Friday 19th October 2012

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19/10/2012 at 06:33


Todays lyrics:'What'll you do when you get lonely.'

What:4.5M Easy/Steady.

Why: I like it.

To quote the Nike advert. 'You either ran today, or you didn't !'

Right coffee calling so catch up again over that.

Back later.

19/10/2012 at 06:40


And so you should be Tom!

I shall Pammie.

postie - was it two or three years ago we last chatted before the start at Abo?

What:             30 minute easy run
Why:              taper
Last hard:      imagining running 26.2 miles
Last rest:       16/10

Lyrics - no

19/10/2012 at 07:29
LMH does it not get easier?
Alehouse Day 2 on road to recovery

What: probably nothing
Why: working till gone 6 and a bit of a cold coming on.
Last hard: ?
Last rest: Wednesday
Lyrics: no

8.2 last evening 5.1 of which with JS group.
19/10/2012 at 07:41

morning all,
Blisters - well dug out 20+
Tom - good stuff on the track. You should be pleased with sticking with it, and enjoy todays recovery run!
Good luck Abo runners, hope the wind stays low and rain holds off for you
lyric - not today, although did finally gets yesterday's artist (if not the song)
What - perhaps 6 easy
Why - bailed on yesterdays (planned) tempo. Ran at lunchtime, got a couple of miles in and felt totally drained without really pushing the pace. Eased off and just did 4 in ~32mins. Sometimes it goes like that, so we'll see about later. Tbh been feeling tired all week so maybe its nature's way and all that.
last rest - a week ago
last hard - getting up this morning

have a super weekend

19/10/2012 at 07:47
Lyrics: no
Taper: I wish
What: pain
Why: anaesthetic in leg has worn off
Last hard: see what and why
Last rest: all I'm doing for the foreseeable

Not seen consultant yet since op: should be this morning, followed by physio

Thanks for all the recovery wishes!
19/10/2012 at 07:50
Morning all, no to the lyrics again

Doubt I'll do anything today, feeling drained and wanted to do Parkrun tomorrow and have a 6 mile trail on Sunday, so gonna have a day off and see how I feel in the morning.
19/10/2012 at 08:23

All the best for Abingdon to LMH and Postie ...

19/10/2012 at 09:33

Good morning! TFI Friday...

chicakdee I've not done the Stratford route but the scheme's fantastic, it's a great way to talk to other runners. I love running on my own but am slowly coming round to more sociable running! 

What: Nothing.
Why: Rest before parkrun and Cabbage Patch on Sunday. 
Last hard: Hung at the back with a newbie Homerunner for yesterday's 6 miler, so took it very slow. Last hard Monday's pitch black lap of Hyde Park trying to keep up with so called 'intermediates'! 
Last rest: Today and then some of next week 'pre-conditioning'. I've decided to follow a training plan for my next half marathon (Brighton in Feb). First time following a plan, I'm going to see how well I can stick to it. I've decided to enter my first marathon towards the end of 2013.

Lyrics: Nope. Yes good luck Abingdon runners!

19/10/2012 at 09:49

What Assignment
Why unexpected day off work
Lyrics no

LMH we met at Abo 2008 with Bedders, SF2 and I think Rich K was loitering before going to the Fetch Point. I think this was also Blisters' pb race. We met again the following year when I was cutting the timing chips off peoples shoes. Wouild be good to see you again.

19/10/2012 at 10:08

2008?!? Blimey - doesn't time fly! I probably wasn't terribly social when you were removing chips as I tend not to be able to breathe for a while after finishing which is worse if I stop dead so I apologise if that was the case  I shall be wearing my pirate buff which should make me easier to spot.

OH - I think the day you stop worrying about the distance you're in trouble, no matter how many you've done running a marathon is still quite a major undertaking.

Alehouse - hope your pain is controlled and the news from the consultant is good.

Dustin - hope you're not coming down with anything.

AR - sounds like a sensible decision.

Georgina - I run on my own most of the time due to the strange times I can run but agree that it's a pleasant change to have company on occasion. Good of you to run with the newcomer.

Last 30 minutes run pre  Abingdon completed. Still have no real idea what to expect - or what to aim for given compromised build up. Painful as it was the massage does seem to have helped as the odd sensation of running on the outside of my right foot was definitely less noticeable this morning - unlike the bruising on my ITB! Still, it has another couple of days to settle down.

