P + D training for VLM 2013

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18/01/2013 at 12:18

Still snowing here, maybe I will be a girl's blouse and do the 12 miles on the treadmill......

18/01/2013 at 12:29
12 miles on the treadmill sounds like torture to me!
18/01/2013 at 12:48

I once ran 13 miles on a treadmill whilst watching some Champions League football but even with that distraction it was brutal.

I've no desire to do it again so hopefully here (West Coast of Scotland) remains snow free.

18/01/2013 at 13:04

It won't be pleaseant.  I too once did 13 miles but since then have never done more than 10 on a 'mill.

18/01/2013 at 13:24

I don't mind intervals on a treadmill, infact I think there are some benefits to doing them on the treadmill, but long runs.... you have my sympathy.

Hopefully conditions clear up soon and you can all get back to running outdoors safely.

18/01/2013 at 13:52

just popped out for a sandwich at lunch and was pretty slippy underfoot (albeit in my work shoes that have zero tread). wondering whether i'm going to be confined to 15mi on the dreadmill this weekend

it's not so much the monotony as the heat in the gym that gets me. they keep it around 17C, which after 10 mins of running feels unbearable, so 2 hours will be hell

18/01/2013 at 14:46


Agree about the heat in the gym, I sweat buckets when I use the mill.  I have 18 with 10 at mp down for Sunday, the gym would be a sauna by the time I am finished.....

18/01/2013 at 15:05

HeOw - you out there? What do you think chances of Helsby still going ahead?

18/01/2013 at 15:42

Got up about 30 mins ago., bit early really but once I was awake all I could think of is getting the 12 done before work..plenty
of time but deciding where and when..definitely not a treadmill I have got my kit ready and will drive into Exeter where I work and run there  before my shift, it get too dark to run round here where I live , lots of country lanes.
AG well done on the 10 miles last night, you see to be sticking to the plan well
Fiona I am more impressed by anyone who can run 10 miles or more on a treadmill than I am by anyone braving the weather..well done you..
15W Good luck for Sunday
NP Like your mate I was about 20 mins off pace, I think it was the heat rather than the build up as I had done a good half time only 5 weeks before and my 20s were all around 2.55-3 hours ..I don't know what happened really I just know I hated every step after 15 miles

SR doing 12 on tm is not being a bif girls blouse..have fun..
About 5-6 degs and light rain at the moment here , sorry guys but perfect running weather for me  it has snowed a bit but not settled, seems to be the further east/north you go the worse it 

Where is TENJISO ??  he hasnt posted for a few days unless I missed it 

Edited: 18/01/2013 at 15:43
18/01/2013 at 16:06

15W, I would be very surprised if it is cancelled mate.  No more decent snow forecast, had an email from club to ask everyone to go help clear the snow in the main car park and the finish area and another email just come through to the Marshalls to say that the organisers are sitting tight until tomorrow and the main roads are clear, the smaller roads will probably be cleared by cars driving over next 36 hours (I shall help this by checking the course out tomorrow!), no more snow forecast and if they don't cancel tomorrow, they will go out again Sunday first thing and grit the worst areas.  We are Northerners 15W, this ain't the South...  (it will be cancelled tomorrow now!)  They would only cancel if it is treacherous and it isn't at the moment.  

18/01/2013 at 16:11

5.5 miles on the hilly Sandstone Trail for me this morning, pretty awful!  Hoping Sunday is still on, be gutted if it isn't but if it is cancelled, will do the course anyway as part of my long run. 

Good running everyone but please be careful if you are going out in the dark tonight.

18/01/2013 at 16:13

Thanks for update HeOw.


18/01/2013 at 16:22

Oh!! Heow well done on the  Hilly, Awful 5.5  !!  you are dead  'ard oop north 

18/01/2013 at 16:36

It has been  crap overhere. I am about 20 miles from Helsby but it has stopped snowing. As long as there is no more over the next couple of days it might just be ok. No running lastnight or today. Off to me mates tready later/tomorrow depending on roads.

18/01/2013 at 16:46

Tenjiso could still be on his treadmill, gone stir crazy and wondering how the hell he can survive 16 miles on there Sunday

18/01/2013 at 17:08

LOL - I'm here   I didn't realise I hadn't posted and gone into lurker mode by accident 

Considering I have been running on my treadmill for years, I've recently spoiled myself with the outside running and it has felt more of a struggle going back to it!  I did my 8m GA and today's 4m recovery on the treadie.  If the snow stays around, maybe I'll get outside tomorrow - but recently it has been far too icy to take the chance.  I'd love a nice snowy run, but don't want to risk injury.  It's only 12m for me this week though, so I'll see how things are tomorrow.

Good luck anybody running/racing over the weekend.

NN - are you anywhere near Dawlish Warren?  I've been there a few times and love running along the coast when I visit.

18/01/2013 at 21:03

About 13 miles for me tonight in 1:50. Ran a mile to the gym (in trail shoes), just had time for 3 miles on the treadmill before the club run (in road shoes!) then changed back into my trail shoes to go out with the club for 8 miles before collecting my shoes and running the mile home. The solo treadmill effort was to avoid running on icy paths by myself in the dark, but actually we've had enough snow this afternoon to provide quite a nice running surface on the trails and footpaths, and we found the snowy paths provided enough illumination that we could do a route that would normally be too dark this time of year without torches. It was gorgeous and would have been even nicer without the icy wind!

Hope everyone else gets lovely snow to run/race on this weekend rather than just ice!

18/01/2013 at 21:08

Ice is going to be a problem for many tomorrow. Be careful out there.

18/01/2013 at 21:34

12.4 miles in 1.52 tonight...very cold with very light rain..2 long sleeve tops under water proof jacket, buff gloves and wait for it.. !! swimming cap under beanie hat to keep head extra warm and dry !! anyone don't that before..its a new one on  me actually..lol

Ten I am about 20 miles from Dawlish Warren...been there loads of time..

Looking forward to recovery week next week only 55 miles

18/01/2013 at 21:43

Swimming cap: genius!

I did accidentally come up with lycra running shorts under running tights tonight - mainly so I could take the tights off and not overheat in the gym, but then I realised the added bonus of having a warm bum on the outside bit...

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