Back again after a tinsel'n'turkey week in Blackpool. Not an ideal time to spend so late in year, it's been so windy but in a way invigorating. Long walks to Lytham and Cleveleys were enjoyable, as was the 2012 version of Starlight Express show. Saw the final night of their illuminations and firework displays. Hotel was good with plenty of entertainment. Had some trouble with car when leaving hotel today, battery was dead flat, luckily Richard (stepson) had his jump leads in his car so that resolved that !!
No running alas, but I guess one week with no training will do little harm, hopefully !
Intended to do 5k parkrun tomorrow but we are helping our grandson (Alex) and his girlfriend to move into their rented flat first thing a.m. They are so pleased to have their own place, like many youngsters today it's hard trying to get on the housing ladder but are happy they have nice accomodation with a great view as a bonus
Maybe I shall get out for a run in afternoon.
I have done a fast read of thread and there are lots of running going on it seems.
6.05M; 1:15:34.0; 12:30/M;1 - 12:37.5 - 1.00 - 12:382 - 12:33.8 - 1.00 - 12:343 - 12:39.1 - 1.00 - 12:394 - 12:38.7 - 1.00 - 12:395 - 12:28.2 - 1.00 - 12:286 - 12:10.1 - 1.00 - 12:107 - 0:26.6 - 0.05 - 9:0010°C
Only the second run this week - I've been told off for running with this cough hanging about. I've told the cough off for hanging about
Not much time for reading back as the living room is being re-vamped. Where do we put all the furniture whilst re-decorating and especially if we decide to lay new flooring? Do we remove the old gas fire that we both hate and don't use, is it a job we can do ourselves (me in particular), and how will it affect the back boiler that will need replacing sometime in the not too distant future? Apparently grants are available to help old fogies with the cost of boiler replacement but not while the current one still works.
Well done on doing yer run despite the parasitic cough hanging about. Sometimes a good way of chasing away the coughs
Just a nordinary run for me, well nordinary to me, nowt special about it !After a week of eating, drinking too much and no running it's just as well.
12.2810.4910.3910.2010.4311.09Got as far as 6.03 miles when the Garmin said he was tired, battery running low. Got the run in anyway
Spent today with 5 week old grandaughter. She's a stunner. Slept on my lap all through the rugby on TV which was a real bonus.MickI rang the surgery and asked for an appointment with any of the doctors and got allocated to one of them. They each work from the same computer record.Would you like me to ask her if she wants to emigrate?awsExcellent run.I'm sure you can create a non-working boiler!ImpeyEvery run helps.I think my battery must be running low as well.JJ
JJtough love from your doctor - that's the way there are a couple of young female doctors at the practice I go to and they too have absolutely no respect for my age!!Nice to see the new addition knows when to keep quiet when it matters - how long that will last remains to be seen
ImpeyBlackpool can look a bit tired in the daytime thoughthe new prom paving looks good. Did you see the seas or was it too far out?Just as well your legs were not dependent upon Garmin battery power
awsI am sure you could manage a bit of industrial sabatoge on the boiler to stop it working.However old boilers are far more reliable than new ones and teh claimed savings on gas consumption donot offset the capital cost of replacement without considerable grant assistance.taking out a gas fire is quite easy - you just need to have a stop end piece to hand to seal off the supply pipe under the floor when you do it -oh and turn gas off at the mains entry point before you do it!!!Or you could run a bit further and then you won't need any heating
Mick6good that the heel is not hurting - even better relaxing with friends over coffee. You deserve it before winter comes.
Busy day in London on Friday and travelled back on a very full train - every seat was booked. So a bit stiff legged on a 5K run yesterday.Today there was glorious early morning low angle sun blinding in its intensity and the light frost gave the air a crisp, dry appeal that made one feel good to be out in it.
My 5 mile "easy" route and ran in an astonishing time, for me, of 38:59 (7:48m/m). The HRM on Garmin must have ben off as it gave me an avHR of 122 and a max of 139 which it wasn't!!!!
1m 8:21 hr 109/1572m 7:28 hr 117/1343m 7:44 hr 121/1334m 7:29 hr 122/1395m 7:55 hr 114/127 Hipps Hillthe HR ranges are obviously wrong but the times weren't - blimey!!
