P + D training for VLM 2013

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04/02/2013 at 22:15

I am actually considering lubing up the old Garmin strap next time I use it.  I think it is the lack of moistness until around mile 2-3 (what with the cold temperatures and I ain't that sweaty) which isn't helping with the spiking. 

04/02/2013 at 22:16

I think I should retire for the evening... 

04/02/2013 at 22:23

 I have just seen your post on the gym thread... 

 

05/02/2013 at 07:37

blimey.

Well - slept in and missed my early morning slot for 6mi recovery, so will have to do it after dropping kid off at school - and miss a bit of work time! HAHAHA! We have snow on the ground here, and it's sleeting at the moment, so will definately have to be a slow one.

 

05/02/2013 at 07:48

HeOw - just read your gym post too - nearly spat my tea out everywhere...

05/02/2013 at 08:58

NN - It takes me roughly about a month to ease myself into a thread and then the inneundos start.  15W will confirm that as the Chester thread was desecrated by the end of September!  I have kept myself pretty subdued on here for quite a while! Wot wiv uz bein zerious afleets loike. 

15W - talking about Chester, isn't about time we started checking long term weather forecast for VLM and Manchester....?  

5 mile recovery for me today - shall be done tonight.  Can rock out the 10m/m pace with full force in the pitch black.  Don't want to ruin me street cred by being seen "jogging" in the daylight. 

05/02/2013 at 08:59

Morning all, 7 miles recovery and 6x100m strides completed last night, no extra strides though just not as rebellious as HeOw

I have the same HR problem with the Garmin, hard strap for me.  Worse in the winter where do you don't sweat as quickly and even wetting the strap and my chest it seems to dry out before the sweat starts to give a good contact.  Even worse on a long run where the first 5 miles is slow and you don't really warm for miles.  Shall have to search the house for lubricant!

Rest day for me today but then going to run the rest of the week on consecutive days as I have commitments on Sunday, so it will be a 12 mile MSR, 10mile GA with 6 at HMP, 5 miles recovery and 20 miles LSR on Saturday.

05/02/2013 at 09:06

JF50 - pop to the Spar and ask the young lad behind the counter for his bumper size tube of KY whilst holding an extra large cucumber.  Just to set the cat amongst the pigeons in your village. 

I too have to jam my week in like you too, mine will be 5 recovery today, 10 easy tomorrow, rest Thursday and 20 miles on Friday. I need to put MRP miles in that too as missed them out of my 18 last week as still ill. 

Edited: 05/02/2013 at 09:08
05/02/2013 at 11:26

HeOw nice long lun and your 10 miles last night.

15 West hope you got the first of the double done

Mark 1981, did 1 mile warm up 10k trail race 1 mile cool down on Sat and 22 on Sunday.

LOL @ the soft/hard strap on and lube and now a cucumber HeOw 

JF50 nice running last night enjoy your rest day

Well got up and 20 to 30 mm snow on the ground, ran 10 miles steady, impossible to do any form of speed work.(Virgin Snow) Traffic at a standstill for the whole run due to a minor bump between two cars causing a 5 mile tail back. Out later for a 4 mile recovery run.

 

 

 

 

05/02/2013 at 12:36

heOw - Delamere park run? I heard one was starting up in chester but nothing came of it.

did my double yesterday and got 14 tonight - stepped up to the 70 wk version for a week to see how I get on.

05/02/2013 at 12:39

HeOw, not sure I could do that without blushing!

NP that seems like the way to beat the jams in your area this morning.  Hope it's not coming our way, though I believe we will get it Wednesday on when the winds change back to Artic, looking forward to that again  Enjoy run 2 for the day

05/02/2013 at 12:50

Well, I did my 7-mile run this morning (meant to be 6 but the path I wanted was closed; another runner was caught out by that too!), but won't be doubling up as I'm still in cautious post-injury mode. Also no time, but will be cycling the 5.5 miles to my pilates class and back, so that can be instead of run #2.

05/02/2013 at 13:09

Snow nearly all gone round here. This morning's 6 mile run went ok, some very big slushy puddles around though. Weather for rest of week looks ok - cold wind from north tomorrow though.

Have just realised that need to register at the expo before VLM, bit of a pain that. Will try and arrive a bit earlier on the saturday to avoid the crowds. I'll be travelling alone as new dog is the new no.1 in the household.

05/02/2013 at 14:49
HeOw wrote (see)

NN - It takes me roughly about a month to ease myself into a thread and then the inneundos start.  

 

Heow...that gym  thread was started at 1.30pm yesterday, it had gone into the gutter before midnight last night...thats less than 12 hours.....

