I'm having fun don't put me down.
This is what I will be if I get my training right
Surprised there's no thread yet?
I'm not too bothered by the 4s actually Moraghan as I expect to go much quicker in the future Cheers for the link. I'll have a glance later, but I think I've come across it before - some very good stuff as I remember.
Mike/generally - surely you'd get some thickening of the (achilles) tendon as it gets stronger, no? I find the soleus stretch excellent for remedying/keeping any complaints at bay.
What: 4m rec jog d&d / 30mins gentle turbo d&d (-reverse brick?) / 6m easy with 3-4 x 100m strides pm / core pm.Why: Easy day.Last hard: yesterday.Last rest: Sunday.
Pleasingly I managed ~3.5 hours of training yesterday (2.5 aerobic), which is a good start for where I hope to get to on Mondays (with Thursday will be my biggest day by training time).
Have a great day all!
me too tipp topp, I was just about to post I believe I can fly lyrics for a very good mate who lost her son this day 8 years ago. I took so long cos I had to keep checking there wasn't a post already!!
Anyway last night I managed 10 miles, I did it slow as I just wanted to get 10 miles under my belt. I did and I have to say it was easy! Really pleased, I expected to blow up last couple of miles but no. I think its because any longish runs lately have been in the forest and very hilly and muddy, only 6 miles but even so. It just felt so easy!
what: club baton relay race later
why: for fun
last hard: 1st 5 miles last nigfht shoes too tight, I know I know...
last easy: 2nd 5 when shoes were loose
A much more pleasant 26C today, just a few clouds in the sky, DD weather.
What: 7.7 miles in 63 mins d & dWhy: Aerobic mileageLast Hard: Last nightLast Rest: Thursday
Two working days until I stop until new year... yahoo. A chance to sleep and train properly!
Hiya,Lyric - easy - I think I started a thread recently with these exact words...not been around since the back end of last week, up at Center Parcs (Elveden) for the weekend. Managed to pick up a few bumps and bruises from the slides and rapids, but thats about normal...kids loved it, first year that my youngest (8) has been allowed to do all the water slides - she was in her element, loves the water. I does bug me on how these things are age/height discriminatory rather than ability, but I guess they have to have some rules. After all I'm a non swimmer and they let me down the slides....Also slipped in a bit of archery, badminton and snooker too, but we won't mention the roller skating... Didn't run at all, so 4 days 'rest' , but managed a slow 5 miles last night, ahead of the club night tonight (pyramids on grass)Had a brief read back, looks like good racing from RFJ, NZC, TT and D Dave ! Well done, and apologies if I've missed anyone.Paddy - good news re the job. Yeah, try to run 3 lunchtimes a week. It helps that my gym is next door to the office!
May be worth a watch tonite
Have a good one!
Wabo - I love that song - "I believe I can fly" - sorry about your friend's son.
Chickadee - get well soon.
Dustin - sounds like you and your family had fun!
Arclight - well done on the 12 miler - looking good.
Scobos - sounds like a good decision to shorten the session.
AF - I'd like to hear that - but guess not possible.
What: O'Hagan's 5k - better than last week - 22.38.
Good running everyone.
What: a.m. 2.5m easy; p.m. 11.37m inc. drills, strides and 7 * 800m @ 8k - 5k pace w / 400 recovery; eve. indoor row / core
Why: Starting the VO2 max work, shorter reps with faster recovery.
Last hard: Last friday
Last Rest: Last thursday
I actually felt like a long distance runner today. Lungs were fine but my legs couldn't keep up (it's usually the other way round). Had absolutely no speed but felt as though I could have gone on forever. Not sure if it's a good sign or not.
TT - Like the attitude!
Arclight - solid progress.
Scobos - discretion is the better part of valour!
NZC - good time there.
No thread before I left home today and I've been oot and aboot today.
What: 5 miles easy peasyWhy: becauseLast hard: sundayLast rest: 13 Nov
Sad about your friend Wabo.
lyrics not today
TT - thickening would more likely indicate inflammation. Yep I do soleus stretches post run as well - one of my 6 sets, others being gastroc, quads, hams, psoas & hips .
Keep building Arclight
Moraghan - that "no speed but can carry on ad infinitum" feeling is one I've got to know as well. Hopefully the sign of that some aerobic development has started.
what: 8.9 miles in 70:52why: see yesterday
conditions almost identical to yesterday as well - it rained, it was cold, it was dark. Consoled myself with the realisation that the first turning point of the winter has been reached - we've passed the day of the earliest sunset.
Hard day at work, didn't get back till nearly 8 pm so was pretty tired and missed the club session so went out for a brisk run on my own
What: 5 miles reasonably brisk 7:20 m/m
Why: needed to get out to blow the cobwebs away from work
Last hard: That was harder than i thought it would be. I blame the cold!
Last Rest: Weekend
Great running going on here, I hope to be upping my speed sessions soon as well.
Get well soon Chickadee!
Very quiet today. Had internet problems this morning otherwise there would have been lyrics that I'd have know!
What: 10 mins on grassWhy: had intended to do more, but was running in the dark, on uneven grass and my head torch was not up to it...discretion is indeed the better part of valour.
Last hard: last weekendLast rest: yesterday.
Moraghan: "felt like a long distance runner"...when is the 5000 at the Masters?!
Mike S - let's hope it's that rather than losing our speed.
alehouse - if I had my way track races would be limited to 3000m!
Quiet indeed today!
That's got to be hard for your friend Wabo. I hope the relay went well.
Sounding very positive Arclight.
Very nice improvement on the 5k from last week NZC.
Moraghan/Mike - could keep going, but not faster.... yep, get used to it. That's what you want to be feeling now imo. More speed will come later as you work through the phases and sharpen, but because you start to recover quicker as you get aerobically fitter you will find that feeling will hang around at all speeds to an extent.
Mike - I would have just thought that as a tendon gets stressed and adapts it should get stronger, and therefore a little thicker to absorb the forces going through it as with muscles. I know major thickening indicates inflammation though.
Top speeds on the strides today confirmed that my pace at all levels seems to be down by ~30s per mile. At least I'm consistent
Lyrics, as recognised by most (never clicked that Dustin used them recently) were Bulletproof by La Roux.
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