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Overdone it?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 11:30

Bob - sensible decision to DNF, let's hope the rest sees you right.

Fatty - sorry to hear about your back, have you managed to get much training in over the last few months away from the forum ?

Treadmills ? Can't say i'm a fan. From my limited experience of them, a 40min run seems to take hours !!

Although i did consider the treadmill last night and this morning what with all the winds round our way but am quite proud to say i got out and braved it With this week being a cutback and having done xc on Sunday ( as well as 2 sessions last week ), just a 7 with 4@MP followed by a few 200's today and maybe a blast round parkrun on Saturday.

Training with a Cold

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:01
Hi Nickov

Sounds like a bit more than a head cold so my vote is not to run which will give you the best chance of recovering in time. I doubt you'll lose much fitness and a few runs now wont add anything for Sunday but could hinder your recovery.

So rest up and good luck for your race

Overdone it?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:10

Tommy - to be honest i wouldn't really know if it's a good standard or not as i've never paid much interest in xc. He's a triathlete and a pretty good one at that, i think 3rd in his age group in Europe or thereabouts ... can't see any of our lot getting close to him  

Overdone it?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 07:50
Ha !!

3 cracking posts on the spin there Skinny man I'm literally rolling around laughing at the thought of DT leaving a disabled loo, signing to himself whilst a huge line of people in wheelchairs splosh around in their seats.

EDIT : can't be much fun, Charlie In non-toilet news, I canned my run this morning after getting up and looking out the window to see it tipping down with what seemed near hurricane force winds. Not often I bottle a run but I'll give it a go after work instead.

Overdone it?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 21:39
Tommy - Kent Fitness League

Overdone it?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 21:21
DT - I wouldn't dare suggest you was being selfish, but you've left me with an image which Skinny has now made HD .... eeuuww !!!

Dean - good work

Tommy - yes, I think I'm a midfoot striker

Lit - I think that's exactly the point in that for spikes to work effectively the heel striker has to change action and so the calf muscles suffer. I may, of course, be talking a load of marmite/Nutella

Overdone it?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 16:52

Good running DT, but i have this image of loads of disabled people running around with soiled shorts now  

And good pb's from marrows and muddy who seems to be racing every other day now

Tommy - my xc spikes are green with no heel drop, saucony x5 by any chance ?

I used them for the first time yesterday, and my first xc since school, at Knole Park in Sevenoaks. One of my clubmates told me just before the off that his friend bought some exactly the same as mine and after wearing them at a xc he was unable to walk properly for several days after and was subsequently told it's because he's a heel striker.

Anyway, I needn't have worried in the end and after taking the first lap fairly comfortably (95th at half way) i picked it up a bit on the second lap to catch up with a club mate. I was going to stick with him then the temptation to make up some places in the last half mile was too much and i ended up overtaking quite a few after leaving him for 55th place at the line. Overall average was about MP effort so a decent workout and enjoyable enough to want to do another one.

Overdone it?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:54

Richard - excellent news (assuming the man from del monte never says no ... ) ,congrats

DT - good news !!

Bob, Tommy - nice XC'ing

Skinny - 10 miles unscathed is brilliant news, how is the mileage build up looking ?

Fatty - good luck at the weekend

Onto Daniels phase3 this week which has back to back quality days

Yesterday am = 7x1k @ 5k pace (3mins jog).

Today am = 20mins threshold then 6x200 (200jog). Threshold gradually felt more like the last 20mins of an hour run than the first 20mins but i guess that's the affect of yesterday's session. Followed by the reps which hopefully i'm starting to run a bit more relaxed ( at least it feels that way) rather than fighting them.

And if my XC shoes arrive in time i'll be running around in the mud this Sunday, something i've not done since school

Overdone it?

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 14:31
Cheers folks, looks like I shall be shopping for some spikes.

Well done again Lou on a comfortable sounding 10M and a sizeable parkrun pb. You're going well. How is the hip these days ?

I intended on a 15 this morning but ended up wih a bit more somehow. 11m around town and the coastline to parkrun in torrential rain, parkrun in 21:3x then 3 home for a total of 17 in 2:15 and very pleasant it was too.

Then off to watch my youngest in school xc and I think he was in the top 15.

Good weekends and good luck to anyone racing.

Overdone it?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 11:44

Lou - 10 in December which i'll use to set VLM training paces. Nice threshold/speed session. I had a bit of a balls up with my first 200 rep today as i ran out of pavement - it's quite stressful smashing it along a pavement hoping for the beeps to go off before you hit traffic and i was half tempted to keep going, close my eyes and hope for the best

DT - xc doesn't sound like the best of ideas for you just yet.


Speaking of which, i fancy getting involved in the xc this year - no idea what shoes i need though ? A couple of my club mates have bought some cheapo ones ( £15 or so )

Any suggestions ?

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