Minni v Dubai Dave
AA - Probably just 5 miles slow tomorrow and that will be it until Sunday, been getting a bit ahead of plan.
2oldnever wrote (see) Only thing missing in the green start is a bar.
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Only thing missing in the green start is a bar.
Ha ha, 2old, love it!!! What are the FGFA times for men and women?
Kiwi and Spoons, great work in the gym. I know exactly how dull and boring it is so well done for getting through it. I can thoroughly recommend the virtues of spin. And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, along came a very fit new instructor yesterday - hello (good job OH not on this thread )
Simon, 2old, speedo sessions? Commando sessions??? Made me laugh this morning so thanks for that!
Becs, so sorry to hear you're in the hurt locker I had real mental battles with running towards the end of last year/beginning of this year. It was magnified by an exceptionally stressful 2012. To save my sanity, I decided to walk away for a bit and start again only when I was able, hence my silence for a while I hope you are doing OK.
DD, gardening leave sounds great! I will PM you re your club. Boston 2014? Nice
Brolish, I was short on time so I did my session on TM. Not as good, but I did have 1% incline and just completing it gave me a massive boost!! I hope your recovery is now complete. XC in Denbies sounds awesome, if only for the post-run vino, it being in a vineyard and all
Shildon, hi there and good luck with back-to-back efforts!!
Loving the early runs from people today. I hope they went well.
AA - yes I'm a bit of a girl
Simon - thanks - I'll try the thumb above the handle. Not sure about the jaws and teeth though. They don't get blisters.....
Minni - 4:55 WTF? Don't you get tired girl?
I've lost 2 pounds this week and my moob muscles hurt from all this pumping iron
Easy session for me last night. After the rubbishness of my Sunday run, I decided to Garmin-up but to ignore it and just relax and take it EASY. Well, that kind of worked, but every time it beeped for a mile I had to look... I didn't get disheartened as I went for a 1 hour run along the beach at sunset, it was truly beautiful I didn't wear headphones as I wanted to really concentrate on how I was feeling, and also to spend some time appreciating my surroundings and to remind myself how very lucky I am to be running at all given my year last year.
Anyway, my splits for 6 miles were (ahem) 10:16; 9:34; 9:44; 9:56; 9:41; 9:25. I'm sorry, everyone, you'll have to put up with some woeful times from me for a bit, but I'm just hoping that I get faster in the next few weeks. Last night's run felt very easy so I picked up the pace at the end and the most important thing I'm taking away from it was that I felt very good when I finished, unlike on Sunday. I also felt mentally refreshed and much better about VLM.
Today, I'm going to do some 800s. Again, I'm going to TM them, just for the sake of ease and for my confidence. I will fit in as many as I can in 45 mins, don't want to overdo it just yet.
X-post Spoons. I do exactly what Simon mentioned with my rowing machine technique, but I still find I get blisters once I start doing any row above 20 mins. I use gloves. I'm a girl and not afraid to admit it
Meeting tonight straight after work, with nowhere safe to leave the bikd - so parked car at meeting venue and ran 4 miles into work, which will make a reasonable double and ensure that nobody wants me to stay at the meeting for too long
Shildon: I wouldn't consider an ultra on road, I even find marathons on tarmac pretty boring. Might be worth considering a few warm-up events off-road, 30/40 milers to see how you get on. Look at the events organised by the LDWA, very cheap compared to road races [I am paying £7 for 30 miles on Sunday with 4 cake stops and a hot meal at the end] and with people both running and walking the pressure is off and you can just enjoy it even if you are a bit slower than planned.
AA: Good luck for Wokingham - got your recovery planned for Bramley? I did a half marathon the week before Bramley last year and couldn't decide whether it helped or whether it was responsible for my legs dying on the second lap.
Spoons: Give body pump a go! I used to love those classes...........
speed sheep hi- putting my garmin on is like putting my trainers on i cant leave home without it. Even on slow runs or recoveries i still take it and always look when it beeps even though some of the time time is irrelevant. Better than in the days pre sat nav when i would drive my routes to see what the mileage was. With fuel prices now i dont think that would be very good on the bank balance.(did anyone else do this or am i just crazy)
old4speed 95% of my runs are on tarmac apart from track sessions and the odd cross country when the club are short. I am not a big lover of grass and trails and have never done much mileage on them ever. Theres more choice in these events off road than on tarmac but i dont know if this would affect my running style and cause injury changing surface after never training that way. Any advice?
Nice windy 12.6 mile hilly run this morning averaging 8.05-8.15s.
Just heard on the radio more snow predicted for next week
Minni - First time at Wokingham for me so I will defer to AA's knowledge but looking at last years results it attracts a lot of quick runners. I'm impressed I've stayed ahead of you for a week on the challenge but you'll cruise past me over the next few days.
SS - Don't worry about how fast just get those slow miles in to build the endurance back.
5 miles slow for me this morning and that's me until Sunday. That gives me 61 miles for the week from last friday to today, which is the most i've done for a long time.
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