Keeping our group together
Hi Ness, you are starting to loose your confidence again!!!!! I would think it is too late to start training for Bristol if you havent put in much mileage, it would probably be too much of a struggle for you. I dont really go with this 'good for age' thing, if I did I probably would not be running as quick as I am. Your biggest problem is that you do so many things and they interfere with your regular training and with no-one to push you along your pace is suffering. On the other hand if you just enjoy running then just keep percivering with 10K's, its a distance you know you can run and there are lots of different terrains out there for you to play with. Why not try the Cracker again if your are free that day, I would suggest Longleat but I know how much you hate hills. We are all very different people and our bodies react differently to running so it is so difficult to say someone of a certain age should run at a certain pace. I know of 70 yr olds running faster than me and I think I am reasonably quick for my age!!!!! You love running so just do whatever you feel like and enjoyt the experience, if you run a couple of races thats even better!!!!
Chris, I do hope your calfs are just a temporary thing due to increase in mileage, my fingers are well and truely crossed for you!!!!
I have done my usual club runs this week taking the social group but I will have to do some clever planning and on thurs nights I will have to drop the group off and then continue on at a faster pace for a few miles. Cardiff half beckons!!!!!!! Sunday I am planning another quick 10K in preparation for Swansea 10K on 23rd, i just hope I can get a little faster!!!
SeeJay, the tight calfs/ pain was purely down to the hill work on Thursday, nothing more! Glad to report plenty of stretching has sorted that out. Hopefully you can get your pace back quickly for Swansea.
Ffran, thanks for the encouragement. Sounds like you are putting in some serious mileage! I agree you don't lose fitness that quickly, I'm surprised how good I feel now so soon after the op!
5 miler planned this morning, once I wake up
Have a good weekend everyone!
Well done ffRAN.
Lovely time at the Wedding yesterday in Chepstow and topped off with a morning in the Spa this morning
Taking Oliver to football tomorrow morning - so missing watching GNR but looking forward to a lunch time run, then roast dinner.
Chris, thats great news, I know I have still been getting some aches around my knee but started icing it last night and it felt great so assuming it is just swelling, my knee has looked a bit puffy ever since the op!! Not started hill work yet, maybe get a session in thursday week in prep for Cardiff Half. Ho did you 5 miler go??
Ffran, Swansea wont be the same without you!!!!!! I think RSB will be running it so maybe meet up with her before the start. HG left it too late to get a place so is going to miss out. Its a real shame the start is so late, it will be late afternoon before I get home!!!!! Anyway, your training is coming on so well, 8 min/ml ing after 20 miles!!!!! Hope I can manage that on my Marathon training!!!!! Will you ever do anything about your toe????
Kev, sounds so relaxing that and the sunday roast sounds mouthwatering!!!!
Did my 10K this morining down the Portway and although it was tough I managed to push myself to 49:20!!!!! Hopefully next week I can push even harder with the pacers and get close to my PB!!!!!!!! Although 48.33 will be difficult to beat even at Swansea!!!!!
Hi everyone! 5 miles completed in 42:53 (ave 8:35). Felt tough at first for some reason, just one of those things. No adverse reactions whatsoever, so that's good. Planning on a short run this evening, 4 miles with friends tomorrow, 50 minute fartlek on Thusday and 6 miles on Saturday.
Ffran, impressive distance and times! SeeJay, I something tells me you've got it in you! Nessie, well done on persevering, sometimes it can be so easy to give in!
Nessie, as usual doing so many things all at once!!!!!! You must also remember while you have a sore throat and maybe other little problems, it could be a little bug in your system and they play havoc when you try to exercise! You remember we said a long time ago if you run when you are not well the run wont be a good one so the fact you percivered is a sign of determination in my book!!! Well done on getting out, stop putting yourself down, you can run and miles better than a lot of women!!!!!! I want to do GNR sometime so have signed up for a reminder when entries open!!!!!
