Introducing First Timer Craig (aka BoDuke)
Hi all - sounds like we're all feeling a bit low at the moment needing some inspiration - i had to do mile intervals today and did not want to go out; when i did, the warmup 2 miles felt awful and the first of the 3 miles not much better (7:23) but then the next 2 felt good (7:03&7:02) and after 2 mile jog home, exercises and some food i now feel good (target was 3 @ 7:15 so got to be pleased !!)
Sam - thanks for the tip about discerning the difference between mental and physical and resting if its physical - need to know this cos sometimes you can become a slave to the schedule
Sam - all the best with the scan - presume results not until middle next week?
Bo - congrats on going through the 1000 posts barrier !!
Right, did this morning's threshold run and the splits as as follows:
1 8:37.4 1.00 0 4 8:37 7:31 163 183 282 8:21.1 1.00 0 2 8:21 7:19 148 157 973 8:24.6 1.00 0 2 8:24 7:22 150 156 1004 8:18.1 1.00 15 13 8:18 7:33 150 164 975 8:22.4 1.00 3 2 8:22 7:36 151 155 986 8:12.7 1.00 6 6 8:13 7:10 154 160 977 8:06.6 1.00 3 3 8:07 7:22 156 164 99
So overall, reasonable even, but spead up at the end. HR seems to have been quite consisatnt to (otherthan the wiered peck thing at the start).
Nice to run off my frustrations of the past few days. Not looking forward to going to work now, been off since Thursday last week and who knows what kind of chaos my cases are going to be in... Stressing again... Sam, can I just go for another run???
Hope everyone is good. Missing Sleepy BTW.
mcs: Just Giving done. Also shared on FB for you too. Might get a couple of takers.
mcs's Just Giving page
BoD - ooops! Well done anyway! Hope you have a good day today!
Sam - hope the scan went well.
Oscarr - well done on getting out there
I have to force myself to run at the moment, feeling very tired, but the end is in sight!
mww: Well done for getting out, it's all going to be worth it in the end.... Crossing that line, arms raised....
Bo - just can't keep a good man down eh? that's a good threshold run today and i am sure Sam will tell you to do a SLOW run for your next time out !!
Just done my slow 4mile recovery run (9:30 pace) - really good in this weather. Just started carb loading for Sunday.
MWW - thanks.
I'm scared that she is going to give me a beating.... for my very clear violation of pacing... Deffo going to stick to slow in the morning. Got a 200 mile drive, so might wait until the evening for my run, decision to be made a bit later it think....
oscarr: sounds very civilised. Good luck with the loading. BTW have you figured out how to minimise the bloating feeling?
I've been out and bought caffinee gels for Paris. Got too many (3), just in case... Zipvits.
Naughty Craig going too fast!!! Thanks for the plug for the charity page, appreciate it very much. Well done on getting out there and agree looking after kids is much harder than going to work.
My no2 daughter left home at 7.30 am for a run to work but she is struggling with her knees, she has been to see aphysio and her knees seem to roll about so ends up running knockneed then her hips roll so she is unhappy as struggling to run. SHe is an ace swimmer and this morning she said I think I just need to swim instead.......rotten when you cant do what you want to.
Oscarr speedy run there I did five this am and wont run till Saturday now having to leave home about 6am to get up to the Lakes for the race as OH is playing netball Friday night.........never mind should be a cool weekend as going to stay with some friends Saturday and Sunday night. Have a great run this weekend all. Going to try out my new SIS belt that came with gels on Saturday just to make sure it fits well as while I dont really need to use it for a half need to try it out for the full mara as well as carry some water.
Pickled Herrings on toast for lunch yum. My Swedish OH got me onto these, love em. Change from cottage cheese with marmite.
Ha ha haaa...well done Craig even if not at the right pace - image of you banging your head on table made me both laugh and cringe...poor head.
Talking of visualising race day for motivation...I did one of my runs this week on way to work which takes me down Embankment...couldn't help picturing me on the day running down there towards the finish, at speed witha smile of course ...only just over 3 weeks left for me til then...looking forward to the taper!
Right - time for lunch - Quinoa salad with haloumi for me! I do like the sound of your lunch though mcs
Bo - i think the bloating comes from the increase in fluid intake during loading so over the last few weeks have put a litre of water in a jug in the kitchen and make sure i drink it during the day in addition to my usual intake; i'm hoping that getting used to this greater intake will mean less bloating from loading - will let you know how i get on
Ten - you are a funny guy !! snow in April !!! well...maybe?
Sam - today's run was better, thanks
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