Feel free to join me!
Welcome Nick, a lot of people won't have done half the training you have done - I think you may notice a difference between 1986 (Seko of Japan won) and the 2013 version though - my first one was 87, the last one 98 - big changes between the two -
Hi all, now back from 3 days in Edinburgh with too much sitting down, eating, drinking and late nights. Good to catch up with my fellow managers though before work gets too busy.
Did my longest run so far yesterday, 8 miles at just over 9 minute pace all at below zero degrees. Last 2 miles were in snow. Plan is to add a mile on each week to build up to half marathon distance.
Another cold and snowy period coming up with the next couple of days, forecast is showing heavy snow and the temperature staying below zero. After that it shows some snow every day for at least a week. Spring feels a long way off here in the Cairngorms. The ski resorts are happy though.
I'm glad that I don't have to run at stupid O' clock like many of you. I normally work 7:30am until 1pm and 5pm to 10:30pm 3 days a week and one of these shifts for the other 2 days, and have no commute. That means I can run during the day every day. Just as well with our night time temperatures.
Oh yes, and welcome on board Nick and Mon Ami.
Glad to see everyone running well and good luck to Nick at London
Going through a bad patch and not getting out much. My problem is that I am inpatient, I want to be going out and running longer distances and am having trouble motivating myself to get all the gear on just to go out for a couple of miles !!
Still gotta stick at it.
3:30, i think we all know where you're coming from there. I guess it happens to us all. I have struggled for a while now. Sometimes its a slight lack of motivation, other times life simply doesn't allow for that 'me' time whenever I want it. I am really trying to get used to this 5am running lark and with the weather getting much milder and mornings lighter i'm hoping it will stick
On the plus side, a new pair of Saucony Triumphs are on their way to me! I reckon there are plenty of miles left in my current shoes but they are on sale and I will alternate between the two pairs. A nice new pair of shorts are coming too as mine have more holes than a pub football teams back four. I've gotten away with wearing them in the dark but there may be complaints now its getting lighter!
Running at 5am !! good for you mate
I look back at when I was regularly running halfs and full marathons and they were great days I was fit and healthy so I cant see why I cant motivate myself.
3:30, do you have a race entry at the moment? Apologies if you have already stated this but i've lost track of the thread a little recently and it moves on so quick...
......oh....and welcome Nick. All the best for London
Maybe something different is need 3:30? I have become a little bored with road running. I still love running around the lanes and will do the Taunton 10k again this year all being well but i have started looking for a little extra with the events I want to do. I have a friend who has just started running and he's entering road races, city half mara's etc but I don't see the attraction like I used to.
How about something a little more multi terrain? Maybe something with the odd river crossing or a hilly road race?
Something that is guaranteed to give you a new pb (as you may have never done it before) or just a race where the time is not the most important thing. Something to renew your enthusiasm.
I'm not running today, despite the fact i've just watched four runners pass my place along the canal tow path and almost ran across the fields to join them!
I feel great this morning after yesterdays run and my alarm will be set for 4:50am Monday morning to get my fix.
I also participate in the RW monthly challenge ... http://challengefetch.voodoonation.co.uk/index.php
Theres around 30 of us still going (people get deleted each month when they fail to run) since January. I'm currently bottom of the table but you set your own personal target and you're part of the RW team against the Fetchies. Just a bit of fun but seeing my runs added to the calendar does inspire me to improve a little each month and hopefully get back to running 25+ mile weeks
Anyway, hope you find that little spark to get you out the door 3:30, i have to go and clean my bike ready for next weeks daily commute to work.
...Started a new book too, The Memory Of Running by Ron McLarty. Its a novel, and not about running but came up when I was searching running books on Amazon.
By all accounts, especially his own, Smithson "Smithy" Ide is a loser. An overweight, friendless, chain-smoking, forty-three-year-old drunk, Smithy's life becomes completely unhinged when he loses his parents and long-lost sister within the span of one week.Rolling down the driveway of his parents' house in Rhode Island on his old Raleigh bicycle to escape his grief, the emotionally bereft Smithy embarks on an epic, hilarious, luminous, and extraordinary journey of discovery and redemption.
So far....so very good. Not what I was looking for but i'm glad I found it.
Just Run - Some really interesting reading there! Good finds! I guess the answer is...well...run whenever ha ha ha!
Good to see you guys posting again! Takes the pressure off of me and Grendel LOL!
Finally got my Ultimate Direction AK vest!! Sooooo excited to try it out! Still resting at the moment but will probably head out for a cheeky 6 or so tomorrow. The TP100 is coming up next weekend so my brother in law is getting ready for that, im going to try and get about 15 maybe 20 miles in as pacing support so this week is going to be about rest and fuel.
Hopefully that also means that my leg will be fine after that as well and I get get into some serious miles as May is getting closer!
My blog has hit 644 views now! seems to be getting along quite well!
Happy running all and I shall catch up at work tomorrow....bangers and mash awaits!
B2B, I would concede that for performance, late afternoon is the time to hit your pb by the looks of things. An AK vest? That sounds like something the afghan freedom fighters should wear!
Nick, just bought Flanagans Run on Amazon for the grand sum of £2.81....Bargain!
No I havent got a race entry but am raging !!
Last year was watching our local half here in Helensburgh (done it just once in a disappointing 2 hours) and decided to get fit to do it again as was starting to run a bit again.
Was praying it would be a week earlier in 2013 as we had a Holiday booked for 1/8 and that was the date it was run in 2012, well, you guessed it it was while we were on Hols !!
Disappointed so let the running slip, but now we have had to change our holiday dates as our friends daughters having baby so we put it back 2 weeks. This means I could have done the race this year but no way will I be fit for it
But been reading this forum and gonna go out tonight
First post in this thread.
or bust, go for it.
I had entered the Manchester marathom with all the determinattion going. Yet having had the dreaded bug and agin the flu, plus the weather has been horandous, I have had to admit, I have tried to do too much.
I have recently realised that this marathon does not have ahalf marathon to sliide into to, if training is going sluggishly.
So I'm not starting totally at the beginning,, but am consolidating the 15 miles I can walk jog, and build up on the Park Runs 10k and half marathons.
Hopeyour all okay?
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