Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

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11/03/2014 at 07:45

Morning all - garage prancing this morning, track tonight. Yesterday morning was beautiful wasn't it, there was a pink plume of cloud in the sky for me. MC, is the injury fully gone now? Gobi, oh for one single mile at that pace.

11/03/2014 at 07:50

Good morning all

After a week off due to a niggly knee back to it at the weekend and this morning, Looks like everyone is doing well at th moment.

Nw 1 fox OR 1

Cycled to work yesterday and this morning and got my second punture in a month of riding in. Wouldn't mind but brought a gator skin tyre to help stop this being a regular downside. so fellow cyclists what tyres or anti puncture products do you use.

Birky, I watched the bears game on Sunday it must of being the one occassion you were glad for a bit of  traditional Scotish goal keeping.      

11/03/2014 at 07:52


4 slow recovery miles for me this morning

Kate - no, not fully gone, which is why I am sticking with the run/walk, and I try to avoid breast stroke, which is a shame because I am good at it, but it does aggravate it.

The guy that won the half on Sunday did it in 1:11 - I don't think I can even run an interval at that pace

11/03/2014 at 09:27

Morning you lot

Not that long back from a decent 45 mins off road

It's a cracking sunny, cold and frosty morning here

NW: 2 robin red breasts, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 cyclist, 1 vintage car from I think the 1930s or 40s !

PW: 1 motor bike

Catch up time soon.

11/03/2014 at 12:01

3hrs on the bike had me up at 0415 to get to the meeting point. Home by 8am after a few issues on a colourful morning.

Today I rode with Brad Wiggins(impersonator throwing bike) and had a discussion with a van driver on 2 plus 2 riding

Pace as I always say is relative and I am still a long way from the sharp end
11/03/2014 at 19:02


5 miles this morning, quite windy and cold.  A few more runners starting to appear now its getting lighter in the mornings.

11/03/2014 at 20:47

Track tonight, 8.5 miles total, 3 sliding sets of 600m, 500m and 400m disappointingly slow. started warm, got cold and windy.

PSC    pirate
11/03/2014 at 23:25
Valis, what pressure are you running your tyres at? Gator skins should be pretty good.

Slack day today.
12/03/2014 at 07:52


5 pretty slow miles this morning, I have still have Sunday in my legs I think!

gobi - yes, you are right, pace is relative and I know I will never be fast, and actually I was very pleased with Sunday, first time I have done a half with a run/walk strategy, first time using jeff Galloway's run/walk intervals in a race and I was pretty close to a pb. With a bit more training and building up safely I will get under 2:30 for a half, which is where I would like to be.

valis - I just haven't been out on my road bike for ages, potholes are crazy round here and they have just cut all the hedges too so the roads are covered in spiky things!

12/03/2014 at 07:57

Morning all - core and jumping up and down on a step this morning. Valis, I have some special Kevlar tyres which seem to work well, more pumping needed as PSC said, fnar, fnar. Happy hump day.

12/03/2014 at 09:47
weight is down to 11st 2

Ran 11.5 miles before 7am and am getting used to seeing more people in the morning on bikes and in cars. Biggest thing living back in a big town is how bloody noisy it is.
12/03/2014 at 12:30

Left at 6am for a 20miler, but when I got to 20 my legs felt ok, so I just carried on. Marathon Personal Best before breakfast

12/03/2014 at 12:47


Another cracking sunny frosty day here this morning

NW: 1 ladybird.

Working 4.30 till 10pm tonight.

valis:I sure was. Younger son is going tonight when hopefully we clinch the title.

gobi: Good weight loss mate

Charles: Good for you mate ! I assume you're the taller guy in the pic


Edited: 12/03/2014 at 12:48
12/03/2014 at 13:28
birky - this was my running weight in 2008 when I was faster

Charles - are you an ultra distance runner or is there a real marathon race on the horizon?
12/03/2014 at 14:40

Gobi: Okay Gobi. I've got an aim to get back down to somewhere within half a stone(ish) eventually of an ideal racing

12/03/2014 at 16:47

@Gobi: 11.5 before 7am. So you started at something with a 5 at the start...

I just run (and mountain bike) for fun - not sure I fit into any class of runner apart from "OMG getting old - best get on with it while I still can". I'm hoping to do the 24hr Thunder Run again but probably in a team. And a daft Guiness record marathon in the autumn.

@birkmyre: yes, I'm not a stealth Haile account Top guy he is. Went running with him. His fave workout is a long run in the forest - same as mine.

I'm trying to make Wednesday morning a regular "get up early and run" morning, so thought I'd check this thread out for inspiration. Getting out of bed is not my forte.

12/03/2014 at 21:33

Birky, if you're going for racing weight does this mean a race on the horizon? Charles, there is usually a 4 or 5 or at least a 6 at the start of the time for the SOC brigade. Good run, slow swim tonight, one day it might all come together.

12/03/2014 at 23:04
out around 5.25 Charles

birky I never made it to what Stilman calls a racing weight

Up at 0450 tomorrow for a bike ride so better hit the hay
13/03/2014 at 07:52

morning all

resting my legs today so nothing yet, but swimming tonight

Charles - I am normally out before 5

13/03/2014 at 07:58

Morning all - turbo this morning, foggy start but looks like another sunny day. Finally finish a tender I have been working silly hours on today so back to proper SOC sessions next week.

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