Ok here goes
Wow that's really impressive!!
I started about 4 weeks ago as well and I am only just running 2 mins and walking for 1 minute outside, a little faster on the treadmill and run/walk 3 times a week. So I am well impressed with your 1/2 mile!! Well done! I am doing the Race for Life at the end of June so just hoping to be ready to run it all by then
wow well done MnP - you really are such an inspiration!! you've achieved things i cant even begin to imagine!!
big hi to everyone in thread - hope you all doing fab with ur running!!
Keep on running Mick
Just got back from a 7 miler myself, rather warm out plus a pack of chavs drinking booze under the road bridge to pass, twice.
Hi all, haven't posted for a while, I started running last August and 3 weeks before Ed mara I have had a motorbike crash and ended up with injured leg, cartlidge damge to knee. Looks like I could be out for a wee while. Things were going so good I was thinking about aiming for a 3 30, I had to pull out of GER and was aiming for a 40 minute. Road to recovery starts when I see knee surgeon later this week aand he tells me what is wrong and what can be done to sort it.
Well done mick your story is heart warming
Hmm i think this'll be a annual event being its convientant for visiting the relations too. Very handy having somewhere 15 mins drive away on a day as hot as this, espcially when i knew there was a paddling pool in the garden for the kids.
Had agreed to collect Little nemo off of RW from the train station on the way over and got there a little late but i had little kid problems (namely they were wanting to show me things like the wordsearch they'd done) then got to the mara HQ just before 9 with the car temperature gauge having risen from 18 to 21 in the 15 mins it took to get there. Not a good omen really.
Parked up and gathered stuff from the car and made our way over to the leisure centre where on going inside it was pretty easy to spot Mr Yellow and Mrs Yellow. Handily having the fetch top on i became the fetch beacon so to speak.
Outside a little before the start to gather with the peeps from RW and get in the photo as well as attaching camelbak and ipod. Mr Yellow was somewhat late on arrival and was then boasting about his low HR for the start of the race. I dunno i bet it wasn't that low later on eh .
Off we went at the start at a fairly steady and decently slow pace (this is a first for me) could tell it was gonna be a warm day even now and when i stopped for a pee in the corner of a field a little after 2 miles it was a case of a quick decision of run walking it as it was getting hotter by the minute.
It was getting hotter and hotter as the day progressed and i was soon down to run wal;king 11-12 min miles but still managed 1:50ish for 10 miles and 2:30 for halfway some how. Was going along with one of the 100 marathon clubbers that Shades probably knows (Pauline).
Got to about 15-16 miles in and reverted to walking only with the very occasionaly 'run' to loosen the legs up as it was just simply to hot by now. It was hotter than London 2007 as far as i'm concerned. Was also suffering from sweating out lots of salts i think as the quads were aching a fair bit, could just be lack of training too though.
At some point aaround 21-22 miles i'd recaught up with the Little nemo again ad we walkedc the rest off the way back apart from running in from the 26 mile marker. Didn't hang around long at the end as i was hot as hell, got my for goodness shakes milkshake (chocolate naturally ) got my goodie bag and t-shirt then back to the car and to my Uncles to dive into the pool.
Car was saying 28 degrees on the drive back which sounds about right as the tarmac was melting and going very springy in places. Had a shower fairly soon after getting back and damn near blinded myself with the salt on my forehead stinging my eyes.
Vegged around until later in ther afternoon and had a BBQ. Then once the little kids had buggered off went for a short walk with my cousin and his girlfriend before having a early night. I was blooming knackered by then. Was up early and set off at 6 to get back here to be in work on time at 2. Sat here sneakily blogging right now
Time for the splits, not that they are good, then a little summary of the run.
Splits9:469:5810:4511:0110:4711:1311:3012:0412:2611:5411:4012:2013:5811:3311:4413:5713:5713:3914:0313:5114:2114:2414:0015:5315:2915:575:27 for last 0.41 mile @ 13:12
Total 26.41 miles in 5:37:49
Completed it despite the heat.Drank loads during and after and was pleased to be peeing and probably rehydrated properly inside 3 hours of the race finishing. Carried on drinking heavily for several hours afterwards.Can still walk fast even in the heat.Had some good heat and long distance experience.
Quads were aching early on, whether it was cramping or lack of training i have no idea. Still hurt somewhat now but at least if i move around they ease off and aren't as bad.Suffered from the heat quiet a bit.Seemed to have a achey stomache around 18-22 miles no idea why but increasing the drinking from my lucazade filled camelbak seemed to sort it out.
All in all so far i seem to have minimal aches and pains (a little early for DOMS to appear for me) and feel reasonably fine and awake. Have a slight case of sun burn but if i'm stupid enough to go out in that heat with no sun cream on its my own fault tbh.
hopefully it'll be somewhat cooler for this weekends district double.
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