They're all too fast in the other thread!
Welcome back. Good luck.
Thanks HM4 glad your getting back into it despite the weather spring is a coming...
It's a permanent fixture. Hopefully I'll finally tame that sting in the tail incline in the last section. Basingstoke is a bit far for a parkrun for me now as there's one in Havant, however the course is evil compared to Basingstoke. It's thru Staunton Country Park and is more hillier than Basingstoke. I've got to be honest I'm very tempted to go as far as Bushy Park if I have a really good training spell but it will mean an early start.
Good luck for Reading. I'd love to do it but I hate winter training.
Brighton HM this Sunday and I have a cold . Dosing up on Vit c, Zinc and echinaechia in a bid to get rid of it, but feeling worse as the day goes on. Timing is horrible.
Hope you don't race. If you feel like that it doesn't sound like a good idea to.
Hi Gang! sorry, have been AWOL so long I just can't catch up on all the posts
I hope we are all doing well?
Me? well, only ran 8 miles in January (calf pain) but have just started again and have a target of 50 miles in February - almost on target. I've also decided to stop trying to run faster each month and have slowed down to 12 min miles for all my runs this month and gone from running a mile without walking to 3 miles already! My goal is to run an hour without walking by the end of April when I'll sign up for the Loch Ness Marathon in September (we need goals right?).
Daveo, was it you that was doing the 100 pushup plan? If so did you succeed? I'm on week 5 at hundredpushups.com but think I need to repeat it as am struggling now.
Promise to nip in (much) more frequently and hope to catch up with ya'all
Just had a look at that 100 push up plan & it looks good. Think I'll be starting that.
I decided late last night to run the Brighton HM run today, despite being under the weather. I dosed up on Vit C, Zinc and Echinacea all day yesterday in a bid to be able to run and I just couldn't face pulling out of it at the last minute with all the training that I have done.
Left my house this morning wrapped up as it was -3 and very misty and arrived in Brighton to beautiful sunshine - obviously it was still chilly. Being cold it kept my snotty nose at bay .
First 6 miles felt quite comfortable and I was averageing about 8 min miles - I ran 10k in 47 mins, therefore knew that I had gone off far too fast. My pacing for races is really rubbish - need to work on this. Miles 6-9 I was averaging aboy 8 and 1/2 min miles was tiring at this point. Mile 10 we turned around right onto the seafront and was running into quite a head wind at this point I was shattered, probably not helped by being under weather and going off far too quickly. Mile 11 I literally though I was going to vomit , but thankfully I held it in. This was due to having a couple of swigs of Lucozade sport - I don't generally have any sugar in my diet as I eat a paleo diet and I think my body just objected to it.
Boy was I glad when I saw the sign for 900m. I resisted speeding up until I was near the 300m marker. I crossed the line in 1 hour 52 mins and 1 second. Really pleased with the time especially as I am not well. Feel like death warmed up now and again full of cold etc. Probably not the most sensible idea to run with a cold, but glad that I have now run my first HM. Now work starts to get sub 1hr 45 mins !!
Well done, that's a cracking time. Hope you recover quickly.
Well done Lisa! that 1:45 will be easy when your well
Running really is addictive, despite still feeling pretty rubbish (thankfully I have the day off work today) I am already in search of my next HM.
Anyone run Paddock Wood HM as this looks like a good one to aim for. Will give me a about 6 weeks of training to see if I can get closer to 1hr 40something. Really must start doing speed work/interval training, as although I believe they are the devils work I think this aspect of training is what will bring the greatest rewards.
It sure is what brings the greatest rewards.
Well done lisa , congrats on your time and for being brave t take on the run and being down
I went out on a 12 mile training run on sunday and what a fantastic run , 12 miles in 1 hour 53 minutes i tried my utmost to do at a good pace , really enjoyed it temperature was just right ,however the legs are feeling it today , but a gentle recovery treadmill run tonight with gym work and all should be good. well now on the count down to reading HM , 1 long run left , 1 short run and then race day (17th march ) i dont think there is much more i can do now , just maintaine the fitness and stay injury free
Lisa, I hope you don't meet the DOM's tomorrow
7th Skip, well done on the run, that sounds well fast so you should be good to go in the HM.
Well, too much alcohol late at night is bad for you! Woke up this morning with a confirmation email from Baxters Loch Ness Marathon - apparently I signed up!
29th September seems an age away (almost 32 weeks) and think I'll spend the next 12 weeks working on my stamina before launching into a training plan. When I started running again at the start of the month I could jog 2 miles before a walk break and today managed 4 miles so things are going the right way. Am aiming for 5 hours but will revisit that in 3 months time (it could go down as well as up depending on progress).
Oh, and have the Isle of Mull HM in August so that could be good timing.
Hi all, not much running for me since the treadmill incident, been on holiday; we had our first parkrun and it was a great success
@Andi yeah, I've repeated a lot of weeks too, but getting a lot stronger and lots of good muscle tone too. I did 200 pushups in one session the other day, but haven't done more than 40 without a break yet
Now that the days are brightening up a bit, I'm going to switch to morning running, as of tomorrow morning!
Andi excellent news, about the Loch Ness Marathon, the HM would suit perfectly. Good luck with the training
Daveo good to hear that your 1st Parkrun was a success. Hopefully Spring is around the corner as it is so much easier to stick to plans for running then.
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