Weedy - wow that's an incredible run the joys of technology ay. And also that run from Bratislava sounds interesting isit still open for people to join? or TD can you let me know about it
Sorry Aaron - ITLR is definitely a job done now. Maybe there will be an ITLR2014 but I won't be organising it - of course, if something does kick-off then I will be happy to let people know about it. I just won't be personally doing the planning & execution. After this year, I need a proper holiday of my own in 2014
I think my peak annual mileage was just under 4,000kms. This year I have managed to turn out something like 1.350kms. I just can't tell at the moment whether I will be pleased with hitting such distances in the future, or if this is just a prolonged dip before I return to my best.
What I can invite people to do, is say what their favourite runs have been this year and why. A good chance to look back. For me, there is no doubt that there was one run on ITLR that was very special. I think it was our last day in the Czech Republic and we had to run over a mountain. We had various different groups running at different times - a small group of faster runners who went over the summit and then almost the entire group running together on the downhill into a really secluded valley. There was lots of laughing and joking going on, a brilliant atmosphere amongst the team as we proceeded in single file. A lifetime memory, deep happiness and contentment. These moments don't happen often but when they do, they breathe life into you.
LeggyMountbatten - if you send me your email address in a PM, I can send you a little powerpoint I made last year about running training and it does give some explanation of different heart rates and how you can use them efficiently.
Hello all those new people joining the thread. Most important thing is to keep coming back and posting - come on LURKERS - time to out yourselves
Sports doctor gave me my last knee injection yesterday. I'm not allowed to run for another week (that will become my 6th consecutive non-running week) and he wouldn't sign my Paris Medical certificate. Being on the brink of six and forty years, he thought it necessary that I do a full medical at least every 2 years: which I agree with. I won't be required to do a full VO2Max test if I don't want to, but he wants the ECG done. And then he asked me if I didn't want to do a half instead. I smiled and didn't answer. Sometimes an enigmatic response is for the best.
I commiserated by doing some intervals today on an exercise bike instead and hit 98% MHR and think I may have scared the other people in the gym by the heaviness of my breathing - it really does sound like you are on the brink of keeling over, even if you're really fine.
Good morning from Brussels. The Maus is taking me out for my first run in a month, a nice gentle outing in the forest. This afternoon we are going to watch a cyclocross race nearby - elite cyclists going up mad hills on grass and mud like loonies, with thousands of people watching and broadcast live on TV. Love this country. Love my Maus. It's a bit soppy, but thanks to people from this forum who've supported us this last 6months or so. It's meant a great deal to us both.