Tuesday session 8/10/2002

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08/10/2002 at 08:15
What: More rest
Why: Legs stiffer today than yesterday!
Last hard day: Sunday
Last easy day: Yesterday
08/10/2002 at 08:19
And here was me thinking you had already got a training session in today! :oP
08/10/2002 at 08:30
Gym last night 20 mins rower, 10 mins multi trainer, hill profile on treadmill 15 mins, usually do weights, felt like a change so did something different.
Club night tonight, 6/7 miles we'll see how it goes.
WildWill    pirate
08/10/2002 at 08:49
Morning all – grey and gloomy today

Last nights swim went OK 4x250m @ recovery pace – loosened up a few tight muscles

What : Steady 4 or 5 miles
Why : club night / recovery session

Last Hard Day : Sunday
Last Rest Day : Saturday

08/10/2002 at 09:05
What: Hoping to fit in a maintenance run of 5-7 miles.
Why: Back to training! Scratched yesterday's swim in favour of an early night because I was very tired - nothing to do with the GNR and everything to do with having stayed up until 4am working then getting up at 7am for school runs.
Last hard day: Sunday.
Last rest day: Yesterday.
08/10/2002 at 09:21

MartinH, sounds like if your legs get any stiffer you won't actually be able to walk tommorow ! or have you reached that stage already ??

What - 4.7m tempo run.
Last Rest Day - yesterday
Last hard session - Sunday.
08/10/2002 at 09:31
Gareth - Once in motion I'm actually OK, but making the transition from sitting to standing is certainly an excercise in physical engineering!
08/10/2002 at 09:59
What : 5x800m speed sesh

When : In a minute

Why : Conditions are perfect,cool day no wind and I feel fresh.

Martin,hope the legs improve.The clock is ticking :-)
08/10/2002 at 10:16
rest today

yesterday in stead of my steady 5 I actually did 6M including 8 short hill repeats - felt great going fast uphill but boy did it hurt!
08/10/2002 at 10:38
MartinH, are you going down stairs backwards??

What: 9 mile fartlek with club
Why: Beats me!
Last hard run: Today
Last rest day: Monday
08/10/2002 at 10:42
V-rap, I'm agog with curiosity. Did you really manage to get yourself "on call" the night after GNR? Or was at a non-standard emergency one off.

What: 5 miles as slowly as possible, with three breaks. Very enjoyable.

Why: studying slow again to get a pace that can be maintained throughout a half, walking breaks at every mile marker.

*Mus* not get over tired again before the race. Seem to have lost a bit of left foot and balance after the last do.
08/10/2002 at 10:44
Just got back and am knackered!

Started off reps too fast(as usual) and ended up stopping on last one.

Actually think I ran 5x1000m due to the fact that I was weaving in and out of horse s*$t most of the way.
08/10/2002 at 10:47
Nothing so public-spirited, Marj. I don't do on-call at night any more, but had a writing job with a deadline of 9am yesterday. It's the sort of thing that can't be done more than a couple of days in advance, and I was too wound up and busy to do it on Friday or Saturday, but assumed I'd be home from the north east by 7pm on Sunday. arrived at about 12.30am instead. And I wasn't doing to do a no-show with my copy!
08/10/2002 at 10:54

What: I think I'm about to do my second ever speed session

Why : Got to some day and I don't fancy the 6 miler I was planning. Read DannyM's speed description and I thought "I can do that".

So I've got a little 2 miles circuit and I'm going to fartlek and see if I can get round twice. Fartlek always makes me feel sick so I don't do it but if I'm never more than 1 mile from home?...

Wish me luck, I'll go and get changed and catch you later

08/10/2002 at 11:21
Went to the gym to do 6*800 at 5km pace but the place was overrun with the 'blue rinse' brigade commandeering the treadmills while bursting along at 3mph.So instead I jogged to a nearby hill and,
What : 12 * 200m (appx) hill reps in around 45sec, slow jog recovs
Why : if I can't do intervals, I guess hills are the best substitute...
Last easy : yesterday (4mile recovery)
Last rest : Friday

Jogged back to the gym and did some easy gym work.Nice session , am I getting used to hills ?
08/10/2002 at 11:25
What: 6miles @ moderate pace this evening
Why: Still a bit knacked after Sunday run - very sleeeepy
Last hard day: Sunday (natch!)
Last rest: Yesterday

Think I might have a sneaky snooze - hope boss doesn't notice!
08/10/2002 at 11:28
What: Short interval sesh. Mile warm up then 8 (or 10 if I feel ok) 3.15 reps with 1.30 recoveries and mile cooldown.
why: Keep up the quality sessions during my marathon taper.

At least the rain has stopped. Nice to see all those who ran at the weekend still out there, what are your next target races?
08/10/2002 at 11:42
Morning all,
What: 4-5 miles steady
Why: off to Cornwall this afternoon so no time for anything else
Last rest day: Sun
Last hard day: Sat
08/10/2002 at 11:57
MartinH - I massaged my legs with a lavender oil lotion twice a day for the 2 days after my marathon and it really helped. Getting up out of a chair using only your arm strength is challenging, and apparently very amusing to bystanders!

What: 3 miles easy
Why: 2 miles easy last night felt ok - not great, but better than I expected on marathon + 8 days.

May be cancelled depending on outcome of visit to dentist this afternoon. Will either be another course of antibiotics or an extraction. Latter will result in me having to spend the evening curled up on the couch feeling sorry for myself.
08/10/2002 at 12:16
What: Don't know yet
Why: First run with a club
Last hard run: Thursday
Last rest day: Yesterday

Just joined a running club, so going along tonight to give it a go :o)

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