The 14 miler became a 20 miler....!! I got to the 7 mile turnaround point and felt quite good so carried on to 10 then came back!
I was so stiff when I finished it was painful. In fairness I was running in 2 degrees and sleet, so not the best conditions. I really felt the cold, plus lots of uphils on the way home - it was quite difficult.
However, done and in the bag in 3hrs 18, so another hour and ten for the final 6 miles so I'm hoping 4.30 will still be achieveable.
Everyone else sounds like they're doing brilliantly - Andrew you sound like you're in a really strong position.
Redhead - that sounds like a good tun too - with few complaints.
Nice fast run in the bag there Jim - I'd like to put in a quick one this week.
I'm giong to get new trainers this week Fenn, tomorrow hopefully, all too aware that the big day is looming near!!!
Wow great runs everyone, there's nothing quite as satisfying as doing a long run and spending the day feeling pleased with yourself!
I did 14 today which I was pleased with , steady 10:10 pace. Feeling quite tired now but think I've been harbouring a flu bug all week which I'm trying to ignore!
We've got snow and bitterly cold winds from the East. Glad it's a no-run day!
Denise, that's brilliant news. You'll easily get sub 4:30
Great runs people...Jess 14 with a bug good work and Denise... soo pleased for you... turning a 14 into a 20miler storming effort!
Back on it tomorrow can not wait!
Yuck what horrible weather! I thought it was meant to be Spring!! I can't believe it is mid march and we're running in the snow! Oh well, we'll just have to plod on... at least if feels warmer when you're running....
6.29am, 5 miles. Garmin said "-3degC, feels like -8". Blizzard said a bit more...! slow and steady, ankles hurt but were easing up. Means I can do gym this evening and not lose mileage!
It's bloody freezing today!
Thanks Fenn & everyone!!! It wasnt particulalry pretty but I'm happy its in the bag.
Got my new trainers today! I ended up with Saucony Triumph 10's - I have them on right now and they're sooo comfortable! I had intended to stick with the Asics, but I didn't - looking forward to testing them out.
Its always nice to have new gear... I stocked up last week.
Just looked up your shoes...very nice...what colour? I tried on a Sacony pair the other day and nearly bought on the basis of the colour and style. But sense prevailed and I went for tried and tested asics. (which were also on sale)
It's so cold.. and typical last week when I wasn't running, it was the warmest weather this year. It feels like Russia has left the back door open! It's soo windy!
Brrrrrrrrrrr! That's all I have to say about the weather today. I shall be doing my intervals on the treadmill later.
Stay safe and warm everyone.
A steady 5 mile run this morning...I braved the cold, and although I was looking forward to runniing the cold was horrible and made it very unpleasent. I struggled to relax and was slightly paranoid looking for any signs of pain.
The good news is there was no pain...so perhaps i will be able to enjoy my run tomorrow. (definately will be on the treadmill)
One word: brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Yep - double brrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Fenn, that's great news. Plus you get too look forward o a pain free and warm run tomorrow! I took the new sneaks out for a 4 mile trot this morning and so far so good.
Do you have gym memberships or have treadmills at home? I've been thinking about joining one of those cheap gyms so that I have the option to train indoors, but unsure if its worth it or not?
Good work Denise. I should of said I was in new trainers too.. Had to lay out my kit last night as was convinced I wouldn'yt be able to get out of my warm bed.
I have a gym in my building so its very useful and I have no excuse. (I still manage to find them though .
We are hoping to move out of London soon and have decided that rather than paying for a gym, I will just buy a treadmill. (I pay £55 a month, could have a decent treadmill for that price). So if running is long term for you and you have space and can set up a treadmill some where practical I would shell out for a treadmill. It will be a cost saving in the long run.
However if its just for the marathon I wouldnt shell out for gym or a treadmill, weather WILL improve in the next couple of weeks.
My dream is to get a place big enough to allocate a proper gym room/area with TV on the wall matts, benches and weights etc. My Boyfriend goes to the gym regularly so it would be a cost saving for us both. Having lived in a 1 bed flat for the last 4 years with my boyfriend I dream alot about having more space!
I really hope this weather does improve in the next few weeks, it's mid march for crying out loud!!!
Sounds like everyone is doing well.... I was off sick yesterday as have lost my voice and had a hacking cough (talking is an essential part of my job so coudn't go in and just be quiet!). in today though and feeling sorry for myself and sounding rather squeeky! Keen to get out on a run tomorrow, but know I should listen to my body and rest if I need too.
Fenn a home gym would be amazing... I live in London too, and no space for a treadmill let alone a home gym! Something to aspire to though!
As a general rule, I was told by a doctor that I could run if the cold was a head cold but not run if it was a neck down cold. (ie. chesty cold)
Sounds like sensible advice to me! I think I'll see how I am after a few days of resting...but running with a cough probably isnt the best idea!
Yeah definately best advise is to listern to your body. The only anoying thing is that colds tend to drag out!
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