Fastkoala - blimey you have not been running that long! You are bloody quick! Re swimming - it is a little pool so 100 lengths is only 2500m I'm also very very slow.. that 100 lengths took me 1hr 20mins
cool, koala has a year on me, i only started in june last year. hopefully i can knock that extra 30 seconds a mile off in that time.
i always (well, the 4 races i've been in) run a LOT quicker in a race. i think it helps to have people to pace off of. in that 10km i was chasing a mate who's ex-army and runs ironmans for fun. and in my 1/2 where i knocked nearly 15 minutes off my training times, i'm slightly embarressed to admit that i spent the last 3 miles almost keeping up with a lady who had a most attractive rear aspect.
haven't swum in anger for years, but used to be reasonably good. the Ironman mate keeps trying to get me to enter a triathlon but i think Mrs Sofa would possibly kill me.
Well I chickened out of running outside tonight as its bloody freezin' !!
But hit the gym instead and did some treadmill interval work for 1 hour - found that quite tough at the end - so that must be a good thing, as I can't easily relate the distance / speed / calories shown to anything sensible. - and forgot my footpad to use the Garmin - hey ho !!
Also did a good stretch on the PowerPlate which seems to have really helped my calves which have been aching a lot recently - maybe need to look at these grid roller jobbies ???
But will do a LSR of 12-14 miles on Sunday - will wrap up and hit the mean streets of Surrey
Have a good weekend all
10 miles done in 1 hr 33.. happy out with that. now vegging out watching 300!
Im with Rattler on chickining out tonight... was all set to do an easy 6 miles (well easyish) and while i was waiting in the car park for mother in law the temp went down to 2 then the thought of the painful cold nose and ears made me think twice..It might be easier if i could find a soul mad enough to join me mid week lol running when it is snowing is great fun just remember to wear clear lens glasses cause snow in the eyeball is a strange feeling... lol
Khanivore - I meant rest = no exercise.
Iain - I hate winter weather for training.
Woke to the sound of torrential rain this morning but wasn't too bad when I went out, just the odd shower and not that cold (6 ish I guess), bit windy though.
Shades - lol its 2C outside which is almost the max temp for the next 5 days. I think it hits 4 at somepoint but then drops to 1 as a max come tuesday/wednesday. -7 shows in the feels like bits for next week.
I too bunked off running last night but that was more to do with the lack of visibility due to the thick fog. Yes its dark anyway run i run midweek this time of year BUT thick fog buggers up the light from the headtorch as it just reflects off of it. Can be fixed by running alongside the roads but then the head torch is off and you have cars blinding you instead.
Petzl Tikka XP I've had it for some time now.
Nice 12 miler this morning, about 2degrees and thought it was lovely out with no wind. Out the door at half 7 in the dark and watched the sun come up.
Rest day tomorrow
freezing here! glad my run is done.. now just chilling out befroe going for mexican!
We've had a bit of snow in the air today, I'm now debating whether to do my 12 miler on the treadmill in front of the fotty tomorrow afternoon or get out early on the road
the idea of doing 12 miles on the treadmill scares me lol...
Anyone else doing the edinburgh marathon this year? Im hoping to get a good enough time for a good for age entry to london next year.
Yeh, it scares me too, death by boredom!!!
I'm trying to shake a cold at the moment and don't want to make it worse by freezing me teeth off and restricting my running going forward.
But I'll take a view tomorrow morning, as I was aiming to run around Virginia Water lake and would be great in the fresh Wintery air.
I'm only doing the VLM this year, after that - gawd nose
I'm the other side of Virgina Water from Egham, I'm in Camberley. A couple of my LSRs have been from Egham to Camberley along the A30 and as these get longer I'll look to lap Virginal Water too.
I was a good boy and did not do the turbo trainer today. Also the strain in my right leg has COMPLETELY gone! I think I am ok for a gentle LSR tomorrow. Only problem is I planned to do it at 6am and i am still up at 00:10! Argh, will have to do it later in the day. Don't get me wrong i will still be woken up by the twins at the crack of dawn however I won't be able to run cos I am now going to take my gear out of the washing machine and I am pretty sure my winter running tops won't be dry by the morning
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