P + D training for VLM 2013

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06/03/2013 at 14:27

Well done on the tempo run Chick....

06/03/2013 at 14:30

Definitely a day where people are starting to feel the programme.  Looking at the schedule for March it pretty much repeats every week give or take a mile here and there, so her's hoping the legs enjoy that feeling from this morning

06/03/2013 at 15:11

Chick - it feels so good to get that dreaded session done! 

Really feeling the lethargy today, so my 9m recovery run was super slow and easy.  I averaged 10:39 pace, with my heart rate average 134bpm.  It peaked at 144bpm, which was still below my 148bpm ceiling.  I certainly feel like I need the rest day tomorrow.

I did a quick comparison with my training last year.  My mileage in Jan/Feb was 120m and 72m respectively, while this year it has been 193m and 196m respectively (ie. double the amount ).  With the exception of a HM race, it wasn't until the last week in March that I started running outdoors (for my first 20m run of the program)!

06/03/2013 at 16:00
Hope those who are injured and ill are feeling better soon, I'm another one feeling quite tired but it's quite normal when we get this close to a big race.

Some more good runs clocked up today, I've swapped sessions around again this week so yesterday was a double recovery run day, today I did the vo2 max session so 5x600 reps.
I decided to run on the track today which definitely felt quicker than the road, I was running the reps at about 5.35 pace and it felt ok actually.

Just trying to remember to recover properly after runs now so it's lots of stretching, foam rolling and trying to eat and drink well.

It's getting serious now!
06/03/2013 at 16:33

Hi everyone, working yesterday and last night so did not get on here, nice to see some good running still going on. NN and HeOw hope your both feeling better soon.

two Tempo sessions yesterday and 15 miles MLR today apart from that no niggles just the normal feeling in the legs for this stage of training.

06/03/2013 at 16:47

thanks guys

Al Runs wrote (see)

 Which means the 18M w 14M mara pace is now the most feared...

  I don't have one of those - the worst was 17 with 12 @ MP I think. I have my very own horror MP sesh though: 22 miles with 3 x 5 at MP in there. I made this up some time ago. The last 5 miles feel almost impossible to do but in a slightly perverse and masochistic way it's a great workout.

06/03/2013 at 19:48
Chick that's the sort of long run I like great for the head.
06/03/2013 at 20:09

Chickadee - great tempo, very envious of those splits!  I hope within time, I will be running similar.  

NoPain - 2 TEMPO sessions in one day? Then a 15 miler?!  Gordon Bennett.     Have you ever been injured?  Do you not niggle at all? 

Ten - that is fantastic re the mileage.  Well done.  What's the plan for next year, double it again?! 

Mark - great session. 

Foot still pissing me off, I am not the right personality to be benched.  Hopefully it is better tomorrow, the Pod promised me it would.  I shall hunt him down and torture him with pins if he is wrong.  

06/03/2013 at 20:12

Never seen podiatry in the list of most dangerous jobs before

06/03/2013 at 20:21

He's on me hitlist JF50 if this acupuncture hasn't worked. 

06/03/2013 at 20:28

Think it's driving NN mad as well not running, though she hasn't talked about taking anybody out, though I didn't catch the end of her spat with DF3 yesterday.  I think Lit may be dealing with him first

06/03/2013 at 20:49
HeOw, Can you cross train at the moment?
06/03/2013 at 21:06

Evening all,

some great running going on today, especially Chick's tempo. I must say it's not surprising everyone's feeling a bit tired since most of you raced a half a few days ago. I'm feeling pretty bouncy as it's longer since my race, but was greatful for the club run to motivate me to do my MLR tonight, as I didn't have to do the whole thing on my own. So 15.2 miles at a much more sensible pace than last week's marathon-paced effort! Just over two hours in total.

HeOw, I know exactly how you feel as when I had to take that week off with the achilles thing it made me seriously bad-tempered and I was also insanely jealous every time I saw anyone doing any running. Hope you're better tomorrow, and a pity you can't come to trapeze class with me: great for the core and no pressure on the feet at all. 

06/03/2013 at 21:49
JF50 wrote (see)

Think it's driving NN mad as well not running, though she hasn't talked about taking anybody out, though I didn't catch the end of her spat with DF3 yesterday.  I think Lit may be dealing with him first

Well !! imagine this..got here (my sons) 200 miles away, 3.5 hour drive including m25 !! had a cup of tea made for me and then within half an hour my son says " mum" I knew what was coming..even at 31 they know when to sound sheepish...." I know you just got here, but do you mind watching the boys while I go for a quick blast on the bike !!!..

No that's fine I say through gritted teeth, not that I mind having the boys but he was going for some exercise and I was jealous of my own son...lol,,then when my daughter in law comes in she goes out for a run !!!!..oh well at least they are setting a good example I guess..

I do feel better and will get out at some point tomorrow

fabulous tempo run chick and well done everyone else on the mlrs which is what I should have done today..

NP that is a couple days of serious training well done as ususal..

Lit you are a bouncy young aren't you...trapeze  think I will stick to the pilates myself though

Heow acupuncture sounds a bit different , how long are you meant to give it before you see an improvement ? and same here the bench does not suit me at all..3 days no running, is about my limit I have never had to take time out for injury ever !! I am lucky so when I have to stop for this kind of thing I feel fat bloated and bad  tempered , the grandkids are safe though

I would like to add I do actually find DF3 quite entertaining....from a distance I reckon he is an old banned poster dome back with new log in,

06/03/2013 at 22:25

Double post for some reason. sorry

Edited: 06/03/2013 at 22:26
06/03/2013 at 22:34

Did the 14 miler tonight.  Wet outside but not as cold now.

06/03/2013 at 22:35

It looks like its getting to the injury stage of the training. Really hope that everyones niggles aer just niggles and you are all back up and running ASAP. On the bright side you will be well rested and in a good place to smash the remaining weeks of training, with the comfort of already having loads of miles in the bag. A few days missed shouldn't count for much in the long run.

I'm also starting to feel a bit knackered and niggly. Tonight's 14 miler was really tough mentally and physically. Get it done at 7.30 pace, which is the slowest a med run has been for a while and certainly no MP miles at the end tonight - steady all the way!

The legs were hurting from last nights speed work and I just felt very tired and stiff. Being busy in work and not being able to eat properly is certainly not helping - I need fuel to run goddamit! Which has led me to book the 3 days prior to the marathon as annual leave so that nothing (hopefully) can get in the way of my eating!!

P.S - N.P you are a machine!

06/03/2013 at 22:41
NN, hope you manage to get out tomorrow. I had the tummy bug a couple of weeks ago so I can sympathise.

I ran my HM on Sunday and was one minute off my PB at 1:45. A bit disappointing but I hope it's down to the heavy (for me) mileage. I got a sore throat right afterwards too. It sounds like the training is taking its toll on most of us now!
07/03/2013 at 07:47

Did 4 miles recovery this morning, doing the remaining 6 plus strides this evening.  Goiing in late today so taking oppurtunity to do split my recovery.

07/03/2013 at 08:06

5 mile recovery this morning with 6 x 100m strides, legs felt much fresher than yesterday.  I quite enjoyed the strides

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