Beanies R Us
Happy New Year all!!
Not actually run yet this year but hoping to get out for one tomorrow at some stage. Need to get back into some kind of routine.
MH - that sounds like a terrible event! Good on you for covering half mara distance though .. hope you didn't ache as much as I did after Sunrise to Sunset Challenge Half mara I did at Denzil's!!
JA - Hmmmm, I'm finding t all very tough going too!
The only way is UP for me with this running lark ... lets see how things pan out!?!?!
Prob sensible TR. I've been cycling quite a lot lately as well - really enjoying it.
Think I've got my running bug back as well. Had a great club run last night and feel I'm back into it now. I've got a couple of races in Feb, the Tough Ten and Blackmore Vale Half so all to train for. The big worry is Rhayader. I've entered it but I start a part-time job soon that means working on a lot of Saturdays so I dont think I'll be able to get the time off. Pity I cant defer!
PM - I have deferred Rhayadar before. I contacted the organiser and they rolles it over to the following year. Know it's a different organiser now, but you never know!?!?
Still no exercise as yeat this year Trying to get back into a routine again!
Looks like were having a Mick & Phil half mara this year. Venue and dates to be confirmed. Ran the last one in 2009 and must say it was 100% BRILL
Good on you Mike will give you a good focas for all the training.
Had my xray again yesterday and its still not pulled together so back in another 3 months for the final xray and if its still not together its a bone graft ,plate and pins bummer. Will have to just get that bike going loads to stop me going mad. Take this running lark so much for granted.
Will still be at Rhayader if we can and i could cycle round and try and run you runners over Milford, Rhayader, Valentine 30k, all good races i will miss this year but onwards and upwards will come back stronger once this foot is sorted.
Have a good run all will be out on the bike tomorrow.
MH - good to see you too Was a nice course with great countryside to look at (I had plenty of time to take it in). Well done on your run.
Well, I seem to finally be back to it, just hope it continues over into the working week. Did a 6M muddy run yesterday with Des and Jason followed by a tough undulating, muddy 9M bike ride with TR. Then today I did the Blymhill 10K, a muddy off-road course (1:05:54 - whoops!) had lunch then headed out with TR again for a 12M bike ride along the canals.
Hoping to swim tomorrow before work and then out again for either a run or aerobics in the evening.
RC - good news. It will be great to see you. Quite a few from Southville are running it. My name isnt on the list as for some mad reason, I entered by post! I'm doing the Blackmore Half the week before so I dont think I'll be pushing too hard for the Tough Ten!
Got back into things lately. Last week did 80 minutes on the bike on Monday, really good club session on Tuesday, a solo speed session on Friday and 12 miles on Sunday at under 8 min pace. So things are looking good again.
Happy new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good to see you all finding your new year mojo
Caz/TR - JT said he saw you at Blymhill, nice off road running over that way, would have supported but was over in Ireland. JT finished 20th, so all good. With a turn out of just over 200, which is fab for a first time race.
TR - Good luck with the ankle... tis a bummer when you can't run. Not so servere, but I'm still off running, x training is starting to wear thin when I've had more time on my hands and the nights starting to lighten...... Will have good abs if nothing else.... Roll on injury free 2011
Had what might be the hardest club run ever last night! Dont know if RC knows the area but we did a hill session up Perrets Park. It's a long steep hill and we started off with two hard as you can up and jog down reps. Then it was hard up to the top, full pace down Sylvia avenue, turn and hard back up tothe top then jog down Perrets. THEN, we did Perrets twice again in pairs to encourage each other. I thought that was it as my legs were mashed by then. But no, off we went to Totterdown and did two hard as you can reps on the steepest hill I've ever run up - it was hard enough just to walk! This was on top of a very pacy 15 min warm up and ending with a similar 'warm down'. Despite crawling up the long hills with bursting lungs and no legs we still averaged under 8 min miling for 6.5M! I need to ignore the rain and get out on the bike today or I think my legs will completely seize up!
Still, it will hopefully get me fit for my Half and the Tough Ten in Feb!
MH - If I recall right dont you have to pick up the number on the day for Rhayader? Cant remember. If so, you can do that as I'm sure I wont make it. And I thoroughly recommend joining a club - maybe you can find one that meets on other days as well - mine is Tuesday and Thursday but I only do the Tuesday. It's made a big difference to me.
Still looking for a cheap garmin if anyone notices one anywhere. Currys had the Forerunner 405 in their online sale at £109.99 - only it wasnt available anywhere in the country. Then, when the price changes to £249.99 suddenly you could get it everywhere! I emailed them to complain as I think that might be illegal (although they would get round it) but it wont do any good.
Finally got a start date for my part-time postie job. They are short-staffed but dont have enough people to train newbies so, although there are 5 of us starting, they can only do up to 2 per week. So I'm not on until Monday 24th Jan! Oh well.
Hmmm, getting back into this running lark is slow progress. Managed 3 runs last week - a 6M, a6M and a 3M. Have been out today and done 7M and am hoping to get out tomorrow and Monday evening but I'm so unfit I'm finding it hard to get myself out there!!
PM - congrats on the new job. Looking forward to the Tough 10 weekend ... see you then!!
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