Hi all - just back from a very, very windy Worthing 10k.
Amazingly a pb @ 50:43! So without the wind (not mine from the sea!) sub 50 should be possible?
Whoop whoop Emma - let the post-marathon PBs roll! You can look forward to a few more over the next few months
Ten - 35-40 is my kinda mileage too - might occasionally go up to 50 but I think that's enough for me! Glad you're back out n aboot.
FH - I know what you mean - you're right it is only numbers but my second favourite hobby is playing with my programme! One day I will come up with a perfect-for-me periodised year long schedule that is both maintainable and optimal - or maybe I will just keep tinkering LOL. Did you get the final details email for the Lakes? If not, check the website - it's been updated.
How's the recovery going mcs? What have you been up to? Changed your mind about running another one yet?
The national ladder on runBritain has done its weekly update... and tadaaa I am finally inside the top 10,000 ladies (9842th) - whoop whoop! Next mission - top 1000 VW (though maybe not the 35s might be able to make it during my visit to VW40 - fingers crossed)
Right, the sheen has finally come of the Paris medal and I am back full training. Raced (poorly) last night Yateley 10km in 36:46 (12th) ran with the lead group for first km and in reality I soul dbe able to hodl them for 6-8km and then be part of the shake-up. Still today is a new beginning, targets are a fast 5km sub-17 for the 2nd time and national standard of 16:45, lose 2-3kg that I have pilled on after Paris and get rid of the niggles (Hip, plantar facitis, back, neck and knee).
Well run Emma, cracking result and sub-50 is now yours on a wind free day.
Emma - congratulations on the 10K...great time
BoD - great to see the motivation back..hope the 10k goes well.
SB - congratulations on the Run Britian position!
Choisty - good luck with the new targets...too fast for me!
So far this week, I have only managed to run Monday (4 miles). A week off from work and all has gone pear shaped! Was planning to run before OH went to work, but was exhausted after a bad night. My son is out until late afternoon and my older daughter is revising but did say she would keep an eye on my middle daughter who is still very poorly if I want to go out......have you seen the weather...gail force winds and driving rain...I think I might try again in the morning!
You're still getting faster Craig! Great stuff! And Emma too.... must have an eye on sub-4 marathon next year.
SB - Well done with the ranking and good luck with the target. I'm not so much getting out-and-about unfortunately. I'm confined to the treadmill because I've nobody to watch over my son while the wife is away. I'll schedule a few longer runs during the day when he's back at school, so I'll be able to get outside again. In any case, I'm really enjoying the running at the moment and have to be disciplined to stay easy on the easy days.
FH - good luck for Coniston.
MCS - wait until you run on another hot day and you will realise what an achievement it is to run a marathon in the heat.
Choisty - I wish I could run a 10k that fast. I look forward to my post-op improvements you promised me
MWW - that weather is good preparation for the marathon, if your luck is anything like mine!
I booked another 10k yesterday, so now have one at the end of July and one at the start of September. I can't book my half-marathons yet, but I'm dying to get entered
Hmmmm - well that was an interesting run/swim last night LOL. Made Milton Keynes/Manchester all the more impressive. We got caught out in one of the torrential downpours just a mile or so from the finish - was yakkybut funny at the same time! Went out in my winter jacket which kept the worst of it off but had to take it off for most of the run cos I was toasting! Any recommendations for a summer but waterproof jacket? Am thinking one of the mountain marathon type ones might be a good investment ...
Yoga for me today and no racing this weekend though will be off to Birmingham to watch Ben run on Saturday afternoon though I can't remember what distance he's doing now (ooops - bad wife LOL). My long run steps up a little on Sunday - hurrah - looking forward to that nice feeling when you settle into an easy rhythm - hopefully with a little less water.
Whoop whoop for the 10k virgin - enjoy Bo - which one is it? Is it a fast one?
Ten - be patient padawan
reiki - oooh not heard of that one - toodleooo off to visit amazon right now!
Happy running everyone - looking forward to hearing all about it later...
Choisty is turbo charged!
SB and Luke I have a really good waterproof jacket with removable arms, can get a bit hot though, think its a Nike jacket.
Luke I am doing the same as you Sunday, going to push hard and see what time I can get looking for under 42 mins, PB is 42.53. I have to run home after mine as I need to bank 21 miles for my LSR. Let us know how you get on Luke.
SB, all the best to Ben and his run on Saturday and good luck for your long run.
Must go, at work!!
Hi guys. Thanks again for all your support.
Sleepy - thanks a lot for the poem - i received another one in a card from a good friend which has the same sentiment - i truly believe in the sentiment and both have been a great comfort to me as it makes the future look brighter
Only done one run this week, on Monday afternoon with my youngest son (29 yr old and fit) - it was good to get some air on my face. Plan to do a longish slow one this afternoon on my own.
Will not be doing Wargrave 10K but still think i will do the Lakeland Trail marathon at Coniston - it will be a good break and i will take it slow
Good to see so many spring marathoners back into training and racing again.
Luke, when I said I am doing the same as you I meant going for it in a 10k, I am doing a different race !!! I am doing Wargrave 10k.
Not going to look at my watch and just go as fast as I can and see what happens.
Oscarr, really hope you can do Coniston will be great to buy you a beer at the finish and you Sleepy!
Luke, will catch up Sunday and compare time and performance.
FH - will you still be around when i finish at Coniston as your race starts 2 hrs earlier than mine? Beer sounds good though !! (might make me run a bit faster - carrot and stick en all)
We'll still be there too oscarr - promise I won't drink all of your beer whilst waiting!
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