply isn't the critical factor, but I know it will feel way harder than it used to.

It's an odd thing - I can run so much faster than I used to be able to do, but it requires so much more effort, due to the work needed to overload what is now a much more robust aerobic system!
10/05/2006 at 19:59

i am simply shattered
but i know why
10/05/2006 at 20:28
so do I!
10/05/2006 at 20:30
I could cry with exhaustion
how did i do this and work

Mind you, first time of 3 in 3 weeks
and its day-er--------40
10/05/2006 at 20:31
an early night maybe?

You could get up early for a double!
10/05/2006 at 21:21
Hippo - start taking an afternoon nap
10/05/2006 at 22:16
DF - 5.45 m/m - that flippin' fast - no wonder you say it was hard!

Hippo - how about a morning, afternoon, teatime and nighttime nap too.

Did yoga tonight - enjoyed it once again.

Blood tests - all clear (one more set of results to come in but I'm not worried about that one)
10/05/2006 at 22:36
shdes, ety al
I am not old
i shouldnt |NEED this much sleep
hell-functioned on 2-4 houres every 4 days for years
snot as tho i am doing 70 mpw
10/05/2006 at 22:44
SJ..yes, but it was very short...

Hipps...I am only just getting back above 40mpw...around 55 last week but this week will be a good bit lower as a result of a 10k on Sunday (no long run) and a bit of an injury (knee)..still think your mileage and consecutive days running are impressive...

DR and max is (I think) recent 10k was run at an average of 171 with a max of 17...which strangely enough was on mile 2....thinking back to the Hadd article, this is an HR which I never run at during training (with the exception of last night's intervals, which are very new to me). My max HR during normal base training is 155
10/05/2006 at 22:44
oops...should read "with a max of 178"...
11/05/2006 at 08:12
SJ - great news about the blood tests
11/05/2006 at 09:55
Hippo - I used to sleep 5 hours a night until I started marathon running. I now need 7 hours, it's all part of the training.
11/05/2006 at 10:22

I find it hard to believe i can do a marathon
that was possibly the worst 10 miles i have ever done
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