Fri 4-7-03

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04/07/2003 at 01:21
Another late night. Kids sports day tomorrow, I hope it's a bean bag on the head race for the dads and not a sprint.

What - bean-bag-on-the-head dash or rest day
Why - It's been a long time since my last rest day and my legs are complaining.
Last rest - Last Tuesday
Last hard - yesterday

Does anyone else race the traffic when they run. I did a 3 mile time trial this morning along the A404 in peak rush hour time. I do this run quite often and make note of a car where I start and see if I can beat it into town, where I peel off for a slow jog home. I just wondered if this was normal behavior or am I just a runner with an unusual habit of racing rush hour traffic?

Have a great Friday.

04/07/2003 at 06:05
Morning everyone.

What: am 4 miles easy running, gym session, spinning session, 30 minutes swimming drills, pm 15 miles tempo cycling.
Why: Scheduled
Last hard: Wednesday
LAst rest: Tuesday
04/07/2003 at 06:11
Morning All,

Cr@p week for running, done nothing since Monday. However, played football for 2 hours on Wed and Golf today, should try some reps on the par 3's and tempo on the par 5's!! Try to run tonight

04/07/2003 at 06:17
Morning all.

No marathon pace run last night as no-one was up for it, so did a solid 9 mile club run instead.

So... 5 miles easy a.m., p.m. the famous marathon pace 8 mile run postponed from Monday, Tuesday and Thursday!
04/07/2003 at 06:42
PM, I race cyclist's, milk floats, L drivers & anything that moves.

What: am - rest, pm 8M recovery run
Why: I need to recover, as I've a busy weekend

Last hard: Hills yesterday
Last rest: 7 days
04/07/2003 at 07:16
Morning All.

What: 2.5 mile run
Why: Want to
Next Run: Sunday

Have a good day everyone.
04/07/2003 at 08:11
What:absolutely nothing (forgotten what it was like to rest, feel fresh as a diasy now)
Why: tired and need to rest for tomorrow
Today:nothing again apart from nine holes of golf after work.
Tomorrow: first ever 30 miler!

PM-try and stay away from the traffic when I'm running cus of the pollution. Always race traffic when I'm on my bike though.
04/07/2003 at 08:24
Night Boat to Cairo - Madness, with a reference to Baggy Trousers in your post PM!

Well feeling a bit knackered today as talk of Barnsley's MP run last night inspired me to do one of my own. Was planning on 10M with middle 8M @ MP but set out on a hilly 12M route and did 10M at MP. I was breathing like an emphysematic donkey by the end but felt like a great workout. I always know I've done the right thing when I get home and my wife opens the door to give me a semi-pitifull, semi-"what have you done this time you idiot" glance. So....

What: Easy 6-7M this evening
Why: Hard/Easy/Hard/Easy
Last hard run: Last night
LAst rest day: Last Friday

04/07/2003 at 08:27

What - a rather pathetic 7*800m at not much better than 10k pace with a 2.5 miles round trip to the track and back. All I had time for and can never really get this sort of session to work early mornings. Will try and get out again late tonight when Alison gets back from her club.

How long do you all rest for between 800m intervals and what sort of pace should I aim at (10k/5k/3k etc)?

Pizza Man - thats Madness!
04/07/2003 at 08:30
That's dead right MM, and there is nothing worse than getting home and feeling like you've done nothing is there. I always feel that a long run is not a long run unless half way round you wish you'd brought some change out to phone home for a lift back.
04/07/2003 at 08:41
pizza man - I race the rowers on the thames bit of a bugger when its an 8 team squad.

today - pacey 10k run

have a good day everybody
04/07/2003 at 08:59
Morning everyone!

Good luck MG on your first 30 miles, hope the weather stays kind for you!

popsider-I don't know about the others but I tend to do my 800m reps at 5k-10k pace with a 200m slow jog recovery about 2mins.

I did 800's last night and found myself getting quite bored. I think I need to find someone to do that session with.

What:am-4 miles easy recovery run. pm-6 miles steady
Why:marathon training
Last hard:yesterday
Last rest:Wednesdy
04/07/2003 at 09:45
rest - yay
04/07/2003 at 09:50
30miles you must be mad MG

What: Cycle & short run
Why: I want to add more cycling to my shedule
Last Rest: Wed (from running), last proper rest day: Monday
Last Hard: Tuesday

Had a fabulous run last night - 4miles is cross country.
04/07/2003 at 09:52

What:4 miles run with 2 killer hills involved
Why: marathon training and needed too do hill work my thighs are aching,when I first started running could not run this hill so felt very good about this morning.

Last hard Tuesday

Last rest:Yesterday
04/07/2003 at 10:09
hi Peeps,

what: it should have been intervals but the track is busy so it will be something slow with fast bits in the middle.

good luck everybody racing this weekend.

Happy training/rest to those who are not.
04/07/2003 at 11:07
Morning all.

That's it - did my last long run in preparation for Loch Ness yesterday. 22-miler on pace for a 4hr15 mara. Sadly, the marathon's still 12 weeks and 2 days away. I really ought to get myself a schedule!

Think I'll allow myself a one-day taper today.

Have fun. Even Matt - tough one!
04/07/2003 at 11:14
Pizza Man, I've never raced traffic like you before but I did race a double decker bus up a steep hill near where I live the other day. He only just won but it was really close. If there had been just one extra car in the other direction and I would have had him.

Today - Swim
Last Rest - Last Saturday
Last Hard - 12 Minute Time trial at track last night. I did 2940m as it was very windy on the back straight and I was just running poorly.

No more running for me until the "Hilly" Stonehaven Half on Sunday.

04/07/2003 at 12:13
afternoon all (just)

raced a bus thru Hoylake the other day (the last mile of my 10.3K on Tue I think). Ultimately there weren't enough pelicans on red or people waiting at stops for me to keep up.

what: probably a steady 9.3K, mid evening

why: Matthew has a junior cricket match this evening (start 17:30) at which I'll be required for something or other (umpiring probably). So no chance of getting out until later - by which time I'll be hungry & more tired. Oh well.....

last hard day: Wed
last rest day: Thu
last long day: Sun
04/07/2003 at 12:37
What: rest day
Why: I realised that I haven't had one for a week.

MikeS, how come your distance are always so exact ie 9.3K. The nearest I get to being accurate is 5 ish miles.
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