Chris, the quick ones are always tough, its a sign you are pushing the boundries but dont worry it will get easier again!!!!!
Well just got home 7 hr drive up on Friday and a seven hour drive home got a little lost going to Whitley Bay but that was my fault not listening to the sat nav and thinking i new better we left Bristol at 11.30am on Friday and arrived at the holiday park around 6.30pm in the evening Caravan was nice Saturday we went into Gateshead for the pasta party sun was out it was a lovely hot day
And watched the end of the new 10k race they have started and the end of both the kiddies’ races then went in for some pasta had a photo taken with Joe Pavey we then went back to the caravan as we were going to have tea with the O/H Uncle who lives there
Sunday morning was an early start as we had to meet the coach at 7.30 so was up by twenty to six had my usual toast and coffee did my stretches and out the door meet the coach who took me to the start and the wife onto the finish
Must say was disappointed with the start area think for such a big race was expecting a lot more hung around at the start for about an hour before entering the pen got talking to a lady from Devon who was running it for the second time we were going to run together as i though due to the lack of speed i had experience in training 2hrs was a likely time and she was going for the same
the red arrows fly over and the race got under way on time all though it did then take me another 20 minutes to get over the line by this time it had started to rain slap Elle Simpsons hand running with the lady did not work as after about a mile i had lost her
It was a bit downhill to the Tyne and Wear Bridge but then it was all uphill have to say it’s the hilliest course i run there were bands around the course crowds were out despite the rain
Over all though if i am honest was disappointed as it did not live up to the hype and was no more special than any other H/M I’ve done and the atmosphere was the same as at Bristol and Bath
in the end the whole run took me 1:53:34 so was only outside my PB which stands at 1:51:44 by 1:50 the split were go to
Giving me and Avg pace of 8:37
Well done Toby, its still a good time, if the course was hilly then you dont expect a PB. I am worried now as I have registered for a wakeup call for GNR, always wanted to do it but always heard accomodation was a problem. Still must give it a go as I would never rest if I didnt!!!!!
A little bit of news for those who remember Loopy Lor, she has just got engaged!!!!!!! I am sure she wont me telling you lot as she has just announced it on Facebook!!! For Nessie, HG is still running, he is going to start taking a 'run to walk' group at our club, I will remind him to call in and say hello!!!
Ffran, I would say that the sooner you get it sorted the better, the longer you wait the longer it takes to heal. I am quite confident you would be able to run again, they would reposition your toes so it is much more comfortable. Then again you are a woman and will only do what you feel is best for you!!! I mean to say I know all the preaching will not convince you when you have already made your mind up!!!! Just trying to apply common sense!!!!
Anyway, I dont think your fast run will do any harm, it is more in the taper at this stage. I know what you mean about large running groups, I get them sometimes and it is so difficult to control so many. In the summer its not so bad hanging around but as the nights get colder it is not so pleasant!!!!
3.88 miles for me last night in 32:30 (ave 8:23). Not the easiest of routes but felt good. 50 min fartlek session planned for tomorrow.
Ffran, I'm training for the 'Chilly 10k', a race around the Castle Combe circuit at the end of November. It's a good little race, I've run it 3 times now. Then it's winter training in preparation for Bath Half. Sounds like you are running so well at the moment!
Hi ffRAN - job great thanks, still getting the odd plod in as well. Have agreed to run Llanelli HM with 2 of my Wife's friends so need to step it up! Don't wirry, you'll be fine for Marathon.
Good News today - Running Ol has qualified for the County Cross Country Trials
Well done Chris, good pace again, going from strength to strength!!!!
Nessie, I think she did try again but it didnt go far, maybe she has other things on her mind at the moment!!!!
Kev, when is Llanelli HM? Never done it but would like to give it a try sometime!!!!
Did my usual club runs this week in preparation for Swansea on Sunday, fingers crossed for good weather and not too much wind and cold!!!!!
well did a gentle 3 miles yesterday may do something a bit long to day will wait and see how i feel when i get up
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