Thursday 14th July 2011

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14/07/2011 at 00:09
Naughty thread starting as I am awake due to getting in late from the track.

What: run AM
Weights AM
Gym bike lunchtime
Hills PM
Why: normal service
Last hard: last nights 800 reported in yesterdays thread
Last rest: 28th March
14/07/2011 at 00:13

Morning! Too busy replying about your race to start the thread.

What: 45-50 mins slooow I hope + some running whilst marshalling 2nd of club's summer 5ks
Why: couldn't fit longer run in yesterday/hope my feet don't hurt again
Last hard: watching a tense floodlit cricket game
Last rest: Dec 09

Lyrics: no.

14/07/2011 at 00:19
I saw that mate, thanks. You had some serious jets to be running a 2.00.xx
14/07/2011 at 00:52
This is an early morning start!!

Well done Gobi!

Not long in from curry! Will consider the parkrun suggestions...none in west Wales where I spend the weekends so will see when we're at home for the weekend and do Cardiff or Newport.

What: rest day
Why: Late night + meetings all day + travelling home mean a swap of Friday's rest day for today.

Sleep time now!
14/07/2011 at 05:47

How busy are we this morning on here then...

Yesterdays lyrics: The Long and Winding Road' by The Beatles.

What:6.25M Fartlek and shattered.

Why: Need to get fit.

Paddy couldn't have done an extra 0.75M this morning. Well I could have, but only for a few £

Have a good one.

Nice sunny dry one up here again. Great.

14/07/2011 at 06:49

Happy holidays Paddy.

Glad you're pleased with it Gobi. It sounds as though you're planning another?

What:              an hour on the bike or turbo
Why:                peak flow increasing not sure whether to risk turbo interval session or just tick over
Last hard:      accepting my limitations.
Last rest:       9/11

Lyrics - no.

14/07/2011 at 08:52


You say you have more endurance than speed, would you consider going through in about 63-64 and use that endurance to 'hang on' during the last lap.
My best 800m times came when I when I was in a good position time wise at the bell and was able to hang on, negative splits are very hard to do at that pace.  

14/07/2011 at 09:00
Stu - plan had been to run 63 - 64 and that is what I had trained for. Hence I am a little disappointed.

Kids bolted off and went through 200 in 31 I got boxed in on the bed coming out of 300 at 49 - 50. Got out on the straight hitting 400 in 66 - 67.

Felt VERY old.

What do you run Stu?
14/07/2011 at 09:36

Paddy: Arse and feck and BOLLIX!

I thought I was having a rough time of things! I think you need an old priest and a young priest at the moment. May the power of christ compel you

Still resting, feeling good at the moment. Got a letter coming for me today about my "issue", hope it's good news.

Will probably go for a training run this Saturday with my bergen on. Starting to plan how I will get to Catterick, and, more importantly, where to go on holiday afterwards!

Things may just be looking up. I still have things to sort out, but I'm hoping the decks will be clear by start of Sept.

14/07/2011 at 10:02

Gobi - At the moment I'm just doing 10K type training and road cycling training as my sharper days are behind me.
I was a middle distance (800 / 1500) track runner in my younger years, (1:53 / 3:57), I had more speed than endurance, that's why my 1500 didn't quite compare to my 800m, I hated that 3rd lap.

14/07/2011 at 10:16
What: rest
Why: my legs don't seem to like running each and every day
Last hard: Wednesday
Last rest: Tuesday
Lyrics: No. For the third day running. Not good.

emzap - congrats on the new job offer and good luck getting the terms you want (I agree it's well worth asking). Mentioning curry though has made me hungry already and I now want curry for lunch! 
14/07/2011 at 10:58
Stu - those are good times, funny I think most 1500 runners hate the 3rd lap. I coach 2 and they both complain about that 3rd lap. I hope to adjust my 1500 PB before the season is out as it seems a little soft.
14/07/2011 at 12:16

Nice work Gobi, and thanks for the vote of confidence... just shows I can listen on the odd occasion....

Possibly head out for a track session later, need to check email from club to see what I should be doing....

Take care

14/07/2011 at 12:54

afternoon all

emzap what good news!

well done gobi

alehouse, I will fly out after the event, the chance that I could  go before and Jodie doesnt have the baby till late and I have to fly home, etc etc Couldnt stand it!  Baby due 5/8 so I am flying 25/8, Cant wait!

what: run later

why: ankle still doing really good

last hard: tues

last easy: yesterday

have a godd day all

14/07/2011 at 13:19


What: 66 minutes...9 mins run 1 min stretch so 60 mins running at a reasonable pace
Why: time I did something longer
Last hard: that was, in a number of ways...coping with foot discomfort, for one
Last rest: 09

Gobi: was going to mention running a mile soon! Also, there is some research to suggest that the 7th 800 or 1500 of the season will be the best...6 more to go then! Like any other distance a lot of the 800 is down to learning how to not getting boxed in!  I don't think me running 2:00:x was particularly 40 says many unremarkable teenagers can do coach a few I guess! At school I was mainly a cross country runner in quite a good team (5 of us got on the county team for English Schools) but I was the slowest on the track...had to do 400 (and hurdles) mostly. The other 4 all broke 2 mins: I think I ran 2:00.xx nine times over the years and whatever way the race was run (even pace, going out in 56, going through in 88) could never break it. Anyway, good luck in the next six 800s!

Emzap: I think its your round! Well done!

Wabo: good plan! There would be nothing worse than getting there and then coming back having missed it all!

BSCD: had a look at the Catterick race...rather you than me!

Marshalling tonight, so hope to get a couple more miles in. Off to have another search for my orthotics!

14/07/2011 at 14:29
LOL Alehouse I have run 3 x 800 since leaving school in 1986 so unlikely I will run another this year.
14/07/2011 at 17:48
Quick look in. Nothing today. I would have done a bit this evening but arse says otherwise.

Ale - I've resorted to semi off the shelf ones. Up until recently i thought that my adjustment off them had been successful but now i'm not so sure.

I will get some sort of training done tomorrow - what i do not yet know.

Losing tghe pool is a big blow but i'll sort something cos i have to.
14/07/2011 at 17:48
Danny - AFB indeed!!
14/07/2011 at 18:11

Evening all.

Thanks for the congratulations, I have the salary I want and the start date I want.  All I need know is my references to go through and to sign the contract and it's done

What: 45 mins core this morning

3.3 mile fartlek with 30 sec fast, 90 min recovery, 60 sec fast, 60 sec recovery, 90 sec fast, 30 sec recovery then back down again.  Then jog home.  All done in 30 min 12 so speeding up too   Legs felt like lead, but not bad for second session of the day!

Have a good evening all

14/07/2011 at 19:35

Great news emzap.

Paddy - what do you have access to that you can use? Might be worth thinking of this as a time to focus on some core work; flexibility; strength etc rather than on what you can't do? Chrissie ran a very good marathon off the back of about three weeks on the x-trainer according to her blog.

Not long now Wabo!

Sounds much more positive BSCDB - hope you got the news you wanted about your 'issue'.

Had a good ride this morning - sensible head decided that going out on the bike was better than staying in on the turbo, mind you gremlin head said that I was just being lazy and avoiding the work, I did try to increase the effort towards the end of the ride though and was reminded that the lungs aren't in full working order and have been rewarded by an annoying cough since. C'est la vie.

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