Feel free to join me!
Woke up early this morning, with a 6 mile run planned - really didn't feel like it. Had a headache, and a raging thirst - turned the alarm off, took two extra strong anadin, a long drink of sparkling mineral water - ran 8 miles - will try and do the 6 tomorrow
So here we go then, yesterdays promised 6 miles, braced myself and headed out into the arms of a howling snow storm. Turning round I grabbed my hat and mentally calculated how many miles I needed to reach 40 for the week. 38 from 40 is 2, 2miles to run. Turning into the maelstrom that was this weird spring morning, and leaving Nathan watching part 1 of the Top Gear special for the umpteenth time, I headed out. 2 miles just 2 miles to do. Easy, you'd think. But no couldn't manage it. 8.25 miles later I walked back in doors, cold wet what a brilliant morning to be out doors. Happy Sunday. And yes Nathan was still watching the Top Gear Special!!!!
Gammineez - welcome aboard the crazy train! Did you buy some Xero or homemade? If homemade what did you try?! My first ones were made from a doormat and shoe laces! Did a 4 mile then a 6 then finally a 10 before getting mad blisters under my toes due to the laces being too tight!! I would really recommend trying some different toppers for the foot bed as it also helps keep the blisters down, another one that might work for you is injinji socks. I find them great for a while but sometimes the separate toes can be a little irritating. I'm looking into trying some tabi socks to see if its any better. I think they would be a lot quicker and easier to put on during a long run if i needed them.
Grendel - Your pretty hardcore! The cold really puts me off, getting out the door is the toughest part of the run!
"So here we go then, yesterdays promised 6 miles, braced myself and headed out into the arms of a howling snow storm."
Thats what gyms are for Grendel ...... you know it makes sense!
He is to hardcore for gyms David! Grendel runs pretty much everyday without fail rain or shine
Hey peeps, just put up my first review of Xero hope you enjoy!
Nice one Chuckles! Keep it up!
David - why would you want to go to a gym - where is the joy in that? I know people do - I am in a facebook group with some people from America and their weather has been pretty poor and just to get some miles in they have been running on treadmills. a few degrees below freezing and and gale coming off the North Sea and snow fall measured in cms hardly means a trip to the gym.
Well 47.65 miles last week sooooooooooo close to 50!!!!
Felt crap yesterday so threw a sicky - but managed to get in 60 minutes running so just over 6 miles done - felt better this morning so ploughed my way through the cms of snow falling - 6.25 miles done - Happy days
Have just read Born to Run - find it funny now that he is talking about Lance Armstrong and the way he recovered etc - if only he knew - perhaps a slight re-write is in order. Now ploughing my way through Ghost Runner, before tackling Seb Coe's autobiography.
It was -11 here yesterday morning, but a beautiful sunny day. Once I kicked all the guests out and cleaned up I went out for a little 3 miler. Felt a bit tight at the top of the legs later in the day. I think I may have been tensed up running on icy roads and through a snow covered golf course.
Supposed to do 8 miles this morning but am listening to my body as it still feels tight in the legs, so have decided to postpone it until Friday. I have a 2 hour drive and a 3 hour train trip later today, then 2 days at a conference to follow. Really don't want to sit through all that if the run makes me worse.
Mrs HRHB is hoping to make her return to the roads this week after her line dancing injury, which has stopped her for over 2 weeks.
B2B - Interesting article on the Xeros. Probably not for me if they give you cold feet. I would have no chance here. I may consider a pair though to keep in my rucksac for river crossings. My problem with sandals has always been with my feet slipping around in them which you mentioned being an issue for the Lunas.
Grendel - ha ha ha good point! Ghost runner is pretty good!
HRHB - Thanks! When it warm up a little im going to try them through water and see what happens, I think adding a leather topper may help but not sure?
Nice early 4 miles done this morning, beautiful out there. Will promise to catch up real soon but typing time at a premium with the wife hogging the laptop lately to complete her college assignments.
well done guys!
Logged onto my blog today to find an extra 30 views for just today!!! guess this thing could really work!
To be fair one of them was me!!!!
Well done for gettig ut at 5:30 Chuckles - next step is outside - it is getting easier now as it is a lot lighter now than it was a couple of weeks back - Struggling a bit at the moment - Hamstring still a bit sore and both calves quite painful thanks to a barefoot experiment which seemed to be going OK but after 65 minutes has left a couple of 'hot spots' and sore calves - the experiment took place on Monday when I was home alone - no logging on to porn sites for me - out in the garden running bare foot - on the garden path one way then the other - won't repeat it for a whille!!!!
Still I put 65 minutes down as 6 miles - then ran 6.25 yesterday and the same for today - Happy days
nice one Grendel! Every little helps!
Bloody hell Grendel, 65 minutes barefoot is a little too much if it was your first go!
Previously in a time BC (before children), I only used to run outside, but thankfully due to a new gym opening, I managed to get my membership for £10 a month for the first year - useful whilst I lose some weight and get back into the swing of things. I'm only using it for the treadmill though, which means I'll give it up in a month or two when the weather warms up! I really can't deal with anything under 5 degrees at the moment!
i'm 51 and started running two months ago (first time since school)havent realy done much sport 'just the odd game of football after a few pints in me twentys..
like i said started running and after three weeks completed my first 5k 27minutes.. and ever since i go out and run against the previous time down to 23.20. so its like running a race every other day, now heres the rub..
i was reading various threads on here and came across a lad doing exactley what i'm doing and he was quickley brought to task about going about it all wrong....
Reading on i was convinced that was the case,...Guilty.. and people started going on about easy runs ,long runs, tempo runs, hill sprints, and the like..Runs for building stamina
now the question is when i go out friday what do i run .could some one please point me in the right direction...
Quick update and Ill catch up properly later.
Wimped out of the cold outside run and went to the gym...10.31 miles on a treadmill is a really dumb thing to do!
Though it is both amazing and frustrating in equal measure when you clock it back to 0 because it cant handle 3 digits!
Also in the same category is the amount of people who attempt to out run you....i think i counted 7!
Mon Ami - first of all welcome and well done for getting back out there! 23.20 is a great time! quicker than me!
I think the question is what is your goal? Faster, further? The main reason for not racing yourself all the time is the risk of injury. By mixing up your training it trains your muscles in a different way and can make you even faster.
The benefit of a long slow run is the increase in stamina and also it can double up as an "easy run" as you are used to going full tilt every time you leave the house.
As to what exactly you should do on your next run? Slow things down,see how you feel and have a think about what you want to achieve then come back here and we will bombard you with advice
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