Thursday 20th Dec 2012

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20/12/2012 at 06:27


Todays lyrics:My grandfather and me.Around Nassau town we did roam

Yesterdays lyrics: 'The boys are back in town.' by Thin Lizzy.

What:4.5M Steadily done

Why: Didn't fancy a Fartlek on top of yesterdays Tempo run.

Coffee calling so catch up soon.

Dubai Dave    pirate
20/12/2012 at 06:38


Blisters: For my first IM I went with pretty much the approach you are following, since then I have changed to 1 x interval session, 1 x long swim, 1 x part intervals part drills. In all honesty it hasn't made a huge difference, I'm a bit quicker but not a lot. I think to we runners coming late to swimming that the best approach is that swimming is something we have to do to get to the bike.

what: 2K swim set
why: Easy day
Last Hard: Yesterday
Last Rest: 6/12

Had a stonking 10K last Saturday and took 1 minute 36 seconds off my PB which at 55 didn't ought to be possible, that or I have been taking it easy for the past 13 years! Still missed the 40 minute mark though by 6 seconds! 


20/12/2012 at 06:54


Fantastic DD - well done!

Blisters - I find that keeping concentration and holding my stroke is harder when I'm 'just swimming' and that breaking the sets and having small rests makes it easier to keep the effort level up. It would be interesting to see how your time altered through each 400m if you did 4 x 400m off say 30 seconds. I can swim 10 x 100m off 10 seconds faster than I can swim 1k (when you take the rest time off the total of course). Swimming three times a week made me a better but not a much faster swimmer.

What:             something on the turbo
Why:              will only have running for the next three days
Last hard:      2/12
Last rest:       14/12

Lyrics - no.

Dubai Dave    pirate
20/12/2012 at 07:09

I would say the same about swimming its easier to maintain good technique swimming intervals with short breaks.Ditto swimming more made me a better but no quicker swimmer.

Lyrics: Yes and got yesterdays as well.

20/12/2012 at 08:20

Hello all,
DD - super stuff with the 10k, next time will be sub-40
Wabo - more well dones with shedding the pounds...almost there!
what - just done a brief stint on the dreadmill, 16minute mini pyramid (8x2mins up and down), just the 2.2miles
why - bit jaded after last night's recovery 5miler was a bit quicker than planned (37.50)  + department 'do' today, I imagine that will kick off around midday....
last hard - tuesdays track
last rest - friday
lyric - no idea

20/12/2012 at 11:52
DD - good running there, though its been on the cards based on some of the good running sessions you've reported of late.

Lyrics - 'fraid so...showing my age again!

The weather here on the flatlands is 'orrible.....cold, wet (very) and windy (very indeed), which made for a rather disengaged effort.

What: 6.9M steady run
Why: (In this weather) charactor building
Last Hard: Last week
Last Rest: Tuesday
20/12/2012 at 12:13

Afternoon, just!

Nice character building, Tom, and an even nicer PB, DD.

Lyrics: yes...and I think we may have had them before.

What: noothing, although if there is a break in the clouds may go for a walk (actually it may be a paddle).

Got back from the hospital feeling quite bouyant yesterday now that I have a treatment plan, to find that one of my friends had had a heart attack and died. At one time he was a pretty good runner, gaining area representative honours, but over the last 10 years had put on an enormous amount of weight, although he continued to try to run: he achieved a certain notoriety as he was last in every one of our club's summer 5k races for the last two years, so 8 in all. I sat next to him at the University Christmas Dinner on the 8th and he was in fine form. He was 66: Ron Hill has just emailed me "So how long have we got? Go out and enjoy life!" Not a happy Christmas for his 2 daughters. Funeral on 27th.

20/12/2012 at 12:47

Blimey, ale. Didn't another friend of your just die a few weeks ago ?

Weather is horrible indeed. Miserable, grey, windy and cold. What you guys have as rain is supposed to come down here as snow around Christmas. While it's nice to have a white one it's rubbish for running. The forecast is for plus 5 on Boxing Day so it won't last

what: 11 and a bit
why: it seems a good distance
last hard: fighting the wind
last rest: Monday
lyrics: no

20/12/2012 at 13:20

Yes, Chick, 2 in exactly 2 weeks! Decent mid-week run, I note!

20/12/2012 at 16:13

afternoon all

lyrics oh yes!

alehouse, oh thats too sad any time is but christmas, well especially so.

thanks dustin, yep beach holiday in 3 weeks, now how to keep the pudding off over christmas!

what: out with me schoolies and no running!

why: had a hair do this morning

last hard: still tuesday I did nothing last night in the end

last easy: yesterday

nearly done bring on the holidays!

20/12/2012 at 16:46

ale: Yeah  we've had these  lyrics before. They were in my head when out thi s morning. Sorry to hear your news.

20/12/2012 at 17:19

Birks:  I'm running short of lyrics, too!

Wabo:  when do you find about London place? Warm weather training as well!! Enjoy tonight and don't drink too much lemonade.

20/12/2012 at 17:20

That sucks Alehouse. Guess it's a timely reminder to enjoy what we have.

20/12/2012 at 19:22

What: Nothing
Why: Although it's Thursday (club night), I'm on call , the girls are just off the plane and it's blowing a gale
Last rest: yesterday
Last hardish: Tuesday
Lyrics: No

Alehouse - Thoughts with you. A bit stuck for words.

Chick Well done for getting out!
DD Well done on new PB

Gales forecast to continue until Christmas Eve so lucky we got the girls home.

20/12/2012 at 20:19

Ale, sorry to hear, thoughts with you and the family

Well done DD

What 9 very wet miles
Why Dropping a chrismas prest off, then getting the train home, before picking bike left at the station last night and cycling home...
Last Hard - Sat
Last Rest - Weds

Take care

Blisters    pirate
21/12/2012 at 00:30

Alehouse. Now that news is a bit of a pisser. Sympathies and all that but I'm not sentimental about any individual's  tenuous grasp on life. We are born, we get taxed, we die (and get taxed again). I truly hope that you can all give the chap a good send off. I remember a few people for the warmth of the send off, and an disappointed about the wake each of my Grandparents were given. My other Grandad got a decent bunchuck. Much respect there.

I am annoyed about not knowing yesterday's lyrics.
Today's have also got another very familar ring to them. The Nassau bit is throwing me though.
By the way. Am I supposed to do some training in order to stay here?

I did make some fresh pasta. Does that count?

Blisters    pirate
21/12/2012 at 00:32

Google check lyrics, familiarity check is OK. The second line was not one I was familiar with though.

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