Beanies R Us
Very quiet on here isnt it?
Club run last night was rough! It was pouring down. Went out along the towpath which was doing a very good impression of a fast-flowing stream, then went up through the woods on Nightingale Valley. That's tough enough in the dry but this was just mud, flowing water and stones. Then up to Ashton Court, round that in the long grass, then on to the track and back down through the deer park. Finally, back onto the road and back to base completely soaked and very muddy! Was a pretty good pace considering - we averaged 8.18m/m but two of us shot off ahead for the last mile. The other guy is much quicker than me and was off but I did the last mile in 6.45! Think I really wanted out of the rain and mud!
So that's enough mud for me this week. I trust lurker and markone will go out on Friday or very early Saturday morning with hairdryers to get rid of any mud in time for the race. That would be lovely.
Grizzly 2012 sold out in under 48 hours glad RC and myself entered on friday night.
Great weekend at the JW again and what a goody bag , must be the best ever for any race. You got a bag for your trainers,towel,drinks bottle,hat for winter running,crisps,drink,selection of creams , think that everything bloody great. Ohhh and Peaceman got an award for running all five years of the event a nice hand painted mug, lucky man.Was a great event again and nice to see Prue,Des and Dan put a team together and many more friendly faces. Well done Denz on running the full 30 miles with Meg.
Glad you had a good time Mike , do like the Ponton Plod was a shame we could not join you.
Where Ravens Dare next on saturday in Wales 26 miles , hope the sun stops out
Have a good run all
MH - best thing I did was to join a club. It made the training more structured even though I only go once a week. I know it will be a good session and help me improve. It also means that there are club members around at the weekend for a longer run which is always better if you're not on your own.
Was indeed a lovely weekend and the JW Ultra was great. Very surprised to get that mug even if the photo of me with it is bloody awful! Good to see many old friends.
Seem to be well into this running lark now! Did a nice 4M on Monday to get the legs moving again. But the club run last night was a killer - a hill session that went on forever. Very tough and the good thing was that even the top runners including the third woman in the Oxford Half and the guy who finished in the top 1% at the Bristol Half thought it was tough. That made me feel a bit better! Dont think I will be sprinting up hills for a while though.
Did a gentle 4M this morning, deliberately taking it easy and still did 34 mins. I really think the club sessions have changed my running. I used to do steady runs of 6-10M at 8 min pace and that was fine. Not too much effort. Now its more like 7.40-7.45 without it feeling like a lot of effort.
RC/TR - have you checked the water bottle from Saturday? I went to use mine but the bottom isnt sealed properly so its knackered! Oh well, it was a great goody bag with lots of other good stuff in it!
You will just have to run with that nice mug PM nice and steady Minnie RC used the bottle for football last night, no probs.Do no what you mean about club runs thoe, we had sprints and indian running tonight which gave the legs a good stretch,very good work out with the stuff you just would not do on your own.It's all good training .
Has anyone else got a place in London next year . the mag came through the post today ???
Got a COMMISERATIONS through the post yesterday
Some of the Southville members got in VLM as well. For some reason they are chuffed about it too!
Need to look at my stamina I think, best way to improve at the moment. Did a good run yesterday, started off slow/steady (8.21), then increased the pace for the next 3M (7.45, 7.40, 7.10) then relaxed a bit for the 5th mile (7.56) then put the effort in again for the last mile (7.21). Quite like those changes of pace runs.
No more races until I get a job now but I've already had an email about the Tough Ten for next year.
I got my VLM place too TR Dead chuffed, as would be intersting to see what I can do now I've got a bit faster.. Roll on winter training hey!
Well I'm well and truly trashed, completed my first 50 mile fell race Sat/Sun, a fantastic event but the toughest I've ever completed, especailly in the heat!
Good to see you all at the JW the other weekend, as lovely to see so many of us there!
Well done Prue on your 50 miler.
Had a nice run round the park last night from Banners full loope of 7.37 miles in 56:18 fastest in about two years i think and into a head wind and rain in the final two miles .was nice to get a hot shower at home afterwards.
Have a good run all
Just as things were going well running-wise, I get a sore throat, cold symptoms and feel crap. Had it for a week or so and havent run since last Sunday. Oh well, I'm fighting it off and will be at hte club tomorrow.
Good luck all.
This is starting to look like my own personal training diary. Anyway, I did a really good 10M yesterday. It was a bit warmer than I thought but ran it in 1.15.54 which was great. Did first 5M in 37.46, second 5M in 38.08 for an average pace of 7.35. And didnt feel that I wasa really pushing it.
Hope everyone was running at the weekend and had good uns!
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