feeling sick now!
Evening all and apologies for such a long absence
Just back from a wonderful 2 weeks in Portugal and before that fell out with running for a couple of weeks partly due to the hot weather and partly due to a very hectic time at work.
So made a start this evening with a 3.4m plod with a friend and a few walking breaks for me. Going to try to keep focus on getting fitness back rather than worry about speed. We'll see....
had a rest day yesterday must get out for a run today
SpeedierSal hope you had a great time in Portugal we went there a few years back and had a great time
Sal - welcome back and good on you getting out there again.
Tempo session for me today - hopefully will have enough energy after work , new job hours are taking a bit to get used to.
Sal - welcome back and hope you get back into your running (I had a similar few weeks not running due to hot weather and CBA's but back to my usual routine now).
Dee - good luck with the tempo session.
I'm going to run after work today - planning to do the 'hill intervals' loop about a mile from home. A 1ml loop on either side of a dual carriageway, uphill one way, downhill the other.
well 10 miles for me today not the quickest I've done it in at 1:34:38 but it was a combination of a hard night at work and the temperature has gone up again making it far too hot to go flat out
Toby - still not a bad time.
Mel - hope you got out for your run.
Tempo session done 15 minute warm up run 25 minutes comfortably hard 10 minute warm down. Number came today for Chippenham HM - feels real now, forgot it's only 3 weeks away
Bristol is the same day Dee our numbers get sent out beginning of September though like you say only 3 weeks away .....I booked a holiday for July next year back in June everyone thought I was mad but here we are nearly September .....after Bristol I have cricklade half then swindon half both in October then marathon training starts hopefully I'll be celebrating a place in London too as well as brighton but this is the 5 th year for entering the ballot so I don't hold out much joy for getting in ....November sees me off to a spa for 2 nights my mum is 65 so 5 of us are going mum myself both my daughter's and my future daughter in law .....then Christmas .....
Toby - well done re 10ml run. Yep, it was warm
Dee - well done re tempo session.
Yvonne - have never understood how VLM ballot works having heard stories from people. Enjoy your spa break in Nov. And go wash your mouth out for mentioning the 'C' word in August.
I got out and did 4.5mls yesterday evening. Did a different route to what I had planned and water ran out by the end due to it being warm. But time was okay-ish (10:20 mm pace). I discovered when I checked this morning I found two more Gore-rillas last night (for the Fetchpoint game). But I'm already in the draw as I had collected my 5 Gore-rillas by the end of last week.
WTNMEL it's not my fault I mentioned the c word ...blame tesco they have the festive chocolate tubs for sale already complete with festive decoration on the lids ....was very tempted to start my c shopping there and then with some heroes now with added toblerone my fave ......only 5 pound a tub
12.9 mile run completed - 2h9m12s not bad for an LSR. Ran a different route to what I normally do, as there have been a number of attacks on women (of the sexual nature) where i usually run, and went along the water front and into a country park and ran around it using different paths and stumbled across (not literally) some commonwealth war graves. Didn't even know they were there, all very well tended and looked after, was really peaceful, very moving experience have made a mental note to run there again.
Yvonne - cant say that I understand the ballot either and as for the 'C' word auurrgghh!!!! Don't blame it on the choccys
Mel - well done on your run too
Yvonne - £5 a tub but probably five pounds weight gain too. And don't tell me you won't have eaten them way before xmas and will end up buying another tub I could just about cope with xmas if it wasn't for the likes of Tesco starting it so early. Drives me up the wall and means by the time xmas does arrive I am totally fed up with it all
Dee - well done re 13ml run - good time too. And always nice to discover new routes.
I did my 7.25ml route around Ciren Park and had a 'scare' on the way round. Garmin started beeping and displaying 'heart rate too high' message. It was showing 220 so I stopped and walked and it went down. Tried running again and it shot back up to 220. Walked again. Started running slowly. HRM stopped working at all then showed 120 when I was working hard uphill (normally 170). Stopped again, then showed 60 (heart rate is never that low, even lying in bed). Realised by this time the heart rate monitor was knackered and the figures it was showing were b******s!
trying to fill the blanks in Mel - balloons???
I thought the word was bulldozers ???
What a lovely sunny bank holiday
Spa weekend sounds like a lovely treat to look forward to Yvonne
Glad your heart is ok Mel!
great long run Dee. Scary about your usual route (be careful) but also good to find new ones.
Nice long dog walk today then ran/walked 5k with an old running buddy. Nice to catch up in between me apologising for being so crap!
Evening all! Just popping in to say I'm back sorry to have been absent, but I hate announcing to the world via the internet that I'm going to be on holiday! Had a lovely 2 weeks in Italy. No running, but plenty of swimming. Also plenty of carb loading practice - potato pizza anyone? Small panic that it's now less than 3 weeks to Chippenham - seen to remember this happens every year!
Just had a quick catch up. Sounds like some good running going on, some birthday celebrating, some old job goodbyes, holidays and Yet more running. I'm feeling guilty now - best get back to it tomorrow!
B&T myself and toby were just saying the other day you've not posted for a while ...glad you had a nice holiday and had just that a holiday!!! I can never understand why people still run and exercise on their holidays surely it's a time to relax and fully recharge your life battery ready for the onslaught of the next year until the next holiday ....unless your a celebrity and it's only a few weeks between each holiday!!!!
Would you recommend malmsburyhalfmarathon I know the weather was pants last year but is it a nice course?
Dee/Yvonne - ballooons or bulldozers? Hmmm ...must be a man thing
Sal - you'll soon find the fitness will come back if you get back into your running.
B&T - welcome back. I struggled around 7mls on Sunday (hrm monitor readings aside) so I'm sure I've made the right choice deciding to give Chippenham a miss.
Thanks for the Welcome back guys It really was a lovely holiday, but I really struggled around 6.87M this morning so I hope I've not lost too much fitness. This happens every year I run Chippenham!
Yvonne - Malmesbury was a lovely course, as long as you like little deserted country lanes. There wasn't much support last year, but then the weather was atrocious so I don't blame anyone for staying indoors! There were a few minor niggles with the course (like a small path leading back to the start / finish along which I had to battle against runners & families who'd finished the course and were heading in the oposite direction - many with umbrellas). But the course is well worth running, if only to spot the pub with the best name in the world ' "The cat and Custard pot"
Mel - I'm very glad it was your HRM that was going wrong and not your heart!!! Scary stuff! Oh and, of course you meant to say Bollards, didn't you?
Cricklade is a little like that if your a back marker ie run a half in 2 hours !!! I don't mind as long as there are markers and Marshalls so I don't get lost !!! Toby was thinking of slipping in another half, so a choice of 2 ,devizes or malmsbury half marathons as there are none in his part of the world around the time he is wanting to do one ...
Toby and poohbear came down last Saturday and we enjoyed a nice 11 mile run and a catch up over lunch ...I'm up to stay with them for the Bristol half in just under 3 weeks now eek
Welcome back all those that have been on their holibobs.
See the Mel fill in the blanks is continuing
only a 4 mile recovery for me last night, legs felt heavy, got back to the sweatshop to find that I had ran to fast again 37 minutes (cant even do that when I'm trying for a good time!) at least it explains why u couldn't manage the 5 I'd set out to do
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