HADD training plan

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30/12/2012 at 14:47

Roy, that sounds like a tough run, you deserve a beer after that

Ding Dong, good luck with the race today, hope the weather wasn't to bad

One of the goals I had set myself for this year was to run up to the mast, which overlooks Inverness, to get up there you need to climb two particularly steep hills, one has the nickname of vomit, I've got no idea of the graident but it is the steepest hill I've ever attempted, the last time I got two thirds of the way up.  Well today I conquored vomit, I didn't run up it particulary fast, indeed most could probably walk quicker 

I lost my trainers in the mud twice and almost slipped on my but coming down the snow covered trail from the mast.


 10.19m  2:04:19 12:12mm avgHR 154(81%) Elv +1,390/-1,434

30/12/2012 at 15:09

Did 17 miles this morning nice and slow, left my heart rate monitor at home just took my garmin.  That takes me to 61 miles for the week the most i've ever done ! pretty good considering its christmas as well.

30/12/2012 at 15:14

SC, that was brave! Where do you live? Scotland?

roy silver wrote (see)

Nearly out of drunken phase, only 3 days to go.

same here... my liver is in dire need of a break

Managed 17.5 miles in fierce winds & rain today. 8:37mm @ 72%. That was pretty decent. HADD is coming together, yay

30/12/2012 at 16:36
Ashman, excellent running congrats on the distance pb

Santa baby, yes I live in Scotland, the weather has been aweful the last couple of days but I had to get out and beat the beast, excellent Hadding if I'm anywhere near an incline or stiff breeze my hr shoots up, just goes to show it takes time to develop your endurance.
30/12/2012 at 18:39

Well, got 10 miles in yesterday in a fairly good snowstorm. Slippery going so just downshifted, took little steps, and enjoyed the muffled silence. Vermont in full snow mode is beautiful. No run today as we got anohter foot overnight and there is literally no room for me on the roads and the paths/sidewalks are MIA.

Also got in some great sledding with the kiddies yesterday...Hillwork

30/12/2012 at 18:45
And we complain when there is a few inches on the ground
30/12/2012 at 19:16
SC, thanks. Brill stuff overcoming the vomit hurdle and glad you found your shoes!
Asman, good week especially in the hols.
VT, you've just penned a lovely xmassy picture. Love running in fresh snow. But must admit to hating the stuff generally cos we can't cope with if.

35:57 for 5.6 miles at Todmorden this morning.
Hrav 165, so kept a lid on it.
Lovely 3 course lunch in the pub afterwards.

Time to chilax now.....
30/12/2012 at 19:58

You guys are putting me to shame, I've done 20 miles this week in total. Theres a "pay on the day" marathon in Liverpool tomorrow so I might try and redeam myself.

31/12/2012 at 15:14

Ran the 5 mile old father time race yesterday in 36.04 secs considering all the booze and the long run the day before can't complain, no HRM so no stats.

Gaz if you have run the marathon today how did it go,let us know.

One last night of drunkness and then back to the grindstone.

Happy new year to you all xxx

31/12/2012 at 17:20

Happy New Year to all you Haddites / Hadders / Haddphrodisiacs ... whatever the collective name is

31/12/2012 at 19:02
Yep echo those thoughts mace.

May 2013 fulfill all your hr dreams. ....
31/12/2012 at 19:08

Good wishes to all for 2013. My target has been decided already when I heard yesterday that there was going to be a FM and HM in York on Oct 20th 2013. FM is my aim and HADD +physio+new orthotics  is probably the way I will get there.


31/12/2012 at 19:21

Coooooooooo Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Im back from my travels.   Will catch up later!

31/12/2012 at 19:32

Struggled a little today ran well for 17 miles or so at sub 8:00 m/m but then hit the wind on the 4 times out and back costal course for the third time and the next 3 miles took everything out of me.

Didn't want to push it and spend 2-3 weeks recovering from a "fun run" so jogged/ walked the last 6-7 miles and got over the line in 3:50 but got a solid 20 mile training run despite pettering out at the end. Grim day weather wise, esp on the coast.

31/12/2012 at 20:47

Roy, well done mate cracking way to end the year

A windy 90 min run tonight, and the first that averaged well below 75% , checking back on my stats for the year and I have ran 1000 miles since starting running way back in Feb 

Stats for tonight's run.


 90mins 1:33:26 @11:28mm avgHR 135(71%)

Happy New Year one and all  

31/12/2012 at 21:47

At the onset of a new year, feeling positively haddorific. Hope everyone has a great 2013...

01/01/2013 at 01:37
Arrrgh I can feel this years going to be haddtastic.
01/01/2013 at 11:49

Haddy New Year everyone !!

Not touched a drop of alcohol at all over xmas, the first time in 26 years !! ( i'm 39..)

15.07 very slow miles this morning at 144 avg.

Time to get rid of these xmas pounds now...

01/01/2013 at 17:05

I hope there are not too many sore heads out there today, Good Hadding Ashman, and well done on avoiding the alcohol over the festive period.

First run of the year was a group run with JS, an out and back to Dochgarroch, I even ran a 8:40mm before the turn back.

The criac was good, and the cake and hot beverage at the end was a nice touch.

10.8 miles 1:50:06 @10:11mm avgHR 150(79%)

01/01/2013 at 21:25

Well done on yearly target achieved SC. Just in the nick of time too!

Impressive weekly mileage Ashman. Did you run all 7 days?

Good LSR there Chick. Must have been interesting splits - depending whether the wind was in front or behind.

VT - I remember reading a tweet from the Brownlee brothers (Gold and Bronze medal olympic triathletes) where they adapted when it snowed last year - sledging down and running back up for 2 hours

Was it a paced, all out or controlled effort Roy? Well done on racing after the feast!

That is an impressive time on feet run Gaz. Good for endurance building. 

Great target JB. So a 40 week training plan starts here? 

Welcome back Spen - good luck with the catch up reading. There will be a test later!

and Haddy New Year to Bri, Mace, Andy and everyone else! 


I've been a bit slow posting recently. Got a bit caught up in my RW sub 2.50 thread. However I'll still post here when I can. Last week I go another 50+ miles in including some 80% work, despite being ill on Xmas and Boxing day.

I started off 2013 well with a nice run today. 15miles in 1 hr 55min. Within that I did 80mins @ 80% max HR - 151bpm (a touch below Marathon HR). This section came out at 11.2miles - 7.11m/m. Felt a bit fast at first, then as I got used to the effort felt nice and comfortable.

I am going to continue with at least 1 of these per week in Jan, although maybe 11 - 12 rather than the full 15 miles. I might also drop in some 80% miles into a few LSRs as well. 


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