Tuesday Session - 12 November

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12/11/2002 at 10:59
Drew - my understanding is that its over the same route each year. I know some people who entered a team last year and most took the training very seriously. There is a sweep vehicle that picks up the "slower" racers which I also understand is a quite a high percentage!

MM - Yes it looks tough but its probably hurtling off the edge on a fast downhill that'll kill you rather than the heart attack on the uphill stretches!

E-mail me anyone who fancies entering.
Ratbag    pirate
12/11/2002 at 12:08
Morning all,

Should be meeting two fellow firumites today at th track.

What: 1200m interval training. First time at this distance so don't know how many reps I'll manage. Aiming for 4 x with 1 lap recovery.

Why: Speed work of course - I need more speed!

Last hard: Sunday
Last rest: Saturday

My colleague at work does the Etape every year. It's HARD!!!
12/11/2002 at 12:38
What: Can't be bothered to think about it, so I think I'll do some hills and some fartlek
Why: It's tuesday
Last hard: Sunday's XC
Last rest: yesterday
Drew - do you train twice every day? Sorry, to seem over interested in your training schedules but I know you get results and I'm just very impressed.
12/11/2002 at 13:03
What: tempo run in the rain this morning. Club Handicap race this evening - 2 miles at high speed, with the club kids overtaking me in the last 100 yards.
Why: it's Tuesday
Last hard: Sunday's long run IN THE RAIN
Last easy: Monday's gentle jog with Rachael
(we met through this forum!)

12/11/2002 at 13:46
Snicks, depends on what's happening at work and what my wife's doing but during the week I'll train twice per day as often as I can. If I'm also doing a weight session then sometimes I'll do three sessions.

Morning session is usually on the treadmill, after I've dropped my son off at nursery. I also generally do my cross training, using my turbo trainer, quite late on (last night I started the session at 9pm)

If you are doing 2 sessions per day then a key issue is recovery. If my HR's too high I won't do the session!

12/11/2002 at 17:50
What: 40mins on elliptical trainer
Why: cos I won't get home till 9.00pm ish
Should be a rest night, but I've got some energy left.
12/11/2002 at 18:36
Woke up this morning with incredibly stiff ankles - a result of Sun's XC I guess. So changed planned speedwork into cross training at the gym, elliptical thingy, bike etc
Last hard day: Sun
Last rest day: yesterday
12/11/2002 at 20:16
My god Drew, I'm impressed. You probably train at the level of an athlete. I salute you sir. I'm being particularly lazy tonight. Might not do my hills/fartlek sesh after all, but I'm allowing myself some 'give' as it's only week three post-marathon.
12/11/2002 at 20:43
Awful, awful 3 miler - what was planned as my usual round the block with 3X 200m sprints ended up a very slow farlek (lots of walking) - And i know why

Ladie and gents i belive it's decision time
12/11/2002 at 21:30
Snicks, love your new name! Don't worry about being lazy as you deserve 4 weeks lazing around after your tremendous Dublin result.

If I could find an extra 5 hours per week then I would probably agree with your statement, however unless I win the lottery that ain't going to happen.
12/11/2002 at 21:51
What - interval training on treadmill, 7 x 800m @ 3 min each with 3 min slow in between, so 10 k with warm up / cool down. Then core work with weights.

Why - lazed yesterday !

Decided I HATE Swiss Balls.

12/11/2002 at 22:33
What: 5 miles at lunch time. My legs felt like stumps as they were still tired from last night's hard(ish) run.
Why: I like to run at lunchtime if possible
Last hard: last night
Last rest: Saturday
13/11/2002 at 08:13
Eventful session last night.

The girls outvoted us and so the original idea of a tempo run was shelved in favour of another session of hill reps.
After the first one, we were trotting down the far side of the hill when the fastest girl (we're talking 77:50 1/2M here) slipped & went over on her ankle. A bad injury - fortunately we were just outside a pub & so got ice on the injury fairly quickly. 30 minute delay ensued while transport home for her was arranged.
We all restarted, chilled & clammy, expecting an abbreviated session - instead, after a mile of fartleking to warm us up again, we got another 5 hill reps. That's one (two, counting the first one) more than last time.
Had my HRM this time; the climb one side took (for me) ~2:10 on average; the other, steeper but shorter side, just over 2 mins.
(Avge gradient I reckon is probably about 8% - 1 in 12)
HR climbed into the mid-high 170s each time.
Halfway thru the penultimate climb, my legs began to signal that they felt this was stretching a point, & the last 1½ reps were a real struggle. Relieved to finish. At least there were no mile reps back to the cars this time.
Surprised to find my legs feel not too bad this morning....
13/11/2002 at 08:22
What : 4 miles before tea
Why : Well why not
Last hard : Saturday night 7 mile
Last rest , Sunday and Monday ( first tine I'd done 7 )

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