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21/07/2013 at 10:04

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

21/07/2013 at 11:10

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

21/07/2013 at 11:31

congrats speed sheep


trendy 5 there, kiwi


21/07/2013 at 13:19

Hi all,


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.




21/07/2013 at 16:20

 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! 


21/07/2013 at 20:10

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!

21/07/2013 at 20:59

SS - Well done on the bling

Minni/Becsa - Well done on your Olympic run, and to Mr Minni

Chick - Nice early lsr

Kiwi - I hope Mr Kiwi didn't mow too many runners over today 

Edited: 21/07/2013 at 21:01
21/07/2013 at 21:18

 Congratulations SS, how / where did he pop the question? What lovely news   I take it the spin session and treadmill miles were binned?

Sounds like a tough brick session AA! You've already got the mental strength.

Hope you're enjoying Latitude Spoons

That's a good 22M in the bank Barry.

10M is a big chunk to be doing at MP now Chick, no wonder it felt tough. 

5M pain free is good news Kiwi, enjoy the summer break.

There were some seriously fast runners there on Wednesday Shildon. You've been getting some good long runs in, did you make a decision on NY?

Well done Minni (and Mr Minni) events like that are more about the experience than going flat out. I've been getting that 'who turned the sweat glands on?' thing when I get back from a run too. 

You sound like you really enjoyed today too Becs, well done on your time! It's good that you feel that you can race again pain free. 

20M easy from me this morning, 15 of those done with a friend which was great.  I do the vast majority of my runs alone, especially the long runs, and was surprised by how quickly the miles just disappeared.  She's doing the new York marathon (not the New York marathon) the same date as Amsterdam so we'll get a good few long rns done together

22/07/2013 at 06:51

Minni/Becsa - well done on your Olympic run yesterday

Thank you for your comments Speed Sheep my run Sat was much better than I anticipated & many congrats on the Bling

Barry(OH) Great long run from you, your doing really well. I'm proud of you! I've bunked off running this AM as tired from a busy day in London yesterday.

Planned run after work today

22/07/2013 at 07:39

Glad you enjoyed yesterday Becs. That's a great time and I'm sure it will give your confidence a boost. 

Carrot - its nice to share the long runs with someone and especially great that your marathons are at the same time. Are you doing anything different with your training this time?

I agree with PL it's great to see Barry doing long runs again. I think we're all proud of Barry working through his injuries and coming out the other side. 

I'm feeling a little fragile today... Met brolish for a delicious Thai meal and way too much fine wine.  We ended up hammered! 

Edited: 22/07/2013 at 07:49
22/07/2013 at 08:28

Great running at the Olympic park Minni and Becs, specially given all the slow fatties you had to weave around .  Hopet he hangover isn't too bad minni!

Some brilliant long runs - chick / carrot / daren / shildon / barry.   A bitcooler over the weekend, which always helps.  Fantastic mileage from you all.

After last week when I only ran 3 days and not very far at all, I was determined to get a good long run in yesterday. Originally planning on 13, but I took a slightly different route and ended up with 15, quite undulating as well. Lovely morning for it - nice breeze and overcast, even a little drizzle at first. Average pace was 8.15.

22/07/2013 at 08:50

Olympic Park run sounds great, Becs and Minni . 37ish sounds great given the crowded conditions. Shame they are tearing the place apart. I hope some of the more interesting things remain. Stratford is a depressing place (used to change trains there) and I thought the whole Olympic thing did wonders for the area and the community.

Shildon: nice mileage.

carrot: up to 20 already, wow! Know what you mean about running in company. Time passes so much quicker when you are able to chat away

Pinklady: hope your run goes well tonight and it's not too hot. We have another 30 degree plus week lined up.

Have decided to take it a bit easier this week. I picked up a number of niggles, notably one in my left calf which is beginning to bother me. Whenever I get up and take a step it feels like it wants to cramp. This has been going on for a week now. It also feels slightly sore when I run - I can run on it but it's not 100% and I'm now scared it could turn into a full-blown injury. Done lots of speedier stuff lately and blame that. Hopefully I can nip this in the bud

22/07/2013 at 10:21

Olympic run sounds like fun

Latitude was great although I think I've drunk enough beer for the next few months

Need to get back into some proper training really....

22/07/2013 at 12:35

Morning all,

What luxury logging on during a weekday, can only be holidays!

Sounds like the Olympic park runners had fun, well done to Mr Minni too.

Barry great to see you bashing out great long runs, gives us other injured parties hope You have made a remarkable recovery!

Up to 20 mile runs already Carrot, that is impressive. Will be nice to have someone to share your training with from time to time, I usually do all my marathon training by myself, can get lonely at times on those long runs!

Hope your niggles settle down Chick.

Minni - not at all surprised that you and Brolish got hammered - sounds like Spoons drunk enough beer to join you on that one

Mr Kiwi loved his skyride yesterday, he did say it was choatic meeting up at Straford station with so many runners everywhere, lol! The skyride organisers hadn't realised the run was on. Anyway, he is now a lobster, as being a typical man he didn't think he'd need sunscreen!

