Minni v Dubai Dave
FRC- great ultra running and sounds like you you're fully recovered. Look forward to some TR fun next weekend.
Ant- good luck tonight, hope its not too hot for you!
O4S- my VLM entry also said championship... No idea why.
My running has been ok. No speed to speak of just yet but then in this weather I'm happy not to be slowing down too much. Did another 10k last Sunday (hot hot hot) in 45:30, finishing 7th lady and even got a trophy so didn't really complain
Easy double today. 30min am done and another 30min planned for tonight. The next 10k on 3rd August.
BA is fine (thanks for asking). We are both slightly scarred from the kayak experience, but we should have expected it. Advised to have person who could multi task in the back seat paddling and doing the rudder, while patient person was to take the front seat - you can probably see where this is going
Because of the difference in height I insisted that BA (a man who struggles to single task never mind multi task) sat in the back, while I, with an Olympic gold medal in impatience, sat in the front. All I am prepared to say is that it wasn't pretty
Cycling to and from work but not much exercise otherwise except sorting out the garden after being away. Supposed to be doing a 10k mob match on Friday but forecast is 28 degrees so will Wait and see
Blimey it's hot today. Not sleeping at all. I managed 34 miles in 2:02 today. (Bike!) Flat route. With a couple of beers and a pub lunch half way
o4s - when's your real holiday?
bro - great time for a 10k in this heat.
SS - good to see you're coming back well.
AA: we leave on 10th August, but really need to do some serious hill training first - not an attractive option in this weather
Minni you need to remind me on to enter Coastal next year, I'd like to give it a go Loving the sponsorship and the research study, how exciting! Free running kit! And a VO2 max test!
Red I think it's hotter down your way than it is up here, I think the week running on holiday helped too as that was seriously hot. I didn't say that I wasn't bright red on Sunday though
Barry I've just been using water in the camelbac but I have a load of electrolyte tablets so might chuck one in on Sunday before the next long run. I find that the first few long runs of training do stay in my legs a few days, I wouldn't be worrying about the tempo. Tempo runs are good if they're pain free.
Hope the 9K went well tonight Ant.
Great stuff on the Champs start O4S! Get those windows open!
Good work getting some 400s in early morning Chick, I like 400s
All those spin and circuits classes will have you strong as an ox SS, keep it up! Glad to hear the running is coming back.
Hope work improves Free, and you get some time to run. No time to run when work is manic really does suck
Can't miss out on a pyramid session FRC, ultra or no ultra!
Well done on the bling Bro! Sounds like you're enjoying the new job?
AA stop fretting about the HIM, you're going to do great.
5K tonight done in 20:37 (tbc), nowhere near a PB but a good training run I guess.
I'm back! I was pleased with last month's 3-mile club run in 20:04 as it was better than I'd expected. Tonight's 3-mile club run on a very hot, humid night and a hilly route (for a Norfolk boy anyway!) was completed in...19:08 Absolutely delighted, really feel the hard work is paying off now and I'm getting back towards where I was before the injury.
Had a quick read back and there's been some great efforts in the heat. Decent 10ks in the conditions Ant and Bro, a great 10-miler Spoons, a good 5k from Red and FRC - an ultra in this weather?! Madness! Well done everyone and to Shildon and Minni on your coast run - great time Shildon and Minni, you'll be back to your best in no time.
Some excellent cycling too from Simon and AA (sounds like your training is going great!). I did a nice 30-miler on Monday evening - much nicer cycling than running in this weather.
O4S, envious of your trip. The wildlife sounds amazing!
Kiwi, good luck with your comeback and hope to see you at the Trotters soon!
Good luck to the Olympic park runners and any other racers this weekend.
Daren - brilliant to hear you're getting back to your former glory and falling in love with running again. I knew you'd come back!
carrot - still very speedy. Yes I will remind you when the Coastal opens. Are you going to do BM in January?
AA - I agree you're going to do great in the tri.
Plan was 8m tonight with 5 @ mp. Went for a two mile walk with dog and kids then 1m warm up and 5 @ 7:25, 7:41, 7:23, 7:25, 7.19. I left it as late as possible and although it wasn't really hot i would have struggled to go much faster. Sunday will be very interesting.... I could do with losing about 4lb between now and then.
That's great Daren well done
FRC - speedy recovery!
I did Wroxham 5km tonight in 21:45. Happy with that as it was scorchio and my training has been lacking of late.
result spoons! You're on you way back too. Fantastic.
Morning!Wow, some seriously speedy running there spoons, carrot and Daren Bro: great stuff on 7th lady & bling - 45:30 is a good time in the heat Minni: haha, with you on the weight loss 11 and a bit miles done this morning - it was hot and humid and I sweated like a pig. Not priddy , av. pace 7:59 and it felt like hard, hard work
Managed to get myself out to run at 6.30am today after a night sleeping on the tiled floor of the bathroom - the coolest place I could find! Was able to keep in the shade for almost the full 45 minutes and felt surprisingly good, probably because I haven't done much for 3 weeks. I lost 3lbs in weight on holiday despite unlimited free food being available so might try a few shorter races if it ever cools down.
