...But it's sinking.
What: 5 miles at lunch on the Thames pathWhy: Because it's thereLast Hard: A while backLast Rest: YesterdayTime 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!
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 sessionWhy: recovery/aerobic mileageHave a great day.
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
i know the lyrics
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 repsWhy: Tuesday is reps day and this Tuesday is short reps dayLast hard: Sunday's LSRLast rest: Friday when the snow/ice got in the way.
Clink - sounds positiveLyric - '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.
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?) soWhat: 10M easyWhy: runner's logic (foot actually fine after a mile or 2 and now not worse, so at least it's runnable)Last hard: sundayLast rest: yesterday
Healing vibes to clink
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 & dWhy: Comrades (junk) milesLast hard: Yesterday ended up doing two sessions of 7 & 8 miles at soemwhere between 10K & 1/2M pace. Legs tired todayLast Rest: Sunday
Busy day in Marine Insurance have one ship sunk, one about to sink and a third on fire. Phone is red hot!
Lyrics: Oh yes
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.
".......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)
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"
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 pmWhy: TuesdayLast hard: SundayLast rest: 30/01Lyrics: No.
Have a good day 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 galeWhy: it was better than nothing which was the alternativeLast hard: everythingLast 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.
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.
Lol Graham LiT!
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 countsWhy: feeling sorry for myselfLast Hard: LOL I've forgotten now
Lyrics - i google - wouldn't of had a clue but i like these
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
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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