Howling NE wind and bitterly cold with lots of intermittent snow showers. All in all it's been a carp day so in accordance with my new running policy I didn't run.Flower show on Saturday. I've put on my Chairman's hat and decreed that it will go, even if there's only one entry. There won't be many flowers but there's flower arranging, cookery and kids' classes so there will be summat to look at.EmptyGreat to hear from you. Sorry it's been a carp year but hopefully Liz has turned a bit of a corner. Don't let the running add to the pressure. Run when you can and enjoy it until things settgle down properly.Shame I don't live nearby. I would willingly design a garden for you. Mail me if you want some advice.
DianaVery respectable mile reps. A 5k PB is certainly on the cards. Just being in a race and in better conditions will hand it to you on a plate.MickCareful, you may get labelled as an old sniffer.JJ
Howling NE wind and bitterly cold with lots of intermittent snow showers. All in all it's been a carp day so in accordance with my new running policy I didn't run.Flower show on Saturday. I've put on my Chairman's hat and decreed that it will go, even if there's only one entry. There won't be many flowers but there's flower arranging, cookery and kids' classes so there will be summat to look at.EmptyGreat to hear from you. Sorry it's been a carp year but hopefully Liz has turned a bit of a corner. Don't let the running add to the pressure. Run when you can and enjoy it until things settle down properly.Shame I don't live nearby. I would willingly design a garden for you. Mail me if you want some advice.
6.06M; 1:17:40.4; 12:49/M; 2.5°C
It snowed pretty well all day yesterday, but thankfully it didn't settle. Snow in April! I don't remember such a thing. June, yes, but not April.
JJ - you must have eaten something that's repeating on you.
Cold, wet and windy this morning. I may run later if it stops precipitating.awsDon't know why the repeat happened. I reckon it's an age thing!JJ
JJ - Maybe, except that you're still comparatively young and always will be so far as I'm concerned.
Ran 4.5 miles this afternoon on a hilly circuit. it included two 13 minute miles because of long up hill stretches with short, sharp drops down the other side. awsNote the 13 minute miling.JJ
JJ,Cold hilly miles count double.
Just a short one today, 5k along the river trail. Feeling stronger and more energetic so tomorrow's LSR should be on.
Our Spring weather is taken a turn back to winter tonight, -10c, but going back up to warm again during the day and then warm all week. Hopefully that is the end of it and I can start wearing shorts.
Good to see you are getting into the running again. Looks as though you peeps down in the south-east have had it colder than us oop North last couple of days or so.
I can see that you will also soon be out running again too as we are promised warmer (well.er, less cold!) days ahead. But of course you are busy entertaining visitors so cooking will keep you busy.
Sorry to hear you and Liz have gone through a pretty bad patch. Hope Lizzie will now see better days and good luck with the garden design plans.
Not been on here for a week or so but still doing runs. Actually had an early morning run last Monday around the perimeter of a new housing estate not far from us. There are quitte a few nice trails there and I enoyed the different scenery during the 7 mile outing, think I will do more a.m. runs as well as the p.m. park routes.Five miles in RV park on Wednesday and a short 2.8 miles today. Short because I want to do another 5k tomorrow be it slow or better
I am back from renewing my northern heritage - excellent time including walks on the beach in brilliant sunshine and ferocious NE wind straight off the sea bringing temperatures down to about -20C!! Backdrop of the Cheviots clad in snow gleaming in the bright sun like some advancing glaciers!!Found a nice Derby and Joan shelter on Alnmouth bay facing south and enjoyed near summertime temperatures whilst the wind roared around - bracing I think is the word.Nice, slightly tired hotel but good food and staff made it a super stay. Didn't run at all but swam twice a day - 20 lengths each time, which sounds rather more impressive than it was, as the pol was only 12.5m long, followed by a sauna which was the closest I got to a Swedish masseuse
Mikesorry to hear of Liz's continued misfortune. It impacts upon you as well and it must take its toll.Your garden idea sounds excellent and some fragrant plants in the beds may add to the enjoyment for Liz - smell can be such a soothing sensation.
Grahamexcellent intervals on tired legs - that will teach em!!!
NZCsounds like a great concert. Some acts are great live and Springsteen certainly fits that category.
Impeysounds like you have found some good new trails to run on - nice!!
Dianayou should be very pleased with those reps!!!
Mick6n'er cast a clout till May is oot!!!
JJspring is delayed!! Strangely the daffs and othe spring flowers were further advanced oop north as they had not had as much snow and lots of sunshine so in shelterd spots the flowers were well advanced
Beautiful sunny morning here so I decided to do the Parkrun. near ideal conditions, dry underfoot on the grass and only a modest cold NE breeze to contend with on each lap of the 3 lap course. Legs felt a bit used after swimming but none of the stiffness associated with running.
