The Cake Runners Athletics Club :-)
phantom - I started using my hrm this autumn and now use it on every run. Ok, now I run almost every run as a slow run, but using it does make me stay at the right level of effort for 'slow', and when I have done tempo runs, intervals (not very often) it has also guided me to the right level of effort. I wouldn't be without it. I ran my last half marathon in it, but totally ignored what it was telling me and ran much harder than normal (probably why I have had ankle problems I imagine). I was very chuffed to have been able to run at >85% for the whole half though, never thought I would be able to do that.
Now, just have to remember that if I want to race hard I need to do some training at race pace as well!!
that sounds like sense maths lol
I put that on because AF asked but its great that you use one too.hows your fitness today?
oh chili - bad news about the teachers! I am guessing they are at primary? I know how disruptive it can be, hope the supply teachers are good ones.
Wishing I lived in south now so I could join you all in June!!
cake today at work was nice - a sponge with pink stuff on from the cheesecake shop and mince pies. Slightly disappointed at the lack of home cooking, but it is the first week back and we are all shattered. Nothing else gets us through the week better than the thought of 'cake friday'!
Welcome jshrew! I like your cakes! Well done for getting a London place.
Phantom - those straps are surprisingly comfortable aren't they. I didn't really understand what I should do with the info though. I keep meaning to read up on it.
AF - great photos. Looks like a bloomin steep hill! Well done with that. And the convict's costume looks fab. (I couldn't copy my race photos either - but mine were copyright.)
Loula - Are you taking lots of vit C and echinacea? (sp?) I'm sure having today as a rest day was a good idea.
This evening I did another 5.33 mile run with hubby who has started to talk about joining me for the Istanbul marathon in November! We both have plenty of time to train. He is already talking about how he will train when I'm in England in the summer and he is here alone.
Well, a busy weekend awaits. My 7 year-old son has his first swimming competition tomorrow and Sunday. He is very excited. Daughter has swimming training and then will go to her best friend's house for a birthday sleepover. Somewhere in the middle of that I'm going to try and run but it may not be possible.
Anyway hope to be back later.....
foot feeling loads better - the massage the physio gave me seems to have worked wonders, still not 100% but really feeling more positive. Struggled a bit in terms of 'feeling fit' because I am so tired after just a couple of days back at work! I think it is the lack of sleep and having to get back into the routine! However, didn't really feel as if I was struggling either
bumped into the mum of one the kids' friends and had a chat about running - seems she is as slow as me and wants to do a triathlon - they do a couple of sprint triathlons in my town, based at the local leisure centre so may target one for the end of the summer for a bit of fun, would be nice to do it with someone as slow as me. I think I will go and watch one first to see what people do in transition. I wouldn't want to waste time in transition but am very aware of the need to be wearing a sports bra when I am running!
Jude - sounds like an exciting weekend ahead
If you go to the training section on here there is a lot about heart rate training and what to do with the info
I do find that mine digs in and rubs on the flesh between my ribcage on long runs, have bought some bodyglide to try to combat this!
jude, you and hubs are doing so well!! thats be great if you were here in june for the south downs...im very tempted as itd give me a bit of insight in time for the 50miler...chili, im being a bit think here but im assuming the north and south downs are similar in terrain???? or am i being REALLY thick and they are very different?
gosh thatd be great time of year to do another mara AND with come of the CRAC team too
jude , i havnt taken anything except paracetamol..will be ok im sure. just feel a bit off colour, and i suppose ive started worrying i wont be ok for the mara now.....am really excited about it and just want to do it now though!! *boingy*
hope you manage a weekend run jude, sounds like a fuly packed weekend for you all!
chili, miss llb has got 2 teachers this term and i find it really annoying. i never know from one day to the next who it is between the 2 ....and then if one is off there is a stand in which means 3 teachers! ....daft
Sorry, it took me such a long time to write my message (lots of interruptions) I missed loads of messages imbetween.
Chili - bad news about your girls' teachers As Mathschick says, I hope the supply teachers are good.
Mathschick - I'm sure you'll get back into the swing of things soon. The beginning of term is always a bit of a shock for me. Here in Turkey we only have 2 terms and they are about 19 weeks long. The summer holiday is 3 months for the kids though! For teachers it's only 6 weeks as we have to come back for seminars etc (Big waste of time!!) but I suppose we are getting paid for that.
22.01.12 Gloucester Marathon (LLB)
13.02.12 Valentine’s run Southwater (AF)
19.02.12 Brighton HM (AF)
22.02.12 Tunbridge Wells HM (Spartak)
04.03.12 Eastbourne HM (AF)
04.03.12 Frank Harmer Memorial 10K (Phantom)
04.03.12 Steyning Stinger HM (Spartak)
05.03.12 Chichester Priory 10 K (AF)
11.03.12 Bath HM (Matt)
17.03.12 The Mighty Deerstalker Night Race 10K and then some… (Gastank)
18.03.12 Surrey Tempest 10 mile (AF)
01.04.12 Sussex marathon (Mathschick)
? April Bursa 15K (Jude)
15.04.12 Brighton Marathon (Spartak)
15.04.12 Rock and Roll HM Edinburgh (Franny)
29.04.12 MK Marathon (ByEck)
06.05.12 Three forts HM (AF)
13.05.12 Votwo Kamikaze The final sortie (AF)
27.05.12 Edinburgh Marathon (Franny + Gastank)
27.05.12 Northants Ultra 35 (LLB)
09.06.12 South Downs Marathon (Chili)
01.07.12 Marathon leg of Outlaw Ironman Nottingham (Chili)
11.08.12 NDway ultra50 (LLB + Chili)
19.08.12 Isle of Wight HM (Jude)
22.09.12 JW Ultra (LLB)
? Sept Maidenhead HM (Angel)
21.10.12 Great Birmingham HM? (Ecky)
21.10.12 ABO Marathon (LLB, Spartak, Chili, Franny, Angel, ByEck, Matt, DJ)
11.11.12 Istanbul Eurasia Marathon (Jude)
Nov Druids (LLB + Chili)
Jude Yazicilar wrote (see)
Here in Turkey we only have 2 terms and they are about 19 weeks long.
Loula, I'm really hoping that they will be similar terrain! And I know you are very keen to extend the miles, but in the interests of this thread title 'Just a little bit further' do you think we could start with the 50miles Ultra's before attempting 100! lol. But seriously Loula I think you could do it if you chose to build up that far. I don't think I could. Physically or mentally. I really hope to do the Druids two days of 30 miles each. But I am going to struggle to fit in the training for the Ultras this year, I can't see that I could ever manage to do the training for 100.
Phantom - the south downs are inland but run paralel to the south coast from Winchester to Eastbourne That's where the marathon what we're talking about will take place just north of Portsmouth.
The North Downs Way begins at Farnham, Surrey and makes it's way across countryjust south of London until it reaches the coast at Folkstone and then does a big loop round to Canterbury. To my mind they are both very south but one more east and the other west, but there you go....
Hope you have a good weekend Jude. And all the best to your lad for his first swimming competition.
Jude - I had forgotten I have entered the Sheffield HM on 27 July - will be my first 'mass' event - I have tended to stick to the small local ones before so I might love or hate it, but I bet I won't be alone at the back, and for once won't be one of the last finishers!
I have my eye on other races, but want to tackle the 'big one' before committing to the others!
brill hilly 10k 1st April
maxifuel 10k dorneylake windsor 15 April
Stockley Park 10k 20 May
Grand Union Canal half marathon 11 Nov.
Thank you Jude
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