P + D training for VLM 2013

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29/01/2013 at 20:24
Lol at the Southern Softie
15West well done on the Lt run, I mixed it up but kept the overall pace up a bit, just depends what mood I'm in I also tend to go off a bit fast at the tar
NN great running well done but no macho men here
LOL at Ziggy.

4 recovery miles done now for my cold bath
29/01/2013 at 20:39

Ziggy only a real man could get away with compression socks...a bit like crying and pink shirts !!

NP cold bath...sorry but come on..2 runs , shorts and a  cold bath all on the same day ?

Edited: 29/01/2013 at 20:40
29/01/2013 at 20:54
Cold baths great for your legs trust me
29/01/2013 at 20:56

Well done all LTers. Procrastination means 11 wet and horribly blustery miles in shorts tonight in 1.30 . All felt good except my new shoes have put a couple of nails on death row.

29/01/2013 at 20:58

NP - Just cold water? How deep and how long do you rough it out for?

29/01/2013 at 21:03

15West I also wear shorts all year round, but then I also wear gloves most of the year as my hands are always cold - i get lots of abuse for that!

Doing my LT run with the club on Thursday so 13 miles MLR for me today. A loop up the back of Glasgow up high above the city, very picturesque but also very very windy. Unfortunately my muscle strain from last week was feeling a little tender again, need to keep an eye on that. Seriously considering ditching my MLR on Friday and swapping it for a cycle to work (if the weather allows it) to take the impact of my leg.

Good effort from everyone knocking out the LT runs today.

It's our streets bin pick up day tomorrow, i'm currently sitting listening to everyones bins getting blown down the street - I think it was a good choice to put ours out in the morning..

29/01/2013 at 21:08
Mennania wrote (see)

NP - Just cold water? How deep and how long do you rough it out for?

yeah come on..?? there was half an hour between his posts ....nah surely not that long ?? !!!

Nice mileage Alan and great idea to wait and do the LT in company, so much easier as long as the pace is even, which if my club is anything to go by you got no chance !!

Edited: 29/01/2013 at 21:15
29/01/2013 at 21:24
Fill the bath so it's over your waist cold water only, get in and sit in it for 15 mins, cup of tea and a warm shower after, it will do your legs the world go good.
29/01/2013 at 21:26
No Pain wrote (see)
Cold baths great for your legs trust me

Not so good for your other bits though.

29/01/2013 at 21:31
No Pain wrote (see)
Fill the bath so it's over your waist cold water only, get in and sit in it for 15 mins, cup of tea and a warm shower after, it will do your legs the world go good.

15 minutes!!! Good grief. Respect NP. I had a go once, not sure I lasted even a minute. I know definately supposed to help with recovery...but I'd rather concetrate on the refueling part.

Edited: 29/01/2013 at 21:32
29/01/2013 at 22:08
Fair play on the ice bath NP. You are a braver man than me. Just back from
A 10 mile with 5 tempo miles. Probably my toughest run of the programme yet due to the conditions. 2 mile warm up. 5 mile tempo and 3 mile cool down. Ave pace overall = 6.50. The warm up was wind assisted, turned around and ran the 5 miles slightly down hill but into a gale force wind and torrential rain. The downhill def didn't make up for the wind against. Conditions were so bad I didn't really check the garmin and just tried to run on effort. Just checked the splits and I'm pretty chuffed: 6.02: 6.01: 6.06: 6.00: and 6.06.

Felt more like 10k effort to be honest. But pretty happy with it. Another one chalked off! I really need to get out and do some shorter races as I would have beaten my 5k pb tonight! Hope everyone recovers well ready for more miles tomorrow.
29/01/2013 at 22:17

Did the LT run.

7.04, 6.16, 6.31, 6.21, 6.30, 6.27, 7.36, 7.43, 7.55, 7.59.  Did one mile warm up then the five fast followed by 4 slow.  Struggled with the last two fast ones, GI issues, plus windy and had to stop for a train.

 I have a cold bath after my Sunday long runs.  Don't do 15 mins though..

Edited: 29/01/2013 at 22:18
29/01/2013 at 22:33
Chris. You're going to end up winning it the way you're going.
29/01/2013 at 22:46

Ha Ha 15W. I probably won't make it over the line if the way I felt at the end of tonight is anything to go by!

And Mennania, I know what you mean about the toes. My big one is definately ready to drop off. Should be interesting trying to run after it finally falls off!

29/01/2013 at 22:46

Really impressive running again from everyone and some great LT sessions being belted out Surrey and Chris to name just 2.

I'm switching sessions this week also, did 5 rec last night and 14 this evening in 1h47. I prefer to do key LT sessions on a non work day so will do on Sat morning.

Lit hope the achilles behaves itself soon but best to build back slowly, still plenty of time.

Menn I've got a nail thats about to keep your 2 company on death row!

29/01/2013 at 23:06
I suffer from toe nail loss quite often, and I wear trainers a size bigger.
29/01/2013 at 23:08
Sounds like everyone has been busy today! I did my 10 miles with 5 @ LT into a howling wind, so it was a bit off-pace. I hope that's the reason anyway. Still, I'm glad it's done. It really is one of the hardest sessions.
29/01/2013 at 23:14

I've had to upsize on my latest purchases too. Not done anything remotely like this mileage before and my toes are suffering badly. Its not helped by the fact I have horrible curly toes that rub each other. I have however just ordered some of these which I am hoping will be my saviour. Anyone else unfortunate enough to have toes like me it may be worth a look - I can't believe I didnt know about them sooner!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Injinji-Preformance-Midweight-Show-Aqual/dp/B0062N10YE/ref=sr_1_12?s=clothing&ie=UTF8&qid=1359501200&sr=1-12

15W - Do you just leave the nails come off naturally or do anything to help speed up the process? Not sure whether to just leave mine alone and wait for the inevitable or cut them off!

29/01/2013 at 23:21

Chris don't force the nail off, leave it on as long as you can, the new nail will push it off when ready. 

I'd not seen those socks before, will be intrested to see what you think.

29/01/2013 at 23:25

Thanks Mark. I'll leave off the nail and let nature take its course. I'd not seen the socks before until someone told me. I have been putting cotton wool and toe seperators between my toes before every run up until now to keep them from rubbing where they cross over. So hopefully these socks will elimate the need to do that. I should save a fortune in cotton wool and toe seperators - which is lucky given the price of the bloody socks!

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