Cealkeep out of the mud - or you will end up like JJ!! I hope he doesn't throw his legs away though as you suggested.................
That is a tough fartlek session - picking up the pace after such a short rest will certainly get your HR up - and it did.
Sounded like an intersting weekend away apart from the noise and nice to get a deserved reward for all your efforts - the club name would go against yours in the record books.did you get your seaside run in - or did you not dare venture out without lippie??
I may not run any more miles/week!!!
Ceal - you are one tough cookie - but you know that don't you! I just think about doing those sorts of sessions!
Sounds like a wonderful weekend, even if it was tiring. I always find it difficult hearing with lots of noise around me. Very frustrating isn't it!
Torque Steer - good to see you enjoying your running again. Who cares why it is happening, just be happy that you are moving nicely again - good stuff!
JJ - was there a reason why you went for a mud run? Are you entering one of those tough runs?
TS,Hard to believe the fast paces you did on the 5m run when you said hardly any training had been done prior to that. Leg strengthening sounds right enough coupled with the adizeros as you really went to town with a very hasty pace. Don't think I'd get away with 3 months no training, no way Jose! Bad enough when I have had 2 weeks enforcement of not running! You proved how fast you can still do it despite the setbacks you have endured
Ceal,That was a very interesting weekend at Southsea, pity about the noisy music (was it rappy stuff I wonder!) and shame those drinkers around the bar made themselves heard too much to spoil what you wanted to hear. Must have been nice to get chance to speak to Bruce Tulloh
TS (and Ceal),
Forgot to mention the churned up sea was fairly well in when we did long walks on the proms. Yes, there was plenty of strong wind, the only time it was calm was on the sunny Monday.
Gatekeeper absent at the park today, probably gone home as the rain set in. So I was able to park free inside this time. Ran 6 plus miles including 6 x 400s (average pace 8m.13s).
TSHope the HR stats are right. It would be very helpful.I think MrsJJ preferred the word "disgusting".Much the same thing really.TraceyRunning and getting dirty at my age is very tiring BusbarBet you haven't recovered properly yet.NZCNice age grading and leading the rankings is a real bonus.I ran off road just to help keep impact low but I under-estimated the effect of the rain. CealI couldn't throw the legs away. It was the first time this year they've been brown.Pity your evening had the edge taken off it. I can understand how annoying it was. You don't need makeup anyway.
5.18M; 1:05:59.1; 12:45/M;
Orf art, c y'all later.
Impey-Good 400s and pace and free parking its all good
Ceal-Quite a workout there on grass they have to be double hard
JJ-Going to run tonight to test legs out,hope to feel a bit fresher.
Just got the book advanced marathoning by pete pfitzinger&scott douglas.Managed to read it all and its quite detailed,there is another thread started as i noticed quite a few are going to follow one of the plans for the spring marathons.Might chose to do the 18 week up to 55miles per week plan which would be a massive leap in mileage for me.The slight problem is how to fit the runs in around club nights.
busbar, perhaps following a plan is what you need to keep you motivated? If you do it, I'd be interested to hear how such higher mileages help your times over shorter distances too.
Club run last night, followed by AGM. Lot of discussion about increasing subs to reflect the higher contributions being asked for from UK Athletics/England Athletics for affiliation (doubling from £5 to £10 for each competitive runner in a club). Don't know if others in clubs have had similar issues? We agreed eventually to increase our subs by £5.
Graham-My previous club was £70 and my club now is £105 per year,this is simply because both clubs have to pay rent to the tennis and now hockey club for our use.There is a lot of talk about england athletics and the fee,i think most people pay this as well as club fees.Theres lots of questions etc as to what does grass roots athletics gain,
Will definitely keep you updated if i take on the plan.think nzc is the expert on high mileage
Quite an enjoyable trail run this afternoon. 4.7 miles and still felt reasonably strong towards the end. Best comeback run so far.There are big debates in my club about proposed increase in subs. My view is that clubs who are predominantly for road runners get nothing from EA and should lobby for a reduction in the levy or for some practical help of some sort.TraceyAt my club's previous clubhouse the ladies used to use their shower a lot. It was for ladies only but they had to walk through the men's changing room to get there. JJ
Good Morning, TraceyI presume you have been using your foam roller on your hamstring, if not have a go. JJIt is encouraging that your run yesterday felt strong. NZCThanks, but I am in awe of your weekly mileage.
ImpeyA good day if it was free running and 400's thrown into the mix for good measure. DianaHow was your Club knees up?busbarThat is a big increase in mileage, I know you are capable of it physically, I ran around that sort of mileage when I did London. It is tiring, but I am sure that you would benefit if you feel able and have the time.
It is such a lovely day today that I decided to go for a longer run, well long for me. I ran 9.35 miles in 85.56 mins, av pace, 9.12 mm, av HR 123, MHR 139I ran on my stony trail which joined up with another one, just as stony. It was a there and back run. 6.5k ownhill, 6.5k uphill with a section in the middle of steep short hills on pavement.
Good Morning,A bright but cool sunny morning here, it should be a beautiful day for a run along and not on the river.
TS,Great pacing from you, obviously you benefited from the rest as much as the therapy. Do you do any kind of warm up or is it out and at 'em?
ceal,You seemed to have transitioned to longer distances with no ill effects and you also seem to be really enjoying your runs.
Busbar, It will be interesting to see how you adapt and react to the higher mileage. I know from my own experiences that as long as you maintain some quality workouts you will see some significant improvements. I have found that I had to be careful in how fast I increased the mileage but did not have a problem maintaining 50 miles a week.Good luck with it and please keep us up todate on your progress.
Graham,I would happily pay ten pounds to join a club if I had one to join. No sign of any kind of club structure developing around here just the opposite. We do have lots of races for various charities though.
JJ,Good to see you use the word enjoyable.
Running is going well and my weekly mileage is creeping up. My heels are still an issue but I seem to recover quickly after each runs so that I wake up with no discomfort.I have entered another 5k for this Sunday. My objective for this race is to get my effort level up to what I would expect to see in a hard run 5k. The time is really not that important as I have done no speed work for months.I am going to enter a 10k in the Spring and use that as a focus run for my winter training. The plan is to maintain a 30 mile weekly mileage until Feb and then start a structured programme to build up some speed.I don't expect my heels to be totally clear but I am confident that they will be strong enough to withstand a 10k schedule.If that works I will plan a half for autumn.
Mick6that sounds a sound plan! My weekly mileage now is never more than 30 miles a week and mostly is around 25 but sometimes less.
With regards to club fees, City of P membership is or was for last year £50 with various figures for children and families etc. I actually never question it, it is a has to be. But I do take note of what JJ said.
Ceal-Another good mileage run and 9miles is a quiet a long run.
JJ-Good you enjoyed the run which makes it more pleasing.
Mick6-Best of luck with 5k race and the heel is ok.
JJAssociation of (Road) Running Clubs - ARC?have been skimming through. Not running as yet - completely mojoless at present but walking most days, plus one flexibar class and two (and another when I can) weights sessions a week, some core work scattered among all that. Working on strength and posture, trying to keep upper back flexible, etc. I'll be putting the swiming back into the schedule soon when the book arrives.off to Manchester tomorrow to meet with friend, stay at F-in-l's overnight then meet K4 and K6 to come back to Bris.
All good. Love to all.
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