Well done SGQ, Hilly and Pammie - hope I haven't missed anyone, doing all this one handed while feeding Munchette.
Didn't make it to the start line of my XC - gutted as I love gnarly conditions. And it was my comeback race.
Did an easy run yesterday - first run post-baby that I've felt like I'm getting my speed back. I was going along fine on flat, soft ground, feeling great - and tore a calf muscle.
Last time I did antthing like this was when doing high(ish) mileage mara training in 2004. So no idea why it has happened today,
Really looking forward to today so pretty devastated. But I'll get over it.
Well done Hilly, vouchers and wine, not bad at all.Pammie well done on the XCSGQ Great PB, well doneWardi, good outing for you too, well done.
Our washing machine finally got delivered............... spent all afternoon staing in for it (with a specail delivery time... fat lot of use that was, and had to pay for it, so am already sorting that one out....) But Mrs RFJ now happy.
Take care all
Well done on a great PB SGQ and some great performances by the others who raced.
Are you guys still going through a bout of cold weather ? It's not cold in New Zealand at the moment, but wind and rain today.
SSING is not one to hide, so this is what he looked like when he could knock off a sub 2h40 marathon
What: 13 miles with my running club. Every minutes after an hour hurt. By far my longest run to date.
Why: Weekly long run
Bravo HH - vvv impressive to run that and find it easy. And a mug to keep the horsebrass company. I've got a set of them now, and today's run completes the whole circuite for me. (5th go - done 4th leg, the old 4th leg twice.) We in the later stages had it hugely easier than you did.
How did the rest of your team fare?
stickless, as always from you a fantastic post showing a state of mind I wish I could match. Well run in terrible conditions
Great stuff HH from you too.
Lizzy, sorry about your torn muscle. Could it be an result of recent pregnancy and birth? Hope you recover quickly.
yesterday's lyrics for those of you who aren't AF - "Free Four" from Pink Floyd's 1972 album "Obscured by Clouds"
LIzzyB - gutted for you. Is it definitely a tear & not a tweak?
Hi to SSing - not sure I can guess your earlier incarnation....
Goox XC effort Pammie
Hereward relay sounded, to put it mildly, challenging. Two differing, but equally impressive runs well described by Stickless and HH
SGQ - PB - well done -especially on a day like today
Congrats on the title Hilly - even if it did affect the motivation for today's performance
Solid 10K Wardi
my own session:what: 13.1 miles in 99:48, mean HR146why: getting familiar with running for more than 90 minutes
Well it wasn't Hereward bad, but it was pretty unpleasant weatherwise. The 13.1 encompassed 2 circuits of a course that included both Hoylake and West Kirby proms - with wind blowing at force 7-8, across on the former prom, behind on the latter. With hail showers thrown in at regular intervals.Although I ran the course in a direction which ensured the wind was behind me as much as possible on the most exposed sections, I reckon I'd have been significantly faster on a calm day - felt pretty easy whenever I did get out of the wind.
Evening, sorry to hear about the torn muscle, LizzyB, a lass at the club where I used to run had several injury problems upon her return to running after her child. With good rest time she's started producing faster times than ever before, so give it some time to heal and you'll be back soon!
Woke up this morning at 9ish and didn't envy anyone out racing in these chilly conditions! There was a time this year when I would have been out on the trail notching up the miles myself at that time. Now I'm content to just run when I feel the urge - which is about 3 times a week recently. I'm enjoying my life much better these days following my break from running!
What: gym this afternoon, so 7M in an hour then stretchingWhy: tickover and base training (of a fashion)Last hard: tonsilitis for much of the weekWeekly miles: 11M!
Got my first race in absolutely ages next Saturday which should be amusing. My fastest for this race was 29.0x for the 4.55M multi-terrain course but I think I'll be closer to 40mins next weekend with my current level of fitness - oh, how the mighty have fallen!!
Wardi - excellent result for Abbey Dash today, the oldies have it!
Hilly: congrats on the titlePammie: nice xcSGQ: congrats on the PBWardi: Congrats on the sub 40 at the dash.Stickless: sounds like a lovely day out for the stickless clan. HH: Well run and congrats on the win.LizzyB: sorry to hear about the calf.What: restwhy: been very good this week with only running every other day. Rebuilding starts tomorrow.
Well won, Hilly
Orsum post, HH
Well raced a few others too (Pammie!)
And Mel seems to be putting in a stonking performance on the run right now - go Mel! Strong lungs and legs to you!
Another 1.5 miles with the kids - they wanted to train for next weekends XC. The 7 year old girl is now quicker than the 10 year old - she beat her last week - luckily the 10 year old has decided she is going to be a musician and composer so it doesn't matter if she gets beaten by her younger sister. The 7 year old boy is slower than both but so long as he can play on his DS when he gets home he isn't bothered.
Can anyone on here recommend a trail shoe? I've got Walshes for really muddy stuff but I want something more for the sort of runs which are more mixed road and country - something that can cope with slippy conditions but I'm not going to race in them so don't have to be fantastic. I was looking at Adidas Kanadia, mainly because they are dead cheap, Derby runner has some Swoops reduced too - thought they might be too much of a fell shoe though and maybe not too good for runs with 2-3 miles of tarmac ?
ssing - now that I know what you look like, I'll say hello if I see you around.
Mava - well done for braving the snow.
Pammie - good team effort at the x-country. Love the nodding the head bit 'cause you couldn't talk at the finish
Hilly - well raced - good haul.
SGQ - 10k PB - very satisfying.
Wardi - under 40 mins - good stuff and well done to the old guys and young Jon Pepper.
Lizzy - so sorry to hear about the calf muscle - take care.
Stickless - good on you getting out there in those conditions - if you get a chance - go see the movie "young at heart" - a real tear-jerker!
Hobbling Harrier - congratulations - great to be young and getting stronger all the time - enjoy it.
What: 18.4km with club (thinking it might be same one as ssing), now that would be funny. Lots of off-road, running/walking up hills and steps on tracks. Very tired afterwards.
Good running everyone.
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