Friday 5th October 2012

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05/10/2012 at 05:54


Todays lyrics: Hello darkness, my old friend

Yesterdays lyrics: 'Weak in the presence of beauty' by Alison Moyet.

What;4M Easy

Why: Legs are  feeling a bit tired.

OH: I never knew that re Blighty.

No gloves on today as it was milder when out. Bit foggy though. No milk left this morning in our house, no coffee for me, as I can't drink it black.

Back later.


05/10/2012 at 07:03


Welcome HH.

Tom - do you need more mile and if so - why?

Alehouse - hope you've managed to rearrange the urology appointment.

Pain about the milk birkmyre - I trained myself long ago to take it black, none as it was the best chance of getting a cup when out and about in my former career.

My peak flow is down now too. Off to see the nice nurse practitioner this morning, maybe she'll have a magic wand? May I have some realistic opinions as to the likelihood that I can run a reasonable (sub 3.50 minimum) marathon on the 21st assuming another week of no running? I don't need platitudes just some straight talking about what this week is likely to have cost me and how that might be compounded by further rest. I did a good last LSR on Saturday (22 miles) and nothing other than one hour on the turbo since. Was hoping to be able to do a couple of hours this weekend but that's not going to happen.

What:            nothing.
Why:             still ill.
Last hard:      accepting I can't exercise.
Last rest:       4/10.

Lyrics - yes.

05/10/2012 at 10:00

What: Nothing.
Why: Sister's birthday.
Last hard: Sunday.
Last rest: Yesterday.

Lyrics: Absolutely!

Little Miss Happy you'll get back on track I'm sure.

05/10/2012 at 10:08
LHM: I'm at my peak mileage for at least the next six months, subject to increasing my LSR from its current 14M up to 16M. Most of the miles are just easy running and I don't intend to do the the hard tempo run until next spring. The likelihood is that I'll probably get injured by then anyway.

You're two weeks out from your race and you've only missed 5 days training so far, and importantly you did manage a significant LSR last Sunday. You would normally be tapering from now anyway. What's at risk is the lost of focus as it's very hard to think about the race when you don't even know the next time you'll be training. I think you have to resist the urge to play catch up as you won't gain any more fitness and you risk exacerpating your post illness weakened state. I'd suggest as much easy running as you can comfortable manage over the next two weeks without feeling you're tearing yourself down, with a couple of short runs at MP. In short keep it relaxed and comfortable, indulge in a bit of visualisation of the race and try and regain your focus. (Keep calm and don't panic)
05/10/2012 at 10:24

Thanks Tom. Actually don't know when I'm going to be able to run again, am not setting even vague deadlines for it as I then find it more disappointing if I can't get out. Rest, fluids and more antibiotics and an attempt to stay positive it is  I'm not so worried about the missed training from here on in it's the week I've just lost that  concerns me more.

05/10/2012 at 11:24


Lyrics: yes

LMH: I agree with Tom, but would go further and do even less than he suggests! I wouldn't worry at all about the week that you have just have had a reasonable build up and got some good long runs in. Think positive thoughts! Banish any negative ones! (Wish is what I'm trying to do with my health matters...and you have helped with this, thanks!)

Urology department has been on answer phone for last 24 hours! Grrrrrrr!

05/10/2012 at 11:39

happy friday all, and welcome HH
I'd echo Tom's wise words, you've done the hard work miles wise, so (and I know its easier said than done) try to stay calm and focused on the race. Next week you may wake up and find everything has clicked back into place.
Oh and thanks Tom, if you can tell my kids that I'm not "the worst dad in the world" from time to time, I'd appreciate it!! Good work with the mileage too!
Aleh - answerphone for 24hrs ?!! Thats taking the p1ss  

Last night offered to help the juniors, so had 21 year 5 and 6s rep running up and down the steepest hill (on grass) within our track/pitches confine. They seemed to enjoy it, asking for second round of uphill relays that we finished with. Lovely to see them working hard, training hard and all with smiles. If only they had a communal volume control button...
Ergo I rested (apart from light jogging with the w/up, c/down) Probably for the best.
Today - 4mile (I hope)
Why - hamstring leg stretcher.

Lovely Weekend everyone!

Edited: 05/10/2012 at 11:41
05/10/2012 at 12:41

morning all

lyrics, oh yes

lmh, oh no, hope you are feeling better soon.

hi to georginagem!

what: something maybe gym swim maybe run, dont know

why, just not sure

last hard: 5 k run last night

last easy: weds

5 mile race on sunday, will be interesting and fun!

Have a lovely weekend all

05/10/2012 at 12:46
Back again with my whats, whys and wherefores.

Lyrics: Of course...played this lastnight as we where trawling through some our old American stuff - Dylan, Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Byrds, Love, Leonard Cohen, Beachboys etc.

What: A very relaxed 8+M in about 62mins per my analogue timing device.

Why: Thought I'd need a recovery after yesterdays LSR.

Last Hard: last weeks LSR.

Last Rest: Monday and Tuesday of this week

Enjoy the weekend
05/10/2012 at 15:42


Tom Good running and good music

What: 4 miles (2 miles out and back)
Why: keeping it easy-ish
Last Hard: last nights run
Lyrics For once i do

05/10/2012 at 15:43

Thanks guys. I'll keep calm and carry on!

Dustin - how is the hamstring today?

Alehouse - hope you've managed to get through, if not have you tried telling the main switchboard at the hospital what's happening and seeing if they have an alternative number? Or calling and asking for the consultants secretary rather than the urology department?

05/10/2012 at 16:40
Not long after Dustin's amusing comment said department phoned: appointment 9am Monday. Drink lots beforehand. Water by the pint full.
05/10/2012 at 17:01

Good news Alehouse - even less time to wait and worry and nice to get things started before your surgery.

05/10/2012 at 18:35


What nowt
Why where to start?
Lyrics yes

Too much to do before work with wet weather meant i bailed this morning though will have to run tomorrow as the bike is at work. Carp day at work as the Mail center is still not processing the work properly. This means we have to hand sort which takes a lot longer and puts time pressure on the rest of life. To cap it all the zip on my back pack broke so I'll now have to buy a new one.


Edited: 05/10/2012 at 18:36
05/10/2012 at 18:40

Greetings all,

manic few days, rest day yesterday

today 7m and now going out for an Indian with Mrs RFJ, as tomorrow we have been married for 22 years.........

Take care

05/10/2012 at 18:58
What: now
Why: just finished work
Last Hard: Sunday
Last Rest: Wednesday
Lyrics: YES

Son back home for weekend
Swim on west side planned for tomorrow morning

RFJ all the best for tomorrow
(we're past 28 years now)
05/10/2012 at 19:27

congrats for tomorrow RFJ
I bailed on the run today, busy at work and just got home  - drenched walking back from the station.
So binning the run, but the upside is hammy feels OK (small ache but think thats underuse!!) so more stretching and an easy run tomorrow. Hopefully all OK for a HalfM on Sunday - not that I'm chasing a time.


05/10/2012 at 19:51

RFJ: Congrats for tomorrow.

05/10/2012 at 20:07

very funny Dustin (and Ale should be taking the piss, not them!!!!)

4k swim d& record 73 mins!!

Running still restricted - looks like the big S is back!! Its a real pain in the arse. Pin cushion man had a go last night and gave some relief but not enough.

Jesus RFJ 22 years - thats a hat-trick of itches!!



05/10/2012 at 22:13
Paddy, I'm giving it, not taking it!
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