Friday Session: 25 October

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25/10/2002 at 02:01
Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets now on whether I will be aching for days after:

What: Upper-body circuit training session.
Why: Has to be done! It's Friday - my day off running and the day I do the upper body equivalent of the long run.

Last hard: Yesterday, a load of 800m intervals.
Last rest: Today, from running only.
25/10/2002 at 08:02
You are PSI-chotic mate
25/10/2002 at 08:23
Had my longest run with one stop (had to go) last night 2 hours in torrential rain, soaked literally to the skin, didn't dare to stop or I would have got cold so just kept on going, this morning legs feel a bit tight, but otherwise feel great. Need to go shopping at the weekend and get a decent waterproof jacket, any suggestions anyone.
25/10/2002 at 08:53
Morning all - weathers back to normal - dark, wet and windy.

What: Rest
Why: Racing tomorrow - x country (should be fun its been raining all week)

Last hard: Tuesday
Last Rest: Saturday
25/10/2002 at 09:28
Good for you WW, now you know you're a true runner! Can't afford it myself but a friend has an Adidas waterproof, £90 but it works.

What: er, wearing my not-so-waterproof Ron Hill shell hope to force myself out to do 5/6 miles easy.
Why: last night's recovery run turned into tempo run.
Last hard: yesterday.
Last rest: Tues.

Have a good weekend all.
25/10/2002 at 09:32
what: Light interval session on the treadmill
why: I'm conning myself tapering is good preparation
last hard day : sunday
last rest : Mon, Wed, Thurs oh and saturday will be too.

it's sooooo difficult for me to read about those running in the rain without a smile. Well done.

BTW, Taper does mean slob out doesn't it?

tell you about the 1/2M on monday.
25/10/2002 at 09:37
Laura if it really is waterproof it will be worth it after last night, there wasn't an inch of me that was dry, I could have wrung my clothes out, in fact we ended up like the new Nike advert jumping in puddles, I've never quite grown up.
25/10/2002 at 09:43
WW - If you want it to be totally waterproof invest in a Gore-Tex jacket. Concurve make some really good running ones, with loads of ventilation - pricey though. Got mine on order with Santa.

What: 10k easy
Why: Having a really, really easy week
Last hard run: Sunday
Last rest: Yesterday

25/10/2002 at 09:56
What: nowt
Why: resting up for Sunday
Last hard run: Tuesday
Last rest day: Today
25/10/2002 at 10:36
what: short downwind blast
why: last outing before Sunday
last hard run: last Sat comes nearest I suppose; else Sunday before that (10K race)
last rest day: Wed

latest weather forecast for Wirral on Sunday 1100 GMT (race start time) looks v uncertain. The big low with the gales round it could arrive late from the south - in which case it could be a gale against rather than behind. Definite chances of recording a PW.....
25/10/2002 at 10:41
Bravo, Wicked!!! Sounds like a terrific run. I read your posts with tremendous interest, as they sound very much like something I might aspire to. You surely deserve to treat yourself to the waterproof of your dreams.

What: 5M. I pushed the pace (probably 10min/mile) over stretches approx 1M long, walking in between.

Ended up at my running mate's house. We greeted each other with a completely undignified session rolling on the floor hugging and kissing each other. I needed that moment of unqualified approval!

Don't worry, she's a springer spaniel, who lodges with us during the summer. She's coming to stay next weekend.

Post half ambitions: 1) Run a half at 10min mile pace, and 2) be able to run the distance (not race pace)without being overly tired the next week.

Strategy: 1) Practice running a mile at a time "fast". 2) Just do it: run the distance "easy", and then don't duck running two days later.

Improvements on that?
25/10/2002 at 10:44
Wicked Witch - if its raining hard I wear my View From "Vortex" jacket which keeps me totally dry. Bought mine 18 months ago for about £90 but I've just checked and Sweatshop are selling them online for £50. If its the same as mine, sounds like a bargain.

Oh yeah, swimming for me today.

25/10/2002 at 10:44
If this can get to V-rap: good luck to Kevin for Saturday!
25/10/2002 at 11:57
Mike S. look on it as a challenge not a problem, and enjoy.
25/10/2002 at 12:41
Mike S - which race are you doing on Sunday?
25/10/2002 at 12:59
8th & last Wirral Seaside 5K 2002

Just under 4.5K of it along the coastal embankment WSW -> ENE - just a tad exposed.

Hence hopes for westerly gale.
Having said that, one blowing in the opposite direction would at least provide a plausible excuse for a cr*p time - don't feel I'm running v well at the moment.
25/10/2002 at 13:27
Good luck with the race Mike , and all the other weekend racers.

What : rest day
Why : Friday!
Last hard : tempo yesterday
25/10/2002 at 13:31
What: Day off today so heading out for a long one soon.
Why: Because I can and it's daylight.

Did some hill reps at the end of my run last night for the first time in AGES, and really enjoyed them!!

Must log off now or I'll still be here when it gets dark!
25/10/2002 at 14:26
Ironman would that be the one at around £120, if so Santa's coming early, and besides I'm worth it.
25/10/2002 at 16:52
Its been a torrid three weeks - working extremely hard and little time for running or any other life.......but.....I've decided to run the marathon on Sunday but with completely revised tactics.

......look out for report on Monday.....ulp!
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