Carl- nice to hear from you. After you tallying up your mileage I did mine too. I'm on about 1100 miles this year so far. So only like almost 1000 behind you haha. But I'm never good at high mileage. I think I'll end the year on about 1200 probably...
washwood- Benidorm will be great fun! Amazing... have you been before I can't remember? What will the weather be like?
Rob- running was indeed a family day out, and very fun. Yeah you don't recover as quick as you think from a marathon... the legs may feel ok, but they're still depleted. re: sweatshop being a swearword.. know what you mean... but I just got two great pairs of shoes off it for bargain prices.
Nell- you're running well. That's a speedy 9 miler.
PS- party was fab thanks. Soo many people in mum and dad's wee house. Very nice do. What classes have you been enjoying?
3.4 miles for me tonight, started at 10:00 min/mile pace, finished at 7:30 min/mile pace. Then arms session in the gym. Then squats and lunges. Bit achy but in a good way.
6.5 mile club run planned tomorrow. Doing a 5 mile road race at the weekend on Saturday. It is a hilly bastard. I did it last year when I was extremely unfit, in 44 minutes something. This year it will be fun to see how much time I can take off that.
Carl- great to hear from you again in a bit of detail! Glad the new job is going OK and better vibes than the old one... good omens... When you say 'digs' what kind of place are you staying? Rented/B&B/with someone you know? Hope it is OK... I wouldn't mind some time on my own during the week to chill out post work and go running... don't tell Mr Ali Looking well set to manage your 2015 in 2015! I am going to have to go through my training book and see how many miles I've done... no where NEAR as much as you, but I do have a log for each week of my totals (paper only- I'm not very high tech)
I got out today for 10 miles in the morning. I was just looking to do this as a LSR and I haven't run that far in a couple of weeks. Usual LSR pace 9:00-9:30 min miles. I don't know why but I just felt great this morning. Just over 10 miles done in just over 1:25 which is 8:30 min/mile pace, so pretty nifty for a LSR. Ran along the canal, beautiful cold day, a bit windy but otherwise perfect, stunning views and sunshine and a top run over all. Perfect end to the week running wise! Then went home to see my folks- dad's 65th birthday party was today as you will see if you're friends with me on FB. It was a great day.
washwood- good stuff, we will meet then. I've booked three nights to make a weekend of it and feel relaxed for racing
Robert- target is going to be 3:55. PB just now 3:59. Need to get some good miles under the belt but think I can do it. You're getting married on my birthday! Great choice of date. Your parkrun time is fine, you can't expect a PB so soon after a marathon!!!
Nell- I will definitely be at the Porto NYD race. We should successfully say hello this year
PS- little mileage sounds ideal for you just now. Freshen your enthusiasm for running. Just the ticket. HM and 10k are great things to aim for to keep you going a little.
5 miles for me last night, felt sluggish and exhausted. But went through to Edinburgh today for a parkrun with family and friends- celebrating my dad's 65th birthday. Dad was running, but slow, as he has been injured. Mum, the same. My wee sister ran, and she is not a runner...but did pretty damn well in just over 27 minutes! She's a natural. And a good few friends of mine and my dad's joined us too.
It was freeezing and extremely windy down by the shore so conditions were not ideal. Edinburgh is basically 2km out, a 1km looped section and turnaround and 2km back.
The first 2km today the wind was behind us and STRONG so I was running fast, and was going PB pace... 4:19, 4:16 for the first two. Then the turnaround point and starting to turn into the wind... 4:28. The two final kms were running into an extremely bitter wind and it was like running through treacle... I felt like I was moving my arms and legs but they weren't going anywhere... 4:48 and 4:43 for the last two.
A tough run but finishing time 22:47 which is 45 seconds slower than PB. Best run I could hope for today and still a good speed from me. Looking down the results list, there were barely ANY new PBs and most people around me ran times about a minute slower than their PB, so I was well in line with this, perhaps better. 11th woman out of 145 so a good ranking there too.
Not always getting as much running in as I'd like but still pushing myself hard when I can.
washwood- YES so glad you're doing Manchester too, other person was meant to be Carter I think... we will definitely have to meet up. Have you booked accommodation yet? I did last night, Holiday Inn at Salford Quays. And have you got a training plan? Share all.
Just a tiddly 3 miles for me tonight then a gym session, was enjoyable though.
PS- for my plan... I don't really know... I know I can't handle anything too high mileage and I also know that there are some weeks I might manage less than others so I need to be fairly flexible... any ideas for me?
Carter- sorry you're having a tough time, we're always here if you fancy a run related (or other) chat... best thoughts directed to you just now...
Nell- yes, couldn't resist being part of the Spring marathon gang here!!! We can share training thoughts.