Sunday 12th Training

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12/01/2003 at 08:15
Good morning all.

I thought I might be first this am.

Off soon to do the Milborne 10. Outside looks beautiful but still very cold and white! Not sure whether to brave t-shirt under running vest or just go for the long sleeve top etc. We shall see.

Have some good runs today folks, will pop back later.
12/01/2003 at 08:21
Aaargh! Beat me!

What: 5 mile club race.
Why: For the greater glory etc etc.
Hard: Thursday 5 mile quick(-ish!).
Rest: Yesterday.

Good luck Hilly and all others racing. And me, cos I need it!
12/01/2003 at 08:31
Good luck Hilly and Swerve! Look forward to your reports.

What: 7 miles, hopefully @ marathon pace.
Why: tried, and failed, to do this on Wed.
Last hard: um, yesterday's xcountry, short but hard.
Last rest: Fri

Enjoy your long runs folks.
12/01/2003 at 09:01
Good morning,
Hilly Good Luck for the race.

what: shortish "long run"
why: my legs are telling me that I've run a bit too much this week!
last rest: friday

Looks very cold outside, 3 tops at least today!
12/01/2003 at 10:00
Morning, it's raining here today but at least the snow is going. A true sign of getting old - when you are happy the snow goes away.

what: 5 or 6 mile time trial session
why: schedule has this week as a step back week so no long run.

last hard: Thursday
last rest: Friday
12/01/2003 at 10:36
Way to go yo X/C gals yesterday! X/C seems to be the only event where the girls get away with a shorter distance - Laura L/Wee P - you kow you really wanted to do the 3rd lap!

Anyway today will be YADWR - yet another day without running so

what: 60 mins endurance on static bike
why: what else
last hard : Thurs intervals on bike
last rest: sat

12/01/2003 at 11:33
Good Morning all, and as you say Hilly what a beautiful morning it is.

What: 8.9 miles, 1.29.52
Why; 1/2 m schedule said 90 mins easy plus I'm doing the Dartford 10 next Sunday and wanted to get a decent run in before then.
Last rest; Yesterday
Last hard; Friday

Hope those of you racing have a great race and feel really uplifted like I do after this morning's run.

12/01/2003 at 11:36
hi again,
What:72 mins

Route description:
I felt like I was running thru an painting gallerie.
The sun was refleting on the river, along the icy trees were slightly falling down. The roofs were steamed out. The fiels were white but felt warm, a tiny forest of xmas trees were also white. The sky was blue. and probably too much fresh air to me.
What a beautiful day again.
NB: I was forgetting the lovely companies of swans, ducks and little black river birds.

Hope you'll have a lovely running day too!
12/01/2003 at 11:45
90 mins(run with a bit of walk)7.28 miles on pedometer(which thinks 3 miles is 2.5)
Getting there
Running along roads which were frostd in white
noone abot , Wales does NOT rise early on Sunday
So no abuse!!!!!!!
12/01/2003 at 12:00
What- 9mile slow run
why- training plan
last hard- fri
last rest- mon

ran 1st 4M with a mate who has just started running (44 mins) then did 5M on my own very hilly (40 mins), so a combined 9m in 84 mins.

lovely clear crisp Essex morn, came back feeling great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Ho Hi Ho its off to work I go!!!!!!!
12/01/2003 at 12:23
What: 2 Hours 15 Minutes Long Run, 17 Miles
Why: Endurance Base, for some 10 mile race coming up, in March

What: Full Body Weights Session, strength plus 15 minutes bike warmup
Why: Same reasons as usual really

Last Hard: Yesterday/Today
Last Rest: Monday
Next Rest: Tommorow
12/01/2003 at 12:40
Amendum to my prior post:
I didnt intend to run 17 miles this morning btw! The club run just ended up being longer than I expected, 'thas-all'. D@mn our club long-run co-ordinator! NOw I'm shattered!
12/01/2003 at 13:06

What:15 mile run, part on, part off road 2hrs 5 mins.

Why:Just went out to enjoy the lovely fresh air, bright sunshine, frosty fields and those darn hills ( 18% gradient on one tough beast )

Last hard: Today, as it was also cold.

