Anyone up for it?
Ooh and yeah - providing I can sort the kids I'm defo up for the first Trunce - looks like 8th April - who's doing it?
Moz - good session that One I like to do every now and again is 200m hard, 200m recovery - running continually for say 30 mins or whatever. Also not sure if just you and CJ do the track, and if you therefore train together? But if not (or one to try anyway) would be a 400m parlauf/relay session. Idea here is she does a 400m rep while you wait at the start/finish line. As she finishes you set off to do yours, and CJ rests while you do your rep. You come back to the start and off she goes again. Repeat for however long you want (25-30 mins is a good session). Works really well if you partner up with someone of a similar ability, cos that way your efforts and recoveries are roughly the same. If you work with someone faster than you you never really recover properly, and with someone slower you're hanging about too long between reps. We do this sesh quite regularly - works great for runners of all abilities, and if you do it to time it means you can all do the exact same session, regardless of how fast/slow you are.
Runs for me at the moment are about 30-35 minutes tops. The idea of alternating betwen 200m hard and 200m recovery makes me feel tired.
I got my SIGISHM2K13 number through the post yeterday. That also made me feel tired.
Getting there though
LS21 - that's a fab 400m session idea thanks ! CJ'll love that I'm sure - sounds like good fun too. At the mo we're following a 5k schedule that I cobbled together (we do one track session so one of my sessions together each week - she's IM training, but wants to keep her pace up a bit too), but we're about to loop back to week one so a bit of variety will be good - I've got a 400 session next week so the relay will be great to shake it up a bit!!!
Yes we go to the track and train together - we are of a very similar ability - we run side by side and swap each rep so we each get the benefit of the bend occasionally! It works well for us as we drag each other round! I like the 200m idea too - we'll do that next time I have vile 200's on my schedule!
Oh Baz you make me laff - gutted I'll miss it - blinkin dragging me n me bike up n over every blinkin pass in the lakes that day I mean .
3k (3r) 2k(2r) 1k on the dready today. Hamstrings were a bit tight after last night! Then hardish turbo for an hour and a half the avy and another hour easy watching some drivel on the telly later.
Nice talking about running innit? Can't really do that on FB so much as it bores the tits off 90% of my friends!!! Actually, these days only probably about 50%. Or less . . .
It is good actually. Moz - if you get any of the other Smileys going then just make sure folk pair up with someone of the same standard. Then if you run for a set time everybody does the same session, regardless of number of reps or whatever. And GIRO's right - you'll be convinced CJ is getting miles quicker as the session progresses, but she won't be!!
Oh and if you want to take splits I just press 'Start' on the Garmin at the beginning, and then 'Lap' every time either you or CJ starts a rep. Aim is to get your rep times and recoveries pretty much even if you can.
Oh and re the 200s - similar session (which can be done anywhere on any terrain) is just to run 100 steps hard, 100 steps slow. Same principle - effort is key rather than hitting a pace or whatever.
Looks like Ruth and I may be heading back over the hill for the 1st Trunce! Would be great to catch up with some of you there!
Mozzy - yep supposed top be Skylining it but I have to say it's looking a bit dodgy at the minute. At the moment it's still going ahead but it's going to be a challenge in 25mph winds and -13 wind chill, plus who knows how much snow on the tops, bit concerned about being able to move quick enough to stay warm, if I can move at all in the wind that is! Bigger challenge could be getting there if the roads are dodgy. Ah well, will just see how the weekend pans out.
CJ - happy belated birthday!
- looks like my MMM will be a non-starter also. Can't see myslef spending 3 hours navigating on one big white, snow covered hill without getting lost really so not worth the risk as things stand.
Ah well, just my Florida holiday to look forward to then Shame I'll miss you all the 1st Trunce though but I'm sure I'll get over it.
I`m in! Town Centre pub over Easter?
McStu - keep us posted re Skyline!
Didds - yes but are there any good fell races in Florida?!
CJ - Cheers. I`ve pencilled in the Shrewsbury Marathon. Hellish but hometown and new. 3 / 16 weeks done , after tomorrow`s 13 miles . . .
I`m hoping to be at DVS on Thursday afternoon for speedy fun, if it`s still there. Don`t suppose anyone`s `free` though?!
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Oh no! I read back yesterday but didn't have time to post - now I haven't got time to read back as my sweet potato is nearly done and anyway I'm a bit pissed. BUT - isn't it lovely that we're all back? Saw CJ at the track tonight and she's gonna bob back on too . And some newbies which is fab! We need a do - but from past experience the chances of arranging that are slim.
Oh no! I read back yesterday but didn't have time to post - now I haven't got time to read back as my sweet potato is nearly done and anyway I'm a bit pissed.
BUT - isn't it lovely that we're all back? Saw CJ at the track tonight and she's gonna bob back on too . And some newbies which is fab! We need a do - but from past experience the chances of arranging that are slim.
Some friends came over from Sheffield on Saturday and were cursing the difference in weather between Sheffield and Manchester. We had no snow lying at all. It snowed pretty much all day I think but never settled. Not quite as nice as Florida by the sounds of it though
Shame to hear about the first Hillsborough cancellation. Sounds like the best choice though. Did any of the other Sheffield parkruns go ahead?
Did anyone get out to do anything over the weekend?
The Hallam PR went ahead; saw the lovely pics of it. Don`t know about Graves.
We had a snow day on Friday, which was a welcome surprise and I got some plodding done. Did 5 on Saturday which was fine as there was a nice depth of snow to grip in. Then did 12 yesterday which was TOUGH. Lots of ice near home and then, in the wilds, it was either run in the road or wade through the piles of snow on the road side. Amazing drifts up in Holmesfield though!
Graves PR webpage says they went ahead and had 23 runners.
What a crazy weekend of weather! Despite the race organisers best efforts to keep the race on after another dump of snow on Friday night he had to cancel the race. Roads into Edale were inaccessible so he had no other option really. Shame but kind of a relief as well, the winds, windchill and drfits would have made it near impossible to run anyway.
So had a nice relaxed weekend instead, went for a walk on Saturday (via pub and open fire ) to see some of the crazy drifts of snow round here, absolutely amazing but feel for some of the people living up the small lanes on the hills, they're going to be cut off for some time! Then yesterday had a brilliant run out with the club, managed to get out onto the tops briefly (literally just a couple mins) to experience the full force of the wind, invigorating is the word!
Sorry to hear about the ParkRun Giro but completely understandable. Our local one Oldham went ahead but numbers were well down on the usual.
ET - good work getting a long run in given the conditions!
Cheers Stu. Did wonder whilst out yesterday if you`d be racing. Not sure how to get my planned runs done this week. Need to find something runnable around here but it`s now all ice!
Guess you may need to stay off the roads for a few days ET? Might not mean running at the pace you'd like to be running at but still time on feet and will build good strength.
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