Bitterly cold today. I feel old.Ran for the sixth time in ten days and took the same hilly 3.7 mile route as 48 hours ago. In spite of the cold it was 3 minutes faster than the previous effort First run that's felt like a proper training run.
CealForecast 7C on Saturday and much less wind. I think it's called a heatwave.TraceyHope you get the Garmin situation sorted before the race.JJ
TraceyHeard today that the next Beachy Head marathon is over half full already so if you're up for it you need to get an entry in fairly soon.JJ
ceal,Snow in April !!!The snow is nearly all gone here apart from my back garden where we still can't see the grass.
Tracey,I brought a garmin refurbished 405 and have been very pleased with it, no issues apart from the usual one about the bezel. Garmin have disconitnued manufacture of the 410 and if you can find one they are a very good deal.I brought new one last weekend for my daughter for a 100 pounds.
Legs are feeling a little tired and stiff so another 10k recovery run today with a avg WHR of 59%.
I think today was one of those rare days (and they are rare, believe me) when the weather here was better than in the south. There's still a cold wind but the sun shone all day for a change and it felt quite good in any sheltered spot.
So it was nice to do a track session for the first time in many months where it didn't feel freezing cold. My legs were still feeling the two races over the weekend so I took it a bit easier than usual, not that there was much choice. 5 x 400 with 60 secs intervals, then 4 minutes jog, followed by the same again.
Times 1:34, 1:33, 1:34, 1:35, 1:34 followed by 1:35, 1:33, 1:33, 1:32, 1:33.
Graham - very nice running - bet you look good too!
Tracey - hope you get your garmin sorted.
Ceal - I just entered the marathon - it is 4th May. The only reason I did is that it will be my 15th Rotorua and if I finish it makes me a survivor. Not expecting anything, but just hoping to finish.
Can't blame you not wanting to run when the conditions are so awful, can't believe how you guys battle with such tough conditions.
I had one little run in Melbourne - only about 4km that I did in the afternoon - it was extremely hot with a really hot wind. Those sorts of conditions aren't nice either.
Torque Steer - Bruce Springsteen was great - allowed so many to touch him and threw himself backwards into the standing audience to be manhandled back to the stage. I thought that was very brave for a person in their sixties! Jimmy Cliff was awesome too - seemed to be very proud of his athletic ability - high kicking etc, I thought if he wasn't a singer, he would have been an athlete!
I have a nice 9km with my friends yesterday, followed by our usual cafe session.
Not feeling at all like going out this morning - think I will wait a little longer.
TraceyYou were right to get the entries in early. How's Bernard's injury.NZCNo worries. You've got a month to get fit for the marathon JJ
Sounds as though the year to date has been tough Empty - hope that things start to pick up again for you & Liz.
Hope the plans for the new Westie work out Mick.
Bad luck on the garmin Tracey - hope you can get a replacement.
Stonking 400s, Graham!
There was a bitterly cold wind for our training session last night. Some shelter from the trees in places did help, but still very cold. We did mile reps, and my group did 3 (plus warm-up and cool-down) I was pleased with 8:25, 8:12 and 8:23. First and third rep had a bit of a rise to finish. If I could just repeat that without recoveries, I'd get a new 5k PB! Something to work towards.
Off to pack & get ready - have a good week-end all.
Empty-Think its about time you had some luck,hope things go better for you
Diana d--Yes they were good reps alright,dont worry about recoveries to much if you justincrease the speed of the reps slowly then you can start to shorten recoveries.
Graham-Your certainly giving those 400s a bashing,time to step up to some 1k reps or 800s .Just to give you a little bit more pain.
(I may have posted a similar view some time ago)
Angela says it needs some birds in it but it's miles too late, it's long gone. It needs a signature as well.
Mike, good to hear from you again even if you don't bring particularly good news. It sounds like you may be past the worst now though with a bit of luck. It's a great idea to create a nice area where Liz can sit and enjoy the sun and the garden plants. I can imagine that will mean such a lot to her after being confined indoors for so long.
MT,It souds like things have been tough for you both. How is new house working out?
Graham,I would like my 400s to come out like yours when I take it easy.
Another easy 10k today. I ran on my river trail for the first time this year, only a small amount of snow left in the sheltered spots. It has been very windy here as well and I think I am suffering a bit with allergies as I am sniffing a lot.
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