Minni v Dubai Dave
Id completley forgotten about jantastic...thankyou for reminding me...2 runs logged. Does it matter if you do more than your aim?
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!!
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?
This will be interesting as I was wondering the same thing. Except it's my LEFT ITB that's agony...
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.
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
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
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!
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.
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!
hmmm that didn't work...
here's the link anyway http://imgur.com/RNHEQ
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....
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.
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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