Introducing the fifth and final member of our ASICS Target 26.2 team - Emma (aka EmmaC) Emma will be mentored by Sam Murphy on this thread ...
Tenjiso wrote (see)
Re: the garmin Have you input details about your current weight? I've got a forerunner 305 and the calorie count is worked out according to how much you weigh as well as distance. Top Tip: Enter a really high weight and burn up extra calories each time you run I'm a bit of a weight-loss guru IMHO.
Lozza - my Garmin is set up for mile spilts - not by me it was like that when I got it thankfully. So when I upload data the splits are on there for me. I'm going to try and use it at the gym to do my speedy session and just press the lap button between sets and see if it will calculate it all for me? Fingers crossed!
I've had bad experiences after porridge - not energy wise but upset tummy wise! I have to be so careful before a long run and often have to plan in pit stops! I'm ok energy wise up to about 2 hours then I start to flag a little.
I'm getting a polar foot pod for my brithday!!
* dances around like a small child *
Then I too can get all exited about paces and distances - whoop whoop
(not that I'm jealous or anything... MUCH! LOL)
Sweat shop have half price garmins on sale at the moment..............
My bday is Monday the big 50!
Happy running Emma.
Next month! Last one before the big four Oh! My goal was to run a sub 45 10k by then - so that pretty much leaves this season - hmmm - might have to adjust that to sub 45 whilst I am sub 45! hee hee Too many goals - so little time!
Sad that I still get excited about them and that I ask for what some people would class as 'practical' presents LOL
You running today? I'm just heading out now....
We've all got big birthdays comming up - boo!
Sub 45 by any age I think is AMAZING! After the marathon I am going to try and chip away at my 10k - 51:22 at the moment. Not impressive really - but has come down from 61 in less than 2 years so think it is quite good progress. Can't imagine going faster though as I felt like I was going to die during that race! More focussed preparation hopefully will make a difference! Would be absolutely over the moon if I could do a subb 50! So I'm sub fifty by fifty!
Not running today - work from 7:30 - 9:30! Short days and long holidays my a***!
I love practical presents - got a casserole dish for christmas!
Happy Birthday for Monday Mark - hope you are going to be spolit rotten!
Sleepy Bear wrote (see)
Next month! Last one before the big four Oh! My goal was to run a sub 45 10k by then - so that pretty much leaves this season - hmmm - might have to adjust that to sub 45 whilst I am sub 45! hee hee Too many goals - so little time! Sad that I still get excited about them and that I ask for what some people would class as 'practical' presents LOLYou running today? I'm just heading out now....
I had one of my best years running when I turned 40 Sleepy (and still going fingers crossed!). Good to have a goal though as it gives you a bit of focus and it was more a change in training rather than age that spurred me on, just adding one extra day running per week, but running the right kind of runs rather than for the sake of it.
Emma, my wife she wanted an /forum/smilies/surprised_smiley.gif[/img]fficial&prmd=imvnso&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1727&bih=875&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=15425604438416368554&sa=X&ei=wlEYT57BHcvDtAaunYzGDQ&ved=0CEIQ8wIwAA]Orla Kiely butter dish for her birthday!
KR - Picture didn't come out but I can work out it was a rather funky orla keily butter dish! We are the same age and clearly have similar tastes! Hopefully this wll be my finest running year - big 40 in September!
Despite turning 40 I am planning on being in good enough shape to wear a bikini on holiday - will be the first time in nearly a decade if I do!
That's good to hear KR
Happy Birthday to Us Happy Birthday to US lalalalalalalala
Have a great day on Monday mcs!
Emma - as long as I keep getting faster I'm happy really but you've got to aim to get somewhere else ya ain't gonna get anywhere! It's only the last 2 that I've run that I astoundingly felt relatively comfortable at that pace - all the preceding ones were horrendous - it's been my least favourite distance until that happened! I don't care if it takes me forever to get that sub 45 - other people manage so it must be doable - must keep trying, must keep trying! We'll get there!
You guys should just enjoy the fact that its proven that you can physicaly still improve race times well into your 40's - it's only into your 50's when it gets a lot harder. I'm coming up 60 in a years time and simply have to do an age adjustment to my times to see how i'm doing - this is the beauty of the marathon for me cos i know i can beat my current PB (started them at 54) with smarter training, not more training and I think this spring will do it.
Whatever your age, just being able to run and race is so much fun and there are many different challenges out there - if I make my sub 4hr target this spring I intend to do more trail type long runs where time is of no consequence but the views and challenge are great - just bought a half price Camelbak to boot !!!
You are only as young as you feel..............!
I too had a cracking running year when I turned 40. New PBs at 10k, 10 mile and half marathon all within a 4 month block! And I have a running friend/coach Malcolm Balk, who is 56 and has just run a 1.20 half marathon while his wife, who is about 43, did a sub-20 5km. So it CAN be done! Don't feel like time is running out. As you get older you just train smarter, not harder.
Have had two days of coaching (street fartlek last night with 14 runners, and then Bedgebury forest with two runners looking to improve technique today) All good run but sometimes my own training gets derailed when I am doing a lot of coaching
Hope today's marathon work day hasn't been too bad, Emma! And brilliant upkeep of the healthy eating plan. Just keep tabs on those energy levels. If you start to feel consistently more tired, it may be due to calorie deficit. Don't overdo it. Just think you'll burn about 2500 calories on race day anyway!
Hi All back from work - v tired and have a stonking headache! Just stuffed my face as I got home - mainly due to being so tired I think.
Breakfast- chopped fruit breakfast (as per usual now), cup of tea
Snack - mixed nuts
Lunch - 2 x rye bread with peanut butter, 2 x malt loaf, strawberry yoghurt.
Snack - fruit and low fat yoghurt (like breakfast)
Dinner - 1/2 think crust pizza, 1/2 jacket, salad, 3 slices of malt lof (oopsie but I felt like I deserved a treat as was so late back!).
40 is the new 30 - I so hope that my running can get better this year! I move in to a new vets category for the Grand Prix events this year - trouble is V2 is actually stronger than V1!
One of the women at our club is in her 80's and still racing - she came back from the European champs with a load of medals... she is a legend!
Emma - hope you had a good sleep after you long day!
At 46 I don't know if I have "Go Faster" in me..but I'll keep trying!
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