Tuesday 2nd June 2009

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02/06/2009 at 08:48

I sit by and watch the traffic go

What no dtt???

What: hill session later

why: tues

last hard: sunday running in heat

last easy: weds maybe

have a good day all

02/06/2009 at 08:51

mava nice to see you back and the streak goes on!

hilly well done, great news!

02/06/2009 at 08:57


Yesterday's lyrics were The Verve and Bittersweet Symphony.  But I think quite a few of you knew that already.  Not so sure about today's.

What: 6M at lunch if it's not too hot for me (I'm a wimp about heat)
Why: only time free for a run
Last hard: yesterday ended up being a fast session
Last rest: Thursday

Have a good day.

02/06/2009 at 09:50


mava - never heard of gazastock, but enjoy anyway!
remember the golden rule of festivals, only one pair of pants for the whole weekend (or have things moved on from my Glastonbury years??)

Another scorcher, ran into work (1 1/2 miles) from Waterloo this morning (6:15) and was already getting muggy. Clubnight later, I imagine it will be an easier session as a few of our posse will be doing the first Yateley 10k tomorrow night. I'm down to run July and August races only this year.

Have a great day

Edited: 02/06/2009 at 09:57
02/06/2009 at 10:00

morning all.

What: 6 miles including a lovely little diversion down a country lane
Why: getting back into a routine
Last hard: getting up
Last rest: 16 Feb

Dustin - the great thing about gazastock is it is so close to home that we can nip home for shower/kip if we want to! 

Time to get on and do some work...

02/06/2009 at 12:26
mava - thats cheating.
Dubai Dave    pirate
02/06/2009 at 12:43

Hi All

JH: Superb effort given your recent woes, there were a few Dubian's at edinburgh. Funny none of them said it was hot!

What: 5 miles d & d on the faithful tready
Why: Easing back
Last Hard: Last nights club run when I somehow got swept up by the 6-30 min/mile group for a couple of miles, the last two miles were subsequently a death march
Last Rest: Friday

Heaven knows why but I have entered the South Downs marathon for Saturday week, a gentle run I think not!

02/06/2009 at 12:51

Morning all,

What: 7 hilly miles

Why: building

Last Hard Sunday

Lyrics nope

Have a great day

02/06/2009 at 13:08

Morning all.

What:  Michelmores 5K this evening
Why:  Amazingly, I have a title to defend!
Last hard:  2 days
Last rest:  1 day

This is an awkward, contrived, twisty city centre route with a large fun runner / charity entry - with enough serious runners for it to be a race at the front.  The organisers only have one vet category - 50+ - which is fairly good for me (aged 52).  Much to my surprise I was fastest old man last year, so I've got to try & repeat the trick this year.

My wining margin (off a modest 21:09) was 3 seconds, and I'm about 20 seconds slower than last year at present.  On the plus side, I now know the course & I know my rival from last year (so I know who to look out for!)  Just hope no quick old men have entered...

Dubai Dave    pirate
02/06/2009 at 13:17
40 Mins: Your Ok I'm in Dubai and tired!
02/06/2009 at 13:26

A'noon peeps.

What: 5M steady on a warm summers morning.

I'm glad I got my run in when it was relatively cool.

Seen a few runners out at lunch time and it is very warm today in Glasgow.

40mins: All the best tonight.

Lyrics: No

Have a good day peeps.

02/06/2009 at 14:30
What: the usual
Why: usual reason
Last hard: starting my diet
Last rest: been sat here for 10 mins now
Lyrics: not likely
02/06/2009 at 14:43

Oh Gobi. .

 40 mins I hope you do better than my team did last week with your champs defence.

Lyrics: yes Wabo, having a platinum moment there. And yes yesterday to SGQ  - I used the same ones almost a year ago to the day. Even 'yes' to Gobi's rather sorrowful unused lyric yesterday. AND I knew Donald Where's Ye Troosers, thanks to being Of a Certain Age and listening to Children's Favourites - latterly known  as Junior Choice. I'm on a roll!

Track tonight. Sunny!
Coaches, instructors and the like seem determined to kill me off at the moment. I dread to think what the Queen of Pain has in store for me on tomorrow affie.

Yesterday's torture merchant was my Pilates teacher. A whole hour and a quarter of her undivided attention, as there was no other booking. The smallness of the movements made no way reflected the amount of effort and concentration involved.

My two main 'naughties' are a small section of my left abs around the waistline area (tranverse) and weak shoulder rotators and serratus anterior on the right. It is such hard work getting the these muscles to fire, as others - stronger and more flexible - are determined to take over.

One exercise looks so simple but had an astonishing effect when I 'got' it. Sitting on a box arms by my sides, palms facing backwards, each entire hand in straps. Then pull the arms backwards - against resistance of course - but only about 15 inches/ 38 cms. Jodie nagged, prodded, corrected and encouraged. I sat up out of my hips - this involves really contracting transverse, pulling up through the pelvic floor and somehow growing an extra inch bewteen the hip bones and ribs. Basically the spine extends to its happy proper length for that position. But it hurts because we're just not used to sitting up straight.

Then I had to open across my collarbones. Ok, it sounds painful if not impossible. My shoulder blades have a tendency to wing (I look like a bloody chicken if I'm not careful) This pulls my back in, as the muscles tighten and shorten. But we got there. My upper back widened out and flattened. I looked in the mirror and laughed with astonishment. My upper body looked entirely different - I was a veritable triangle from shoulders to waist. Result! Waist looked tiny against strong, wide, straight shoulders.


Ain't half hard work though. I was a limp rag by the time I left. 

02/06/2009 at 14:59

sharkie - I'm sitting at my desk trying to work that last bit out...

It's very warm out there.  Did my 6M at lunch time.  It's OK, but it's not as easy as when it's cold.  That's why I never enter summer races - I know I will just be disappointed with my times.  Concentrate on maintaining (or even improving!) fitness and start thinking about entering things again in October.  Come to think of it, I've already entered the Cricklade Half on 4 October.

02/06/2009 at 15:32

Afternoo all,

RFJ:  Well done on the handicap and some great May stats.

Mava:  Doesn't that defeat the object of a festerval?

  • What:  11m with 4m at LT
  • Why:  Trying to improve my LT, which doesn't seem much different from my general aerobic,which doesn't seem much different from my recovery...
  • Last Hard:  1/1
  • Last Rest:  15/5

Have a good one!

02/06/2009 at 16:37

SGQ - Yes, I did the same!  Still mighty confused.
Sharkie - Could you record & post a video?

More good news - I've got  a run in our Welsh Castles Team!  Not the Vet Team this year, but in our Open Team (which is a blend of fast & slower young runners along with not-quick-enough Vets).

02/06/2009 at 17:42

LOL DD - Eddy was  warm enough for me

I want to get to club and run as my legs are recovering quite nicely today , but looks like work is gonna get in the way .

02/06/2009 at 18:26
What: 3M warm up, 15*400m with 400m jog recoveries, 3M cool downWhy: schedule
Last hard: todayLast rest: Yesterday
Lyrics: Nope
02/06/2009 at 20:00

Adrian - that sounds a tough schedule!

40 mins - hope you won the 50+! Neat you made the team - relays are fun.

Sharkie - omg!

AF - you have a way with words

What: Mowed the lawns, did some weeding then went for a 5k walk with husband.

Why:  No - not running training - but a beautiful crisp sunny day and it had to be done.

Good running everyone. 

02/06/2009 at 20:46

am 4.6 miles in 30 minutes

pm had a good track session 10 x 400 of 200 jog

fasteast was 60 slowest 62.

need food now

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