Just A Little Bit Further 2013

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08/01/2013 at 12:31

oh, I was thinking this morning (when my knee was grumbling about the run I did) that maybe I could run/walk in fairly even time splits the marathon that I had signed up to do, if I train and do really fast walking in the walk bit rather than the ambling that I tend to do. At least I would get round rather than not be able to do it. What do you all think? Am I mad? I was thinking that this Sunday I could do a run 5 mins/walk 5 mins and try for about 8 miles and see how that feels?

Obviously I would rather run it all, but that isn't going to happen in April....

I could change down to the half marathon, but then that would be disappointing....

08/01/2013 at 12:56

Flying visit busy at work.

Another 6.3 miles today so 13.7 for the week just 6.3 for my 100th consecutive week!!!

Speak later,

08/01/2013 at 17:03

Only on page 10?! Not at the top of the forum list? No comments since midday?

This isn't crac towers is it?!

Hope everyone is well. I'm caning the overtime lately, but just thought I'd say hello. Hope everyone's having a good week.

08/01/2013 at 17:19
Hiya Matt
That's coz we are all busy working lol which means no mischief time

MC yep see how that goes for you on your 8miles It will give you a good idea of time Who knows by April you may be stronger and will still have did the training
AF well done How is the foot
Well done on everyone else who has fitted in a run
08/01/2013 at 17:41

Yippee - another snow holiday tomorrow! No school! Still have work to do, mind you.

AF - well done on your run.

MC - Sounds like a good plan.

Hi Franny and Matt and all.



08/01/2013 at 17:47
Franny-It's not perfect am seeing physio on Thursday so hopefully he can massage the aches old muscles.I have strapped in up when running.I had wanted to do a 15 mile run this week 4 my training,but, thought I would hold back a week or so until pain free!
08/01/2013 at 17:50

JUde - you lucky woman

boss - be careful with your foot


08/01/2013 at 18:23

Hi Matt & Tom *waves*

swim today. 50 lengths to get back into it after a few weeks off. Was going to run this eve but seem to be coming down with yet another sore throat! Having not had one all year this will be my third since the beginning of Dec! Not impressed Have far too much work, study and training to do to be ill, even if it's only a little bit.

08/01/2013 at 18:38
* crashes through door*
Oooo sorry for being late is there any food left - I'm starving!!
Matty we are all soooo busy wiv work we arnt in here- well, I'm not busy at work coz I just file me nails, put me lippy on and dream about my next shopping trip but erm ahem:/
Brr cold in here can i put more logs on fire?....
08/01/2013 at 19:26

chili - well done on your swim

Matt - how are you?? Yep, I am super busy at work - and got a student teacher starting tomorrow that I am mentoring so going to be mega-busy!

just done a really gentle turbo session, maybe too gentle, but better than nothing

08/01/2013 at 21:08

Howdy Beermatt!  Long time, no post - hope you're doing OK.

Bit worried about DJ: we haven't heard from him for a while.

I've decided to try and ditch sugary drinks by and large, and replace 'em with water.  It'll take willpower, but I'm good at that.   I can still drink my tomato juice.

Edited: 08/01/2013 at 21:09
08/01/2013 at 23:23

Evening all.

Hope all is well in CRAC Towers.

MC,Your idea of a walk/run marathon is a tried and tested method.If you practice this tactic properly and use it from the off in the marathon it can result in a fairly good time.To get the full performance adavantage,you will have to run the running bits faster than your current projected pace for a 100% running marathon,which is the idea of the tactic.The walking bit allows you to run the running bit faster.Generally the walk run ratio is 4 minutes running,to 1 minutes walking.Try looking at this site. http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/marathon.html

RR,good to see you planning your fitness career.Good luck with it.I have to admit i'm very tempted myself,as i would like to be able to coach as a career alongside my photography,and i'm quite interested in Nordic Walking,as it is a growth area.

Mum perked up a bit after her treatment was withdrawn,and it was nice to just spend some time holding her hand and chatting to her,even though she didn't really make any sense.But she is definately way too poorly to recover,and today was the first day she has been unreponsive all day.I think she is a couple of days from passing.At least it will be peaceful,and at least one of the family will be with her.I'm coping ok with it at the moment,but i'm very sad,and i will have to see how i cope when she goes.She has been the best Mum anyone could have,and i will miss her terribly.

In the end i didn't manage to go for a run.I will wait until things are more normal.I will always run in future,because my Mum was so proud of my running,and i will always feel close to her when i go on a long run.

09/01/2013 at 06:54

Morning all.

DJ - I've been thinking about you and hoping you have been able to spend some precious time with your mum.  I'm sure that she must appreciate your care and love so much. Please know that we are all here for you.

We had an earthquake here yesterday.  Apparently it was a 6.2 but I didn't even notice....Most people live in apartments here and I'm so grateful at times like these for living in a house.  Nobody was hurt, thank goodness.

Anyway, have a good day all.

09/01/2013 at 08:07

Dj - thanks for the link. We have all been thinking about you on here. Your mum is lucky to have such a good son and a loving family around her.

Jude, stay safe

09/01/2013 at 09:43

DJ-Thanks for the link.Good to here from you and as MC your mum is indeed lucky to have a good son and family around here. My thoughts are for all of your family at this difficult time. 

09/01/2013 at 09:54

Deejay (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((big hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))) been thinking of you lots.Your mum indeed is lucky to have a lovely son like you.Hope you get to spend some peacefull time with her. Nice to know that you will be close to her when your out your running. Take Care xxxxxxx

AF...be carefull with your foot...mine still aches from time to time but I have got Mr Franny trained to massage it for me which really helps. he also bought me some sports massage lotion NAQI which is brill.

OOOooooo Jude an earthquake and you missed it ...lol..Enjoy snow day

Hi By,eck,Chilli,Ecky,Loula,Louise,Matt,RR,Rocker,MC and all..............have a good day

7.13 miles for me this morning in an hour  Nice aand bright but chilleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....Puppy walking duties call now....lol...speak later

09/01/2013 at 10:09


DJ - I echo the sentiments of the others. Sending hugs and prayers and hope all is peaceful.

MC - yeah, walk/run works well and is often used in triathlon particularly.

I have my third sore throat since the beginning of Dec So no long bike ride. I have a poorly daughter off school with headache/sore throat/high temperature too.

09/01/2013 at 11:58

Aw Chili...hope you and your daughter feel better soon. Roll on the spring and summer I say....

09/01/2013 at 12:13

Hi all...

Chili sorry to hear you are feeling poorly - lots of vitamin C and zinc for athletes' immune systems which get battered by all the exercise.

Blimey Jude - an earthquake!  Does that happen often?

I went out for my test run yesterday, 2 kiometres nice and slow.  Don't seem to be any serious symptoms.  The odd twinge but I think I'm being hypersensitive cos my last injury took months and months to sort out.  3nd test run (3k) tomorrow.

09/01/2013 at 12:19


Well done on your test run...fingers crossed for tomorrows one.

Right I must get off this computer and get the housework done...................Byeeee

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