Monday session (23/9/2002)

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23/09/2002 at 06:34
Haven't been on the forum this weekend as a little hectic - so a quick wrap up:

1. Saturday: Decided to race as had not run since Thursday morning (felt like a bit of a taper) glad I did as ran a new PB for 10k of 39:01 - which was nice (see report in events).
2. Sunday: Legs feeling very stiff after race, but wanted a reasonable run so did an off-road "walk-about" (my traditional run until you don't feel like it anymore) and ended up doing just under 2 hours.

Today: probably 30 minutes easy.
Why: relatively heavy weekend and now starting two-week marathon taper.
Last hard day: Saturday.
Last rest day: Friday.

Beginning my marathon taper today but feeling absolutely paranoid about catching a cold - everywhere I go there seem to be people with sniffles, am taking a multi-vit everyday to try and stay on top - but a hectic schedule at work means I can't avoid coming into contact with about a million people over the next two weeks!
23/09/2002 at 07:39
Good luck Martin - everyones got it here but mostly head colds.

What 4 steady
why - slow restart.
last hard - Thursday
last rest - Fri thru Sunday

had a bit of a rest due to hard session wed and thurs followed by ten-pin bowling which made my left gluts ache and feel very tender. Got to get back at it today.
23/09/2002 at 08:03
What - Rest day, leg still hurting from yesterday but feeling more positive

Why- to let injury heal

Shall go out tomorrow morning for easy run to see how leg is, starting to panic as GNR less than two weeks away.

How many other forumites are doing the GNR this Year??
23/09/2002 at 08:10
What : gym and running session already done and then again after work
Whay : couldn't go out this morning as it was pitch black
Last hard day: Yesterday's Capital City Challenge
Last Rest day: Saturday
23/09/2002 at 08:39
Still buzzing from yesterday. Day off today but might venture back on to the treadmill tommorrow morning if I can get up early.

For those people interested in heart rates I don't know how this compares, but my average HR during my 1/2 was 178 which is 93.6% of theoretical max on age. Lowest I saw was 173 on easier bits and 185 at the end of a hill. Don't know how that compares with all the theory on how you're meant to run though.
23/09/2002 at 08:41
Sorry Martin - forgot congrats on your PB! re colds: have you tried taking echinaceae (or however you spell it)? It'smeant to help ward off colds. Also vitamin C and zinc.
23/09/2002 at 09:20
What: Nothing more strenuous than bashing the keyboard.
Why: 10k PB yesterday, knee swollen.
Last hard day: Yesterday
Last rest day: Saturday
23/09/2002 at 09:31
What: probably swimming today
Why: had two rest days over the weekend because my knee is suffering badly from a pulled muscle, probably sustained during the Robin Hood half. I want to do something but my husband's face was a picture when I said I was thinking of going for a run. Also tired after being woken up by the earthquake last night. Anyone else feel it?
Last rest day: yesterday
Last hard day: Friday
23/09/2002 at 09:32
Morning all,

Sounds like it was a busy period of PB setting this weekend. Congrats everyone...

What: 6 miles easy
Why: Easy run
Days since last hard: Thursday
Days since last rest: Yesterday - had a sore throat and could't be bothered

23/09/2002 at 09:39
what: 30 mins v slow
why: recovery run from yesterday's 10K race

last hard day: Sun
last rest day: Sat

The countdown to the third race in 3 weeks (Seaside 5K next Sun) begins here. Colds & bad throats are doing the rounds here also - Mrs S has an awful one at the moment - so I'm popping zinc/Vit Cs and echinacea on a regular basis right now.
23/09/2002 at 10:23
Congrats on the pb Martin.

Having felt awful for most of yesterday I didn't venture out at all.
Woke up this morning,got half way through making breakfast and felt dizzy,nauseous and sweated worse than I do during 400m reps.So went back to bed.
Slightly better now but I'll miss any training so that tomorrow I can hopefully do my last speed session before Windsor on Sunday.

