feeling sick now!
well 8 done very wet and wind swept miles for me today time wise the run took 1:16:30 and looking back is about the same as last year mind you the pace went from 9:30m/m to 11:30 in the last mile as i hit a wicked head wind so it may have been quicker
Toby well done on the weigt loss - you must look very much like a racing whippet now
A supposedly easy 3 miler for me this evening followed by a pilates class. However it felt like hard work with the head wind and the rain, was quite pleased that my plan was only a 3 miler! I am hoping that the weather improves for my 7 miles planned for tomorrow evening but somehow I doubt it.
Yet another catch-up session after a few days away
B&T - sorry to hear about recent car troubles. Are you still drumming fingers waiting to see Gore baseball cap? Keep drumming! Wow, just read on and well done re (longest ever) 15ml run - v. impressive! And then a very muddy 7mls too - turning into wonder woman by any chance?
Susie - well done re Fri's long run. If you are planning to do Swindon HM I'll do the same if that's okay? Might do Cricklade 10k as well. I really must check the club's list of races.
Toby - well done re various running lately including that 20ml run - sorry it was so cold for you on that one. And huge well done for reaching your target weight.
Dee - yay! to your (longest ever) 9ml run And great to hear Sweatshop run worked out okay (liking the sound of the goodies too).
Lisa - I see your planned 12miler on Sun worked out okay - well done.
Sal - re comments about beanie piccy - aw shucks, thanks!
Cotswold Wolf (aka. AR) - welcome (back!) to the thread! As you've said to me in the past, you'll soon regain your fitness.
I managed three treadie runs last week. Wed was the best one but I cut short Friday's one. Tried upping the pace again but felt a pain in my right calf so stopped there and then (no after-effects thank goodness).
I didn't manage to run last weekend but did the club run on Mon eve (was v. windy). Some people more friendly this time (good sign!). However, while running with a group I didn't see a pothole and turned over on my left ankle. But despite that I still managed to complete the run (4.7mls at 10:20 mm pace which was a nice surprise). It's been a bit stiff since but seems better today - no damage done and am hoping I'll be out running again by the weekend - will try and do 7-8mls.
Mel hope the ankles Ok
Well lots of running has been going on since i last read this thread...well done to everyone..Wtnmel rest that ankle here hoping its ok..glad the club is a little friendlier..B&T rather you than me running on slippy mud its bad enough i find walking the dogs with my wellies on on the muddy tracks round here..
Toby, amazing weight loss, well done!! was you allowed to have a special donut you know the ones i mean...could you save some points..the hardest part now is maintaining the weight loss are you going to continue to go to ww for this...?
Well i dont know whats come over me, i did half hours running on the dreadmill last night and another half hours running tonight, again on the dreadmill...i dont like running in the wind, i once had really bad trouble taking a breath once and it scared me so im a bit dubious now....
Yes b&t marathon training does tire you out big time but the rewards for running one does fill you with pride and achievement so keep smiling....
I just couldn't breath going into a head wind once it was so strong it literally took my breath away I had to turn around and stay calm then I kind of ran sideways until I turned out of it ...didn't enjoy it ..
Hi Yvonne yes will keep going now I've hit target i apparently i become a Gold card member which means as long as i stay with in 5lbs of my target i don't have to pay to go to meetings
must say i struggled a little the last couple of days as i think all the training i done over the past 6 days caught up with me as a result i was particularly hungry and ended up going over my allowance i may have to ask the leader if i need to up the points allowance to give my self a chance to refuel proprtley
Yes good idea toby the last thing you want is passing out on a long run especially when you sometimes go with mrs toby too..
Thats why like i said earlier i found it easier to lose weight before xmas when i wasnt running as running makes you feel so hungry...even just doing the 2 little dreadmill runs over last few days i noticed last night and night before my tummy was rumbling before bedtime unheard of in the last 2 months without running..just had to ignore rumblings and go to bed ..porridge now is very welcome...
Yvonne thats very good of you i think that if it had been me with the rumbling tummy the tummy would have won
Quick ankle update - not so noticeable today and yesterday so improving quicker than expected. Might even manage a jog-ette at the weekend at this rate!
Mel good news about the ankle and glad that the running club is more inclusive this time round.
Yvonne I am pleased to hear that marathon training is tiring, I am feeling pretty shattered a lot of the time - I guess its the increase in mileage. May need to look at my diet to ensure that I am fuelling properly.
I have decided that running into a wind is the worst weather to run in. Went out for a 7 miler yesterday and found it so tough. Only lasted 6.5 miles in the end although I really wanted to turn around and head home a 4 miles. It really made me doubt my abilities to run Brighton HM let alone the full BM
However managed a quick 3.5 miler today, thankfully wind was not quite as strong and felt better throughout the run, so here's hoping that we don't have gale force winds the day of the races.
B&T good luck on your 12 miler tomorrow.
well 15 miles done today it was nice to go out in the sun although the wind did take the temperature down some what the whole run took 2:22:51 with an Avg pace of 9:28 so nearly down to what i need to get that sub 4hr at Brighton although they do say you LSR should be done a minute slow than you intend to run
have to say i was a little disappointed with my run yesterday as i felt i struggled somewhat but on refection perhaps it was only natural when i looked back and thought well if you take in last Fridays run it was coming of the back of a 51mile week
And then i got the biggest surprise i was comparing yesterday’s runs to previous runs i done of that length on the Garmin web site and happen to notice this
Week 8 LSR Brighton Fri 3 Feb 2012 1:10pm time 2:35:56 distance 15:13
Brighton 2013 week 8 Fri 1Feb 2013 1:13pm time 2:22:52 distance 15:10
Turns out i was 13:04 faster over the same route as last year so hay just goes to show i don’t know a good run when I’m having one
Dee sorry your not feeling well hope you get better soon
11 miles yesterday and park run this amOH now away for 10 days so had to fit long run in yesterday and a quick park run before he left this am.
Lisa,great another marathonerSure you will be fine,will the marathon follow some of the HM course as good if you can picture the course before.I know what you mean about being tired,though I am quite tired most of the time(from night shifts)so just a bit more tired than usual
B+T,well done on the 12,great running weather today so hope you have a good run this weekend
Toby,you're doing really well with your running and weight loss,really well done.the times prove my point
Dee,hope youre soon feeling better
mel,would be good to see you at Swindon.I cant really commit til nearer the time,to make sure OH going to be in the country, but sure it will be OK.Would be good to meet up before or after the raceMy sister lives in Swindon and was telling me 'you do know that the HM goes UP Liddington Hill'
have a good weekend all
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