Minni v Dubai Dave
I'll enter Brass Monkey Minni, the weather gods will decide if I will run it It's hard in the heat, don't fret about the run last night. It wasn't long ago you couldn't run at all. Good luck for Sunday, you might just surprise yourself
Well done on the 5K last night Spoons, do you hate 5K as much as I do? Give me long distance any day.
SS you are probably finding it hilarious how we are all going on about how hot it is over here! Yes back into the swing of things after the wedding and honeymoon chaos, but have we're going to a festival next weekend so that will mean a bit of missed training. You must be doing something right if you're not tired off doubles every day. Enjoy the meal and wine with your OH
DD is probably running in long sleeves and running tights...
Second placed club, well done Ant! Sounds like it was a tough race, but you're getting quicker.
Good luck for Sunday Becs, you might also surprise yourself.
Sorry to hear you can't race 2old but a sensible decision with the bigger picture in mind.
Just over 11 miles from me tonight, didn't feel to hot until I got home and inside! Then it was like the sweat had been switched on full blast Oh and I was covered in flies. But the run went fine.
Anyone got any other races planned this weekend?
Darren - well done. Sounds like you're well back to speed now.
Spoons - great 5k
well done minni those mp splits look spot on.
SS - like the sound of your training. You'll be flying when back marathon training.
Chick/carrot - great runs in the heat.
Well I bunked off my intervals this morning. Too hot and too tired. But managed a 1.5k lake swim tonight. 27 degrees in the water!! No wetsuit. And its so hard without one. I was miles slower and i am slow anyway!
Didn't do too well with my run yesterday.
Swimming training this evening before a long run tomorrow.
Minni I could never swim very well & started proper swimming lessons last year - I train with the triathletes which is good as its pushed me.
Ant: great 9k run in the heat nice 11 miler, carrot ugh, yeah, flies . They substitute brekkie most mornings - there's just too many about and I seem to swallow a good few on each run 27 degrees water temp, AA? Is this a heated lake ? Our lake has about 19 or 20 but it's very deep and will probably not get any warmer than that. Went for swims last night and the night before. Well, if you can call girly breaststroke for 30 mins swimming ...Pinklady: wow, swimming with the pros sounds great. They'd kick me out of the pool 8 miles with 3 x 1 mile reps @ 10k pace. Legs knackered today . Going for a day trip on the bike tomorrow, legs need a break from running. Best of luck at the Olympic thingie Becs and Minni shame 2old that you will miss it
Another early morning 5 mile trot for me. I reckon that if I can just do that every day while the heat lasts I'll get back to proper training after the cycling trip [possibly!]
Love the flies Carrot - sounds like me after a day on the bike wearing Factor 50 suncream. Kamikaze flies dive in and die!!!! I went into a shop on one occasion with dead flies plastered all over my face [BA had seen them but didn't think to mention it]. The shop assistant took one look and turned a nasty shade of green - it was only when I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the window after leaving that I realised she wasn't just hungover
AA 27 degrees sounds like my sort of swimming.
We have to do some hill training on the bikes this weekend - looks like a very early start.
Nice 10 miler for me last night - first 5 around 8:30 pace, 2nd 5 around 8:00 pace. Off to latitude festival in 2 hours
Brick session for me today. 41.4 miles on bike with 2000ft ascent. Dumped bike. Out trainers on and managed 3.2 miles in 27 minutes in 30 degrees. Killer. Legs mashed. Deffo gonna need to draw on mental strength for this event.
Spoons - enjoy the festival. Nice 10 miler.
2old - shame about the Olympic run.
Becs and minni - you'll love it. Advice... Enjoy every second and dont worry about the time.
O4S - have a great cycling weekend. Love love love hills
Nice brick AA!
Great 9k in the heat Ant.
Enjoy Latitude Spoons - looks like a decent lineup this year.
Did a slow 1h 50min run yesterday afternoon on tired legs. Even though it mostly in the woods, it was still very hot and humid and not particularly enjoyable!
Daren - Very pacy 3 miler.
Minni - Good MP effort, good luck for tomorrow.
Chick - Nice 11 miles, got to allow for the heat.
Carrot/Spoons - Well done on the 5K's
SS - You're putting in some very good/varied training, keep it up and you be very well prepared to start the mara campaign. Agree about the training plans, I have in the past done runs,when I should n't have due to injury/tiredness, just because the plan said so.
Ant - Nice 9K effort and congrats on the club result.
Becs - Good luck for tomorrow.
AA - Don't be too hard on yourself, that was a very good bike/run effort in the heat.
Pinklady - Yeah Thursday's run was not good, but today's was much better, well done.
22 miles for me this morning, out by half six so not too hot, gel at 14 and 18, done in 2hr 54 at 7:55 avg so very happy with that. Now on with the decorating before watching the tour, which has been amazing this year.
Minni & Becs - Good Luck tomorrow & enjoy!
AA - Your training is going well & like my hubby says don't be too hard on yourself, as it's been exceptionally hot!
Swimming last night followed by long run for me this morning - 9 miles and really pleased that I managed it after a rubbish run on Thursday! Bit cooler as well & my coach was happy
In London tomorrow to see the Cirque Du Soleil!
Thanks for the good luck wishes. Looking forward to it now, particularly now it's a bit cooler here today.
AA you're doing so well just to get the training done in this heat. You're going to do great when it cools down and you get a chance to get some rest in the taper.
