Thursday 16th August 2012

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16/08/2012 at 06:01


'Now the party's over I'm so tired'. These are todays lyrics

What:4.5M Fartlek.,. Hard

Why: I need it. Oh yes Warm, dry. Dunno for how long thats lasting !

Great to see thread so busy yesterday.

Just like in bygone days of yore

I really will need to catch up over coffee and toast.

Right coffee time

Have   agood one.


16/08/2012 at 06:05

Welcome Chris: Welcome to 'the rambling mental training' forum Sums me up

Sums most of us up ...

Dubai Dave    pirate
16/08/2012 at 06:15

Morning Folks

Birkmyre: Indeed yesterdays thread was reminiscent of the days of yore.

LMH: Holidays always pass too soon. I have officially retired (being two years older than Blisters, but 10 younger than Tom) from Long Distance Tri. 2013 has Dubai Marathon,  Sri Lanka 1/2 IM and LEJOG written all through it. It will also be the year of my return to blighty which will be interesting given that I left in 1975.

What: Recovery run
Why: Pushed those intervals hard last night and given that it was 38C and around 75% RH they were tough.
Last Hard: Last night, this was my second week back at speed work after a 6 month break.
Last Rest: 3rd August


16/08/2012 at 06:20

Great reading Tom and ales exchanges . National Leagues !  Wel lScottish Leagues in my case )

Ahh the memories of doing a discus throw, then nipping over to do a 110mH for points. Well two points in total to be exact,one for being last in each event.  The moment I realised I was never going to be a decathlete

Then hearing I'd just done a pb in Long Jump whilst sitting getting changed. We had a US guy over on holiday who was a friend of a club member. A 'guest'  competing for the club (allegedly)and did the long jump with my number.'Tut, tut. 'Need to look up my Long Jump 'pb' later

16/08/2012 at 06:21

Dd: Morning

 Yup agreed and hopefully we can have  good long thread going regularly.

16/08/2012 at 07:18


I enjoyed yesterday's thread.

DD - so it's official, you're returning to the land of cold, wind and rain? Change of employment or move within the company?

Blisters - I actually think sprint tri's are harder, a bit like 5k racing (though I've never run a standalone 5k - 10k is bad enough for me).

TR - you probably could get your money back. It's normally over subscribed and there are usually people on TT looking to bu a place if the organisers agree - not that I want to tempt you but it is what I had to do with my early season HIM and getting the entry fee back made it much more palatable.

What:         long bike.
Why:          last chance to make it count before the HIM
Last hard:   20/7
Last rest:    11/8

Lyrics - yes.

16/08/2012 at 08:01

Morning all and a tip of the cap for all the welcomes.........

What: Circuits last night

Why: Still sweating 4 nights of Ibiza out of my system

Last Hard: Last night

Last rest: 13/8

Currently gearing the training toward Mens Health survival of the fittest in October. Me and a few friends are in the same wave, and the banter is getting a little "spirited" shall we say!! Thinking of entering Kettering half marathon next month to keep me out there and on it. No idea what it's like, but going to give it a shot.

Happy running folk.

16/08/2012 at 08:47

What: Easy 5 - 7 miler

Why: trying a local running club (don't want to show anyone up, do I?)

Last hard: 13/8

Last rest: 14/8

Lyrics: No.

LMH, out of interest, which HIM are you doing? I've never done a triathlon (two small children, lack of kit and financial imperatives do get in the way of training). I wonder how much of a stretch it would be for me to jump straight in and do an HIM. I normally race HM's, a 50 mile bike ride feels fairly do-able (I occasionally do the 70-mile round trip to and from work by bike) and I've done an IM distance swim recently. I once heard it said that if you can do each element separately, then stringing them together isn't too hard. A freind of mine did the Helvellyn Triathlon last year - wouldn't mind doing that!


Dubai Dave    pirate
16/08/2012 at 09:04

Snap: You will get around a 1/2 IM fine ( their far easier than marathons)but be prepared to  fade on the run.

LMH: Consulting for my present employers so basically self employed! 

16/08/2012 at 09:40

morning all

birkmyre these lyrics sum me up in one! But I do not know the song...

welcome to CHris!

yes lmh when is HIM, I am doing a sprint in September or at least I hope so

wow dd you are coming back!

second time this year I dnf'd last night, to be fair Ishould not have started. Right calf got tighter and tighter with each step so I had to drop out and run back to the club


what: gym and swim later - and some ice

why: right calf

last hard: last night

last easy: nothing this year has been I dont think!

have a good day all


16/08/2012 at 09:40

Morning all,
lovely thread yesterday with the memories, comments and so on.
Have to say I've never tried the 110hurdles, just look too intimidating, besides the dont have taht event in the vets league (not enough St Johns available I suspect) I will have to make do with the steeplechase
what - hopefully club run (if i get home in time) otherwise 6 from home
why - its thursday
lyric - think so, but still pondering

16/08/2012 at 10:01


Sorry to hear about last night, Wabo:  ice on the hour every hour!

Dustin: I now have visions of some very high hurdles and some little old men with lots of St. John's people looking on!

What: marshalling at fourth and last 5k of the club series.
Why: its what I seem to do/meeting up with doc

Tonights' race is an Olympic special. Press release lists the following: Ron Hill, Geoff Norman, Michelle Scutt, Susan Crehan, Diane Modahl, Ann Griffiths, David Grindley, Helen Clitheroe, Sarah Storey, Ben Storey, Audley Harrison and Brian Whittle.

About to email phys to discuss calf/Achilles.

16/08/2012 at 10:14

What: Run with JS group with bit extra before (if finished work in time)
Why: it's Thursday (JS night) & on call weekend (no opportunity for long run)
Last Hard: 21 on Tuesday
Last Rest: Yesterday

Misty again after sun came out briefly for those on Wideford Hill race last evening.
Legs are fine after Tuesday but I catnapped yesterday at 17:30 before going out then took an early night and slept well

16/08/2012 at 10:21
Good morning

Feeling a bit out of sorts this morning...easy recovery run is on the cards. I'm planning my debut visit to proposed new club tonight so hopefully will company on a run for first time since 2006. That was the time I visited Barnsley and did a run with its favourite son.
16/08/2012 at 10:38

Tom:  And there was I thinking Dickie Bird was a cricket umpire. Didn't realise he ran as well. Enjoy tonight!

16/08/2012 at 10:38

So, midweek racing. Is that common?

16/08/2012 at 10:43

Lots of midweek racing around here whilst the evening light allows...which unfortunately won't be for much longer!

16/08/2012 at 11:22

OK Ok Ok so welcome to the new faces - a lot of action yesterday!!!

Well, still not running, nearly 2 weeks now. Next weeks Tri is looking dodgy - and me all lined up with new wetsuit and trisuit. Still, i have an emergency request into the rubber - hopefully he'll be able to oblige!

Doing some good swimming and cycling but neeeeeeed to run!!!

16/08/2012 at 11:30

Meant to say I know the lyrics: in fact when my car was written off 2 years ago I left the Greatest Hits Album in the CD player. On one of the most bizarre evenings of my life I went to a party at the lead singer's flat in February 1973 having run in the Hyde Park relays in the afternoon and tried to drink London dry shortly afterwards.

16/08/2012 at 11:36

loved the posts last night guys, very useful stuff from Tom

Alehouse, I cant ice now because I am at work and its very difficult! I did ice last night as soon as I got home. I have realised it is the same injury I had in April which made me pull up in a race.  I am pretty sure now that my lack of sports massage over the last year or so has not helped me.  That said I will be having a massacre on Sunday!

Meanwhile stretch and ice (when I can) and no running!

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