Sub 25 - and beyond!

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10/01/2007 at 15:22
I am officially cured of intervals...

Till next week.
Then more!

Must stuff face with grub then do some work.
back later.

10/01/2007 at 18:33
It was fine at lunchtime and I felt ok so off I trotted to do ceal's set of intervals. See previous page. Just in case anyone is worried that I am a MIle Free Zone I will state here that the session added up to 4.5 miles and I am on target for my 22- 25 this week. See previous page.

I measured out a tarmac course on Hackney Downs. I'm pretty sure the 600 is 600 but not too sure of the accuracy of the 400 and 200 divisions. And I, err, went a bit rubbish on the final 600 - ie I couldn't do it, or thought I couldn't, so stopped at 400 and then did another 200. Another black mark for length of rests - some may have been longer than 30 seconds. But hey ho they weren't much longer...

So, just for you ceal:

600 - 2:55
3 x 200 - 52, 50, 48 = 2:30
got the next one the wrong way round and did the 400 first
400 - 1:32, 200 - 48 = 2:20
and then I boo hoo failed
400 - 1:40
so tried to make up for it a bit with final 200 - 43 = 2:23

It was certainly tough and next time I will do that final 600 properly.

Longish slowish - no damn it - longish SLOW run tomorrow for me. Plus bike ride I think to de-cane legs!
10/01/2007 at 18:39
that last interval is always the worst
10/01/2007 at 19:25

well run. 600m's is a difficult distance isn't it. I doesn't matter at all that the 400 and 200 were swapped. You achieved a really good solid interval session.

It will be easier next time, because you will pace it better. ie a little slower on the 200's maybe. But I am not criticising!!!!

I would recommend either a rest day tomorrow or just 3 miles easy not a long run. Unless of course you feel raring to go tomorrow.

you are absolutely right.
10/01/2007 at 19:26
I never used to make the last one

In me speedwork days
10/01/2007 at 19:43

You used to do speed work?

Tell more.
10/01/2007 at 19:45
I did, yes
for a while

when getting frustrated in 2003
I thought i could just do a sub 4 mara-hell, everyone else does
well, not so
i have to accept my body
speedwork didnt help me
10/01/2007 at 20:41
That was then Hipps. You are probably different in so many ways now. Not that there is much point in doing anything you dislike or makes you feel bad. Well, not unless it has some fantastic effect and makes you feel Just Brilliant afterwards...

Yoga good today then?
10/01/2007 at 20:45

You had only just started running in 2003. I started running in April 2004 and have only just started doing speed work.

Would not recommend it with you tight quads at the moment thou. But done totally rule it out.

I didn't take you for someone that gives up easily.
10/01/2007 at 20:54
I know it was tough but did you sort of enjoy doing the fast bits today?

And you are WICKED. Is it not enough to have press ganged Hippo into doing a 5k, you are now rying to force her into speed work.

Whereas I am innocent as a shark toothed daisy.
11/01/2007 at 15:30
What a grim day.

I had planned a nice easy recovery cycle ride after yesterday's tough but great-to-do intervals (thankyou ceal for those). It was a good idea at the time but I wasn't bargaining on a battle with gale force winds, driving rain and to crown it all (pun intended) a trip to the dentists.

I was soaked and soaked to the soul too when I was informed it will cost £6000 to fix my back teeth....

I hope to go out for a 3 or 4 miler. the weather's cleared up a bit and it might cheer me up.

I wonder what Pammie is up to today after her rest day yesterday.

Anyone else venture out into the storms?
11/01/2007 at 15:34
passes sharkie a whisky

not been oput today
orf down the gym later
11/01/2007 at 15:39
Cor Hipps you little life saver.
That'll be a double Jack on the rocks please.

I am falling to bits.
11/01/2007 at 15:45
Join the club
11/01/2007 at 15:56
Mad race entry day - have entered two halves and a mara. Eek.

Doesn't matter to me how breezy it is at home as I have another treadie session tonight. 5k tonight as opposed to yesterday's 5 miler. Worst that'll happen to me is that I'll boil to death!
11/01/2007 at 15:58
what's wrong with your back teeth. That is a lot of dosh!
11/01/2007 at 17:48
Quick post.

Today had to be another rest day, due to sleeping all day, was working last night till this morning.
Working tonight as well. but will modify schedule this week perhaps an easy run tomorrow with either a fast or tempo run on saturday.
11/01/2007 at 17:49
Can't really relate this to 5k running... apart from the fact that toothache is guaranteed to slow one down...

I won't go into it but various bad habits of my past have done my teeth no good at all. I had a bridge put in last summer but in less than six months the dreaded gum disease has struck - never had it before - bridge is loose - there is huge bone loss and implants x2 are the only answer. It's all a bit steep on top of the £2000 I dredged up for the bridge.

I'm only a poor graphic designer/illustrator!

Perhaps I will just go for the 60s English rock star look.
I'm quite glum actually.

But my next post WILL be running related

11/01/2007 at 17:52
How do you cope with the night shifts?
Have you got used to them?
The Higdon schedule is pretty tough - but you have made a good start on it. Good that you got those intervals in on Tuesday.
11/01/2007 at 17:58
that does sound something to be glum about. The money involved in particular. Can't you find a NH dentist, I know it will still cost with one of those, but it will be less. Or maybe a dentist in the Hastings area would be cheaper. I presume you use an electric tooth-brush, because they are very good at keeping the gums well stimulated. Have you tried Aloe Vera mouth wash etc etc? xx ceal
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