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07/09/2010 at 13:42

This group of runners was formed in Bristol on Runners world a few years ago and we just follow races and train and encourage each other in our attempts to run a better race. It is not restricted to Bristolians and we welcome newcomers who just need to chat and be encouraged to run. I hope you get some good from all our help and advice!!

07/09/2010 at 14:02

Peep O, its me again!!

LOL Seej - shall I catch you all on here do you think???

ta Nessie

07/09/2010 at 14:36


Found you. Im just writing up a new mini plan to follow between now and Cardiff. Have a read around Seejay and looks like my tired legs after mile 9 could be down to fuelling and maybe not having done enough tempo runs. What do you think to that? Possible?  So going to throw one of those in each week between now and Oct 17th to see if that helps.

Hi Nessie (wave)

Binx x

07/09/2010 at 16:02

Hi Binx - you really dont want to see my pics, !!!!!!!


07/09/2010 at 16:43

Hi all

Still hoping i will be fit enough to run Leicester H/M in October but will have to see how the physiotherapy goes it’s funny  my legs were stiffer yesterday than they were Sunday iam still feeling it a bit today

07/09/2010 at 18:25

Ah but I do Nessie, so I can recognise you to say hello at the next communial race.

Tops of my legs were a little stiff yesterday Toby but have eased off today. Hope you hurry up and mend in time for Leicester.

Binx x

07/09/2010 at 20:53
Hi, can I join in please?  I found everyone on the Bristol thread last year really helpful and need to get my running back into gear.   Hope you all had a good race on Sunday, though I didn't do it this year.  I hear it rained - thats a first.  But I've now got to train for Hellrunner, Wokingham half mara and Brighton marathon.  Better get me trainers out..........I've been swimming and biking mostly for the last 6 months. 
07/09/2010 at 21:31

Hi Nessie, wasnt sure if you would find me stuck in the General category!!!!!  I hope everyone will migrate here but yet still use our other threads as we need them, its a comfort zone shal we say!!!!!

Yes it is possible, I think you could also look at your sugar and carb input prior to the race, it can cause heavy legs if you have too much sugar! How much hill work do you do? I swear by a mixture of hill work, fast short runs and slow distances but then agan we are all different and what works for one doesnt necessarily work for another. How many miles are you doing a week, I found when I started running I sufferd like that and I just wasnt putting the miles in but then again it could be you havent recovered from your last race!!!

Toby, take it easy and rest so your body can recover, better to loose a week and finish a race than keep training and not make it to the start line!!!! I hope the exercises work for you!!

Soup Dragon, of course you are welcome, I am glad you got some help from our thread, hopefully we can help some more!!

I will try to come up with some dates for a 'get together' run at Bitton, bacon butties and cake!!!!!!!!!!!

07/09/2010 at 22:52
Help all. Found thread. Hope you are well with no aches and pains. Will post soon with tales of broken feet and Cardiff training to remind you it could be worse!!!!
07/09/2010 at 23:40
Hi all  I found you, ran 6.6 with Gary Stret and bidders tonight in 57 mins,  both are looking good for Chippenham on Sunday.
08/09/2010 at 04:08

Morning all

Glad to see the thread is taking off

soup dragon may well see you at Brighton next year as i have also entered will this be the first time you have run it i ran this years and it was amazing we only went for a couple of days but next year are having a week’s holiday which will be nice as it will be the first one in a long time

Ro Runner broken feet sounds painful

2010 LBB good luck with Chippenham on Sunday

See jay bacon butties sound nice

08/09/2010 at 08:33

Toby , as Seej says dont try too much too soon, I know you want to get back to it but "slowly slowy catchie monkey" as they say, whoever "they" are !!!! Just take care of yourself.

Hi SoupDragon, welcome aboard again

Ro poor you, hope all mending well for you

SeeJ - I'd run anywhere for a bacon buttie!!!!!! - I have dodgy tum etc &  have to be very carefull about food & drink  BUT the smell of bacon sizzeling away in the fresh air is just tooooooooooooooooooooooo much YUM YUM

Had good intention of doing aqua aerobics last night & got to the pool for 6.30 (which is a real rush from leaving work in Bristol & doing horsie on way home ) only to find pool shut for my session as they were having to clean up ????? but would be open again for 7.30 class -  apparently someone had an accident but I didn't like to ask!!!!!!!!

Went home & had a Pimms instead ! (Paying for that this morn !!!)

Going to wear new shoes today & go for run shortly after done horsie, had little lie in today as Wed is my day off  -Yippee

LBB & guys, good running - I will keep trying but you won't have to fear of me overtaking you LOL

Sorry rambling on again, someone elses turn now , TTFN Nessie x

08/09/2010 at 09:34

Hi All New and Old

Seeyay - My last race before Bristol was in June so dont think it was that. I do just over 20 miles a week consisting of one long slow run, one speed session and a shorter easyish one and running club. My thinking is that the 6 mile easy should be more of a tempo run. Also on sunday forgot to eat my Jelly Babies on the way round so whether that made a difference I dont know.