The obvious answer to running faster is to take three months off, do loads of leg strengthening exercises and general body conditioning and come back and run fast on minimal training
TS, great running! The mind definitely plays a part in form and I wonder how much the lovely conditions affected the way you ran so well. Whatever, it was, it's very encouraging for you, that's for sure.
I managed my planned 13 miler yesterday, going through the HM distance in 1:52. That felt a steady pace rather than pushing at all, so quite pleasing. I'd like to have a go at one or two Hms next year, not having done one for ages.
Ran 4.2 of the muddiest miles I've done in a very long time. Slow but very hard work.Had to hose down the tracksters below the knee. Threw away the disgusting socks. Hosed my trail shoes inside and outside. Disgusting really .TSThe run augurs well. Any reaction?GrahamThere are plenty of 1/2ms to chose from. If you want a fast time avoid the big ones with thousands of starters. TS knows the good ones in your part of the world.JJ
Grahamvery good mileage there - and if one asumes that you are at 1m/m above race pace then the steady feeling is about right!!Unfortunately the York Brass Monkey HM is already full up for Jan 2013 - that is a definite PB course but it always sells out in a day.
Thanks for the comments on my run - it was a good day for running but that is just a small part of it. In truth I am not sure where the speed is coming from other than my intensive exercise and strengthening work as I have little true aerobic fitness - so I keep the runs short!!The adizeros help as they imperil one towards front foot running even on downhills as it hurts too much if one lands on the heel so a rapid turnover is always encouraged!!
JJNo reaction - so far!!You sounded like a refugee from a Somme battlefield
TSMaybe I'm a dirty old man? I will consult MrsJJ.
JJ - good to get quality time with your new gdaughter.
Torque Steer - those fast shoes really help don't they
I ran the Cornwall Parkrun again on Saturday morning - 24.13 - 80.11% age-grading, and I'm on top of the leader board for the age-grading.
It isn't a fast course, and not many runners, but hey, I'm happy!
I ran 15km easy yesterday, and 3 miles tonight with Mae.
NZC-Well done on age-grading and keeping the mileage up.
TS-Crikey where did that run come from,that was speedy.
JJ-Good mudbath of a run.
Graham-Nice mileage your doing now,,and i agree a fast 10m or HM will be good to have a go at.
NRD for me yesterday which was a shame because it was lovely weather,just couldn't get motivated.
JJ what was the result??
NZCgood to see Parkrun has spread to NZ - and that is a really good result for you too!!! You should be very pleased with that.Our local Parkrun is a very flat 3 lap course - and would be a PB one if it were not for the fact that half is on grass - or mud as it has been for much of this year I wouldn't want the Adizeros to get dirty so I shall have to stay away for a while!!
Easyish 5K this am in 25:30 and avHR 122 max 145 if I can believe my HRM - which I don't!!
1m 8:49 hr 127/130 downhill 2m 8:17 hr 118/145 uphill3m 8:05 hr 120/131 up and down.1m 0:26 hr 124/128
Garmin just doesn't seem to be recording effort correctly - or I am superbly fit and conditioned - which I ain't!!
Busbarpost marathon cba - not uncommon.I wish I knew - I am still trying to fathom my level of running out as it does not fit with training patterns. I am only running 15 miles a week at best so it is not aerobic fitnessYesterday was glorious but alas we now have the drizzle and murk that much of the rest of the country got earlier
TraceyI hope your run goes well for you tomorrow. How does your hamstring feel to you?ImpeyI think that the word you used of invigorating can be used to describe the windy consions that you experienced together with illuminations, fireworks and Starlight Express, I think your car battery sounded as if it needed a bit of invigoration too. awsI hope your cough is soon banished to somewhere else in the Universe.JJThe Rugby obviously had a soporific effect on your new g-daughter. The mud you encountered on your run sounded horrible, you threw away your mud soaked socks I think I would have thrown away socks, shoes and my legs too. Grahamyour 13 miles run was a quality run. NZCMore accolade swinging itself over in your direction for your 5k race result. Stewart will soon be on his way out of NZ onward to Melbourne. He said the weather the last couple of days has been rainy and misty. Have you experienced the same?I have to say he does love your country for many reasons.
