feeling sick now!
well the 10 miler never happened combination of hard week at work (4 x 12 hour shifts) and daughter being down for the weekend and it being the first time I've seen her since September and wanting to spend some time with her
the whole family's off in a minute for the Santa's on the run fun run it's only a 1.5 miles but a lot of fun as I've said before
B &T the Santa on the run went OK lots of fun had by all there were about 600 Santa's all in all even think my son enjoyed it though he'd never admit it and you look very fetching in your Santa suite
Susie - Not to far from Abingdon but Oxford parkrun will be closer, will probably have a go Feb/March time.
Dee - What a honour to represent an area. I'm quite the opposite (not so good at short distances) my best racing distance would be half marathon last 16 months though have concentrated on marathon distance and got my time down, so the coming year is going to be about 5 & 10K's.
Well done on the Santa runs Toby + Family and B&T.
B&T - Good luck with the Marathon Plan.
Sat - Was intending to do Intervals 8 * 600m at 10K pace minus 40 secs, never quite got to the pace required but close. Sunday packed a bit more and tonight will be a tempo hilly run.
Take care all
well 5 miles for me to day cold but sunny with a bit of a head wind heading out Brighton training starts in earnest next week so really must get out for some thing longer than a 6 mile run this week just to make shore i can still do it
family of Santa's
Excellent photo of the Toby Family - one for the Christmas cards this year!
My legs were KILLING me after Sunday's dash - haven't run any proper hills for ages. Staggered out on Monday for a 4.5M recovery run, then a 3M tempo run this morning becuase it was a lot colder than Ithought it was and I was Freezing!
Dee Meaeing well done to you it is a nice feeling when you know your improving and even more so when someone else it a acknowledge it
I see it's a week since I managed to get on here Just been reading back and good to see lots of training has been going on and some santa runs have been done (great pics btw).
I got out last Thu evening for a 4ml run. I wasn't able to run at the weekend - was busy on Sat morning with chores then we went to Bristol in the afternoon and saw the WNO's performance of 'La Boheme' at the Hippodrome on Saturday eve. Sunday was out as well - travelling back from Bristol then straight round to the neighbours for pre-xmas nibbles and drinks with other neighbours which went on longer than planned.
On the plus side I have been out for two pre-breakfast runs this week (go me!). It's a short 3.25ml route around town which I treat as a tempo run. Tue was a bit rubbish (33:50) but today's was better (33:04). The weekend is looking a bit busy .. we have the grand-children coming to visit on Sat and are off to my cousin's on Sun (pre xmas family get-together). However I have a cunning plan! Mrs Wm is out at the theatre tomorrow and will be back late. I will be having a ready meal so am planning to go out for a longer (5-6ml) run straight after work and will eat a bit later than usual.
Well finally got out for that 10 mile run i been saying i must do no idea of the time as the Battery in my Garmin went flat just after i started i knew it was low as it had flashed up a warning when i turned it on but was hoping it would last
Doesn’t really matter as i had already decided to keep the pace slow any way and this paid off as i didn’t really struggle too much which was a surprise after yesterdays run well Brighton training kicks off officially next week so the runs will be getting longer
Seems a tad quiet on her at the moment.
Must admit I'm glad I haven't sighned up for a spring marathon.
The kids had a day at the new School on Friday and had a really nice day meet some new friends, which was a great relief to my OH and I. I went to my new head office then meet the team that I will be in charge off, everything went well. We popped into house and we are very pleased with what the decorators have done, they should be finished just before Xmas so all on target. Oh and had lunch at Burford garden center (Do you know it Susie)
Running wise haven't done much but been doing my 3 quality days going intervals, short tempo & long tempo, have got a 10K on Sunday so hoping the weather will be O.K this week, I hear we may be in for a cold spell though.
Busy here but did my last race of the year this amreally was going for a pb but didnt make it by 10secsso 1:02:15 but nearly 4 mins quicker than the same race last year so def have made some progress during 2012.Today eveything going fine until the 4th mile as course took us around a very exposed airfield.Last section for almost a mile was straight into the wind,the wind sock was horizontal so hard work so pretty pleased with time considering 4th mile was 10.47 m/mthe other miles ranged from 9.40 to 9.58
Good thing is my slower runs are feeling really good so have targeted a 5 hr VLMTraining to start after New Year
AH,I know Burford Garden centre really well.I have a friend who lives in Gloucester so we meet up there as its about halfway.Burford and surrounding area is lovely and more hilly than nearer Oxford.Are you goung to be living nr Burford?
Hope everyone well.Yes a bit quiet here but everyone so busy.I love Christmas but its so hectic.The children are busy making their Christmas hats at the moment as have to wear a hat they've made for Christmas lunch at school
Evening all! Mad busy here, but have been getting out running when I can. Well done on nearly getting a new PB Susie - and great to have taken 4 mins off last year's time!
AH - glad plans all seem to be going well - may they continue to go smoothly! Best of luck with the 10K next weekend.
Mel - Sounds like you're having a very busy and sociable time!
Dee - great to be getting better, and to have it acknowledged!
Toby - well done on the 10 miles. Annoying when your garmin gives up mid run. Training starting for Brighton - eekk!
I've sat down tonight and looked up a plan for Brighton. Found a Hal Higdon one, 18 weeks which seems like a good idea - 2 weeks longer than this year's plan, so a slower buildup will hopefully mean less likelihood of getting injured this time! Trouble is, having worked out the dates, like Toby I see it starts tomorrow - EEKKKK! I might jump into week 2 actually, so that I have a week in hand if we go away at Easter next year.
Sounds like a good plan (I think!)
well it was my first official training run for Brighton today my week 1 should have been 5 Tuesday 6 Wednesday 5 Thursday and 10 on Sunday but will do what i have done for the last couple of years and swap the days so the runs are done Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday with the two longest runs done on a Monday and Friday (MWLR done on a Monday and the LSR done on a Friday) were possible
so today was 6 miles for me which took just over an hour and looking back is about the same as last year at this point so looking good for those 29 seconds
Dee & Susie - A couple of miles from Burford going towards chipping norton, Wychwood is the kids primary School and Burford secondry.
B&T - So which Hal plan are you doing - I quite like his plans.
Toby - A good start towards Brighton.
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