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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5055 on: November 26, 2019, 12:51:06 am »
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doctor diagnosed trapezius-related headache. in other words, my shoulders are jacked up and i'm getting referred pain. prescribed heat patches and an infrared self-massager. i'm super blown because that means it's just a failure of self-care. on the other hand better to know than not know, means treatment is possible.

- run 14.21 km in 1:15:06
headache present in the morning but not as severe as previous several days. went away by noon. heat + self massage + changed my pillow.

- stretch

that's good news. :headbang: and then a solid run. good work!

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5056 on: November 26, 2019, 12:10:38 pm »
+1
signed up -- and actually made sure it went through this time -- for a race in victoria park on 15 december. joe/gukl, y'all gonna be around/interested? VP isn't as flat as battersea but i know it super well by now so that will hopefully help. 1.5 laps of the upper portion, no street crossing.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5057 on: November 26, 2019, 03:09:21 pm »
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- pace practice: warm up x 2.6 km; 3 x 1 km in [3:52, 3:53, 4:05] w/3:00 walk/jog rest; cool down
annoyed about the last interval, i felt fine to go harder than that but watch kept telling me i was going too fast. or i misheard/misread it. total distance 9.89 km.

- stretch

headache back a little but not too bad. stretched shoulders, chest, and neck and will do some SMR and more stretching after i shower.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2019, 05:48:01 pm by LBSS »
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5058 on: November 28, 2019, 12:11:08 pm »
+1
- run 10.06 km in 47:45
another 10k "PR", 47:30. kicked a bit in the last 500-600m or so, pace was down around 4:15 for that stretch. nice run.

- stretch
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5059 on: November 29, 2019, 12:11:25 pm »
+2
signed up -- and actually made sure it went through this time -- for a race in victoria park on 15 december. joe/gukl, y'all gonna be around/interested? VP isn't as flat as battersea but i know it super well by now so that will hopefully help. 1.5 laps of the upper portion, no street crossing.

I should be able ti do this!
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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5060 on: November 29, 2019, 02:59:02 pm »
+2
signed up -- and actually made sure it went through this time -- for a race in victoria park on 15 december. joe/gukl, y'all gonna be around/interested? VP isn't as flat as battersea but i know it super well by now so that will hopefully help. 1.5 laps of the upper portion, no street crossing.

I should be able ti do this!

 :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive:

- run 10.1 km in 47:35
back to back 10k "PR"s, lol. 47:13.

- stretch
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5061 on: December 01, 2019, 08:32:18 am »
+1
- run 11.84 km in 1:08:11
very slow/relaxed, 5:46 pace. the "slow slow slow, keep it slow, slow it down, keep it slow, slow slow slow..." mantra helped. good ego discipline to allow myself to be passed by people i'd ordinarily pass without a second thought. adarq i have no idea how you jog any slower than that. got more work to do, i guess, lol.

- stretch

something bugging in right hip. came out of nowhere, hope it's nothing. 56.1 km covered over the last week, which may be a weekly distance PR. will cut way back down this week in anticipation of saturday race. tuesday and wednesday will be ~8 km, with maybe some very short pace work on tuesday (like a few reps of 500m at 3:53-58).
« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 08:34:20 am by LBSS »
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5062 on: December 01, 2019, 10:00:51 pm »
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- run 11.84 km in 1:08:11
very slow/relaxed, 5:46 pace. the "slow slow slow, keep it slow, slow it down, keep it slow, slow slow slow..." mantra helped. good ego discipline to allow myself to be passed by people i'd ordinarily pass without a second thought. adarq i have no idea how you jog any slower than that. got more work to do, i guess, lol.

- stretch

something bugging in right hip. came out of nowhere, hope it's nothing. 56.1 km covered over the last week, which may be a weekly distance PR. will cut way back down this week in anticipation of saturday race. tuesday and wednesday will be ~8 km, with maybe some very short pace work on tuesday (like a few reps of 500m at 3:53-58).

damn that sux. def be careful w/ it. hip stuff can take forever to heal.

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5063 on: December 03, 2019, 03:51:28 pm »
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- run 8.54 km in 42:32

- stretch

nice and easy.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5064 on: December 04, 2019, 01:52:04 pm »
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- run 5.32 km [w/strides ~30s x 6] in 24:56

- stretch

final tune-up. strides done just below sprint, i.e. about as fast as i can go without going up on my toes. sprinting still bugs my right knee and no reason to push something like that today. now it's rest, rest, race.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5065 on: December 06, 2019, 05:33:26 pm »
+1
crippling headache again today, starting around lunchtime. took anti-migraine meds, much self-massage, a heat patch, and a nap and have been feeling fine the last hour or so. suspicious timing coincidence, leading up to a race. i wonder if i'm subconsciously so worked up about tomorrow that it's giving me a headache. consciously, i'm nervous and i will be sad and disappointed if i don't hit my goal tomorrow. so there is -- unusually for me -- some anticipatory anxiety on the surface. but it doesn't feel that bad. or maybe i'm fooling myself and have put myself under more pressure than i want to admit?

