I agree we have JJ to thank for introducing this thread, it's certainly kept going very well. And we have a solid hard core of regulars, occasionally there are fresh threaders joining but they soon disappear again !
A great run out there today in unfriendly conditions. I am very impressed .
After a week of uncertainty with my health I am relieved to say I am now feeling a lot better. I did suspect the possibility a virus was lurking somewhere in my system and it looks as though that was the case(and it was the Triage doc who thought if possible too).
Paid a visit to the surgery on Friday morn and was welcomed by a young tubby looking doctor probably in his late 20s. Very well laid back I thought and pleasant enough but I don't think he had a lot of experience with hbp situations really.The BP readings were 144/82 and he said that was good. I did think it would be much higher so was relieved about that. He didn't offer any change of medication but requested that I monitored my BP twice a day for a week, record them and bring with me on the next appointment next Friday. Never once did he infer a virus could have caused problems.Going back to last week the symptoms I had besides higher bps were racing heart rate at rest and in bed, flushed face when pulse up to 110 bpm, poor appetite, restlessness and shaking. No pain or shortness of breath though.For the past three days all effects have disappeared and I feel fine. BP around 140/76. I shall refrain from running again while park is icebound, good walks I shall do and maybe gentle running later.
Impey, great news
Impey,Great progress, let's hope you are back to running soon.
TS,Yes, I agree, I think it is the power in the stride that both increases cadence and stridelength.I would appreciate any insight that you can give.My regular running buddy wore his new footpod for the first time yesterday on our long run. He put in a 400m pickup to a 4:18 pace so we could see how his cadence and stride changed. His cadence jumped from 85 to 93 but more interestingly his stride went from 1.05 to 1.25m. He is only 5' 8".Mine jumped from 85 to 89 and 1.03 to 1.23 and I am 6' 2". He is 10 years younger so that may be the difference.
We ran 14.2k yesterday with snow on the ground but warm temperature at 0c. Snowing right now with temperatures due to drop to -20c and lower and to stay there all week. Could be lots of running on the treadmill next week.
That finishes my week at 54k.
Impey - all those symptoms certainly sound like a virus. Glad to hear you've beaten it.
Thank you JJ! - I think I've been on the thread for about 4 years. At the time I joined, Ceal was somewhere on the continent (Finland?) competing - very successfully - in world championships.
Pammie - I don't think I've ever noticed that name, cybil - but will look out for it. There are one or two threads for Welsh runners but I don't often go on them.
No running today. Snow still thick, much of it turned to ice, really treacherous in places. Walked the 2 miles to church, and someone gave me a lift to the end of my road afterwards. Started snowing again in the afternoon.
Can't remember who said we didn't get much snow in my part of Wales; but we get a fair bit. Not as much as they get on the Beacons, of course.
Nice to know we've been around for about 10 years but it's you guys that keep it going. Keep it up. It's certainly a cheap source of info and entertainment.4" of snow here. Bl**dy nuisance. Managed two slipping and sliding dog walks and went to our little gym for about 25-30 mins. Did 1 to 2 mins reps on tready, weights, rower, elliptical trainer and floor exercises.ImpeyGuess the probs must have been a fight with a bug. Good to hear things are normalising. Take care.TSClearly an embryo LSR. This is getting serious.JJ
Impeygood news from the doc!! Like policemen doctors are getting younger and younger Thanks aboout comment on run but there is a loooong way to go!!
Mick6when I eventually came back to running recently all my exercises had given me stronger legs - particularly calves - and I found I could maintain a higher cadence for no more effort whch translated into more speed and without overstriding helped by the minimilist shoes and more front foot action. I think the action of higher turnover impells one onto the front foot and so more effort is generated in each stride through the push off phase so stride length increases.
Sounds like the weather is building up for you!!! Our forecast is for heavy snow tonight - we shall see!!
My week topped out at 26.78 miles the furtherest I have run since July last year
woke up to 6-8" of fresh snow and still coming down so my "run" was more an exercise in machismo than anything else though the fresh snow was nice and dry and squeaky underfoot as I ploughed through it.
4.1 miles done in a laughable 39:32
1m 10.102m 9:333m 9:274m 10:22 Hipps Hill
Fortunately I do not have a long way to go to my office this morning!!!
How strange - Columba and JJ's posts were not there when I posted last night or this morning but have suddenly popped up!!
Columbayou certainly seem to have got the worst of the snow this year though we are catching up today!!!
JJNice to see the snow is being spread around. Strange ho wonce it hits the south east it becomes a major news itemvery embryonic run - more single cell than anything else and the further sub division into bigger and better will take quite a time as well!!
Mick6for a long time it was assumed that the lower leg just acted as a shock absober and weightbearing transfer structure in running. More recent research has shown that it contributes greatly to the energy in running by converting impact forces into dynamic energy release. the quicker and more efficiently the calves can do this the better the cadence and speed - so build up calf muscles and ligments!!!
3.23M; 42:19; 13:05/M;
No idea what the temp was but my guess is about 2°C; loads of snow but melting. We're staying with no.1 daughter at Pinner to look after the children for a few days while she goes to hospital each day for a training course on dietary management for diabetics. Hence no outside thermometer as I forgot to bring mine and I also forgot my Garmin 305 charger so g may not last the week. Unfamiliar roads also mean that I haven't got a planned and measured route so I just went out and ran, but didn't make my customary 5 miles.
Credit to everyone getting out running in difficult conditions.
Hundreds of schools closed again today. Funny, but I don't remember mine being closed for even a single day in the winter of 1963, which was worse than those we've had recently. I can understand it if a school is in a remote area but we do seem to be going overboard these days when the weather's bad.
Grahamit's all down to 'ealth 'n safety innit????
and of course the poor teachers can't drive up to the school gates nor can parents drop off their kids. I'll bet you weren't taken to school by car back in '63.I was snowed in at a friend's house in Allenheads that winter and we went out the next day to help find the bus that had got stuck on the road up from Hexham using some very primitive skis. We eventually found it when I stood on its roof - it was completely covered by drifts!!!! Still made it back home in time to start school a few days later when the holidays were over
TS, car? Didn't have one of those! Couldn't even afford shoes in those days and had to wear homemade sandals cut out of old tyres.
Tracey, that's what I call dedication. Hopefully no worsening of your injury worries.
GrahamMrsJJ's school never closed due to weather problems in all her time as Headteacher.I assume the sandals were nailed on?TraceyExcellent run in those conditions. Was it A over T?JJ
Excellent effort by all for getting runs in the snow and ice.Still on the bench at the moment but hope to be back running soon.
Just got a email from my club that the southern xc championships have been cancelled.Going by the email response of my clubmates no one is happy with that decision,with the word wimps being used often.iknow this is a 9mile xc but to cancel this early is surprising.
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