Lurking no more!
Yeah the site has been down
Depends how far you are running re the rest. If you follow a schedule you don't rest everyday and its the only way to build up your resistence. I am currently following the Hal Higdon Novice 2 Half Marathon Schedule am on week 3 at the moment and all is good
Didn't use my flashing lights last night was still light, prob will tonight once I get the Brooks Nighlife Cap with the flashing light in the back I will be the running chrimbo tree haha
Well Curly (husband) is home later from Weymouth, he entered Speed Week (Windsurfing) I am so pleased for him he came 1st in his group yesterday as they got the results this morning and on Tuesday he came 4th so I think he is pretty happy
Boo - I'll be looking for the glow over Bedfordshire from your flashing lights this evening Haha!
Your hubby did well - he must be good - I windsurfed a few times when I was younger but I just couldnt get the knack and ended up tangled up with the fishermens lines in the corner of the reservoir! that and i get really bad sea sickness which ruled me out of watersports!
Having this notification thingy turned off is not nearly as much fun is it.? I miss the spontaneity (sp?) of our chats and your witty sense of humour is not quite the same with an hours delay!!
Oh well, just have to go with it I guess - unless you fancy a job here?
Thought Id go mad on the smiley faces as I may not get many more chances today!
If its glowing over Bedford thats not me I am in Northants haha
Where is Stripes today has he been repremanded at work for abusing the internet
My running mileage seems to be down this month I have 11 days to get my act together
Oh its all the same to me in that part of the world. I'll look North that should be good enough!
Stripes has gone to ground today - maybe he's joined a real running thread like that other one you keep dissappearing to!
How many miles do you do a month? I try to get in 50k on average? Blimey that sounds a lot doesnt it?
I record it all on Fetch, hold on I will have a look
July - 43
Aug - 62
Sept - 59
Oct so far - 37
Thats all in miles
I think I will clock quite abit more by the end of the month as when I am away in Newquay for by Birthday I intend on running alot, gonna try hard to do my first 10 miles yulp!
Thats nothing at all compared to some of the real machines on this forum
You are a real runner, it doesn't matter what your mileage is as long as you enjoy it and don't forget I have alot more spare time than you. Just keep getting out when you can and try and get a race booked that will spur you along and putting the tights on of course
Really am looking forward to running by the sea
Nah lets keep the thread just as it is, my mundane days are far brighter having a chuckle with you we do talk sensible a fair bit haha
No idea what the real runners do a month but who cares
Have you tried the really fizzy haribos that make you pull that funny face when you eat one love them hehe
Right am off at 4
Don't forget to look for the lights northwards haha
Have a good evening
Hope you've had a good day. Didn't run last night, went to a gig in Birmingham and am like you Silver, don't run succesive days at the moment. Know I will have to eventually if I wanna step up but at the moment I am sticking to a vague interpretiation of a half marathon schedule I found which has two midweek runs and a longer weekend run.
Went out early afternoon and tried both a new route and some new gear. Proper running socks felt great but first go in the base layer top and felt very strange being in something so tight. Breathing wasn't so great and think it was because of that. New route didn't help, its amazing how you dont notice undulations when you are driving but it was a lot more up and down than I realised. 5.24 miles in total but boy was it a struggle. The highpoint was racing an old lad in his mobility scooter
Blimey Booey, ten miles? I am a long way from contemplating that. I have had a couple of short runs by the sea. Did two miles along the front when I was in Brighton just after I started running outside. Absolutely loved it. I also went for a jog in the Jardin du Luxembourg when i was in Paris for the weekend a few weeks ago. That was amazing, like a crazy running racetrack at 8a.m. People everywhere going in different directions. Great fun.
Love the story about trying to run with your son Silver
Am off shopping for Haribo at the Asda later on
Thanks for the welcome.
I stopped neglecting the children after the baby called childline with the power of her mind! The ducks were pleased, I think they were in on it!
Did a very little plod tonight, roll on Saturday. I'll let you know how I do but I'm aiming to finish at some point anything else is a bonus!
How long have you all been running? I feel like the newset newbie there is! (Not so glad I knocked you off the top spot Stripes!)
I think we will all go through spells like that. It sounds like you have got a tough job and added to your family commitments means you have a heck of a lot to fit in. I am self-employed and my business is struggling big time so I have plenty of time to slot runs in, hence me going out at 1.30 today. Every cloud eh
I do love Chinese food, I had another salad but am not far off my target weight so if I keep the running going I can ease the odd treat back in soon
You would have laughed if you had seen the sight of me trying to make the corner ahead of this fella, if he'd got there first I would have been stuck behind him all the way down a narrow street on the edge of the town centre(can't believe I ran so close to the centre by the way, I usually choose routes where there are as few people about as possible to laugh at me!)
Vaguely remember seeing a photographer near the halfway/finish area last week, had thought no more about it until I saw a report on the race in the local newspaper earlier. There was a link to a site with hundreds of photos of the race. My god I don't look pretty
Who is the comedy gig? I've been to hundreds of concerts over the years but don't recall ever seeing a comedian. My step-daughter went to see Lee Evans at the o2 a couple of weeks ago. He sweats as much as me on a five mile run!
Ha ha, to this day I still jokingly tell my Mum that I'm calling childline if she says anything I don't like.
You'll be amazed how small increases in distance covered build up until you suddenly find you are covering distances you never dreamed were possible.
I have had a treadmill for about 4 years but had only used it in a couple of short spells until May when I got on the scales after a few days away and was 14st 11lb, bearing in mind that I am only 5ft 7in I was horrified and knew I ought to do something. My treadmill plods built up until mid August when I finally plucked up the courage to go outside. So glad I did because I think the treadmill would have bored me to death by now. Running outside may be more difficult because the treadmill does so much for you but outside is so much more rewarding and as we are all finding totally addictive.
Even my trip to the supermarket this evening was dominated by thoughts of running. Got some of those Quaker Oats sachets, lots of wholewheat Pasta and most importantly a big bag of small bags of Haribos(not sure that makes sense)
Club run was good we did about 3.5 miles, one of the ladies has a hip problem at the moment so we said whatever she wanted to do we would stick with her, the other 3 did a couple more miles. I am defo going to invest in a head torch, lady had one on last night and it really helped us, lots of street lights turned off round here council cuts etc really not nice in places
Really glad I made the move to join 2 running clubs, getting to no people more now and feel part of the group. We have a club meeting next tues with DRR to sort out their annual race next year and also a chrimbo meal
Stripes - what gig did you go to and where? I go to loads of gigs especially in Brum and have done over many years, well into my music and have some abstract tastes. At home I have made a huge collage of all my concert tickets right back to when I first started. Also seen loads of comedians, took my folks to see Peter Kaye a few months ago, love him.
Oh and the little bags in the big bags of Haribos are ideal for in the pocket at races
The base layer shouldn't be so tight you can't breath Stripes
Silver - so when you running next? Anymore thoughts on a treadmill?
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