Introducing First Timer Craig (aka BoDuke)
BoD- enjoy your new oven! Hope the group run goes well tomorrow!
I did get out there early this morning, ran 13 miles in 2.30...slow. Really struggled from about 9 miles,walked a bit but lack of running this week probably made it more difficult!
Have a good day tomorrow everyone!
Been back from my morning run for a bit, but baked a couple of loaves of bread for the week and made a massive stew with dumplings and all that gig!!! Yummy. Quite old school are dumplings, but great for bulking out meat in stuff. Got a whole veg box in it too, so really quite healthy really (honest Ruth...) I've used light suet and everything...
Did my 11 miler and the first 10 were really nice (same old route, if there are any people from Peterborough or local area give me a hand here, please...) Last mile was a nightmare, I got a new camelbak, but it kept rubbing on my neck and getting really uncomfortable/sore, had to keep adjusting it and trying to keep it from making me bleed!!! And the wind was right in my face coming back. So strong, it was taking my feet away from under me... Kept kicking my ankles because of it...
Overall pace was 10:40 minute mile and happy with that, given the circumstances.
mcs: I didn't realise you were that close to the Dales... you lucky fella! Remember going to Edale as a kid and getting lost on top of some great hill, then having my first ever alcoholic beverage in one of the local pubs. Been trying to talk OH into going camping one weekend (she can shop while I run up a hill or something).
Louisa: Hope you enjoyed your 9 today as well as your booze free (???) party... I've not seen one either, stood there with mouth very wide open thinking things that are not appropriate for under 16s... Did look at the price tag despite not having any cash or room to put it...
MWW: thanks, waiting for delivery now... No idea how long that is going to take... That's not slow and seriously 13 miles is long way in anyones' book, but it's funny how we view these things, beat ourselves up for no real reason. You'll be back where you want before you know it... Have a look at the conversation Emma and I have had about the videos...
Oscarr/SB: hope your xc went well today! I'm doing Fleet too Sb, so if you want to meet up either before or after, I'd be up for that. I'm taking myself, Rachel and Thom aren't coming, so the company would be much appriciated.
On the Thom and Rachel theme, looks like the family aren't coming to Paris with me...Rachel is worried about looking after Thom and all that. Plus we be a bit skint... Mate might come over though, he's got £500 of Thomas Cook vouchers to burn...
Video of day in London: London day
BoD - good run today and remember its all about time on your feet in these long runs at this stage - good that you tried your new gear on the training run and not in a race which is absolutely the right thing to do.
SB and i had another good XC race this morning - I felt strong throughout and feel that all the hill work and exercises are starting to pay off. Also met PMJ who joins in on Knight Rider's thread a lot. Good to meet more forum people in the flesh to bring the whole experience more alive.
I'm sure as many folk as possible will be trying to meet up before/after the build up half races which will be great fun
Good luck with week 5 and the job hunting
Craig - would be absolutely delighted to meet up! I will send you my mobile number nearer the time and we can liaise. There are four of us all going and we'll be happy to offer as much support as we can. Do you know what pace you're aiming at yet?
Oscarr forgot to mention that he whipped my butt this morning - he claims he tried out the 'have a bowl of porridge' recommendation and it obviously worked for him. I saw him in the distance once and never got any closer to him than that! Great running - I wasn't exactly slacking myself. It was a really hard course but brilliantly twisty and turny - my favourite kind.
Chicken enchiladas with extra cheese shall be my reward tonight ooooh and I think a cheeky shandy on the side is called for LOL
To go back a wee bit in the conversation - did you have any further thoughts on what you're gonna do after the marathon? I'm intrigued as to how everyone else 'recovers'...
Tenjiso - that's great - really good recovery and shows what a sensible approach can do. Everyone should take heed
Craig, really sorry to hear about the job - but it just means something better awaits Well done on a great long run. I missed my morning group session yesterday as I was teaching on a coaching course and only clocked 5 miles this morning (beautiful day) so you've done more than double what coach Murphy has done! I'll work out everyone's suggested paces for the long run next Saturday but I reckon you and Emma will be pretty close (you'll be close enough to shield her from any errant dogs anyway!) Looking forward to catching up with you all.
Craig: Suet See you next Saturday!
oscarr wrote (see)
Ruth - could I ask you to comment on my tea and coffee consumption please - on average I have the following numbers of mugs per day;Tea - english tea with semi-skimmed milk and no sugar - 5Coffee - strong flavoured with semi-skimmed milk and no sugar - 3De-caff coffee - after dinner - with semi-skimmed milk and no sugar - 1I have a good balanced food diet on most days. Thanks.
Ruth - could I ask you to comment on my tea and coffee consumption please - on average I have the following numbers of mugs per day;
Tea - english tea with semi-skimmed milk and no sugar - 5
Coffee - strong flavoured with semi-skimmed milk and no sugar - 3
De-caff coffee - after dinner - with semi-skimmed milk and no sugar - 1
I have a good balanced food diet on most days. Thanks.
If the coffee is instant but strong I reackon you must be having 450mg of caffeine per day . If strong brewed coffee you are likely to be consuming much more . The advice is no more than 400mg of caffeine per day (200mg for pregnant women). Suggest reduce coffee by one (caffeine variety) and keep the 5 cuppas and this may take you below the 400mg (unless your coffee's are like the cup I have in the morning - strong!) and you have very strong tea.
Hee hee, just spent an enjoyable 10 mins watching the Bootcamp and VIP pre-training day videos... I've only just found them! I'll add my own vanity moan to yours and Emma's - my frown line between my eyebrows is suggests I am deadly serious and rarely smile
Good to spot you three among the group in the Bootcamp vid - will be having a closer look at your running style on Saturday and offering any pointers I can.
BoD - hang in there mate - I get tight calves all the time when I'm at full training tilt. Might just be a training adaptation thingy and them getting stronger - just have to let them adjust at their own pace! Sometimes I have to sneak in an extra day of rest and then carry on as if it didn't happen. I hope that's all it is ...
Really looking forward to seeing the photo shoot pics - might make you sign imy copy when we see you at Fleet. I think I'll be aiming 1:45 - 1:50 but we'll see how I feel at half way. It's my friend's first half and I think she'll be around 2 - 2.10 if you want someone to start with.
mcs - Yeah got the email but had already entered Fleet with some friends so I'm carrying my place over to next year. Oscarr mentioned that you might know of some 20 milers your way later in the summer (Chatsworth)??? I think I'm gonna do the Belper 30k in August just for the sake of company on a long run. If there are others might have to try something in July if possible. (Know what you mean about entering races - I usually stick to one a month unless there are local cheapies happening).
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