Monday 4th March 2013

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04/03/2013 at 06:29


Todays lyrics:It's a long time since I saw you

What:4M Fartlek.

Why: Decided to try it.Okay run. Dry with no wind.

Catch up over coffee as per usual.

Not a bad Euro Indoors for Britain.

Back later.

04/03/2013 at 08:06
What: short run this afternoon after flying back up from Edinburgh this morning.
Why: just to keep the legs ticking over
Last hard: 8 days ago
Last rest: yesterday

Nice meal out with 2 of my daughters while passing through Edinburgh.
04/03/2013 at 08:34


Posted earlier but it's since disappeared - most strange.

Yesterday's lyrics were Still Ill by The Smiths.

What:                 nothing
Why:                  peak flow 350 this morning
Last hard:          doing nothing
Last rest:           all month

Lyrics - yes.

04/03/2013 at 08:58

morning all,
RFJ - good run yesterday. and lovely splits. Not raced Bath before but think I'd like to. That long run in to the finish sounds a little bit like Windsor - dead straight long drag (unless of course they've changed the route)
NZC - decent run yesterday!
what - 5 easy
why - active recovery I think they call it - dragged myself out for 10 miles yesterday. Supposed to be easy but ended up ~8m/m. Added bonus of getting nipped by a yappy dog (one of two) on the final run quarter mile on the wooded cut through. Glad I had compression socks on!
last rest - wednesday
last hard - prob yesterdays long run

04/03/2013 at 10:18

Poor LMH, not a great start to March . Hope breathing improves soon. You've had a great build-up so far.

RFJ: well done - great time. Crowded races can be a right old  'mare.

winks at Literatin'

NZC: great long run - no matter what distance I do I always think I've had enough when the run is banked

Blisters wrote (see)

In fact, I have an idea. Why don't we all have a go at posting a photo from our regular routes this week? It doesn't have to be an aim to sell your rat run in a holiday brochure, just to add a bit of flavour.


Mine would be black coz I run in the dark . Seriously though, good idea. Must remember to take camera with me on one of the next long runs in daylight.

04/03/2013 at 11:12

Oh dear, reading back and posted on Sunday's thread my mistake.  Copied here for your convenience...

Morning all.

Nice run RFJ. Impressive consistancy too!

Did I miss Wabo's post?

Welcome literatin.  Nice long run there.  

You too, NZC. Can be really tough to get it together to do the homework for marathon length runs.  It's one of the things I like about running: it's really good training for anything else that requires a drop of gumption.

Like the idea of pics of our runs.  

Hmm, the stairs are actually quite photogenic.  Missed opportunity.  Did 10 ascents today, dead chuffed, because they really were notably easier than last week's effort, same number of reps.  Of course, there is a long way to go: start doing them with weights, start doing them two at a time.  I seem to have difficulty county to more than ten, so maybe not aim for twenty, or else bring a pocket full of pebbles to use as counters.

No ill effects whatsoever from Saturdays longer run.  Will try to get another long run in before the weekend, as shan't be able to run at the weekend.

Go well all.

04/03/2013 at 11:46

Good to hear that this week was better Stickless. How about an elastic band round your wrist for every ten?

I would take a picture - were I running - but I'm too technologically incompetent to post them on here.

Have just been to the doctors. Good news is that my oxygen sats are fine and lungs clear, bad news it that it's viral and the cough is lasting 3 - 4 weeks. Will just have to hope that I buck the trend, or at least that the asthma settles quickly.

04/03/2013 at 14:02

(((lmh))) empathy, empathy.
Lyrics: Nope
What: Rest and spend time searching for my lost mojo
Why: Hard tkd Sat and then painfully slow half at The Hogweed Hilly yesterday
Last Hard: See above
Last Rest: Friday
Climbing back up out of the depths of last few weeks...anyone seen Ale? Not gone for a stretch?

