Yep Eccup 10 was choker full of hills. It really did take out a few runners yesterday. I saw loads walking up hills and or getting sick at the side of the road. The heat was really unbearable.
I make the mistake of having a few bevvies to many in the sun on saturday so I was quite dehydrated come sunday. Started the race at 7 min miling and by 6 miles I was down to 8:45 as my legs had completly gone!! Definitly a sober week and plenty of water and carbs ahead of the Leeds 10 on Sunday, as I have a feeling thats going to be a hot one too.
p.s. Anyone doing the Hyde park mile on Wednesday? Just deciding what the merits are of paying £7 to be timed for a mile run.
Anyone get a flyer for the Abbey Dash at the Eccup 10? www.ageuk.org.uk/dash, real fast 10K, not so many hills!
Thanks for the kind words everyone. Have done a little race report here
Back to training tonight and it was tough! Really struggled, just no energy left. Not going to worry as it will just be because of yesterday's efforts. Rest tomorrow and will get back on it on Wednesday .
Eccup 10 sounds like a mother of a race!
thanks Tiny, enjoyed reading your race report and loved those suns! Rest days are important aren't they.
I got up at 5.15 to run this morning. Glad I went then as it was hot when I returned at 6.45. Will try the same routine on Thurs. Sooo tired now though! Probably will leave out long run this week with Leeds 10k on Sunday.
Good to hear everyone training well..
ive done 2 6 milers Monday and Tuesday alongside the River Giffre in the French Alps !! Sounds hilly but dead flat. Rest day today , well white water rafting with my girls !!
long run planned Sunday as didn't do one last week as had just driven down. I hear the weather is scorchio in Yorkshire !!!
I'm on my hols again, this time a cultural trip to Nat Trust places around Guildford. Our site backs onto the North Downs link - a disused railway line. Should be perfect for a long run. couldn't have planned it better if I'd tried! No races now until end of the month, time for some structured training.
hope you have a good time Bornagain, I spent Easter with my sister in Guildford and we went to Clandon Park and Winkworth Arboretum, also been to Polesdon Lacy and another one I think. Hope you had a great time, how was your long run? A disused railway line sounds a great route. I have been up at 5.15 this week for two runs and am so tired, trying to run in the cool but feel shattered now! Will do long run on Sat then have Leeds 10k on Sunday. Not too bothered about time just happy to be running with my daughter
App your runs in the Alps sound amazing. Hope your long run goes well. How was the rafting?
Thanks lily. We did Clandon, hatchet park and polesden lacy today. The railway line is great for running - tree lined and shady. Did a faster run this evening over 5 miles, planning to do 15 miles on Saturday or Sunday evening. It's so refreshing to run in a different place. Well done for getting up so early, I could never do that. Have a great run in Leeds, who's going to win? My daughter hated it when I beat her in a race - she's worked hard so it doesn't happen again!
Ha! Def my daughter, as she always manages a sprint finish!
I definitely need to get out early on Sunday and do a decent length run - I'm only managing 5 or 6 miles twice during the week and it's been so hot I haven't been able to put much effort into them.
Loved your race report Tinyrunner, you are running the speeds I want to but can't Good luck in the Leeds 10k Lily and daughter! After two races in two weeks I'm looking forward to a long slow local plod round my favourite routes. Will aim for 14 or 15 and see how I get on.
Nightmare, got a cold and sore throat. Can't run. Managed abseiling and canyoning. Really need to get a long run in this weekend
Good luck to everyone in Leeds 10k
Just wondering, can you transfer your place over to next year? x
That's a shame App66, and on holiday too. Abseiling sounds fun, not so sure about canyoning tho! 30 degrees here today, still planning on a long run later, but it's gonna be pretty slow.
18 miles done and dusted nice easy pace, feet up in the garden for the rest of the day
best of luck to the rest of you, take plenty of water , I took 2 bottles and had to buy another one whilst out.
Welcome to all newcomers, plenty of good running, PB's and hols on the forum, good luck Lily in Leeds.
Hi all, I'm back from two weeks hols in the Adriatic & Aegean Seas, it was great been to some great places Venice, Dubrovnik, Athens my favourite was Koper in Montenegro.
But two weeks on a cruise ship all inclusive with the drinks package means the waist line and liver have taken a good battering, it had to be done.
I did manage a good bit of running, it's possible on a ship, it was 4 laps of the deck for 1 mile, so both weeks I managed 20 miles plus, with a 52 min10k and 1.07 8 miles, felt good with a bit left in the tank.
There was a gym with a treadmill that seemed well used as I passed by, don't like treadmills, I much preferred running around the deck as we approached our port for the day, I was running as we passed St Marks Square in Venice. Yes of the 800 passengers I was the only one running, that's a bit scary. My only company was the maintenance crew, the sunbed stewards and early morning smokers, one positive no dogs bliss.
Parkrun this morning, a 13 mile easy run tomorrow, early with water and hat, now on proper marathon training plan, 32 miles for the week.
Looking forward to swapping experiences for York in October.
Canyoning, abseiling, downhill MTB. Knakered...
trying a. 12 mile turn tomorrow, in the sun. Enjoy your long runs everybody....
well done on your long run Jonah. Bornagain and Swoody did you get out ok for your long runs? All so much harder in the heat.
App 66 hope you are feeling better.
skd14 loved your descriptions of running on a ship!
Well we did it, Leeds 10k! My daughter's first experience of a big event. Think it was my biggest event too with so many runners packed into Millennium Square before the start. We had aimed for 1hr 15 and did it in 1hr 13 so very pleased particularly on such a hot day. Really proud of my girl. No rest for me, 10 miles yesterday and will be running again tomorrow.....and so it goes on
E plodder, worth contacting organisers about deferring, my friend is injured and has managed to defer.
No long run for me. Daughter was staying near-by, so dropped in to see us. Only managed a minuscule 7 miles, but it was so hot. She did me a favour really - would never have managed 15! She ate our steak, ate our homemade scones and clotted cream, stayed over so we had to nip out and buy an air bed, then to add insult to injury, husband flattened car battery blowing air bed up! £115 for new battery. Stayed with us all day - treated her to lunch, nat trust house and rspb entry! Kids eh? Well done on your run in Leeds, and to everyone who raced today. I had my eyes on The New Forest 10, but it didn't fit in with our holiday plans. Probably a good job given the heat.
Cheers Lily, big well done to you and your daughter for doing the 10k too x
Lily and daughter well done in Leeds on a hot day, to beat your target time and training tomorrow as well!!
Bornagain kids are great, enjoy.
13 miles easy today before it got too hot here in East Yorkshire, parkrun pb by 5 secs it was just one of those days, a fairly local 10k race this Thursday, never done it before. Pity it's back to work tomorrow though rest (running) days are Monday and Friday.
Keep up the running.
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