Minni v Dubai Dave
Good luck shild and minni today.
13.6 miles early this morning. A slow 8:47 pace but it was already boiling at 7:30.
Hey Shild how did you do?
I had a bit of a shocker time wise, 1:54 which is about 6 minutes down on the last time I did it. I enjoyed it and I didn't find it hard but I just didn't have any speed in me. It wasn't too hot - a sea fret kept the sun off for most of it. I carried an iced electrolyte drink that I didn't need and also two gels that I didn't bother to take. So basically a good training run over beach, trail and road!
Hi Minni I was looking for you at the end but it was quite busy. I was stood with carrots team. So the race finish time 1.42.50. I enjoyed it out there today. Did not plan on going flat out as the course is quite challenging with sand, cobbles etc. but did have to work at it in places on the beach especially, once back on the trails and roads I was much happier. Good day out we stopped off for Sunday lunch on the way back as well. You should be happy with that still Minni it's a tough course ideal for training work. Well done.
Well done shil. That's a great time and somewhere close to where I would have wanted to be if I was fulLy fit. I'm not disappointed with my time - this is all about building back up.
Thanks Minni. Those runs are certainly ideal for building strength and stamina. Some good 10k s coming up locally as well.
Shil - some of those bits on the beach were hard today. There seemed to be more water about too. My shoes were squeching all the way! I did look out for you but there were so many people. I saw the Crook posse on the beach. I need to focus on the GNR but I'll probably do Morpeth 10k. You up for that?
Results are up HERE.
Do you run with Crook too?
Minni I don't run with crook but am going to join them soon. I travelled up with some of them and my number was from a friend at crook as I missed the deadline so ran as an alias. Not sure about Morpeth as there are lots of races I am trying to fit in over the next 3 months. Is it fast and flat? Although this is Morpeth so probably not. I forgot to take spare shoes today so travelled home with wet feet. The water was bad in places
Hi from Vancouver airport!! Killing time and trying to catch up since I wouldn't pay the extortionate fee for the cruise ship wi-fi.
We have survived two trips in a 2-person sea kayak [close run thing!] seen a pod of killer whales and had a whale pop up 100 yds from our kayak. Got to within 10 feet of three bald eagles hunting and then eating the kill, still on a kayak. You wouldn't get me on a cruise ship again but the wildlife made it just about worthwhile and I have tried treadmill running and fixed biking . Couldn't hope with the jogging track - 14 laps for one mile!
Will read back and get back in the swing again
2old: my achilles aches a bit even after very limited treadmill running
Alright all - ran my 10K yesterday in what felt like Badwater conditions. Clocked 43:55 on my Garmin although the official chip time now has me as 43:50. A slight positive split, but under a minute, so I suppose that is ok considering the conditions. Had a completely numb right foot for the last 2km, which was a little unpleasant. Not quite sure if it was heat related - maybe my feet swelled up and made my laces too tight?
I have decided to do my first tri in October - Bedford sprint. Quite excited actually - always wanted to give tri a go as I am a reasonable cyclist.
Low-key club race on Wednesday and then no races booked until September - I think I need the break.
Minni & Shildon - the race on the beach did look proper lovely!
Hi - got to admit I've barely read back
Well done on the race Minni
I've been camping with 3 x 9 year olds in boiling hot conditions
Did a 14 miler yesterday evening and loved it.
2old Punched in the body, jaw and head whilst swimming? This is meant to be fun? I agree with o4s about treadmills, they jar my achilles too.
AA great cycling from you.
chic, where did that super speedy tempo come from?
Speed Sheep & becsa we have missed you both.
Barry, excellent 20 mile run.
Minni Shildon Spoons and Ant good racing by you all at assorted distances. Col a few days rest needed?
Lyke Wake 42 mile ultra Osmotherley to Ravenscar safely completed in just over 9hrs., warm day, I expected about 3500ft of up mostly in the first 18-20 miles..and found it was just under 5000 ft, much much harder with nasty hills throughout including a horrible one at 37/38 miles.. I swore very loudly seeing this one. Fabulous scenery though, and tons of fun. Race report later.
Hello everyone, sorry for not popping in, with the 5k, Test Match, and cricket myself on Saturday haven’t had a moment!
Chick – that’s a cracking LT session. The first one is always one to get out of the way but you've absolutely smashed it!
Minni & Shildon – sounds like a lovely, if hard, run on the beach. Well done to you both.
AA – are you beginning to look forward to your tri yet or still in the trepidation phase?
Barry – 20M in that heat, are you mad!? Well done!
Well done Ant, can’t sniff at a 43.55 in that heat. It was bad enough playing cricket, so running in it would have been hell, even more so with only one foot!
Look forward to your race report FRC, cracking effort given how hot it has been and with hills-a-plenty.
