Monday 14 January 2013

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14/01/2013 at 05:18

Morning all

What something not too slippy
Why seasonal weather
Lyrics Yes

Yesterdays were Toyahs 'It's a Mystery' as to why I run 21.5 miles at stupid o'clock on a cold Sunday morning.

Still snowing sort of so will have to bw careful.

Alehouse S...T....R.....E......T.......C........H

14/01/2013 at 06:09

Morning from a wet West of Scotland.

What:4M Steady.

Why: Didn't feel like a Fartlek yet.

ale: STRETCH !

No snow, Had some yesterday throughout day.

14/01/2013 at 06:55


A slightly heavier dusting of snow now on the ground and more forecast throughout the day. Don't think it will disrupt planned activity too much today but running outside may become an issue in the next day or two.

Tom - how old are your orthotics? Could they have compacted.

Quick progress Alehouse - keep stretching!

What:            swim set
Why:             I'm a triathlete innit
Last hard:     last year
Last rest:      7/1

Lyrics - no.

Edited: 14/01/2013 at 06:55
14/01/2013 at 07:41


And a yes to the appropriate lyrics!

The overnight snow has now largely disappeared: just a dusting on car roof.

What: will be a walk
Why: caution

Plus some strength and flexibility work.

Great progress, Sweep!

Edited: 14/01/2013 at 08:12
14/01/2013 at 08:52

Oh yes - I forgot to comment on sweeps great strides forwards to - must feel good to see progress like that sweep!

14/01/2013 at 08:55

morning all,
well done with the offroad antics OH & Sweep
light dusting when I left the house (although it was snowing still), London though cold and snowless.
what - easy run
why - monday
last rest - 30days?
last hard - Saturday

14/01/2013 at 09:31

good luck with the snow everyone. luckily we've only had to deal with rain and wind here today. anyone would think summer was over!

what: 55mins easy
why: recovery day

Tom: sorry to hear of your ongoing injury issues. Hoping for a good and speedy resolution for you (although a 5 week wait is not a good start to that!) 


14/01/2013 at 11:27

What: nothing much
Why: due a rest day
Last hard: Saturday
Last rest: friday


14/01/2013 at 12:46

Lyrics....on the front sheet but not in the text above, if I've got the right ones...yes
What: Something longer than 5 miles (I hope)
Why: because I want and need to
Last Hard: Last Thursday:
Last Rest: Saturday
Got my events confused, it the Not the Roman IX this weeken and Llanswirry in two weeks...aaargh. Hope we can get there.

14/01/2013 at 13:59

Some really good weekend training (in no particular order) M, postie, RFJ, LmH, Donaldo...

Davey: sorry to hear you are under the weather. It's the time of year. Make sure you are 100% healthy again before venturing out into the cold

Tom: good do see you. That bike is probably saving you from going nuts . 15mph av. on a bike is good going!

Little M.iss Happy wrote (see)

chickadeee - I'm the same with marathons in particular - just wanted to do one which turned into 'run sub 4.30' for my first and was followed by sub 4, sub 3.45 but unfortunately I'm a long way from a sub 3.30 and I fear age may be against me.

It's all in the head, LMH. Look at Dubai Dave and the amazing time he knocks out as a V50 ...  

donaldo wrote (see)
Reading the talk about the sub 3.15 marathon - I'm aiming for the same in May.  I have the 16 week schedule from runnersworld to follow starting on feb 3rd.  Looking forward to the challenge!

Nice one! I'm nowhere near 3:15 shape yet. But who knows what's gonna happen in the next few years ...

RFJ wrote (see)

Just got numbers through for Stubbington 10k.... I get Dear Runner and a blue number, Jnr gets a yellow number, opens the letter and it says Dear ELITE Runner.... says it all really!!!!!!!!

Nice one. ELITE runner has a nice ring to it

Dustin wrote (see)

Managed to take a tumble this morning 200m into the run. straight into the woods, and you see that thick 5 inch tree stump covered by leaf fall? no, me neither.
Splat on rightside..big scrape down my arm, but nothing sinister. Even my mates didn't laugh: "we thought you landed on your face"...Pride hurt more than anything...the rest of the run passed less spectacularly!!

Ouch . Glad you got away with superficial grazes only.

