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17/01/2013 at 21:44

Id completley forgotten about jantastic...thankyou for reminding me...2 runs logged. Does it matter if you do more than your aim?

17/01/2013 at 21:50
FRC - Enjoy your 20 miler, Hebden bridge is really nice, not that you will get much time to see it.
Here's the Chesters website. There's a great shop there as well, selling everything from niknacs to granite work tops, from the local mines.

Carot - Most running gloves tend to be pretty thin, but if you get some fleece gloves, it may keep your hands warmer.
17/01/2013 at 21:50

Hill reps tonight - ten of them.  After the first couple I decided I couldn't possibly do them all but then managed to do just that - really consistent with only 2 seconds variation across all 10 reps.  We are just on the end of the red snow warning area for tomorrow so glad I have my 4 runs logged.  Still don't know what will happen about Sunday, but it could well be the slowest 30 miles I have ever done - at least snow is more fun to run in than mud!!

M.r Zuvai    pirate
17/01/2013 at 22:10

i have a foam rollering question:if you have an area thats particulary sensitive is it better to ease of that bit or is it worth persevering with it even though it hurts to work through whats causing the pain?

for example, my left ITB is pretty normal working through the roller but the right ITB is pure agony when rolled. Should i give the right one more attention?

17/01/2013 at 22:12

This will be interesting as I was wondering the same thing. Except it's my LEFT ITB that's agony...

17/01/2013 at 22:28
I stop immediately if something hurts!

Carrot - I find running gloves aren't warm enough in really cold weather and I opt for those black knitted ones that cost 99p in cheap shops. They're really wa and ideal for races because you can just chuck them away. I bought 12 pairs at the beginning of the winter so I can always find one! (The kids wear them too)

I'm feeling sick and praying its the overdose of kippers I had earlier and not the dreaded lurgy starting.
17/01/2013 at 22:40

Congratulations on the Janatthetopolous position even if it isn't a competition . A few teams will probably struggle in this weather.

Snow looks beautiful although I'm not looking forward to it as I've got a work trip on Monday which might turn into a nightmare.

Hope 2Old made it and that everyone else is having fun on their skiing holidays.

Mr Z, when my pilates teacher has us on the rollers she says that if you find a sore spot to hold there for a bit until it eases.

This weeks a bit of a nightmare in that I seem to have early meetings, lunchtime meetings and things on after work . So far I've managed to fit in one yoga class, a spinning class, lunchtime gym and one cycle to and from work. Not great but better than nothing. Tried a treadmill run and managed 4 mins before my knee started hurting . Next week is looking pretty difficult as well.

17/01/2013 at 23:04
Some nice running going on, and some nice tapering DD! (I definitely mean tapering and not tapiring...)

Zuvai, Spoons - I always find foam rollering sore - I guess if you know how it usually feels for you and its much more painful, that's not good - I'd be stopping.

Back from spa, and I don't think I've ever been cleaner. I reckon I don't need to wash for at least 2 months. Still not much snow in scotland - just enough to make jumping out the hot tub to roll in it worth it.

Took advantage of the well stocked but completely unused gym and pool - got a couple of ergo sessions, two 3km swims and my tempo run (7M with 5@7.39). Did the run on a treadmill, the pace felt easy. Is that because its easier on a TM or should I be thinking about revising my f*rman tempo paces?

However, my intervals on Tue with pre programmed garmin were rotten - found it really hard not knowing how far I had to go, pacing was all over the shop and wildly missed targets. Can't wait to be back on the track.

