Friday session 10 Jan

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10/01/2003 at 07:23
Another eye-wateringly cold day in Germany minus 11 degrees this morning.

Didn't manage last nights session as feeling decidedly under the weather - worn out and snivvely. Possibly a consequence of the really cold weather or returning to work after three weeks off.

I tend to take three weeks off at Christmas every year and then am hugely depressed when I return to work. So this week I've mostly been having fantasies about throwing it all in, growing a long beard and spending my remaining days mending dry stone walls on some remote scottish island ............ then MrsH reminds me that I promised her a new kitchen this year and of course there's the kids school fees

I digress...

Today : Short sharp run on treadmill (as its cold outside), possibly plus some cross training (rowing)
Why: Make up for yesterdays impromptu rest.
Last rest day: Yesterday
Last hard day: N/A
10/01/2003 at 09:08
Morning all! 4 degrees here.

MartinH - take the kids to the croft with you and train them to be shepherds. Promise your wife a new Aga when she moves to the croft. See? Problem solved.

What: Er, not much. Still a bit poorly but I have doctors appointment this afternoon (if I'm unlucky, in Icelandic) to get some drugs so hopefully I'll be on the mend soon. Might trot round for 20 minutes in one of the many new pairs of trining shoes I bought when I was in the UK...
10/01/2003 at 09:43
Martin, it's OK to become a crofter, but growing a beard as well would be taking things too far.
Lizzy, sounds like you need some drugs...hope you're better soon.

Fantastic day here, wish I was on the fells. But instead:
What: nothing, except maybe a quick bike ride at lunchtime to try out my new speedometer, the idea being to measure my running routes without wasting petrol (feels wrong).
Why: A bit tired this week, have got first xcountry race tomorrow and am dreading it. I've never raced for the club before and know I'm the slowest in the team and only there to make up the numbers. Prefer to compete against myself rather than others but hey, I sense that's not the right spirit!
Last hard: Mon night.
Last rest: Tues
10/01/2003 at 09:51
Goodness me 50+ posts on training thread yesterday and I missed out - you are all dedicated.

LizzyB, you are suffering for that inane decision to collect shellfish from downriver of the London sewage outfall aren't you. Hope you are beginning to feel better. Good luck with the foreign doc conversations, I have a story about someone (male) who got a freind to write a note to the doctor in Korean, the Doc burst out laughing when receiving the request to cut off the offending article! Watch what you say..

Training: oh yes....last night was gym/static bike to rehab calf muscle - went OK

What Today: more of the same
why:: more of the same
last rest: wed
last hard day: sun race

Depressing when you read that men for the ministry do recovery runs at you 10k PB race pace (and faster). Achilles you know who you are, but if I can ever run again I might look up Mr Horwill....
10/01/2003 at 09:55
Morning all

What-rest day
why-cos I have the day off, and gonna enjoy it!!!!!!!!
last hard-yesterday
last rest-mon

Might go swimming later-new pool opened in next town on mon, so gonna take Mrs LL and do something I havent done for years..swim that is...haven't swum seriously for about 15 yrs, so dont hold your breath for a load of lenghts
10/01/2003 at 10:01
2 degrees and rising in Surrey. All that snow will be gone soon.

What: 8 miles fartlek to work.
Why: Haven’t run since Tuesday, cycled through the snow to work last two days and decided to brave the snow and ice. Didn’t slip once!
Last hard: Sunday, 10 mile race.
Last rest: Monday
10/01/2003 at 10:10
LizzyB good luck with the x-c, you are not 'just making up the numbers'.
I did a x-c last weekend as a guest (not affiliated) some clubs didn't have enough to finish the team event so your participation is vital. (and they must be flippin' quick if you're the slowest - you ain't no slouch!)

I digress , was supposed to do 6 miles in around 45 minutes last night ie steady marathon pace, however skipping over the snow and ice I took 2-3 minutes of my 6 mile loop pb and finished in 41something.
Well chuffed sub 7 min/miling and I didn't think I was caning it....(Maybe the winter off road running has truly strengthened me...)

