Iron Min v Soup Dragon
Evening. I'm tired but in a really good way. Had a lovely 40 mile bike ride today with Podds (and a few others) on another classic Dustboy Special. I have so much to thank DB for in terms of cycling. He can really put a good route together and he's very encouraging to those of us at the back. Only averaged 13mph even though I was struggling to keep up in places but 40 miles is 40 miles. I had another go on my tri bars which still felt really wobbly. I hadn't realised that I was saying"whoah,whoa, whoah out loud! I'll get down to the track I think for a few goes.
On Friday I did my long run of 90mins. It was hard work and I nearly gave in but slowed it right down and did the job. A slow 13.5min/miles.
So end of week 7 and I've missed just one run but done more biking than the plan says. That will do me.
well done Soupy
I did 10 on Saturday my hands were frozen, even with gloves
Well done Soupy - nice bit of biking there, resplendant in yellow. I couldn't be a pirate, yellow just completely washes me out and that's just one of the reasons!
I had a lovely run yesterday, started with gloves on, but shed them ~ half way. They ended tucked in my bra, yet another reason I'll never look stylish when running. ~19 miles for me (should have been 18, but I managed to turn garmin off accidentally and not notice immediately ). lovely weather to be out - I think clear and frosty is my favourite running weather. Had an early night last night, heading for the same tonight!
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I had another go on my tri bars which still felt really wobbly. I hadn't realised that I was saying"whoah,whoa, whoah out loud!
You most certainly were Soupy !
When Dustboy said you sounded like an air raid siren winding up I did wonder if he was exaggerating......................he wasn't!!!!
But seriously well done for giving them a try - as you say it's a whole new learning to ride a bike again experience......
Good running there HL and impressive mileage....
A bit myself too so off to bed early tonight - several broken nights recently on top of the increased training load and a very heavy working week last week with several late nights have all taken their toll............and I'm no spring chicken these days!!
I'm doing Brighton, so a week before VLM. I went with an 18 week plan, then added 2 weeks for contingency, so I seem to be a bit ahead of lots of people in terms of mileage. Plan has alternating long runs of 20 & 15 for the next 10 weeks. I have to say that at the end of that run I did feel that this might be achievable.
Have fun out in the cold, wrap up warm.
Crumbs HL - that sounds like a lot of 20 milers (but then I am very lazy )........ which plan are you using?
Morning DL - you're doing good girl considering all the stresses before CHristmas and that silly job of yours....
I'm using Shades' 4 runs a week plan. It is somewhat mileage heavy compared to a lot of beginner/slowcoach type plans. But I felt I wanted something that started at the level I was at, then ramped up easily, but included lots of long runs. No speed work either. Includes runs at MP and tempo runs, but no intervals or reps (which I'd probably never do on my own anyway!)
Anyway, better scarper (should be working)
I have intervalled I actually enjoy them now all over quicker
werll done DL, on track for Ashby
oooh oooh have you heard?
HAVE YOU HEARD !!??
DL is on the list for Ashby
<hands forum 6 hat back to new team>
I hope our new sixers have as much fun as I have.
I'm still here Spence. I haven't switched the light off yet, just been a bit busy this week. I've not entered Ashby yet but probably will if I can negotiate getting the car.
My plans for Ashby might have changed a little, my friend J has said I should go for a PB and not worry about us all staying together I'm not sure, I would like to put my new regime 4/30 to the test, so I might just go for it......having said that I wont be on my own as Far Far has said she'll come with me see how it all feels on the day
Well I think you should go for it Spence. Your running has become really consistent and you are doing so well it would be good to give yourself a real test. I've never done a race with other people, apart from starting off together and meeting up at the end. I llike to go at my own pace, be it taking it easy or going for a pb. I prefer it that way.
For some reason my running has gone absolutely rubbish. A 2 hour run on Sunday took me the total of 8.2 miles. I'm not too worried I'm sure it will come back and if it doesn't well I'll still go out and run anyway. Running to time not miles is great. On Sunday instead of sticking to the usual perimeter path at Bushy Park I went round the restored water garden and then doubled back to run round the ponds. It was great, just made it up as I went along.
Hurrah - another Ashby-ite. Soupy, if you could get somewhere near by train, I could pick you up & we could go the rest of the way together (assuming you can deal with my driving) Message me on FB and we can discuss if that's any help to you.
Can I come for pizza - really, I'll plan to drive myself up and everything. I'm housetrained (sort of) and like pizza a lot.
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