Sounds like everyone is having a productive weekend - some impressive tales! Just got back from my hols, I'm relieved that the heat has dropped for the weekend. I'm going to make the most of it and do a long run tomorrow, hopefully 15 miles. Will be an out and back, so a bit boring, but will just be good to start getting these longer runs under my belt. This is when I remember why I said 'Never again' - the long runs are tough on your own. May head across to the Yorkshire Wolds for the next long one, beautiful there.
Have a great weekend folks.
SKD. I completed it in 2009, it's customery then to support the people who supported you, it's a fantastic route.
Not been able to walk never mind run since Friday, my legs aren't use to running down steep hills , maybe a little recovery run tomorrow.
well done everyone in keeping going in the heat. I wonder if I am adapting to it slightly now! I have just been out for hilly 7.5 miles in the light rain and no sun, quite humid but otherwise comfortable
Been avidly following the Tour de France, then yesterday listened to Marathon Talk and there was a lady being interviewed who is running the route! In awe!
Lily.....just back from the Alps and saw Stage 19 at Le Grand Bornand , how she has run up those 'mountains' I will never know. My legs are hurting after a slow flattish 14 miler yesterday....
Jonah, brilliant on your efforts and supporting others, did they do it? It makes marathon training seem tame in comparison. Ever thought of running the Tour de France, no! well I've never had such thoughts.
I thought I was ticking along nicely, 30 miles running, 20 miles walking last week, 6 miles tomorrow, starting to build up the LSR's up to 14m steady, start of week 4.
Ap66 how amazing to see the Tour, really hope to get a glimpse next year when it comes to Yorkshire. 14 miles sounds good at this stage in training. Skd I see you are at 14 miles too
Thought I had adapted to the heat but ran at 3.30pm yesterday just as the sun came out. 9.5 miles with some hills, so hot, humid and tough, had to dig very deep to get round. Also did my recent usual of starting out too fast. Need to work on that one. Don't feel great today....usually have rule of no alcohol after long run but went out for wedding anniversary and had to have a few glasses of wine. Lots of water so could be worse!
How is everyone else doing?
Sounds like folks are starting to build the distance up now. I managed 16 miles on Sunday, was a bit cooler relatively speaking, but still very warm. Carried plenty of water and gels, took it slow and just about survived. Now I've recovered from it, I can look back and feel pleased to have notched up a bit more distance. Did a bit of speed work yesterday - in the rain, then a slow 6 miles today, but it was so hot and humid, really tiring, saps every ounce of energy. I really admire the top athletes who race in this heat - at twice the speed I go at! I'm sure when temperatures get back to normal we are going to fly round! No really long runs for me now for a few weeks - three races in eight days to get through!
Cant wait for this now just want cooler to train the longer distances
18 hilly miles done and my furthest distance completed. It was slow and it was very ugly. Managed to arrive back home after 17 miles and I had a real mental battle to go and do another mile loop. Glad I did it though. Currently searching through the house for every bit of food I can shove in my mouth!
Well done Tiny. It's so hard to stay mentally focused, but I try and remind myself how good it feels when I work out just how far I've run. Hilly miles have got to be worth more too! Just think how many calories you've burnt off and need to replace! Guilt free eating!
what are your races Bornagain? Congrats to you and Tiny on your really long runs especially in this heat How is your training Muggle?
Hilly miles will help when faced with hills in races. Hope you found enough food Tiny!
I have "rested" for 2 days from running but have been decorating my daughter's bedroom and on my feet at work, but plan to run early tomorrow and then a longish one on Sunday.....happy days!
Just been out this morning for a few miles after 5 days rest, break in my new Adios 2 shoes
Looks like you are all upping your mileage now
Last hilly 20 miles for me in the morning then back on the fast flat ones.
Hi lily. I'm racing at Crossgates and Knavesmire - vets Grand Prix series, and a last minute team entry for the Jane tomlinson 10k at York. Why do races seem to bunch together like this? Did a very slow 9 miles in the Wolds today - just too hot. I'd reversed the route too, which was a huge mistake - the short sharp ups became steep downs, and the nice long recovery downs became arduous long ups that went on forever. Must admit to having several rest breaks in the shade! Still think the Wolds are like the Bermuda Triangle - I'm sure, in fact I know that long road was uphill last time I ran it, so how come it was uphill again today when I ran it in the opposite direction? But hey - look at the good this training is doing us!
My husband has loads of excuses for not decorating - not enough daylight; sun is too bright; thunder bugs will stick to the wet paint ...
19 miles done and dusted with the last 3 faster than marathon pace it's tough but you reap the rewards on the big day.
Jonah I can only dream of doing the final few miles of a long run faster than MP. It's all I can do to just finish!
No races for a couple of weeks, it will be 26 miles running, 14 miles cycling for the week, 20 mile walk and parkrun pb today, tired but pleased.
Well done guys on the training.
16 mile run planned for today, York to Stamford Bridge and back which is part of the course, thankfully a bit cooler than recent weeks but also a bit wetter
Bornagain know what you mean about reversing routes, good for you managing it though good luck with your races. I love the Jane T York 10k, the route and the collapsing with an ice cream on the grass afterwards but this year will be in France, enjoy! How does the team entry comp work?
My daughter's room looks great but maybe need to check for thunder bugs! Still lots of clearing up to do though!
Jonah, you are amazing, I am in awe!
Skd, sounds like really good mixed training. We go to France for 2 weeks on Sat so hope to add cycling and swimming to my little bit of runnning.
Yorkie, will be interesting to know what a section of the marathon is like.
Thanks for the info Johnny.
Off on a 13 mile run when I have charged my garmin (not quite got the hang of it yet!).
Just finished reading Paula Radcliffe's autobiography, not sure if has encouraged me or not!
Enjoy France lily, hope the weather is good to you. Not sure exactly how the team thing works with the Jane Tomlinson, but think we all run our own race, then there's team prizes for fastest, those that raise most sponsorship etc. I think it's just a way of getting local businesses to take part and raise more money for good causes. I'm not going to race seriously - the two vets races either side are more important. Will just go and enjoy the atmosphere. I hate asking for sponsorship, but if anyone wants to sponsor us, the link is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/TeamNYP. We're raising money for a local hospice and cancer charities.
Just been looking at my training schedule and diary, trying to work out when to get the really long runs in. When you break it down into weekends, it don't seem far away! I am looking forward to it though. Must go and drive the route. Thanks for the comments about the height gain johnny - doesn't sound too bad ...
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