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26/10/2011 at 16:31

God how many times does this site go down

Silver - lol @ Hal Higdon swedish running style haha I like that

I intend to do naff all tonight I am shattered  get out of here at 5, home, chinese takeaway, shower, PJ's, chill infront of telly......lovely

 Have a good evening you's lot

26/10/2011 at 22:11
It's been down for a long time today. Very frustrating when you want to have a quick catch up although I don't think anyone's been able to post anything anyway.

Booey - glad to hear you are having a rest at last. You deserve it and it shows you are only human afterall!

My body aches after last nights run but strangely its not my legs but my shoulders and neck - what's all that about? It's not helping having disrupted sleep as my 4yo has suddenly started coming into our room in the early hours. I put him straight back but it's still a break in sleep.

I really enjoyed the speed work last night. I often feel like running faster or even sprinting in places but I'm conscious that if I have a long way to run I need to conserve energy or I may not get back home.

Definately coping with the longer distances better now and feeling stronger all the time.

Which Garmin do you have Booey and which one have you ordered Stripes? I like the idea of recording my mileage at the press of a button. My IPhone app is good but it's a pain to control. The 305 or 310 look good but they aren't cheap and I noticed a 610 which seems smaller and lighter but I could have a week in Spain for the price of this one - without the family that is! Keeping my eye on eBay to see what comes up.
26/10/2011 at 22:26

Hi Silver,

I've ordered the 305 because it has been around £115 on Amazon for a while but when I checked on Monday it had gone down to £100 so I ordered it before it went back up in price(I've noticed this happen before on Amazon)

Your club runs sound good, I've arranged to go for a trial run with the Peelers next Tuesday, already really nervous!

I started to get an Ache in my right shoulder late on in my run last Sunday, hope it doesn't happen again,  I guessed it was to do with my poor running form as I got tired, not sure?

Suarez did the biz tonight

26/10/2011 at 22:28
Good news about the Cardiac Review Mal
27/10/2011 at 08:01
Morning Stripes. That seems like a good price for a new one as some of the used ones are coming up at that price on EBay. I'll have a look today as I think it could be useful and the wife and kids want an idea for a Christmas present so that would just about work price wise.

Great news about the club run. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I still feel a bit nervous even after 3 weeks but the faces get more familiar and to be honest I talk to anyone given the chance. Even if it's a bit awkward at first that all dissappears once you start to run. Remember we will want a report so you have to keep to it.

I'm going to have a look at the Peelers web site in a min. Are they on Tamworth?

Saw Suarez scored 2 last night. I'm guessing he was on good form. Quarter final draw on Saturday I think.

27/10/2011 at 10:17

Silver - I get the shoulders and neck aches aswell on a longer run.  When I feel it coming on I start rotating my head and move my shoulders up and down, just generally try and move around more of my top half.  I have been told I need to relax more and also make sure you focus your eyes on 100 yards ahead rather than down to the ground or up in the sky  I have noticed recently its not been as bad so hopefully I am doing something right

I have the garmin 305 got it off ebay £70, seriously if you can get for £100 on Amazon thats a bargain......is it really that cheap??? I have never seen one new under 200

Stripes - great news on the trial run next week, go for it you will never look back

Wanted to get away at lunchtime today but my boss is off sick again so here till 5   off to Newquay early 2moz morning though yippeeeeeeeee

Wanted to do a shortish run this afternoon. but guess I will have to use the treadmill when I get home

27/10/2011 at 13:21

Hi all,

Yeah Booey, I got it for £99.97 to be precise, not come yet though  

I read something similar about looking not down whilst running. I tended to stare at the floor a lot but am trying not to.

Have a great weekend. Hope the weather is good so you can attempt the ten miler.

Silver, yeah the Peelers are from Tamworth. Quarters draw is usually on the Saturday but not sure, anyone but Man City at the moment!

27/10/2011 at 13:45

Thats an absolute bargain and you will love using it  well I do anyhow

I think its instinct to look down alot when running to see if anything is in your way, but yeah it doesn't help with neck ache at all

Thanks I will report back on Weds how it went

27/10/2011 at 13:50

I can't wait to use it, got the 305 because of the big screen, sign of age eh

Attempted some Yasso 800's last night, first two reps were easy, started to struggle on the third, was in bits by the end of the fifth. Will attempt to get to six next week. I did them on the treadmill(3.45 for each 800 at 8mph, 2.15 recovery at 5mph) but may attempt them outside once I've got the Garmin.....goes downstairs to check for approaching post people

27/10/2011 at 14:12

Afternoon all!

Not sure what Yasso 800's are Stripes but they sound like hard work.  Is it another Hid Halgon thing?  If it is he's got a lot to answer for if you ask me.