I'm off to events forum now to read how the racing went....
23/09/2002 at 10:27
what: rest
why : it's time for one again, begin taper for windsor (hopefully)
last hard day : sat
last rest day : thurs

W/end update

after wrecking a set of "sprinters muscles" on tuesday I kept off running weds/thurs. Friday: I tried a treadmill but had to stop after about 30 secs and put in 45mins on the elliptical trainer.

Saturday: schedule called for 5 times 1 mile at 1/2M pace. Not convinced of ability to run I adopted the treadmill again. success - I could run. however, I'd failed to work out the correct pace in advance and set off at 13.1km/hr for the first two 1 mile intervals (this is 10k pace for me). I then redid the math on the run and realised I should be at 12.6km/h which I did for 1 mile before dropping to 12.1km/h for the last 2. I do find it annoying that we all still refer to pace in mins/mile, yet this treadmill kit is all metric! Still I was running again.

Sunday: easy run required, read the tapering thread and decided to junk the 85 min steady run in my schedule and do 7-8 miles at easy level(9min/mile). I ran 3 laps of my usual circuit, felt the previous evenings intervals a bit but nevertheless I completed in the same time as 3 months previously but at a HR 14bpm lower - progress!?

So an easy week ahead, try to avoid offspering who both declared colds this morning! dontcha just luv em.

BTW congrats to all w/end racers.
WildWill    pirate
23/09/2002 at 10:39

What : Gym Session at lunch time
Why : Need to get started on the winters strength programme

It’s the clubs road race this weekend and I’m the race director – so most of my time will be used up in last minute preparation – I’ll be glad when it’s all over

23/09/2002 at 11:12
What: am weights and 4 mile recovery run, pm 5/6 miles steady
Why: easy day after yesterday's 10k
last rest day: Saturday
last hard day: yesterday
23/09/2002 at 11:22
What: blood test
Why: doc says either arthritis (slim chance) or sports injury to lower back (first time in my life I've wanted a sports injury)
what else: slow 5-6 mile jog
23/09/2002 at 11:23
I felt the earth tremor too, RR - but I only managed a half-awake state and assumed it was the cat trying to headbutt the bedroom door open. Didn't realise what had happened until I switched the radio on in the car on the way to work.

Isn't running supposed to be FUN? What's all this obsessive avoiding of colds about? As Tim says, you can run with a cold - and flu season isn't upon us yet. If it's any consolation, I get virus-laden snot and worse on my hands several times a day in the course of work, my kids have all had their start-of-term viruses, I am a lifelong non-consumer of supplements and "herbal" products in bottles, and I rarely get colds (last one was in June and the previous one was 12 months before) and have never had anything that could be called flu.

Fingers firmly crossed and placed on a wooden desk now.
What: I'd like to fit in a swim and a short recovery run.
Why: Cleared paperwork last night, workload today looks manageable, might be able to sneak off for an hour this afternoon, and I've got an awkward hour or so between the end of the day job and a moonlighting session that's just begging to be filled.
Last hard day: Yesterday. Another entry in the PB book.
Last rest day: Friday.
23/09/2002 at 11:55
What: not entirely sure, will have to look at my schedule, but probably something easy like a swim, or 30 min run
Why: long run yesterday, feature to write up today/tonight (big time procrastination today, will probably end up staying up until 2am!)
Last hard: yesterday was hardish
Last easy: Saturday
23/09/2002 at 12:52
what: dog walk on local field - avoiding park so dog can't get into trouble because I'm not capable fo running after him
why: he needs a walk and I need fresh air
last rest: Sunday
last hard: Saturday
23/09/2002 at 14:19
What: Nothing
Why: I'm knackered after yesterdays relentlessly hilly 14 miler and besides I always take Monday off.
Last hard run: Sunday
Last rest day: Today
23/09/2002 at 14:47
What: Desperately tring to avoid doing work
Why: Knacked after Sunday's 3:15 long run
Last hard run: YESTERDAY!!!
Last rest day: Thursday
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