Did the 12 miles on the treadmill. Not pleasant. Think I may have done someing to one of my quads.
Literatin...I was thinking of wearing 2 pairs of tights...but changed my mind..thinking if I did overheat how would I carry all the extra kit I would have to take off !!..
The swimming cap really did the trick beanies/ running hats always get so wet and soggy then cold so defeating the whole object really I felt really toasty and didnt get too hot at all.
SR I hope the quads recover, my legs always feel terrible after running on a treadmill, even on an incline..
That's a lot of shoe changes Literatin but good way to get the miles in. Some good tips on staying warm, though those who are forced into the gym won't require them
10km would have been more fun NP, enjoy the hill
Morning all...hope all dry and warm out there.
5 easy miles today. Not too icy or cold out there in S Manchester. Helsby half tomorrow, still not sure if definately on...but I'm thinking it will be. If on but told icy underfoot so be prepared I might not bother.
Take it easy on that quad SR, probably just needs a little rest/massage/stretch.
NP - good luck with the hill! I am going for a swim this morning while daughter in swimming lesson, will be nothing like your swim though (I only have about 25 mins). Might try 20 laps (with a few little rests).
In this weather I have been wearing two layers on top - a t-shirt and windproof jacket, shorts and gloves. Could have done with a hat yesterday though.
Helsby is cancelled, just seen it on the website, probably the best decision considering that a lot of people would have been travelling in poor conditions and if it freezes overnight it could be like an ice rink. I might try a canal towpath run instead tomorrow.
Well done on all the treadmill running everyone, I'm very impressed, I tried on Tuesday but couldn't stand more than 30 minutes so all other runs have been outside this week. I have been off plan a bit this week with the weather and a sore ankle but at least have kept up the number of runs if not the distances.
Helsby Half cancelled, gutted but right decision. I am still coughing so at least I won't be putting myself under pressure to smash it and make myself worse. Will do 4 recovery miles in a bit I think. Tomorrow, will do long run with a friend who was supposed to be doing Helsby too.
I have decided, I am definitely swapping the plans and doing the sub 55 mile one instead BUT will do the long runs as per the 55-70. I just think, until my youngest is in school, I cannot keep up with such a demanding plan yet. I have to be realistic. I may add more miles in when and as I can to the sub 55 plan, depending on how I feel.
at swimming cap under hat NN!
Yep - Helsby half off tomorrow, looking at pics on their website they had no choice really, would have been carnage... so will be 18 miles with 10@MP for me tomorrow.
It's not very often that black running gear is considered Hi-Vis! There had been some fresh snowfall overnight, so I decided that this should help cover the ice and make running a bit safer. I'm pleased to say it was the correct assessment and I had decent enough traction in my trail shoes.
I took the first mile carefully along the slush in the streets, then found more confidence to gradually increase pace as I hit the trail. It was harder running than usual, particularly when I found myself wading through some drifts. All good fun though. The hardest part was running along a country road up a steep hill. At this point my mind decided to play an infinite loop of Paul Simon singing the same couple of lines which lasted beyond finishing the entire run!
“Slip sliding away, slip sliding away.
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away”
It was a fine backing track to my general thoughts, but I really should learn more of the lyrics
As this was an out-and-back twelve mile run, it is Sod's law that injury will occur at six miles. In this case it was 5.65 miles when someone stabbed the back of my leg with a knitting needle . I tried to walk/run it off and it wasn't too bad, so I put up with the invisible assailant jabbing my leg for the next couple of miles and then stopped noticing it. Since arriving home I've stretched, iced the area, rubbed in Traxam and taken Ibuprofen. Finger's crossed it is healed by Monday.
My pacing range was 10:48 to 9:54, though I wasn't going to worry too much on a day like today. I wanted to enjoy my first run on snowy routes. My actual splits were:
10:55/10:34/10:24/10:14/10:27/9:46/9:55/9:45/9:52/9:58/9:56/9:49 (avg. 10:08)
Good going under the circumstances. However, on checking my heart rate statistics afterwards I've discovered that my average rate was almost equivalent to my marathon pace run last week and peaked almost as high! This is running almost one minute per mile slower! I was just about within my heart rate range (141 to 160bpm), but ideally I should have slowed down a bit near the end. The average heart rate per mile was:
140/140/136/146/149/145/147/149/147/153/158/156bpm (overall avg. 147bpm, peak 163bpm)
A very enjoyable run, marred only by the injury and a growling Alsation that jumped on me along the trail .
Here endeth recovery week. One-third of the program completed!
Brass Monkey half at York also now off. Gutted
Off to find another half to enter now.
15w will also have to be 18 with 10mp now tomorrow.
x-post Mark. Agree its the first time now i've felt negative this campaign. Suppose the bigger picture and all that but...
Will have to do the 10mp on the treadmill but the first 8 i'll slide about outside on I think.
15 West well done on the run enjoy your swim, a swim helps to stretch you out.
HeOw go easy with the recovery run.
Ten well done on your out and back 12 mile run fingers crossed your calf will be ok.
Sorry to hear so many runs called off for me my 10km race, so I did my hill plus a couple of miles so just over 10 miles in the bank, it's two years since me and a few mates ran up and down in the same sort of conditions. 20 miles for me tomorrow This weeks training done and another 76 miles in the bank a few down on last week but thats because of the rest day.
Not many race options our neck of the woods Mark. Just been looking at the Newcastle half on March 10th or further afield I might be able to make the Great North West half at Blackpool as its the end of the Feb half term. Otherwise not a lot to choose from.
mark1981 I have the same feeling with the speed of treadmills, so it is the place I find using heart rate is the best method, and certainly it stays steady once you've got the right pace.
Was also hoping the BM might just be postponed but no such luck.
I've ran B'pool half before, its fast apart from any wind and flat.
As regards next week, having looked again at the schedule am going to redo this weeks runs fully next week instead of their recovery wk which I'm going to count as having done this week.
Well done on the 76 this week NP, am on a mere 46 for this week (due to mini taper) but will go out for a run in a while now no race tomorrow
Guys dont get despondent anyone heard of yakstrax I have some, dont need them at the moment but they came in handy 2 years ago...
Ten hope the injury gets better soon..nice funny post as usual made me laugh..especially the black being high viz
5 easy recover for me later before my last shift..then first 20 of the campaign tomorrow ..
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