19/10/2012 at 10:20

Good morning. Yesterday's lyrics were 'Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)' by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

Today is a rest day. On Tuesday I did a tough 10M with club plus an extra 3M owing to a missed bus, followed by 6M steady on Wednesday and 9M yesterday a bit quicker and hillier.

Parkrun tomorrow (don't know which: thinking about Bramhall) and a big run on Sunday.

Best of luck LMH & Postie for Abingdon.

Keep on battling Alehouse!


Blisters    pirate
19/10/2012 at 11:15

Good morning.
Nice to hear about Tom's training, and sorry to hear about antipodean ailments.
Alehouse, this is about the time when you start to realise the difference between a niggle and proper damage. It's the key time to be acutely aware of infection, but the good news is that day by day it should be healing now. Just don't do anything dumb.

Hopefully I'll get something done later today. The minimum is taking to bike for a service! A gentle run (inspired by Nike) or a mile swim, or both.

There's definitely something jittery about the thread today, and I can't quite put my finger on it. I shall leave you with the inspirational thought that fellow forumite, Pirate, mentor, pacer and dry wit CRAB always says at the start of a marathon.
"26 miles? That's a bloody long way..."

Edited: 19/10/2012 at 11:15
19/10/2012 at 12:10


Good luck to anyone doing a milestone race this weekend. And to those who are incapacitated right now.

What - 4 miles easy

Why - taper

Last hard - Tuesday

Last rest Wed-Thur

Lyrics.  No chance.

19/10/2012 at 12:30

Stickless hello!!!  I was getting worried, we hadn't heard from you in so long.  I'm glad you're ok though

Will read back soon, just wanted to say hello.

19/10/2012 at 12:37

afternoon all

good luck lmh and postie!!

oh hope you hold the cold at bay

alehouse hope all goes well for you today and pain eases soon

gg good luck for your races too!

what: rest day

why: off to my mums for the weekend, will try and fit a run in though

last hard: last night, just 3.5 miles shoulder stopped it from being 4

last easy: weds

have a good weekend all, look forward to race reports!



19/10/2012 at 12:59

Best of luck to our racers this weekend. Remeber to HTFU when the going gets tough

NZC & Dustin: hope you feel better soon.

GGG: those home runs sound like a great initiative. I worked stupid hours in London though (and still do, just not in London anymore) so it would have been difficult. But still, sometimes it's nice to to be in a group and chat away.

what: something short later
why: can't get up at the mo ... have turned into an evening runner. Unheard of
last rest: Monday
last hard: 7/10
lyrics: no

Have a great weekend, all! 

19/10/2012 at 13:29

ahhh I was wrong on yesterdays lyric after all then 7D...thought it was the editors...
GGG - good luck amongst the cabbages on Sunday

19/10/2012 at 17:47

Greetings all,

sorry didnt get to post yesterday

6.02m yesterday with 2 x 10 mins of threshold

Today 4.25m easy

Take care

(lyrics - think I should know them but not sure...)

19/10/2012 at 18:26


Blisters A good 20miler

RFJ: Yesterday sounds a good hard session

Stickless: It's good to have you back.

postie: hope you got on fine with assignment.

19/10/2012 at 20:10

Evening all,

So much for good intentions then. On one day, and then half a weeks sails past before I get my beak in again, let alone get some running. 

Postie, LMH, all others racing - best of luck.  Abo this weekend - the only mara I have run twice.  Enjoy it.

Tom - good to hear you are evidently well stuck in to comeback mode.  Just don't break, yes?

Alehouse - indeed, lets hope this does the trick, and that you can get back on the right track.  As others have said, it's been a wee while.

Blisters - well done on the 20+miles, I can imagine that last 1.something mile.  We all know them too well to forget.

NZC - hope your are feeling better.

Me? Nada, in the end. I caught the family revised standard version of Freshers Flu.  All of us are down with it, son 1 was thinking of hoisting a yellow flag above the door. I think in my case early action, or more acurately, inaction may have paid dividends.  Hope either to sail or run on Sunday.  Sunday is the last potential sailing day for me this season.  

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