3.1 miles in 22:21 (7:20m/m) with avHR150 (81%WHR) and a max of 160(88%WHR)
1m 7:13 av144 max 1602m 7:30 av152 max 1553m 7:26 av153 max 155.1m 0:11 av155 max 155
Garmin measured the course, which had been changed a bit to avoid the massed crocus ranks, a but short but they had remeasured the course before the off with a wheel so maybe it was ok.
Improvement of just over 60 seconds on July's time so quite pleased with that
TS,Great time, I can see why you were pleased with that, so would I. A little quick on the first mile but you still did not red line so a very promising place to be in your training cycle.
Impey,Keep cranking out those miles, they all count. To what I am not sure but it sure feels good to get them done.
16k easy for me today to finish off the week. Another 40 miler in the bag despite feeling tired this week after my 4 x1k efforts. Felt good on my long run so I seemed to have recovered. Rest day tomorrow so should be raring to go on Monday.
JJ - 13min miling! You'll be eating your own tuna sandwich next.
LOcal Spring Flower Show today. 8 first prizes and some seconds and thirds.awsBeing totally unselfish I would not deprive you guys of the tuna sandwich opportunity.TSVery good 5k. Don't know how relevant it is but that's the sort of times I was running in Hyde Park when I managed 3:53 for 26.2 and I'm no marathon runner.Tracey Very public spirited of you. Just enjoy it.ImpeyGreat to know you're still getting in the miles.MickIt was cold as well so could I make it treble miles?JJ
Got back from London today. Managed two runs.
1. an 8-miler from my son's flat in Camberwell-ish, where I was staying, to Vauxhall Bridge, across the river, along to Waterloo bridge, cross the river again and back on the other side to Vauxhall Bridge and then back to son's flat. I really quite enjoyed it, in spite of being held up at traffic lights and having to thread my way through queues and queues of people along South Bank, as they waited for entry to various tourist destinations, and in spite of the eye-watering, nose-streaming cold wind.
2. A much shorter run in Burgess Park, only a short distance from son's flat. More eye-watering and nose-streaming.
Nice to run on flattish ground for a change. Can keep a steadier pace going.
Also went to three exhibitions, had a really excellent Malaysian meal with all but one of my children (the one not there had come with me to one of the exhibitions, however, so I managed to see them all) and spent several hours with Elder Daughter and Little Grand-daughter, so it was a really good visit. Little Alice is acquiring a few single words. One of them is "tractor", - not too many of those to be seen in London streets.
Impey - glad you've rejoined us.
Mike - that sounds like a lovely idea for Liz in the garden.
Columba - sounds like a great visit. I love running around London. I had a great time visiting my son when he lived there.
JJ - have you enquired whether anyone likes tuna Well done on the prize haul.
Mike - you are wonderful looking after your wife so well - good on you. Sorry that you haven't been able to run much.
Mick - congrats on another 40 mile week - good going!
Torque Ster - nice running - that's set a tough bar for the rest of us!
Ceal - you certainly don't have much down-time, you are always so busy.
Tracey - good luck with the marathon.
I went and ran 27km with the Y this morning. Not easy, and not sure I could have gone any further. Always a worry when there aren't too many weeks left to the marathon.
Next week is 32km, so I'll see how I go then, and then it is cut back time - not sure what I'm cutting back from, but I will be fresh!
Managed to stuff up my timing of the run, but leader said running time was 2.34 - I was in the 5.45km pace group. Crazy when I usually only run 6.30km pace average when I'm running by myself. I came home and had a bit of a nana nap - pretty stuffed.
Columbanice way to get round tourist spots iin London - good running too.
Jjthat's what I'm worried about !!!
Mick6thanks - the start is pretty congested - 250 runners and there is only a 2m wide path unless one wants to take to the grass down a slight bank so I had to crank it up to maintain position at the start and then hang on!!
Time gave me an age grade of 76.44% so a birthday does help - and sets a new target for next time!!
NZCI should think you will get under that particular bar no problemYou were running at 9:11m/m pace so very good going - I know exactly how you felt at the end - see below
Legs were a bit stiff from combined race yesterday and extensive use of ladders as I decorated the main entrance hall - 50 large panels of white separated by dark wood so it was all up and down numerous times.
15.02 miles done and not a step more in 2:15:10 (9:02m/m) and avhr 130 (65%WHR) and a max of 142
mile time avhr maxhr
1 9:08 124 130 2 8:46 128 152 3 9:32 135 137 4 9:18 133 136 5 8:37 129 139 6 8:40 125 132 7 9:00 127 140 8 9:00 132 140 9 8:47 128 132 10 8:29 125 130 11 8:27 123 127 12 8:37 121 130 13 10:20 129 &nbs
13 10:20 129 140 14 10:00 123 129 15 9:26 125 131
don't know what &nbs refers to!!
Usual moorland route and going quite well until the very steep knackering hill at mile 12-13 killed me off - after that it was just an exercise in stupidity!!I shall be glad when decorating is over.Think it is time for a grandpa nap
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