Sarah Osbourne with Minni
Excellent time in what sounds like not the easiest of conditions Sarah. I see some good longer distance times ahead - keep up the excellent work
Sarah, for what it's worth your 5k time suggests you are going to improve quite quickly (like the long runs on the RW schedules) with the right training. Enjoy your 10-12 tomorrow! What is the York against cancer steam train?
I'm doing the Ward Green 6 (more like 5.635) tomorrow, but not racing flat out. I'm either going to run 9 miles there then run it at LT pace, or go there run 6 warm-up then do LT pace as that's my weakness along with VO2max and what I need to work on this marathon training.
Yes, it'll be good to see what Sarah runs at BM and then we'll have a much better idea what we're dealing with.
Hilly a 6m race that measures 5.63 - the things dreams are made of!
I have an 18m tomorrow which is incorporating 14m of a run/race along coastal paths, beach and road.
Right ... I am DEFINITELY having beers and a curry before my next parkrun ...
Have a fab time tomorrow on the steam train!! I'm off on a 12 miler too so fingers crossed the weather isn't too terrible!!
That's a great time for the parkrun Sarah! As DS2 says, the sub 20min 5k is definitely not very far away!!
Have fun on the steam train - we did that in Loughborough not too long ago and it was great fun
Whitby's lovely isn't it? Well it was 25 years ago when we went!
OK question for the team:
I did 3 easy miles on Saturday, and ten miles earlier at 8:40 ish. It was bit hard as I have been hungover since Christmas day really. So do I do a recovery run tomorrow, if so how long at what pace? I would normally rest the day after a long run.
Sarah- if you want a real physiology- fest of a running book try Noakes' lore of running- it is much more detailed than anything I ever studied at medical school- a lot of stuff about pros/ cons of altitiude trainig, different types of training, if the science behind it all interests you, it is many hours of interesting reading!
I've been laid up woth a combination of lurgy and oncall shifts, but now feeling a bit better, so need to get some serious miles in before the ski trip in mid- jan (I always mess up my spring training with a ski trip- this one is 2 weeks in USA)- getting excited about it now!
Mr Puffy - yes I agree a 3m at a slow pace will be excellent tomorrow.
Sarah - I can't remember where we're at Did you run today?
Tri - what marathon are you doing again?
Brol - It better not interfere with your training - remember the Jantastic team!
My run today was really good even though it was bitterly cold, running point to point into a strong headwind, freezing water on the beach and ankle deep mud on the trails, oh and dodging dodgy cows! Sneaked onto the road for the last 5 miles (bliss) and got it to 16. Ran with Speedy from the sub 3:15 thread plus a club mate and really enjoyed it. So nice to do something a bit different.
Oh yes Sarah definitely develop an interest in Sports Medicine then you can advise us!
Well done on the run today. Did it feel quite easy at that pace? Did you manage to do it outdoors? I think it was windy everywhere.
Sarah - I have a mate who is a top consultant, expert doctor bloke specialising in back pain. He says it"s so difficult because back pain is often one of the easiest things to fix. The problem is it's easy for him to diagnose and come up with the solution but really painful for the patients as he gives them exercises to do which are agony so they don't do them. Everyone wants an operation or a prescription but that isn't what they need at all.
Sarah - sounds like you had a lovely day. Another here who loves Whitby!
I didn't do the race in the end - my sensible head came on and decided against it when looking at my build-up and the risk of injury to a leg I'm already maintaining from a recent injury. Did 2 parkruns last week and a longish run with 5 at MP effort and doing 2 parkruns tomorrow, so didn't want to push my luck. I've always found it's speed that kills, not distance!
Lore of Running is the bible of running if wanting to understand the science behind everything. I have read it many times, but for some of us without the medical/science background I have to say there are parts that make me Definitely a book to have on the shelf though!
Minni - sounds like you had a really good run yesterday!
It's really windy here and I feel a run beckoning...
Have a good New Year folks!
Wanted to wish you a happy New Year, and hope that 2013 brings you what you wish for!
Enjoy the weeks running!!
Good luck Sarah, I've been working a little from home but not looking forward to Wednesday.
I did the recovery, but I kept it to just over 2 miles on a nice flat loop of freshly surfaced road near our house. I woke up with a bit of soreness in my left achilles and knee and an ache in my right hamstring so we'll see what the effect is. I have to say I feel perfectly fine now though and glad I've been out.
Definitely rest tomorrow, it's a long time since I ran 3 days in a row.
We had a great holiday in Whitby last year, it's a lovely place and I doubt it has changed much in the 25 years since Mr Puffy last went. There's a lovely cliff-top trail from the abbey down to Robin Hood's Bay (about 6 miles) which makes a really nice run in the summer. We went on the steam train as well, which was great.
Anyway, back to business. I was ill over the Christmas period and haven't been running for over a week, but will be going out at lunchtime for an easy 4 miler. I'm following the RW sub-3:30 schedule and that starts off relatively gently - 26m in the first week, mostly easy or slow runs, which in the circumstances is probably a good thing.
Good luck to Sarah, and everyone else, with your training.
Sarah- I'm aiming to run 6 days a week in January which is what I'm doing at the moment. I made sure there's a treadmill in the hotel where we're staying and planning on getting all the runs in, it might just mean that I will cut one LSR short, I can't imagine doing 20m on a dreadmill to be honest. I am slightly worried about getting injured but will just have to be careful. I love my running but wouldn't miss out on all the fun in the snow!
Minni- if I feel like missing a session I will picture you with a stick, it seemed to work in the past.
Mr Puffy- glad to hear you enjoyed your recovery run.
Happy New Year to everyone, the hard work starts tomorrow!
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