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i know i should not think this but im silently feeling less bad about my fuck ups when i know that you have them too....

lets do one cool thing this week.. you do a long run and i get off my butt to do a lifting workout...

:onthego:

It's on. Like grey poupon.
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Excuses?! You think we allow you excuses?!

I don't think so young man!

You are to run.

Your body needs it, we need the inspiration, and you will be happier for it.

So, basically it's a no-brainier!

I have failed you.

*whips self with birch twigs*

I only did a short, fast run in the end. Work, blah, sleep, blah... Anyway, no excuses, but it didn't go according to plan.

 

I did some more push-ups too but it was a bit of a quiet week. After the last couple of weekends I've been sleeping a lot and recovering from the whole whirlwind.

 

I'm winning at Saturdays though. Got up early, did a reasonably speedy (by my standards) 5k at Park Run, then went out sculling on the Thames in beautiful sunshine with my former pairs-head crewmate. That took me up to lunchtime and then I went off on my bike with Flyer to get some books and geeky things, and generally spent the afternoon/evening doing daddy/daughter stuff. So although i didn't get the long run done, I've got three short runs done, instead of two this week. I've got a long run (20+ miles) scheduled tomorrow and I'm supposed to go sculling again too but I think i'll be too wrecked so I'll probably bail on that one.

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Don't you have another marathon coming up soon?

Yep, so one long run tomorrow, one next weekend, maybe a shorter one the weekend after that and then it's the Thames Meander Marathon. Lots of work to do, still, but I think I've got the endurance

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i know i should not think this but im silently feeling less bad about my fuck ups when i know that you have them too.... 

lets do one cool thing this week.. you do a long run and i get off my butt to do a lifting workout...

 

:onthego:

And did you? *looks* No, I see not. 

 

I think I'm doing pretty well for this week - assuming I don't mess up tomorrow of course.

 

I will not mess up tomorrow. And neither will you.

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Oh, some fail: went to see Inside Out last night (holy crap, it's so good!) and followed it with pizza and other delicious abominations at the restronk across the road.

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And some win: Portuguese.

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Yep, so one long run tomorrow, one next weekend, maybe a shorter one the weekend after that and then it's the Thames Meander Marathon. Lots of work to do, still, but I think I've got the endurance

I thought I remembered it was August or so.

I will think of you casually crushing 20 miles tomorrow while I am running...somewhat less than 20 miles.

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Gak. They nearly crushed me. I did them though. Lovely weather for a run but slightly too hot for a long run around midday. Now relaxing with a banana an some coconut water.

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Well, you got it done, and you are one step closer to dominating your race.

My father told me recently that his longest run before any of his marathons was 9 miles. And he still finished. Isn't that insane? Not to say that it wasn't a rough experience, but still.

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sir, may i thank you for kicking my butt into finally doing my pathetic workout? :onthego:

The only pathetic workout is the one you didn't do. You did a badass workout.
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The only pathetic workout is the one you didn't do. You did a badass workout.

Wise words 18k, wise words.

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The voice in your head telling you that you can't do it is a damn liar.

Endorphins, the best high you can have.

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God, I'm so knackered.

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Slept well last night, thanks, Teri. Still pretty battered today and I had a pile of work to do but managed a (very) short, fast run to loosen up, with some bodyweight rows and Push-ups for good measure.

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Mm, and alarm set for 6.

#idiot

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PS, I can't believe you checked the timezone!

#stalker

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Slow day today. Cycling slowly, running upstairs, reading my Portuguese running book, eating too much bread. My main regret about training is that I'm going to be carrying so much extra weight when I run. *sigh*

What do you reckon, Scouts? Should I do a fast run tomorrow?

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I always gain weight when training for distance. This time, I gave up on trying to lose before the race and just focused not maintaining. It has gone much better.

Speedwork is a good idea if you have been doing it all along. If not, well, the injury risk this close might not be worth it.

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i wouldn't play around with that just now. i think with a good training season under your belt ( check!) you will be fine even when you're a bit heavier..

* this of course is my ample experience talking.....hehe... * :onthego:

I always gain weight when training for distance. This time, I gave up on trying to lose before the race and just focused not maintaining. It has gone much better.

Speedwork is a good idea if you have been doing it all along. If not, well, the injury risk this close might not be worth it.

Mm, I'm not panicking or anything but it's disappointing - I picture myself carrying a ten pound* bag of potatoes around the track: I'd be faster without it.

The shortie-fastie went well though. I haven't been very disciplined about them but I've got a few good ones in between the slapdash attempts. I feel like if I do one more this week and two or three next week, all with the timer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fi.ohra.impetus) on, it should make a difference. Today's was 5x3.5 minutes at threshold speed with 1 min slow jog between. I'll try and up it slightly each time.

*10? 20? Well, it's a big bag anyway.

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I think the speed might be good, but like PB said, if you'e not use to them right now...

We are different runners by far, but it feels good to do speed work and then do my long run after a day off. I feel like my lungs work better. Could just be a placebo effect. Either way, I'll take it!

 

Can you do half pieces of bread instead of a whole one? Wondering if curbing it a little would be attainable. I know you love your bread.

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