Morning, NZC - must be a big kid too, I love running in the rain!!
What - reps of some ilk tonightWhy - Club night
Have a super day!
Belated birthday wishes Mike.
What: 5.2 miles in crisp icy conditionsWhy: why notLast hard: yesterdayLast rest: 13 Nov
have a good day
Happy 51st Mike
The guy I paced to sub 60 on Sunday will be 50 in April, yet it was me who got asked at the end of the race what vet category I was by a guy we'd just beaten!
What: 4 miles am / 8 miles pm inc 16 x 100m / 300m recWhy: basic speed (one of my weaknesses)
Also trying to get down from 11:8 to 11:00 for the Ribble Valley 10k on 27th Dec (former racing weight 10:4)!
First time posting in one of these, but I think I'm ready...
What: Rest day
Why: Really should have been yesterday but I joined a running club
Last hard: Sunday
Last Rest: 28th
Welcome, Wej! Tell us a bit about your running.
Happy Birthday, Mike.
I like running in the rain, too.
What: 5-6M planned later, after workWhy: no time to run at lunchLast hard: yesterdayLast rest: Last Tuesday
November was 161 miles. I now need to do 125 more miles and I will crack the 2000 in a year for the first time ever - should be a doddle as long as I don't go down with pig flu or similar. Given that I was covering for my boss all month and had to put in some extra non-running days because of work, I'm surprised I managed so many miles last month.
Have a good day.
Happy b'day Mike.
NZC - I, like Dustin, must be a big kid then (kinda knew that already though ).
Moraghan - there are a few of us who train solely in flats (I've been doing it for about a year and a half now). The body adjusts quite nicely to it. One of my pairs of flats are very close to breaking the 1000m barrier.
Monthly Stats (I am measuring everything since the burnout to make sure I am not missing anything that could affect me):
Running:175m @ an avg pace of 7:12m/m - all very easy or recovery pace.Races: None
Cycling:110m @ an average speed of 14.42mph (I'm deliberately keeping effort low on the bike, particularly for now).
Strength/Core/Flexibility: 5hrs 15mins.
Total for the month: 34hours - a big chunk in the last 8 days as I realised I'm definitely fine at lower intensities.
Oh, and 40-70mins run for me later today with some core work pm (had a lie-in am).
Have a good day all.
What:4M Steady on a cold and frosty morning.
Belated Happy Birthday to Mike and NZC.
Belated Congrats to BR.
Oldest son ran with the Queens Commonwealth Baton yesterday. MissB called it 'running with a big torch' !
I prefer running in the snow to rain ! But hate it when it turns icy or slushy.
Have a good one.
Happy birthday Mike!
What: No formal running, but lots of exercise outside in very hot humid conditions. Husband and son setting courses for orienteering at Cornwall Park. Started my day off in the garden, then went to Cornwall Park about 3pm to help husband put out controls. Late night as we had to wait till after 8pm to pick up controls again, by that time getting dark. Lots of work involved in organising orienteering events.
Cornwall Park is based on One Tree Hill which is one of Auckland's extinct volcanos, so there was plenty of climbing and quiet a few fences to climb as parts of it is also used for farming.
Good running everyone.
Happy Belated Birthday Mike
Nov Milage - a poor 71..... worst for well over 2 years, thanks to a chest infection...
What 5.75mWhy _ neededLast Rest - yesterdayLast Hard - Sat
Yep it was icy cold in Oxford this morning and I never really warmed up til I got home after work.
What 5.2 milesWhy too late to do 8Lyrics no
Will try for 8 tomorrow
What: a.m. 2.25 easy; p.m. 8.5m inc strides, drills and 4 * 400m @ 3k pace + 4 * 300m @ 3k pace (100 jog; 400 jog).
Why: My fortnightly reminder that even during base you can't totally desert something approaching race pace. The rest of my base training is more like a 5k runner. Lower overall mileage for a quality day as it's my rest week.
Last Hard: Friday
Last Rest: Thursday.
Complete bellend on the track tonight. Very busy club night and he jogged / did strides with his headphones on. Didn't hear me shout track the first time or twat the second time and I had to go round him. He was part of the club and should have known better.
TippTopp: That's the direction I'm heading in, just have to do it conservatively at my age!
Evening folks. Good to see some old faces back again, and running well. I've mainly been awol while having a bit of a planned easy month, recovering from marathon and ultra; last week was building up the miles again, so now I'm in business for a serious end to the year - need 321 ml to reach target of 3000ml, but I also want to do lots of weight training and losing fat by concentrating on eating protein to preserve muscle, and running/exercising gylogen depleted to burn fat (????). but my mojo seems to have returned and I'm well up for it.
What: am: 4ml with Tigger pm: 8ml inc first track session in agesWhy: back to routine. First run was terrible, very depleted; wasnt worth going to thetrack like that so had some rice for lunch, and felt fine for the session. Slow but not quite as bad as I had feared
What - 13.1 miles at 8.24 pace with the dog. Fairly even paced run along an old railway track turned cycle path. The track is only 5.2 miles long though so did have to double back a bit at the end.
Why - should have done this run 2-3 weeks ago but didn't then bad back and flu postponed it. 12 days out from race day so figured if I was going to do a relatively lsr it would be better now than the weekend.
Evening - thanks for the birthday wishes.
I'm one of those that prefers road racers - though must confess that a lot of November's miles were run in a pair of horrid clunky Mizuno motion control trainers. Problem was that I was starting to get unmistakable metatarsalgia symptoms (burning feeling under the foot, also sometimes feeling like I'd got a stone in my shoe), plus I seemed to be wearing out the Asics Hyperspeeds I was using far too quickly.
November stats: 221 miles - 30 more than I've ever managed previously (Nov 08). The vast majority run at 8:00 pace or even slower.
what: 8.9 miles in 72:35why: still building
Conditions were such that they might have tested the resolve of those whose expressed preference is to run in the rain...as it was blown on an icy (3 deg C) sou-easterly. Fortunately, got the hard into-the-wind miles out of the way in the first half of the run, feeling returned to fingers somewhere between miles 5 and 6, and the rain went off after that.
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