Sunday 7th August

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07/08/2011 at 07:25
What: 60miles on the bike
Why: day off running
Last hard: Thursday
Last rest: 9 or 10 days(better check the date)
Lyrics: yes
07/08/2011 at 07:43


Lyrics: no, for a change!

What: not sure yet, but something
Why: marshalling at club's 10 miler and then hopefully going to watch a 5k...probably won't run until this p.m.

Last hard: ?
Last rest: 09

07/08/2011 at 07:57


Congratulations Stickless! Will read the report shortly.

NZC - waist deep water sounds very hard core. Did you run the 5k? My next full distance race is the 27th August.

What:           an hours easy run
Why:             easier day
Last hard:   surprisingly not yesterday which I managed to quite enjoy
Last rest:    25/7

Lyrics - yes.

07/08/2011 at 08:53

Morning all,

after 6 days of camping a nice 10 hour sleep.....

Off for a long run shortly (very slowly as running with others as cannot be bothered or want to run by myself this morning)

Take care

07/08/2011 at 14:04

16.5m in the bag, got caught in a few showers, but a nice run overall on a rolling route.

59m done for the week

07/08/2011 at 20:09



What: 30 mins on flat, reasonably short grass
Why: not a long run

Marshalled at club's 10 miler, seeing a few forumites for the second day in a row, and then watched another local 5k. Nearly managed to stay dry.

Nice long run RFJ.

07/08/2011 at 20:11

Evening all!

RFJ: Good work! Especially as you've been away!

Congrats Stickless!

Wabo: ? any updates?

LMUH: Was that 101 miles in one bike session yesterday?

Night-Owl: Good to see you again! Sounds like an eventful commute home!

NZC: Incorporating aqua-running into your sessions now? Nice bit of variation there!

Gobi: That doesn't look like a reduction in bike training to me!! lol...just kidding!

Quiet in here today. I had a rest day yesterday (optional) and was supposed to have long run Sunday today. However, events conspired against me. We have been to Gatcombe today for the British Eventing and I didn't get up in time to run before we had to leave. It then took us over an hour to get out of the car park and we haven't long got home! Also, it is technically the last day of my 2 week holiday and the kids go back home tomorrow, so can't really justify going out now.

So, this week's training schedule is not complete. I was supposed to do 4 weeks of week 1 is now next week and I'll treat this week as a comeback week and an introduction to quality training. I refuse to cheat on this programme and am not going to cut any corners...I know it'll be a long road. Still managed to do 23 miles though this week. Would have been 30 with todays LSR...ah well.

Weighday tomorrow where I find out the effects of my 2 week hols! Could be or

07/08/2011 at 20:15

x-post! Hi Alehouse! Going back to your previous comment 2 days ago about repeating that quality session with the 5 min plan is to maintain that for 4 weeks and then change. Feeling strangely confident at the moment. Successfully completing my quality sessions this week has given me a real boost.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the forumites!

07/08/2011 at 20:38


Certainly Quiet in here

Stickless - Well done will pop off and read your report

RFJ Well done on the run today and mileage for today

Gobi was wondering about you today  now you were retiriing from triathlon would you still bike - guess todays session answers that

NZC - Water??? will have to read back How tall are you?

Alex - Sometimes you get weeks like that.

I was asked to work today so i did but thought i would cycle in  and cycle home making it a 16.1 mile round trip (on feet all shift as week) Planned on 2 miles when i got in which i did. Sounds silly and short but this is plan C getting in the habit of running.

On my cycle in passed the spot where the young man died flowers had been placed at the spot. Cycle was slowish but  plennty of traffic and in all honesty the bike is just an extra. Now this week on my 2 ile runs they have been slow due to the fact that i got out of the habit
mon 10:56 pace
Tue 10:52
wed 10:40
sat 11:00

Today a run off the bike expecting legs to protest  and they did feel weird i do 10:17. its a funny old game

48 miles this week yes on the bike, i had set a target of 100 miles per month and only a week has gone by

07/08/2011 at 20:46
Alex - it's all about balance - I'm sure you've worked that one out.

Gobi - cycling? I thought you were marathon training;-)

RFJ - good long run.

alehouse - you know me well!

What: Auckland champs masters 5km.

Why: Because I'd entered it.

Really didn't feel like doing this as I knew it was not going to be pretty!

Very small field with a few W19s as well. Very windy, luckily with the wind behind you on the uphill and against you on the downhill.

I had a decent battle with my W60 rival, who usually beats me, but I always give her a run for her money!

She was ahead of me for the 1st 1km, then I ran with her on the downhill, and somehow got ahead. I was suffering on the last lap so she came past me on this nasty uphill dog leg, (as if the course wasn't hilly enough, they had to include this one each lap) and that was the end of it!

She ran 23.01, for 1st W55+ and me 23.17 2nd W55+. Not happy - stink time, but I only just got under 23 on this course last year. But I guess it could have been worse!

Onwards and upwards - I was asked if I wanted to do the Road Relay champs, and I said "yes". Will I ever learn;-)
07/08/2011 at 20:54
NZC: yes, I knew you would! Sounds a nasty little course!
07/08/2011 at 21:09
Thanks NZC for reminding me about Road Relays.... need to sort that out for my club...
07/08/2011 at 21:23
I'm still doing a little cross training to look after my body so this means I will do the occasional time trial. This means I need to ride my bike sometimes. :¬)

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