Saturday 4th Oct

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04/10/2003 at 14:54
Afternoon everyone.

What: am 19 miles running - done, pm 1 hour easy cycling.
Why: Scheduled
Last hard: Wednesday
Last rest: Friday

At last. Managed to nurse my knee through a decent long slow run. Just in time to be fit enough for Dublin!
04/10/2003 at 15:23
Tostaky - "Last hard: tomorrow"

Time travel is great isn't it?! Bet yo uare looking forward to going through it all again

My last hard is tomorrow also, only I haven't remembered it yet...



04/10/2003 at 16:06
afternoon everybody

what: 8 miles easy
why: mileage building and long run tomorrow

have a good day everybody
04/10/2003 at 17:05
Tostaky, oh no - surely you don't mean you're never going to try hard again!
04/10/2003 at 18:04
Evening all,

All runs done, legs have that pleasant tired feeling.

BR - LOL, still a couple of tyres to go. Yeah, getting towards the type of training I was concerned about - gets a bit more frightening when you add the numbers up at the end of the week...

Hilly, I think Mrs TT likes to get me out of the house! I'm hoping for some decent performances in the spring next year.

3TL - the body did try to rebel, but I threatened it with Ice Baths and Sports Massages. It does what it is told now ;o)

Off to a family do now where my divorced parents are meeting each other's new partners for the first time. Now that will be a test of endurance!

Night all
04/10/2003 at 18:29
Good luck with your evening TT.

Done 4 mile run - another 140-145 bpm pb - by 50 secs! Feeling good.

Paul, sound like a fab run tomorrow - does that take in Saltaire?
04/10/2003 at 18:45
Evening everyone

TT - wow! Thats a lot of miles. Its all I can do to persuade my self out to run 3 times a week never mind 3 times a day!

What: 10.5 miles HR 150-155 bpm
Why: Testing out my calf muscle following a slight niggle last weekend. Thankfully everything seems fine. Also its my first run wearing a HRM - thought I might give it a go - now all I have to do is work out what I'm supposed to be doing!

Good luck to anyone racing tomorrow - especially anyone coming to Standalone 10K (I'll be one of the marshalls)
04/10/2003 at 18:54
Like Hilly and Dustin, I won't be copying you TT - because I can't (kids would be in care etc) but again well done. And you can't be that fat! Stickless, thanks for including me in 'old times' ... nice to be back... now, for that speed session. Not done yet, but will do it then eat a nice big Chinese. Good luck racing everyone
04/10/2003 at 19:07
Ha ha, feeling good! Still feeling good!
What: 4 and a bit miles (due to showing an old lady how to get to a street near here, involving running back and forth up along the routine warmup mile).
Why: to help burn off the alcohol from tonight's session.

Last rest: yesterday
Last hard: Thursday at club.

Plan to do a long run tomorrow (been lazy for last few months, so will probably only be able to do 90 mins).

That 'Born to Win' prog is a bit harsh. Running 4K in 35 degree heat with weighted vests? Echoes of army physical torture come to mind..... Poor little kids.
04/10/2003 at 19:13
I'm here again, I did my back in one day & my pc went the following day!!!

After 2 physio sessions my back seams ok & it was nothing too serious. I may race 10K tomorrow I can't decide yet as I've only run 14 miles in the last week.

My pc is back to health after one of my programs stopped working properly.

What: for the last week

Fri: 5M am, did back in shortly afterwards at work.
Sat: painfull night, rest
Sun: rest
Mon: rest, physio,
Tue: 4M easy on grass + more pain
Wed: 4M easy + more pain
Thur: rest
Fri: physio, more pain & bruising but has done the trick.

What: am, 6M easy on grass just feel bruised. pm, 4M steady with strides felt ok

Why: recovery & see if I'm fit to race tommorrow, oh & a marathon in two weeks.

Last rest: more days in the last week than for most of my marathon training!

Hilly, what I really want to know, is how did your marathon go!

How I've missed my addictions!!!
04/10/2003 at 19:17
Welcome back BT, so glad to hear you're still on course for Amsterdam!

The rest could have done you good.
04/10/2003 at 19:18
Enforced taper, as they say...
Joan Benoit anyone...?
04/10/2003 at 19:20
Thanks BR, I agree about the rest & two weeks is enough to get my confidance back!
04/10/2003 at 19:24
No running or RW forum! Did you take up gambling or whisky?
04/10/2003 at 19:29
I do know there is very little to watch on TV.
My first run back felt very strange as if my legs had forgotton how to run!
04/10/2003 at 19:43
Did 2 and 2/3rd miles v easy (7:30 per mile pace) on return from Matt's X-C event. No chance to do anything at the venue - walked the course with Matt & others in a major squall; then followed Matt round various parts of the course, running up far higher HR's in the process than I subsequently managed on my run.
He didn't set the world alight (wasn't in shape to do so), but battled round an undulating 2 mile course, whose uneven surface must have been pretty hard on the ankles, in 16:28. Happy with that for the time being - we can build on it.
04/10/2003 at 19:48
Big Tim-glad to see you back and glad your back is better oh and the pc!!

I know how you feel when it comes to back as mine is my achilles heel!

Marathon went well. I ran the first half very easy maybe a bit too easy. I used my hr monitor as a guide and it didn't quite pan out.

Anyway after half way I went into a bit of panic and maybe upped the pace too soon to try and make up lost time-doesn't work!

However I was still on target at 20 miles for a sub 3.30 which although outside what I was aiming for would have been fine.

In the final few miles I started to feel spasms in my lower back, which now I've had time to analyse I put down to the tight right hand turns around bollards and then trying to straighten up without losing too much speed. Anyway the final mile I was pretty worried as I could feel my lower back locking, but I managed to hold on and finish in 3.30.58. I was at first disappointed with the time, but soon got over it and realised it wasn't too bad as it's my second fastest time in a marathon and as a bonus I was 11th female overall and 1st in my age group earning a money prize. Not a bad day out after!! Quite a good course too apart from it being a bit twisty.

Good luck in your own marathon and look forward to hearing how you get on.
04/10/2003 at 19:54
Thanks, hilly
I've wanted to know all week & that time sounds good to me.
I feel as if I can still run a pb at Amsterdam
04/10/2003 at 20:20
Good to hear you are back on the road BT, as BR says a few days enforced rest won't do you any harm.

4 miles easy tonight. I have a club handicap 8 miler tomorrow morning, this will be my first race in 7 weeks. Definitely category C then but I will be interested to see how much sharpness, if any, has been lost. Will do a few miles afterwards to make it a long run. It is going to be quite chilly tomorrow morning apparently.
Blisters    pirate
04/10/2003 at 21:38
Two Ton
Were you at Cardiff last week? I know Two Dogs cruised past me when I was in a zombied state. A couple of people saw my web name pinned to my back and said encouraging words. If so, I'm sorry I wasn't able to come out with something witty and uplifting.

There are times in a race when you pick out a runner ahead of you and work your way up to them. After M21 the boot was on the other foot. I saw people ahead, then heard footsteps behind, heavy breathing, and someone else cruising past.

Today: 8 miles gentle at 8 minute pace.
I think I've got minor repairs required in my calf muscle. Time will heal. Chocolate will help.
Why: Last hard was Sunday.
Next? Rest tomorrow, maybe 3 miles, maybe not.
Then: I wonder if I'm ready for 15M gentle on Monday?
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