I have got running club tonight, 6 miles easy on Thursday and a short run Saturday morning. Going on a 3 night holiday to spain Sunday morning so no running then until next Wednesday. Think my legs should be well and truly recovered by then so will start some hill training and tempo sessions for Cardiff obviously not overdo it though.

Nessie - Mmm Pimms I like the sound of that. Could that be classed  as racing fuel??  We had a episode of pool shut for cleaning the other week, doesnt make you want to rush back and jump in does it.

LBB- Good running, Hope Chippenham goes well, Good Luck, although with your training Im sure you dont need it.

 Good Training everyone Talk soon

Binx x ( What a ramble, on a par with yours me thinks Nessie x)

Edited: 08/09/2010 at 09:35
08/09/2010 at 15:07

Binx - The New Ramble Queen ?????

Not if I've got anything to do with it LOL

Did just under 3miles this am to test new shoes & I was flying, legs all ok - slight tightness of left hamstring so am off for  leg massage tomorrow night after work.

Need to look at good plan for my running as I have not really been sure of what I'm doing - run 3 to 4 times a week - should I do fartlek once week ? I already include hill work 'cos I don't have a choice where I live - will try to increase my mileage on a Sunday when I try long runs, should I increase mileage on other runs ???

Advice please O wise ones - or anyone whose got any bright ideas for moi !! Ta

Just back from shopping with youngest lad who is back off to Uni today, we went to get a jacket/coat for him & he found one he liked & as he was trying it on I thought "Hmmm I quite like that"  sooooooooooooooooo I tried a small size on & thought it looked pretty cool - Poor lad was horrified & whipped his off pretty smartish saying "No way were we ever going to have matching jackets Mother " !!! 

Off to ride horsie now as she has had a weeks rest & it's gorgeous weather here , should be doing housework !!!

TTFN Nessie Hope everyone after Sun all ok x

08/09/2010 at 15:10

Binx - as long as you have Pimms with fruit/fruit juice, like pommegranite I reckon that counts as one of your five a day !!!!!!!!!!!!! (thats a Pimpom)Great name - just love it .


08/09/2010 at 16:22

Afternoon all.  all this talk of Pimms and bacon butties is making my mouth water.   One Pimpom for me please!

toby3 -  I did Brighton marathon last year too and loved it.  But it took me just over 6 hours so I'd really like to improve on that this time round.  Sub 5 would be great or even just to match my pb of 5.20. 

Lopalong - LOL at buying same as your son.  What a spoilsport!

Okay wise ones.  I'm putting a training plan together and for the last few months I've just plodded along at an aerobic heart rate but know that I need to do some harder sessions.  I'm wondering about trying this 1 mile plan that RW are promoting to try and sharpen my speed up.  A mile at the moment will take me about 11 minutes!!!!  Is this a good idea or should I just stick to some fartlek sessions or yasoo whatsits?   Thanks. 

08/09/2010 at 21:27

Nessie, Fartleks certainly wont do any harm, only good and certainly increase your mileage at the weekend rather than during the week, you have more time and it allows your body to adjust. I wouldnt have a clue about a plan, I cant stick to one, I just run as and when I can fit it in and try to increase my mileage as and when possible!!

Soup Dragon, I personally cant use training plans as my lifestyle doesnt allow it but it wont do any harm, give it a try for a couple of weeks and see if it suits you, sometimes these plans dont suit everyone. Certainly Fartleks and Yassoo's will help, are you in a club? Running clubs are excellant for people who find it hard to structure their training, they can give help, advice and support in the form of confidence. A lot of people just lack confidence in themselves and just need someone to push them a little to show how well they can run! I would honestly suggest initially trying the RW plan and if you cant notice any improvement in a few weeks then try the Fartlelk and Yassoo method!!  Always listen to your body though and also give yourself rest days, muscles need time to recover and build!!

08/09/2010 at 21:54
Thanks SeeJay.  I'll do that - sounds good sense. I'm rubbish at keeping to a schedule but even worse if I don't.   I'm not in a club.  I used to be but I was always at the back and people had to wait for me at road junctions so I lost interest.  I can run on my own without paying  for the honour. LOL.  I run with my OH though who pushes me on shorter runs.   You are right on confidence too.  I'm running with a heart rate monitor now to guide me.  I'll let you know how it goes. 
08/09/2010 at 22:01
I have been running with a heart rate monitor for a few years now and I swear by it, you can push without doing yourself harm and if you keep and eye you can slowly build your speed up. I also suggest you get some good hill running in, long gentle ones first before tackling the steep ones!! Most clubs will have someone run at your pace or run back for you, gives them a better work out, I would be very annoyed if someone left our club for that reason!!!
08/09/2010 at 22:03
Hello! Didn't mean 'help all' on my last message. Predictive text. Meant to say hello all.
LBB - good luck for Chippenham. Mrs LBB did well at Bristol too I see.
Binx - I've just started a 6 week programme for Cardiff. Watch this space - work is getting in the way at the mo though. Speed work really helped me last year. Teaches you to push on when you're knackered.
Toby- what's Brighton like? Is it flat or hilly? My feet are pinned and on the mend now, but prone to swelling and a pin sticks out. I haven't quite got used to the sensation. X-ray pic to follow.

Edited: 08/09/2010 at 22:05
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