Hello all. Great running by everyone, we are not letting winter put us off are we.
Nice to hear from you Ricky, we were wondering where you got to! Glad you're getting better, manflu can be pretty lethal, if my OH's reactions are anything to go by....
Joining in on the gym talk- I see plenty of runners who can run decent times at races, but don't look fit/toned, are overweight, or just generally look unfit. Although running is my primary interest, it is more a small part of the overall goal of 'being fit'.
I like doing gym work additional to my running because I feel like you can be (as G mentioned) 'running fit' without being necessarily a 'fit' person. I like to feel strong, balanced, and like I have good core strength. And it all helps with the running. My favourite activities apart from running are using the spinning bike as alternative CV, and doing a good overall weights routine.
Ricky how did you enjoy your spin class? Were you dripping in sweat- I always am... it's a great workout.
Today I had to take my car to the garage for MOT/service and I haven't got it back yet...think it may need some work done. In the meantime I had a couple of things to go to the supermarket for, so I decided to put on a backpack, run the 2 miles there, grab my food/present items, and run back. Enjoyed that- hard work on the way back with a backpack full of shopping, but nice way to get in 40 minutes running as part of my necessary daily routine!
Great run Carl. You are well set for a very decent HM. Go for it I say.
I got in another short run on the treadmill tonight before some cycling and weights. That's me run 6 out of 7 days this week so pretty chuffed with that and feeling good for it. My achilles is not causing me too much grief even though I can feel it. It's not worrying me like before.
As for my plans next week Carl- I will be running 4 week days, longer run on Tuesday then Saturday off, and doing this Christmas Canter 10k on Sunday at Aberdeen Beach. Looking forward to it- not done a 10k since May and quite like the distance.
Echoing you on 'where are Ricky and oirish'? I would love a good old oirish running tale during these dark winter times...would fairly lift the spirits.
G- very good week's running from you! Especially a 16 miler- back to the big runs eh. I haven't done anywhere near that in a while.
Carl- I think you should do the HM. Reason being a) you have been running so well recently especially your longer runs you could really enjoy it and pull a decent time out the bag. b) you didn't get to run Dublin so why not get an event in before the close of the year.
Carter- Wow! 18 miles. Respect. Again I haven't done anything more than 13.1 since Loch Ness. But someday soon...
Nell- enjoy the rest. You deserve it.
I got in another run today but on the treadmill. Finished work at 8 so was a chore to make myself go to the gym but I did it. Did a v short but fast run. So 5 mins warm up then started at 12km/h and upped it by 0.3km/h every minute for 10 mins till I was at 15km/h. Then a couple minutes rest, then a final sprint at 16km/h for a minute. Got off the treadmill absolutely dripping with sweat! Was boiling in my gym. Then did some weights.
My achilles tendon feeling a good bit better but still noticable sometimes. However not worse after running now so I am cautiously going with it.
G- I quite like running when I go away to work. When I'm in London I normally manage to get some running in- I like exploring new places and especially if there's anything interesting to see (last time I was staying near the Olympic Park so made a trip to run along and see that)
But it is not always easy and if work is time consuming then all thoughts of running go out the window. So more often than not it does disrupt my routine.
I did 5.3 miles tonight, but it was like an ice rink out there, it has been snowy and is below freezing just now so the roads and pavements are quite dangerous. I just went slowly and didn't get carried away going down any hills. I've run 4 days out of 5 so far this week and intend to get in at least a short run both tomorrow and Sunday. I feel like I've made good on my promise to get back into the swing of things this week!