I digress again ,
What : 6miles easy
Why : yesterdays effort and doing the 12 mile long run tomorrow instead of Sunday (wine tasting party Sat night, no chance of seeing Sunday morning)
Last hard : yesterday I guess
Last Rest : Tuesday
10/01/2003 at 10:12
That should be good luck LAURA with the x-c,
good luck Lizzy at the doc's

too many posts - my brain hurts already.....
10/01/2003 at 10:16
Hi all, good luck to anyone racing this weekend.

What: 35 mins tempo on the treadmill
Why: was supposed to do it wednesday but swopped for friday

Godzilla - I'll try that tonight, I'm sure I can persuade someone to chuck things at me
10/01/2003 at 10:45
Rest day today. Went out with club last night 8 x 30 sec. sprints, 30 sec walk, 2 x 1 miles sprints, what a difference from my other club, structured training programme given out last night, hills and intervals next week, oh joy. Have signed up with trainer from club for 1 to 1 training till next contract starts, thats running, swimming and maybe cycling, have I completely lost my marbles now.
10/01/2003 at 11:20
Good morning all, 4 degrees and rising in East Herts.

What: Easy 4 miles tonight as running XC on Sunday.

Last Rest: Wednesday

Last Hard: Well semi hard - 5 mile steady with 2x1 mile at 5:40pm average pace included.
10/01/2003 at 11:35
Good monring all!!!

Just got back from my first run in double figures and I feel great.

What: 12 Miles
Why: Marathon Schedule Says so!

Last hard: Today
Last rest: Yesterday.

10/01/2003 at 11:36
well done longlegs
10/01/2003 at 11:51
Hello folks. Well done on your various efforts.

What: Very gentle 3 mile or so.
Why: Went for a flat-out 5-mile on the treadmill last night, and I'm racing on Sunday.
Hard: Last night was pretty hard.
Rest: Wednesday.

Good weekends, everyone.
10/01/2003 at 11:55
What: Tempo run, just a short one
Why: It's Friday

Last hard: Wednesday hills
Last rest: Sunday

Achilles, if you're there - 2 mile intervals with 90 seconds rest?! I reckon Horwill's schedule for a fast 10k probably does work if you can just survive the training....
10/01/2003 at 12:29
morning, folks -

the snow's almost melted, yippee. did I mention I hate this weather?

sfh legs - yes a spot of Horwill is just the ticket for a nice gentle rehabilitation. hope you get there soon.

Laura - you'll be great tomorrow, just think of all that mud and cold and pain, just your idea of fun.

Runner Bean - yes, he's not a great one for leisurely recoveries, or leisurely anything come to that. but his crazy ideas worked for a chap called Coe apparently, so there might be something in it after all. enjoy!

what: 6 miles recovery @ av. 6:50 pace, then lower body weights
why: an easy day was called for
last rest: no sorry, don't do that anymore
last hard day: yesterday
10/01/2003 at 12:32
Ironwolf - I think you might have placed me slightly incorrectly geograpically which I think is due to my having referred to the "Feldberg" some time ago. Actually, there is more than one Feldberg in Germany and I live on the one which is about 35 km north-west of Frankfurt (I actually live in a village called Glashütten-Schloßborn).

Nevertheless is still bloody cold here! At the moment were about minus 6 to minus 7 in Frankfurt but usually 4-5 degree colder where I live.

Where are you?
10/01/2003 at 12:53
Hi all,

what: GYM : rowing 2000m, chest press 20x20k, leg press 20x55k, biceps 20x4k...
Last rest: today
Last hard: yesterday

Lovely sunny day today!
Happy Running.
10/01/2003 at 13:40
Hello All,

What: Rest day
Why: Scheduled
Last Rest: Today
Last hard: yesterdays hill reps 10 x 40 secs up hill, running back for recoveries
Next Long: 11 miles Sun
10/01/2003 at 13:47
Hi All,

What: 4is
Why: Because I want to!
Last Rest: Tuesday
Last Hard: Last night
Next Long: Sunday

Happy running to everybody (am feeling all happy and jolly today can u tell?)
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