Training Session - Sunday 29 December

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29/12/2002 at 00:19
Okay, all you CRAZY and MAD "dudes":

What: 8-10 mile long(ish) slow run.
Why: First long run since injury. ("Long" in this case is 8 miles plus, though normally I class that as "longish" and 12 miles plus as "long" ;) )

Last hard: Will be today.
Last rest: Yesterday.
29/12/2002 at 01:20
What: hopefully, about 2 hours in the woods/on the beach/in the dunes.
Why: keeping my long run in place

Last hard: today (i.e. Saturday)
Last rest: Thursday

Good luck on returning to longer runs, Psi :)

Well, off to bed now.
29/12/2002 at 11:05
What: 45 minutes along the canal (teeming with rain at the moment, still waiting for it to ease off)
Why: Managed 30 minutes every other day for the last 4-5 weeks post achilles injuries. Sneaked up to 40 minutes a couple times in the last week, trying to increase the distance now.

Last hard: Short fast run on Friday (had visitors coming, had to make it short and fast!)
Last rest: Yesterday

New Year's Resolution: Get the fat bloke running more than once a month (he told me to write that) and remove make-up before I go to bed....
29/12/2002 at 11:59
What: Brisk 20-30 mins.
Why: To convince myself I haven't lost all of my fitness thanks to the Christmas vomiting lay-off. What with Ely on Tuesday, and all.
Hard: Christmas night was pretty hard. :-(
Rest: Yesterday.

Have fun in the rain, folks.
29/12/2002 at 12:24
Soaked here!

What are we like, how many times do we see shoppers run from shop to shop avoiding as much rain as posible, when us runners spend anything upto 3hrs in the wet stuff.

What: 18 wet,drenched,soaked,cold,windy,hilly miles,its a 10km route lapped 3 times:

Lap1= 45.14 Lap2= 45.01 Lap3= 51.35

Running last lap was a killer, just go's to show what can effect you, as lap 3 last week was just over 42 mins.

Why: Sundays are long runs for prep Vegas marathon.......1 month to go!!!

Last Hard: Today, not so much the pace but the conditions.

Last Rest: Xmas Day

time for bed!
29/12/2002 at 13:36
What :10K Race "The Last Chance", time from my boyfriend's modile phone: 61mins?
Last rest : yesterday
Last Hard : today

Lucky for me it's Christmas, that will have to do to justify my bad race day!
Well done for all your long runs, mine will be next year !!!
29/12/2002 at 13:43
Afternoon guys, the weather is a bit grim here too, but does it stop us, does it heck!

What: 18 miles including 3 very steep hills, the one at mile 17 felt like running up Everest, but this route is easier than my other 18 mile route, which is mostly hill! Knackered on the last mile, but considering the windy conditions and the hills very pleased with doing it in 2hrs.30
Why: because I want a good marathon time
Last hard: today
Last rest: from running yesterday.

Well done everyone else who braved such yukky conditions today!
29/12/2002 at 14:00
What: 12.5-13 Miles in 1:40
Why: Horwill Long run
Last Hard: Today/yesterday
Last Rest: Friday (sort of, only went to gym)
29/12/2002 at 14:01
PM (Planned)
What: Gym, Full Body Weights sesh
Why: Force of habit
Other details: as above
29/12/2002 at 16:38
What: 3mi recovery run
Why: did long run yesterday and had horrible hangover today!
Last hard: yesterday
Last rest: Thurs
29/12/2002 at 17:52
Non-stop rain here too - from when I got up at 0800 & still hasn't stopped.

what: 13.6 miles - same as last Sunday - to Caldy CC along the A540; 6 laps of the grounds and back again
why: 2nd "over ½ marathon distance" run - will do probably one more next week

last hard day: Fri
last long day: Sun
last rest day: Sat

Definitely the worst conditions I've run in for a while. Grounds at Caldy were very heavy going with the water pouring off Thurstaston Hill - probably made me at least a minute slower if not more. Squelch squelch squelch for 4½ miles.
Despite which....I was some 3 mins 20 secs faster than last Sunday. This week I had enough left to try to push it a bit on the way home - certainly tried to do so from leaving Caldy onwards. Got round in 101:19 - not brilliant - but the conditions account for that to a fair extent.
Reason to be (mildly) cheerful....
29/12/2002 at 18:28
The weather down here is prity bad today as well I'm glad I did my long run yesterday.

What: am 5M easy run.
Went to the cinima & watched the new Harry Potter film it was still raining when we came out.

What: pm 8M steady.
Why: training for April 7th either 10K or marathon. Will do marathon if all goes well.
Last hard: Fri
Last rest: 9 days ago.

Miles this week: 95 feel quite good on it.

Big Tim
29/12/2002 at 18:29
Jesus Tim!

That's a lot of miles - what time do you do a marathon in?
29/12/2002 at 18:31
Glad you're feeling more positive Mike. Speedie, I'd missed you were training for the Las Vegas marathon, best of luck!
Everyone else-well done for getting out there and doing some very wet miles today. I'm a little miffed as I rescheduled my long run until tomorrow to suit a running partner ; she just called cancelling it! So looks like I'm on my own, never mind, sometimes I think it's better to be selfish and stick to your own plans and of others can fit in, that's nice.

What: Golden session: 8 mile tempo run @ 1/2 m pace.
Why: 4 Villages 1/2 is only 3 weeks away! How long should the longest tempo run be for a 1/2? Bearing in mind there's a lot of other runs to be done as part of marathon training? Think I'll post separately on that.
Anyway, pleased with today which was hard with the 2nd half into the driving rain (and I was in shorts,); the first half was 1 min faster than last time, but lost it in the 2nd half. Hope for better conditions at Helsby as I'm sure we all do!
My pace on these runs is working out at 7.45/min mile whereas my target pace is 8, on the other hand there's a bit further to go in the race.

Last rest: Mon
Last hard: xmas eve.
29/12/2002 at 18:33
Big Tim, just read your post, that's an amazing mileage especially this week of all weeks, congrats!

29/12/2002 at 18:36

If all goes well, I know I can run sub 2:40 but have struggled in the last two.
29/12/2002 at 19:04
What: Long run an hour and 55 mins ca 14 miles.

Why: Long run (first week of 16 week marathon programme for sub 3:15)

Last rest day: Tuesday

29/12/2002 at 19:21
What: 10 miles, 10 x 45sec to 1min fartlek; plus 15 mins at 10k pace, plus the rest at marathon pace
Why: I could, therefore I did (ie my kids with their dad)
Last rest: yesterday
Last hard: Boxing day booze up (followed by two-day hangover)

Want to feel inspired by all you lot, but feel slighty depressed - Tim, Tim... what's your average weekly mileage? New Year's Resolution: run five times a week and not feel guilty if it sometimes mean running when I should be working!
29/12/2002 at 19:30

Intersting - my mate Martin only ever gets up as high as 80 miles per week and does about 2:37. You presumably run even further as April approaches.

Guess it's an individual time - still fantastic times that I'll never get close to. Don't think I could do anythign approaching that mileage without getting injured.
29/12/2002 at 20:01
I've averaged 63mpw this year but have not done a marathon.

It is individual I know runners that have run 2:09 - 2:16 & thier training is totally different.

I wish I didn't have to run quite so many miles for a good marathon, thats why its been two years since the last. I do quite enjoy it though!!!!!!

Big Tim
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