TSI have left you until last to post to because I am trying to think of what to say. On the whole I am left speechless. Amazing pace for HR and your fitness level. Don't forget that you have lost half a stone that must account for something! Maybe your old Garmin didn't pick up all the signals and gave you a slower running pace than you were actually running. It will be interesting as you run more miles a week to see if the pace is maintained with extra tiredness in your legs. busbar doesn't run many times a week and he keeps up a very good pace on his runs. Makes one think.
I had real problems editing the last post, something was going on with the RW web and it made my key board rendered totally useless. But all seems well now. I got out running this morning before the rain started, it drizzled a little for the main part of my run but then came down harder for the last mile or so. I decided to run 400's with a difference, so it was 300 fast with 100 jog slow. It was hard. I ran round and round my not flat very soggy football pitch. It was not pleasant. I tried to avoid the very muddy sections where getting not skidding was impossible. But of course I did hit some. The whole session was really about endurance with speed thrown in for good measure.
I warmed up for 2.16 miles, 20.19 mins, av pace 9.19 mm, av HR 115/131
Then it was 2.16 miles (4k) in 20.15 mins, av pace 8.08 mm, av HR 146, MHR 155I had told myself I could stop at 3k if I wanted but felt okish at that moment so carried on for another 1k. I just had to stop then, I couldn't have done any more. The soft ground made the faster running quite tiring. I have no idea if I ran the 300's at a faster pace than I would have run straight 400's. But a 100 slow recovery is not very long. My HR was still high when I started the next interval.Splits for what they are worth were:-4.50 mins, (7.47 mm), HR 139/1505.08 mins, (8.16 mm) HR 147/1535.09 mins, (8.18 mm) HR 148/1555.07 mins, (8.13 mm) HR 149/153Looks like pretty steady running, and the HR says it all. I was working hard. After a short breather I ran 2.49 miles (good proportion of this was uphill) in 31.29 mins, av pace 10.07 mm, av HR 127/136
total mileage for the session 7.83 miles. So a good endurance session was achieved.
I had a pleasant but very tiring weekend away. For various traffic reasons it took me 2.5 hours to drive to Southsea. I chilled out for the afternoon before getting ready to go to the planned function when I found that I had everything to take make up off with but no make up to put on. I had somehow or other left my make up bag behind at home. so little black dress and posh neck-let were donned with no lippie.
I didn't know many people at the Anniversary Celebration, but it was a very interesting event. There were many well known athletes attending, including 4 Olympians from the past. City of Portsmouth AC was a very successful Club back in the 60's. The most famous athlete there was Bruce Tullock, I got to chat to him for a few mins, he is very small, almost frail looking, but his face is very young and he has still plenty of hair. His wife, Sue, is very very attractive indeed.
We saw quite a few extracts pf old films from Alan Pascoe and Seb Coe days. There was a question and answer time for the well know athletes. Unfortunately, I was sitting fairly near to the bar and there were about 25 people drinking and talking so I was not able to hear every answer very clearly and I was quite annoyed by that. Some people can be so rude. I don't understand it. Why did they attend.
There was also acknowledgement made to the International Athletes who were members of the Club. I think there were about 16 of them or was it 18, not sure, but I was acknowledged too. We received a heavy glass memento of the 80th Anniversary of the Club. I felt a bit of a fraud being included with all the, what I call, proper athletes, but it was nice to be included. I found conversation quite difficult there was 200 people packed into a low ceiling room with a majority of the people there being men and they had a lot to say to each other, many having not seen each other for a good few years. What I am trying to say is that it was loud. When the band started, I soon got the gist of the type of music being played and it was LOUD. I hastily retired to my room!
At breakfast the next morning, I was able to have more relaxed meaningful conversation with various people.
I then drove 1.5 hours to Brighton and had a very pleasant relaxing time with Betsy and co. My lunch was absolutely delicious, it was a Morocco Dish (lamb prunes and figs with honey, couscous, chick peas and carrots cooked in rosewater and coriander)and was so tasty. Then another hours drive to get home.
I collapsed in a chair as soon as I got home.
***Just noticed, not that it is important to any one other than myself. The section of my run which I did after the 300's was 3.11 miles not 2.49 miles as put above. The av pace etc etc was correct.
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