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Subject: RE: Soup to Nuts - Letsrun Train Me
Actually I can't complain. It's heresy here, but the curveballs for training mostly involve just being a bit more 'normal' by most peoples' standards. After 15 years when consistent training just wasn't feasible, I'm quite cool with '2 weeks forward, 1 week in neutral'.
I have to share what ended up being a very good day yesterday, despite (shock, horror) not running. After 3-4 very tough and exhausting days with work projects, colds and fixing up the home, yesterday was my 45th birthday (new age group beckons...) and my wife took me out for a surprise lunch at a 2-Michelin-star restaurant - incredible meal. Then the evening saw the first of a series of talks I'm organising for my club, to try and educate coaches and younger athletes. A friend who is a great historian of the sport gave a talk on the evolution of the mile (get "3:59.4" by John Bryant, it's brilliant...John knows Bannister et al, met Wes Santee and everyone else in that story). Frank Horwill turned up - he's the last of our great coaches from the 70s and 80s still alive, and taught Peter Coe how to structure track work. And two former national XC champions from turned up and agreed to be panelists for the next one. We all enjoyed a modest beer or two afterwards. If we can keep these talks going, I'll be getting a large dose of motivation every month (as will our younger athletes...).
Today was back to 'crazy' but I squeezed in my sessions in the gaps: 12 miles of 'kitchen sink training' including a 1300m time trial (my coach's idea to see how my 1500 fitness looks - managed 69 pace which is good enough), lots of hill drills and 1.5m of tempo.
Now for some of that fabled 'sleep' stuff....
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