lou Diamonds

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Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:18

Avatar changed - Blurry shot to give the impression of speed.  I now feel like a proper runner.

Skinny - going back a bit, I don't know if the foot down rule is standard.  It only applied in that event because there was a right turn at a road junction.  I think most routes are planned to go anticlockwise so you always turn left at junctions.

DT - iirc Skinny's first year or more under SG's tutelage didn't include anything quicker than threshold and he made some pretty solid progress at 5k. Is that right Skinny?  

Bob - The reps were fine.  The 800m started to bite on the second lap, but then the following 400 and 200 felt fairly easy in comparison.  Again, I reduced to volume quite a bit from the session in the book.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:05

Ha - My avatar has absolutely no relevance to anything.  It was just in the news when I fist started using the RW fora.

Some old spanish lady decided a priceless masterpiece in her local church was looking a bit shabby and decided to do a bit of amateur restoration work.  I would change it if someone took a nice photo of me looking like I was running really fast.

Before and after pictures.


Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 09:18

I've fallen off a few times due to feet being clipped in.  I also fell off during Coventry Tri a coupel of years ago where there was a right turn at a T-junction so the rule was that you had to stop at the junction, unclip and put a foot down, check for traffic then set off again. I did the unclipping and foot down bit ok but then tried to accelerate with an unclipped shoe.  Foot slipped off the pedal and I was left sprawling in the middle of the road.

I think a car did have to stop whilst I picked myself up again.  No doubt the marshal enforcing the foot down rule and a good laugh about it.

I went mountain biking at Llandegla for my stag weekend when we got married and went straight over the handlebars and landed on my face, which was rather worrying.  Fortunately the graze on my chin had healed in time for the wedding the following weekend.

Good running DT, muddy - rest day for me today.  

R paced pyramid session on Wednesday night 200,400,800,400,200m target paces ranged from :530 to 5:40m/mi.  I've not checked actuals, but I think I got them about right. 5m easy yesterday.

Lit - enjoy the wine.

Overdone it?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 08:26
That's a great performance Bob. I was aiming for that sort of pace in my 1500 last week, but obviously got nowhere near.

Does anybody have good group exercises for interval training?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 13:26

Hill reps work quite well in a group.

Overdone it?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 13:10

Being a scientist myself, I knew what it all meant (well sort of).

So the big question is will you be continuing with ischeamic training?

"The Commonwealth Games are a bit shit"

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 12:20

Maybe he is disappointed that the Swedish volleyball team aren't competing.

Toddler running

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:03

We cycle to the park.

Toddler running

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 22:40

My daughter has just turned three and comes with me for a run several times each week.  We do once round the block, which is about 500m (I use this as an opportunity for drills) then go home and we do some stretches (she copies me but I don't think she actually stretches anything), then I go and do my full run.

We had bit of an athletics night at the running club a couple of weeks ago and she did the 75m race.  She absolutely loved it with a race number and kept showing everyone her sprinters start (not sure where she learnt that from).

I haven't bought her any running shoes: She just wears her sandals.  Nor have I tried to make her run in a particular way.

Overdone it?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 13:03

Skinny - Looks like it's on some fairly major roads though.  Might not work for a massed 5k start, but for a tri everyone will be spread out by that stage so no need for road closures.

How's the leg?

Bob - They're some fast reps!   long recoveries or not.

Lit - That's the spirit; take the cash.  You have plenty of medals now anyway.

DT - another big tempo session.  I did 3*10mins with 2min recovery yesterday. Felt very good despite the heat and manged split paces of 6:42, 6:41, 6:38 without too much trouble.  That was about 4.5mi at threshold in a 9mi run.  I'm taking the lower end of the range that Daniels recommends; that should have been 3*2mi, but my modest mileage doesn't really support that.

Muddy - perhaps, but most of your PBs seem to come in 'less than ideal' circumstances.

Richard - a pb with two shoe lace stops, suggests you should be able to knock a few more seconds off if you double knot them next time. 

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