Daren: impressive return, nice to have you back
Minni: is it 'Gear for Girls' that are sponsoring you? If so could you ask them to stop sending advertising e-mails every day
Spoons: don't know how you do it in this heat, but congrats
Top 5k running Carrot and Spoons
Hello all! All this talk of the Thunder Run on here and on MT is getting me all nostalgic. It also reminded me that I've never used my Adidas trail shoes Not really much call for them out here. Must use them when I'm in the UK in Sept.
Bro, nice one on the bling front!! I hope the job is working out well and you're managing to balance it with your training.
FRC, I'm really sorry, I must have missed your ultra Many apologies. I hope you had a good one. Sounds like you are recovering well though so good on you. I thought of you this morning as I did some more spider press-ups. Do you reckon they are harder/better for you than TRX with a crunch? What about doing them on the TRX? I'm always looking for ways to challenge my S+C
AA, that sounds like my kind of bike ride Which pub did you go to?
Carrot, nice 5K! Are you back into the swing of things after your wedding/honeymoon? Sounds like you had a lovely time, that's great
Hi Darren! Lovely 3 miler there, nice and speedy.
Minni, nice session. Don't forget, even if it's not hot when you actually run, you've spent all day in the heat which is draining in itself so that can have an impact. That's also a positive you can take with you into the race on Sunday, i.e. it may be hot when you run but at least you've not spent all day wilting in the heat before you race. Any wilting can be done later on with shades on and a beer in hand celebrating
Spoons, awesome racing, well done!!
Chick, well done for a solid 11+ miles. Nice work.
O4S, loving your kayaking description! What an adventure. Glad you had a nice shaded run this morning.
I'm loving my training at the moment. I'm working really hard, but varying everything which is keeping me motivated. I've managed a full week of sessions at 6:30am and then something in the evening too. I think also that training for max 45 mins per session (apart from circuits and extreme spin class at the weekend) is keeping me from getting tired. I've been really surprised how energised I feel and it's definitely helping me to shift the post-marathon cider-fuelled poundage Last session of the week for me tonight, spin, and then rest day tomorrow which includes a nice meal out with OH which may well have to be accompanied by some fine wine... Bring it on!!!
I also worked out my marathon schedule today. I start training the week beginning Sunday 22nd Sept (don't forget my weeks are a day out over here) which is the second week of our holiday. So my first P+D long run is Sat 28th Septwhich means, Bro, I will have worked up a good appetite for our breakfast when we get together. Bring on those breakfast martinis
Minni / Sheldon - well done on the coastal race
Ant - that's a good 10k time. More to come in cooler conditions
FRC - great ultra running and a super fast recovery with the pyramid session
Redwood - that's a very good time in your 5k
Carrot - nice 17m run, and an excellent 5k time too
Minni - well done on both the research opportunity and the sponsorship. Both will make very interesting reading.
Simon - the tdf has been amazing this year. I think today's stage could be very interesting.
AA - good bike sessions from you. I have managed to get out on the bike twice in the last week, although only about 15 miles.
O4S - welcome back from your holiday
Brolish - that's a good time for the 10k, and well done on the trophy
DarrenF - that's very good progress over the month. You are getting back into shape
Spoons - nice 5k
Speed Sheep - you are making excellent progress.
So 9K done last night in baking conditions again. And with loads of hills! Suffice to say I was drenched at the end of it. Happy with my 40:42 time - done in 25 degrees and only 3 days after a 10K - and actually 20 seconds faster than last year. Good season from the club - we finished second, just behind St Albans - who have a stack of fast runners.
Daren - that is some improvement in only a few weeks. Smoking!
O4S - your holidays always sound eventful!
Bro - more bling! Not bad at all.
FRC - they do say that off-road running is best - I heard that Salazar doesn't let his athletes train on tarmac.
Speed Sheep - extreme spin?! I shudder to think what that is
Hi all. Another brief visit - limited access again . Minni sorry won't make Olympuc run - gutted! Done a couple of beach runs but not ready to risk running on concrete. Have a great one . Miss 2O is in but wonder if shell drop out.
Carry on the fine running gang
Daren - Welcome back and a great 5k time.
Col - Yes TdF should be good tonight, just about to watch it.
2old- All the top athletes go to warmer climes to recover, enjoy your beach running.
Ant - Nice 9k
Spoons/Carot/Redwood - Great 5k's
SS- Sounds like your're well back into things, and ready for P&D
Well done to all of you who have raced in this weather, let alone run anything like a half decent time.
Minni, congrats on the sponsorship. I'm in the green wave on Sunday. I think you'll be pissed by the time I finish as well, legs feeling very heavy in this heat.
Simon, Col, I've got today's highlights recorded to watch later this evening, but I've heard it's a good one. The tour so far this year has been cracking! Come on Froome!
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