mamafox - it is indeed the same understanding colleague, and it took her over 2 hours to drive home last night. I walked to work yesterday as it was icy after a heavy hailstorm, then walked home last night in 11 minutes
Big G - if you feel fresh and ready for another run then add an extra session.
Slowkoala - We have snow this morning too, but although the roads are bad not far from here, I think we're OK. Not easy to judge as we don't have any windows in our office, only windows are in the roof which is of no help at all.
Good luck with the Garmin, it will become your best running buddy.
Nice 8 last night, struggled to keep pace down and went a little too fast...just one of those runs that feels really good.
Still a little bit icy, but not too bad just patches really. Snowing here at the moment.
Temp going up but rain coming in, I'd take the snow anyday.
4 Days a week is plenty enough for me, play footy once a week as well.
106 miles for the month so far is the most ever for me & still a week to go.
Kingkenny - seems like you're enjoying your training
Clag - well, if you will live way up there. And weather condition were a strong influence for me on choosing to live in Devon (having spent 2 winters in Scotland).
That Aberfeldy marathon looks good, not for me this year as I'm at Dingle
Lovely run today, no ice and a bit milder, had to take my hat off before the end of my run I was too hot
I got a club session in last night. It was 6x1k loops, with approx 200m jog recovery and it was a good session. On the last loop, the club 10k club record holder (who was on his 7th loop) caught me up and dragged me along which was good as it really pushed me. It was interesting actually, as he took one look at me and just said 'relax your arms, mate', which I did and that seemed to help as well. I must remember that for my other runs.
I nearly didn't go out at all because at 6.30pm when I was leaving it was raining very heavily, it was cold and there was snow/sleet in the air. It started off being the worst conditions that I've run in, but I'm glad I went out and as always didn't regret the session
Quite enjoying having a more structured plan to follow, I've kind of half followed plans before but skipped far too much! ...It's the usual CBA but once out there enjoy it every time.
Feb/Mar will be tough as the mileage increases. Need to control my paces a bit better & hopefully stay injury free. We will see in London if it's all been worth it
Ice mostly all gone here, but not really caused any issues with runs. Worst day was Sunday but just headed offroad so all good.
On the long runs I always try and remember to relax my shoulders a bit and also shake my arms out quite regularly, it's horrible when you get an ache in your shoulder that won't budge.
Good running all
10km race on sunday postponed and i'm not free on the next day so will have to race on treadmill to see how fast I can do it instead!
going out tonight for a plod if the roads look ok otherwise back into the gym for me!
My gym running continued this week as I wimped out of the snowy roads.
May get on the roads tomorrow, but will have to for the LSR 16 miler on Sunday. The fresh air has been a bit too fresh And the snow too slippery
@Shades - I've got the Portsmouth half in a few weeks, should I be looking to run this as quick as poss, or should I be using this to test my intended 9min/mile Marathon goal pace?
same here Rattler!
4 miles done in 31 mins.. feel tired!
Seems we have flipped back to the forecast given for today on monday weather wise.
Light snow around 9 switching to heavy snow by noon lasting right thru until early evening where he switches to sleet. Handily i was gonna drive to work so i could go shopping afterwards. May be a slowish trip down town now but i shall still be going.
Now to go freeze myself and try not to fall over outside. At least it warms up tomorrow albeit cos it'll be raining instead.
Well i managed to stay upright albeit somewhat luckily on one stretch.... SLiding off the cycle track into the grass helped there. Still 5 miles over a mixture of clear cycle track/pavement, snow covered but compacted flat or icy/snowy mix. As well as patches of melted snow as ice too.
Big G - tough session
KingKenny - when is your next race
VR - good news you can run again. You weren't at swinging last night?
Rattler - re Portsmouth, race it as a half marathon but no need to taper.
Keith - a balmy 5 degrees here this morning, had to remove my hat and gloves during my run, I was too hot. We're going to get rain later but 8 degrees
it was 5 degrees here too if you stick a - in front of it Well the windchill part certanily was. 0 degrees with a pretty fresh breeze making it -6/7 according to met office.
Rattler, i'll see you at the marathon. i'm looking at a 9 minute pace as well. anything under 4 hours is my target.
back on a 16 mile LSR this sunday after deciding to take the snow as a break. it's done me the world of good. i was feeling tight in the legs and a bit niggly in general beforehand and after this rest i feel great again.
I looked at my splits for that club session (I remembered to hit the lap button at the start/end of each loop), and it is interesting......if you're a geek like me.
I was pretty consistent on the first 5 loops, and then a quite a lot quicker on the last one, where I was being pulled along by the fast runner. There are slight differences in the distances (which are in miles) as a) I was manually hitting the lap button so was open to error and b) it was an alternating clockwise/anti-clockwise circuit where looking back we were cutting the first corner a bit on one direction.
Split Time Distance Av Pace1 4:10.7 0.59 7:042 4:11.5 0.61 6:553 4:12.4 0.60 6:594 4:09.7 0.60 6:545 4:10.7 0.59 7:026 3:53.4 0.61 6:24
I got a 7-miler in yesterday so a rest day for me today, and then 12-15 on Saturday hopefully.
First bad run in ages last night, just wasn't feeling it at all & 5 miles was a struggle. Lace came undone just after 4 miles (never had this happen!) but couldn't be arsed to stop and do it up. Decided to skip the scheduled 5 today and rest instead & do the 13miler in the morning. Can always do a very easy run Sunday night if all is well.
Shades - Next race. I'm thinking of entering Cloud9 (it's a hilly offroad 9 miler) on 3rd March but due a LSR of 20m on that day so not sure how to adjust the plan. I've also entered the Barca Marathon on 17th March, but will be using it as a training run (down for a 20 that weekend anyway). Nothing else planned before London. Can't find a suitable half in Feb/March/April that doesn't clash with life
How's this for inspiration, noticed this lady topping the mileage charts on Endomondo so thought I'd take a peak at her training -
She's been running a marathon a day since mid July & I think she's trying to do 365 consecutive marathons....and I moan about a bad 5 miler!
Ah, 366 in 365 , well 365 would have been far to easy.
Talking about inspiration, did anyone see this.
"A 76-year-old mother of four and grandmother of 12, Libby James set the world record for fastest half marathon for the 75-79 age group during the Walt Disney World Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla."
It doesn't say it in that article but I think she broke her own world record.
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