Rest day today for me, but I did a progressive 19 miler yesterday. 6miles each at 9, 8:30 and 8mm. Felt strong. The bitterly cold wind and the sleet showers got a bit on my nerves towards the end though and I was happy once I was back home.

Edited: 14/01/2013 at 13:59
14/01/2013 at 14:34

Just about made 4 mile run up Regents canal - legs battered after Surrey Lge xc on saturday and a 14 miler yesterday (sub 7 mm - silly..)

I blame forumite 'Phil Pub' for making me sprint the finishing 100m, with all his Kent AC mates cheering him on! Quite pleased as got 36th in a decent field, so a bit of progress.

Hope the snow goes quickly - it s real pain and hinders training..

14/01/2013 at 14:49

back in...
got out for 6miles along the Embankment, and turned out quicker than expected.
White stuff appeared so that I had non stop snow flurries throughout, but wasn't too cold (I did have the gloves on though). Not many tourists too, so running was largely unhindered!!
well done with the weekend runs Simon, Chicka!!

14/01/2013 at 14:59

Managed 8 in the end using cycle and bus lanes. Pace was slow but probably more to do with yesterdays long run rather than todays slippery white stuff.

14/01/2013 at 15:21


Yay i'm back seems i've missed a lot

Alehouse - Stretch have to read back

One  more manic week getting store back to normal plus  moving the layout then hopefully normality

Ran today 2nd one this month so hoping to get back on the road build up again  i need to

What: 1.33 miles
Why: have a half marathon to train for
Last hard: getting out the door
Lyrics dunno was on the front page  but didn't take note, but probably not

14/01/2013 at 15:25

Afternoon all

What: 9km with some faster bits in there
Why: need to get some speed into my legs again
Last hard: admitting that I need to run in long trousers

So went to the running shop and bought some long running tights.  The man in the shop told me I'd definitely need a medium, I'd never fit into an XS...I tried on the XS, they are perfect...I felt a little insulted by his comment!  Anyway, 1st run EVER in long trousers.

2km warm up at 6m/km, 1 km 5:30, 1 km recovery (6m/km), then 1km 5:15 with 1 km recovery, then 1 km 5:00 with 2 km cool down.  Felt really good and the sun was out.  A bit trecherous in places, but round here they tend to clear the snow off the pavements, so it's not too bad.

Some good long runs over the weekend.  Dustin how's your arm feeling? RFJ any reprocussions from the tumble on Sat?

Have a good one all.


14/01/2013 at 17:00

Good evening all.

I havent been around these parts for a while. I am getting back into training, although for the last week or so I have been consumed with the race i was planning.

Well it happened yesterday.

Have a look at our facebook page:!/Ferrycarrig5

We had a good turn out and all the planning, annoying people for help and sponsorship paid off. we got about 280 runners and 50 walkers in the end - not bad for an inaugural race in rural Ireland:

I'm back in training tomorrow so i'll be annoying yiz again!!


14/01/2013 at 17:16

Paddy Hi page looks good though had type in Ferrycarrig5  in the search box as link brought me to my page

Glad  you had  a good show  and from the sound of it it'll run again

Well done

14/01/2013 at 17:21

Great to hear Paddy - on both fronts. Good to have you back.

That is a great LSR chickadeee - I couldn't dream of running a long run like that. Don't worry, I haven't given up trying to lower the time - just not sure I'm going to get there!

emzap - the cheek.

Nice to see you Pammie - are you planning on streaking again?

Nothing like racing for position to keep you honest Simon.

Dustin - that's a long streak - unusual for you isn't it?

I had a good swim today, or miscounted, but as I didn't think I'd miscounted until I saw how fast I'd swum the main set and the most I had to count to was ten I think I'll settle on 'good swim'

14/01/2013 at 17:28

LMH probably not

well not this year anyway. The reasons why i stopped will happen again unless i change jobs or win the lottery. The work schedule approaching Christmas just won't allow it

Good swim from you


14/01/2013 at 18:32

Don't know the lyrics and didn't stretch!  

4 miles cross country over field, hill and muddy paths in the half light which became full dark on my run, slowing me to 36 mins!  

Rest tomorrow, first for 9 days,my legs are looking forward to it.


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