Sunday session - 17 November

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17/11/2002 at 07:37
Isn't this PSI's job?
What: Was meant to be doing Brighton 10K, but as the friends I was meeting for lunch can't make it, I decided against. Is it worth drivng a four hour round trip with a five and two year old to the seaside in the rain, run a race and trudge around the lanes - answer NO
So, now undecided. A very bad training week - ie didn't train last week. If I'm not organised to military precision it doesn't happen. Went for one run and did mind/body stretchy thing. Oh dear.
To the point...
Anything today - will have to get organised. Ideally, a long run
Why: As much for mental health as anything. I've missed my running this week!
Last rest: yesterday
Last hard: Wednesday

17/11/2002 at 09:00
Hi Snicks. Just you and me today, I think! The Pix popped in earlier, but she's off to Brighton.
I've had a rubbish training week too and am trying to convince myself that it doesn't HAVE to mean a winter of inactivity. Maybe today will do it, because:
What: Suicide Six(ish) multi-terrain, in about 2 hours' time.
Why: It's local, Glenn called my bluff on a rash challenge, and I like the sound of a 10K in which there's no shame in doing 90mins.
Last hard day: Last Sunday.
Last rest day: Ho-hum. Yesterday. And the five days before.

Have a good run! I think I'd have pulled in your situation too.
17/11/2002 at 09:13
good luck vrap

what: Long run - to Caldy CC, 2 laps round the grounds, and back again (last week was only 1 lap). 10.6 miles
why: continued buildup for Helsby

last hard day: Fri
last rest day: Mon

look forward to reading some reports later...
17/11/2002 at 09:21
Morning all. Head hurts this morning.

what : supposed to be Roundhay 5 but was on the "pop" till 1 last night and am paying for it now, so race could be binned and substituted for sleep.
why : went into town for a couple of drinks with some friends and then one thing led to another and ...... you know the score i know.
last hard : Friday
last rest : Thursday

any sobering up / hangoever cures that will work by 11? Or maybe the 5 miler will work!
17/11/2002 at 11:20
Good luck Vrap, look forward to hearing about your race, - and find out why it's called 'Suicide 6'.
Snicks - sensible decision. I'm sure it's good to have an easy month after Dublin anyway.

How are you finding your long runs Mike?

What: 1.5 hr xcountry.
Why: felt like it.
This week's long road run hasn't happened. Maybe we've got November blues?

Last hard: yesterday
Last rest: Fri

Paul - pathetic excuse! Get out there, you know you'll feel better afterwards.
17/11/2002 at 11:59
What: 'cross-training' otherwise known as chasing the dog around the garden at 6am because he's spotted a frog! A frog for goodness sake!

Why: to avoid visit to vet (again) with upset tummy (again) after licking said frog and toxic skin (again).

Last hard: um, Xmas shopping yesterday
Last easy: today - staying in bed :)
17/11/2002 at 12:11
Morning all.

What: 10 miles steady, squash to be played later.

Why: Thats all I could manage due to slight ankle injury last couple of weeks.

Last hard: Today will be with squash.
Last easy: Yesterday = Rest
17/11/2002 at 13:11
Well, you're right Laura. It would have been a pathetic excuse. I did it. Just over 40 mins as well so quite pleased.

I can vouch that a 5 mile run is a good hangover cure!!

Hope all the other races went as you all hoped.
17/11/2002 at 13:39
Thanks Laura, and yeah, I can still use the post Marathon excuse. Got lots done this morning and about to go for my run, although was v jealous, as I spoke to Brighton crowd and they all did really good times, weather great, about 30 of them met up! Ah well, next one! Well done Paul L. Did exact same thing myself last Sunday, XC with a hangover - and also felt better later. Hope all went well VRap, sounds great fun!
17/11/2002 at 14:17
What: 45 min interval session on turbo trainer followed by 10.3 miles steady.
Why: family commitments necessitated a slightly different approach this morning. Still equivalent to 2 hours steady training
Last hard day: today
Last rest day: yesterday
Trogs    pirate
17/11/2002 at 14:22
Snicks you'll get loads of stick from the Brighton bunch but sounds like the sensible thing to have done.

What: 10 miles (Espom 10) 1.33.34 PB
Why: As close to my doorstep as any race gets.
Last hard: Thursday (40min tempo on treadmill - mindblowingly boring!)
Last easy: yesterday, rest
17/11/2002 at 14:43
What: About eleven miles around Sutton, Carshalton, and Epsom (we must be near neighbours Murf).
Why: Long slow run for the week
Last hard: Wednesday - 5 mile tempo run
Lasr easy: yesterday, rest

Fond memories of the Epsom 10 - that's the one with the mad downhill at the beginning, and then the 2-3 miles climb isn't it?
17/11/2002 at 14:45
Afternoon all!

Well done all those who raced today/yesterday, look forward to reading race reports.

What: 18 miles hilly road run in faster than anticipated marathon speed-7.56 per mile.
Why: decided to do a long run today and just run as I felt. Weather was great and just enjoyed the beautiful views from the top of Portland over the Chesil Coast.

Forgotton what it's like to run 18 miles!

Last hard: I suppose I should count today for the miles rather than pace.
Last rest: yesterday.
WildWill    pirate
17/11/2002 at 14:57
Afternoon all – glorious sunny day up hear

Cath – I just had a laugh at the image of you chasing the dog, chasing a frog round and round a garden :o))

What : Spent about 3.5 - 4hrs out on the MTB nee deep in mud on a perfect day for it – Then spent 25mins de-muding the MTB :o)
Why : Weekends long ride and nice and sociable

Last Hard Day: Thursday (yesterday’s long run was done at an easy pace)
Last Rest Day : Last Sunday

17/11/2002 at 15:59
Well i'm glad the earlier downpours cleared up ! Well done Murf on your PB.

What:- Gosport half marathon, 1:25:20, new PB by 3 and a half minutes so delighted. Lot's of other folks getting PBs there too.

Last hard:- Monday
Last rest:- Thursday / Friday

17/11/2002 at 16:32
What: 18M long run in the lots & lots of wet mud. Had company after 30min for 1:30min with three friends but had to do the last bit on my own.
Why: thinking of a spring marathon
Last rest: 16 days ago
Last hard: hills thurs
I went down to Margate afterwards to watch the XC trials for the Europeans. Great to watch but how do they go so fast & make it look so easy. One of the Graffin twins won the mens race which was nice as he's a Kent runner.
Trogs    pirate
17/11/2002 at 17:41
Iain - hi neighbour! Yes, that's the one. Just over a mile down then what seems like up and up and up till 4miles with a few gentle hills thereafter.
17/11/2002 at 17:46
What: No running, due to stress fracture, but at about 4am me and a load of mates did about 100 press-ups on the dancefloor for some reason?!
Why: The press-ups? Unit dinner night, and we were feeling 'silly' ;)

Last hard: Circuits yesterday. Press-ups, dips, crunches and long/short-arm chin-ups. It's not for kids.
Last rest: Apart from the silliness of the party, today.
17/11/2002 at 18:24
10.6 miles done in 76:46. Q pleased at this as it was at a faster pace than last week, even though the extra length (0.7 miles) was over undulating grass & bark. The hills didn't wipe me out - at least, not as much as last week.
Still knackered by the finish. Am seriously considering forgoing booze (or at any rate, cutting down to virtually nothing) until after Jan 19 - might enable me to recover better.
17/11/2002 at 18:35
Congratulations on your PB Murf.

And the rest of you on your long runs, Hilly that's so fast! Mike, that's a bit drastic isn't it, especially this time of year?? The commitment some of you have is impressive.
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