Post details of your last run and what you think of it
Swittle thanks for the info
D2D have you sorted out your shoe trouble yet? If you'tre anywhere near to Abingdon try the local running shop for advice as the people working there are seasoned runners who know what they're talking about.
Still benched for at least another week and my racing plans are now out the window
Robin Hood HM today, 10 am. 13.1 miles in bang on 2 hours 25 mins. My first ever HM, so it's a PB! Mr S and little S came along with me to ride on ferris wheels andeat ice cream. I manged to meet up with KatB for the warm up before hand after waiting for what seemed like an age in the loo queue. Let's just say that the warm up reminded me why I don't do aerobics, my complete lack of co-ordination!
Anyway, the race was a lot better than I anticipated, the first 3 or so miles through the city, then into the university grounds onto Wollaton Park which gave most of the race a rather rural feel although we were in the middle of a city. Lots of local support along the way, plenty of jelly babies on offer and even lawn sprinklers to cool us down. I found the last 2 miles a real struggle and slowed down a fair amount, so I was really chuffed when I came into the last 300m up to line to see the time on the clock and heard little S shouting his head off tell me to "run mummy run"
Quite an emotional day for me really. I only started running in April and struggled with 1 1/2 miles then. So, if this ex couch potato can run a HM in (just) under 2 hours 30, anyone blooming well can.
Now to plot my next race......
Well done S and lovely to meet you and your lovely family. Little S is gorgeous.
Well I got a PB in the race of 2hrs 15 mins so I was well chuffed with that. A whacking 10 mins off my time last year. I've got to say it seemed hillier this year but maybe that was because I was running a bit faster. I tried to keep up with the 2h15 pacer but I lost him at about 7 miles. He was only a little bit in front of me and he had told me he was going for 2h10. Anyway I kept to my plan and went along with my virtual running partner and was delighted with the results. I usually slow down really badly, but with pacing myself at the beginning I found I still had the energy to finish strong.
Great day and not too hot.
Well done Shelscrape and Katb. I was up and out just after 8am this morning. Took some water with me this morning as I had 3 glasses of wine last night as it was my birthday . Went out of Hedon and through Thorngumbald, Camerton and Ryehill. Was planning on doing 6 miles this morning but when I had got to the 3 mile point (my turn back point) I had actually crossed the road that took me on to my 7 mile route so decided to carry on. A much cooler day today and as I was on the last stretch to home I got caught in a quick shower which was quite refreshing. Distance of run today was 7.05 miles in a time of 1hr and 59 secs. Av Pace of 8.37 min/miles.
This afternoon we got the bus into Hull to see the start of the Round the World Clipper Race. A fantastic afternoon by the marina and seeing the Clippers set off along the River Humber on the first leg of their 10 month journey around the world. Back home and out for tea so a good weekend all round.
Great racing from shelscrape & Katb! ... and a stunnigg 16 min improvement from the steakmesiter himself!
Well, after my 27+ miles last week and my optimistic outlook, I only managed 13 this week! I'm afraid that Tuesday's shortish run left me feeling worn out ... I clearly hadn't recovered properly from Sunday's 10 miler. So I put the trainers away for a few days.
However, I cycled to work on 4 days last week and so clocked up almost 44 miles on the bike, which included a "to" and "back" commuting PB on Friday. Particularly happy with the "back" PB ... it was 23:58 but became 22:40 on Monday and then 21:30 on Friday. This is because I'm finally starting to cope with hills! But a very long way to go yet until I'm a cyclist! I then managed my first swim of the year on Saturday morning while my daughter did her swimming lesson ... 900m total with 750m being front crawl.
And then, finally, MLR ... a hilly 9.7 miler on Sunday morning at 9:10 min/mile, avHR 139 bpm. I felt good for 8+ miles but it was probably too long as my left knee started to ache towards the end ... and my legs still feel battered today!
Wow! Well done everyone
Went out 10am yesterday for first attempt at 5 miles in must be 3 years or so. Have decided to stick to the same loop type route for my LSRs as can plod along and add extra minutes/distance to my previous distance. Took the same 2 min break as last weeks' 4 miler, I'm encouraged that this short breather is ensuring that I'm getting round the full intended distance rather than my legs having enough too soon.
Was definately a plod rather than stronger run, but am v.pleased in making 5 mile distance as my plan is to be running a good 6 miles by Christmas.
The weather was v.warm so The Prom was particularly busy with bikes, runners, dog walkers, families etc. There was plenty of room for all, so it was nice to see people getting out before wintry Sunday turn most peoples' thoughts to sofas & roast dinners.
Lots of speedy running there, so good on you all.
Tried for a bit further today, and managed 4.1 miles in 46:40, which is a steady 11:23 min/miles. Watch has me at half way in 23:39 and back in 23:01, so not quite sure why back felt slower. Wind had got up a bit and it was quite exposed for the mile or so around the middle. Not too hot though.
Don't like out & back, which the extra distance was, so will have to work on a loop for next time out.
Dog walkers 3Friendly dog runner 1.
Didn't run yesterday CBA,
And tonight I wasn't overly bothered either, but come 6:25pm to stave off a fatal late afternoon nap, I decided to go down the club.
Got there and no one was around so waited a bit got bored got back in the car and was half way out the car park when Steve turned up so i reversed back and the run was on!
The old standyby Capenhurst/Sutton Way route, a nice easy pace all the way round
5.46 miles - 39:34.48 - 7:13m/m
MARSHY -CBA 'd YOU ????!!!!! Are you OK?
Mick - good running & a true inspiration, I think of you when I'm about to drop & it always purs me on (whoops -Spurs me on)
Well folks the much anticipated Lake Vrynwy has been well & truely DONE & I was done in.....
Set off with my club runners who had fibbed that they were aiming for around 2 hrs but then shot off at stupid pace. Took a few splits along the way but was averaging just under 9 for most of it. Really struggled the last few miles even though 12-13 is downhill but managed a half hearted sprint the last 10 metres to get me over the line in just under........ 1hr 55. Was well chuffed with my time but spent the journey home & most of last night vomiting so guessing I pushed myself a wee bit too hard if thats possible.
swittle wrote (see)
Nice cross-training, Dr. Dan - excellent multi-tasking too
And I didn't even mention that I did Sunday's run while my son played Hockey.
Apologies to all but I haven't posted a few runs.
04/09/09 - 5.32m - Reverse I suppose I paid the price of running in the pouring rain on Wednesday night. Had a bad night's sleep and woke early and couldn't get back to sleep. So rose at 5:30am and roamed around. Didn't get out of the door until after 7am feeling pretty mung and with a constantly running nose. When I did get out it was a beautiful autumnal morning, a lovely sunny sky but with a chill breeze. Set off on an opposite direction wondering whether to do 4, 5 or 7? But halfway down Hilly Hill (better going down alright) I decided. It wouldn't be 7, I can't be bothered so five it was. Just a run out as I had no energy to push it this morning. Yet again I didn't time it, I just seem to be enjoying running in its purest sense. For how long who knows?
05/09/09 - 6.71m - 58'29Trying to rememberthis after the best part of a week is tough. Wanted to go out and run something. Started running up to the BP garage and from then on it became the new route. A bit treacherous from the A40 to the roundabout at Breakspear, the path on the right is so badly damaged it is really uneven.Decided tio time it this time and work to get under 55 minutes eventually.
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