Friday session 6/12/02

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06/12/2002 at 09:05
Me first - at 0900??

what: key session (gulp) - attempt at 9 miles at 6:30 pace
why: next step up from 8 miles in 52 mins

last hard day: Tue
last rest day: Thu
last long day: Sun

question - can I get away with using the new Saucony Trigons (5 miles run in them so far - only - but I'm sure they're faster than my old ones)????
06/12/2002 at 09:23
Hope I'm not offending Parky by putting this on this thread!

This week has been an utter, utter, utter nightmare hence my absence from the training thread for the last few days. Over the weekend the pain in my knee became considerably worse such that when I tried a run again on Tuesday the agony was too much so have decided to take a complete break from running - initially I plan two weeks but I suspect it may take longer.

To cap that I developed a severe cold (which did at least means the pain of not running was softened!) but as I've been extremely busy at work there was no opportunity to take time off. At the same time I've been working just south of Stuttgart so with two trips this week I've driven about 1500 km - nice.

I'm going to try switching to cycling for the time being to try and maintain fitness - but I'm definitely going to miss my running. Sob! Sob!


What: Gym, cycling and rower
Why: Day 3 of injury enforced lay off.

Good luck to all this weekends racers and good luck to MikeS on what sounds like a very painful session - you know it makes sense
06/12/2002 at 09:28
Good luck Martin, sorry to hear the war wound is still troubling you.

Mike - Go with the new Trigons, then if you have a lousy run you can blame the 'new' shoes ! (Do I sound like I've used that one before ?!!)

Parky - It looks like this is todays thread,where's PSI ?

As for me, well didn't get (a) decorating done or (b) hour on the bike done yesterday, so I had a rest day instead.

5 mile tempo run on road - around 7min/miling
Why : X-c on Sunday , want to get a speedy run in beforehand
Last Rest : Yesterday
Last Hard : Tuesday/Wednesday , both short,fast runs.

Good luck if you're racing this weekend...
06/12/2002 at 09:43
Hi all, sorry to hear about knee problems Martin.
Think there's some sort of lurgy sweeping Europe at the moment. This thread yesterday was like a meeting in a doctor's surgery. so...
What: Nothing
Why: Ill + being sensible (makes a change)
Last rest: yesterday
Last hard: Monday
06/12/2002 at 09:44
Morning all.
I'm posting what I intend to do today now, so that I will have to do what I said I was going to.
Sorry to hear your knee is troubling you Martin, nothing more frustrating for a runner than not being able to run.
Copy Dustin: 5 mile tempo run on road, but at my 10K pace, approx 8 min/miling.
Why: Trying to get some speed together for 10K on 22nd Dec.
Last Rest: Yesterday
Last Hard: Wednesday track.
06/12/2002 at 09:45
Bad news Martin. Keep up the cross training.

Been dead busy this week so haven't had much time to post or train.

Did MM's Frank Horwill session last night on the treadmill - 10k with alternating 5k & marathon pace. Started off a bit too fast and had to stop after 10 minutes for a 3 minute break! Still managed to do the 10k in under 38 minutes. Now that is a bloody hard session with my HR approaching its max towards the end.

Today: 40 min turbo session am, 6 mile recovery pm
why: easy day
Last hard day: yesterday
last rest day: Wednesday, enforced due to work commitments.

A belated happy birthday to Snicks!!
06/12/2002 at 09:46
Martin - the only cheerful note I can sound for you is that if you're going to be injured, you might as well be ill at the same time!
Are you going to get a professional opinion on your knee?
06/12/2002 at 09:50
morning all

oodles of empathy MartinH wrt to Knee problems, I have my own and its soooo frustrating. I ingnored my own intentions yesterday and went to gym for indoor CV session. Was able to cycle and use elliptical machine without pain during or after, abandoned rower though ater 5 mins due to trepidation. so

what: repeat gym session
why: Care'n'maintenance until I feel I can risk a training run again
last hard: sun
last rest: tues

dilemma: if knee holds up OK Fri/sat on indoor equipment would it be wise or foolish to tackle C/C on sun?

