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The Middle Ground

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:58

Fantastic WJH, sounds like the training is working. A big melodramatic collapse is also good, shows you've put everything in to it! Do you have a time in mind of the HMs? 

DT it was my own fault for eating the bus fare. Sounds like you've had a good evening rolling around the floor. I went to pilates and as usual got singled out for being a runner, you'd think I was quadriplegic the way those bendy people go on about it! 

The Middle Ground

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:03

Well I'm just going to add to this thread's tales of woe. Was out on a long run, about midway through my calf felt a bit sore but I stretched it and thought it was ok. There was a cafe nearby so I spent my emergency bus money on a massive big strawberry icecream, looked at the sea for a bit and started on the return journey. Five miles from home, bang! Crippling pain in my calf and a sad semi-jog, leg dragging journey home. Luckily its only a grade 1 tear so should heal quickly...

Get well soon TR+DT19!

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 17:51

Anstruther has a legendary fish and chip shop, worth going just for the grub!

Lou the training thread has died, Simon was a great help but there wasn't much point in carrying on as I couldn't follow a plan for much of the year.

Overdone it?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 12:47

Some speedy times on here, well done! 

Lit Stirling is flat and fast an ideal course for taking a big chunk of your PB, there is a cone to run round which upsets some people though. I'm not doing it this year as I'm flying back from a holiday the day before. 

This year feels like a bit of a wash out in terms of racing for me, a combination of illness and work has left me under trained. Add in my propensity for late nights (4am at a karaoke bar on Tuesday) and it's all been a bit of a disaster!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 23:37

Well done TR, sounds like you are good form, fingers crossed for the sub 35 attempt.

Mr V running really is a baffling sport, could you be carrying a bit of fatigue? Every race is a learning experience, I still feel I don't have a clue about the best way to approach them and always wonder if I should've gone harder/steadier/slower.

Tonight I went slower. Session was a 5mile threshold session so I started out slightly slower than HM pace and built up to slightly slower than 10k pace. The session felt surprisingly good even though I don't feel 'fit' at the moment. I didn't feel confident of hitting a 10 mile pace for the whole session which is why I took a graduated approach. 

DT what are you all dressing up as for the stag-do? 

The Middle Ground

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 15:29

Chubby + Duck well done on the races, the wind would've been worth much more than 26secs! 

Duck what's Forfar like? Never done it as it falls in festival time but any course that claims to be flat and fast is always appealing.

Has anyone else been watching the Europeans? I've really enjoyed it especially seeing Jo Pavey, Lynsey Sharp and Eilidh Child do so well. (I might have a crush on Gemili) But I do wish British Athletics would change their selection policy it was a real shame not to field a team for the men's or women's marathon. I might write an angry letter to AW!

Long-run for me today managed to go over on my ankle and injure my calf, don't think it's serious though. Time for a cup of tea and the 5000m, go Mo!

 

 

The Middle Ground

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 21:27

Hi Josh, that's very impressive long-term planning. I like the idea of building a big endurance base and I've been thinking about doing it over the winter. It's not an approach I've tried before so it'll be interesting to see how it goes. 

Work is so busy at the moment just fitting in 40 miles a week is a real effort. Last night was 2k x 4 at LT pace with 400m jog recovery, a real slog. Track repeats are really dull! I started to fantasize about being a 100m sprinter but I think I've left it too late...

A big  to Mother Duck and Duck, TR and Mr V. 

The Middle Ground

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 11:00

Well done on the parkrun DT! Glasgow has a totally different feel from Edinburgh it's both gritty and glitzy. 

taking inspiration from Lynsey Sharpe I've written on my hand 'Get out..' sadly this is where I'm stalling.. 2 hour run at some point today. Did first hill session for months yesterday 10x1min in the rain, it was actually quite enjoyable.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 23:27

Dr Dan - there's no particular security threat it's the head of the new unified police force flexing his muscles! Sounds like a good week of running and cycling you've had.

Mr V my club trains on grass in the summer too, I'm not a fan I think it makes me slower. (or that might be the lack of running…)

DT19 private hire to Edinburgh is a good idea, as long as it's not rush hour!

 

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