Hi folks! So glad to read you all had a fab time! I was gutted that I came down really badly with flu, wasn't really allowed to run and I had to make a hard decision. Always next year for me - optimistic thinking! When do you find out?? Wishing you all lots of luck whoever gets through, I'll be following!
Interesting, I've actually found 2-3 weights sessions per week have really helped with my running over the last year and has definitely helped reduced injury and niggles. I also think I've got faster! I'm not talking serious body building stuff, but simple compound exercises to help improve strength, like weighted squats, lunges, deadlifts working at 5-8 reps for 3-5 sets (at 70-80% 1 rep max). Obviously build up the weight and concentrating first off on good form is the most important thing. For me it's really helped, but everyone's different and there's no one set formula
Well done on the 10K, keep your chin up - a minute is nothing! I wouldn't worry about the running sessions. One is a pace session so that's going to be more about focus than out and out speed.
There is a speed session of course but it'll probably be Steve's 500+100 x 10 repeat. I think you do this at HM pace for the 500's and then slow down to MP or below for the 100's. It's not all flat out anyway.
I'm more worried about falling off the dreadmill on the gait analysis! I can never run properly on those pesky things
Re. parking - it's pay and display.
0-1 hour - £2
1-3 hours - £3
3-5 hours - £4
5-8 hours - £6
The charging period is 9.30am-4.30pm on a Friday.
Thanks for that Malcs! Think I'll probably end up driving. Am going to be running (literally!) on coffee all day after a very early start either way! What we do for the love of running
KeyserSuze - I'm in the speed session after lunch too! Shall we bring a tupperware box each and stash away a picnic for afterwards?!
What's everyone looking forward to most? For me I think the track sessions (as I don't get to run on a track very often); is it a bit optimistic of me to be hoping to clock a PB?! I'm also really interested to meet Mara - I am still working on coming up with some good questions. Wonder how she'll feel after a day of talking to 50 bootcampers
Afternoon folks, Monday's here! This time in 4 days..;) Love reading these posts and knowing there's 49 of you out there going through all the same thoughts as me
Malcs - how's that cold? I got up with the ominous feeling of coming down with a something this morning, noooo. So spending the day trying to avoid the office lurgy and (over)dosing up on vitamin C. Fingers Xd!
Did a 10k at the weekend, 1min20s off the time I think I put on the form, so paranoid at the mo that I'll be a running disaster on Friday!
I had a look at uni of bham website but couldn't find anything, but anyone got an idea of what the parking there costs? Weighing up car/train/parking/etc.