Tuesday 10th Febuary 2009

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10/02/2009 at 08:04

...But it's sinking.

What: 5 miles at lunch on the Thames path
Why: Because it's there
Last Hard: A while back
Last Rest: Yesterday

Time to rethink my planning for tne next 8 weeks I think as I don't have a race to race, might just go back to base training for a bit. I've missed to much recently anyway.

Laters y'all! Have a great day!

Edited: 10/02/2009 at 08:25
10/02/2009 at 08:10
Lyrics... no?

What: 5 x 1000m on the TM
Why: 5k pace session
Last Hard: Lordshill 5k last sunday (equal to PB)
Last Rest: err?

Base training is fun... don't complain!

Weather's so miserable at the moment, roll on spring!!
10/02/2009 at 09:43

Morning folks.

Slow start on here today.

Sure I know these lyrics but cannae place them...

Had a really good hill session last night...tough but good. The planned hill rep was unrunnable, covered in hard packed snow and ice, so we tracked down an alternative, shorter tarmac hill elsewhere in the park. Probably about 280 metres long and gradually steepening all the way. We opted for 12 reps with jog down recoveries, and a c. 3min turnaround. After finding my bearings on the first 3 reps, settled into a consistent set of efforts, running the hill in about 54-56secs. Ended up working very hard on the last couple, with the legs turning a bit jelly-like on the final 50 or 60 metres, but got through them without the times slipping. Quite scary how quickly a 'proper international hill runner' was coming past us at the top of each hill...made us 33/34min 10k'ers look like we were running through treacle!

For today...

What: lunchtime - 8(ish) easy miles, pm - 4 easy miles on the tready plus a core session
Why: recovery/aerobic mileage

Have a great day.

10/02/2009 at 10:11

good session there scobos, are the quads aching this morning ?

congratulations paul on the 5k pb - what time did you run?

on the FLM discussion. i watch it religiously on tv every year, especially good now you can red button to see the women's race/men's elite with decent commentary, but must admit i've never relished the thought of being in the crowds. part claustrophobic paranoia and part perceived frustration. did my last marathon (one of only two!) with the intention of trying to get on the championship start to avoid that happening but missed it by 3 minutes  

sofa report on day 3 is i'm off it and off the crutches. hurray! whole foot swelled up and went black yesterday but 24 hours of tubigrip has taken it most of the way down again. still badly marked and painful across the front of the foot but able to walk reasonably ok. not quite a TT recovery but dramatic improvement by my standards. very strange how a sprained ankle can make your toes black

happy training

i know the lyrics

10/02/2009 at 10:30


Lyrics - easy for anyone who grew up as a prog rock fan in the 70s.  Not many albums have sold as many as this one.  That's two days on the trot - I think that's a PB!

clink - that sounds like a bad one, but glad to hear you are recovering.

There's a bright orange thing in the sky in Reading today - not quite sure what it is, but I think I remember seeing something similar a long time ago.  It's calling to me to go out for a run at lunch time!  So:

What: 5M-ish inc. 10x400m reps
Why: Tuesday is reps day and this Tuesday is short reps day
Last hard: Sunday's LSR
Last rest: Friday when the snow/ice got in the way.

10/02/2009 at 11:34

Clink - sounds positive
Lyric - 'prog rock fan in the 70s' - that'll be a no then...

SGQ- orange thing spotted here too

Nothing lunchtime, want to get away early as its daughter #1's 11th birthday today.
Will hopefully get out a bit later for some speedwork type training. Taking it pretty easy this week, Bramley 20 on Sunday for which I have yet to formulate a plan.

10/02/2009 at 11:39

Some good training happened on sunday, especially recall reading details about TT's run thinking 'good lord, and he's supposed to run long tomorrow?'. Glad to read he didn't...

I yesterday did a recovery run/walk with mrs I and Imskito in the running stroller. Right foot very sore from sundays long run.

On waking today foot still a bit sore and closer inspection narrowed it down to one but smallest toe. Bit worried (fracture?) so
What: 10M easy
Why: runner's logic (foot actually fine after a mile or 2 and now not worse, so at least it's runnable)
Last hard: sunday
Last rest: yesterday

 Healing vibes to clink

Edited: 10/02/2009 at 11:40
Dubai Dave    pirate
10/02/2009 at 11:45


NZC: Yep you can get most things in Dubai including Mussels and frites........ at a price!! Hardship posting it is not.

What: 7.5 miles over by the palace d & d
Why: Comrades (junk) miles
Last hard: Yesterday ended up doing two sessions of 7 & 8 miles at soemwhere between 10K & 1/2M pace. Legs tired today
Last Rest: Sunday

Busy day in Marine Insurance have one ship sunk, one about to sink and a third on fire. Phone is red hot!

