Post details of your last run and what you think of it
Sounds like the Tabata Protocol in effect there SC, never sounds hard and always starts pretty comfortably, but then you know about it.
back from hols!
02/08/09 - 2.13mI fell in love with running again this morning. Day two of holiday and I had to head outside. From the caravan down the hill to the beach. Across the sand, up the very steep path. Down and across. I passed a couple of early morning ramblers. I commented "I must be mad." I jest of course. Fell onto rock and cut my shin. I ran on until about 20 minutes then turned back.At one point I made the mistake of missing the very tiny path and went crashing to the ground again.After a little while I came across the couple again and the break in the coastal sea defence wall. I decided to go down to the beach and run back to the Kennick Sands hill and then back home to the caravan.A truly exhilerating run. I fell in love with running again.
I decided to do a 4 1/2 mile loop around some hilly country lanes which are quiet but not deserted as there are main roads that go through.
When approaching a nearby school I saw something fluffy by the pavement and realised it was a bunny. I wanted to get him out of the road but noticed that he had both eyes infected and didn't really want to pick him up and certainly didn't want to leave him there to be run over, so I had to kind of give him a push and(not hard) drag him onto the pavement with my shoe into the bush.On the second lap round I saw he was still there eating grassHe will most likely die anyway but at least(hopefully) he wont get run over.
Pleased with the run although pace I felt was a bit slow 8:29, blame it on the hills!
Jog-watch 1 with a cute Golden Retriever
irun it sounds like you were in Cornwall the same week i was at Dartmouth. What was that rain like at all??? Still at least it cleared up for the rest of the week. Sounds like you had some lovely runs along the coastal path. It's such a lovely place to run with the gorgeous blue sea and all the yachts out there.
misprinted - hills are my excuse.
ColW I used to use a Nike+ kit on my Ipod nano which seemed pretty good once it was properly callibrated and used to wrap the sensor in a tubigrip around my ankle. A freind at work uses the wrist band version which is a cheap and cheerful option. If you don't use Nike shoes then you need to work out how to wear the foot sensor and keep it stable otherwise you get a mis reading. The Nike+ website is pretty good for storing the data or you could set up a training log on fetcheveryone.com instead. Probably the best thing to do is to look on ebay and see whats available.
Long run to work today at a moderate pace. Finding things hard at the momment as I have another bit of course work due in and havn't started yet. Find that the running helps order my brain but unfortunately after I get home from work I've lost the good ideas and am back to the start again. Failed to see my usual jogwatch but did manage to overtake a different jogger in a rather casual fashion, the chance to show off like that rarely comes along so it was too good an oppertunity to miss.
8.04 miles in58'18" @ 7:15mm
YT: 715, MT 50something.
NIce work iRUN.
Ponderosa Fell Race
4 miles 951ft asc.
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday when I rode over the Horseshoe Pass it was glorious and actually got a touch of sun burn, but this evening it was bad, the cloud was down and visibilty was down to about 50m,it was on off raining, but at least still warmish.
Then over the top and on the single track and I was stuck behind slower descenders, after the initial annoyance of not being able to pass I just settled in and enjoyed myself.
At one point there is a very boggy bit and people were going down and getting stuck but my line choice had me gain about 10 places, then the path opened up a bit and a few more places were gained.
marshallini wrote (see)
I'll be looking to beat my time from then (33:06 - 34th)
But the finish is up a terrible climb and I lost at least 5 places, but I beat my time from last year so that was a result!
6.8 miles inc warm up
Thanks for the input of the distance measureres folks, can i just ask how it actually carries out the measuring function? Is by satelite technology or like a pedometer would.
Also, if it is satelite, does the actual route appear on a map when you upload it, or am i tearing the backside out of it!
Oh, i forgot, ran 10K via Victoria Road, Fishermans path, down through Freshfield Woods across the meadows and up to Pinetops.
Didn't see any other joggers and no wildlife, the latter of which i'm begginning to consider somewhat odd, seeing as i run through acres of woods and meadows!
10K, 52:11, 8:24mm - another personal best
Only managed chest press and abs workout at gym though, as I couldn't be bothered after the run today (really i wanted to get home and get the time and distance worked out!)
ColW Garmins are GPS enabled (except for the Garmin 50) so when you download the data on the site it produces a map of where you've been. Some people have had trouble running in built up areas like inner London or through woods where the signal some times gets lost. Although the maps are simelar to the ones used by map my run and google pedometer they will show your route if you leave a road.Nike+ and the G50 work off a foot sensor so are alot cheaper but won't show your route and are not as accurate.I started off using Nike+ which was ok once it was callibrated, though the battery in the foot sensor has run out so it needs replacing, but I was fortunate enough to have two rich brothers who bought me a Garmin Forerunner 405 for my 40th birthday last year so now it's all I use.My advice fwiw is to go the cheaper option first and if you start getting serious then check out some of the GPS enabled systems. There are product reviews on RW somewhere if its anymore help.
Long route today, waved and smiled at other jogger otherwise better run than yesterday.
8.06 miles in 57' 37" @ 7:09 mm
YT: 723, MT: 72
My Last Bike 25 mile TT 1:12:50 or 20.59 mph ave. That's according to my cycle computer, but, I've just measured the route on google earth and it is only 24.6 miles or 20.26 mph ave. ignoring the inaccuracies, average speed at various distances; 10 mile - 21.6 mph ave 15 mile - 21.15 mph ave 20 mile - 21.35 mph ave
plus a little before after total 26.15 miles
Need to be able to do that speed for over 4 times the distance in a years time
edit - official results for last nights race 37th - 32:35, 30 secs faster but 4 places down the field, 134 runners compered to last years 85.
13/08/09 - 6.42Got home this evening to an empty house. The sun was out and it was a generally super time to run. Wow was it hot though, phew.Couldn't resist going out as I arrived home fromwork. Straight up to get changed and off out I went. Ran in the road up to Ryefield then over and up the pavement to the lights. Around the lights and up to hercies road. Reached the roundabout in 16'26, that was pretty fast. I was really pushing myself, I could feel it, the pace was good. tried to keep moving fast up Hilly Hill and along to the chippy. I felt the tiredness creep in on the way down to Sweetcroft. From Sweetcroft I was determined this time that I was not going to stop at any point. Made a point of running hard up Honey Hill and carrying it on up Vine Lane and the top of Court Drive. The run homw as easier and great. managed to find a bit of extra spurt down my road to record a half decent time.I'm loving running still.
Off for a cold bath, mmmm
Greetings all! Back from my hols in Somerset - camping with Mr S and little S and still finding it odd sleeping in a proper bed again. Last week was a relatively restful week, the runs I planned on holiday did not materialise as planned as the nice quiet conuntry lanes were not as quiet as I thought, so I took to running on the beach at low tide - flipping knackering that was, but good training in the long run.
First proper run tonight since we got back home, 5.2 miles in 48 minutes! That's a bit fast for me ... hope I can keep it up. On the entire run I saw one car, one rabbit and one squished fox. Where has every one gone? 4 weeks to the robin hood HM - eek! I am being very strict with myself for the next 3 weeks, no skiving allowed at all and lots of pasta and jacket potatoes to be eaten plus another 10K in 2 weeks to keep me on my toes. Happy running everyone.
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