Ten - yep, that's the one who I meant! So, treadmill works then - like I said, I think people tend to run outside for the love of running, treadmill is just there as a necessity, my friend uses hers when it is too hot to run outside (she lives in Perth) and I will utilise gym one in the summer if same happens here but how often do we have a bloody summer...?!
Thanks NP - I may do 22 if I feel good...! Channel my inner fire"fighter".
I have set up my first JustGiving page up today - what a fooking faff that was. I am raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Adult Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital, I was asked by a fellow Helsby RC runner if I would take her place (she is a physio and does a lot of work for them) as she is injured, I felt I should, it takes nothing really to do yer bit for Charidee. If anyone wants to donate... here's my link! (shameless!)
Well, if it's good enough for NP it's certainly good enough for me! Think my VO2 reps will be on a treadmill tomorrow (might run 4 miles outside beforehand).
Ahhh...HeOw = Helen Owens makes note in stalker notebook
Ha, 15West, you're a total amateur stalker compared to me and NN, we knew that already!
I do my speedwork outside as I'm lucky enough to live near lots of waterways with flat, straight paths alongside. I was totally unenthusiastic about running this evening, as I'd been at work for 10 hours and it was bloody cold on my cycle home. But it was actually gorgeous outside doing a nice easy pace. In the off-road bit everything was totally still and deserted, and I didn't see anyone except a heron.
And HeOw - oh, go on then, just because we finally got to see a picture. *gets stalker scrapbook out*
Literatin - is that "Katie" you who has donated? If so, thank you so so much! If not, you mingebag...
Edit: 15West - thank you also! Helping fellow Mancs! You are both superstars. Very touched.
Might have been... though I might just be saying that to avoid looking like a mingebag.
Morning all, shifted Saturday again to this morning. Saturdays are a problem for me, often a working day and when I get a free one we try to make the most of it, though shopping at Bluewater tomorrow may not seem like that!
Out of the door at 5.20am for my 8 miler with 8x100m strides, still bloomin cold here but nice and dry. Did the strides at about mile 6 when I was in an industrial estate with a nice straight, flat bit of road, 4 street lights for each and jog back, amused a couple of people out of one of the units having a fag!
Recovery week this one so just a short 14 mile run for Sunday, bliss.
HeOw, I thought you were going to do 20 today? Probably not a good idea if coughing, so you probably right to take it easier. I do love how 10 miles is considered an "easy" run when in the midst of the schedules - most people never run that far per week!
Ten, I know what you mean about the weather, 12m MLR was great until I turned into the wind - my nose and top lip were numb for a few miles
Go Caz, well done on completing it too.
NP, Every time I see you splits they amaze me! I'd love to be able to run as fast as you over just a mile, never mind the distance you cover.
Lit, do you cycle far in your commute? Just concidentally, I saw a few of my colleagues cycling on the way in this morning and I was glad I'd stopped doing it as I don't think I could do it on top of the P&D training.
Well done to everyone on the icy cold 12-milers. I'm annoyed about the cold because there's only a bloody forecast for snow this weekend. Should have gone for Brighton half last weekend rather than Tunbridge Wells this Sunday.
Stutyr, no, it's only about a mile and a half up the road. I'm not a 'proper' cyclist, I have a 3-speed with a big wicker basket! But I don't drive, so e.g. I have to cycle the 5.5 miles to get to my weekly pilates twatfest. I don't do massive long bike rides on top of the P&D though.
HeOw - take it easy. Ok to run with a cough as long as stays above chest.
Surely this is the last blast of cold of the winter....surely....
I cycle into work - when I bother going in anyway! Only live 4 miles away though so a good distance; and I actually think it helps with recovery a bit as gets blood circulating round those legs. Cycling home after a tough lunchtime session not easy though.
Got my 6x800 VO2 intervals today...still undecided where to do them. I will start running outside and if coast is clear on part of my route I'll attempt them outside, otherwise I'll head to gym and do them there. I work opposite a gym which I am a member of; but mainly just use it for its changing rooms and shower.
Flexible planning HeOw, just a bugger having to get up on a Sunday at 6am.
Lit I'm loving the basket on the bike image, sort of country feel to it, are you married to the local vicar?
15w agree, I thought it was the law that when it starts to get lighter they have to turn the heating up at the same time!
I'm another one hoping that this is the last of the coldest weather. I had ditched the tights for the last week or so, but had to admit defeat and pull them back on for last nights recovery run - 8 miles at 8.min pace (just because I love a bit of symetary!).
I've got a stag do this weekend that I could do without so I'll be forcing myself to get out for 12 miles before i leave tonight. I might have to forgo Saturday's planned 8 mile GA, but hope I'll be in a good enough state to do a 20 miler on Sunday night when I get back. Its annoying having life getting in the way of marathon training!
my legs feeling pretty fresh today, hopefully the couple of days off should have helped. i'll try my med long run later, although probably not all 14 miles of it. i plan to take it very easy and see if i can do about 10 of it, then see how i feel. a light recovery jog on grass tomorrow (perhaps 4-5 of the planned 6) then hopefully make my 16mi long run on Sunday. If all goes well i won't have lost that much running this week, and should be back on track by the start of next week.
Pushed for time this morning, so I did a quick 4m recovery on the treadmill.
Tomorrow morning's forecast is more cold wind and... snow..... again I should buy some hand warmers, because that's where I suffer the most on these runs - even with two pairs of gloves!
Yeah, I'll probably be racing in tights too... and maybe even a long-sleeved top under my unflattering club vest. I'm just hoping the roads won't be icy.
And I am not married to any vicars at all, nor do I have a dog to put in my basket (yet). But if I did it'd look like this.
I was thinking of something more like this:
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