Saturday 18th March 2006

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18/03/2006 at 00:13
First time I've ever started the daily thread! Just got Broadband at home so making the most of the new toy!

What: 3 miles - injury pending.
Why: 'Cos I can ... hopefully ...
Last hard: Getting out there for a two mile 'test drive' eariler today ...
Last rest: Practically all week ...

Happy running!
18/03/2006 at 00:16
Morning all,
Good day for NZ - 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the Commonwealth Games women's triathlon. Now for the boys...

What: 17 miles long run d & d. Good run - finished strong.

Just love those Commonwealth Games!
18/03/2006 at 00:17

What: 4 miles easy with strides
Why: sharpen up for HM Sunday

Minks - hope the run goes well.
18/03/2006 at 00:23

Minks - hope the run goes well. Fingers crossed and all that, but your training has gone so well to date that you have plenty in the bank, so to speak, even with the enforced rest. Enjoy broadband! We have wireless as well at home which is my downfall ...

What; Medium ish cycle ride - depends on the weather, but 50ish miles. Not going to overdo it though - I've been 'ick!
Why: FW loomin
Last hard: Hmmm
last rest; 7 days

HAve a good day, everyone
18/03/2006 at 00:33
10 miles for me today I think...

and then a 3 hour tennis tournament, mixed doubles and will only be on court occasionally so shouldn't be too bad.
18/03/2006 at 00:35
Feeling a bit the worst for wear - well, had to celebrate Paddy's Day (even though I'm not remotely Irish!) Managed 2 miles earlier this evening ... feeling better than earlier in the weeks, but although knee OK while running it aches like merry hell afterwards. I think as long as it doesn't actively hurt I shouldn't focus on it too much, just go with the flow ...

I WILL be there on the FLM start line, come hell or high water. And I can still make 3:30 with a fair wind and a bit of luck ...

18/03/2006 at 00:49
Good grief - is that the time!? Off to bed....

Will run in morning. Guess an hour or so of something.
18/03/2006 at 01:59
Good luck to all those facing the starter this weekend and good luck to all those getting long runs in.

Just another bit about the women's triathlon. If anyone saw the finish, the girl who outsprinted 4th is mentored by Hamish Carter who won gold at Athens. He says his failure at Sydney was his key to his success at Athens. Fourth placed competitor has Peter Pfitzinger, who is based here, as her running coach.
IronMelissa    pirate
18/03/2006 at 07:15
Morning all,

just watching the tri highlights this morning.

What: 3 hour bike + 30 mins easy run brick session this afternoon
Why: long day and waiting to see if the wind drops
Last hard: will be today
Last rest: Thursday

The wind is force 7 at the moment but I am determined to get outside! I might only go 10 miles in 3 hours at this rate...

Good runnings all.
18/03/2006 at 07:26
morning all.

I'm unsure about my training today. If I'm going out tonight then I should do my 'long' run today. But I've got masses to do and I'm not sure I can fit it in.

I'll see how things go.

But whatever I do I need to venture out on the bike with the new pedals which I haven't yet used on the road.

Good racing to everyone racing today. Happy saturday to everyone else.
18/03/2006 at 07:38
Morning all!

Thanks for the info about EH20 Wardi. Is the rough bit of town where they throw the rocks at you???!! I'm quite slow so will be an easy rock target.

Minks - I really feel for you at the moment with your injury. My training has been really disrupted - with left knee problem in January that has settled, then my right knee and now right hip! Have been doing loads of swimming to maintain fitness which has helped (well helped my swimming anyway!). I'll definitely be there on the 23rd but have very much revised my original hopes of 3:20 ish

What: 4 miles easy contemplating the rough area of Hull and whether or not to drive for 2 and a half hours tomorrow morning to see it.

Why: as above

Last rest: Monday

Last hard: ?
18/03/2006 at 08:04

Minks, sorry the injury is still causing you grief. Hope it all works out for you and I'm sure you will be at London and do yourself justice!

