Anyone up for it?
Lots of racing threre Garry.
260 miles for sept.
Had a nice few days at Barmston Beach nr Brid. Ran sat along the beach up the coast towards Brid covering 5 miles early in the morning with mainly the gulls and waders for company. Sunday ran from Barmston aong the cliff top path in a southerly direction then onto the beach for a bit turning after 2.5 miles and coming back to Barmston back along the beach for most of the run getting back onto the cliff tops for the last half mile or so.
Finished the endurance phase of training for clowne and now starting the strenghing phase trying to keep the weekly miles above 60miles a week but having at least 2 quality sessions (i.e. reps, tempo and a race or 2 hard sessions). Long runs at least 12/13 miles with faster parts in. Starting with Kestrel session on Tuesday with 3.5 miles to club a progessively faster run with club (around 5.5-6 miles) then 3.5 miles home. parkrun on Saturday.
cant believe I had to dig down to the bottom of the page for this thread
no run this weekend as DIY got in the way that and marshaling at graves park for the relays on Saturday but cycled there and back so 20 miles on the bike was OK but my build up for PP is not what I had hoped for just cant find the speed in my legs and if I can haven't got the stamina to hold it
hope every one has a good week
Bad night having real trouble getting off to sleep, followed overlaying and a sore back from 4 hours driving yesterday meant I wasn't in the best form.
Walked up to the start and spotted an old running buddy I hadn't seen for an age. We were chatting 30 yards from the back of the crowd when the airhorn sounded.....
Race went great. The hilly races I've done recently meant I hardly noticed the undulations of this course. I managed to keep my pace on target, although I ignored the HRM. Got halfway and checking the time figured I was doing OK, just had to push on the same in the rest. Couldn't believe how many I passed in the second half. Kept seeing vests and reeling in the gap. Don't know if I was running strong or just too pig headed to do owt else?
The last half mile includes the worst bit of hill, but I took one runner on it and another just past the brow. Turning into the last grounds of Cusworth Hall for the last 100m I was aware there were at least 2 Doncaster runners just behind me. They were getting shouts from the 'home side', but I suddenly found I was getting them from a Rotherham Harrier and then from the mates missus.
I steamed down to the funnel and checked my watch
Waiting for the results, but I reckon its a PB
did and didn't.
How the hell did I manage to get EXACTLY the same time as my PB? So.... I now have a joint 10k PB
Cusworth 10k 2012 & Sandal Beat 10k 2010
Just thinking, wasn't it this time last year when people were busy on here, arranging meet ups at DVS for track sessions etc?
My running hasn't been going great - knee and ankle problems - knocked it back to 3 milers for now - not much but I can get round them without any reaction and better than nothing.
more cycling then running again this week things are going to have to change but I like going for a good ride and I am looking at entering a half iron man next year
*pokes head in*
Hello! I was wondering if anyone can recommend a dentist in the area? I'm in desperate need, but would rather go based on a recommendation than pick one at random from the NHS website! Pretty please
Can anyone recommend a website/book that gives routes for off road/trail runs around the Sheffield area and in to the peaks ? I have recently done a few around Redmires, Burbage and that neck of the woods and would like to try some more.
Hi Sarah - we go private cos we've had some bad epxeriences with NHS dentists so can't recommend any. It costs more but we get some back from an insurance scheme we pay into.
Carterusm - there is loads of running, i usually plan from my OS map in truth or actually books with Peak District walks in are a good resource - except you run the route. Have look at paths from the Longshaw estate over Curbar and White Edge or Castleton Ridge or Derwent Edge from Fairholmes or Cutthroat Bridge. A popular one is from Endliffe Park up to the Canning Plantation and back through Whiteley Woods and Forge Dam. Theres a good 10m circular from Fox House to Redmires, Stanage Pole and Edge, Burbage, Higger Tor and back to Fox House.
Not sure if there is a website with routes on though - perhaps just google search for fell runs in specific areas or perhaps try the FRA forums? I'll try and post some of my routes from Fetch later.
Thanks guys. I've had a look at some of your suggestions and there are some decent routes so I'm looking forward to getting out and about.
It is quite weird seeing this place so quiet these days. I remember when it was that you had a few posts to read first thing in the morning and maybe a page worth of posts made in the time it took me to get to work.
Has everybody simply moved on to Facebook/Twitter/Manchester etc or was it a case of one redesign too many that drove everyone away?
My excuse is that I don't live in Sheffield any more and I would struggle to call myself a runner at the moment but hopefully a shorter commute will help the energy levels to change that.
Hope everybody is well
Some of us are still running. Sunday, I did Bridlington half. Though not PB fit I decided to test myself, go full out and see how far I got. I managed up to about 10m at PB pace then lost it a bit in the last 3. No walking and kept pushing. But in that last mile I just couldn't keep up the pace for all my effort.It's what I wanted though, set a benchmark, as on Saturday morning I was among the masses desperately mouse clicking to get that Brass Monkey entry. I now know I've got the pace for a PB, just not quite the endurance to keep it up for 13.1 miles..... I'll work on both Think I was the only one at Bridlington that thought the perfect end was to take off my shoes and socks and go for a paddle! I followed that up by getting a 99 Walked back to the car, along the prom, with my shoes in one hand whilst eating it. Amazing how many people looked at me and said "You've earned that!"Theres a good chance I'll be back, next year.Anyway, recovering this week, ready for Worksop next Sunday.
Nice one Garry. Brass Monkey is nice and flat apart from one bridge over an old railway line that you go over twice.
I always thought this place worked best when we were just being daft and not necessarily talking about training but could then switch and be a bit serious for a while as and when people had proper questions/issues to discuss.
Anyway who's likely to be doing SIGSHM2013? I'm planning on doing it although I said that this year as well and didn't make it. Target currently would be to get an entry in.
Bugger....Thats got me thinking about next years races.Just realised. Potentially, this is going to get difficult.I've been able to just book my races, around family stuff and once they're booked we just work around the lot.My parents have just bought a caravan. I can see me being popular saying "I know it's sunny, but no we can't spend the weekend at the coast, because I've booked a 10k on Sunday"
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