LizzyB: soory to hear that UK lurgy has spread to Iceland, at leats you won't need those shoes and you can plan all that shopping in th UK
06/12/2002 at 10:00
Morning all - Ah! friday at last!

What: lower body workout in gym @ lunchtime and easyisg 5 miler tonight

Why: recovery from yesterdays hard session

Last hard:yesterday
Last rest:wednesday
06/12/2002 at 10:44
Drat, drat and double drat. I thought I'd got in here first...never mind back to the drawing board!

Sorry to hear about the knee Martin (and no not offended by any means), and as Drew says keep up the cross training.

See you all next week
06/12/2002 at 10:57
Greetings and a happy Friday morning to one and all.

Mike S,
best of luck on your 1/2M pace workout. No doubt these sessions are seriously tough.

Martin H,
really sorry to hear about your injury, it is a nightmare being injured. Hang in there, it will all come good again. I think cycling is an excellent alternative in the interim.

the Horwill alternating pace 10K is an absolute killer, but feels like one of the best workouts that can be done in that time. I had to take a 5 minute part way through this one last week!

What: nowt
Why: always take Friday off and tapering for Sunday
Last hard run: Tuesday
Last rest day: Today

Have a great weekend everyone and best of luck to all racing ;-)
06/12/2002 at 10:58
of course that should have read "I had to take a 5 minute break part.....", PLEASE BRING BACK THE EDIT FUNCTION
06/12/2002 at 10:59
MikeS - Had a professional opinion last July which basically pointed to some muscle imbalance and tight hamstrings. I suspect the cause is rooted in hill running (I have very little option other than to run hills). So I will wait until the immediate pain goes and then try running exclusively on the flat for a couple of weeks and see if it comes back.

Still looking on the positive side this could be the ideal springboard I need to switch to cycle training.
06/12/2002 at 11:14

What: Rest
Why: 10K race on Sunday. Popped into my local running shop to get some warmer gear -scared by the Sunday forecast - "bitterly cold easterly winds". Eek!
Who: Me.
When: Today.
Hard: Tuesday 10 mile.
Rest: Wednesday.

Courage, mes braves!
06/12/2002 at 11:52
Martin - sorry to hear about the ongoing knee problem, it sounds like a real bind. are you doing any strength training for the muscle imbalance? I found that working on the quads especially made a big difference to my recovery from a dodgy knee earlier this year.

what: 8x800m @ 5:30m/m pace off 45 sec. recoveries, with 2M warmup/1M warmdown.
why: schedule said so.
last rest: Sunday
last hard day: Wednesday

quite pleased to have managed this session today what with a lurgy waiting ominously in the wings and generally not feeling like wanting to run at all today let alone another speed session.

best of luck MM and anyone else racing this w/e.
06/12/2002 at 11:55
Morning (nearly afternoon)

What: No running but much dancing and jigging about later
Why: Ran last night and long run tomorrow and a night on the tiles becons
Last hard run: Last night was short but very hilly
Last easy run: Last night wasn't really that hard.

Decorating Shedule seems to be going to plan.

06/12/2002 at 11:57
Good morning

Good luck to all those also racing over the weekend and speedy recovery to the injured and ill, and a good weekend to everybody.

What: rest
why: XC race on Sunday, our club race.
Last hard: Tuesday speed session.
Last rest: Sunday.

WildWill    pirate
06/12/2002 at 13:00
What : Nothing
Why : No motivation
06/12/2002 at 13:42
ahhhh ww get your ass in gear...

what: nothing
why: alcoholic training

and need new runners... shin splints stopping me at the mo
06/12/2002 at 16:16
Godz - have the booze first, then the shins won't feel so bad.

Good grief, am I supposed to do _all_ the thinking round here? ;-)
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