Tuesday 15th November

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15/11/2005 at 16:01

Decided not to run, haven't got the energy even if i wanted to.
Look enviously at this male runner on my way home, wishing i was doing it (i know its only a day)

Dosing myself up with vitamin c as we speak

Once upon a time in 1988, i joined a local club it was a new club being fored doesn't exist anymore sadly. So i started running again.
After about 9-10 weeks i took part in a local 5 mile race. finished in 38:34.
My running was never the same since.

I know why back then i wasn't the consistant runner i am now. I hope next year to get back down there. I'm a great deal older now so things are harder.
But we all live in hope don't we.
(dodges as can of worms are being opened)
15/11/2005 at 17:25
Yep Sportaloo, take the advice, I tend to try to have an easier week before a big race week. For example, after the HM the other week, I did the XC the following weekend and could still feel the effort in my legs, even after 7 days. The recovery from the XC and HM on subsequent weeks also slowed me down somewhat. 12M from hilly for a long run sounds right, or more but at a lower tempo than normal!

What: club run tonight (in longs cos it's cold!). I'd like 8M so I can do another higher mileage week!
Why: 46M last week, and I want 50M!
Last hard: watching the 10k!
Last rest: Friday.
15/11/2005 at 17:58
Evening all:

Just in from an hour and a half at about 6:45 pace. Didn't feel great but struggled through. Think I'm beginning to feel the effect of increased volume.

BR - like the look of that session, I can see exactly where he's going with it, overcook any one of the 800s and that's it!
15/11/2005 at 18:00
good evening all.

managed to survive cycling through central London today. HR went up a bit once or twice (and nothing to do with how hard I was cycling!). But I'm definitely not cycle fit. Think I need to spend some time getting into practice before hols.
15/11/2005 at 18:31
Evening All.

What: 6.5 mile tempo run.
Why:felt like it.
Last Hard: Sunday.
Last Rest:4 days.

JD.    pirate
15/11/2005 at 18:40
cartman - hello

mellisa - cartman is the turbo master as you probably know already. bike thong's are good. i put a towel over the handlebars and then have a gym towel to mop my brow with. i've kind of got used to being drenched with sweat.

turbo session this evening has been canned as i got home late and friend was here when i arrived. nice swimming lesson to look forward to this evening though.

what: swimming lesson
why: bit of training
JD.    pirate
15/11/2005 at 18:42
think i'll leave the early morning bike rides till i live out in the countryside some day! i'm looking forward to the summer and lots of early evening bike rides though.
15/11/2005 at 18:57
BR, what became of your training partner in the end. Was he waiting for you at the end of the day ?

Melli, I get the impression that you don't race very often, and wonder whether you wouldn't benefit from frequent shorter races eg cross-country. Are you a member of a club, which is part of a league with races on Saturday so they don't mess up your long runs on Sundays.

What: am 8.5 ml inc 3x8mins tempo, 1 min recovery
pm: c 6ml club run
Why: a) able to run offroad in the daytime, so chose to do my tempo run then, though I could feel my shin afterwards, so I'm still going to have to be careful
b) recovery and haven't run with the club for ages, but I know I'm going to get a lot of stick for keeping it to a recovery run and not pushing myself.
15/11/2005 at 19:32
Evening – been really busy at work so I’ve only skimmed the threads for the last few days (I didn’t realise what I was taking on when I decided to post daily to these threads!)

Sportaloo – by popular demand there don’t seem to be any photos of me on the web (last race I did was the Hastings 1/2 and I can’t find the link to the photos)

All – what does LSR stand for?

nrg-b – I don't know what’s happened with your sister, but best wishes.

Congrats again to all racers over the weekend.

Hello Cartman

What: 5 miles easy(ish) - done
Why: planned
Last hard: April
Lat rest: Friday

Finally a question – I’m currently using a HRM when training to stay in my target training zones as I tend to get carried away and run too fast. However, when I run in the HRM calculated “easy” zone it feels too easy. I think the HRM is using Max HR to calculate the zones so should I be using my working HR to define the training zones? (I hope that make sense!)

Enjoy your day (what’s left of it).
15/11/2005 at 19:33

Lat = Last
15/11/2005 at 19:53
Evening folks.

Just a quick post.

Lizzy - sorry to hear the ankle problems have returned...but please, no knitting chat!

For me today...pretty much the same as yesterday...

What: 30k on the ekky bike followed by ankle exercises in the pool
Why: the recovery continues apace...

Have a good night.
15/11/2005 at 19:55
Hyperlite LSR = Long Slow Run

What - 5.75m with 10 x 1min 30 sec fast and same recovery

Why - Speed

Last hard -That session

Last rest - Sun

Given up on the link thingy - doh, not made for computers......
IronMelissa    pirate
15/11/2005 at 19:56
What's wrong with knitting?!
15/11/2005 at 20:32
hiya , quick post,

what 3km easy warm up then 5*1km fast with 400 recovs, 2.5kms cool down.
why speed (after a fashion)
last hard this morning (no energy)
last rest Friday


15/11/2005 at 20:46
Welcome Cartman

What: Back from Croatia this pm so late evening gentle run with Mary profiting from mum's presence here and feeling the effects of Sunday's hills on the front of the thighs.

15/11/2005 at 21:12

Very good stress releaving run tonight. About 5.5 miles fairly fast and was surprised how warm i felt. Then a nice long soak in a bath with a bottle of beer. Wound me down from all the stress from work.

Been some good running over the last couple of days now that I have back read. If your on the bench relax or cross train and the recovery will be faster. If not don't worry to much about the cold out their dress correctly and you won't feel it, or if you live in hot places you just make me jealous.

15/11/2005 at 21:16
Evening peeps.

What: 5 mile run with the club
Why: Thought I'd best put an appearance in to show that I'm still alive.

I went out with the group running at the easiest pace. It felt good to be running with them again.

Have a good evening.
15/11/2005 at 21:17

Just a quickie from me, lot on me plate (yum!)

What: hilly run, 69 mins@78.5% MHR
Why: Work session

Coming down with a cold I think, blergh.
15/11/2005 at 21:20
debbo, glad the op went well for Mr D!

Welcome Cartman.

tt & Lizzy, but I'm Welsh. Only kidding I wasn't really wearing a crop top. I might occasionally for a race, but certainly not for training during cold weather!

Melli, I think I'm a little the same when it comes to speed over shorter distances. I too think a bit of it is mental with me. I've told myself for so long that 10k isn't my distance that I'm finding it hard to clear that thought!

Knitted shorts, AF?:O)

Nothing wrong with knitting Melissa. I used to knit when my kids were babies and they had some lovely things, me too!:o) No time these days.

I went to club tonight and had a good run. Did the measured mile in 5:54, which is my quickest on the route.

Then went on to do 7 more miles with about 6 hills at sprint pace. Even the bits in between weren't easy tonight, but a very satisfying run!

15/11/2005 at 21:38
Good running Hilly, funny how some days we feel fully charged and other days fatigued.

Drew, URR, Lizzy.. a swift recovery to you all whatever your ailment.

Will you cyclists please stop talking about bikes! I have been patiently waiting 8 weeks for delivery of my Airborne and I've heard a whisper that it is finally due this week. Patience is a virtue etc. Fingers crossed {o:

Club night.. a couple of the younger lads fancied an hour or more so I volunteered to accompany them. 1 mile at 7:30mm warm up, then 8 miles at 6:53 pace, a useful tempo run. Felt great all the way, pleasantly surpised 2 days after a 10k race.

Have a good night all.
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