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Hello, people! Hope you're all running strong
Ran after dark the last three evenings, taking in Marina & beach - shapes that aren't there in daytime seem all too real at night! Looking for path off prom, I found a kerb and went over on my hip - looked round, altho' slim chance of anyone being around to witness it!
5.2 miles each.
About 5M off road this morning. Cold, dry, no wind. Nota bad run
4 miles last night cold and windy none today but should be able to do 5 on the way home from work tomorrow
Five miles plus strides tonight.
45mins Steady mixture of paths and off road
Dry, sunny, frosty morning up here.
5.2 miles around the quiet roads of well heeled Blundellsands at 9pm. Not a soul to be seen. Whisper it low, but there are v few niggles to report, so I'll turn up for the Baildon Boundary Way off road HM nr Bradford tomorrow and hope to finish before the walkers!
Wonderful 20 mile LSR. Started in the creeping dawn with cold and frost, by halfway it was bright and even everso slightly warm in the sun. Not even light winds, just still as a cave. Being alive and running felt as good as anything could today.
From here until April 28th, it's taper.
Cidlad- i've been doing almost all my running in the Pure Drift for the last month with a slow transition from Xmas... I hadn't intended to move over the minimalist shoes but I got them free as a RW tester, and loved them, did a few shorter runs in them every week for the review.. I'm now finally getting rid of the painful swollen toe I've had for about a year of using the Asics.. the wider box seems to suit my feet
Me- did my local parkrun at a very easy pace to get my legs moving for tomorrow's HM.
Park run this morning, 18 40 time. Did it in shorts and vest which was a mistake, legs were cold for the firts mile after which hands frooze.
Broke in my Mizuno Wave Harriers tonight with a couple of miles round the coastal park. Seem fine.
Off rd HM, Baildon Boundary Way nr Bradford tomorrow. Hopelessly undertrained...
Well, after struggling like billy-o in the high winds on Wednesday and Thursday last week - when my usual 6 mile route felt more like 12 - I got out yesterday (Saturday) and made the most of the adorable sunshine.
Infact, it felt so good I decided to have a foray into speed intervals, something I've never done before. Wow! What a wake-up call!
I'm pretty sure what I did was somewhat gentle compared to the more experienced runners on here, but it was really good fun to try something different, add a bit of variety to my run, and feel thoroughly worked out when I got home.
Infact I completed my run in a shorter time than usual, so decided to tack on a bit extra at the end just to make it up to an hour. And I reckon I would have stayed out even longer had I not needed to - ahem - answer the call of nature!!
waycat - onwards and upwards
Nessie - the brooks are an interesting ride - very comfortable and no sign of blisters when sockless (which is unusual for me) - having to concentrate on foot position which is part of the transition - no negatives at present
Sun 7.30am - cold bright morning for an easy 15km (72 min) - good to be out on the quiet country roads with nothing but the sound of birds and some distant far-off traffic
good positive feel to the thread - run strong
17 mile long run this morning. First week of taper done.
Paddock Wood Half Marathon in Kent. Ideal conditions and a lovely course - mostly flat and rural.
Managed 1.40.27 - a PB by two and a half minutes. Gave it everything to try to get under 1.40 but the railway bridges in the last few k knocked the stuffing out of me!
Waltham Forest Half Marathon for me today. It was really enjoyable and agree with Baldie about the fantastic conditions. I am really really disappointed with my time and I made a fatal error by running the whole race with my friend who's been training with me for her first HM. it's my 5th and I got one of my worse HM times at around 2.20, in spite of great conditions, losing over a stone, and good training. I should have got around 2.10 or just over judging by training. I've never raced with anyone before and I think we just ran far too easy, chatting and having a laugh like we have been whilst training. I lost sight of the fact it was a race...
can understand your disappointment, Nessie, but as you have realised, doing a good time and having a nice run with your mate just aren't compatible.. i'd say you shoud sign up for another HM asap and do it by yourself -- there's one in Stratford next weekend for example -- you've been doing some great training and I think you might even surprise yourself with something closer to 2 hours dead...the fitness gains are still there so treat today as a very useful - and enjoyable! - LSR.
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