Anyone just starting out? (continuation of Newbies thread)
Well done Suzanne- I'm sure the bath was worth it!
Hadn't run for a few days (owrk, life, kids, weather etc...), but went out in the rain and wind today and really enjoyed it- a friend of mine said she prefers to run in colder, even wet weather, and I can see why...not going to make a major habit of it, but at least I know I'll be Ok when the summer's over (now??!). Did 5K in just under 25mins, so I guess the cold did some good!!
Suzanne Well Done!!! Great time there. Dont worry about the bath thing I always have a hot bath/shower when home and it doesn't make any difference to how I am the next day. I am definately no expert but to be honest ive not heard of leaving it 12 hours before a hot bath/shower. Ice baths are supposed to be best but to be honest I lasted about 20seconds in one and just had to have the heat. ha ha. Think a proper stretch out afterwards is best. Plus a good shuffle after a race is something to be proud of
Diane I was out in the rain yesterday too, it was great!! Thats a great time for 5k, your alot faster than me. I did 7.5 miles in 1hr 14 ish, but I was just covering the distance and not going for any time.
Suzanne & MDL - well done on a cracking couple of runs there.As for me, well I can run 5K again! This morning's less than stellar effort is the first 5K run I have completed for a very long time.(It's actually a bit over the 3.11 as I selected the wrong activity on my phone before starting - 10K! - and began to get a bit suspicious when I had got over the halfway distance but not had the instruction to turn back. In the end I made my own decision to turn back, but had to manually stop the application, so I took a few extra steps.)Extra info for anyone quietly smiling at my rather lowly time: all my runs since joining here have been along the same bit of canal towpath, which is a rough, undulating surface, prone to flooding and undergrowth, with several very steep climbs at the locks and, with this new 5K distance, a lock to cross over which has to be done slowly.I'm not going to leave it too long before doing a road 5K, just to compare pace. Anyway:-Run Time: 39:18Stopped Time: 0:00Distance: 3.16 milesAverage: 12:25 /mileFastest Pace: 7:52 /mile
You know, I do keep meaning to go further...I've got suck on a fixed distance and need to push on, and slow down...Yesterday, with the gait analysis stuff stuck in my head and something I read on 'tribesports' (anyone checked it out? good for personal challenges..)about keeping upright and straight, elbows in etc..I was REALLY concentrating on how I was running. Oh, and I had to keep avoiding low branches- this rain has made all the trees grow!!! ...Anyway all the ideas I had about doing a longer run went out of the window...boy, this stuff is more complicated than I thought!
Cheeze- I feel your guilt - never thought I'd feel bad about NOT running since tuesday!
EMM- the point is you didn't stop- well done, especially given the obstacles!
Claire- I'd love to work up to your distance- tomorrow I go for 6K...(well, it's a start!)
Mainly posting to bump the thread past all the nonsense spam. Spent the last half hour adding the spammers to my ignore list but it's never ending.
Anyway, 8-10 miles planned for this evening to make up for missing a few days this last week. My wife will be on maternity leave soon which will make life easier on my running schedule and I'll be able to get out more. I'll post back how the run goes.
I tried an ice bath once, didn't get past my ankles, I can deal with cold but that was like having knives stab at me. I'm no expert on the hot bath/cold bath thing but if you google around there are a lot of places advising against hot baths after a workout. I suppose it's down to the individual really, our bodies handle things their own way and differently to each other. I just know that a few weeks ago after a 10k I went against my own advice and took a nice hot bath, lovely and soothing, until I woke up the next day and could hardly bend my legs lol.
I will give that a try as if im like this when ive done a 10k what am i going to be like when i do the half marathon in oct. i will be crawling over the finish line lol as long i get over the finish line i don't mind about the stiffness or the pain as it will be worth it. LOL
Thanks for that and gd luck on your run tonight i hope to get out there on wednesday and do something. Do you think road running is better then the canel or grass running as i found when we were on the path i had more grip with my trainers then on the grass? just need to find some good routes as done all the ones around here my have to run to Burnham and back LOL
Not had a chance to read back, but it looks like everyone is running well . Had a couple of weeks off work and went away on holiday for the second week. Got a couple of good long rides done the first week, but mainly carb loaded last week
ig week planned this week. Run to work tomorrow (10 miles each way), hill session Wednesday, 4k swim Thursday, rest Friday, 100 mile ride Saturday, 20 mile run Sunday. Then tapering
Claire is right about the ice baths. Best way to recover, but not fun. I usually have a stretch, ice bath after a really big session, then a shower. Normal sessions would be stretch then shower.
Hey I have a quick question...
I gave blood last week, and went for a run two days after... and I felt so sluggish! Could only manage about half my usual distance and just felt so lethargic. Could that be connected to the donating blood?
I am now also coming down with a cold, I don't want to lose the momentum I've built up by running regularly for nearly 10 weeks but I don't want to make myself any more ill.
Should I take a few days off til I feel normal again or can you 'run through' a cold?
Thank you x
10.1 miles this morning into work in atrocious weather. Hope it stops before this evening.
harpyangel, I reckon the cold is more likely to be responsible for the sluggishness than the blood donation. As long as the cold doesn't spread to your chest, then you should be fine to run. I often feel better after a run with a cold, blows a few cobwebs away. That said, listen to your bosy and if it doesn't feel right, stop.
Cheeze, not all gels are equal.Try a few different types. Nothing wrong with jellybabies though. Shouldn't need them for 10 miles though. You have enough stored glycogen for 90+ minutes of exercise.
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