feeling sick now!
CW - see you managed to get out again. Good to hear you may also do Swindon HM as it's not too far away. You remembered correctly - I am currently running in Saucony Guide 5 (website blurb says "Saucony’s go-to training shoe for runners seeking lightweight stability, the Guide 5 arrives a full 1.5 oz./40 gm lighter than its predecessor version! ProGrid™ foam running from heel to toe provides the ideal blend of cushion and responsiveness, and an 8mm offset encourages a smooth transition with less impact. Weight: 10.2 oz. / 289 gm") so presume that was what you meant?
Dee - well done re Sat's 6 miler. Hope next week's run goes according to plan and good luck in advance for your forthcoming HM.
Sal - welcome back. Glad you enjoyed your hols - shame about the bad weather on one run. Well done re new parkrun pee-bee. And those intervals yesterday ...
B&T - glad to hear those compression socks are working. Yay - another vote for Swindon HM - looks like it'll be the place to be in the autumn! Carry on using the tablet - will keep us on our toes working out what you mean!
Susie - welcome back to you too and well done re Sun's 14 mile run. Grrr to the price of those shoes not dropping again. I see its Swindon HM for you too then. I still don't remember anything other than long slopes rather than steep hills so don't listen to your sister (you're all doomed ....). But I'm going to try and find the route anyway.
Lisa - sorry you weren't feeling 100% for your race (and during it). Enjoyed reading your report and am blooming impressed with your time considering you were ill. I'd be happy to finish around 2h 15m (current best is 2h 30m). For my Bath HM's I printed a pace/splits ribbon which I wore on my wrist to keep me on track. Lo-tech (compared to Dee's phone app) but it worked a treat - didn't stop me doing the calculations after every mile though.
Re Sat's run with Yvonne - I'm usually by myself and see the odd runner out and about. It was so much easier with a running partner and we saw clubmates of mine 3 times in the first 3 miles - very unusual! I should have known better - didn't pack my running kit today as I left home with loads of time to spare. There were traffic delays near my office and I was 20mins late. So getting back in time for my club run tonight should be .. interesting. However, I know the route we are doing so worst-case scenario I can always end up chasing after them.
sorry Dave didn't make it very clear i started at 13st 7lbs and am now down to 10st 7lbs
I have a Garmin and set it up with the pace that I wanted to maintain on Sunday, which incidently was about 8.30 min miles. Despite it telling me constantly I was ahead of my 'virtual' partner it didn't slow me down - because my natural competitive nature kicked in and I ended up wanting to get in front of other people . I am hoping with more experience in running races that I will fight this urge and pace myself better, or at least not knacker myself for the last 3 miles of a HM!
Mel - Thanks I've read the blurb, just wanted to see how you got on with them to late though I have ordered a pair.
Toby - Once again fantastic weight loss you are going to smash your PB's this year.
Dee - Well done on getting your tickets.
Lisa - Have you tried training by Heart rate - may help with a pace issue. Curious that you are thinking about intervals, looking at your 10K race compared to your half race may be worth looking at building base (no criticism)
B&T - I may look the part (champion) but far from it.
5.5 miles done tonight HR suggested Marathon pace - actual pace was easy - long way to go yet!!!!
just 5 for me today and tomorrow
Dave no that's it now i will start maintaining the weight which is the good part as the amount i am aloud to eat goes up i just had a go and it came to 49lbs which converts to 22kg
Cotswold wolf criticism not taken but please advise as any gratefully received - these are my time splits.
8.08; 7.58; 8.04; 7.57; 8.13; 8.12; 8.09; 8.29; 8.44; 8.59; 9.26; 9.31; 9.13; 8.26.
I am up to 16 miles LSR generaly about 9.5 min miles I try and slow down but feel that running slower is more difficult. With regards to my times being a bit all over the place on Sunday when I have a cold it affects my asthma - hence I believe my struggle in the last 3 miles (also the headwind was really tough).
Any thoughts from anyone greatly appreciated
For heavens sake - my big dinner was FUELLING not furlong!!!!
Lisa - Cotswold Wolf will give you fantastic advise - I took 12 minutes off my HM time last year with his advice
Dee - ace - hope Reading goes well for you then! Chippenham will be a completely different kettle of fish from Reading...! Well done to your daughter as well for last night
8 miles for me today. Hanging around here NOT because it looks flippin' freezin' out there and I'm trying to get my nerve up, butbecause I had a proper breakfast this morning and I'm trying to digest it! (Honest )
Yvonne - I often get hungry when I'm running, and my tummy feels very empty and 'swilly'. So I thought I'd try porridge AND toast, but then realised I'd better let it all go down properly otherwise it would be all coming back up Managed to time it well, and after a bitterly cold start had a lovely 8 miles in the sunshine
well 5miles done it's a lovely day here even ventured out in a pair of running shorts for the first time this year have to say though OK as it was for a short run it's still to cold to be out for any length of time in them yet
Lisa - I love having my Garmin virtual partner to try and beat when I am running one of my regular routes by myself.
Dee - I'm planning on doing Chippenham too so hope to see you and B&T there. Don't blame you getting that app if it was free - I didn't have a smartphone at the time of Bath HM Hence the lo-tech alternative! Not a bad result getting free VIP tickets for Reading HM just for wearing your running shoes! Well done to you and daughter re Sweatshop run.
CW - I've had no problems at all with my Guide 5 shoes so hopefully you will find the same. Reminds me - really must get on and order another pair while they are still available.
Jonny M - welcome to the thread. Dee and I used to chat on the Inspire thread until it fizzled out and I told her where to find me.
B&T - sorry, shouldn't laugh but you mentioning dinner and furlong in same sentence made me think of current food stories about horsemeat - see you blamed your tablet for the typo! As mentioned above, I'll hopefully be seeing you and Dee at Chippenham HM. I see that planned 8 mile run worked out okay - sounds like the furlong beforehand was more than adequate
Toby - smiled at the 'only' 5 miles comment as you are usually doing much more than that. And I see you ran in your shorts - I saw a lady on Sunday out running in shorts and a top with spaghetti straps .. felt cold on her behalf.
Yvonne - despite me usually leaving an hour between breakfast and running I have the same problem of enjoying my breakfast again.
Well - last night's club run turned into a tempo run. I arrived at 6:35pm and they had already set off. I took a short-cut on the first loop and caught some of the back markers. Soon passed them and set off after the group in the distance. I didn't quite catch them on the 2nd loop but was really pleased with the splits for the 4 miles (9.11 9.38 10.13 9.21) and avg pace was 9.38 m/m. Not sure if I'll manage Wed's intervals session - as ever, will depend on the traffic but will make sure I get changed before I leave work.
Funny of the day: On Fetch, for a bit of fun you can make a note of things you saw on your run. A runner who lives near me said he saw a bullfinch, a canada goose and 23 naked ladies. I've asked him for the route details!
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