Am I being stupid.
Hi Angela/Jason - work has been manic and by the time I catch up with other threads I keep running out of time to post here.
Glad training is going well for you both. i managed 55 miles last week. That's the first time since 1994 that I've run more than 50 in a week. Felt really comfortable as well. Should do 56 this week unless the snow stops me.
Angela Isherwood 2 wrote (see)
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sorry lardarse i dont get it
sorry lardarse i dont get it
Sorry, thought it was obvious, don't want to play gooseberry in between you two!!!! lol
Did my 3 miler this morning... crunchy on the ice sick of this weather... well sick of the ice anyway. Keep on having to wear trail shoes, which I don't like as much as my road shoes. I thought the red was supposed to make me go faster, but the ice seems to make me slower...
Its 46 degrees in Sydney... wouldn't like to run in that either...
Angela - I've been fitting my training in first thing in the morning but it is quite timeconsuming. For instance, this week I did 9 miles Tuesday, 12 wednesday, 5 yesterday and 9 today all before work!!!
However, a slight confession - I work for myself so can make it to the office whenever I feel like it. I tend to run at a park on the way to work and shower when I get there.
Because of my family situation I haven't had the time to train this hard for nearly 20 years so I'm being quite selfish this year before time runs out.
I could be tempted by Bournemouth. I was going ot do the new one in York but missed the entry. It filled up in two days. I'll take a look a tthe event and see.
Hi DS2, Wow, that sounds good- i know if I had more time, I could train so much more. When I was a rower at Uni, I used to regularly do 15-20 hours a week of training. What time are you going for in Halstead?
Yes, York running out of places was quick. I guess there's so much demand up there, yet many of the major races are in the south. Its great to see so many towns and cities hosting their own marathons. I'm hoping Colchester would have one one day!
I sold the idea of a trip to Bournemouth to my fiance by telling him that its the only place I've ever seen a red squirrel, and also, the swimming pool there has a wave machine! As if the sea there isn't wavy enough!
They're doing a festival so youo have 5k, 10k and half marathon options there too.
How many times have you done Halstead? You done many others in the UK/Abroad?
Hi Angela, the good thing is that as you get fitter and a bit quicker you can fit more miles in to the available time. I'm aiing to run Sub 3:15 at Halstead to get a Good For Age qualification for the London Marathon the following year on my 50th birthday (if the dates are right!). I will try to break 3 hours at London 2014.
I would like Colchester to have a marathon as well. Although I live in kent I have a caravan at St Osyths so it would be convenient. I regularly cycle through Colchester in the summer on the way to St Osyths from Kent.
I've done Halstead in 2011 and 2012. It's a brilliant event. Back in 1994 I ran the predecessor to it - it was called the Essex & Suffolk Border marathon and I ran my PB there.
Halstead this year will be my tenth marathon. I did my first in 1986 in Paris. I've, also, done Edinburgh and London 4 times.
I like the look of the Bournemouth race. My memories of Bournemouth from playing hockey there was it was pretty flat and I see the website says the course is flat. I'm not sure I'll be running too fast by then though because I'm riding Lands End to John O'Groats in 10 days in August so the summer will be concentrating on cycling mostly.
I see you are following P&D and doing some of the exercises. It's a very good book and I use it as a reference a lot now. I'm following the 55-70 plan over 18 weeks. I think 44 miles per week is plenty for most. I'm old so I need to do a few extra!!!
The really good thing for you will be the rowing experience and the fact that you have previously trained that hard for a tough sport. Mentally you will be well ahead of most other runners and you will know your body will handle the work.
I like training in tough conditions. I always use it as a positive that many others won't be training and it will give me an edge on race day.
Clever manipulation of your fiance' to sell the Bournemouth weekend to him.
Keep up the hard work, but above all, enjoy it!
Hey Jason I saved my 5 miles for this evenign too. Not much to report, though I did scare myself by going over funny on my ankle- I think its ok now, but wil keep an eye on it.
I must say I'm getting rather sick of having to run in this ice. It didn't snow much here overnight, so a lot of the paths are just icy from the snow a few days ago. I'll be doing 9 tomorrow in daylight, hopefully. Who'd have thought I'd get so much opportunity to wear in my trail shoes!
DS2 cycling too! I entered the ballot for the ride london 100.... Kinda hoping I can train for it without disrupting the running too much. Did the Maldon triathlon last year, was really fun, except for the swimming part! Gosh, St Osyth, I used to go to the swimming pool there when i was a nipper - do you know Alresford? I grew up there. Sometimes I run along the River colne as far as Alresford, and once Brightlingsea- perhaps I should aim for st osyth this summer!
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