Padams - Sorry to hear that awful news. Better news on the calves it seems.
TR - 90 mins is plenty at the minute and all run very slowly.
bains - Picked up a nerve issue in my right leg two weeks out from Chester. Rested it and saw fizz who wisely suggested I DNS. Solid stuff from yourself despite the missed Sunday run. Hinge to foot... ankle ??
Rest day today so just some stretching and catching up on household chores in-between work. I probably ought to go for a run as I'm on my 4th mince pie of the season already!!
LS21 - Gutted for your pal at Malaga Mara. My worst nightmare. I ran a sub 80' half in Blackpool only to discover it was short. It's happened on a number of occasions since with the same organiser too.
JCT - Welcome and as others have noted, super short distance PB's You will fit in well on here with the speed merchants.
Wardi - I've taken many similar tumbles and needed a good hosing down by the mises (think scene from Tarantino's Pulp Fiction). Mud is supposed to be good for the complexion so there is that.
TS - Nice work in the pudding run. Best of luck with the next 13 weeks.
Jools - Well done on the XC champs. Nice little promotion there too.
Toro - Take care with the "man-bola" and super well done on the pressie buying.
TB - Good luck with the p&d plan.
ThR - That's some effort there pal. I am so out of practice with the booze that I would be sidelined for days off that weekend. Unlucky on being pipped at the line too. These yoof have no respect.
Scruffy week for me meant I did all but 2 of my sessions on the roads, later than planned after work, in the dark and rain mostly.
Got all my sessions in despite a quick trip down to my folks yesterday morning and back up here this afternoon doing the pressie drop/nephew birthday party.
So, another solid week with 90 mins today rounding off a 52 mile week.
Rest day tomorrow as legs were complaining a bit at the end of today's run. The cold, wind and rain combined with the irregular training times have wiped me out a little.
Eeek.. Just checked.. its 18 weeks until my race. I probably ought to see about a schedule or continue following the Hadd diet a little while longer. Another 6 weeks of cake baking then a 12 week specific plan is appealing although last campaign was the 'DNS Chester 2013' so maybe the longer build-up could be of benefit.
Have a good week everybody and hope those with niggles see some green-shoots this week.
Evening all (it was when I started this post) Most of what follows is a day out of date I guess..
TickTock - Hope the niggles bugger off.
TR - He's shown an interest more recently in competing. I've left it toally up to him. We've been to quite a few events so he knows what to expect. He couldn't wish for a better facility than the newly built national Taekwondo centre at Sports City Etihad campus! Most of the British team live locally. Same goes for cycling team who I see regularly heading for the hills in matching team wear.
RS78 - Nice 14 and weekly total
ES - Well run at the Bedford half. Especially the second half. In decent nick then by the looks of things.
JimBob - Very tidy 19 and sounded like a very decent workout with al the distractions. That 9 miler with the low HR is great. Whats you HR Max?
bainspj - No didn't race at all over the weekend due to family stuff. I'm so far of the pace at club-level that I hardly get a look in for the B team at XC. I know it's the taking part that counts but I just think the effort could be better spent at this stage getting some steady miles in. You were well up the order at Boggart so well done. I ran there in January and was 182nd !! I did match 1 this season at Woodbank and was 224th !! Off the pace much ha! Which half in the New Year ?
Dan A - Nice CNBA and well done on the OCD run. Both totally understandable.
KD - I don't know.. reading my XC efforts this year (see above) I'd say 12th wasn't too shabby. I blamed the drink too for those terrible efforts. The drink has led me to pile on a stone in surplus baggage over the past year. Its coming off.. slowly
CD - Nice parkruning with junior and soild long run.
Dachs - Cracking breakthrough at the XC.
Lev - Pos+ vibes for continued progress.
PP - Eurrgh.. get well soon.
Wardi - Nice miles in them there legs.
Thirsk - Nice parkrun tourism (I like that). My Golden Retriever used to run with me when she was younger. Not any more though, it's like dragging her round now. MLRs... crikey almost that time of year I guess.
I ran quite late tonight because of an issue with work I had to work late on. 8 miles with 4 at 160 bpm. nowhere near last Tuesday's pace because of conditions - a tad windy out. My stomach was a mess too because of missed lunch and I ate 90 minutes before run.
I concur with Jools and others re running too hard in training. I am very guilty of that. I am convinced I have left at least two marathons in a 20 mile race a few weeks before each. Saying that I've only run 4 marathons in total 3:40, 3:22, 2:57, 2:58. For the first two I ran too slow during training and the most recent two I probably ran too hard in training. I aim to get somewhere in the middle in future.
Tergat's for next year are just to keep on running. That last marathon was run in 2010! 4 years have passed and I've had some work/family upheaval in that time. To be running well would be the biggest thing for me next year. If I could get anywhere near where I was I would be over the moon.
TR - Nice running/turbo'ing and all round cake baking. SJ jnr is just 11 and has been doing Tae Kwondo since he was 5 so about 6 years to get to this stage. He cannot take the full black tag (belt) until he turns senior.
Jools - Fab XC yday and rounding off the year in some style it has to be said. Solid 15 today too... I'm stil a few weeks off that kind of distance I think and I go back even further than 6 months the last time I hit that distance TR.
Toro - Well done on the XC yday too. Tidy mileage as well with the 2hrs today - day after XC which is also impressive. Agree re "what am I doing letting SJ Jnr learn how to kick my head in!" In all seriousness the self defence element cannot be underestimted especially living in a big city. Its really good dsicipline too. A few of his pals fell by the wayside purely because they couldn't handle the discipline.
CC2 - Breaking the ice is very generous indeed. Well done on the improvement at the XC. Sending (( )) to keep warm.
So, to round off the week I did 100 mins at 140 bpm which worked out at just under 12 miles. Was quite tired from the 10 yesterday so happy to plod another run out. brings up a smidge over 50 miles for the week. Draw a line under this week, and repeat next week...