Happy New Year to all and special good wishes to Busbar.
I was apprenhesive about running today as my calves felt a bit tight after running 18k on packed snow and ice so I decided to run on the treadmill. I had a great run, no complaints from my heels and calves at all. 8k done.
ceal & Columba, that recipe book sounds very interesting.
Congratulations on the 6th LFOTM championship ceal.
It sounds as though lots of us have seen a lot of children and grandchildren over Christmas, which is lovely. Sorry about the challenging drive though JJ, which takes a bit of the shine off it.
Graham's festive racing is very commendable. Like JJ, I've been struggling with the post-cold gunk, and haven't run much this week, but just scrpaed to 1000 miles.
I must have missed Mick posting about a cancelled trip, but it sounds as though it wasn't the end of the world.
Well done on the 8 miles Tracey. Hopefully Christmas at home was a nice change.
Sadly daughter's father-in-law (who was in hospital over Christmas) has also been diagnosed with cancer, which was tough news - we're hoping further tests will indicate that he can be successfully treated. I hope the same for your family members, busbar.
Nothing planned for tonight apart from a nice meal in with a bottle of wine. We may not make it to midnight! Happy New Year to all, and here's hoping 2013 will bring health and injury free running.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODYDianamore unsettling news. I shan't make it until midnight either. ,
First job is to wish everyone the best year yet for 2013. Have a great time this evening if you're celebrating seriously. If not, sleep well.TraceyT.Wells 1/2m course record is 65 mins so it's quite quick. The first 6 miles are very fast indeed and you could be looking at a 5 mile PB. Then comes a very long and quite steep hill on which you will lose about 2 mins. Once this hill is out of the way it's mostly flat and a gentle downhill finish. Very pretty course too. JJ
Dianamore sad news to close the year
Just about to go and take the roast leg of lamb out of the oven. It's liberally seasoned with inserted slices of garlic and rosemary and I can smell it from here. Just some friends for dinner and a few - or more - drinks so I imagine we will see in the New Year
Happy New Year to all - may it prove a good one
Managed another 2 miles this afternoon when it stopped raining. Also cleaned out a kitchen cupboard and washed the kitchen floor. Don't think I'll be staying up late! Happy New Year, everybody. I suppose Mick's New Year will arrive several hours later than ours, and NZC's has already begun.
First post in 2013?
Happy and prosperous New Year to all and sundry.
Happy New Year
Diana Sorry to hear your news
I know dogs aren't human but a friends dog (well one of them) died He was such a lovely chap while he's not mine it hit me more than i expect it would
Anyhow todays run didn't do 10km in Hyde Park. Good job n all 2.21 miles almost desroyed me legs particularly itb/knees wrecked. Heart and lungs ok
Very enjoyable slower run with daughter #2. I added in a couple of loops and double-backs to give her the opportunity for a few short walk breaks. Absolutely lovely day out there.
Hope that 2013 is kind to you all.
Aws - did you stay up especially to contribute the first post of the year?
Pammie - wrecked itb and legs doesn't sound too good.
2 and a bit miles done before a late lunch.
Columba - I'm sure its more a what! you don't use us for a month and then you expect us to run when you feel like it.
Just did a 6.35 mile cycle as plan to cycle more this year one day down 364 to go lol
Happy New Year, everyone!
busbar, Diana - I hope that the bed news will have a good outcome and send my best wishes your way.
Have been busy with family over the festive period, plus a few days work. All good fun.
I've been rethinking my running and will be doing shorter distances to start with, up to 5k. I'll probably switch running clubs (for various reasons) and do a bit more track work. the shorter distances will allow a bit more time for swimming and cycling, just for variety as I am NOT planning to do a triathlon.I'll keep you posted.
Happy New Year to everyone
Haven't done much running at all since Dec.23rd with the exception of a short one yesterday. We had mum with us at Christmas but I had to take her back home a day earlier than planned as she was full of cold and coughing all over the place. In fact, my cough returned and was main reason I kept off running.
At last it is a new year to think about. Let's hope we can all see a better year. Don't wish to see another soggy and wet year, 2012 was the limit !
The short run was 3.6 miles, 11.49, 11.01, and 10.46 for the miles. 10.20 pace for the part mile. On the second mile I was impressed with the speed of a chap just walking around the lake with gigantic steps, his pace was around 11m.10s I reckon and when I finished he wasn't far behind. Don't know if he was a runner or not, I've never seen anyone walk that fast in all the times I used the park.
In the 1980s I was in my 30s, never a top runner, I had pb of:
10k - 37:50
10mi - 1:05:05
Half M - 1:26:xx
Marathon - 3:13:xx
Back then it was 30 - 40 miles a week, build up to 50-60, with 16 miles every Sunday, building to 22 before the big day. I've kept up a low level of modest running, now just jogging, since then. A 10km last year took me about 58 mins.
I'll be 64 this year and my daughter has suggested a marathon together for 2014 - I'm wondering if I can do it, knowing what it takes. and with my joggers knee straps holding me together. Do I just go for a long walk on the day, or do I put in a hard year plus of training? Any advice out there?
Thnx, Bob. For me it won't be about getting times down. Being semi-retired I have the time. I have over a year to train. When I did my first marathon, 1982, it was start from scratch in Jan, and the 1st Belfast Marathon in May and managed 3:31. I'm just wondering how to spread the training over a long period. I don't want to do too many races in between though I know that's where a lot of the speed comes.
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