Last Rest: Tuesday

12/01/2003 at 13:09
What: 11.5 miles including 10k alternating pace on track in a totally miserable time. During this session my HR normally averages about 162 with a peak of 167/8. Couldn't get it above 154 and with an average of 149. Either I'm overtrained or just past it!
Why: Schedule
Last hard day: Thursday
Last rest day: Last Saturday
12/01/2003 at 14:26
What: 10 to 13 miles - not entirely sure. Ran with the club and was turning back on myself and boudning up and down hills. Felt in pretty good form considering my pathetic three times a week schedule of the last three months... maybe a rest is good.
Why: It was a beautiful day, and it's my NY Reso to run with the club as much as I can
Last hard: Can't remember
Last rest: Saturday
12/01/2003 at 14:33
Just a bad morning Drew I'm sure. I was entertaining similar such negative thouhgts on the outward half of my run. My mean HR was much lower than usual also.

What: 9.9 miles - to Caldy CC, 1 lap of grounds & return
Why: last long(ish) outing before Helsby.

last hard day: Fri
last rest day: Sat
last long day: Sun

Ran the outward half like a 3-legged donkey in lead boots - but gradually picked things up as I came home - insofar as I managed to peak at something like 6:40 pace sustained over the last 2 miles.
Finished in 72:55 & felt a lot better about it at the end than I did when I was leaving Caldy.
Dollie    pirate
12/01/2003 at 15:59
What 7.3 miles on this lovely cold, crispy morning.

Why Schedule says so.

Last Hard. Friday
Last Rest. Saturday

Really enjoyed running today - killed off a hill that killed me off last week!!
12/01/2003 at 16:05
Afternoon all.

Race report

Milborne 10, although it measures 9.79 miles! Today because of very dangerous running conditions at the start of the course they had to move the start forward so more like 91/2 miles.

Conditions as I said were pretty dangerous at the start, the road had flooded and obviously with the freezing temperature it was literally an ice rink! Apart from one or two black icy areas aroung the course the rest of it was fine. One guy apparently slipped and hit his head on the pavement at the start, which I understand caused him to have a fit, so he needed hospital treatment. I coudn't find out anymore after the race, but hope he's ok!

Anyway, after a very strange start of trying to dodge icy patches we were off for a 2 mile flat stretch along country roads. My pace felt comfortable at this stage and I was running with another lady from my club who has pb's far superior to mine. We chatted on and off and I thought just enjoy this. The scene was beautiful with white fields and trees. My hands however for the first 2 miles were like icicles. Not for long though!

After 2 miles the course hit the first of the hills, the next 5 miles were hills and undulations. At this first hill my club mate took off and I felt my calves tightening up. They felt terrible and I went through a bit of a bad patch. The gap opens so fast when you hit a bad patch and my club mate pulled a good 200metres on me. I thought at this stage that was it, I was in for a rough ride.

The next 2 miles were mind over matter and lots of talking to my conscience telling it that it was ok to back off the pace. Two more of my male club mates passed me on one of 3 steep hills and I just tried to hang on to the back of them. My left leg went totally numb and I felt like I was running on a stump! I tried stamping it down hard to get the feeling back, but past experience told me the only way to restore feeling was to slow down.

Approaching a hill at about mile 5 I felt I got a 2nd wind and could feel my pace lift and see my club mates getting closer to me. I dug in and decided to push harder. One by one I picked off my club mates and continued to push on.

For some reason I felt as if I was having a rubbish run and because of this I decided not to even look at my watch from the 3 mile point.

The last 2 miles were the same flat miles of the beginning. I kept the same work rate going here, hurting I was, but information fed back to me was I was the 2nd lady. I was determined to hang on to this position at this stage of the race and boy was I glad to see the same icy finish. Couldn't sprint in because of the conditions, but so very pleased to retain my postion and get a pb for this course, even though it was a shorter route this year.

Last year ran: 71.52

Time today: 68.52

From this time I would most definitely have got a pb of sub 71mins for 10 miles. Never mind, there's always next month!

Oh yea my prize: a meddle, £7.50 (my race fees) and then we got 1st ladies team so more wine to celebrate with.
12/01/2003 at 16:48
congratulations, hilly - sounds like a really gutsy performance.

Drew - I'm sure it's just a blip and you'll be fine. it's a horrid work-out to do unless you're feeling on top form.

what: 20 hilly miles in a dawdling 2:28, feeling the effects of too many days without rest, but still not a bad run - heavy frost and dangerous going a lot of the way but a beautiful morning.

why: long run to hit weekly total of 70 miles

last rest: dunno

last hard day: yesterday sort of
12/01/2003 at 16:58
I'm very pleased with myself - my first 13 mile run this morning and finished in 1.57, so really pleased.

Why: Long run on schedule

Last Rest: Friday

Last hard - today

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