Thursday Session - 28 November

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Psi
28/11/2002 at 00:10
What: Upper body circuits.
Why: Second day of 3-day pause after last slightly dodgy run. RICE has been religiously applied to foot, but we shall see.

Last hard: Will be today - press-ups, crunches, dips and chin-ups. Lots of.
Last rest: Ironically, also today.
28/11/2002 at 07:10
Last nights session was probably the best complete body work-out I've ever had. The session? Go-Karting evening! If you haven't tried it, give it a go.

Today: Probably five or so steady with new knee strap.
Why: Knee strap is supposed to provide relief for patellar tendonitis so I'm going to try it as a last resort (before resorting to complete rest)
Last rest day: Yesterday
Last hard day: Monday
28/11/2002 at 08:32
What: Couple of hours at the climbing wall
Why: Need to get in shape for some ice climbing this winter.

Had fantastic run last night, first one in proper wind and rain, discovered I quite enjoy it actually! Knocked more than a minute off my time over 5 miles, but legs are complaining a bit today so will give the arms some punishment instead.

Last rest: Tues
Last hard: Weds
28/11/2002 at 09:09
Bliss.........Rest!

What: Nothing at all (Unless training my eyes to stay open while watching the extended version of Lord of the Rings)

Why: Have not had a rest day since last wednesday.

Last Hard: Yesterday
Last Rest: Last wednesday

laters all.
28/11/2002 at 09:10
What: Walked 2+miles.
Why: Had to get out of the house.

Walking difficulties returned last night. Not too dire: did not need to dust off sticks this morning, got along with a respectable waddle. Not actually panicking, although as I am already taking full recommended dose of anti-inflammatories there is nothing else to do for it.

Except rest. As I am well aware I have gotten very tired recently, the return of the Lurgy can be attributed to that. Tomorrow, part of Saturday and Sunday I can rest.

December will be subject to disruption with various experiments in diet planned.

So start planning for the new year. Need to build up endurance so I can run, do a part time job, and not end up wiped out. Any plausible schedules for that? I want to work up to 25 miles a week. For the present don't care about faster. (Work on that April-May, all being well.)
28/11/2002 at 09:26
Good morning one and all!

Today : Club winter handicap race 3.5 miles and I'll be going full pelt (such as that is!)
Why : I'm treating this as speedwork - may do some fartlek whilst running this.

Last Hard Day : Tuesday
Last Rest Day : Yesterday

Enjoy!
28/11/2002 at 09:29
Morning all

I'm having abit of a nightmare this week - everytime I plan to do a session something crops up and I can't do it. So I'm determined that today I'm going to do....

What: 2-3 miles easy on treadmill this morning (testing new trainers) and intervals at the club tonight (but don't tell anyone)
Why: Trying to catch up with the miles I've missed this week

Last rest: Yesterday
Last hard: Tuesday

28/11/2002 at 09:45
Morning to everyone

Speedie
if you actually intend to try to stay awake during LOTR, I'd count it as a <b>very</b> hard session.

what: shortish not too heavy outing - probably try ~4 miles accelerating from 7 minute mile pace (1st mile) to sub 6 minute miling (last mile)

why: done relatively little at that (last mile) pace recently; so a chance to remind my legs what speed is.

last hard day: Tue
last rest day: Mon
last long day: Sun
28/11/2002 at 09:51
What: light track session, probably 10 x 400 in 80 secs off 1 minute recoveries.
Why: 10k on Sunday, need to sharpen up a bit and get some reassurance that I can still run fast
Last hard day: Yesterday - 10 mile time trial in 24:28 (on my bike!) Sounds fast but the turbo trainer is easier than real life.
Last rest day: Monday
28/11/2002 at 10:20
Mornin boys and girls

What : Rest
Why : feeling shagged out and have x-c race on Saturday, 4 miles easy off road (planned training) will, IMO , be of no benefit.
Last Hard : yesterday
28/11/2002 at 10:24
hi, finally plucked up the courage to go running with the stortford running club.

I was so nervous but yes Martin they were a friendly bunch. I got paired up with a couple of other lady runners and had a brilliant time, we had so much in common.

didnt pass your message on Martin but if and when I start talking to other people will do..


28/11/2002 at 11:08
Well done scarlett they are a really good bunch - hope you stick with it, the winter routes can be a bit boring but during the summer they go round Hatfield Forest which is very nice.

28/11/2002 at 11:13
morning team!

rther better mood today as knee that was painful after monday's 7.5 miler held up OK to various CV exercises in the gym last night (bike row/elliptical). so now

what: probably a treadmill interval session. sthg like 10x400m at 15.5kph (6:15 miling) with about 90secs recovery

why: not done an interval session for 2 weeks

last rest: tues
last hard day : 11 days ago

can I inflict a X/C and a road 10k on folks this w/e?
28/11/2002 at 11:30
Morning, fellow freaks! Like Lanny I'm having a bit of a non-starter this week. Planned a nice 4-miler round my newly-worked-out route last night, but came out of the Tube station to pouring rain. At the moment I don't possess any waterproof running gear so a run was off the agenda. (Another addition to my Christmas list I think!) Happy to run in the rain in summer without waterproof jacket, not so happy this time of year!

So - all being well:

What: 4-mile steady/tempo run - haven't decided yet. As it's a new route with a v. steep hill at the end I'm tempted to make it a steady run!
Why: See above!
Last hard: Thursday (eek - a week ago!)
Last rest: Yesterday (enforced - hmph!)
28/11/2002 at 11:48
Minkin, shame on you.
There is nothing to stop you running in the rain (sure a nice waterproof may make it better) but it doesn't do too much harm.

What happens in the middle of a race if the heavens open .... "ooohhh better stop , haven't got a pac-a mac"

:D

WildWill    pirate
28/11/2002 at 12:13
Afternoon

What - Nothing
Why - Having a week of to sort out lifes priorities

Will
28/11/2002 at 12:18
Morning all - uh, no, hang on it's afternoon. Anyway, just getting light here so it feels like morning! Worst time of year at the moment - it'll start getting dark at about 4.00 p.m.. Bah!

What - 35 min tempo run. And maybe a swim
Why - training programme says so
Last hard - yesterday. 7.5 hilly miles in the rain, on the forest trails. And in the dark too.
Last rest - Sunday
28/11/2002 at 12:39
Cryptic message to Marmite Master : I'm infected now and it's all your fault. ;-)

What: Frank Horwill's Variable Pace Vomit, i.e. continuous 10K run alternating 400m @ 5K pace and 400m @marathon pace (MM's favourite work-out apparently!). well, it was meant to be continuous but there's no way I'm up to that at the moment. just completed the session but only at the severe risk of revisiting my breakfast muesli.

Why: testing out the wisdom of following Horwill's killer marathon plan. interim conclusion - it's not wise!

Last Rest: yesterday
Last Hard Day: Sunday
28/11/2002 at 13:01
Wildwill - intriguing as to what could possibly take the place of running as a priority :)

28/11/2002 at 15:18
Dustin - I know, I know ... OK, I'm a wimp. I do quite often run in the rain but I'm afraid I draw the line at torrential rain unless I've already started the run.

:(
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