Round up of last year:-
215.39 miles ran, approx 8 of those were done in races and 2 races entered with 2 pbs (5 miles & 5k) with time lost due to injury more than last year. Compared to 2009 I've ran 56.02 miles more so despite the time out I've not done too badly considering.
Goals for this year:-
Join a club4k pb5 mile pb10k pb
I think the easiest goals are a new 10k pb as this way out compared to my 5 mile race time & it was set in 2006 and joining a running club. I'm not really aiming for a 5k pb this year however wouldn't be surprised if it turns out to be a byproduct of the 10k training.
Mr Spoons it was indeed Wymondham. Have you done it before?
So first race of the year completed and given me a good indication of where my fitness is at present. More people than I expected, 400 plus easily, which led to a bit of a congested start as it started in a small country lane. At least I didn't start too fast but got a bit of a shock when I saw 4.55 for the first km Panicked slightly and upped the pace to then see a steady long incline, ok perhaps not, and slowed down again.
Somehow things then just clicked and I got into a nice rhythm, halted temporarily by a small stitch but tried the breathing out on the right foot and it worked I just felt strong, not fast, but strong. Normally I struggle between 5-7k but today I was slowly constantly overtaking. A nasty climb in the last k made this a perfect little race I think. Would definitely do it again.
Big pluses of the day, I beat two ladies I wasn't expecting to and wearing a club vest I got lots of shouts of support. I'd forgotten how nice that was
6.23m 46.55 avg 7.32
7.42, 8.00 (hill), 7.21, 7.21, 7.33 (stitch), 7.24 (pleased with this one including the last hill), 6.44.
After the last few weeks this will do as a starting point. Looking forward to seeing the results too.
10 miles run for the first day of the year and legs feel fine always an added bonus.
Good luck with your goals HY4.
Nice to see that you managed a run today as well as organising USB. I can imagine that there were plenty who went as part of their new years resolutions...
I still have the very last bits of my manflu, but decided to wrap up warm in all me new christmas presents running gear and go for a Jog. Ran for 50 mins and feel quite good now. Was my first run outside in 3 weeks and first run in a week. Nice. Heres to a good 2011...
Well done to those who've been out today.
Happy New Year and good luck to all with goals!
Well done on the 10k Zion. Was the stitch when going downhill? They always get me on the downhill!!
Went 'exploring' in the woods today, fell over a fallen tree and pulled a calf musle - so clumsy (and muddy)!! Still managed to hobble 8 miles so not that bad. Hope it's ok for tomorrow!
1942 miles in 2010. Still have to add up time etc. Half PB of 1:32:51 and mara PB of 3:20:56. Would love to go sub 3:15 at VLM.
Good to hear the water's back jason!
Any opinions on whether adding say 3 turbo sessions a week would improve running times?
Took a rest day today as I ended up working a little later than I wanted, but legs feeling great for tomorrows LSR.
Zion great race report first of the year well done and it sounds that all the miles you did last year are paying dividends.
Jason glad to hear the waters back on.
Fiona hope the calf is ok and well done on your run today.
Gobi nice 9 miles mate.
Ouch, hope you recover soon.
Had Chris' parents over for a present exchange and in addition to having a hissing cat (she doesn't like the smell of other cats & they have 3) I had the best Christmss pressie. A Lush gift set with nice warm spicey fragranced smellies.
Well done to everyone who's got out for a run.
Zion- well done with the 10k and great report
USB- well done on Parkrun
NP- the rest will probably do you good
Fiona- hope the leg's better in the morning
HY4- out of your targets, i recommend the one about joining a club- it will probably help with the other targets
6.36m recovery tonight for me
I think that's going to bethe easiest one as I've got a club in mind and would have already tried them out if I hadn't of broken my shoulder. It's a club based in a neighbouring village and sound really flexible. My 10k pb is 1:24 (was running with partner who hadn't done any training) so that should tumble very easily especially as my easy run pace is about 11:30 min miles.
Definately. I'm not planning on doing any races with my partner again unless it's a really short race & I can run quicker than him or it's just at the limit for his body as he beat me by 1 second and I had more or less carry him round. So he sure as hell isn't going to beat me again.
FionaC - I thought it was just me but I have noticed stitch coming on after running downhill and thought it was either due to my bad form or my dodgy SIJ. The right side of my body is definitely weaker which is where I always get stitch, although I think this is the most common side. I have been doing regular exercises and yesterdays stitch was very mild compared to usual and did shift pretty quickly on breathing out on the right foot strike. Hope your calf is ok today.
Mr Spoons enjoy the panto
A couple of hours done this morning with no after effects from yesterdays race. Just over 53 miles for the week including a rest day.
Mr Spoons - oh no you aren't
8 miles for me later, need to go to the supermarket first to stock up on basics.
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