Friday session 28 Feb 2003

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28/02/2003 at 06:43
Last nights session consisted of a rather nice plate full of duck breast washed down with some equally nice red wine and even better I wasn't paying the bill.

Have been having some real knee pain this week which has made me consider giving up for 3-4 weeks to see if I can settle it down, so......

Today: Cross train - bike and rower
Why: See above
Last hard: A while ago
Last rest: Yesterday

Good luck to all racers and don't forget to post your time predictions here.
28/02/2003 at 06:46
mmmmmm lovely martin

I di 2.5 miles, gently
Not recovery, just getiing used to early am again
28/02/2003 at 07:37
Morning all,

Today is a rest day but I feel like going for a splash in the pool. Not been since last summer. Not sure I'll count it as training either as I'll do nothing strenuous? (spelling) even if I am swimming laps.

What : splash around in the pool
Why : Rest day and my legs are shattered
Last Hard : Wednesday
Last Rest : Tuesday

I did quite a lot of training yesterday at low heart rate so not considered hard. I covered in all 12 miles and an hour of circuits.
28/02/2003 at 07:46
How's the jetlag, Martin?

Well done, Hippo. That is seriously early.

Rob, if 12 miles and a dose of circuits isn't a hard day...respect! You are completely mad.

Today: A gentle run (distance yet to be decided) provided it isn't raining.
Why: Recovery.
Last rest day: Wednesday:
Last hard day: Yesterday's 12+ miles with plenty of undulations. I found it quite laborious and didn't feel I was going very fast, but took just a little over 2 hours so should be comfortably up for 2:10 at Reading.
28/02/2003 at 08:04
Morining campers,

What:6-8 miles steady run
Why:20 miles race on Sunday, so nothing too strenuous plus I just want to enjoy being outside without worrying what my watch reads.
Last hard:Mon
Last rest:yesterday
28/02/2003 at 08:07
Today I are mainly be resting, as usual.
28/02/2003 at 08:14

What: 3 miles quick
Why: Scheduled
Last Hard: Weds
Last RestL Sunday
28/02/2003 at 08:17
Hilly - are you running Bury 20, if so see you there!

Last night: 4x1mile at 20mile pace (decided to have no rest between miles)
Today: 6-8 very easy, offroad to enjoy the warmer weather.
Last hard: Wednesday
Last rest: Saturday
28/02/2003 at 08:33
Morning All

What: Running with Newbie again, so down to her pace but not a problem as it was my constant moaning that made her start in the first place
Why:See above & long run on Sat
Last Hard:Sun
28/02/2003 at 08:39
Big hips - it was! Well done on getting out running so early!

V-rap - The jet lag is fine. Coming back I always make a point of not going to bed until 'normal' time and that seems to do the trick. Going out was a little more nerve racking as there was an explosion at an oil refinery on Statten Island about 50 minutes before we landed so we were on our final approach to JFK all we could see was a huge cloud of smoke - very disturbing!
28/02/2003 at 08:40
Morning all!

What: 7 Miles Steady
Why: It's on the schedule

Last Rest: Wednesday
Last hard: Tunbridge wells half last Sunday


Happy 3:00 - 3:10
Ok 3:10 - 3:20
Disappointed over 3:20
WildWill    pirate
28/02/2003 at 08:54

What : easy swim 2x500m (Done)
Why : First swim of the year - trying to get back into it

28/02/2003 at 09:43
Good Morning one and all,

well didn't go mad at the club last night, nice steady pace. Have decided to duck out of the 5k in Hyde Park today as I need more longer runs, and as I'm going to be spending the weekend driving to Manchester, North Wales, back to Chelmsford and then to Kent, I'm going to squeeze in miles today.

What : 10 - 11 miler
Why : Need mileage
Last Hard : Tuesday
Last Rest : Monday

If I get back from Wales on Sunday earlier enough and I can get of out going to Kent, I'm going to see if I can get a 15-20 miler in.

Good luck to all you racers this weekend!
28/02/2003 at 09:44
Umm, yes Will, that, or a very much reduced version is what I should have been doing.

What I actually did: 6miles, slowly, no watch, woolly in my backpack and bus fare in my pocket just in case. A recovery run of sorts - don't mean the legs, speaking of the spirit.

A bad few days with me always raises the horrid spectre that whatever it is is not finished with me, but is coming back to complete the job. Yesterday's leaden numbness spooked me considerable, so it mattered a lot today to get out, and remind myself that I'm at any rate not dead yet.

Who knows. Nobody is forever, and it is academic what this is, or whether it is coming back to finish me off or not. All the more reason simply to make every day count. Every step.

Fear successfully wrestled with and forced back into its cage.
28/02/2003 at 09:45
Morning everyone.

What : No running, some swimming and sun bathing
Why : Rest day ahead of 22 mile long run tomorrow
Last Hard : Wednesday
Last Rest : Last Friday

Don't you just love rest days?
28/02/2003 at 09:56

Have not posted this week, due to a niggle in the right knee, have kept away from training and resting up, have Silverstone on sunday and wanted to make sure that I would be fit for the run.

What 3km warm up - 4km semi fast - 1km warm down.

Why: Was testing out the knee, still can feel something.

Last Hard: Last thursday omg!!!

Last Rest: This week.

Keep it up guys, reading your postings is making me more determined...........

28/02/2003 at 09:56
Swimming session - as many lengths as I can muster
28/02/2003 at 10:44
Morning all

Haven't posted for a while as:

A. I've not been running
B. I've been too despondant

I had been training for a spring marathon attempt (Taunton) up until about 6 weeks ago when a serious problem with my right hip/groin effectively put paid to my plans - Having now undergone some intensive physiotheraphy and rehabilitation I am at least running again although part of my 'long term' recovery is having to seriously reduce milage (I had been putting in between 60-70 miles/week)- I can now attempt nothing greater than 1/2M distance for the foreseeable future

Anyhow I am entered to run the Bideford 1/2M this Sunday and wondered if anyone else on the forum was planning to run it?
It's a nice course (mainly flat 1 lap loop) with the return 6.5M run on a riverside cycle path

I'm (now) aiming for sub 1:30 and would be pleased with anything under 1:28 (I was originally planning to run this race in about 1:23 as part of my intended Sub 3hr Marathon attempt)

So today: Rest (Tapering for Sunday)
Last 'hard' N/A (See above!)

Hope to see some faces on Sunday (I'm number 555)
28/02/2003 at 10:49
Think I've gone from ~98% fit to #99% overnight. Whether that's enough to make it safe to pick up training again I'm not sure....will make a decision when I get home - and keep in mind that this time last week I probably made the wrong decision.
28/02/2003 at 11:15
Yip Yip Yip rest day for me.

Am feeling almost fit as a fiddle and almost can't wait for my 18M run tomorrow.
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