anyway, headache's gone and unless i'm fucking catatonic tomorrow i'm going to run. deep breaths.
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5066 on: December 06, 2019, 07:42:11 pm »
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crippling headache again today, starting around lunchtime. took anti-migraine meds, much self-massage, a heat patch, and a nap and have been feeling fine the last hour or so. suspicious timing coincidence, leading up to a race. i wonder if i'm subconsciously so worked up about tomorrow that it's giving me a headache. consciously, i'm nervous and i will be sad and disappointed if i don't hit my goal tomorrow. so there is -- unusually for me -- some anticipatory anxiety on the surface. but it doesn't feel that bad. or maybe i'm fooling myself and have put myself under more pressure than i want to admit?

anyway, headache's gone and unless i'm fucking catatonic tomorrow i'm going to run. deep breaths.

best way to reduce the pressure is to race more frequently. but ya putting too much pressure on yourself isn't the best thing. the who cares attitude is great for running. just have fun and you'll most likely hit your goal! if not whatever, there are races every weekend. you'll get it.

good luck tmw man.

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« Reply #5067 on: December 07, 2019, 02:56:16 am »
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i'm sure that's true, about racing more frequently.

also, turns out i'm an idiot who can't do anything right and the race is next sunday. there was a different race today that i considered signing up for and ultimately decided not to because it's far away and victoria park is local. but today is the date that stuck in my head. the one i signed up for is in my calendar correctly and everything, i just didn't bother to check. lololololol, damn it. well, maybe i'll go to the hackney marshes parkrun today and try to PR anyway, given that i've tapered this week and, as adarq said, racing makes you better at racing. but then maybe it's too close to the actual target race to put forth 100% effort? maybe i'll use hackney marshes to two-mile test or 3k test as that guy recommended? idk, i'm so keyed up at this point that i think i should just get it over with and run hard. i'm overthinking it. there will be other races, if i fuck it up this week i can just try again.

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Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5068 on: December 07, 2019, 05:30:18 am »
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well, i fucking did it.

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- 5k race in 19:55
splits: 3:55, 4:00, 3:58, 3:58, 4:03

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

ETA: didn't print out a barcode so i won't get an official time, but that's okay. watch time actually took me past the course finish, so official time would have been a few seconds faster. incidentally, mapmyrun has a weirdly big gap between km pace and km elapsed time splits. the latter gives a time of 19:37. dunno why that would be, usually elapsed time is longer, if anything, because it accounts for stopping for road crossings. garmin site says 19:55 as well so let's go with that.

felt the pain especially between 3.5-4.5 km. pace was slowest around 3.6-3.7 but managed to surge enough that when i died in the last few hundred meters i had enough buffer to make it under the 20:00 mark. a little disappointed that i faded so badly and was slowing down at the finish but, under the circumstances -- first race in more than a year, run at all-time PR pace, at 9 AM after <7 hours of sleep -- not THAT disappointed.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2019, 05:42:35 am by LBSS »
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses

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Re: a fast and explosive donkey!
« Reply #5069 on: December 07, 2019, 01:09:00 pm »
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i'm sure that's true, about racing more frequently.

also, turns out i'm an idiot who can't do anything right and the race is next sunday. there was a different race today that i considered signing up for and ultimately decided not to because it's far away and victoria park is local. but today is the date that stuck in my head. the one i signed up for is in my calendar correctly and everything, i just didn't bother to check. lololololol, damn it. well, maybe i'll go to the hackney marshes parkrun today and try to PR anyway, given that i've tapered this week and, as adarq said, racing makes you better at racing. but then maybe it's too close to the actual target race to put forth 100% effort? maybe i'll use hackney marshes to two-mile test or 3k test as that guy recommended? idk, i'm so keyed up at this point that i think i should just get it over with and run hard. i'm overthinking it. there will be other races, if i fuck it up this week i can just try again.

 :uhhhfacepalm:

damn lmao.

probably worked out for the better tho.. probably cared a bit less about today's race.

well, i fucking did it.

:personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record: :personal-record:

- 5k race in 19:55
splits: 3:55, 4:00, 3:58, 3:58, 4:03

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

ETA: didn't print out a barcode so i won't get an official time, but that's okay. watch time actually took me past the course finish, so official time would have been a few seconds faster. incidentally, mapmyrun has a weirdly big gap between km pace and km elapsed time splits. the latter gives a time of 19:37. dunno why that would be, usually elapsed time is longer, if anything, because it accounts for stopping for road crossings. garmin site says 19:55 as well so let's go with that.

felt the pain especially between 3.5-4.5 km. pace was slowest around 3.6-3.7 but managed to surge enough that when i died in the last few hundred meters i had enough buffer to make it under the 20:00 mark. a little disappointed that i faded so badly and was slowing down at the finish but, under the circumstances -- first race in more than a year, run at all-time PR pace, at 9 AM after <7 hours of sleep -- not THAT disappointed.

really awesome man. glad you went for it and got it done. :goodjobbro: :highfive: :headbang: :wowthatwasnutswtf: :ibrunning:

9 AM start is kinda nice too (would be less stressful for me, sleep-wise). it's harder here koz it's alot hotter by 9. most races start at 7/7:30. really hated racing on severe lack of sleep.