They're all too fast in the other thread!
Hi Guys and Girls, I have just come back from my long run.
WOW! astonished myself. 12.4 miles in 1hr 49 mins. Averaged 9.13 min/miles and 10 of the miles ranged between 8.3 and 8.55 min/miles. I was surprised I never was out of breath once and found it pretty easy with the exception of a really achy hip joint for the last 4 miles but kept going. LOL I did the last half mile in 7.47 min/miles just for measure.
Just checked my mates Iphone and his says 8.49 min miles.
Now where's that beer!!!!
That's awesome. Well done.
Well done Samantha. See the thing is my attitude to running has literally changed within the last three weeks since joining the club. I feel I have gained more in the last three weeks than in the last 4-5 months.
Before I ran the run this morning I didn't know what to expect. We all build ourselves up in such a way that when we do the run everything changes.
My goal is to optimise my speed in all areas from 5k to a half marathon. I am doing the 10 mile Thanet run on the december 3rd along with a local ditton turkey run soon too.
I do however think that running has suddenly taken over my life.
Keep sticking at it and you will get there, there's no doubt about that. Just keep pushing yourself. I still find it hard when I am out of my comfort zone but sometimes in the end this is the best place to be.
Me and my friend have decided that the next run we do is to run from iwade (sittingbourne, kent) to faversham and then find somewhere which does a mean fried breakfast and then get the train back. Just need to map the run.
One thing I did find out today is the importance of not running off too quick. WoW what a difference that made.
Oh and by the Samantha don't worry about fancying a drink at 1.30pm. I am busting for one and normally would have started by now if it wasn't for the fact I don't have any in the house. LOL
Yeah running with no buddy is hard and not very motivating. Defo join a club you won't look back for sure.
Snap I am just about to have my first beer and can't wait. I have put 4 in the freezer to cool. Sod it I am going to drink my first one warm I need it. LOL
another one here thinking that it is definitely time for a well deserved beer
but Graham i notice you first mooted the idea at shortly before 10am . sun not quite over the yardarm then maybe but after that great strong run I am not surprised you felt like celebrating/rehydrating with a cool one.
Sam I know it is tricky trying to fit runs around kids, but you are currently showing that it can be done.
did my last longish run before the half today (6.5miles) felt ok and now, inspired by Graham and Sam, i am going to see if I can find my hubby's beer stash, he has gone golfing so cannot object.....until he gets home, by which time I will have drunk it
walktallkate, LOL that's funny. Plenty more insipiration coming over the next few months. Glad your 6.5 mile run went ok. Yeah drink all his beer!!!!
2nd beer down now onto the vodka!!!!!!!!!
Wow, well done all! Both on the running and the drinking front. I may even break open a bottle of wine later, but right now I have to revise for Tuesday's exam. Wine will NOT help
Parkrun this morning, felt good and think I did the second lap faster than the first (no watch so just a guess). I was two seconds away from a PB - two! I could have made up two seconds anywhere! I'm going to take my watch next time I run, but that won't be for 3 weeks as I'm volunteering.
A painful ankle reminds me to call the physio on Monday but I'm still happy
Carpathius, I hope you are ok.
Well done guys.
well done guys, got my 2nd ever 10k run tomorrow in ashford, so had a rest day today!
Graham you are quickly turning into a speed demon!! Well done.
Carpathius nice and consistent parkrun times - however I know exactly what you mean about those (blasted) 2 seconds . Hope your ankle holds up.
WTK well done on your 6.5 miles glad you felt ok running it, what half are you doing?
Sam it is hard running alone hence my eternal quest for a running club!
Andrew good luck on your 10k - will look forward to the race review
Decisions I am not good at, and now I have a big one to make again. I currently work 9-5, Mon - Fri have done for the last year - which has been good for home and family life. Also working these hours has enabled me to be able to plan my running and fitness etc. However I have now been offered a job which will involve going back into the hospital to work 12 hour shifts (both night and day). I feel that this is my true calling but am worried that it will mess up my running. My current job therefore is good for my running and home life, the job that I would be going back to is part of my identity. I have until tomorrow to make the decision !!
Follow your heart with the job, if you happy in your work life then your running will find its own time to fit into your life!
Shift work does play havoc with running however lots of people (excluding me) seem to manage it okay but then they do tend to have a stable shift pattern which seems to only happen with police, fire service & other similar jobs so I'd say don't let that be a barrier to something you want.
Lisa, tough one, good luck with that. Are you a nurse? If they have offered you the post does that mean you are in a good position to maybe negotiate fixed days?
it sounds like you have been keeping your options open re running clubs, that is good for flexibility if you go in the shift work direction. I am a nurse and have done both rotating (for that read random..) shifts and fixed day 8-6 type work. both have their advantages and disadvantages.
I am running Birmingham half next week . Starting to think about and plan the logistics for the day!
Kate I am a midwife, however the last year I have had a specialised role working with disadvantaged pregnant teenagers which has resulted in my main focus being child protection and safeguarding thus I feel like social worker. Am really missing the clinincal component hence my desire to go back into the clinical field, but at the same time really don't fancy the shifts again as they screw up my body clock immensely, however the fact that I am even looking is telling me that my current role isn't right!
Back to running - LSR of 9 miles this morning, had to stop and stretch out my back at 6 miles as my muscles were going into spasm, think it was probably due the cold, therefore run felt a bit rubbish, but I completed it in 1hr 30mins. Its amazing how some days you feel like a 'proper runner' and other days you feel like you are just plodding along
Andrew, hope the race went well - looking forward to report.
Kate, good luck
Lisa, I can see your dilemma! No advuce but good luck and I hope the decision you make works well.
I want to be a nurse, have applied to uni but heard nothing yet. Exam on Tuesday for my Health and Social Care Certificate so hoping if I pass it will help me get on the degree course.
I'm annoyed at the moment because I have been trying to arrange a day off work so I can run the Southwold 10k (it was my first ever race last year). I find out today I can get cover only to discover that the race is full. No waiting list, no on-the-day entry. Bugger.
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