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Thursday 17th April 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 07:42

Morning all.

Blisters  - sounds like a great day out.

My day got somewhat hijacked yesterday.  I went into town for a meeting and afterwards, instead of going straight home to do some work, I headed across the river into central London to meet up with Scotty and two old friends he's known since they were all 4 and who haven't been together in the same place for 15 years.  As you can imagine it got a bit messy!  It was fun though. So instead of having a nice day free of work today I have to do some stuff this morning.  Ah well, at least being self employed I could just take the afternoon off yesterday!

We've decided we will go to Folkestone tomorrow so no big session for me today.

What: something easy to blow away yesterday's cobwebs and then perhaps arms/abs at the gym
Why: see above
Last hard:  brighton probably
Last rest: sunday (although 8 hours on my feet probably doesn't constitute actual rest)

So, head down to write up those notes, then out into the sunshine.

Wednesday 16th April

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 06:40

Morning all.  The lyrics sound familiar but can't place them. 

Hello birmyre

Dustin - in two minds about Friday.  First about whether to do it and then whether to just keep on with my training plan and run it on tired legs or to taper down slightly (i.e. not do the session I've got set for Thursday) and try to PB.  Of course, I could do my session and try for a PB!  We still haven't really decided whether to do it anyway.  Scotty seems to have his running mojo back after Sunday though which is a good thing!

LMH - I had great customer service from Garmin when I got a recon unit a while back, but yes, I do think it takes them a while to respond initially.  The unit came through really quickly though and has worked fine since. As good as new I think.

Foam rolling eh Dibs?  Keep at it as it really does become less painful the more you do it!

As for me

What:  jog up to the gym, legs, then jog down again (will take the longer way round though to make the run a decent warm up)
Why: I can fit a gym session around my  meetings today
Last hard: ??
Last rest: Sunday

See you later.

 

Tuesday 15th April 2014

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 08:54

Morning all.  Great report postie.  Well done to you and your brother.

What's the problem with your shoulder emzap?

What: 5 miles in the sun d&d
Why: Why not
Last hard: I should be saying bits of today's run but it wasn't all that
Last rest: sunday

Today was meant to be warm up easy for around a mile, then 2 miles at threshold or thereabouts, then easy home.  It ended up as 1 mile easy (10:40 pace but downhill pretty much all the way), then 2 miles at av of 9:25 pace, then it seems I got a bit carried away and rather than jog home easy I did the last 2 and a bit miles at av 9:56 pace.  It wasn't easy, but it didn't feel as hard as it might have done so I'm pleased with that overall.  And had to stop on the way home to watch a lovely heron on the River Darent.

I'm considering doing the Folkestone 10 on Good Friday - a nice flat out and back to see where I am in terms of slightly shorter stuff.  They'll take entries on the day so we can decide nearer the time.  if the weather holds a nice trot beside the sea might be quite pleasant.

Have a good day everyone. 

Monday 14th April

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:06

Morning all.

Well done Postie and a huge well done for LMH. That's fabulous. 

Scotty did 3:55 which he was really pleased with as it was his first marathon in 3 or 4 years following a long time suffering PF.  Touch wood his foot has held out and he'll be on for the Kent Roadrunner at the end of May. 

My day was fun.  An easy few hours standing on Shooters Hill Road with a high viz tabard on.  Got some great shots of the elites coming through including one of Haile pacing Kipsang.  Then off to Mudchute to catch up with people I only see once a year at Mudchute then off to the finish to meet Scotty.  Didn't go to Chandos this year. 

Like Blisters I was envious and wished I was running. I'll get 3 shots at a place for next year - the ballot, and then two club ballots for our club places.

As for today

What: 3.1 miles d&d, not easy, but not too hard either. Maybe gym later
Why: have an early meeting and that's all I have time for
Last hard: Friday
Last rest: yesterday

Have a good day peeps.

Saturday 12th April

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 07:04

Morning all

Missed yesterday because of a work thing that I had arranged (the culmination of my last 2.5 months of work).  I did a quick 4 miles before though - 1 mile easy, 2 miles in 20 mins (just under actually) and then 1 mile easy.

LMH - yes OH is still Scotty.

What: 90-120 minutes to include ~20 mins at threshold somewhere in the middle, then gym this afternoon
Why: can't run tomorrow and haven't managed 2 gym sessions this week. 
Last hard: getting up at 5 to run yesterday (it's been a long time since I had to)
Last rest: A week

My legs are feeling pretty much OK.  Must be that I didn't work hard enough last Sunday. 

Taper well LMH, don't get too stressed with the travelling.  I doubt I'll catch sight of you but will shout if I do!

Thursday 10th April 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:46

AF - nutter!

Thursday 10th April 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:45

I'll try to look for you LMH.  I'll be marshalling in the first mile of the blue start and then once we're released from there I'll be heading over to the RW supporters bit at Mudchute, hoping to get there in time for the elites to come through.  Then once my OH has come through Mudchute I'll head off to the finish. 

Marshalling is great fun, and it gets me priority in our Club's draw for next year's Club places.  We also get a medal for marshalling and get to wander around the course looking official.  It's a good way to be part of the day if I'm not running.

 

Thursday 10th April 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 07:14

Belated birthday wishes LMH.  Are you doing London?  Wish I was!

Yesterday I did a run (5 miles) and hit the gym for some weights.   And then was a lady wot lunches with a friend who is a head teacher and so is on holidays from work currently.  Probably had a bit more vino than is good for me but it was nice to have some weekday down time.

What: easy 45-50 minutes later
Why: shake the legs out
Last hard: sunday
Last rest: Friday

Have a good day.

Tuesday 8 the April

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 17:38

Brighton isn't a circular course but blimey they do make you run back and forth.  Good for spectators though.

Dibs, does that mean you're F1 then or F2? 

Alehouse, ouch ouch.  Sorry to hear you've been flying.  Hope no major damage done.

Next race is Worcester Half on 4th May, followed by Kent Roadrunner on 31st May and I've just entered the Enigma Superhero marathon on 11th June.  I'll need the holiday that starts on 13th June.  

 

Tuesday 8 the April

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:56

Morning.

What: 5 miles with 20 mins at ~10:30 pace in the middle
Why: need to get back to it
Last hard: sunday
Last rest: Friday

Legs aren't as bad as they could have been, although oddly my left leg is more sore than my right.  Strange that as they both covered the same distance on Sunday

 

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