With my growing confidence I have been thinking about attempting a 15K some time soon.  Putting aside the boredom of running alone I think I could stretch to it.  Only problem is finding 90mins or so of free time and working out a suitable route that brings me back home and doesn't finish 15K away from the house!  That would be a long walk home! 

As a half marathon is near enough 20k I'd be really chuffed if I could make a distance of 15k.  Only thing is, having not run one before and knowing Reading HM is not until April do you think I'd be peaking too soon?  Maintaining that level and distance for the next 6 months won't be easy.

Stripes - I found the £100 Garmin on Amazon this morning.  I'm tempted but I think I'll wait for your feed-back before committing to one. (Not that I don't believe you Booey - just like a second opnion)  Had a look at the Peelers web-site by the way appears v. professional and its got a good membership so you should have no problems fitting in.

Booey - have a great weekend and good luck with the long run in Newquay.  Hope the weather stays good for you.

Off to research Hal Higdon and Yasso's now so I understand what the heck you lot are talking about!

27/10/2011 at 14:44

No idea what they are either  come back Stripes and explain all pls

Personally Silver I think a 15K would be peeking to soon, I only say that as you are not able to get out very often so stick to doing maybe 10K when you get our on your alone runs.  BUT only you know how you feel etc and if you have the time then give it a go.  This is where a garmin would help as you can check half way distance and then just turn around.  What I tend to do after doing a certain route for so long is think ok I will extend to here and then check when I get back how far that is, rather than stick to an extact distance of 10K etc

27/10/2011 at 14:46
Silver, Ha Ha. I prefer Hid Halgon to Hal Higdon Maybe we could all collaborate on a book under that pseudonym? Chapter 1 - Nutrition, we recommend six pints and a kebab as the ideal evening meal before a marathon.
27/10/2011 at 14:48
On a serious note, I think 15k is a big jump, why not try to extend a solo run each week by 1km. I do mine on a Sunday but it can be any day you could fit it in?
27/10/2011 at 14:52
It is a form of speedwork for Marathon Runners. I know I'm not aiming to do one but thought I would try it anyway. Pick your aniticipated finish time(3hr 45mins, yeah right ) and you should be able to work up to doing ten reps of 800 metres in the respective Mins and Secs(3min 45secs) with a recovery jog in between. Thought I would try it out on the treadmill last night and managed five reps at that pace which is equivalent of 8mph(my crappy treadmill doesn't have kms)
27/10/2011 at 14:58

Stripes if you want to check whether the price of anything on Amazon is at it's lowest point and how long it's been there you can use this site to track it. It will even notify you if something you want reaches a price you set:

http://camelcamelcamel.com/

I checked for your watch, this is the link to it:

http://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Garmin-Forerunner-305-Wrist-Worn-Personal/product/B000FMQ296

You almost have the best price it's ever been on there, it was £95.53 in July.

27/10/2011 at 15:00

Your points are well made my friends and you are right I'm getting totally carried away thinking I can just run an extra 5k.  Im comfy with the 10k distance but another 5 is probably a leap too far.  Given that I can only get out for an hour at a time on a Sat/ Sun morning I'd have to run like Mo Farah to do 15k too. 

 I'll keep it as my medium term goal and keep extending a km or so at a time as you suggest Stripes.  It may help if I join the peeps at the club when they do a Sunday morning run as it will encourage me to go a bit further -although last week they did 12m cross country!!  A bit far for me although they did have 4 pints and a Sunday roast at the end which may be all the incentive I need. 

We could add that to the nutrition chapter of the Hid Halgon book Stripes. 

One question I think the book should definately discuss is 'flatulence when running in a group - should you or shouldn't you let it out?'  Its certainly seomthing I have to consider when I do the club runs on a Tuesday.

27/10/2011 at 15:03
Chapter 2 - Pace - when doing your first Marathon try hard to run it all flat out   hahahaha
27/10/2011 at 22:59

Thanks Mal, that site is excellent. Will bookmark it whilst I remember

Silver, I think the wind question depends whereabouts you are in the pack? At the back I don't think its a problem

Booey I like the concept for Chapter 2 - no need for any complicated training schedule!

I'll start calling the big publishing houses in the next few days.

28/10/2011 at 11:07
Thanks Stripes. I like your thinking. Next time I feel the need to let it out I'll slow down a bit and let everyone else get in front.

Did your Garmin arrive yet?
30/10/2011 at 19:37
Must find my motivation. It seems to have taken a dive. On the plus side I have a happy family. How are you all doing? Lots of running done? Hope you've all had a nice weekend.
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