Good luck anyone racing this weekend!

what:4 miles with strides
why:Bath half tomorrow

Have a nice day all!
18/03/2006 at 08:15
Morning regulars! It's always good to read post from Minks, BR, Hilly, Melissa, NZC, Mava, Lizzy, etc, first thing in the morning!

Well, first thing, baby DF has been awake since 4.50 this morning.... Slightly bigger toddler DF followed at 5.45, and Mrs DF surfaced after 7!

Ah well, at least its weekend!

Groin is getter better you know, but will resist the urge to have a go today. So my outings will be grocery shopping, and the farm to say hello to sheep, goats and rabbits in the afternoon...

Run while you can, rest if you must

JD.    pirate
18/03/2006 at 08:48

got some new wheels on my bike so off for a long ride today. i hope anyway, not really sure what 16mph wind is like to ride in.

what: 60 miles
why: IM training on new wheels.
debbo    pirate
18/03/2006 at 09:03

Lots of cycling today on the thread! That's my plan too. My last long cycle was in Lanzarote where I was in shorts and a tshirt, with arm warmers for the chilly bits. I bit different today I think!

Minks - hope your run goes ok.

What - long cycle - aiming for 70 miles, but it's cold, wet and windy so...
Why: IM training
Last hard: tuesday
Last rest: monday

JD - hope your new wheels make you go even faster!
18/03/2006 at 09:18
Minks: I know it is frustrating, tempting and can be self-defeating, but you've hit a vital stage of your recovery & training...............

Now that you've got broadband at home try your best to stay off the Forums, hehehe ;-) I have no doubt you will make the FLM start line. Good luck with your run today.

Pammie: Our nearest Decathlon was Romford until they relocated to Lakeside. Decathlon is several orders of magnitude better then other high-street sports shops. They have a wide range of good-quality good-value gear. Branded stuff too but we all prefer their unknown brands. I was pleased with their customer service. I bought an HRM watch with them. After 6 months the strap went faulty. Took it back to them, didn't have a receipt but did have the box with their price tag. I just wanted a new strap but they swapped over everything and then said that 'cos the watch was now cheaper I was owed a refund. I walked out with a brand new Polar HRM and an extra 35 quid. TeamNRG ate well that nite.

What: I did a very easy run yesterday so could do hard today - but got an LSR tomorrow. So, 60+ mins steady later this afternoon.
Why: Aerobic running
LastHard: Thu
LastRest: 03Mar06

Back later.
18/03/2006 at 09:19

What: 12 mile coastal walk
Why: testing out achilles
Last Rest. Monday
Last Hard: Thursday

As melp says its blowing a right gale here. Big gusts of wind. Washing is approaching take off from the line as I type.

So hope I don't get blown off the cliff!

Have a good day all.
18/03/2006 at 09:32
7 posts before 'morning' is that a record?

What: Just a steady 6.4 xc d&d
Bitterly cold and a couple of light snow flurries
Why: Wind down ahead of half M tomorrow

DF sympathise with the waking kids but it gets better. Got back from my run at 7.45 this am, my 4yo was camped under the duvet: "I like it in here, I think I'll stay in bed"

Enjoy the weekend,

18/03/2006 at 10:12

Stayed up last night to watch the lady's tri - really willing someone to make the bike leg a bit more interesting - good run leg though - liked the sprint finish for 3rd/4th, and I'm sure 2nd went to England really ;-) Did not stay up to watch the men's event though!

nrgb - ignore the cramp - it only happens occasionally and only ever after 45+ minutes in the water - I think that it would happen to anyone... good to hear business is picking up - hope that's a general trend...

mava - I've gotta persuade you to come over and race one Saturday...

minks - you sounded tipsy but I've no doubt you'll make the start and the finish.

What: 5km time trial - ran naked - no watch - worked a little but not that much - I spent the whole time worrying about the time anyway... A tad windy but good firm ground - course PB achieved - 21:39 - and now just 9 more seconds to find for a distance PB too...
Why: It's Saturday - and my last BPTT for a month.
Lyrics: Nah!
18/03/2006 at 10:32

What: Should be a tempo run, but might change it too an easy aerobic session

Why: Head cold

Last hard: Thursday

Last rest: 14 days ago

train well
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