First run of 2013 done. Nice little 7.5 mile doozy Went out with the thought of "see how long it takes for my hangover to catch up with me"... It took about 400 meters After mile 3 got going and had a nice feel good run. Feel like death now like!
Speaking of marathons, I think I'm gonna' give one a go in 2014. Maybe...
Stevie, you're waiting for someone to talk you out of it aren't you son.
Well, it won't come from me...although I'd be cautious, as seemingly everyone on this thread who attempted one last year bar DT2 who is a machine, seemed to have some kind of niggle after, with a couple pretty much ending their racing years
Dean, interesting to know.
I think a sub 1hr 15 for a half makes you a quality runner in anyone's book. It's probably my "career" ambition for that distance, although I'd probably loosen it a bit by saying a 1:15:xx
Hold on, hold on what's all this? First day of 2013 and all the chat is about planning marathons in 2014 . Calm down, calm down....
Hangovers eh? I remember them!
ps - Matt. That is a seriously impressive start to your racing career! Not sure which I'm most impressed with - the sub 34 10k or the 8th place in the Tour of Pendle!
Another high achiever Crispy smashed it today I hear at 10k....I'm sure he'll be on at some stage soon to reveal all
Cracking session Johnas! The threshold run for 6mins... any reason why it's 6 mins long? Just seems an odd number.
Johnas, that session makes my hip ache looking at it! Or maybe it was yesterday's session causing that!
Matt, now that's something I can probbaly help you with, as for a couple of years I had that on and off. At various times cut/changed when I ate fruit/ham/pasta/lucozade etc and still it went on.
For me, turned out that skimmed milk regular drinking was the killer...
It's likely some of the below will see you right
Weetabix and toast 3hours before a race has never caused me a problem on race day. And generally weetabix 1hour before a 12-16miler is fine on sunday morning too, with a nice hot water drink to flush things!
ps Johnas, yesterday was one of my rare "time" based tempos rather than mileage. Quite enjoyed it, as you can watch that 10mins ticking down on the HMP sessions and know you're not far off surviving!
right, off for an 8miler, which won't be easy, as the hip feels tight, and bizarrely the top of my chest feels achey too, ike that feelijng you get when you've gone swimming for the first time in a year and use different muscles Still, get through this, and 1 1/2 days rest.
fibre will make you unleash for sure, but depends what cereal we're talking. Weetabix, as above i find fine, but if you're talking Bran Flakes, you might as well take a nappy with you
To lower the tone even further guys, I had gut problems so regular once that I actually practised sorting things out for racing purposes.
My record for a stop, drop and restart was 14 seconds during a 10 mile road race in which my finish time was 60:01!
Ran 7 miles off road this morning. Mileage is going to take a hit for a while as I'm doing some serious cross training. Details sketchy but the non running bit involve intervals on the bike on the toughest setting.
Urgh... cross training! I'm off for a longer than normal mid-week second long run (12-14 miles). While I'm off work I'm going to find a Welsh forest to run around.
nice pit stop action Ric!
AH Stevie, you make my "proper job" long break til 8th Jan seem short!
8miles today, hip felt weak but not too bad I suppose. Probably due to both that cracker yesterday, and doing longer runs rather than singles recently.
Certainly better than last night;s 3miler tho. that was sheer crunk.
Have about 5 stretching/strengthening sessions and 2 sleeps before the next run, so hopefully will be back in sync soon!
After yesterday's session you'd probably have been better off with a rest day SG!
Good session yesterday Johnas - hat's off!
Swim at lunch, biking to work and swiss ball for me today with no run. Got a shock this morning - weighed myself for the first time since early December . Trouble is, I've built up an appetite for cakes, chocolates and alcohol that is going to be hard to suppress!
Matt - not done T of P (on the list for one day though!)
Well my long run turned into 7 miles as the Welsh weather closed in on me, and a 2nd 7 mile lap with darkness looming in a Welsh wood, covered in clouds didn't seem sensible. Felt shocking to be fair, but will head out for a flat 5-7 later. First mile was 8:50 up hill and mile 2 wasn't much better, began to wonder what I was playing at! Luckily the middle miles were downhill and got the run going for real. 7:49 average in the end.
take it you're on holiday in Wales then Stevie! Or are you close enough to Wales to just sneak over for a run!?
That first hill sounds steep. I often start a run with an even more bizarre first mile, that mixes mud, hill, brambles to duck etc, and usually takes 9.30. Often I reset the watch as it'll claim it's a mere 0.8miles, when I know it has to be the full mile!
Odd day today. The late wake up, the 8miler miday, sleeping, not speaking to a soul. It'd probably be a disaster if i ever went full time runner via a lottery win (that I don't even play) or something, as I'd become an utter recluse with no idea of what's going on!
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