Friday 22nd May 2009

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22/05/2009 at 15:13

Afternoon all,

My booze free streak is just over 8 years, but pre and post booze running is chalk and cheese so can't really say if it makes much difference.  I still talk rubbish and fall asleep though. 

  • What:  10m
  • Why:   General aerobic.  First time out of the comfort zone this year and it felt... uncomfortable.
  • Last Hard:  1/1
  • Last Rest:  15/5

Have a good one!

22/05/2009 at 15:14

Gobi - this is an interesting one.  In the run up to Stratford, I was surprised that the increased running didn't result in decreased weight.  Then I cut right down on alcohol (I drink a reasonable amount, but comfortably less than the guideline maximum amounts) and quite a bit of weight dropped off quickly.  Interestingly, post-Stratford I started drinking again but the weight hasn't started going back on again yet (4 weeks later).

22/05/2009 at 16:03

TT. I'm an aulfella at 44 but still hoping for 2.50. I did 2.47 the last time (2000). Gave up running after that and started back again seriously at beginning of last year. Times are progressing well. Ran a hilly half in Wexford in 1.21 and another hilly 10m in waterford in 60mins. 2.50 should be on with some focus and a gradual mileage increase.

Its all relative though as when i started off runing originally i was tipping the scales just under 18 stone!!!.  

22/05/2009 at 16:36

What: 6 and a bit

Why: Miles

Another 30+ mile week from me - it would have been nearer 40 but had to sacrifice yesterdays run to take daughter to the dentist

Have a good weekend all

22/05/2009 at 19:29

Age is only a number Paddy. You must have lost some serious weight then? Was the hilly 10m in Waterford just last weekend by any chance (John Treacy classic?)?

Got home to find my Edinburgh package waiting for me this evening. Took it all out to check it to realise the number is not a number as such. It's actually got my name right across the middle of it (with the number in much smaller writing below). That is actually pretty cool!

Edited: 22/05/2009 at 19:31
22/05/2009 at 19:35

Evening all:

What: 5M fartlecking round the track
Why: taper
Last hard: Sunday
Last rest: Saturday

Good luck with the weekend races everyone - hope to see one or two of you at Wokingham

22/05/2009 at 20:27

Evening all,

Quick post; did a hot 5ml run yesterday along the new boardwalk in Barbados and some beach stuff. Today is enforced rest due to long work day with clients, but back home tonight.

Have a great weekend

22/05/2009 at 20:53

TT - Yeah, made a bet at a party that i could loose 2 stone, took up running, eventually lost 6. I told my story on a thread on "what running did for you" a month or so ago. Its great to be a fit 44 yr old rather than the fat 32 year old I once was.  

The weight crept up a bit again after the marathon (from 2000 until 2007). It didn't get up to anything like it was but its great to be back running & racing again.

I know age is only a number. In my mind I'm only 24 & sometimes I act 14.

22/05/2009 at 21:22

Clink - hope the 5k went well.

Hi Paddy - good luck for Dublin.

What: 3 miles easy in light shoes - trying to look after my heel.

Good running everyone.

22/05/2009 at 21:49

Evening all,

Scobos, cracking reps yesterday, your experience with the guest hill runner is very similar to my weekly track sessions!

TT: nice 10k TT t'other day

Paddy: Hi, and all the best for Dubbers

What: 10.5m steady
Why: catching up with a friend.

22/05/2009 at 22:39

Well done on the alcohol free streak 40 minutes.   On a relatively good low alcohol streak too... Only 1 night beyond  moderation in the last month, though that will probably change when my exams are over.  I do feel much better when not drinking, but it doesn't really affect my training (although my first two 20 milers were done after nights of a reasonable amount of booze, and first > 50 mile week was done on a rather heavy drinking week).  I think it affects my recovery more than the actual running, which I guess directly affects future running.  Same weight now as when I was a 1st year non-exercising uni student, probably averaging 3 heavy nights a week during term.  I've always been pretty thin though, and I think alcohol just irritates my guts so less calories actually get absorbed...  Planning to avoid it more, bit difficult as a student though!!!

Hi Paddy, good luck with the training for Dublin

What:  6.3 miles (48 mins 30 - took a wrong turn on way back...)/ 3.8 miles (30 mins 30)

Why:   Taking a rest day from studying

Last Hard:  15/5/09

Last Rest:  9/5/09

 Have a good weekend and good luck to all those racing!  Really in the mood for a crunchie now...

Edited: 22/05/2009 at 22:40

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