Tuesday 12th February 2013

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12/02/2013 at 07:10


Lyrics: Asked a girl what she wanted to be
Title was probably said by both RFJ  and myself to our respective daughters

What: hopefully 20 mins this evening
Why: tender foot permitting. Stretch more?

Back later.

12/02/2013 at 07:14

Thank goodness Alehouse - I was busy looking for 'pancake' lyrics!

Yesterday's lyrics were It's Beginning To Get To Me by Snow Patrol.

If you haven' got hope what have you got Stickless?

That easy pace is definitely picking up Blisters.

NZC - have you got some company for your marathon training this year?

What:                 swim/easy run or turbo - weather dependent
Why:                  forecast isn't great and Grace doesn't like running in the rain
Last hard:          last year
Last rest:           4/2

Lyrics - no.

12/02/2013 at 07:56

morning all lemon squeezers,
lyric - think I should, yesterday's turned out to be a 'no'
what - club night (I hope) , missed the last couple of weeks due to car logistics/kids swimming and/or hockey, so would like to get a team session done.
why - Tuesday is hard work day
last rest - Friday
last hard - hmmm

In a bit of a dilemma, Southern XC this Saturday in London (after postponement last month) & a 10mile very local race on Sunday. Most of my club colleagues are not doing the xc and focussing on the Sunday. Should I do likewise? To add some context, I think they are all marathon training and doing the 20mile (2 lap) option on Sunday. Me, I'd like a decent 10mile time but its no big deal, as I'm probably racing 10 miles in both April and May anyhow & I have the National xc next weekend, so would the Southerns be too close or ideal prep???
Thoughts appreciated

12/02/2013 at 08:01

Dustin:  I think my suggestion would be to go where the majority of your club mates are going. Might help with the car logisitcs too! Talking of which...

12/02/2013 at 08:30

Dustin - I am in the same position, but am doing the said 20 not the 10.... seriously contemplating pulling out of the SEAA XC............

Speed of some description later

Dubai Dave    pirate
12/02/2013 at 10:41

Dustin: If the 10 mile is no big deal do the XC

Stickless: Indeed I well remember the result of running a previous marathon sick, good to see your remaining positive. 

What: Swam a 2K set, cycled 40K
Why: I'm on gardening leave prior to returning to the UK so have loads of time and am cycling JOGLE in June so need bike time.
Last Hard: Last nights tempo run after a 100K on the bike in the morning
Last Rest: 27th January i do believe. 

Lyrics: Nope



12/02/2013 at 10:52


What 11.44 mlr
Why half term
lyrics no

Dustin, I would use the XC as prep and run easy Sunday.

Ended up running further than anticipated this morning but the rest of the week is likely to be compromised for anything over an hour. Suprisingly the legs are fine after Sunday.

12/02/2013 at 11:02


Alehouse - phew from your clue  i initially  thought Cliff Richard 

RFJ loved your photo from yesterday  could easily spot which one was you 

DD JOGLE good luck with that 

Starting to look more  human black eye still there  or  rather fading a bit 

And  i kind of entered a marathon late last night. Shall be going to Chester early October gives me just over 33 weeks 

What: Depends
Why: need to go shopping and if i feel ok later  a short run  we'll see
Last Hard: The road on Thursday
Lyrics: Had to google as i was in a mad panic 


Edited: 12/02/2013 at 11:04
12/02/2013 at 11:23

morning all

lol, lyrics yes! Oh yes!

oh boy my first pancake day and neither of my two  at home, got to go run club and not think about it! 

pammie nice one on marathon entry!

rjf I have to do parly hill on saturday, but 15 next day! oh goodness

What: club tempo later

why: schedule

last hard: sunday

last easy last night

happy pancake day peeps

12/02/2013 at 12:13

Some great racers at the weekend - well done all.

8 miles this morning, including 4 'brisk' in the middle.  2 miles warm up felt okay, went at it hammer and tongs for the 4 miles in 29:01 then 2 miles warm down.  Weird today, last easy mile in 7:30 yet trying my absolute hardest only got me 7:15 miles.  Good mileage though so pleased with my efforts.

