Minni v Dubai Dave
ST - I think its my laptop. Might try and do it on the kids
Cleats update......THEY ARE ON Went up and down the lane and didn't fall off. Go me Clippin in is harder than releasing. Gonna try and venture out on friday or saturday and try not to fall off...
right, confession time....
i dont own and have never used a foam roller
could someone point me in the right direction please?
(cue the torrent of some of the most phallic looking items on the web posted )
Sarah- You seem to be able to complete all your sessions very well, do you prefer short/speedier sessions or endurance runs say anything over 15miles slow? When I do a long run I have to break it down in sections so go faster for the last half or change the pace every 5 miles, if I don't do this I get quite bored
KFC- I'm sure with all your x training you will be pbing very soon, when and what is your next race?
Freemers- Where about's are you going in the Cotswolds? If your close and you fancy a run up the hills mid week let me know
DD- Where are you going Skiing? Were off to Peisey les-arcs on the 13th. Your speed session sounds fun, not!
Minni- Nice stats for today's run, what will your total mileage be for this week?
ST- I bet you have done more training than some of us on this thread over the last few weeks, hats off to you.
Off to do a speed session with my club tonight, I wonder what I'm letting myself in for...
aware that im on a dangerous slope here; does thickness / length have any impact? and is there any benefit in a ribbed/ knobbled one?
size matters, we all know that
Gazelle - we're staying in a village called Chedworth, which is a bit north of Cirencester. I'm not sure what my running plans are at the moment - I've sort of promised OH I wouldn't do too much as I think he got a bit fed up when I ran every day on our last holiday, but that was a lot closer to marathon day....I figure it won't do me too much harm if I back off a bit next week. I've signed up for 5 runs a week on Jantastic, but 2 of those could be when I'm back home the following weekend, so really only need to do 3, and I may well just stick with that. As things stand I'll probably just get them out of the way first thing in the mornings and run round the village for a few miles...but if I change my mind and am up for something more strenuous in the hills I'll let you know
Mr Z - I think the firmer the better, but length is less of an issue (IMHO of course) . Mine is smooth, but I've also used a knobbly one before - can't say it made a difference, but it was only the once
AA - nice 17 miler...and don't fall off the bike
Red - great to see you back in the game. Hopefully a slow build up will do the trick. And don't worry - the fitness and lower HR will come back soon enough - I know this time last year when I was just starting again after an injury layoff I felt completely unfit, but it doesn't last to long
5 miles tempo d&d earlier - meant to be 6 but my hip was playing up a bit so I backed off. Aiming for 6 miles easy pace tomorrow, but will see what it feels like. I'm not really worried about it, as it is something I get from time to time, and generally goes away after a bit so long as I don't overdo it. As people have said, better to get these niggles out of the way this time of year.
Ah, double x-post...typical for others to beat me with the inuendos on the foam roller
yip - exactly the responses i was expecting! haha *blush*
anybody know where to change the number of runs set for Jantastic?
Im feeling brave
MrZ - I had a softer version but it lost it's shape after a few months I had to replace it with a harder version. More effective but more painful and seems to be lasting longer. Not tried a knobbly one, FRC has one I think. I found a few good YouTube vids to show you how to use it to hit the right spot.
What a posting lol
Gazelle - what 10km and Halfs have you got planned and what is your A race prior to Abingdon?
M.r Zuvai wrote (see)
anybody know where to change the number of runs set for Jantastic? Im feeling brave
right, this is what i've gone with ..Foam Roller
seams to fit the right criteria, but as i have purchased this online i will have to wait upon reciept to confrim.. ahem... "hardness"
Greetings from the Emerald Isle and HNY to one and all
Did the 10k race on New Year's Day in strong cold winds and sunshine. A bit blowy on the beach sections but overall nice to be running in the dry! As expected I was slower than last year - I went out to do 8mm and actually surprised myself by doing just under 7.40mm and finishing in 47.35, about one minute slower than last year. Very annoyed to be beaten by 15 seconds by the first FV55 [who I beat last year]. Still better than i had expected and didn't feel under too much strain even up the two big hills [2 lap course].
Home, shower and straight into the car to drive to Holyhead. Ferry this morning and are now settled in a cottage overlooking a wildfowl and wetland trust site on Strangford lough - this truly is the arse end of nowhere
Will now try and read back................
Simon: Minni has also rivalled me twice, which was brave of her given my friends in low places. BTW I remember Petula Clark very well, so less of the really old comments please!
Zuvai - guess you've bought it already, but was going to recommend you go to a sports direct if you have one near you - you can pick them up there for less than a fiver there right now. Too late!
DD - nice 400s!
Simon - I cant wait to get on the velodrome again, its a shame my new local one in east London isnt open yet!
Gazelle - I love to race, but I'm being sensible and staying away from them while I get back up to steam. Only got Northumberland half in March so far planned before VLM. The real one thats annoying me and I want to smash is to get under 21 for a YKW - hoping more f*rman style training will help get that one!
Red - Great news. Enjoy your return to running, nice and easy.
Zuvai - Enjoy the roller.
O4S - Enjoy the arse end of nowhere. Nice 10K
Minni - Impressive "easy"pace.
AA - Nice long one.
DD - Impressive reps, that's a v quick last one.
6 miles slow for me this afternoon.
Happy New Year everyone!
Glyn, to back up what others have said I get rogue HR readings (sometimes above my max!) if I haven't wet the contacts beforehand or if the strap isn't tight enough. I also used to get dodgy readings with my old HR monitor for the first mile regardless of what I did. However your speed does sound fast and the 171 ave sounds a bit high. I've had a few weeks off with injury although I've done some cycling in the meantime, and I've been doing 11 min miles when coming back. Having said that if you're just doing relatively short runs and 3 times a week you can probably get away with pushing it a bit.
Mr Z my roller is very hard and knobbly and I love it! It's quite short but that just makes it easier to stash away.
Red, that's great news on your knee problems
Simon, aka Garmin guru, how do you put them into gym mode? I've a 4 something model! The running one. (Yes, I'm a bit rubbish with it ).
Freemers and anyone else who exercises at lunchtime, how do you keep the time down to a minimum? E.g. do you take a packed lunch with you and do you wash your hair afterwards? I'd like to do some lunchtime classes to complement my cycling to and from work but it's not going to happen regularly unless I can keep the time down.
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