(running that is)
Don't worry - I've not fractured anything and it's not a rant. This might even be my first ever "non clubhouse" thread!
I just wondered if anybody had any advice about training while you're on your jollies? I'm off to Portugal in July for a fortnight and I've never really been one for doing much training whilst away, but Mr LB used to get up religiously at 6am when we were in St Tropez and he would plod for up to 17 miles because that's what his schedule would say.
I've built in an extra two weeks into my training programme because I can't imagine I will want to do huge distances, but I would like to know if other people just stick to what the schedule says, amend it or simply get down to the bar and forget about it?
And what about safety? Would you bother wearing a Doberman alarm? It's all very well Mr LB plodding all over the Cote d'Azur, but I'm a girlie and I might feel a bit vulnerable....
Any advice greatly appreciated. Ta muchly.
I genuinely always run on a more regular basis I& tend to plod every day when I am on holiday because I don't have the work/dog walking/normal life demands to contend with & it's also a great trade off for then just lounging around ,eating & drinking what you damn well like.
Earlier the better!
Not too dissimilar from mine LB
LB - when I was away last year I didn't worry about doing any hard training - it was just too hot! Instead I just did 4-5 miles every other evening at a steady pace. I was in Gran Canaria and I'd go out about 7pm when there were loads of other people around (plus other runners) and I stuck to the touristy areas so I wasn't at all worried about safety.
Have a good holiday.
Cheers Ferdy! We're thinking along similar lines....
LB - I'm on hols in a couple of weeks. The first week on my hols is the first week of marathon training, therefore i already started my training a couple of weeks in advance and going to repeat week 1 and 2 while i'm away which are low mileage.
So it up early do my run and back before the other half wakes up. Hence it doesn't spoil her holiday and if i feel tried i can always have a kip during the day.
Oh back to your question - Earlier the better.
Wot othes said - frequent, easy and early. I try and go out every day at the crack of dawn (when its lovely and cool and there are no crowds to get in the way) and go for a short run at easy pace.
I find its too hot to do anything like speedwork and too dificult finding a decent route to go for long runs (plus it cuts into family time).
I'd run if I was on holiday.
But I'm saving up as my OH and I are moving into a beautiful cottage at the end of the month so can't spend a penny.
Nam wrote (see)
LB I've run in Cuba, Egypt, India, Qatar etc... never had any problems whatsoever... Stick your lushous locks under a baseball cap and get on with it. Enjoy.
Trust you to say it how it is!
I shall JFDI and think of you then! I'm not quite up to IM standard yet - can you tell?
Thanks for all your tips guys - appreciate it.
Waving or drowning?
Having fallen in looking at your boobs?
Well if you're doing it, MT, I've GOT to do it!
You're much more of a wuss than I am......
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