feeling sick now!
Firstly well done on everyone getting their training in this weather.
Susiebe - Yes Right by Shipton. Very good 20 miler.
Lisa - Will be interested in your Hadd training. Can't blame you for doing some tempo runs near your HM Seems like your long run went well by using HR.
Dee - Well done on Chippenham entry.
Toby - Must be start of taper for you.
No races planned so I'm not running in this weather. Lightweight yes
CW taper starts this week to a point with just 14 on Friday then it drops right off next week
I'm back in the UK (got home on Friday). I just wanted to pop by and say hello. I will catch up properly over the next few days and see what everyone has been up to while I've been away. Northern Lights cruise was great apart from catching the stomach bug that was doing the rounds of the ship
I went out for a run yesterday - the 2 week break (apart from a 2ml treadie run on ship) don't seem to have had any adverse effect as I was able to do just over 6mls with only one (2 min) walk break.
And I MUST get some race entries sorted before too much longer ..
well was supposed to do 8 yesterday but life got in the way and so only ened up with time for 5 so will have another go today
weight loss has become a problem well not so much losing it as maintaining it dropped another 5lbs today which put me at 10st so that's 3st 7lbs I've lost since i started
but on a more serious note i am now 7lbs under were i want to be and i having already up my pro point allowance to 48 the leader of the meeting put it up another 2 points to 50
it's not that i'm not eating with what i packed away over the weekend i should have at least stayed the same as last week
oh well will need to try harder this week
People have been asking why we've brought the cold weather back with us from Norway. Snow over there is 'normal' and they are geared up for it. They drive with (studded) winter tyres and its just business as usual for them on the roads. One tour guide commented on how they had only had 1.5mtrs of snow instead of the usual 2mtrs or more.
I'm able to report I'm now a convert to thermal underwear! Am still sorting through the holiday photos - will post a link to them once I have finished in case anyone wants to take a look.
Just completed a mega catch-up session .. well done with your long runs all you mara-funers and enjoy your taper weeks after all your hard work.
B&T - have now seen the photos of you in your costumes (and I know who Windy Miller is). Chuckled at the comment about corset uncomfortable but bustle lovely to settle back onto.
Dee - I've decided 'shirt runs' are where the slower runner hangs onto the shirt-tails of the faster one in front (remembers Chippenham River Run with B&T). Well done re Reading HM result. And a big woo-hoo to your post about getting a mega-donation for your charity after BBC South broadcast!
CW - glad to hear you have found a local running club.
Sam P - congrats on completing your first HM - great time too!
Jess - good to see you back
*waves* to everyone else
Dee hope your LSR went well today.
Toby now that you will be reducing your mileage your weight loss may ease off and you will just maintain then?
Tempo 8 miles for me today, including 6 miles at race pace averaging 8:16 min/miles felt fairly comfortable. All other runs this week at about 70% of max HR, mileage up to about 35-40 per week, slowly increasing to avoid injury.
Happy tapering to all who are running marathons over the next few weeks
Sorry not to have been around but life’s been hectic with having to be in work early every day ending in an 113/4 hour night Wednesday trying to fit the training runs in and having to go car hunting on Friday as the wife has changed jobs and won’t get home in time for me to have the car
running wise did 8 on Tuesday and another 5 on Wednesday then my last longish run of 14 miles Friday this just now leaves me 3 x 5miles 1 x 6miles a 4 and a 10 and this time in 2 weeks I’ll be waking up in Brighton can’t believe I’m coming to the end of yet another 18 weeks of training i was only ever going to run one marathon
Hope you're all well. I have read back, but I can't remember what I've read so if I miss it out / mix it up - really sorry.
Ahh Sal - I think I may sign up for that City 10K in July - fancy that. I have the 1 mile open water swimming in Salford that month so will check the dates. Think I'll go for the Stockport one though. Glad you love your new house and hope you can get a routine going - it's difficult isn't it.
B&T / SusieBe1 / Toby - wow! Amazing running, good luck with your last bit of training. The thought of running that distance now frazzles my head, let alone my legs ha ha.
Mel - ahh sounds amazing - would love to see the Northern Lights (not Blackpool!). Sorry to hear you got a stomach bug. Hope you're OK.
Well I've been continuing with the running club and doing my gym programme and it all seems to be working. I've nearly lost 2 stone now since January (managed to put on a stone during marathon training last year), and I'm much quicker now - so feel like I love running again now I've got a bit of speed. Stil slow, but a much bigger improvement for me. Been doing the parkruns and just started the running clubs 10K training programme ready for the Sherwood Forest and Manchester 10K. Then I bump it up for 10 milers and Half Marathon's in the summer, plus the Open Water swims I'm doing too. All good though. Feeling like I've got my mojo back.
Other than that - work is shockingly bad. With all the upheaval to Media City in Salford, it's meant we're very quiet till it all settles down again (I hope). Thankfully the running / gym / swimming has really help keep my spirits up (weirdly - usually it's vodka) so fingers crossed work will get better soon.
On another note, my little stepson has been coming to parkruns with me and now loves it. He's decided he wants to be a sprinter when he grows up
Hope you're all having a wonderful easter
ps, Susie - I'll donate this week Not forgotten xxx
went to W/W today much better result back up to 10st 8lbs so am now were i wanted to be was a naughty boy over Easter as the chocolate got rather a beating but hey it did the trick
running wise got the 5 and 14 done last week and then 15 with the O/H on Saturday went out today and did my last LSR of 10 miles so now i have nothing over 6 left to do before Brighton
Jess - lovely to hear all your news (though I have the advantage of keeping up with you on FB!).
Toby - chuckled at you giving the chocolate a hammering over Easter. As I said before, enjoy your taper weeks.
Mrs Wm and I had a lovely walk at Avebury on Sunday (7 mls) - would make a nice off-road run in the summer for something a bit different. We walked from the circle to Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow, then back via East Kennett, the first mile of The Ridgeway and the green path back to Avebury. We had some well-earned cake and coffee afterwards (resisted the lure of The Red Lion!).
Yesterday I ran my 7.2ml route through Cirencester Park (including Big Bertha Yvonne!). Those gloves I said I couldn't find? They were in the bottom of the small rucksack (the one I had already checked several times).
B&T - glad you enjoyed your ski-ing. Am over the cruise bug now - took several days (and a couple of good night's sleep) before I felt 100% again.
*waves* to everyone
It's my birthday today (61 years young - though I don't feel that 'old' IYKWIM) so let's celebrate ..
Happy birthday Mel have a great one
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