Anyone up for it?
Pulled out of the GG this weekend as just not quite fit enough ay the moment - no events planned but contemplating one of the Dark & White Mini Mountain Marathons on 24 March - its from Totley Cricket ground so should be over familiar territory to the Totley Morr and Blackamoor races. Its only a couple of days before I go to Orlando so I'll have to wait and see.
Managed 111 miles in February - smashing my previous record of 81 by some distance. The weight loss is really allowing me to enjoy and run more often and further than I have for a couple of years now.
Nice one Didds It's nice when it starts being enjoyable again isn't it.
I'm contemplating getting some new running shoes. When did they get so expensive? I'm certain I used to be able to get Asics Nimbus for about £60 but they seem to be over £100 at the moment.
Re Don Valley, one of the reasons given as to why it was closing is that it wasnt being used enough. Since January I have been going on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings and it's been really busy. There are a few running clubs using the outside track, Sheffield Eagles training on the pitch inside the track, the straight track indoors is always rammed and the gym is always busy. So much for the Olympic legacy then.
So, based on that, does anybody know another track in Sheffield that you can just walk in and use ? I have been told there is/was one on Woodbourn Road but I cant find many details about it so I'm asuming it is no longer there ?
Woodbourn Road is still there. GIRO will know more about the condition it is in. I think you might have to hop over a fence to get in as it's not officially open at the moment.
Wow! Fridy run talk!
Well done Didds. Top miles. Shame about GG but there`ll be another chance.
Carter - it can be busy at DVS but , when I`ve been there on Wednesdays, it can be very quiet. Are you with SRC now?
Baz - Asics are expensive but at least runners aren`t as costly as footy boots now (£200+).
GI - Have you changed plan for Blackpool then or are you waiting for SY HM? Is sub 3 realistic?
Did nice 5 miles in mud tonight and 9 planned on roads tomorrow. Happy weekend SSC!
runningowl wrote (see)
ET, I think the SY half will still decide the target pace and today changes nothing. In fact I even more confident of a sub 3hr It was more than anything with the cold, rain, wind & fog a good practice run in the case of poor weather at Blackpool.
Good stuff. I`ve done races in Blackpool, Fleetwood and Lytham at various times of the year, and the weather will be a factor if any of the course is on the front. Usually get some good fields too.
got 3h14 at spen 20 yestaday not time i wanted my legs just gave up at might 15 but i fought on and got to the end
Don Valley plans revealed:-
Sounds interesting but I`m not counting any chickens . . .
Not a bad decision there I reckon Didds - conditions were pretty dire for the GG - Sal still nobbled the course record though !
The plans for DVS are utter shite. The council certainly won't put any money in as they simply haven't got any and the money they do have needs to be spent on essential services. I could dream up some amazing plans but they'd mean diddly squat if no-one is prepared to cough up! I'm with Gaz - get rid of the sodding thing - it's a complete white elephant. They reckon if they do up Woodburn road to a good standard they'd spend less than what they pay SIV to completely mismanage DVS over a couple of years. DVS is a bit of a shit hole let's face it. I go a couple of times a week too and yes on occasions it can be quite busy - but individuals and clubs using it isn't going to provide the revenue they need to maintain the place - they'd need regular'ish big events in order to provide that and there are many more appealing (warm and dry!) venues to choose from.
God Gaz that's some serious mileage! When's the mara? 3 weeks?
World Champs Q attempt training not going too well - I'm now officially an arthritic asthmatic with old bird knees and a splinty shin. Just started on inhalers so hopefully they'll kick in soonish - though not in time for Dronfield 10k! I'll be huffing and puffing around that one! Though CJ and I went to the track last night and didn't do too badly - 12 x 400's with 45 R @ 1.28 to 1.30 - we were aiming for 1.30 so we were happy with that. It was blinkin cold too!!
All your injuries fixed up now ET?
Must do a few PR's soon - I'll try and catch you if you're bobbing over Baz! Got a wedding date set?
Glad everyone's OK - looking at the weather from Sunday missing the GG maybe wasn't such a problem, but my 9.5m run on Sunday night was probably the coldest run i have ever done (the top of my water bottle froze!!) and it felt very spooky doing a lap of Graves park with just me headtorch and drifing snowflakes for company.
Looking to do the Mini Mountain Marathon on 24 March as its from Toltley Cricket Club so probably over similar terrain to the Totley moor and Blackamoor fell races so it should be good.
Still not running. Guts still giving me problems and Docs not only finding and losing hernias, but losing scan results which means more scans. I don't know what it is, but I want it fixed. I'm trying other forms of exercise, weights, swimming, cardio workouts, HIIT, kettlebells. It affects 'em all to some greater or lesser degree. Running it's the impact. Cycling it's ok, till I get onto hills. Ones I'd have sailed up last year.
Sorry about this guys, but after a lay off I figured it'd probably settled down and went for a test run. 100yds into a 1-2 miler it kicked in. I can run through it, but it's supposed to be fun?
Diddz - yep it has been especially cold running recently. Last weekend`s runs were some of the coldest I`ve done too. Did 9 on Saturday and the freezing rain was pretty harsh. Graves can be chilly, especially the exposed bit near the Pavilion / Cobnor Road. Love running it in the snow.
Moz - good to hear from you but not about the conditions you`re enduring. I`ve only had the one injury (2nd metatarsal stress fracture) and it`s sorted, hopefully. Training ok with a view to Shrewsbury Marathon in June. Doing Dronny on Sunday too but as part of a long run. 40.33 was the FV45 winning time last year . . .
DVS - I agree that is badly managed but I think it will be a big loss. Kids I`ve taken there have really been in awe and inspired, which is a tough thing to do with the sort of young people I work with. Woodbourne won`t do that. Richard Caborn wasn`t too sure how the £1000000 - £15000000 needed for the rugby stadium would be raised.
Is it just me that thinks..
Running cost for DVS £700kpa
New proposed development £40m
Couldn't they just use this imaginary/virtual £40m to keep DVS open for 57 years?
Garry N wrote (see)
Is it just me that thinks.. Running cost for DVS £700kpa New proposed development £40m Couldn't they just use this imaginary/virtual £40m to keep DVS open for 57 years?
Yep! Someone could think that the Labour Council were trying to get the headlines after being `forced` to close Jess` stadium by the ConDem cutbacks. £700k is a p in the ocean.
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |