Ceal-Have a good day with betsy,shame the weather isnt more forgiving,
JJ-Wow what a garden its really beautiful,thats a lot of hard work.Mines the same as grahams am afraid.Nice picture of doodle.
Columba - A deserved rest after your 7miles
Good weekend to all
Out for a short run this morning, 3.9 miles, just as dawn was breaking. The rain started as I arrived back at the front door. Excellent timing.MrsJJ is out all day today and most of this evening. I need to hire a chef.An expensive scooter was delivered this morning. I hope it's not my Christmas present from MrsJJ.CealIt's easy if you enjoy doing things. I like the great outdoors."Ouch" plus some bad language?JJ
6.05M; 1:22:19.4; 13:37/M; 7°C
Taking it easy; still not looking at g whilst running.
CealWell done on getting round the race unscathed. I've run it 4 times; twice in today's direction and twice the other way round. There's not much difference in the effort involved. The other way has a much longer uphill. It's not so steep but it's very hard running up it on the muddy surface.TraceyThat 9:06 mile looks very promising.JJ
Ceal - good effort racing in such tough conditions! Not good to get kicked before you even start!
Tracey - getting close to getting under 29 minutes -good run.
I seem to be really tired at the moment, so not doing very much. I did run the club's 10km champs in the Auckland Domain last Sunday - 47.49. It was a big effort. I was disappointed that I still haven't got on top of using my garmin. I tried to include the warm up and warm down, but they were included in the total run and the race didn't show separately. Think for my next race I'll only start the watch just like my stop watch, when I do actually start racing.
I had to ask the person timing what my time was!
I'm supposed to be running 3km on the track at 12.15pm today - crazy - in the heat of the day. Think I'll have to wet my head before I start! Not sure why I put myself through these things. I will be definitely using my stop watch!
Ceal-Well done on what was a difficult course,had some hills like that on xc where i just had to walk a bit of them.
NZC-Can sympathise with you on tiredness i seem to be in that mode as well.Good luck with your race and garmin
Good race runs today from Ceal, Tracey and Christine(last Sunday). Quite a tough one where Ceal ran. Doubt I could keep going if I was in it !!
Poor performance in my 5k parkrun this morning, though I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Recent illness had definitely affected my fitness, certainly for racing. But at least I know where I stand, got to keep at the training and forget about 5ks for now though maybe they could still be ran as a training idea. Not sure about that though.
Mile times were 10.07, 9.45, 9.51 and 0.57s for the 0.1m. Official time 30m.43s (yuck!)Can't fault weather, no frost just wet surfaces with sodden leaves. Once or twice I felt the slight inclines quite hard and was almost tempted to walk a little but no I preferred to persevere for what it was worth. Only congestion from runners was at beginning thats all thanks to a smaller turnout.
194th out of 234. Age % 59 summat.
ceal, annoying to get kicked on the start line - bad enough actually in a race. Congratulations on the prize, especially as you must have been competing against younger runners in that vet category (usually 35 plus I believe).
Christine, a very good 10K time in your race, especially if you aren't feeling at your best.
Good park runs from Tracey and (considering a lay-off recently) Impey.
I did a cross-country race this afternoon. Very muddy after yesterday's heavy rain but the mud claws coped very well as usual. Almost fell over walking on the way from the car to the start though, wearing normal running shoes. 5.6 miles @7:29. My younger club mate, who's about on a par with me, beat me by a few seconds though this time, after I'd just pipped him at the line last time out. He's a granddad I found out today, but a very young one!
Ceal - ouch! to the stubbed toe (lot of nerve endings in toes, I believe) and ouch again to the anterior tibialis.
I take my hat off to all you people doing muddy cross-country races in wet conditions, and to all running despite fatigue.
Had a day's working today so didn't run. Don't usually work on a Saturday but this was an exception, - had to be fitted in before Christmas.
5.15M; 1:08:24.6; 13:17/M; 5°C
Back in shorts today.
Ceal - Congratulations! Well done!
awsThanks, you are getting nearer to the 12's again!
Ceal - Many congratulations! I've just looked back to your account of the race and it seems to have been really tough; no wonder you're aching.
Ran 4.8 miles yesterday; felt hard for some reason although I'd been looking forward to it and conditions were good, - mild, not raining though a bit wet underfoot. Shall have a quiet day today; possibly a bit of cross-training with the vacuum cleaner.
Ceal's comment on not shuffling made me wonder, - if it's a choice between shuffling and not running at all, which would I choose? Which would anyone else choose?
ColumbaA difficult question. The trouble is when one does a run when one's feet aren't picked up and hence neither are the knees, then one is practising the motion incorrectly and it could then be the the incorrect action of running which is then implanted in one's brain and this could then become the norm. Maybe when one suspects that one's legs feel as if they are not going to perform properly then one would perhaps be better engaged doing some cross training, for instance some running related weights or other exercises which would strengthen one's core.
Or another idea would be to just run several very short intervals, say 20---40 secs, but fast, with walk back recoveries (after a warm up of course). That way one is not using a lot of energy to do this and there is a good recovery, and one is not shuffling but actually picking up one's heels and running properly. A much better message to the memory bank would be desposited.
Columba-Think i would choose not running,had enough of shuffling in the marathon and its painful.
Graham-Excellent result in xc with a very good pace as well.
My marathon training starts tomorrow and i am slightly apprehensive.Generally i am not low on confidence but i have to be aware that i dont seem to be finding running easy at the moment.So i just intend to try and follow the plan as best i can,but if i have to drop a speed workout then so be it i will just take it easy.
A very pleasant day for a run, not cold, sun shining, no wind, no rain.As I started my run I realized that my legs felt surprisingly lively. I, therefore, set off down the trail to do a negative split and got a bit carried away and picked up my pace quite well. I ran hard for 30+ mins and then took a breather, saw my new friend, Sue running towards me, we chatted for about 3--5 mins and then I set off again.
The result was this:-
3.73 miles (6k), in 30.35 mins, av pace 8.12 mm, av HR 131, MHR 154
Splits5.30 mins, av pace 8.51 mm, HR 118/125---uphill5.14 mins, av pace 8.26 mm, HR 122/126--downhill5.06 mins, av pace 8.13 mm, HR 127/131--downhill5.07 mins, av pace 8.14 mm, HR 137/142---mostly uphill5.01 mins, av pace 8.05 mm, HR 141/144---downish4.35 mins, av pace 7.22 mm, HR 149/154---uphill---I really worked hard here!The 2nd phase of the run was 1.44 miles, av pace 8.19 mm, av HR 137, MHR 153Splits5.22 mins, av pace 8.39 mm, HR 129/138---uphill5.06 mins, av pace 8.13 mm, HR 142/147---downish1.30 mins, av pace 7.33 mm, Hr 150/153--flat!
total mileage for the session 5.17 miles.
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