GULP just entered my first half marathon

feeling sick now!

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02/05/2013 at 07:43


think you've earned some time off Toby

no ballot here either

Lovely sounding baking going on.

Missed Mondays planned run -serious case of CBA and then got home from work work too late last night to make running club. Decided to run on my own but only did 2.8m as ankle bothering me from where I bashed it on the dishwasher!




02/05/2013 at 07:58

Well my first run on my wish list will be booked later a local 10km on the 12th june...and ive persuaded my eldest daughter to run with me too ...weve been going out 3 times a week for the last 4 weeks now as she wanted to start running again so weve been taking it steady and ive been doing a long run on a saturday too and cross training in between ...tonight she wants to go to 4 miles as we have been on the 3 mile mark for last 6 runs!!!

she always suffers from stitch everytime she runs and no matter what she does it always appears any ideas to stop this would be welcome as it puts her off trying for longer distances although she ran the local half 2 years ago and had it for most of the run...

02/05/2013 at 20:33

Yvonne - funnily enough my daughter always says she gets a stitch when she runs with me. She's way faster than me, maybe I go too slow for her??!

Short run today, up to the polling station then round the village. Still feeling the effects of giving blood - hopefully I'll be recovered by next week!


02/05/2013 at 21:15

Beautiful evening here so decided on some hill reps in the park. When I got to my hill some guy had beaten me to it!! ggr. Had to make do with an inferior hill

got home and husband confessed he'd missed the Sainsburys order cos he was in the garden. Really peed off now and we have NO food. 


02/05/2013 at 23:13

Husband forgiven.....the very nice Sainsburys man came back

03/05/2013 at 07:53


04/05/2013 at 08:53

Bridge run was awful, had no energy, ears nose and throat were streaming and sore. Not had a run like that in ages, woke up this morning and I think someone has fed me razor blades over night  no running for me this weekend. Hopefully will be well enough to start 10k training next week. 


Sal - glad the nice sainsburys man came back

Yvonne - I think it's breathing technique that causes you to get a stitch (well that's what my coach used to tell me all those years ago)  I'm sure if I'm wrong someone on here will correct me and quite rightly so. 


Hope you all have a great long weekend

04/05/2013 at 09:14

Dee get better soon

04/05/2013 at 10:27

Oh dear Dee, hope you're better soon. Lots of Vit C.

tempo 2.6 this morning during ballet, ave pace 10.25 so pretty much spot n. Footy season finishes next week so hoping for a summer of parkruns. 

Friends for dinner tonight


04/05/2013 at 10:30

Oh, and another 1lb off so 10lb2 this morning

the running club May challenge is press ups 3 sets of whatever the date is so working up to 31 x3 gulp!

04/05/2013 at 21:11

Evening all

well race gear shorted number pin on and timing chip through the shoes laces will be up at 6 tomorrow have breakfast about 6.30 and out the door by 7am like to get there early and bet the queue for the loos

I'm in with the big boys tomorrow white wave never been in the white wave before I’m normal red or green should be good for a laugh trying to keep up with some of them tomorrow

Speediersal welldone on the weight loss I've now manges to lose all the weight i put on over my holiday plus a couple of lbs so I'm now down to 10st 4.5lbs

Edited: 04/05/2013 at 21:14
04/05/2013 at 22:07

Toby the white wave ???!!!! oooooooohhh..youll be finished before the second wave it really a year ago i ran with you and you got me my first sub 1 hour 10km of 55 mins

Dee get well soon

Speediersal i need your resolve re the weight loss, im in the ive ran today so im eating chocolate today brigade at the moment ,and i know to lose weight i shouldnt be doing that !!

Band T hope your feeling less fduzzy after giving blood

Me i managed to run 9.15 miles today started off with sunshine but really windy then got too hot then it started to drizzle ( all the walkers i passed were making for the cover of trees) and cooled me down, was lovely, then the sun came out and dried me up ....i was likened to a gazelle today ...running over those tree roots again and this lady said i looked like a gazelle leaping over them and couldnt believe i was actually running as she was having trouble enough walking on them...but us runners are a hardy bunch and tree roots and rain dont stop us ...

05/05/2013 at 08:51

What a lovely compliment Yvonne. I am sure I look nothing like a gazelle when running

good luck Toby

05/05/2013 at 14:13

Afternoon all

well Bristol 10k done and dusted an i am now the proud owner of a new PB according to my Gamin getting around in 46:16 taking 3:08 of the time i set at Longleat early this year a beautiful day for running sun was out but the was a nice cooling breeze at times

Split wise 7:33, 7:32, 7:26, 7:27, 7:17, 7:01 with an overall pace of 7:20m/m

Yvonne your have to show me and Poohbear your leaping gazelle when we next go for a run together

05/05/2013 at 18:21

my leaping gazelle looks like someone who is trying not to fall on her bottom or twist her ankle while running over tree roots  

my god toby how fast are you running right now ....what speed work are you doing 

05/05/2013 at 18:29

Throat feels better today  thanks for all the well wishes. 

Toby - well done on your new peebee. 

Yvonne - I'm just trying to imagine a two legged gazelle 


Going to try and get up early tomorrow and attempt a 40 minute run. 

05/05/2013 at 19:25

Well done Toby, fab time

Can't decide whether to run tonight or in the morning ...

05/05/2013 at 21:30

i would of likened myself to bambi when he first tried to get up ...legs everywhere ..... but hey if i get told im a gazelle ill take that ....mind you tree root running is good for coordination and quick footedness ...

oh dear i seem to have eaten lots of cake today  my daughter made carrot cake for her rat show there was some left when i collected her so a slice came back with me i also had a galaxy cookie crumble cake bar and i made a sponge cake with left over cream cheese frosting and jam in the middle so i may run twice tomorrow the morning before work and again with my daughter after work....

05/05/2013 at 23:18

not really doing speed work as such my training pace has got quicker over the last couple of years when we first ran together i was training at 10 minute mile pace now it more like 8:30 to 8:50 and my race pace has always been a bit quicker than my training pace any way

but i bulit this up over a few months trying to keep it going for longer each tme first on my MWLR and then on my LSR on a Friday

Edited: 05/05/2013 at 23:20
06/05/2013 at 07:07

thing is im running over trail right now as the marathon id like to do in September is trail .... and i know you run a little slower on trail ....when i ran the last mile on saturday on the road it was 9,54 pace and i think if i pushed it i could of got it quicker .... ive seen a training plan that includes a fast mid week run at mp that you build up over the weeks and try ultimately running for 90 mins at mp so may try and do something similar after a run on Wednesday with my daughter 

mind you it would help if i could lose that stone but i need to stop eating cake first ... 

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