Jus T - I can send you the running plan I made a while back for Yer_Maj and her half mara. If you tell me your VDOT value, I'll adjust the stated training paces. Can't do much more than that I'm afraid in terms of customising a plan - I am just so busy with planning for In The Long Run and everything else life is throwing up at present.
Hello everyone. Too busy with work and other stuff to run much this week. I do have a 20K race on Sunday, which would mark 3 weeks since my hamstring tendon went pop. That will be one week inside the 4-6 weeks period before I can do hard running, according to my family doctor. So I will be cruising round in tourist mode.
I can say for free that this will be really hard to do, when the inner athlete will be crying out to tear it up. Wish I could find a fancy dress outfit/ shop so I could just go the whole hog and run relaxed, not in 'this is a race' mode. Weird man I am.
I can beat TD (never thought I'd say that) by an hour, Paris-Mantes started at 01h00 ... but as I hadn't gone to bed I didn't have to get up ...
What if I asked nicely TP?
Orbutt - the first generation of Garmin soft/ premium heart straps were just useless. I threw mine away. I use an old, hard plastic one I got with my Forerunner 305. Never a problem with wrong heart numbers unless it is bone dry or am I utterly drowning in sweat (creates a shorted connection).
I hear that the newer, 2nd generation of the soft strap fixes the issues....
Great news of new PBs from Alexander in Brooklyn, TJB in Crouch End and Orbutt in some desperately deprived place of human misery in the north west - keep on running Orbutt, some of the locals have guns!!
Loved your country and race reports RR. What a wonderful place to discover. Did you find the airport in AA to be a little smoky, full of chain smoking Peruvians on their way home from a 6 month shift in a Kazakh mine??!
I managed a bit over 20k this morning which was a real surpise to me given the sharp pain I experienced just 2 weeks ago from the torn hamstring tendon. Anyway, I ran sensibly, kept the cadence high, eased off on the hills and rolled around in 1h35. No watch and a happy dog for company. Very enjoyable.
Just me, the forest trails and my thoughts. I felt pleasantly lifted, especially by the end. I have a big event coming up next week which i want to be ideally prepared for, so will take it nice and easy this week.
AB+ can take anyone else's blood (real Docs please feel free to add any needed caveats to this vast oversimplification please). Anyway. Unless I specifically travelled back to the UK to hand over my tainted blood, I have to keep it within. Shame. I like this civic responsibility, think it is a tremendously worthwhile thing to do.
Sorry YM, didn't spot you had gone faster in the Park Run. Well done you.
Nearest I came to hard exercise has been monstering myself in the gym yesterday, doing mainly upper body weights. I say monstered. Real men would have been laughing their heads off i am sure at the measly amounts of mass i was shifting.
But I did get complimented by the lifeguard/ instructor type person "pour mon entrainement intensif" and I don't have legs like most of the guys who lump weights around having big puffy out chests and a flamingo look below the waist.
Can we stop talking about anal sex now? Makes me feel quite queer