Monday Session - 11 November

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Psi
11/11/2002 at 00:03
Okay, today is when I get crazy and experimental:

What: Try to run for a short jog (a mile, if that)
Why: To see how my foot injury is healing.

Last hard: Could be today!
Last rest: Saturday
11/11/2002 at 07:08
Morning all. Winter has arrived in full force in Germany over the last week or so, lots of driving rain and temperatures struggling to get above 5 degrees.

The last few weeks have also been a bit of a strain on the training front. I've definitely lost a bit of zip after the marathon (s) and am currently suffering a recurrence of the knee problems that plagued me during the summer. So current strategy is to halve mileage and cur running to four days with cross training on two (bike and rower). Oh yes and to cap it all severe pressure at work has left me a bit listless - still I have a week off next week to 'recover'.

Don't get me wrong, definitely still enjoying my running and yesterday was a peach - one hours steady run through the woods - weather clear and crisp - lovely. Followed that up with an hour of tennis with the children so all in all a good day.

Today: 30-45 minutes cross train
Why: Give my legs a running break
Last hard day: Beyond living memory
Last rest day: Friday.
11/11/2002 at 07:50
Long time no post it seems...

What: Not sure but it'll last for an hour and start at 10.30

Why: first day back with trainer following New York Marathon

Last rest day(s): Monday 4th -Sunday 10th. Gave myself a whole week to recover from marathon and am now champing at the bit (as they say).
11/11/2002 at 09:03
What: 'Five to six miles gradually accelerating'
Why: Training programme oracle says so

Last rest day: Saturday
Last hard day: Yesterday - 20 mile bike ride (with efforts) then running - 40 min hill session. Followed by a pint of beer and that was me gone for the rest of the day.
11/11/2002 at 09:13
What: Hill reps
Why: strength training
Last hard day: Saturday
Last rest day: Friday
11/11/2002 at 09:19
Good morning from sunny - yes, really - Huddersfield.

What : Swim.
Why : Rest day.
Last rest day : Saturday.
Last hard day : Yesterday (fell race)
WildWill    pirate
11/11/2002 at 09:33
Morning all

What : (AM) 3000m Swim – continuous front crawl (already done in 65mins)
(PM) Turbo trainer
Why : Building swim distance up

Last Rest Day : Sunday
Last Hard Day : Today (300m swim is hard)
Last Hard Run : Thursday

Will
WildWill    pirate
11/11/2002 at 09:34
That was supposed to say (3000m swim is hard)
11/11/2002 at 09:36
Hi all. Psi, I hope your experimental run goes really well. You have to try sometime, and it sounds as if you've been very sensible about your injury.
Martin, you sound very sensible too, in a how-DOES-he-do-all-that sort of way. I can't believe you're as old as me!
Tim, welcome back. Your absence has been remarked upon in several places of importance. I trust the chickenpox has passed you by, and best that the children get it over with now. I didn't get it till I was 22, and it was truly horrid. My kids have all had it now, thank goodness.
Gnasher, good to see you too. How was New York?
Lizzy, Oracle isn't trying to dictate our training programmes too, is he? Suppose he had to go somewhere after not getting the warmest of welcomes over at Triple F.

Anyway, enough!

What: Hope to do a gentle 3 miles tonight.
Why: Should be a rest day but I fancy a little run. So glad to be back. Ankle no worse following yesterday's 6.6 miles.
Last hard day: Yesterday and Saturday were both a little bit hard.
Last rest day: Tuesday.
11/11/2002 at 09:38
What: 1 hr steady run at 65%WHR with running club at 5.30
Why:training programme says so!

Last rest day: saturday
Last hard day: friday, 22 miler in pouring rain!

Louise
11/11/2002 at 09:48

I'm not dictating anything to anyone, Mrs Dinosaur.
11/11/2002 at 09:58
Morning all

Its a clear and bright morning here in the north east.

What: Gym at lunch time - steady 4 miles tonight.
Why: Always do this on a Monday

Last hard: Friday
Last rest: Saturday
11/11/2002 at 10:08
DOCTOR Dinosaur to you, actually, Oracle. MRS Dinosaur is my mother-in-law.

Ooh, I get SUCH a sense of cheap triumph when I flush out a lurker.
11/11/2002 at 10:15
What: Rest - nurse those sore calves back to health. Oh, and sports physio for (much improving) ITB.
Why: Um, what I just said.

Last hard: yesterday's 7 mile
Last rest: Saturday pre-race
11/11/2002 at 10:22
What: nowt
Why: Always rest on Monday and a bit knackered after yesterdays long run.
Last hard run: Yesterday
Last rest day: Today

Laura L,
did you race this weekend. Did I miss your report?
11/11/2002 at 10:23
what: rest or gym cross train
why: why not
last hard day: sun (race)
last rest: sat

found out the disadvantage of short (4.5mile) multilap races this weekend. Was lapped shortly after finishing my second of 4 laps :-((. ie he was travelling 50% faster than me and I was averaging under 7min/mile for the first time! speedy.
11/11/2002 at 10:49

Mrs Dinosaur, this is a running forum. One of us did his 13 miles yesterday. The other of us could have done her 13 miles yesterday but chose not to, admitting she could have done so. I'm not interested in a points-scoring exercise with you outside the subject matter of this forum.
11/11/2002 at 10:59
Morning all,

lovely bright clear day today so I'll expect the run along the Thames to be packed (unlike the other day when it was raining and it was just me out there). So...

What : 5-6 miles slow easy
Why : Had race yesterday and got a new pb at 10miles (60:52 - still striving to get under the hour though).

Last hard day : Yesterday
Last Rest Day : Saturday
WildWill    pirate
11/11/2002 at 11:02
Parky - Congrats on a marvalous time - I'm still dreaming of 75 nevermind 60
11/11/2002 at 11:21
Parky - excellent PB, in my view 10 miles under 60 is easily the hardest of the "benchmark" PB's (the other being a sub 3:00 marathon, a sub-1:30 half and a sub 40 10k)
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