Brrrrr again. Oh my, that wind has been biting for the last couple of days! Yesterday I did my little Kenyan Hills session and then today I did 18.5 miles, 8 minutes quicker than my 18 last week. My route was just as hilly but my breathing was so much better. Very pleased with that
I only ran 13.1 miles (Sleaford half), but it was a slightly speedy 1 hr 49 mins 19 secs... my 3rd fastest ever, even!
Well doen those who got out and ran further!
denise/bigeater/fenn/andrew - good work on your long runs, good paces for sub 4.30
Fenn- I use maximuscle mixed berry gel, its isotonic so doesn't need be taken with water, therefore not as gloopy as other types. I can also buy it from Tesco which makes it easy!!! I also love extreme sport cherry jelly beans
Glad you're breathing easier Redhead,
I had a great time marshalling the Ultra yesterday, met some lovely people, and even ran a few miles at one point when I went looking for last runner! That was funny cos I was in my walking boots- felt as if I was in army!! It was a really worthwhile experience, I'd recommend it. I will def do it again.
Hey Hey Hey!
Some good runs out there,,, Went out Saturday, managed 14.5 miles.....it was snowing and i saw a parrot..... radom! Really pleased with the 2.11.39 time... 5.38km average.... which, when i look at the splits, was pretty much metronomical. That would bring me in in 3.57.... but i am under no illusions! I felt fit, felt good, but the right knee felt like a rusty hinge for the last 1/2km.
Going to nip to the gym today and lift some heavy stuff... may get a few heavy squats in. Then 4 miles tonight...
Ultra.... they do appeal to me... My run on sat was from faversham to gillingham... one straight road, down the a2... and i did think to myself... 'i reckon i could run to london'..... I suppose i just need a reason to actually do it!!
Oooooo, I can sense some ultra recruits. To anyone who wants a challenge to feel really proud of I'd say JFDI (please pardon my bad language).
WTF is JFDI?
whoops.... sorry... sleep deprived!
Bigeater is correct in his translation
I once wondered if I could run from Lincoln to London - it's about 140 miles!
...then I woke up!
its about 57 miles from Faversham..... i have cycled it in 3 hours 20.... i reckon i could run it in a day,.....fo' sho'!
I have a 'rusty knee' this morning.... is this the first sign of weakness ???
It is not swollen and only hurts when I walk down the stairs and is in one knee. Luckily today is a rest day...
just needed to share.
Fenn, my knee hurt as I walked down the stairs this morning too! don't worry, it usually just means it's tight or something niggling. If it happens more often or not after a long or fast run, try some lower leg raises (e.g. sit on a chair and lift lower legs to straight, possibly adding weights).
Stick some frozen peas on it Fenn or spray it with Ice freeze stuff.
I know mine is due to a tight IT band....,,, so dont forget to stretch!! You will be fine... RICE and ibuprofen sorts out most niggles,,,!
gym session was good by the way.... i have really found the benifit of some compound squats to improving my running...
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