Wednesday session (25/9/2002)

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25/09/2002 at 06:36
Last nights session turned into a bit of a burn up with some intervals over a route that I estimate to be between 1100 and 1200 metres. So did 4 times at an average pace of 4:30 (qucikest of 4:25). Long intervals are really hard!

Today: Either no running or easy 30 minutes
Why: May have to socilaise (agghh!) which involves missing training
Last hard day: Yesterday
Last rest: Friday
25/09/2002 at 09:04
What : 5miles interval training and then eliptical trainer in gym before work - 1/2 hour in gym at lunch time
Why : Felt like it
Last hard day : Sunday
Last rest day: yesterday
25/09/2002 at 09:05
Morning all,

Forgot to congratulate you on your 10K PB the other day Martin, well done.

What: 6 mile tempo run (warm-up, 4-5 miles @ 1/2m pace, warm down).
Why: trying to develop a better sense of pace, just in time for the GNR!
Last hard: Sun
Last rest: Mon
25/09/2002 at 09:32
Good morning, everyone! I had the most gorgeous run yesterday - 8+ miles (not sure exactly as I haven't measured the route), felt like I was running rather than jogging all the way, still merrily fartlekking up the final, steepest undulation. It wasn't much faster than 10 minute miles in the end, but that still puts me on the exponential improvement curve.

Today: No running. Bodypump tonight.
Why: Wednesday is weightlifting day.
Last hard day: Yesterday.
Last rest day: Friday.

Getting quite relaxed about the GNR now, especially since my sister told me that she did her only 13-mile training run in exactly the same time as I did mine (2:20), but whereas I felt fine afterwards, if glad to stop running, she was off her legs for the rest of the day. I'll be so happy if we can run together.
25/09/2002 at 09:41
Wasn't last night a great night for a run beautiful evening, club run last night 6/7 miles, I was knackered at the end, but enjoyed it just the same, hills as well.
Might try a lunchtime swim today.
WildWill    pirate
25/09/2002 at 09:59
Morning all

Last nights club run turned out to be a very hilly 6-7mile affair – but felt good afterwards even though I’m a bit sore this morning

WW I agree a marvellous night for running

What : Not Sure – Swim(intervals)? – Gym? Or Both
Why : Slept in this morning and missed my swim and lunch time was supposed to be Gym – It’ll depend on today’s work load

Last Hard Day: Yesterday
Last Rest Day : Saturday

Will
Mij
25/09/2002 at 10:35
What - yesterdays 4m
why - felt lethargic yesterday - blamed my shins but really down to my brain!
last hard - Thursday
last rest - yesterday
25/09/2002 at 10:44
what -rest
why - excuse to call it tapering
last hard - sat
last rest - Mon

avoid the sprints at club night like the plague yesterday - no ill effects today. Coach confirmed use of different muscles when sprinting.
25/09/2002 at 10:53
What: 9 miles easy
Why: Mid week longish run
Last hard run: Yesterday
Last rest day: Sunday

Ran twice a day for the last two days so in need of an easier day. Can notice the difference in the evening runs though when I have been out in the morning.

Gareth
25/09/2002 at 11:39
What: 3 miles easy
Why: Tapering for marathon on Sunday

I did my 2.1 mile "time trial" circuit last night. I didn't plan it to be timed particulary and just ran to loosen off my legs. Took 15 seconds off my previous best, but the best thing was, it felt SO easy. I've never run it so comfortably, and even the hill at the end just didn't feel hard at all. I had probably sweated more cutting the grass before I went out.

Tonight is definitley just a jog.
25/09/2002 at 12:54
What: 21 mile midweek bike
Why: Why not?
Last hard run: Yesterday
Last rest day: Monday.

Last nights club run will probably be the last one on that route for this year, it's getting too dark to see the path! We switched over from doing 6 shorter efforts, during the fartlek to 3 longish (~1.25 - 1.5 mile) ones. I agree Martin, long efforts are hard!

Also was 'informed' last night that I'm in the club 'C' team for Saturday, so looks like I'll running the anchor leg at the Midland 6 Stage Road Relay at Sutton Park, hmmm...
25/09/2002 at 12:59
Still feeling a bit dodgy but ;
What - hour steady run (hopefully)
Why - haven't run for over an hour for a week,and Windsor on Sunday.
25/09/2002 at 13:23
Thanks for the warning, MM. I was going to try to round up a couple of local Forumites for a trial run-together in Sutton Park on Sunday. Maybe not such a good idea after all!

25/09/2002 at 13:33
What: 6.5 mile steady run
Why: Would normally do nearer 9 miles but doing less this week because of Windsor
Last hard day: yesterday
Last rest day: Saturday
25/09/2002 at 13:39
Someone tell me that they also do 75% of their training at 6.15am ? is this 'normal' forumite behaviour - please tell me i'm not alone, because i'm starting to get some strange looks from the locals !
25/09/2002 at 13:44
Gareth - I do most of my training at 6am as it's a great way to start the day - and I'm sure we're not alone!!
25/09/2002 at 13:49
Hey Marmite Master - see you at Sutton park for the relays. I'm running leg 3 on the 'A' Team and leg 4 on the 'B' team. Add on a lap to look at the route beforehand and it will do as a long run for the weekend!

Went to the gym this morning for a natter with the hump and grunt blokes, and to do some weights myself and pose around in the short shorts!!!

25/09/2002 at 14:05
Gillian. thanks - I feel normal again. I'll go and set my alarm clock again for tommorrow. I think i'll keep a copy of your message to prove to everyone that i'm definately not sad and alone.
25/09/2002 at 14:54
Dangly Spice,
who are you running with? I'm with Notts AC, gold and green vest. Maybe I'll see you there, best of luck.
25/09/2002 at 15:26
Gareth/Gillian

I have my alarm permanently set for 6:30 to get up and go for a run. Every morning I get up at 7:30 and say "tomorrow....."

How do you do it? Are you "morning" people? Can you not run at night or do you just prefer mornings? I need some incentive here.
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