Monday 21st April 2014

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21/04/2014 at 06:50


Lyrics - When you come across the guy who thinks he's boss

Go chickadee - enjoy the day!

Safe journey home Gobi.

Grey start to the day here but forecast to brighten up. Hope so as I need more bike time and tomorrow looks very much like a turbo day according to the forecast.

What:                bike
Why:                 I'm supposed to be a triathlete
Last hard:         13/4
Last rest:          12/4

21/04/2014 at 07:46
Morning LMH
Good luck chick will be watching out for you.anyone know the start time?
What: something gentle
Why: taper and was feeling a little worse for wear yesterday after a night out with visitors
Last hard: all of yesterday!
Lyrics: nope
Have a good day all
21/04/2014 at 08:08


Yesterdays lyrics were: 'I still haven't found what I'm looking for ' by U2 from 1987.

Cold and dry start to Easter Monday up here

What:45mins steadily done

Why: Habit

Lyrics: Not sure.

Chick: All the very best for today.

Edited: 21/04/2014 at 08:15
21/04/2014 at 08:25


What 10ish

Why been awhile

Lyrics no

Go Chick Go!

Nice morning though a bit foggy in parts. Just wanted some miles back in the legs.

Have a good day peeps.

21/04/2014 at 09:17

Thick haa here but forecast to lift later

What: kayak with Elspeth, ? short run, swimming lesson
Why: don't fancy long run today and on target for 100 this month
Last hard: yesterday's 10k
Last rest: Friday

Anyone know Chickadee's number?

21/04/2014 at 09:44

Morning all, 

Meant to be recovery swim today but buses are not running . Not sure I can bring myself to do bike and run .. legs feel tired. I may make this my rest day for the week. If not I will do later.


21/04/2014 at 10:21

morning all
what - 4/5 miles easy
why - recovery + more garden related tidying to do
last rest - 16 days
last hard -yesterday
lyric - don't think so

21/04/2014 at 11:03
I was going to ask about the number too. I think it's 13636...
21/04/2014 at 11:57


Lyrics: no

What: 9k off road, first 5k easy, then pushed on a bit next 4k.
Why: ran to feel

Currently 6:56 a.m. in Boston!


21/04/2014 at 13:39
8.5 miles including 20 x 1 min fast 1 min recovery walk. Good today although legs feeling it from the fast 8 miler yesterday. Very hot and sunny yet again which means I am very red and freckled!

Wee question for the doctors on this thread. Is it possible that enalapril and amlodopine blood pressure meds could affect running pace/effort in any way?

Lyrics, nope.
21/04/2014 at 14:21


Rest day for me.. well actually Pizza and beer just now.. so very much a rest day!!

Don- OH is defo more qualified than me, but I will give you my 2 cents (because I can!!)

The two you have mentioned are the first line treatment of hypertension in athletes (ACE inhibitor and Calcium channel blocker respectively). This is because they don't have a direct effect on energy metabolism per se.

However, having said that, I think they would have SOME effect on exercise tolerance (to what extent is debate-able and depending on dose etc). Both of the medications (by different mechanisms) reduce blood pressure by relaxing smooth muscle/ vaso-dilating. Considering exercise relies on increasing blood pressure and vaso-constriction to increase oxygen delivery to muscles that are aerobically respiring, I reckon its not implausible to suggest it could have an effect.

The hypertension medications to stay away from in exercise is defo the beta blocker or water tablets.. those muck up electrolytes and ability to metabolize.

Have you noticed a change??

21/04/2014 at 14:32

If Pizza and beer is a "rest day", what makes a "hard day" and does it involve hard liquor?

Don - I think Dibs has summed thing up nicely there - to sum it up further, if you have to be on antihypertensives they're the ones to be on.

5.6 nm in kayak so far - the ha (sea mist) and a NE wind has certainly brought the temperature down today. Not inclined to go for a run this afternoon. Some chores to do whatever.

21/04/2014 at 14:44

Thanks Dibs and OH - that's really useful to know.  I've been on those meds since 2008 and I'll be on them forever, so the answer was never going to change that!  I don't use my heart rate monitor a lot but I used it today for my speed session and I noticed that my max heart rate of 156 was a fair bit lower than it used to be and I still feel I am putting in a lot of effort - I was running at an average of 5:15 pace for my 1 minute sections.  I maybe need to do some longer reps to get a better picture.

So I haven't noticed much of a change - I was just wondering if there might be limits on my racing speed due to the meds.  I find the whole thing very interesting - thanks again for your replies!

21/04/2014 at 15:05

Go Chick... you can do it....

Happy here..... back to full training I believe.... 18.77m in 2:59:29 (slow) off road following the Test way (3 1/2 relay legs).... Missed the train with mates so rude not to go to the pub next door..... What Bank Holidays are for....

Take care

21/04/2014 at 17:23

Hi all.  Was just following Boston on Twitter.  Great result for the USofA in the men's race. 

Yesterday I did 5 at just slower than 10 m/m pace. Didn't feel too bad.   Today...

What: 10 very very slooooow miles, but as it was on one of my hillier routes that is to be expected (specially as the sun came out and I am NOT a runner who likes heat)
Why: meant to be LSR


Hope Chick is having a good day over there in Boston. 

Byee all

21/04/2014 at 18:51

don: Good session today mate

21/04/2014 at 19:43

Will be interesting to see what Chick thought of today: whilst she didn't get what she trained for I hope she had a great time. Look forward to the report...well toughed out Chick! We are all proud of you!

21/04/2014 at 20:00

Well done Chick, hope you soaked up the atmosphere and enjoyed yourself.  Can't wait for the report.

21/04/2014 at 20:09

Come on chick!! it's killing me . Hope you are enjoying the aftermath, the atmosphere on tele looked AMAZING! 

21/04/2014 at 20:10

Just got up to see the Boston results! Just wished I could have watched it live!

Chickadee - that looked tough, but hope you did enjoy yourself. What about the women's screams through Wellesley!! Deafening!!

RFJ - great long run there.

What: 6km flat.

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