bains - don't rush the ankle; if you're going to have downtime it's the best time of year to do it.
Get well soon Tmoth.
Jools - lack of sleep always gets me and at the moment a good night tends to be about 5-6 hours and a bad night (like 2 nights ago, might be 2 hours and then a whole night of fighting insomnia). Everything will start to resolve in the coming weeks so I'm sure it'll settle then.
Fingers crossed it settles quickly for you sj.
TR - ta, and totally agree, hence why I'm not bothered. I'll leave this clear and settle and then start jogging (because running helps clear the head), but London is still over 4 months away, so 1 month or so to regain some reasonable fitness and lose a bit of blubber and by then things will be settled with our new routine so I can ease on.
Just thought I'd pop in with another sporadic 'hi' again.
From a quick scan back.........
Padams - sorry to hear about the dog; it's never easy but sounds like the best decision for him, which is commendable. Good news on the calves.
Looks like ThR is in good shape!
CW - glad to see some things never change - "I'm injured, I'm injured......I've just run 20m"
Been having a horrendous few days here. I got through my back to back Christmas dos in decent shape, considering both were very late finishes, but I've not been sleeping well lately with everything going on anyway, so earlier this week it all took it's toll and by Tuesday I'd come down with a massive chest infection - the only time I've had one worst than this was when I ended up with pneumonia 5 years ago. By Tuesday night my temperature peaked at 39.8 and my lung capacity was nudging under 60% - if it dropped another touch I'd apparently have needed steroids. Right now my chest feels like Freddy Kreuger has been left loose on the inside of it, but at least I'm upright and coming around, so it's a start.
Slightly scuppers my plan to be hitting around 80mpw by the end of the year obviously, but no biggie with everything else going on. I'll recover first and start thinking about it after Christmas.
Tmoth - why not start with HM paced reps, build the volume (individually per rep and totally across the session), and then introduce 10k paced reps with the same approach? That will work just above and just below your LT. It doesn't need to be complicated.
ThR - the general assumption at club last night is that Ohuruogu is the household name as it was around the same period of time she had the missed tests.
Tmoth - why do you feel 2:49 is optimistic? You've got to have a massive base from all the overdistance stuff, so some appropriate quicker stuff and you'll be good to go. Nice 24hr target too - what is your pb?
Padams - that was my first bit of quicker running since Frankfurt actually, so quite pleasing given the lack of training, the extra 1/2 stone in weight and the wind/cold. I seem to be running generally quicker at the moment, despite being unfit, which is either burning off stress/nervous energy or just because I'm a little more relaxed with the decision made and knowing it's the right one. Sounds positive on the calf; fingers crossed!
Bad luck on the calf selbs.
A comedy moment before we started the reps last night when we were told to do a 1-lap accelerating every 50m until we were flat out over the last 50m. About 150m in I realised I didn't have another 4 decent accelerations in me meaning I was blowing out my ar$e with 100m to go!