Thanks for the comments re parkrun
Ceal i doubt it is the cycling could be but don't think i'm cycling that much to take effect. Maybe coninual runs on hills.
JJ i would love a 70% but think i need another 2 minutes at least to come off - thats a lot
NZC cheers just been running as i feel keeping it enjoyable so not running to a set pace except maybe now once a week (started last week) reps/threshold running Daniels style and no HR training either i have no idea what intensity these runs are but can talk whilst runnning
Tracey good luck Sunday
JJ - congrats on the lovely new grand-daughter.
NZC - best wishes to your grand-daughter.
Good running from lots and stunning eating from ceal. We had a great holiday on the Canal du Midi, in a trad English narrowboat. managed to lose the propellor (stretched my vocab a bit when I had to knock on a door an ask to use their phone).
Last weekend in manchester staying with the F-in-law (92) and visiting daughter and grandson. Cleared a lot of the allotment of weeds, generally had a good time.
I've been struggling a bit with motivation - it's there but gets easily derailed - so had a Kick up the bum session with PTOTY yesterday.Gym today, run tomorrow, gym (+ swim) on Thursday.
K2-Real easy to lose motivation its a constant battle.
Ran a 6miler tonight very easy,just a 3miler on thursday and that will have to do.
Good Morning,yes, we are back in the windy, wet UK again. I ran 7 miles yesterday, 60 mins, 8.42 mm, av HR 130 and boy it was windy. Impey & TS many thanks for reading my last interview. The questions I was asked were different to any others that I have had thrown at me in others and it also hoped that it was a face to face interview, yes recorded and one that could be edited.
My link didn't work before so I will put it again here now. http://www.notyet.co.uk/ just click on my photo on the right hand side of the page.
NZCI do hope that you hear better news about your grand daughter very soon, so worrying for you all. I also hope that you, yourself, will soon be rid of whatever it is that is ailing you at the moment. K2I didn't see any British Narrow boats, I assumed they were all the French type, which, although very different from ours looked very comfy, especially the top deck where one could lie and survey the sky! It would appear that the few goals that you have are not doing their work at motivating you to get out and do the relevant exercise. I do hope the family stuff is unravelling itself slowly. I also hope you will soon be inspired by something which will trigger a spark inside you to get out and do whatever needs doing!Mick6I think if one goes further east into Kent there are quieter areas, but agree about the west side of the SE corner. If your 5k time was similar to that of Hyde Park with a lot more hills then you have every reason to be pleased with yourself. I think it looks as if your cadence dropped on the hills, may I suggest that you take smaller steps when running uphill and I think you will find that you will reach the top quicker than with longer ones. All the best for you next 5k race.
Diana15.5 k covers 3 days of your streak. You will have a good feeling for the course now.
JJthanks for the tip about using my cursor to look for an edit button. I will try it out next time I post from my iPad, however, I think I have tried that and all that came up was a quote button. But I will persevere. I think I have a 150% age-grading for eating French meals. I haven't heard/read too much about your running since becoming a g-dad again. I hope you had happy times yesterday with lots of cuddles. TraceyPhew you just made it, sub 60. enjoy your race at the weekend.
awsI found a 9 and a 10 when I looked back over the last couple or so pages. Admittedly they were for the last couple of mins of your run, but the numbers were there. Reading about your encounter with a crowd of people made me remember similar occasions that we have had, not when running but trying to walk through a crowd of people who had just got off a coach. No awareness at all. ColumbaThanks for the H Chase report. It certainly sounded like a race/event with a difference. I had a little giggle to myself about you following the wrong group of people. I can relate to that, when I ran my 2nd or 3rd Hyde Park race, I followed some runners who turned out not be doing the race!!!ImpeyMaybe the reason your knee doesn't hurt when doing faster running is that one's weight is normally more forward when racing. You will be up on your toes more. A good set of intervals again. TSWe had an excellent Pinot Noir in France, it was a local one, very light (which I prefer, certainly in the summer months) the blackcurrant flavour was very evident. I see you are taking your g-children to the Panto, I'm sure that you will all enjoy the occasion. Although I would imagine that they get quite a lot of Panto fun from g-dad at home
I am having withdrawal symptoms from the French Patisserie cakes.
nrd - rained off, it reminds me that the top line is a greeting not a weather report.
TraceyThanks, I am sure I will, I have of course changed many a nappy when having the older g-children to stay for a week at a time. But the youngest, Scarlet, is nearly 11 yrs old and so it is some 9+yrs since the last time.
Ceal-You seemed to have a great holiday with the excellent food etc.Will be leaving home about 6am and be driving on my own its about 74 miles.The drive home will be the killer, will try to post sunday night if in a fit state.
NZC, hope things are improving with your granddaughter.
ceal & Columba, enjoy your time with yours!
Columba, I too have followed runners doing the wrong route (but by mistake in their case). At least being slower, they had realised and doubled back before I caught them, so my detour was less!
TS, since we've just had thunder and lighting, and heavy rain, I'd be happy to cary over some miles from a longer run, but I would feel I had cheated, so guess I will brave the elements and go to club. I'll not push hard though, as I have a cold and cough.
Hope you find something to fire up your motivation K2.
All the best for Sunday, busbar. You deserve to do well.
Tracey, I would have thought you could get some good stretching in while packing up a caravan!
Run done. 2.something miles and I think the knees are ok.
cealIf you'd seen "our" narrowboat you wouldn't have mistaken it for a French one. 40' long and with a steel hull - the glasssfibre boats got very nervous when we were in the locks. The goals are fine - it's the "why" of one of them that I found difficult to pin down - and when I did do so it was very uncomfortable. I think the spark is there. Ok so far. Family stuff unravelling very well at the moment, thanks. K4's allotment was waterlogged.
busbarGood luck on Sunday.
Usual rest yesterday, very rarely I run Tuesdays! In fact, it's better for me being older to have breaks between run days. Even a couple of days seems to work for me. Then again I have no serious races in the next couple of months, what I do now is enough to stay fit and for 5k stuff.
Not as cool as recently and the sun shone at times. Exception was some fractured shower cloud (remains of heavy showers over the Pennines) which produced occasional heavy spots of rain. There was a beautiful rainbow against a eastern blue sky background. Heard several robins during the run, also a couple of stonechats.
Same lake run....Mile laps:- 11.44 10.44, 10.16 and 9.42 and then chucked in just a couple of 400s.First a 0.13m jog at 11.13 pace then :-0.25m.....2m.05s.....8m.28s pace0.25m.....2m.03s.....8m.17s paceA 11.43 mile to finish off making a total of 5.7 miles on feet.
Good luck to both Tracey and Busbar in your respective Sunday races.
Thanks to all for good wishes for sunday,
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