Lyrics - I am the son
Hope you get on with the saddle Blisters. Agree to totally with Gobi on that, it's a very personal thing.
What: rest or 30 minutes easyWhy: on the edge of ill and travelling homeLast hard: 22/12Last rest: 27/12
Yesterday's lyrics were Shopping by The Pet Shop Boys
What: semi-enforced rest day Why: on calla bit dreich again here althogh wind dropped for the moment. may get run in on Monday
Cricket - Argh what happened?
What: Rest, maybe some yoga later
Why: Calf nearly normal, need to stop and rethink for smart training
Lyrics: No clue
Other Half- Going to resist the Aussie victory dance!
Anyone catch the Snowman Tri on tele yesterday? the descent on slippery rocks looked terrifying!
Thought that happened last game Dibs!
Woudn't be so bad if we'd at least given you a decent fight
Just 4 miles for me this morning but I included 20 x 30s 'fast' with 30s slow recovery. Took me less than 30 minutes so that was a nice short, sharp session.
Lyrics - not a hope in hell! I have been singing I am the resurrection since I read it though - good tune!
Had my first shift at a local post office sorting office from 10pm -6am last night.
So still tired
It's bouncing hail up here at the moment !
Need to catch up soon.
Why getting back into things
Birks- is that a permanent job or were you stuck in a cue for the callers office?
Dibs- I would go easy until you are sure that your calf is better. Do you have an Autumn HM to aim for?
I'm hoping to knock out 15+ tomorrow if I wake up in time as my brother and family are visiting.
Postie- Bath Half, March 2nd. I am willing to take some time off to make sure I am injury free and can give it a good shot.
House quiet as Mrs B and Miss B are out for lunch and then shopping.
postie: No I'm registered working for a post office agency. Only found out at about 1pm yesterday so had a sleep for a couple of hours. It was okay actually.
dibs: Glad your calf is on the mend.
Today's bike ride was discussed and acknowledged as variously "tough", "you'll enjoy it", or a "monster". Only 45 miles, but billed as the 10 hills. It loops around a bit, so everyone has the option to bail out and never be too far from home. In fact, it was anticipated to be a battle of attrition. I managed to get as far as 6 hills, before deciding that I was done for, with an allowance that I still had to ride home. I think that we started with 15 riders, and 6 dropped before I did. So that was 2748 feet of climbing, varying from about 1:8 to 1:5. The big boys will have done 4384 feet of climbing.
I may be able to get a link for you
Nice one Blisters
3.5m run to and from parkrun, with a hard effort there (20:27) so 10.1m for the day
Now vegging and eating up the last bits of Christmas food before plan and weight loss kicks in next week.
Frustrating day. Got up at 6;30 to enable me to get to the nearest parkrun in time. Walked the 30 mins to the station as was too icy to run. Got the train to the town. Walked the 40 min walk as otherwise would have been too early. After the 1.5 hour journey, arrived to find the event was cancelled. No notice on website or facebook page, and even worse, no organisers had bothered to turn up and actually tell anyone it was off. Had 30 mins before next train, so ran 25 mins back to station and around it to use up the time, and got the train back to my Dad's town. He then very kindly picked a very disgruntled me up from the station! Anyway, 4 km done, but not very satisfying!
Is this going to be a regular thing Birks?chicka, why do you need to reign it back a bit?
I hear your frustration, Emz!
Birks: hope you get more Postie work! I think it is in my blood: my father, grandfather and greatgrandfather clocked over 120 years in the service between them!
LMH: re Jess, I know the Trafford people expect to see her competing in the odd comp for them although I hear that she may move to City of Sheffield for whom she is second claim, I believe. And I should back off your training! Your body will have taken quite a hammering last week even if you don't think so!
Dibs: The key to progress is consistent progressive consistency! Lots of steady running, with a long run and a medium long run of two-thirds to three quarters of the time. I, too, work on time, so if your long run is an hour, the medium long run is 40 to 45 mins; if the long run is 100 mins the medium long run is 60 to 75 mins. By progressive I mean either an increase in time, an increase in the numbers of runs or an increase in speed. This time last year I was recovering from an Achilles op: when I eventually could run I built up very, very slowly which has by and large ensured that I am injury free, a few niggles apart. Once I could run for 30 mins I took about 10 weeks to increase the long run to 60 mins by adding on no more than 5 minutes a week. Once I got to 60 minutes I tried to cover slightly more ground whilst retaining the 60 minutes for a few weeks before increasing the time again. Almost all of my running is off-road which both helps with steering clear of lower leg injuries but also helps with building strength: I would estimate that 30 mins off road is probably worth 40 mins on the roads. Tom (a former poster...where are you?!) used to say "Slowly, slowly catchee monkey" and I now think he is right. Speed seems to come via strength: LMH, for one, rarely runs anything fast, with lots of long slow runs, but with pleasing quick race times.
What: 35 mins mainly off roadWhy: consistent consistency
Lyrics are familiar, so that's no again.
RFJ: I feel the Fulham pain!
HiNice work Blisters but very frustrating EmzDibs - listen to Ale (et al.) wise wordswhat - up early but couldn't face a run in the dark so left it until this afternoon for an easy 4 miles over the fields (or should I say lakes). Shoes got a wash so that's a bonus. Earlier today set up the course and recorded for the club's annual xc races. Limited to our club's runners only to give the U9s and U11s a xc race. Sun even came out!Why - warm up for xc race tomorrow - first all out effortsince tweaking the knee last monthlast rest - 25thlast hard - dunnolyric - I know one song with this line..
Gobi - I may have used these lyrics before, they suit my impatient nature
Alehouse - I took the rest day. I'm getting better at this see To be fair I think a night sleeping in my own bed after a week of not the best sleep will probably help a lot.
You sound as though you've recovered quickly from your night shift birks. Hope you get some more (if it's what you want).
That's naughty emzap - wouldn't have taken them much to publish the fact it wasn't on would it?
Dibs - the patience will pay off.
Safely home and with the first lot of washing in the machine........
Very wise, LMH! I've not slept well with visitors, late nights, early mornings etc. We need the consistent consistency of routine!
It's been a week Alehouse and nice as it was I'm pleased to be home I have to say. I'm still really surprised by how well I seem to have recovered from Portsmouth but know that I need to keep a lid on my natural enthusiasm if I'm to be fit for Brass.
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