(((podds and far far and snaily)))))) goodness me, hugs all round xxx
We're spending the day in a care home again - their spare office is being used so they've plonked us in a spare bedroom. Only problem is it's got a BED in it... and i am soooooo tired... and my self control is lacking...
20 miles kaz?? excellent work! I keep thinking you're doing a lot of miles but i guess you have to for back to back marathons! What does a normal running week look like for you? do you have to run for hours and hours??
Half is Liverpool on 23rd march, so 13 days now, eek! Pippi's doing it too
went on a women's bike ride yesterday, 24 of us, strung out like a iant unweildy freight train. Some people not done much before but we did nearly 12 miles in the sunshine (mostly not roads, you'll be glad to hear!) Mind you, that took us a good four hours, what with crossing roads and waiting for everyone and a pub stop and a picnic stop don't thinking I'll be winning the 'reet grand tour' when it comes through...
((((snaily))))) you do what's right for you lass xx
well raced mathschick!
not read back properly, have we managed to rope someone else into doing Stratford tri?? hooray!!
Had an excellent bike ride today. 24 women, including some who'd barely even seen a bike before. Out for 4 hours, of which (according to my garmin) we rode for 2, and did a total of 11.6 miles which makes our average pace slower than most of my run yesterday and i've got an autopause thing so that's only the time we were actually moving! don't think we did a single mile in under 10 mins, quite impressive!
Mile 3: run2/walk1 - 12.09 (uphill, headwind, slightly less grumpy)
Mile 4: run2/walk1 - 11.34 (downhill, no wind, quite cheerful)
Mile 5: run3/walk1 - 11.32 (downhill, no wind, very cheerful!)
Mile 6: run3/walk1 - 10.14 (downhill, no wind, very cheerful indeed!)
Mile 7: run4/walk1 - 12.22 (uphill, wind behind me but starting to get tired)
Mile 8: run1/walk1 - 13.45 (uphill, VERY tired, couldn't do any more!)
So from my extensive and thorough research I have concluded... that it's best to run downhill away from the wind.
Not entirely sure that was useful - given the varying wind/hill conditions I was never really going to be able to tell which intervals were fastest! Kept my mind off something other than my legs though
Plans for this week:
Long (slow) bike ride tomorrow and maybe a short plod but will see how legs are.
Then nothing til Thursday, then similar to this week - an 8, a 4, and I'll try to do the parkrun on Saturday this time!