Post details of your last run and what you think of it
did the shorter club run of 11k at 5.30m/km as still recovering from Reading HM.
next outing will be the fearsome Orion 15, where I'll be aiming for 2hrs 15. famous last words, Nessie?
Fergalus - I enjoyed the Reading summary - well done
Wed 9.00pm - felt like getting out again this evening - 8km (with 2 x 1km efforts in the middle)
In need of a bit of interval / speedwork to sharpen up - probable parkrun at the weekend
good effort everyone
My running pal's in Russia, so I ran *her* route at 7am today: firm, sandy beach, past the Marina and over Brook Vale Rec & Chaffers - best run in a while and minimal nigglage
Cid - Great to hear Fudge back and flying, must make you a happy runner
Fergalus - very amusing read, I nearly pukes after my last half mara too. Wonder if how common that is?
More groundhogs today. Glorious sun, freezing cold. 12 miles GA, a very nice, relaxed run.
4M Tempo Run. A cold and frosty morning up here.
Sun shining now.
@ baldie- it's good to have an ambitious target
Thur 8.00pm - 6km woodland trail - easy pace - with Fudge in tow
enjoying making use of the country park and woodland which is on the doorstep - it means there are a variety of surfaces to run on - looking forward running on the grass a bit more when the weather warms up
push on everyone
Morniig from a snow covered West of Scotland.
Snow - lots of thick flakes...
4M Steady. Okay run.
cheers Redjeep! Cidlad and Strangely Brown - I am waiting to sign up for next year - weather has to be better..
I think the sensation of nearly getting sick has to show you've given your all - i imagine a lot of people who came over the winning line were jubilant then headed over to the barriers of the playing field just in case!
What a stinker. Disgraceful weather. Freezing cold, triumphantly ascertive winds and wet snow being pelted into my eyes with spiteful repetitiveness.
Was only a 5 mile recovery but possibly that worst run of the winter (well, it aint spring, is it?)
Couldn't agree more with SB... am loving the description of the weather as disgraceful and the winds as assertive Down here in London there are a few snow drops floating around but the cold arctic wind is truly vile, especially down by the River Lea where there's no protection for miles whilst I ran by the reservoir. The last few weeks of Friday long runs have been thus, although last week's was even worse with the wind accompanied by driving freezing rain and me with a cold, shivering and snotting...
Anyway, I just banked a 12.5 mile LSR, probably the longest one I'll fit in before my HM in two weeks, due to being away next weekend and then having the kids off school. I was hoping for 14 but my running partner, who had done 5 miles before meeting me, had really knackered legs, so we cut it a bit short. All things considered I'm pretty pleased as I've done a fair few 12s now and have felt strong at the end, in spite of the above vileness of this endless Siberian spring.
Set it aside for a very easy 1 hour training run.
Narrowly missed a train that would get me home for 7, ended up back at 7.30.
Wife grouchy as she was dying for her tea, but we'd already said we'd eat after I was done.
Also: massively disorganised. Nearly left the house with my shorts on back to front. Thighs still slightly sore from similar goings-on on Tuesday. Had been messing about with my phone playing some tower defence game all the way home, paying little mind to the fact that I needed it to have some kind of charge for me to log my run with MapMyRun. As it happened I had 13% battery left, so I figured it best to strap headphones on, but not play any music.
Immediately, I felt bloody awful. I'd had double chocolate chip cookies at work, which always make me fart what feels like volcanic ash. Nice though. Got to the 1 mile mark easy enough, but from miles 2-3 I was clinging on a bit.
But then I cheered up a bit because there were some bunnies playing on one of the verges I was running on.
Miles 4 and 5 were a breeze. 5.5 miles brought up the hour mark, which doesn't sound like much, but also wasn't intended to be. I felt good at the end of it, and it also meant I'd run over 5 miles twice within 2 days, which I've never done before. Thighs burning last night a bit, but fine this morning. I actually find running at the slow, joggy pace I was going at almost more difficult than my "normal" pace.
Plus, tea was nice. Some little Goodfellas pizza thing with chips, plus salad dressed with some nice balsamic dressing thing. Possibly Paul Newman related, I'd need to check.
7am and a couple of inches of snow so wet it hadn't made its mind up whether it was slush. Manageably cold out to the beach but, turning south into the teeth of a scythingly cold wind, I u-turned after 100 yards and reversed engines up to Burbo Bank and home via Crosby. 5 miles, slooow pace
Five miles recovery on treadmill tonight.
JT141 - good to see you back into it
Sat 9.00am - 2km warm up / 5km parkrun / 2km warm down
parkfun done in interesting conditions - freezing wind - snow/slush and very slippy - ran in trail shoes (vivos) as normal shoes wouldn't have cut the mustard - had been hoping for a pb but that is highly unlikely - felt like a decent effort - aim to work on some speed over the next few weeks
ivor - I'd lay off the cocolate chip cookies
good running weekend
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