Sarah Osbourne with Minni
Damn that child coughing in your face Sarah.
I got my tempo run in last night with 4 miles at MP. Ran on effort because of the wind and thought I might be a bit slow but bang on target for every mile, so feeling happy. I also seem to have got my energy back, which is a good thing.
I hope you enjoy your club run tonight. Its still a bit breezy here - what's it like down there?
I've got 20 miles to do on Sunday and going to run from here to the coast and time it to see my son play rugby. Nice to do a point to point but the only problem is its hilly. I feel as if I've earned some easier long ones in the next few weeks!
Sorry Sarah...heart rate monitor...I use mine all the time, but not in races as I would hate it when I was trying hard. I think you should givi it a try.
Excellent running! I think if your training continues in such a positive way and everything goes right on the day you're going to come away with a nice pb come marathon day! I'm impressed with your paces and how easy you're finding them.
Running my end has been consistent but still not hitting the mileage I would like. I feel okay though and am looking to try and get some extra miles in over the next few weeks.
I'm sure you've said, but I've forgotten Have you got any races planned in the next few weeks?
Yes today is a rest day, I will run tomorrow as I have to drop a car off at the garage, then do the race on Sunday if the weather's good.
Mrs P is aching all over after Netball but she's going back next week
Minni - like Sarah I too have many places where I won't run alone. This could be because of the roads being a bit lonely with no built up areas to go for help if needed. I run for miles on my own, but never go where I feel I could be stranded for whatever reason. In all the years I have run only once have I had to walk back with injury from a long run, but that was very unpleasant and before mobile phones! I had no money on me for a phone box (how quaint).
I would never run where I am on long stretches of county roads on my own with no town or village for miles! I just would not put myself in a position that could, and note I say could invite opportunist crime! Personally on all my runs on my own I always think about the route, if there areas of isolation, how I can avoid these where possible and if not making sure they are very short sections of the run. I also make sure I'm not running in the dark in areas that are not built up and any off road runs I do with others. Apart from a few fields around where I live where there are house within easy reach I would not run off road without someone else with me. In my opinion I think safety should be at the front on every runners mind when they set out to run!
Evening, is today a rest day Sarah?I did 10 today before tonorrow's race to keep up the mileage, it's a route I've done a few times so I thought it might be interesting to see the paces:
Date Distance (mile) Time Avg. pace (min/mi) Avg. HR05/05/2008 19:03 9.99 1:22:44 8:17 171 (83%)16/08/2008 08:40 9.97 1:39:28 9:59 03/01/2010 11:26 9.99 1:24:37 8:28 164 (78%)10/01/2010 10:34 10.00 1:25:18 8:32 14/08/2010 10.00 1:21:00 8:06 02/01/2011 09:41 9.99 1:23:08 8:19 161 (76%)24/02/2011 18:58 9.99 1:19:46 7:59 154 (71%)07/09/2011 18:58 10.00 1:21:07 8:07 13/11/2011 10:00 10.00 1:24:18 8:26 29/02/2012 18:54 10.02 1:24:45 8:28 150 (67%)30/12/2012 13:39 10.00 1:28:27 8:51 161 (75%)02/02/2013 13:15 10.00 1:23:43 8:23 154 (71%)
In Jan 2010 it was 8:38 and I went on to 3:36.
In Feb 2011 I was well into training after a good autumn and winter and that was run comfortably marathon pace and I did 3:33.
I live in a semi rural area, I can go off road for miles and miles if I want, or I can run down a B road to busy A road and be under street lights for miles too.
I remember coming off a trail onto the road and there was a car parked up with two lads chopping stuff out on a mirror, I just carried on as if I hadnt seen them. And there was a gypsy family that liked to ride motorbikes along the canal for a while.
Date Location Distance (mile) Time Avg. pace (min/mi) Avg. HR05/05/2008 19:03 up and over 9.99 1:22:44 8:17 171 (83%)16/08/2008 08:40 up and over 9.97 1:39:28 9:59 03/01/2010 11:26 up and over 9.99 1:24:37 8:28 164 (78%)10/01/2010 10:34 up and over 10.00 1:25:18 8:32 14/08/2010 up and over 10.00 1:21:00 8:06 02/01/2011 09:41 up and over 9.99 1:23:08 8:19 161 (76%)24/02/2011 18:58 up and over 9.99 1:19:46 7:59 154 (71%)07/09/2011 18:58 up and over 10.00 1:21:07 8:07 13/11/2011 10:00 up and over 10.00 1:24:18 8:26 29/02/2012 1
Hi Minni....do you have one of those blue tooth headsets to talk on the phone whilst running or do you just run with the phone at your ear?
I think that your really lucky to be able to run where you do.
What a fabulous run yesterday, despite you struggling for the first half. It just shows that you can work through those tough times and come out the other side smiling.....with speedy miles.
Just wondering, with london being flat, do you feel training on hills helps as it will be easier at VLM, or hinders as you are not doing as many miles on the flat and so your using other muscles?
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