The stormont XC is 4 miles and it's not a bad wee course - it's at the end of february. I'd recommend to anyone to give it a blast(mainly targeted at you Alwyn!). XC is a different form of running altogether but you won't get better strength training and it's fairly cheap too - also everyone is in the race so the 70+ and the girls would be in this too.This will give an even broader spectrum of abilities than normal so no matter what level you are you should be able to race with someone.
I did 5 and a half at lunchtime there and got soaked. It stopped raining as soon as I got back to work
Good training article: http://www.runnersworld.com/race-training/long-view-0?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-RT-_-Content-Training-_-maximizerunninglife
I've given up on runners world - this is from running times which is really good...
Tommy what's your beef with runners world?...just asking!
never read the runningtimes...will have to look out for it....i've read runners world for about 2 years after using my tesco vouchers for a subscription...totally agree the last of stuff from here is glaring.
I found Running Fitness has much more editorial, a lot more reading and it's cheaper.
Alwyn give Stormont a blast. The courses are usually a bit drier at that time of the year. I ran it a few time and always enjoyed it.
I went out with my beginners group last night. I thought the weather would put some of them off but I had my biggest turn out at a Monday night session. It was a tough going in the wind and rain.
Ditto Howmanyminutes also the USA runners world website is far more informative
Re Stormont Cross Country - we have had to modify the course slightly this year due to the grounds remaining saturated since the Queen's Jubilee event in June. Until a couple of weeks ago we weren't sure if we were going to be able to run it at all at Stormont as we had been asked by estates management to move it to another location. Finally after much negotiation and planning we have got the go ahead to proceed - but with a slight deviation to the usual route. The course length is the same but I can't guarantee that it will be drier. Let's just pray for no rain for the next few weeks.
Further information can be found on the following link www.nics-ac.com or on the Athletics NI website.
Alywyn - hope you've been talked into giving it a go
As for RW magazine - I have 7 unopened copies here if anyone wants them.
No Pain, not sure yet about the course for the WPFG yet, but will let you know as soon as I hear. What events are you taking part in? I did an interview today for a volunteer role and if I'm successful hope to be helping out at a few of the running events including the cross country.
Hi to all-good to see a few of u guys doing the races over the grass.Great endurance training over the winter and very cheap(£4 at Lurgan last Sat.) Massive turnout of all standards. Hope to run a trail and a country race before the road racing starts up again.
No Pain-u put most runners to shame,doing 80 a week.Hard work brings reward.A rest day once a month? Ru in a club? Regularly ran around that myself but last century!!pps AW-Athletics Weekly a must read.
No Pain, of course I remember you. Not least because you're from my hometown.
As BBT says, that's an amazing about of miles that your putting in each week. I hope it pays off for you in London.
Run forest run is this Saturday.anyone else doing it...i'd like to know what to expect....
thanks No Pain, I will have a look at them
Martin I have never ran two marathon close together. Have a look at No Pains suggestion as it worked for him. I would think you need some recovery and just keep ticking over.
Hill session last night with the club I just hope it helps me on the steady runs now and I get a bit of life back into these old legs.
Thanks Kenny , glad to see your up and at them keep it up I'm going to recover in the first week and then thanks to No Pains advice i'm going to follow the Higdon 4 week plan as I'm currently following his 18 week intermediate plan , so that works well,thanks again.
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