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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:49 pm

Sunday 2 1/2 hour road run

Suckley Hills, Knightwick, Tedstone Delamere.........

Very hilly, some real work to do on this circuit, a nice 1 in 4 just before Tedstone Delamere.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby Cecilia » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:03 pm

[quote="IronGirl"]
Hi Cecilia, Where have you done Pyramid Intervals then? (guessing not running if you are not doing 20 min straight, oh unless you are a sprinter?)....or do you swim or bike? We used to do them in the pool......called them Hungarian reps!!

I always find a short run better than total rest, even if it is really easy getting the blood flowing seems to help with recovery.

I actually love the hills. Looking forward to getting out to Wales now the snow has gone. I'm guessing theres still snow on the top of the mountains. I think we are heading to Radnor for a recce on saturday, so we shall see.


I ran a little before my knees got too bad (5k, 8k, one 10k) and I rowed crew at the lower division national student level in my first years of uni (again, before the knees got too bad). Pyramids are GREAT for rowing, and I also liked them when running because I tend to go out too fast, and this way you have a decent chance of still making it through ;)

We have some dunes, and officially I live in a hilly area (for Dutch standards) but most of them are so full with trees and undergrowth that you can't actually run on them. They're pretty to look at while running past, though.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:38 pm

Monday 30 min recovery run with Poppa dog.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:11 pm

Wednesday 1 hour run with intervals

Lunchtime run in Worcester

8 X 3 min hard/5km pace, average 6.88min/mile

Thursday 45 min run

into the local town to run by streetlight......not very inspiring! and it was pouring down.

So need to get back into the mountains!
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:46 pm

Friday 2 hour off road run

Half day today (TOIL of my evening class), so decided to get a longish run in.

Steady run around Bringsty Common, Brockhampton Estate and the Downs.
Kept my heart rate down as I'm racing on Sunday.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:37 pm

Sunday 12km Road Race.......Not the Roman IX in Stratford Upon Avon

Last did this about 12/13 years ago when it was closer to 9 miles. I think that's where the name comes from?

Set myself a target of beating the hour and managed 59:22 so I was pleased for a rolling course on a cool and blustery January morning.

Kms 1 to 6 climbed gradually with 2 or 3 steeper sections here and there. Also had a strong Headwind all the way out, which I was hoping would get behind us on the way back to Stratford, but in fact we ended up with crosswinds instead. The last hill peaked at about 5.5km and then headed downhill to the 6km marker. I'd been told it was flat from there, so I pushed on. I ran the first half in 31:12 and the second half in 28:10
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby Mr. Cleetus » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:31 am

Well done! :)
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:41 pm

Monday 30 min recovery run with Poppa dog

Felt very flat, but as always felt better at the finish for having got the blood flowing and clearing the junk out of my legs.

Poppa went really well, she did her usual interval session and could have gone round again!!

Did I mention that Poppa and Billy our dogs are also Vegan. They have V-dog food which is Vegan. They love it and look really well on it.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:18 pm

Tuesday 1 hour run multi-terrain

Out before work!! Work feels much better after a good adrenaline fix!!

Down the Gaines road, back up Bringsty Common. Steady pace.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:52 pm

Wednesday 45 min run

2 loops of the river loop in Worcester. Old bridge down to the new foot bridge at Diglis and back up the other side.
Much better than the horrid road loops around Worcester and a good new tarmac path for reps.

1/2 loop warm up
1 loop as 3 X 5 min and 1 X 3:50 (2.5 miles, so 7:07/mile)
1/2 loop cool down

short and sweet!

Good pace for me after the 12k race on Sunday........but I did under-race it. Gonna have to be braver on these short races.

Did I say that I've entered the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford Upon Avon on 8th May.
My first ever road marathon!!
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby Mr. Cleetus » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:48 pm

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Did I say that I've entered the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford Upon Avon on 8th May.
My first ever road marathon!!


faaaaaaaantastic.

I am starting to develop a wee bit of concern for your bike though. It must be terribly unhappy.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:37 am

[quote="Mr. Cleetus"][quote="IronGirl"]
Did I say that I've entered the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford Upon Avon on 8th May.
My first ever road marathon!!


faaaaaaaantastic.

I am starting to develop a wee bit of concern for your bike though. It must be terribly unhappy.


It's very upset! However it is going to have a great summer. I was actually looking at the tri calendar last night.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:20 pm

Thursday 45 min steady road run

Friday 2 hour 30 min Run

Malverns......North Hill to Hangmans Hill and back.
Distance is easy, speed is what I need to work on.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:46 pm

Saturday 30 min recovery run

or was that 30 min of trying to stay with a fresh legged Mr I up every hill and every bit of mud he could find around the Worcester Way. Either way it got the blood going and the legs felt better afterwards.

Sunday 90 min fell run

Superb route up Lord Herefords knob on the edge of the Black Mountains. It was very brisk, definately needed your ears covered up today. Great to be back on the fells.
Back down to Hay on Wye after the run for yummy Vegan dinner at the Granary.
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Re: Timanfaya Dreaming

Postby IronGirl » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:36 pm

Monday 26min recovery run

round a loop that is normally 30 min at recovery pace, but guess I was pretty recovered already having done the long one on Friday.

This XC lark is beginning to flow. Love it.
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