Time for the sunlounger, meant to get to 33 degrees here today


22/07/2013 at 13:10

Daren nice to see you back and speedy.

Barry, 22 miles in this heat, insanity is clearly working for you and injury free.  

Ant - Trail running & Mo - see below. trail or mega expensive treadie for Mo.  

chic, 16, 10@MP this early on, look tasty. Have this week as kickback by sounds of it.   col, 12+16 great running, tough, but will be worth it.

Minni/ becsa/ Mr Minni , nice Olympic runs. no comment on Brol being a bad influence with booze.  

Speed Sheep, nice bling ! Congrats.

Ultra was only last Saturday, tiny mention page 1558. Report still to post. TRX Atomic press up is the better than spider press up but I will look at my log to see if any better or to vary. Inverted row with 10-20kg plate on your chest perhaps, or crunch/ situp with same weight held above you. Well you asked!

Recovery weirdness continues.. following Tue pyramid session 3 days after ultra... Wed S&C session with coach and Thu tempo run both pretty much as normal.   Circuit Saturday, Sunday yesterday had a running workshop with local super fasty Jonny Mellor.. (29 min @ 10k, has run with Mo and beaten the Brownlees. He might make Commonwealth games and has just run a sub 4 min mile - very fast!).

Second speed session of week, 8 x 2 min efforts with a certain cat in the lead, won the orienteering exercise (okay, treasure hunt + questions) then a very tough circuit. Seem to be flying at moment and feel great. Thunder Run this weekend!

Edited: 22/07/2013 at 13:11
22/07/2013 at 20:11

 I'm very embarassed. There was a BIG typo in my race report as my time should have said 47 mins 22 NOT 37 mins. . I spotted it this morning but couldn't get my smartphone to post to correct it . Very sorry everyone for misleading you with my bad typing.

Despite the 2 mins a mile slower time I'm still happy with it. It's around the best I was expecting given the training. I'm not going to get PBs unless I can run consistently without breaking down all the time, and this feels like a small tentative step towards that.

22/07/2013 at 20:15

Hey all. This thread has disappeared from the main page! But luckily I got hold of a linky from AA. Ta. I wonder whether we need to take issues into our own hands and start another thread. I guess time will tell.

Anyway was in Buxton over the weekend and only managed to get a pass to do some mountain biking. 30 miles around the derbyshire dales with over 1000m of ascent - including a few 20% climbs. 

Nice and cool over the weekend up in Buxton. Back to baking conditions in London today though. Went out for a 5 miler at 5pm at it was reading around 33 degrees. Mental.

SS - congrats

FRC - sounds like you're well on fire! Best of luck for the Thunder run.


22/07/2013 at 21:33

I can get the thread on my iPad but not on the PC

cycling this weekend, 1x20 miles and 2x65 miles, hills, hills and more hills! BA is in a strop and claims I am attempting to wear him away (he guessed correct). Tried to run this morning but could only manage flat - legs refused to contemplate any incline.

Glad you both enjoyed the run in London - I'm looking forward to being back in the stadium on Friday.

Barry: great news on the long run

Pinklady: sorry, belated welcome to the madhouse

SS: another one bites the dust!!   

Spoons: nothing wrong with banking some extra beer, you never know when there might be a shortage.

The rain is getting very close to us, looking at the radar.........

22/07/2013 at 22:40

They can take our thread but they'll never take our bookmarks!!!

Minni I'll be doing a bit more mileage, plus a few more harder runs including some HMP tempo runs (I thought I'd escaped those by ditching P&D)

Are you still doing that castles marathon Free? Good long run at the weekend, that's a decent pace.

You've had a few hard weeks of training Chick, with fast LT sessions, long MP sessions, you're probably due an easy one.  Hot date with the foam roller!

Spoons if you can't drink beer like it's going out of fashion at a festival, where can you?

Hope you remembered the sun cream today Kiwi!

Good luck for Thunder Run this weekend FRC (and Bro is running too isn't she?) - going off the forecast, Thunder Run is very apt.

O4S great to hear you're still hammering the miles both on wheels and foot.

Trendy 5M from me this morning.  Nowhere near as warm as it was for Ant's though!

22/07/2013 at 23:21

FRC - Have you tried, I think they call them diamond press-ups. Hands very close together, with forefinger and thumbs touching, making a diamond shape, they target the chest a bit more.  Do as many as you can, then revert your hands back to normal and continue to failure, no pain no gain

Kiwi - Only 6weeks off, life's a beach.

Hot, humid, hazzy evening, but still no thunderstorm, so took a bumbag to carry some water. 7m @8.59 pace, slow and shit. But the goods news is, longest run since.........mid Dec12, and still no PF pain. Hopefully my cycling endurance will carry over to my running.  

Edited: 22/07/2013 at 23:29
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