Lucozade Sport Super Six: CC2 - Speedy Goth

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21/07/2008 at 18:01
Introducing the second member of our Lucozade Sport Super Six…  CC2 - Speedy Goth.

Having already completed two Great North Runs, CC2's goal is 1:35 as she's determined to put the WAVA calculators to the test.

Steve Smythe will coach CC2 directly on this thread and she’ll also be posting her training progress here on a regular basis. She’ll also feedback the fuel and hydration advice given to her by the team of sports scientists at Lucozade Sport so make sure you check back regularly to find out she he gets on.

Feel free to ask questions and post messages of support, but please try not to hijack the thread.

You can read more about CC2 - and the rest of the team - by clicking on the article link at the top of the thread.

Otherwise, settle back and enjoy!

21/07/2008 at 18:30

Congratulations CC2!!!

I can't wait to see just how fast you can go!!

Good Luck over the next few weeks and enjoy!!! (don't forget us on the GNR thread tho!!!)


21/07/2008 at 19:30
Oooh look, I have my own thread .
21/07/2008 at 19:48

Eeeeek. That would certainly make me run faster though! Thanks Cake.

Best update on day 1 then!

Today's schedule said 30 mins easy or rest. Simple you might think, but you'd be wrong! The shortest loop from club is 5 miles, and if I ran that in 30 mins it certainly wouldn't count as an easy run. So I compromised and did 43 mins 45 seconds of very easy running - average pace 8.41.

And now I really need a shower but I was so excited to get on the internet and see if this article had appeared that I had to log on first! Not allowed on the internet at work - spoil sports .

21/07/2008 at 20:17

Congrats on being chosen CC2 Speedygoth.     Speaking from FLM Dream Team experience, you'll find the fact that you have readers sitting and waiting for you to blog every inch of your training is motivation enough to get out the door and run faster

21/07/2008 at 22:27

Thanks Sezz. It's all a bit scary really!

I'm all bathed and clean and lovely now so you can stop holding your noses.

The nutrition nearly went to pot before it even started. I usually have a glass of choc milk after a run, followed by porridge for tea as it's easy to digest and I end up eating quite late after a training session. But I'd forgotten to buy milk. So I had half a glass of choc milk and had to settle for beans on toast for tea. That was nearly foiled too - the cheese had gone mouldy, but only at the edges so it was ok after I'd cut the furry bits off . Must fit going to the supermarket into the schedule somewhere!

Tomorrow calls for 3 x mile efforts at 6.30 - 7 pace. I'm planning to go to Mill Lakes, where we often train with the club. It's just over a mile round them so I should be able to do an effort then spend my 3 min recovery walking back to the start line. Off to program the Garmin now...

21/07/2008 at 23:42

Oh my goodness - you really are speedy!  You look like your half way through your first week already!

22/07/2008 at 01:55

Congrats CC2 - So glad you got a place.   Your efforts tomorrow would kill me!  but then, I'm not a Speedy Goth !  

Go, Go CC2

22/07/2008 at 10:17
CC2 that is seriously fast! Can't wait to hear how it all goes for you though. Good luck!
22/07/2008 at 10:35

Huge congrats, CC2 - I'm pleased as punch for you, well deserved.

Can't wait to hear all about your training.

But like Mandie says, don't forget us over at the GNR thread  .

22/07/2008 at 10:40

congrats SG   you'll do the sub 1.35 easy

yuk at the mouldy cheese yum at cheesy bean tho

22/07/2008 at 12:56

Well done & congrats CC2

  Hope to see/meet you & other 5 on Oct. 5th

I Will be on the front grid as well ( as an ever present ). Will be watching your progress with interest

good luck

22/07/2008 at 13:29

Go-go CC2!!!!   So excited for you!  Looking forward to all the updates - am just about to bookmark this thread (yet another to keep up with lol)

Lol at the furry cheese....

22/07/2008 at 15:49
Finally a face to a name! Look forward to meeting you and hearing about all your races!!!!
22/07/2008 at 16:16

Congratulations CC2

This has been the weirdest two weeks, fit to burst and only able to tell our nearest and dearest.

It's a real relief to be able to tell the world , it's like winning the lottery.

Wish you well with your training and look forward to chatting over the coming weeks.

Enjoy, I know I will

All the Best

Sue (PoH)

22/07/2008 at 22:06

Hi all!

As if I'd forget you lot over on the GNR thread! I'll be over there next. Promise. Just got today's session to write up first!

So, speedwork on the agenda today. The first time I've ever done such a session on my own and I have to admit I was dreading it. You come to rely on the people you train with to pull you along/chase you down so this was my first challenge of the schedule!

I had a little extra warm up first as I had to find a suitable bush to hide behind for a wee. Why are there no public toilets in country parks????? Is that TMI? Sorry.

I programmed the Garmin with the session, so all I had to do was run and listen out for the beeps. 10 mins warm up first then into the first lap...

WU - 1.23 miles 10.19mins
Mile 1 - 6.40 (Felt ok)
Mile 2 - 6.44 (Legs feeling all lactic)
Mile 3 - 6.51 (Nearly got taken out by a kamakaze dog that launched itself at me. Had to come to a complete stop for a few seconds and took a while to get going again)
CD - 1.13 miles 10.04 mins

Just walked back to the beginning of the effort for the recoveries.

I'm a little annoyed that I got slower with every lap, but it was my first attempt at a session on my own and the pace was within the boundries Steve set me.

Easy 60 mins tomorrow.

22/07/2008 at 22:11

No wonder the dog collided with you .... he probably couldn't see you, you were going so  fast!   Is the dog concussed?? 

Well done on your session today, I have to do my speed sessions on the treadmill so that the machine dictates my pace rather than my brain and legs.   It must take a lot more focus to do it outside....

Strangely enough, I had to take a minute out after my warm up ... but luckily I wasn't too far from the facilities ---  must be the nerves!

23/07/2008 at 12:14
well done CC2 , looking forward to seeing how fast you can go this year
23/07/2008 at 12:28
Congrats CC2 - look forward to reading about your speedy exploits
23/07/2008 at 14:30

Hey Speedy Goth.

Great name by the way. Congratulations on the Super Six place.

Had a parcel from Lucozade today with power gel/drinks etc . Went out at lunch for a quick 5.5k and tried a gel before going.

Sounds like you are into your music. Tried to get day tickets for Leeds this Aug but sold out too quick.

Looking forward to meeting all the Super Six. I will have to compare notes with K.G.Lass as I think we are probably the closer match.

All the best Dump Truck (Guy)

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