04/03/2013 at 15:09

afternoon all

Will come back later but just to say I managed a negative split inmy half yesterday, 60.50 and 60.10, plus Iran 3.5 to get to the start so my last 3 miles which were my quickest were also 14-16 mile stage.  Happy happy. 2.01, so so close to under 2 but it was a course pb and I only have positives about that run

lmh, sorry to hear the bad news part, wish you well.

stickless  nice one, sounds good, elastic bands sound a good one.

chick I will try and remember to post a photo!

yesterday was a good day for me running and football

what: nothing

why: need a rest, oh I did do tai chi + lunges squats etc this morning

last hard: yesterday

last easy: friday

have a good day all



04/03/2013 at 15:38

feb miles 131, highest month since march 2009! And this year total so far is 225 while last years total was 543! Please stay strong legs

04/03/2013 at 16:16

Would the photo have to be taken while running? No pockets for camera in my running gear, but I have some nice pics of some of my routes.

what: nothing
why: are you joking? 22 miles yesterday!
last hard: yesterday
last rest: Monday

lyrics: no. I think my one moment of music knowledge has passed. 

04/03/2013 at 16:18

hi literatin!

Nice long run yesterday.

04/03/2013 at 17:11

Maybe should kicking my for not getting yesterday's lyrics (2 of the Smiths went to my school)
6 miles done today - bad news is that outside of left foot is still niggling, good news is that it didn't get any worse during/after 6 miles.
Welcome Literatin
Hope your puff comes back soon LM.H
When your PFR comes up, the cough may not be a problem for running
good running (I take it that a certain football team did well yesterday)
Not had a chance to read back fully but it sounds as if it has been an action packed weekend for a lot of folk.

04/03/2013 at 17:30

Good running Wabo!

I haven't said hi literatin - welcome to the thread. Which marathon are you doing?

OH - that's what I'm hoping, especially if I keep it easy. Sorry to hear that the foot is still niggling, do you still think it's your shoes?

SC - I hope you find it soon - not many weeks to go now!

04/03/2013 at 18:15

Evening! Just in from working: had phone call at 6.45 asking me to work, so first chance to pop in!

Tense match yesterday, Wabo! Did you go? And glad you are pleased with the run.

Stickless (and others): I was taught a trick for counting laps by a swimmer...and it not only works I find it helps me get through a session.
1. Choose boys' names or girls' names. Both is cheating: leave the second one for another day.
2. Lap 1 (or first flight of stairs/length of the pool) is letter A. Think of as many names beginning with A.
3. Lap 2: B,
4. Lap 26 Z.
5. Start again!

What: a gentle walk. Must do more stretching and strengthening, SC!
Why: "good" calf tender ("bad" calf fine!)

Lyrics: no

04/03/2013 at 18:50

Oh yes, sorry, meant to say 'hello everybody'. I was sucked in by actually knowing yesterday's lyrics. Some good running on here, especially Wabo: running to a half marathon is hardcore. LM.H, I'm doing VLM and it's my first marathon, so that was my longest run ever (so far).

04/03/2013 at 19:26

Hello literatin good luck for VLM! 

Blisters - my Sunday long run, was on the road, though did pass Auckland's waterfront to and fro plus included some suburban hilly streets to get the extra in.

I don't take photos, so I would only be able to post one someone else took. My husband took some great photos the other day when he, my son and Mae went for a huge bush walk on the Hilary trail, magnificient vistas of Auckland's rugged west coast beaches.

Stickless - still going hard out with those stairs - they can really get you into oxygen debt.

I remember my daughter doing photos of stairs for a school photography assignment - got some great angles. Great shots!

What: 6km run/walk - Cornwall Park with son and Mae.

Picture of Cornwall Park - A dominant/dormant volcanic cone, surrounded by farmland in some places, cricket ground, archery, playground.

Huge trees in some places, family picnicking, barbeques especially in the weekend, though during these long summer nights you sometimes get a whiff of one.

Cattle, sheep, lots of fences to climb, or gates to open if Mae can't get over them. The occasional electric farm wire that you might have to roll under.

Lots of people walking around the base of the volcano. Pheasants a familar sight, the occasional Japanese wedding party having their photos taken, people with personal trainers doing all sorts of strange things.

You get the picture 

Edited: 04/03/2013 at 19:28
04/03/2013 at 19:30

I get the picture, NZC! I don't take many photos either, and not sure that my box camera does digital either!

04/03/2013 at 19:30

Nice 5 mile XC run for me today in 40 mins; feeling much stronger than a few weeks ago on the country.  Shorts and t-shirt weather tonight, felt very liberated!

04/03/2013 at 19:37

LM.H think it's probably a minor ligament strain - just hoping it will last out 26 on Sunday. Running in older (worn in) shoes which seem better (all the same Mizuno Waverider 7s). Swimming tonight did seem to be beneficial
Will try running again with group on Thursday but give it a rest until then.

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