12/02/2013 at 14:02

What: don't know
Why: No longer on call and half day but weather not vey inviting (dark and wet snow)
Last Hard: last Tuesday
Last rest: yesterday
Lyrics: YES

With open fire beckoning, the spirit of CBA lurks ...

Blisters    pirate
12/02/2013 at 15:38

A rare day for me, visiting a site that was less than 100 miles away. In fact it was barely 1 mile away, and they didn't want me until 0900. Sooooooooo......

Cycled on turbo in garage for 45 minutes (sleepy and quite cold).
A bit of work
Off for a swim next.

Lyrics, nope.

Dubai Dave: if you are biking JOG/LE, then you are likely to pass my house in Gloucester. I managed to ride along for a couple of days with Prince Siegfried when he biked the other direction in 2012. When exactly are you planning to pass by?

12/02/2013 at 16:01

Hi gang, I is back. Mixture of too much work and being ill at the weekend. I was fearing another dreaded chest infection coming on but by being sensible and staying indoors for a few days while eating anything immune boosting I could get my hands on I killed it off before it got a proper hold .

LMH: your running seems to be going really well at the mo. Not sure what to say about peaking too soon. I think I peaked in early Jan. At least things have plateaued / deteriorated since then. Of course it could all be down to the cold and slippery conditions and me picking up a bug or two but my confidence is a bit low. Hopefully things are going better at your end.

emzap: a cast! Oh my ...

Great running, RFJ. That dude next to you in the pic looks like he's dying .

Great news, Pammie  - off to google some 33 week marathon plans

what: 10 veeeery slow miles
why: easing back into it after a rough few days
last hard: being sensible
last rest: yesterday
lyrics: nope

12/02/2013 at 16:04

When are you back DD? Hope you're waiting until it warms up!

Get out OH - that fire will still be there when you get back

2.4k swim this morning. Enjoyed it. Not particularly stunning speed wise but it felt good. 7 miles with Grace this afternoon. Cold but dry and still so not too bad as long as you kept moving - and my legs seem to be keeping moving at the moment. No idea what's going on but I'm enjoying it whilst it lasts!

12/02/2013 at 17:30

The spirit of GOAR ( Get Out And Run) kicked the spirit of CBA into submission.
(or maybe voodoo by LM.H )

10 miles miles done - stayed dry although one nasty big hailstone shower but biting ice cream headache wind throughout. Stiiff to begin with but loosened up.

...and fire is still there burning bright and even more appreciated

Is the smiley dropdown working for others?
It doesn't seem to work on 2 different PCs on 2 different browsers today.

AH Hope toe settles down - maybe gout 
DD Good to see you back and active as ever
PP Good 11 miles (that's often the nature of my training too!)
Pammie Am I right in thinking this is your first marathon?
donaldo Well Done
RJF nice picture
Chickadee Hope you're getting better now. Well done on getting out
Blister - Great when those opportunities pop up
LM.H Feeling Good is GOOD

Happy Flipping everyone

12/02/2013 at 17:41


OH No, not my first. First since  2008 Did Dublin 06 and London 08 started to train for a few since but stuff happened.

I've come to the conclusion due to my work and  during nov-jan my training suffers an autumn one seems a better prospect

Chickadee lol think i've got about  15 weeks  to get my training geared to start some  sort of marathon plan and then start an 18  week plan of something

12/02/2013 at 17:57

x-posted with chickadeee earlier - sorry to hear that you've been under the weather again. Always a risk when you're pushing the training - and one that caught me out a few times before VLM last year. It's a difficult balance to find but you seem to have dealt with it well. Good that you're back on the road.

OH - and don't you feel better for it!

I much prefer marathon training through the summer Pammie - rather be too warm on my runs than worrying about the snow, falling over etc.

12/02/2013 at 18:42

Thanks all,

No running in the end, Sunday has caught up in the legs and they are dead..... so will swap rest day around and tinker with the weeks plan to fit.

Take care all

Blisters    pirate
12/02/2013 at 19:54

LMH you are flying at the moment.

Blisters    pirate
12/02/2013 at 19:56


Where's my long and comprehensive post just gone?

I was just telling you all how well the swimming went.

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