Dubai Dave    pirate
10/02/2009 at 11:46


Lyrics: Oh yes

Blisters    pirate
10/02/2009 at 12:31

Lyrics: a thread favourite. This must be at least the third time. They did sell a LOT of albums though.

My trainers are still saturated from yesterday's drowning session. It's a good job I've got a pair to alternate with.

I'm going for a lunchtime run now. We'll see how it goes.

10/02/2009 at 13:12

".......Racing around to come up behind you again"

An all time classic - saw this performed live at Wembley Arena in 1973 (when i was 16).

 What: A VERY wet 7 miles last night from London E1 to SE13 (cheeks were very Pink by the time I'd got back to Blackheath)

Why: FLM

Last hard: 2 days (Sunday's 12 miler - as hard as going 12 rounds with Floyd Mayweather)

Last rest: 4 days.

Time to get on and do some work - two hour's of steadily paced running planned for this evening keeping just within aerobic threshold - "shorter of breath and one day closer to death"

Edited: 10/02/2009 at 13:30
10/02/2009 at 13:27

Afternoon folks.

Blisters - very chivalrous.

Scobos - nice hill session.

clink - black toes from a sprained ankle..... you must have done a right job on it altogether.

Imski - I've got Bramley this weekend, so no rush on the long run. Needless to say I won't long run next Monday either, but I reckon I'm pretty much ok on the endurance. It's the speed/speed endurance that needs work now. Fingers crossed it's not a fracture. At least you can run on it. Worth padding it up in the meantime though to be on the safe side?

I never got to do anything yesterday after my morning recovery run (which wasn't a bad thing after Sunday anyway) as I had to prepare for a big meeting this morning - basically took up the whole of yesterday, but totally worthwhile as it turned out

What: 5m rec d&d / 5-10m easy with strides pm / Weights & core pm
Why: Tuesday
Last hard: Sunday
Last rest: 30/01
Lyrics: No.

Have a good day all.

10/02/2009 at 13:38

afternoon all.

mad day at work today which is why this is my first time on the thread today.

What: 2.3 done at 6am in a howling gale
Why: it was better than nothing which was the alternative
Last hard: everything
Last rest: saturday

Lurgy is definitely still lurking.  My chest feels very tight although I'm not coughing much.  Running is hard work which is why I kept it short today.  I'm about 30s a mile slower than I should be for one of those little runs.   I feel fine in the morning (well, tired but not unwell) but by home time I feel dreadful. 

Clink - think the toes go black as the blood from the bruising obeys gravity and heads to the lowest point.   Tubigrip and a combination of elevation and as much movement as it will allow would probably be what the doc orders (at least that was what I was told when I did something similar way back in 2004). 

Have a good day all.

10/02/2009 at 13:38

Thanks to FINgers, I jogged my warm up singing "No one told you when to run - you missed the starting gun", which isn't the most positive way to approach a set of 400m reps.

But the session went well!  First 9 reps were all 1.33, 1.35 or 1.38 depending on the strength of the gusting wind and the direction I was running in.  For the final one, I decided to push hard as tomorrow is a rest day and clocked 1.19.  Think I probably looked like Thom Yorke dancing towards the end, though - arms and legs flying everywhere and form rapidly fading.

10/02/2009 at 13:42
PS However, at least I know what I am going to listen to on  my iPod on the way home tonight - again thanks to FINgers - it's too long since I played this album!
10/02/2009 at 13:55

Lol Graham LiT!

10/02/2009 at 14:05
What: gym PM and maybe some swimming and aqua jogging(this sucks)
Why: arse
Last hard: all the time
Last rest: 24th January but no running for days now.
Lyrics: no

Most of you may have noticed I have been cycling to cross train but I have become aware I have stagnated in recovery so have decided a few days off cycling as well may be good. So none today or tomorrow.

Updates soon, I may even have a full rest day tomorrow.

10/02/2009 at 15:05


Paul - well done

Clink - hope you are back on your feet soon

NZC - I didn't on saturday but going on Thursday for a deeper one

What: zilch, unless work counts
Why: feeling sorry for myself
Last Hard: LOL I've forgotten now

Lyrics - i google - wouldn't of had a clue but i like these

10/02/2009 at 17:00

What: 6 miles up and around a big hill

Why: Because I can... well at least I can try to. Still struggling to run up this hill, but getting further every time I try...

Nice run today, even if it was a little cold on the thighs - that glowing yellow thing in the sky was spotted in darkest Rotherham too...

Have a good day all

Blisters    pirate
10/02/2009 at 18:03

Lunchtime run:

21.5 miles, 3:07:34. Time on feet and all that. It's all the same in a relative way, but you're older.

Why? I'd call it a big jigsaw piece, that one. Maybe even another brick in the wall. But that's the wrong album.

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