What a fabulous running day! I decided to do 14 miles just to make the most of it... though it wiped me out for the afternoon . So tired!
I wore shorts only and could really feel it in the legs after only a few miles. This has pretty well convinced me that the tights do make a difference. I hadn't realised quite how cold it was when I set out, but it was icy over the hills. My legs felt like lead coming back up the hills and through the mud from mile 10 - 12. I'm out of practice on the hills and it showed. To think I was running 20 miles on much the same route back in March/April. Very enjoyable run nonetheless, and time will tell whether my kness decide to rebel again. I'm having to hold the bannister on the stairs again
I wish I was at the pace of most of you guys! 6:30mm is my fastest ever - for one mile only and on a treadmill.
Bo - I had a brief spell of calf trouble and sorted it in no time at all with a foam roller.
Wow Choisty! Wow Ben!
It was so glorious out there today, I had a fab hilly trail run on ledges and everything!
So tired now - did 25 miles from Fri evening to this afternoon. Gosh. Easyish to be fair, very light on pace as we were a mixed group.
Ten - wouldn't worry - you're faster than me!! I will never be that fast and certainly not over anything as short as a mile!
FH - bad luck!
reiki - that sounds lovely - good effort on the miles!
Random thought for mcs (who I think was asking about psychology books a little while back). Do you know about this one? It's written by the guy who looks after the likes of Wiggo and Victoria Pendleton...
Happy Monday all!
Heard a lot about this Chimp, from the Sky riders all talking about the chimp in the head, might take a read........Great running and times well done to all. Choisty Mr Speedy and Ben too awesome times.Had an hour yesterday after chopping wood for two hours so managed a sunny but cold 7.33 miles run. Have a good week.
I think the Chimp is similar to the Central Governor that Fitzgerald talks about - the bit in the mind that you need to train to stop it shutting you down too early.
My chimp likes chocolate ... and ... cake - that keeps him quiet!
Chilly here in Derbyshire this morning. Leaves blowing off the trees. My central governor likes curry!! Yum and Nespresso coffees x 2 in the AM.......
My central govenor tells me I run too much and should spend more time with her and the kids, especially on Sunday mornings! etc.....
The chimp in our house is a small cheeky boy who likes nothing more than a good scrap with his dad, and there is no shutting down early!
Great runs - Choisty & Ben
My central governor had me re-modelling the kitchen on Sunday so missed the perfect weather.
Oh well, I was out XC'ing on Saturday though............so can't win 'em all.
RR - I bought that book after listening to the interview with Julian on marathon talk. I'm working on getting my mileage up to a more consistent level. Hill sprints is a step beyond for me at the moment - too risky! I must have another read to refresh my memory of his good advice.
I started using progression runs while following Bo and Emma this year. They are a great way to make long runs more interesting.
Don't mention pain.
My shoulders are rather sore this morning after wielding a splitting axe on a load of rounds of silver birch 8am till 10 ish. My legs are fine after a run, must run more and split logs less. Just won the new Kindle Paperwhite, though not available until December from Scottish Power. Answered a survey for Scottish Power. Trying to stop my laptop from leaving the cursor behind when I type because when I stop typing it returns to the place I last stopped. Anyone got any ideas driving me bats???
Welcome back Luke.
FH - well done, i sense another bonus on its way!!
I was trying to stay away from axe wielding imagery!
Luke add a minute a mile and enjoy? Or really just go out and see what happens as you are coming back, so this should be a treat rather than something you have targetted and trained for.
I'm on FB too if anyone wants to link up.
Hi Luke - nice to have you back - with xc the terrain is often the deciding factor. You have two choices - set off at 5 mile pace and then try to hang on or set off around people that you normally run just behind and then see how you feel at half way and then shoe it to the end. Try to get there early if you can so you can have a nosy at as much of the course as you can.
FH - good work that man! We know where to come when we want a new car then
mcs - yippppppeeeeee Have you tried defragmenting it? Sounds like it's running a bit slow...
reiki - I've pmd you my facebook name so we can 'make friends' xx Mr Goater's book is on my amazon wishlist!
Treadmill day here me thinks - it's biblical at the moment, so to speak!
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