feeling sick now!
13.37 miles for me this morning in 2hr and 4 mins. Was hoping to run 14 miles, but I went flying at mile 12.5 and literally landed on my face, so curtailed my run slightly. Knee and right han and right boob sore, ego battered but otherwise ok. Can't believe that I went out in snow and ice and stayed upright throughout, and chose to fall over in stupidly busy part of my run today . Also managed to slip down the stairs yesterday and bruise my backside and elbow, was hoping to do parkrun but called it off due to feeling sore - really not having a good week, fingers crossed that it gets better for next week.
Speedier sal well done on your run this morning, and good luck with your core exercises they will really benefit your running.
Susie great running yesterday. Its very difficult sometimes to organise runs around life and partners etc.
B&T good luck with stretching and icing hope that your shins stop aching.
Dee fingers crossed that you will be back out there soon, and feeling like your old self without coughing and spluttering.
Well Longleat 10k done and dusted alarm went off at 6.30am had my usual toast and a cup of coffee for breakfast then up to do my stretches by this time it was time to get changed to go we were out the door by 8.10am the journey down was uneventful and the sat nav did it jobs and got us there we arrived 9.10 and by the time we queued up for the loo and wondered back to the car to put our numbers on then back to the loo for the O/H it was time to make our way to the start
i did ask the O/H if she wanted me to run with her but she kindly said it was time for me to have a go for a PB so as i past the correct pen we parted company was only stood there a couple of minutes before the race got under way
The 1k was a steep climb up hill followed by a nice run down again i did my usual trick of trying to catch the person in front and for a while chased a very speed lady before passing her on the next steep climb had no real idea of pace although i did look at the Garmin and try to keep it in the 8m/m range
7k came and went before i knew it and the km seem to be flying by 7 to 8k involved the same steep climb that you had done on the first 1k which did mean however there was a nice downhill run to the finish
Couldn’t’ contain myself when i look at the time on the Garmin as i crossed the line for it read 49:26 a new PB by 3 minutes and my first ever sub 50 minute 10k just down loaded the splits they were as follows
8:57, 7:12, 7:44, 7:58, 9:02; 7:15 giving me an Avg pace of 7:58m/m
then i wondered back to the point where you start the second loop and waited for the wife to pass quick visit to the loo and back to the finish to cheer the O/H home she did so well considering the hills coming in a time of 1:18:43 to set a new PB imagine what she could do on a flat course that’s was at least 5 minutes of her previous time although this wasn’t chipped just done of the clock time
If you go back to the last time she did a race with a chip time back in 2011 she’s actual just under 16 minutes faster
Thanks B&T it did come as i pleasant surprise as i really didn't think i was that fast i thought it was more like 8:30 pace
B&T - I have the same problem of not losing weight (a la Toby) despite running. I'm obviously over-compensating somewhere!
Toby - another 15 miler done on Friday I see - well done. And great improvement on last year's time over same distance. You're better than you think!
(((Dee))) - sorry to hear about cough/cold lurgy .. hope you are feeling 100% again soon.
Susie - well done re Fri's 11 mile run. Hope we can manage to meet up at Swindon HM. I think your sister is wrong - route does have uphill stretch but not Liddington Hill .. unless it's changed into an off-road race!
B&T (again) - I know what you mean about Cricklade, Chippenham, Malmesbury all having some appeal. As you say, could be a busy September! Sorry to hear shins are sore.
Sal - well done re yesterday's 6 miler. I think I need to start using MFP again as I am obviously taking in more calories than I realise but don't know where from.
Dee - like that shin split stretch. I did an ITEC massage/anatomy/physiology course in 2010 (passed with credit) so should have remembered. But confess, I looked it up. According to my textbook "Shin splints is a rather loose term that describes pain in the shin caused by activities like running. The tugging of the medial border of the tibia by the fascia covering the soleus, gastrocnemus muscles and other muscles, caused the periosteum to rise up from the bone with resultant inflammation"
(((Lisa))) - have to agree re running in the wind being the worst (and most tiring) to run in. Well done re that 13.5 mile run but sorry to hear you fell over towards the end and now have sore knees, hand and boob (ouch!). And then slipped on the stairs later and bruised your bum and elbow too! (ouch! ouch!). Hope you are not feeling so sore soon - are you playing count the bruises in the shower in the meantime? Toby (again) - just read on and seen you managed a new PB at the Longleat 10k - well done and very impressive running. And congrats to Mrs Toby for her new PB as well.
No running for me yet - ankle still a bit stiff and doesn't feel 'right' so resisting the temptation to get out for a run. I had a bit of a surprise on Saturday - went round the side of the garage to discover one of the large trees had blown over in the wind (no broken branches but unable to get it back where it was stood before). I have had to prune it back rather severely - will try to post photos on FB soon.
morning all well 10 mile for me yesterday and 5 today then a short 4 miles recover run on the treadmill Wednesday whole run took me 1:35:52 Avg pace of 9:24m/m so very pleased
there is only one disadvantage to running this quick i get less weight watcher activity points so actually have to do more exercise down another 1.5 pounds at the weigh in yesterday putting me down to 10st 10lbs which is good in some ways but not in other as i am now supposed to be just maintain the weight loss so will have to increase my food intake slightly till i get it right
Toby - more good running going on I see - well done.
Dee - glad to hear you managed to get out running again and it was okay.
I'm crawling up the wall with not having been able to run (is it only a week?). I walked into town yesterday to order a new passport(*) and it felt fine. So I'm thinking, b****r it, I'm going to run on my treadmill later or tomorrow and see how it goes. On Fetcheveryone I've set myself a target of 500 miles this year and it has a useful graph to track progress. I couldn't help notice my 'miles done' line is about to dip under my target line
(*) Slightly surreal conversation in the post office yesterday ..
(Postie) Going anywhere nice? (Me) We're off on a cruise to see the Northern Lights (P) Been on a cruise before? (M) No, first time (P) Don't forget to pack your dinner jacket! (M) It's not that sort of cruise - its a car/passenger ferry that travels up and down the coast of Norway (P) Oh .. so you don't have to get dressed for dinner .. (pause) .. Errr, no, sorry, that wasn't what I meant!!
5 miles done have to say i am looking forward to Thursday as it's a rest day what with the race on Sunday and going to the park run Saturday to keep the O/H company and the run tomorrow I've now run every day since last Thursday legs are beginning to say enough, enough
well got the 4 miles done but it was a close run ting the settee nearly won
Toby well done on you and your missus's PB's, good stuff
Dee I didn't know that sweatshop had running clubs attached - kind of makes sense - really wish that I could be part of an inclusive running club, as it sounds good being able to run with others.
B&T I hope your shins are not too bad after your 7 miler yesterday. Foam rollering is torture - I feel your pain.
Mel I am a nightmare to live with if I can't get out for a run - just ask my hubby
Well apart from having bruises in a variety of places and in various shades, I managed a 6.5 miler yesterday, and have been out for another 3 miler this evening. The wind is back - I hate running in the wind it feels sooo much harder. Am hoping to get out for a 4 mile run tomorrow and then possibly a parkrun on Saturday followed by a LSR on Sunday - but am feeling pretty shattered so some adjustments to plan may become necessary - repeat mantra, must not be a slave to plan....
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