Those of you with snow - before you abandon all hope and head for the TM, give the snow run a go - I did a 18M and 21M in snow last year and they were some of my favourite runs
17/01/2013 at 23:33
KFC - Re treadmill, I find running on gym TM's which tend to be top of the range ones easier. If you find it easy, maybe add 1-3 degrees of incline.
Here's some TM sessions if you get bored....
17/01/2013 at 23:37
kfc. wrote (see)
Those of you with snow - before you abandon all hope and head for the TM, give the snow run a go - I did a 18M and 21M in snow last year and they were some of my favourite runs

Hardcore kfc. I like it. Yeah running on fresh snow on trails is great, but darn icy compacted snow on pavements is a nightmare. I do have a pair of Kandia which would do the trick in fresher snow.

Foam rollering - yep its a tricky decision to make, because it is meant to hurt  so you need to work out whether it is a knot or an injury. And it can really hurt!

Best of luck to the racers actually getting to race. Blinking sod's law timing this weather 

18/01/2013 at 06:13
Foam rollering - I agree with Ant, if its just tight keep rollering or maybe self massage. If its an injury, get the ice out for a bit.
18/01/2013 at 09:09

More snow overnight here - off to the TM again later. As I missed my run the other day I have no more days in hand for Jantastic and have 3 more to do, so need to run each day. I'll wait until Sunday before I make any decision about whether to do the 20 miles outdoors. I don't really have any off road options, so I need to see how slippy the roads are by then really.

I often double up on gloves when it's really cold, and even then it doesn't always help. I've been known to wear ski mittens to run in really cold weather - luckily round my way I don't see too many people out so no one looks at me oddly!

Fingers crossed for racers this weekend. But be safe and sensible - as they keep banging on about it on the weather forecasts, only travel if it's absolutely necessary

18/01/2013 at 10:08

University closed here and most schools.  One car has managed to get out of our cul de sac today and we are off on a snow shovelling expedition to clear paths for elderly neighbours.  Glad I have got all my runs in for this week!

18/01/2013 at 12:46

Snow here and no work for me this afternoon, was planning to run in and run home.  Just been out for a slow 5 in road shoes and OK, may be different tomorrow if it freezes overnight.

18/01/2013 at 12:47
Schools closed here too.

Well I did it... 18 miles on the treadmill. Thank you to spoons for his badgering!! Whose next up for the mental torture?
M.r Zuvai    pirate
18/01/2013 at 13:17

storming effort AA! there's been some great resiliance from everyone this week!

I cycled to the pool this morning in the rain/ sleet, did my pool session then came out at 8 to find my bike covered in 2 inches of snow!! i still have my racing tyres on as ive not got round  to putting winter tyres on yet - made a very tricky cycle home!

time for my weekly friday gif file

Aparently there is nothing more terrifying than a hiccup!



M.r Zuvai    pirate
18/01/2013 at 13:20

hmmm that didn't work...  

here's the link anyway


18/01/2013 at 13:56

AA - 18m on the TM is just plain mental.

got into work this morning but have come home early.  Didn't sleep well last night so might head off for a kip....


18/01/2013 at 16:05

AA - big kudos for getting that done. I did 10k on the TM today and all I could think about was how the hell am I going to stick it for 20 miles on Sunday! Just hoping no more snow and if it all gets a bit slushy on the roads that would be fine.

18/01/2013 at 16:38

Wow 18m on a tready AA, that deserves some sort of medal!

Good luck to anyone racing this weekend if they're on, and to everyone doing their long runs outside (I'm going to, as don't have a TM option).

I've had a very strange day today. I woke up still drunk after 4 hours sleep, got the train into work, and then got an email at 10 saying everyone who didn't live in London was allowed to go and work from home. I thought that was great, until I remembered that I needed to run from work to get all of my kit in the right place. So there was only one thing for it, I changed into my running gear and ran from the 2 miles from the office to Kings Cross. I got some very strange looks as it was in the middle of a snow blizzard, and I wasn't sure whether I was going to a) pass out, b) slip and fall over or c) be sick! Glad I did it though, as now I can run 7 miles in on Tuesday morning without needing to carry a bag of clothes.It reminded me of the good old days when I used to play Sunday morning football! And I'm not even in Jantastic! 

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