Great race report and result Columba.
Also, all sorts of good training going on. I am still keeping with the daily running for the time being, and now up to 81 miles for March, which is high for me, and a LOT more than January or February, when I ran less during the wholw month. We've had no more snow thank heavens, but it has been cold and damp (or wet) a lot, so not at all inviting.
aws, did your dad also talk of activities or lack of them 'not getting the parsnips buttered'? I'm not sure where I got that one from - doesn't sound like something my parents would have said.
Diana - The parsnips saying is, I think, equivalent to 'this won't get the baby washed' which is what Dad would have said.
furniture moving for a friend this morning - combined cardio and high intensity workout
Cealgood news from your physio - I have never heard of a vertical tear in the achilles and am not sure how it could form as it impluies some form of extreme lateral stress on the tendon which I gues you would have rememdered happening!!!Strangely the fat abs workout has disappeared from the website so they must monitor my comments very closely
Dianagoing well - good base developing
Last evening was dry, cold, snowy and very muddy in places as we slithered through the Pinewoods before finding firmer ground.1 mile run to the venue then 5.2 miles done and several pints of Deuchars IPA, due to the proximity of the pub to my house, along with chip butties and pork sausages, made it all worthwhile
Cealthought I would goople it myselfJenny was only the 38th person to be diagnosed with this - the 37th was Alistair Brownlee so you are keeping good company!!
I also came across this article which perhaps fits with your lump on the achilles
JJgetting down to 19 minutes would be quite easy -it's the few seconds below that cause the problems ......
link disappeared achilles
My father used to say "Fine words butter no parsnips" - but he grew up in the south of England, not north or midlands.
And my mother used to say "This won't buy the baby new shoes".
Snow nearly all gone today. Ran nearly 7 miles, including a 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 pyramid (minutes, not distance). Those times JJ has quoted to me look pretty ambitious; I can manage 10 minute miling for the 2-minute and 3-minute bits, but not for anything longer. I'll take note of Ceal's advice re strength of legs and core.
No doubt you are right, I do need more strength not just because my weight is still only 9 stone. Charles Atlas in his day would say I'm a weakling No, I should really be getting back to core work as so far I don't do anywhere enough. Also leg strengthening may arise from doing more hill stuff again. Also must try making more use of the kettlebell. I did find it rather hard to keep going for several minutes, need to gradually increase working with them.
Sorry you are still having that achilles tendon problem, hope you will soon "gaffer" it !
TS,It's nice in a way to be 1st in age group but I would have been first if I finished last (if you see what I mean)
JJ,I can understand you not being keen on running in this cold and damp weather. And you do have lots to do with your other interests, gardening, meetings etc. But I expect you will soon be back into it once we have more seasonal weather.
Columba,Impressed with your running progress. 7 miles is a fair distance, haven't done that myself for what seems ages!
More dreary skies, light drizzly sleet and rain but little wind. Not bad once the muscles get warmed up. I felt surprisingly fitter during my run today, don't know why! I guess it's a question of good and bad days, we can't feel good all the time. I had mackerel and beetroot plus mug of green tree about 90 minutes before setting out.
A few slight interruptions in the form of some school parties,7 to 10 year old kids on 4 wheel trikes enjoying their afternoon with the additional idea of shouting out multiplication tables! A couple of young riders on horse back during the 5th mile; I always slow to a walk while they pass the other way.
Times better than Monday....11.23, 10.32, 10.16, 9.47, 11.07. total 5.5m again.
4 degrees with a chilly breeze.
IMpeybrave man running after that meal - good going
Cealnice to see we agree about your body!!enjoy the exhibition - it shoulr be very good
Cold, bright morning here - 3C with a brisk breeze in places, lovely running weather
8.06 miles done in 66:26 (8:15m/m) and avHR132 (67%WHR) and amax of 151
Mile Time Av HR Max HR
1 08:09.5 117 127
2 08:27.7 131 140
3 08:03.0 135 143
4 08:26.3 131 137
5 08:24.1 133 137
6 08:20.8 134 140
7 08:14.6 137 143 Hipps HIll
8 07:55.1 139 148
.06 0:26 132 151
enjoyed that though my back has stiffened a bit - more exercises needed
Good Running impey and t-s,looks like your in for some bad weather in the next few days.
Traceywell done - you ran well into the wind, must have cost you some energy!!
I am supposed to drive to Banbury tomorrow for a meeting - the weather forecast is dire!!! - payback for a nice day today
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