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Posted: 18/12/2014 at 16:26

37k at MP, that's one of the best I've seen!

LS21 - a mate of mine did a Frozen theme for his daughter's birthday a few weeks ago. He painted a load of cardboard to build a castle - twice, because the first attempt wasn't up to scratch....

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Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:14

Some good training going on, especially the tempo runs. Good to see Gobi popping in too!

6M for me this morning. Wouldn't usually bother posting that but there was basically no pain from either calf and can't feel any soreness now, so good news. Will stick to easy running for the next week or so though - should be easy given I have two more work dos today and tomorrow.

Only other interesting training this week was a good turbo on Monday evening - classic 2x20mins session, but set new power PBs (about 325W on both efforts). I was actually planning to do 4x10mins, but got to 10mins and thought I'd rather carry on and only do two efforts!

We're heading to the north coast of Devon for a few days from Sunday, really looking forward to it. Looks like there should be some lovely runs from there, just need to not get injured!

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Posted: 15/12/2014 at 09:04

Jools - nice run at the Counties. I was surprised they were taking place in December too - ours are always first Sunday of the year.

ThR - good drinking and running sessions!

Other good training by SJ and TB.

Some highs and lows this weekend for me.

Triathlon club do on Friday evening was good - nice to catch up with everyone and not too drunken.

Saturday morning I ran to pick the car up. I met up with the club at 8am who I thought were going in the right direction for the car. An hour later and I wasn't really much closer than when I started, so branched off. By the time I got to the car I'd been running for about 95 minutes, which was obviously much longer than I'd planned, but the calves felt fine until the last couple of miles when one of them (the one that was originally bad about 3 weeks ago, not the one that was bad last week!) starting aching a bit, but nothing major. Lovely morning for running too, and the calf didn't feel too bad the next day.

Sunday morning I was up early and the dog's breathing was much faster than normal (he has had two major lung surgeries in the last 14 months). Took him to the vets and made the decision that nothing else could be done and best to let him go before it got really uncomfortable for him. He was an awesome dog and we miss him, but he had a great life thanks to my wife rescuing him from the dog baiting rings in Philadelphia 11 years ago.

So no training yesterday and not really feeling like doing much today either (particularly my client meeting in 2 hours).

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Posted: 12/12/2014 at 09:55

Progress! 5M with no pain at all. Was tempted to do a few more but managed to restrain myself. Similar restraint last night as well - in bed by 11 and not too many drinks.

Bains - that's a very nice session and sounds like you're in great shape.


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Posted: 11/12/2014 at 07:41

Blimey TT, that's good pace considering you've not done much fast stuff recently!

Interesting to see everyone posting their 2015 tergats. My favourite so far is Tmoth's 145M in 24 hours!

Not very exciting, but good news for me as I did 4M nice and easy with almost no complaints from the calf. Could just about feel it in the last mile but no pain this morning. Did some strengthening stuff this morning, then a work do this evening so no more training today, will try another jog tomorrow.

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Posted: 08/12/2014 at 08:27

ES - solid run at Bedford. The weather yesterday wouldn't have helped.

Good XCing by various people. We had two XC races this weekend but for obvious reasons I didn't do them.

running eye - presumably you can adjust the resistance in some way? Sounds like you have it on a fairly high resistance, which is reducing your speed for a given effort (i.e. equivalent to going uphill). Anyway, as TR says, it doesn't really matter as long as your working at the right intensity, and if you want to monitor progress you need to keep the resistance consistent.

Turbo for me on Saturday, then just over 3 hours cycling yesterday. Then I've started helping "coach" the juniors at the running club, so did a couple of miles jog with them as a warm-up and the calf actually felt OK (and no probs this morning), so may do a short easy run tomorrow.

And I survived the football on Friday, helped by the fact that I got stuck at work so was late there and missed more than half of it!

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Posted: 04/12/2014 at 21:14

TR - I got some new ones when my foot was sore, but they were the same model I always use. And I was running quite a bit off-road in trail shoes. In the race on Sunday I used some old flats which I always use for racing.

So I don't think it's a shoe issue. Anyway, been too busy at work to do much training this week - 5-6am is the main window!

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Posted: 04/12/2014 at 08:35

Haha, yes, I did laugh at that calculator! However, two comments:

1. You could argue that it might actually be quite accurate as a prediction for the "expected" time for someone with those characteristics, because loads of them will make mistakes. But I can't see how that's helpful i.e. "Everyone screws this up - if you do too, your result will be xxx".
2. You would have thought that by asking for mpw as well it would come out a bit closer to a reasonable target time because it allows for people not training properly. But I guess it still doesn't allow for people going out too fast and blowing up.

Turbo for me this morning. Calves are feeling a bit better but still not right. I'm curious as to what's going on as I've had tight calves before, but usually after a session of short intervals and it usually last 2 days max. Anyway, will try to get out of playing football tomorrow and try an easy run at the weekend.

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Posted: 03/12/2014 at 07:48

CC - nice intervals. I particularly like the random distance ala Jools.

I'd have thought a consistent effort level is the right approach in any running race, unless you're trying to break away from someone. TR - that's probably why you're losing ground uphill in the road races, because most people bury themselves up the hill and then ease off at the top.

Just an easy turbo for me last night and some stretching/roller. Calves starting to feel a bit better but still sore. I would like to get out of playing the office Xmas footie on Friday, but I think our team only has 5 players, and we've won for the last 3 years, so could be tricky.

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Posted: 02/12/2014 at 13:07

TT - sorry to hear that. Sounds like a sensible decision, but it must be tough.

Dan - very sensible to change the pacing strategy, but a report involving continuing at 2:45 pace and blowing up to finish in 3:30 would have been much more fun! Enjoy the relaxation and recuperation.

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