They're all too fast in the other thread!
Bola Zudd wrote (see)
I had a 8mile run planned yesterday, but only managed 7and a half because I just ran out of juice. My legs felt heavy and I just felt too tired - it was quite hot too! Should I be thinking about taking on board something other than water now as my time long run is around an hour and a half? Does anybody else use bars/gels in their run?
I think there is some sort of running god that puts you in your place. As soon as you think you have achieved a milestone and start believing you are doing better you go out and have a nightmare.
I ran over 9 miles in 90 mins on Sunday felt ok and more optimistic for my half in October.
Went out today admitedly started nights last night and feel sh**e and had a bad ear which is causing ringing and a feeling of wanting to decapitate myself but all excuses aside.
21 mins and even without my brain having anything to do with it my legs just decided to stop.
That's put me back in my place.
You had a good run on Sunday though - 10minute mile at that distance! It's no wonder you felt tired today!
Have a rest day and I'm sure you'll be back on form
Am going to try a sports drink on Sunday with my long run, thanks for the advice x
Wish I had taken my own advice this was the first time in ages i didn't bring a drink and missed it. Was really thirtsy.
susie b - dont give yourself a hard-time (why do i feel i should listen to my own advice!)
i only did 10k yesterday and seriously suffered today.....i dont know from a high you get thrown down......perhaps bola is right with a rest day. x
Your not too far off that speed with your 10k speed.
Last post was for plod.
Thanks Beanie your right it's exactly what I would say to everyone else.
Thought I'd come and bore you all with my fantasy training programme in preparation for my first half mara in November. It's purely a fantasy and will prob never happen but hey - a girl's gotta dream...
Tuesday: run to or from work (6 miles)
Wednesday: lunchtime 30mins spin class
Thursday: run to or from work (6 miles)
Friday: 30 mins lunchtime on the tready - intervals/going faster etc
Sunday: long slow run (but they're all slow i hear you cry!). Currently can do 13k - building this up by 1k a week.
And if manage to follow this programme and I'm still not rock hard and a size 10 at the end of it I'm giving up running goddammit.
it's good to have a plan plod.
Something that has been on my mind thought I would share with you all.
The reason I took up running was because the idea of just putting on your trainers and going was cheap didn't take much time and no hassle getting to the gym etc. Just get out there and run.
As you start setting goals it seems to take longer and longer to get ready. First set the garmin or other gadget HRM if you have one. Tape up the blister spots. Just bought an Ipod arm band came in the post today.
Prepare drink. and because i run alone I got one of those road id's. So now it's not as quick as it once was getting out the door. Also because of previous injury I am now going to pilates/yoga 3 times a week for stretching and not saving on the gym either.
Don't get me wrong not complaining but from doing something that was not supposed to take up much time it hasn't worked out that way. When I am not running find myself admiring all the expensive running gear in the shops.
Oh yes and also on the forum also.
Just off to the gym now for yoga.
You both put me to shame - I barely manage 3x per week!
Went for my 'fartlek' today - have just discovered that I have one good and one bad leg! My right leg is strong and even when I'm tired I can still raise it and plod on. My left leg is like its poor cousin - I can't get it moving and it feels heavy when i try to add any speed This explains why my right knee has had a few problems!
Anyone got any suggestions? I might start a thread on this and get some ideas.
plodmonster wrote (see)
I'm with you! lol
susie po wrote (see)
because i run alone I got one of those road id's.
Not sure exactly what you mean about one good leg and one bad can you explain it more.
Road Id I just heard of it on another thread and found it in google. I got it from the states and cost £11.00 it has a metal disk and you can put what you want on it.
I just started a thread ('Dodgy leg') in Health and Injury...
Basically, since I started to add speed to my training, I'm noticing that my right leg is quite strong, but my left tires easily. I know it sounds strange but I can lift my right knee to pick up speed and add a few longer strides, but my left won't follow suit. Almost feels like its barely leaving the ground??
Sounds odd doesn't it and I've never actually noticed it before - until the last few speed sessions! I know I've always led with my right and it must take the strain because its always my right knee that I have problems with. Any thoughts?
Have you had your gait checked? Maybe your legs are uneven, I have read on other threads about visiting a podiatrist and getting inserts for your shoes but I am not really sure. Hopefully the new thread will help you.
oh dear. i feel like a fraud on this site today. instead of my scheduled run i'm eating ice cream out the tub with a glass of wine.... so much for the fantasy running schedule!
It's nice to have a day off and indulge.
prefer big bag of crisps with my wine though.
have you run to or from work then or does the new plan start tomorrow?
It is just an arm band with your details on contact phone number DOB blood group any details you want really. "Google it"
i appear to have accidentally bought a garmin.
the cheapo one though - not teh super super one.
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