I had an interesting 5k on Thursday. Was really struggling to breathe and chest was killing, but decided I’d go hell for leather to get it over with as soon as possible. Given how hot and how packed it was that was a bit of a mistake but I guess trying to get 6,000 people round a 5k that’s inevitable.
Anyway, excuses over, I did 20.43 which I was quite happy with as it was 5 seconds quicker than last year. It’s not a PB course, as it’s lots of twists and turns, and packed, and had a great night out afterwards so can’t complain. Splits (in miles) were 6.29, 6.26, 6.52 so I think I paid for not being able to run for 9 days previously. Going on my training up to that point, I think I could just about have hit 20 but body was nowhere near 100%. Hey ho, all speed in the bank for HM training which needs to start.
Test Match was absolutely amazing too (it was after the first two day’s too Simon ) – a cracking day out. I then tried to play myself on Saturday where I sweat my bodyweight in booze, but we won and I scored a few so all good there too.
O4S - Enjoy the rest of your wildlife trip, with no proper cycling.
Red- The cricket looked nearly exciting this time. Mind you, I'm watching a bike race that takes 3 weeks to get a result lol.
Sounds like you're ready for a week off AA.
Well ran on Sunday Shildon, good to hear you're coming over to the yellow side!
Hope the rest helps Col, you have done a lot of races lately.
Don't have to race them all Minni, it's nice to enjoy a race!
Must have been a small running track on the boat O4S! Imagine how tight your IT band would be after a few miles on that. Well done getting some training in on holiday, the kayaking sounds fun
Well done getting another 10K in Ant, how far is the club race on Wednesday?
Must have been very warm for your ultra FRC, will look forward to the race report.
Decent 5K Red, sounds like you had a good weekend all round!
Nothing exciting from me, long run (17M) done early on Sunday before the sunshine burned the cloud cover away. It was still warm, I was pleased I'd worn the camelbak - it was empty by the time I got home. Rewind to spring marathon training when I did all my long runs without a drink! Got a 5K race on Wednesday night which will be lovely if it's still hot
Ant - not another one switching to the dark side?!
Nice camping Spoons.
Carrot your club were out in force on Sunday. You must do it next year.
O4S sounds like you're having fun.
Nice to see Pinklady posting and running. Likewise Barry. Do you run together?
Nice drinking and fast running Redders.
Col a few days rest will do you good. You've been flying recently.
Chick do you have the heat over there too?
Nice to see you back SS.
Simon when are you going to stop pissing about on the bike and get back to running...?!
FRC nice ultra.
So what's been happening with me? I've had a really busy few weeks with one thing and another.
Looking forward to the Olympic Park 5m on Sunday. 2old - will you be there? Running or watching? I'm sure you said your daughter is doing it too? And Becsa, which wave are you in? I'm red starting at 10am. Mr Minni is pink starting at 10:27. I'll be pissed by the time he finishes. AA can you give us any inside info about it?
I've decided not to do an autumn marathon. My autumn target was always going to be firstly the HM then the marathon as an after thought but injury has moved everything back. I'm going to do the GNR but then do another half on the weekend that would have been the marathon - end of October. Then there'll be time for a brief rest before the marathon build up again.
Two exciting things have happened recently. Firstly I've been made a 'sponsored athlete' (lol ) by a shop specialising in ladies running and climbing gear. Their idea - not mine. Basically I have to do some blogs about my training etc and they give me gear. Its very nice gear too so I'm not complaining and you know how I like to talk about training, so everyone's a winner! It'll kind of focus on my shift to ultra distances next year.
Secondly, I received an email a couple of weeks ago from none other than Charlie Spedding inviting me to take part in a research study with Newcastle University: ''Impact of antioxidants on exercise induced oxidative stress in athletes'' Its a four month project which involves lots of eating of blueberries and testing (every two weeks). As part of it I get a VO2 max test, (I'm going to see if I can also get LT test), ECG, dietary analysis etc. It starts in a couple of weeks time.
Minni wrote...So what's been happening with me? I've had a really busy few weeks with one thing and another.
No you haven't, you've been sat on the beach drinking champers, I've seen you're FB pages
Another week of TdF to go, then I'll get back to more running I promise! Shaggy would of loved this bike chat, and where's DD for some support.
haha Simon you're right - shaggy would have loved it. Remember he was planning to go out and do a stage.
aw, shaggy I still think about him, bet we all do ...Need to catch up with the forum later, very busy right now. Nothing half exciting as Minni's stuff - only work I'm afraid
That all sounds very exciting Minni! Are you going to blog about being stalked by Nell?
Carrot - nice work on the weekend 17M. I have absolutely no idea how anyone can run that far in this weather. I did 5M on the way into work this morning, finished an hour ago, had a cold shower, and am still bright red!
Simon - won't surprise you to know that as someone who is mad about five day cricket, I absolutely love the TdF too, have been watching all of it. Mrs R is getting a bit fed up with cricket and cycling in our house...
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