C75 - I did 2 weeks v slow running but over the last week have been back doing hill reps & tempo runs. Intend to do keep doing my weekly LSR nice and slow and
ooops lost part of previous post..... less than 70% MHR.Rolling I can cope with! I feel much stronger on the hills now than I did in Lisburn - able to maintain pace on the hills now fairly comfortably.Looking forward to it!
Good luck to anyone running tonight. Looks not too bad up here tday a bit cooler with the odd shower. See you on the start line.
I had to stop running all together with my knees giving me trouble, then gradually reintroduce it, just jogging for a few moments now and again on my walks. I'm not at about 25min of S L O W running at a time, with two days of rest between. I'm itching to put the garmin on again to see how far I'm going etc; but dare not to as I'll start trying to do better each time and end up injured again. Lots of stretching post run seem to help as well.
I've been avoiding here as I knew I'd end up pushing myself more and setting myself back again.
Hope everyone is well and enjoying their running/racing over our "summer". (I use the term "summer" loosely....)
Good to hear from you again Evie May sorry to hear about your problems. Take it easy and build up again. I find if I don't do my stretching routine everyday I end up with problems.
Ran the NFU Mutual 5 last night not my best time but glad I got out there and did it. Good to see some of you there well done C75 on your 4th place.
It's hard to believe, a drink to help us run faster and it's a beer!http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/07/27/anti-olympics-banned-beer-brewdog-video_n_1710775.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-lifestyle&icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl5%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D119794
Yeah Kenneth, I've learned the hard way to do stretches everyday! Good on you getting out there for the Mutal 5.
Well done HMM. The Seven Sevens, that's the Mourne Mountain one, right? 3rd time, you are a glutten for punishment. :P
LOL, lovin the beer Paul!!
Good luck to all doing Cookstown, I found it quite tough last year! Strangley enough it was my first "training" run for Dublin marathon. Ah, the memories.
Loved Cookstown!!! Really glad I came over. It wasn't THAT bad!!
Glad you enjoyed it Reiki - thought it was a great course also! Not as bad as expected - hills were short & sharp in the most and a few showers during 2nd half were very welcome. Had a good run and felt very strong all race - and the first time don't feel stiff, sore or tired afterwards - in fact feel like I could go out and run it again (tomorrow morning will probably be a different story though)Managed 1:56 which I was very happy with and a 10min improvement on Lisburn just over a month ago.
How'd u do time wise Reiki?
I thought 1:59:19!!
I was caught out by gun to chip today, but had a really fab fun race, the hardest half I have ever done, hilly and very windy, with some driving rain through the decent downhill sweep that lasted for over a mile around 10ish.
Finished strong, with two of my fastest 3 miles being the last two, and acupunctured ITB knee barely a squeak! Right hip is a little niggly now, but it hasn't been acupunctured yet!
Managed : 1:59:52 in the official results and shall not rant nor quibble as I set out to do 2 hours.
Am so pleased with how I took on those hills and came through from 7ish.
When I lived over here I didn't run, gosh it's so tempting to move back.
Well done on that PB!!
any idea when the offical results are out....new to all this so have never did gun to chip before...found it different to Dervock..
Mark, Glenn has posted the results up on the Champion Chip Ireland website.
Does anyone know what prizes were awarded in the Cookstown Half Marathon including age group awards? It doesn't say on the main site. Thanks
Cheers Paul! finally broke my elusive sub 2hours after Omagh and Dervock!
Good running Reiki - there is a fair bit of climbing so congrats on finishing so strongly! : My GPS clocked it at 768ft of climbing (100ft more than the Lisburn Course).
Mark - glad you;ve got the 2hr monkey off your back!... we finished quite close together - I see u in the results about 40secs ahead of me. Waterside in September - sub 1:50 next?!
Yes would definitely do that one again - only negatives were the lack of mat for chip timing at the start (I didnt even hear the gun as I fumbled with my Iphone - think the race started about a minute early maybe?) and the disappointing cotton "fruit of the loom" t shirt).However the most important part was that the course was enjoyable and the marshalling of traffic excellent.
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