And I too hate "jogging" in daylight especially when someone of large proportions belts past me....I want to shout..' hey I am a granny doing a recovery run ACTUALLY !!

jf50 I have to rearrange my long run too..I shall be doing 20 on Fri or monday..will see

NP more snow ? blimey well done on getting out in it

Literatin wise to be cautious for a few day enjoy the pilates work out later

15W yes it is annoying really..a girl I run with at club didn't realise till I told her and it has thrown her into total panic as she is a teacher and not sure she can get the Friday off and it is all such a rush to do it on the Saturday if you have to travel far, she like many assumed they sent the numbers by post...but its to get us to spend money at the Expo..

5 easy miles this morning, then coffee and cake with friend..bit of house work then another 5 later, like most of you, my first ever doubles day 

 

Edited: 05/02/2013 at 14:51
05/02/2013 at 15:31
HeOw wrote (see)

NN - I have Garmin HRM - which one do you have?  I will get new battery for it as well I think.  

After fighting demons all day re going out in gales tonight to do my 10 mile LT run, I did it and I am chuffed I did as weather was not quite as bad as I thought (although still bloody windy) and I felt so strong, I seem to be back to full fitness! (tempo always a gauge for me how well I am re asthma etc).  I did an extra LT mile by accident too!  So 10 miles at 8m/m average 9:11; 8:51; 7:46; 7:41; 7:31; 7:31; 7:25; 7:38; 8:28; 8:45.   When I consider my last flat HM back in Sept was 7:58m/m and today was no real huge effort (even on the tempo), I am hoping this is a good sign for Wrexham as obviously, I only did 18 miles on Saturday too.  Feeling positive again now!  

hear, hear   - that's truly fabulous news, HeOw!! As for doing an extra LT mile by accident . Don't think I ever could - I'm usually dying at about 2 miles in

Literatin: what on earth are you doing in your new forum pic  Hanging upside down or walking on hands? I'm intrigued ...

Loving all the innuendo stuff ... over on the sub 3:30 thread we had a time when we compared foam rollers ... as in: mine is 3 ft long and it's HARD

Never done any tune up race - either did a proper Sunday race sticking miles on either end to make it a long one or did some sort of solo time trial.

Enjoy the double, NN

05/02/2013 at 15:39

Going to do a bit of rejigging due to family etc, so its 14 miles steady for me later with the recovery tomorrow. Think I am going to drop the double recoveries and just do the longer 6/7 miles in the evening. Really cant face morning running before work. That should theoretically leave me fresher for the weekend, so I am going to add a couple of miles to the long Sunday runs and hopefully push towards 24 for the longest, with all others over 20. I still think endurance will be my problem, so this should (in theory) be good. Only time and injuries will tell though.

15W - I agree about the Expo. It would be so much easier to receive the stuff through the post and avoid the Expo. But its all about the dollar. No doubt we will all buy stuff we don't really need as a keepsake! On the positive, I'm sure it will be a great atmosphere at the Expo and get the adrenalin flowing early on!

05/02/2013 at 15:46

I quite like the Expo but then it's easy for me to get a train in and do it on one of the days earlier in the week.  Can understand it just adds pressure when you have to do it as part of the whole weekend when really you would be better just relaxing.

Enjoy that double NN and good luck moving the long run round, seems like a few of us doing it.

Forecast from the groundsman where I work is for a cold 10 days or so in East Anglia, more snow possible.  You just know April 21st will be so warm.

05/02/2013 at 15:50
chickadeee wrote (see)
Literatin: what on earth are you doing in your new forum pic  Hanging upside down or walking on hands? I'm intrigued ...

 

er... hanging upside-down from a trapeze while reading a book, of course! Think I was trying to prove to a friend that I could multi-task.

05/02/2013 at 15:54
literatin wrote (see)
chickadeee wrote (see)
Literatin: what on earth are you doing in your new forum pic  Hanging upside down or walking on hands? I'm intrigued ...

 

er... hanging upside-down from a trapeze while reading a book, of course! Think I was trying to prove to a friend that I could multi-task.

You are a woman Lit of course you can multi task, but there are easier ways of proving it ...still very impressive..

05/02/2013 at 15:56
literatin wrote (see)
chickadeee wrote (see)
Literatin: what on earth are you doing in your new forum pic  Hanging upside down or walking on hands? I'm intrigued ...

 

er... hanging upside-down from a trapeze while reading a book, of course! Think I was trying to prove to a friend that I could multi-task.

The real test of multi-tasking would be to add one more test at a time to see the point at which you dropped

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