Wednesday Session - 4 December

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Psi
04/12/2002 at 00:07
Simple for me today:

What: Whatever I do at work
Why: Training today.

Last hard: T'other day with the upper body stuff. May well be today though.
Last rest: Yesterday.
04/12/2002 at 08:02
Morning all. Managed to get up early today.
Drizzly trip to Seacombe in the car & across the Mersey by ferry.

what: 5 mile recovery run - in which the new Saucony Grid Trigons will make their debut....
why: need an easy one after yesterday's hills. Legs don't feel too bad however.

last hard day: Tue
last rest day: Mon
last long day: Sun
04/12/2002 at 09:06
Mornin, yesterday I was miss informed it wasn't 6 x 6mins with 2min recovery, it was 8 x 1min with 1 min recovery, I thought to myself that sounds a lot easier - miss informed again. Recovered quite quickly from it but when I got into the second half of the session, I wasn't recovering fully between reps - I think that was the idea.

What: Gym; weights and bike
Why: Speed session yesterday, day off running.
Last hard: Yesterday
Last Easy: Monday
Last Rest: Sunday
04/12/2002 at 09:41
What: rest or gym/bike session
Why: knee - did light gym/bike session last, no "reaction" but don't feel 100% so this week will be "non-impact" until w/e X/C championship.

last rest : Mon
last hard : sat

PS I will not be threatening the Championship table at the X/c, more the marshalls attention spans. Laura, you should try X/c. Given your comments about elderly male fell runners, you should note that X/c races attract many more younger track athletes building strength and endurance through the winter. I never see them, except when they lap me, but since the ladies races can be separate you'd have time to ... ;-)
04/12/2002 at 09:46
Hi everyone.

What: Nothing, going out tonight.
Why: Because it's the time of year when there are lots of social things going on!
Last hard: Monday.
Last rest: Yesterday - enforced due to horrendous journey home from work caused by someone under a Tube. Took over two hours to get home, by which time there wasn't time to go for a run as well as do all the other stuff I had to get done last night. Was not happy!
04/12/2002 at 10:06
Hello.

What: Resting.
Why: Clocked up 10 miles (that's a lot for me!) at a gentle pace last night. Felt great, but I'm paying for it a bit today.
Hard: I think I can count last night.
Rest: Monday.

May the force be with you.
04/12/2002 at 10:32
Morning all!

What: recovery run for about an hour
Why: fairly disasterous track session yesterday. Actually had good splits, and was quite fast, but felt like s*** and ended up walking part of the way home. Overtraining? Virus? tiredness? Not sure. So taking it easy today.
Last rest: Saturday
Last Hard: Yesterday

the sun is coming out and it's getting light .... and it's very warm ....
WildWill    pirate
04/12/2002 at 10:59
Morning all

Had the worst handicap race of my life last night, I was over a minute per mile down on my time over the 6 miles :o(

What : Hoping to do a session on the turbo trainer tonight
Why : I need to get some base fitness back

I think the insomnia is playing havoc with my fitness levels – I’ve had 2 weeks off – and am currently only managing 4-5 sessions per week (compared to normal 9-11) not happy at all

Will
04/12/2002 at 11:05
Morning all, back here for the second day in a row, must keep this up.
Last night's club run turned out to be 3 miles straight up & 3 miles straight down again at a not too bad pace as we were trying to encourage a few other club members to run at a slightly faster pace than normal. I always manage to get a stitch on the right hand side on long downhills - anyone got any ideas why?
Todays plans:
What: track session 8 x 400 at faster than 10K pace.
Why: Arranged last night, usually Wed is track day.
Last rest: Sunday
Last hard: yesterday was hardish but really I suppose Saturday.
Laura I'm doing Horton 10K on 22nd Dec in Epsom - it's a good course for a potential PB as long as you don't overdo the Christmas festivities beforehand!
04/12/2002 at 11:13
Go to the Over 60s thread (in General) for a wrinkly's training routine. Could be of interest.
JJ
04/12/2002 at 12:21
hello all,

what : club night tonight. not sure what but hopefully somewhere in the order of 7 miles or so
why : 'cos there's the attraction of a pint at the end of it.
last hard : sunday's 10k pb
last rest : yesterday

have fun.
04/12/2002 at 12:24
What: nowt (well a sauna if I can fit one in).
Why: Cutting back a bit prior to the Turkey Trot on Sunday
Last hard run: Brutal 10 mile fartlek with club last night
Last rest day: Today.

WW,
sorry to hear you're feeling a bit flat. If it's any consolation I get occasional bouts of insomnia too and find it leaves me feeling very ropey e.g. elevated heart rate, fatigue etc.

Minkin,
sorry to hear about your rough journey home last night, I'm sure you weren't happy but no doubt you were considerably less unhappy than the person under the tube.
04/12/2002 at 13:34
afternoon, guys.

I'm with those of you who are feeling a bit ropey today, don't know why, maybe it's this whole running thing :-(

what: 8 miles tempo at target marathon pace (6:15m/m), with 1M warm-up/down
why: cos I couldn't manage the 9 miles
last hard day: Monday
last rest: Sunday

MM - will you be racing turkeys on Sunday? cos if so, there are a number of forumites who could give you some useful pointers with this sort of thing. LizzyB, I know, races ptarmigan and there are a few pheasant specialists as well.
04/12/2002 at 14:23
Never posted on this thread before but think I've figured it out:

What: Half an hour of fartlek on the road
Why: Recovering from achilles problems so got to keep it short and flat. Trying to get the fat bloke out for some exercise so will have to keep coming back to check he is still running.

Last hard: Sometime in August pre-achilles problems
Next hard: January, if I can manage half an hour every other day till Christmas.
Last rest: They all feel like a rest at the moment.

Long live cross-frictional massage and ice
04/12/2002 at 14:32
Welcome Runner Bean.

Achilles,
I'll be racing some of my club mates and they're a bunch of turkeys!! Seriously though I'm a little concerned about how difficult the course might be as I asked around at the club last night and the consensus was that the Turkey Trot is tougher than Robin Hood and Worksop!!!
04/12/2002 at 14:41
MM -
ancient Chinese saying, he who can do 18 laps of Variable Pace Torture, is equal to anything. best of luck.
04/12/2002 at 15:18
Hi all,

Its murder sat here reading what you all are running when I am stuck in with a painfull achilles, I hate missing a run, but better to rest it, arghhhhh.....

WW, hope everythings ok, sorry to hear about your training and times, hope your back on form soon.......

Gaz...........
04/12/2002 at 15:22
Gaz - watch who you're calling painful! ;-)
04/12/2002 at 15:25
Sorry A,

Didnt mean you, ha ha ha :-)
04/12/2002 at 15:31
Went out with new running club last night, did 2 mile warm up, then pyramids up to 5 mins. and back down, finished with 2 mile jog back, knackered at the end but enjoyed it, around 30 runners last night of varying abilities and ages, twenties up to 75 year old, well impressed with her.
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