Barry, well done on getting such a long run done in the heat.
Kudos to all you guys training in this heat!!
Minni and Becs - good luck for tomorrow and enjoy, beat the atmosphere will be awesome!
best of luck to our Olympians today
got up early to do my scheduled 16 with 10 @ MP. Boy, that was tough
managed 7:45ish splits but it was hard work. hot already at 5am. rewarded myself with a dip in the lake after and now chilling on the sun lounger
Morning all! I hope all Olympic runners have a blast today Can't wait to hear how it went.
Ant, sounds like a great 9k, well raced especially so soon after your 10k effort. Extreme spin is a one hour session instead of 45 mins. I enjoy them!
Carrot, yep, I'm chuckling away over here in 45 degrees of heat at you all No, I of all people really do know what it's like so I don't envy you at all. I'm sticking with the TM for now so well done to everyone for getting out there and tackling the heat. I had a lovely meal/wine with OH thanks. More on that later...
AA, that's some hot lake!! I hope you weren't too fried after that! Nice brick session too.
Pinklady, don't worry about having a bad run, just can it and move on to the next. Easier said than done, I know that, but hopefully your next one will be fab And I've just read on and lo, it was! Brilliant effort.
Chick, nice mile reps, and even nicer early 16. That's great to do MP stuff that early in the day. Enjoy your recovery
Spoons, enjoy Latitude
Barry, scorching 22 miler, great work sir!!
So my training took a bit of a back seat this weekend. I was supposed to do an extreme spin class and an hour long run on the TM on Saturday. I did anticipate being hungover after my meal out with OH on Friday night, but I didn't anticipate being engaged I GOT BLING
Yay SS, a big congratulations to you, exciting times ahead!!
Awesome run Chick, any running in this heat is hard work, so well done on the m.p splits.
Mr Kiwi was up early to go into London for a skyride, starting at stratford so that would be interesting, him fighting his way thru the crowds of runners with his bike! anyway I felt inspired by the thread Olympians + got out for a very slow 5 miles, knees ok, got 6 weeks hols to build up slow miles
congrats speed sheep
trendy 5 there, kiwi
some nice running going on in the heat still. It has finally cooled down up north with cloud the last few days.
Barry nice long runs you're piling them in at the moment. Sorry I mistook the 20 for a 10. They're easy to mix up.
Minni hope the Olympic run went well. Congratulations on the sponsorship.
Carrot nice long run and 5k still quick in this heat. I noticed there were a few sub 15s at Sunderland. And another good crook turnout.
Ant nice back to back 10k and 9k in fast times.
FRC 42 miles in this weather very well done
Redwood nice 5k.
Chick and Daren nice long runs
Well done also to anyone I have missed off. So much to read through when you don't log on for a week.
This week has been a struggle for 2 reasons a high sickness rate at work caused by good weather I am presuming which means I have to work more hours and no speedwork or hills done due to the heat and humidity so I have done two 12 milers and a 16 miler on Saturday in better cooler conditions. The 12 on Wednesday was an out and back and at 7 miles I wished I had done a loop as I could of cut it short as it felt horrible but I continued home. Stepping up the miles a bit more from this week with two double days planned.
Happy running everyone.
Congratulations SS. nothing like a bit of bling to start the weekend!
Kiwi - I hope Mr Kiwi made it.
Had a great time today. It wasn't a run to go fast - AA don't know if it was the same last year - it was very crowded, narrow and twisty. I started about 3/4 way down the red and there were hundreds of slow (some fat) people walking or jogging. Very few places to get any place to move forward.
It's a shame a lot of the park seems to be getting pulled apart but the stadium was amazing. We did a lap in an internal tunnel with speakers blasting out commentary of the games and the cheering crowds then Chariots of Fire before entering the stadium. The noise was deafening ... The crowds were on their feet... I could taste gold..... Ok slight exaggeration but it was still an amazing feeling. My kids had seats on the finishing straight so saw me coming in. Finish time 37.xx
Although it hadn't felt too hot when running when I finished I started to pour with sweat. It was literally running off my face and body - I have never experienced that before, ever. So I guess it was more humid than it felt.
I joined the kids and we waited for Mr Minni to come in and all saw him finish in 53.xx, which is nothing short of a miracle!
Congrats SS .
Today was great . There were lots of magical moments such as running past Sir Chris Hoy at the start, a spine tingling cheer coming from the stadium as we went past early on in our race (I think due to the first person finishing), the chariots of fire music starting up just as I got underneath the stadium, and finishing on that track. Quite a lot of the park did seem to be a building site - I think that is where the temporary structures were so hopefully they will landscape those areas so the park becomes as beautiful as it was when the games were on.
I did around 37 mins 22 according to my watch, which is a long way off my fastest but better than I was expecting. I'm happy with that and it was just so good to be racing again. Last race was Chicago marathon back in last October and I've been battling the injuries since then so haven't done much mileage and most of that's been slow.
I was also quite caught up with slow runners and walkers, particularly in the first mile, and probably used a bit too much energy surging to get round people. After that it wasn't too bad even though I was overtaking a lot more people than were overtaking me. I saw lots of unfit people on the tube who were in the red (fastest) wave, so I think there were quite a few who perhaps didn't train enough to have a realistic idea about their finishing time.
Congrats Minni, and Mr Minni as well!
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