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21/11/2011 at 11:01

The only upside to my cold is that I can annoy other people in my office with my coughing and sneezing.

By the way the Garmin cleverness isn't mine, I just plug my watch into my computer and click upload.

21/11/2011 at 15:11

 que sera -Like the idea of scaring walkers in the fog-

Hopes everyones colds are better soon

easy run for me yesterday- never thought i would say "just 17K"

Going to try 14 miles this week- all being well

Need to find some new routes- developed an unhealthy interest in my car odometer!

21/11/2011 at 21:51
Well my 12 miles was definitely not like Sacco's!!! The 14% hill was actually a 20% hill (it had one of those wedge-shaped road signs telling me it was 20%...) but hey the view from the top was worth all the huffing puffing. I did jog the first third maybe but walked the rest. It was a good excuse to take on more water, honest!!! Did my 12 miles a bit faster than last week and considering the nasty hill I was well pleased with that.

400's at club tonight...10 secs faster than a month ago. Getting back into the swing of regular training is helping lots and a few people have started noticing the weight loss. I haven't got on the scales yet but apparently I look like I've lost weight. Hmmmmm.

Siony, it's amazing how the miles add up - a new member of our club was saying how she'd only ever run 3 miles before and I was saying how I couldn't even run a mile 3 years ago and 15 months later I did a marathon. It's amazing how we adapt to training. Hope you get to find some good routes. I have my favourites but it's good to go new places.
22/11/2011 at 09:17
I still haven't tackled anything longer than a half. I'm telling myself I'm doing "base training" until the new year. It makes it all sound less daunting for the moment.
22/11/2011 at 14:42


 well my marathon training has officially started

have had to invest in a full foot and ankle support to make sure my ankle is fully supported after the break

i have had my running club coach draw me up a plan and it has me down as:-

mon, wed & fri - bootcamp

tues - running club

thurs & sat - runs

sun - long run

22/11/2011 at 14:54

I'm concerned that there's no rest day in your schedule Muppley.

You don't want to end up injured again

23/11/2011 at 10:27

yeah i know sat is a 2-4 mile easy so really i could just miss that out if needed

 had my 1st running club session in 10weeks last night - ankle was strapped up pretty well

ended up doing a really hard 7 mile session which incorporated long runs short reps and hills - feeling it today!

23/11/2011 at 16:10

Ok - make sure you don't overdo it Mupps.

Walked for an hour yesterday lunchtime and half an hour back from a shopping trip today, followed by walking up 16 flights of stairs (that was unplanned!)

Looks like I may have to run at silly o'clock tomorrow. I am working offsite and will be on my feet all day instead of sitting at a PC so I know I won't be in any fit state to do it afterwards. I remember standing up all day in heels when I was younger (!) I don't know how I did it but I do know why I was slimmer then

Just planned my route for the weekend's 8 miler. I couldn't avoid a slope right at the end but overall it isn't too bad.

Yeaaaah, bring it on!!!!!!!

27/11/2011 at 17:07
Hi All,

Hope everyone had a good weekend. I've not been too well this week, so not done very much on the running front. Incredibly tired and run-down. Work crazy and I'm not sleeping much (so much for RW saying marathoners need more sleep - try telling that to my body!)

Hopefully get to club Monday night. 2 weeks til project deadline and 2 weeks til 10K so busy fortnight ahead
27/11/2011 at 20:21
Good intervals yesterday- sore as hell today!
Hope you feel better soon mitlog
28/11/2011 at 14:39

Sorry to hear that Mitiog. I'm still coughing and spluttering too, but thought I'd better get a move on anyway, so I've been on a 10 mile run at the weekend and went out for a short one this a.m. Hoping that running might help it to clear quicker.

How did your run go Screamy?

28/11/2011 at 20:40

Hi all,

Running at 6 in the morning on Thursday was a bit of a shock to the system. Saturday's 8 miler was hard - I never seemed to get my breathing right and  I was in need of a jelly baby in the last mile so have ordered some in my next grocery shop.

Legs felt ok though

Mitog, Que Sera - hope you feel better soon.

30/11/2011 at 08:52
Oh great. I have developed a cough
30/11/2011 at 09:00

Poor Screamy I hope it's not the lurgy that's been going around.

I'm only shaking mine off now. I have't run in a week and half.

30/11/2011 at 10:56

I think I caught it from my mum - she's had hers for 4 weeks

I feel like someone has poured itching powder down my throat this morning and it always gets worse at night so I'm thinking I will have to stay indoors and stick to the stationary bike until next week. No other cold-type symptoms though which is good - I don't like feeling groggy.

I'm off to the chemist for some cough medicine at lunchtime - yeuch! 

Eating chocolate always helps though so I suppose it's an excuse to do that  for a few days. Mmmmm......

Still, this is why I always start training early, it helps factor in the three "I's" - illness, injury and ice!

02/12/2011 at 13:08
Feelin' a bit better Work still crazy though. Am eating wayyyy too much chocolate. And mini-stollen bites from Lidl.

Did 4x1mile efforts with 3mim jog recoveries in the wind and rain last night. Averages 10:45 on the miles...anyone want to hazard a guess at what pace I could do for a 10K? The efforts weren't flat out..more tempo pace but given the weather I was pretty pleased with them.

Screamy hope you are feeling better. Sacco, are you back running yet?
02/12/2011 at 13:26

I'm holding off until Sunday when I can do my long run. I'm feeling a lot better though

I hope everybody is back to full strength soon.

(I'm so tempted http://shop.outofprintclothing.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=b-1030)

02/12/2011 at 13:46

Hope everyone is recovering. I did my 'long' run this morning, as am on my own with kids over the weekend so I won't be able to get out. It was beautiful weather but I felt quite tired at the end of 10 miles. I'm supposed to do a half in a fortnight - that could go spectacularly wrong I feel.

Right - better get back to work. Wishing good running and ehalthy bodies to all

02/12/2011 at 15:18

Ooh cool t-shirt Sacco - love it

I've just impulse-bought a dress without trying it on - that's not like me at all usually but there was 20% off - I can always take it back

Thanks for the healthy vibes Qur Sera - I could certainly do with some! Haven't run this week and have rellies down for the weekend so it looks as if I won't get a long run in. Still, it will give my cough a chance to go away - it hasn't been as bad as some I've had I'm relieved to say - or perhaps it's because I've eaten my bodyweight in chocolate this week  - such a naughty Screamy

The mini stollen bites sound yum mitiog - pass some this way

My maths is crap but I think that should be about 1.02, 1.03 for a 10k - feel free to correct me anybody.

02/12/2011 at 15:31

I can't do maths, so I used this http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/4/4_1/96.shtml

I reckons a 10:45 min/mile pace is 1 h 6m 10k.

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