Wednesday 10th October 2012

18 messages
10/10/2012 at 06:11


Todays lyrics are:We been broken down the lowest turn

What 4M Steady

Cold and almost frosty when out. Dry, no wind. Not bad running weather

Need to fully catch up and need some brekkie


10/10/2012 at 06:44

Good to have you back birks.

Yesterday's lyrics were Why Worry by Dire Straits.

Blisters - that's great progress.

NZC - ah, that was what confused me. I'd love to go sub 3.40 but haven't had the best build up. Minimum target is another GFA time.

What:          an hour easy
Why:           listening
Last hard:    none of it feels as easy as it should
Last rest:     7/10

Lyrics - no.

Dubai Dave    pirate
10/10/2012 at 07:06


Blisters: we all get a bit light headed after a long swim, its the change of orientation after having been lying down for a hour, good progress.

LMH: good to see you getting back on track

NZC: Hi there, still churning out the marathons

Tom: Hope your wrong and the physio is correct, but like you I have also suffered from misdiagnosis over the years and have become sceptical.

What: Cycled 40K in the fog, was scary especially given the way locals drive around here, intervals tonight.

Why: I ask myself this all the time but its a combination of keeping the cycling up so as to have a base to train for JOGLE and running cos I want to do my 10th Dubai marathon in January.

Last Hard: yesterdays long swim was an effort, same as Blisters 2.5K.

Last Rest: Two weeks, further rest is imminent.



10/10/2012 at 08:08

Morning all,
LmH - sounds like things taking a turn for the better?
NZC - impressive marathon times. It took me until my 2nd marathon to go over 4hrs....
Emz- yeah big hill at the start (& down to finish) and one big climb around 8miles
Tom - do i detect a note of cynicism? Misdiagnosis I think is common with runners as a brief poll on here would confirm...still, good luck with the moves and stretches
Solid training elsewhere too..
Me? no club last night but did steady run last night. Actually felt in reasonable shape after Sundays HM. 53:50 and mapped it online at 6.9miles, so all in all a decent pace for what was supposed to be a recovery...
Today - 6m
why - miles

have a great day

Edited: 10/10/2012 at 08:09
10/10/2012 at 08:34

morning all

lyrics no, cold and almost frosty yes!

what: gym stuff after work and some tai chi

why: ran last night, trying still to gently build

last hard: sunday 5 mile hilly muddy race

last easy: monday

have a good day peeps


10/10/2012 at 08:42


Good to see you Wabo and good to see you seem to be clear of the injury! I wish!!

What: 0

Lyrics: 0

10/10/2012 at 10:03

Blisters: great swimming progress.

DD: cycling in the fog sounds scary. Do they have wide roads or is more dodge-that-lorry stylee?

Dustin: nice running so soon after racing.

LMH: that's great news! Hope you have shaken the lurgy for good now. Re. the B12 stuff I have no idea what caused it and TBH, I never asked. I was just happy to have some pills that made me feel better . Mind you, it took about 8 weeks for them to have an effect.

Tom: understand your scepticism. Too frequently we are given random exercises just because the physios are clueless.

Sun is shining and I'm itching to go out for a run. My quads are still a bit sore though. Perhaps tomorrow ...

10/10/2012 at 12:06
Good morning. Re misdiagnoses - I'm not cynical, it's probably somewhere between scepticism and pessimism, both of which are naturally occurring components of my Psyche

Anyway not with standing that I had a good run this morning. Started a bit sluggish but ended up running quite briskly. 7.7M at 7:35 pace - first mile at 8:02 pace, last mile at 7:10 pace, with only the occasional "stone in shoe" moment. Progress is pretty positive at the moment, just the incertainty of injury make the best of it while I can. Of to stretch again.
10/10/2012 at 12:20

Give it another day chickadeee - you can always go for a walk.

Wabo - sounds as though you're on top of that calf which is good.

What time is your appointment tomorrow Alehouse?

It seems to be taking less time each run for my legs to feel like mine but of course I'm sure I've lost all my endurance.........

10/10/2012 at 12:54
LMH " but of course I'm sure I've lost all my endurance........." Yes, I can empathise with that. But you are undeniably making progress.
10/10/2012 at 13:31

class is permanent, LMH. You may have lost a bit of speed but the endurance will still be there.

10/10/2012 at 16:27


What 6.32
Why and the taper continues
Lyrics no

You'll be fine in a week LMH

Read back on your race report Chick gripping stuff.

New backpack seems ok but sits higher up so will take a bit of getting used to.

10/10/2012 at 18:46

Nice sunny but cold day up here today.

Blisters    pirate
10/10/2012 at 19:05

New wetsuit has arrived.

Now I've got to try and pour myself into it.

Good news Tom
Birks, sounds like a nice run
LMH, it's called torpor madness. It's like taper madness, which is when race day is rapidly approaching. It's not like tapir madness which is something to do with wearing hairy coats and eating ants.

10/10/2012 at 21:17

What: nothing except work
Why: good question
Last Hard: The stone wall my car met today!
Last rest: Today
Lyrics: no

Came out from house visit today to discover my car bumped up against wall on other side of road than I'd parked it on - seemingly having forgotten to put the handbrake on (sufficiently) on a hill. Oh dear
Had to get in through passenger door as driver's door wouldn't open. Fortunately appears only to be cosmetic damage to plastic bumper. The wall was unscathed. But not a good day!

Blisters - swimming wetsuit?
LMH - sounds like you'll be fine just go and enjoy it (it's what you'd say to me...!)
Dustin - nice recovery
Wabo - glad to see running is returning
DD cycling in fog can be "fun" AKA dangerous!

10/10/2012 at 21:35

Greetings all,

Lyrics - No

What - 6.25 along the thames
Why - first run at work only 500m to thames in Reading....
Last Hard - Last night
Last Rest - Fri

Take care

Blisters    pirate
10/10/2012 at 21:56

That's a salutory reminder. I've been awaiting the moment that I do the same because this car has an electric handbrake. I hate it.

Yes, I am now the proud owner of an Orca S4. None of my family has yet translated from the Latin (whale). I did pour myself into it, and then went to see the wife who was on the phone. She nearly swallowed it. Once she stopped crying and was able to speak she said that it didn't leave much to the imagination. It's true. My 6 pack needs a little development....

10/10/2012 at 22:19

Orca - Or the species name for the killer whale

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