Columba you were led off the straight and narrow last night - but a very virtuous 7+ miles resulted Of course she did................................
Tracey LOL at wind removal techniques!! you were very consistent indeed until the last 3 into the wind - good going showing excellent endurance
aws believe me that's how it works - the HRM jumps around when the signal is not constant - look at it on a computer screen to see the jaggedness of the readings. Nice bit of welly in the last mile - I won't tell
Graham that was precisely my point - flat out is not flat out when it relates to distance as a variable
Mick6 very controlled run there
Another lovely morning here so I embarked upon my crocus run route - except I was walking. Just over 5 miles of which over 4 miles were with crocus in full flower in early sunshine along one side at least. Only trouble was it took 74 mins for the 5.2 miles as opposed to 42 mins for running it!! I don't think I have the time to match Graham and Mick's mileage this month - it takes too long walking - and then I have 45 mins of exercises when I get back!!
Mick6/Graham you can't do speed sessions flat out - flat out would be at 100m sprint speed which doesn't really fit with distance running - although having said that there is a school of training that reckons very high intensity sessions of short duration can do as much benefit as longer slower varieties. As Zatopek was once famously quoted when asked why he ran so many hard 400m intervals instead of longer, slower runs - "I already know how to run slow, I need to learn how to run fast"!!!
Columba it must have been haircut day yesterday - now both you and Ceal will be more steramlined
Ceal you don't get off that lightly - get out there !!
Beautiful day here yesterday - it reached 11C in sunny, still conditions. I skived off and took my youngest g'daughter down to Valley Gardens to feed the ducks and then off to the cafe for toasted teacake and hot choccie in the sunshine. Crocus looked spectacular fully opened in the sunshine. Picked up her elder sister from school in the afternoon. Abigail shyly inquired whether I could make her pancakes for tea. I told her that it was not Pancake Day until tomorrow but she said "But Grandpa you make the best pancakes in the world" That girl will go far.........................................
nice to see so many folk coming out of the waterlogged woodwork
Empty considering 25% of February's mileage was in one race you did very well!! I have relatives that live in Bramley and keep meaning to do that race - but things keep getting in the way!! Algarve sounds very nice indeed - as does running - envious.
Tracey very well done - a PB as well excellent. Don't often get to celebrate such absolute achievements here!!!
NZC I reckon you need to learn to say NO to all those folk you tempt you out for "brief" strolls - and that includes yourself
WD60 good efforts - getting out regularly will soon bring on improvements
Graham Really good pace over the xcountry. You are too tall for downhill bits - it's more difficult to keep balance!! I can see what the attraction would be to your relative I had some difficulty in explaining to one Brazilian girl why I could not dance with her - in the end I simply turned round and lifted up my very gaudy carnival shirt and showed her the scar - that frightened her off!!
JJ very definitely aerobic walks -avHR about 50%WHR and a max never over 60%
aws your HR results were a lot more consistent this morning - more water on the contacts? You need to run some efforts at speeds well above marathon pace to get the best results from training - and to keep in front of me - see below
Ceal forgot to comment on your song selection - nice to hear another classic from the 70's being given an airing. there has suddenly been a few TV adverts using 70's soundtracks as a hook in the advert - obviously targeting a "mature" audience
Beautiful morning here after an horrendous overnight downpour as I did a brisk 4 miles in 55:40 (13:57m/m) the first time I have managed to get under 14 m/m average since the op - so good news of a sort