Yesterday I did a nice 3 mile progressive run before my workout at the gym on the treadmill. Today, 4 miles along the beach including a little paddle in the sea at the end- what a treat! Was pretty freezing but you've got to get into the spirit of Summer...
Carl- great run on those hills. I reckon that's quite a fun one!
Carter- your tempo run times make me think you'd have a very decent 5k time in you!
PS- have NEVER been out running at 5.45am I can safely say. Well done. Did it leave you tired for rest of day?
BK- well done on joining a club. That session sounds fun! Will help you improve. As you say it's all about being forced to commit to a session you may not have stuck to yourself.
A lovely easy 6.3 miles in the sun today, beautiful in Aberdeen but not too hot at about 18 degrees (that's tropical to us pasty Scots). 9:36 min mile average and a lovely enjoyable hilly run in a circular loop around the city. So enjoyable!
Carl- glad you had a nice weekend with the family. Back on it this week. Have you any races coming up soon?
Carter- fair enough re shorter stuff. I like shorter races but haven't done as many of them. But find them very satisfying in a different way to the HM/marathons. With longer stuff it's all about how long you can put up with the exhaustion for, that endurance. With shorter races you have to be giving it your all, feeling pretty painful from the word go and pushing through that. The grimacing look on the faces of the winners at parkrun says it all about racing a 5k.
Re: new job- I haven't started my teacher training yet, it starts next month, but thank you for asking. I only have 2 weeks left in my current job in retail, bring it on. So really looking forward to next month
Had a nice 45 minutes today out with my friend, it was a warm evening and we enjoyed some late sunshine, both came back dripping in sweat. Tomorrow working a night shift at work but might try and get in a run before hand.
Hi guys sorry for the absence but I've been rather into the football believe it or not!!! Had bets on last night's match and won £45...not too bad right!
Am watching the final right now so this will be short.
Carl- usual machine like goings on with you. Speedy 10 miler.
Carter- I understand lacking in motivation. I am still feeling a little that way after Edinburgh. For me I've decided to use my lack of motivation for high mileage to just focus on shorter distances. I don't know how that appeals to you but it feels nice to me.
Sean- that's a smashing 10 miler there. Well done you. What kind of time are you hoping for in your upcoming 10k?
This week I got in 5 decent runs though none of them particularly long. One good hill session yesterday and a great interval session today on the treadmill. Feeling good for short distances but since Edinburgh have only done a grand total of 2 runs over 7 miles. Haha. However am enjoying the shorter stuff.
Aiming for a 10 miler in a couple of weeks in Ballater which would be a nice build up to half marathon level for me again. Then a couple of 10ks in August as there are quite a lot in Scotland then. My 10k PB is 2 years old so I feel it must be due renewing!!!
Sean- loved reading that report. I reckon I'd run 5k lots faster on track- will look out for that kind of event but never seem to see anything like that up here?
PS- week 3 of marathon training is a FINE place to be facing a set back- better now than in 10 weeks time. Roll with it. Don't worry, listen to your body.
Carl- fantastic runs from you! Getting in lots of tough work, hills, and good speed! Well done on upping the mileage too.
Carter- omg your mileage is insane just now. Can I ask a question about your longer slower runs... do you find it drags, covering these runs so much slower than 'traditional' marathon training? Or can you kind of enjoy the scenery and the slower pace and forget about time?
Hi BK and nice to see you. Keep us up to date with any races you do.
I did a fun treadmill session tonight after work (finished late or would have gone outside). 54321 I call it. 5 minutes easy, 1 minute fast, 4 minutes easy, 1 minute fast... etc. Then when you get to 1 minute easy, 1 minute fast, you build it back up in the other direction and do 1 minute easy, 1 minute fast, 2 minutes easy, 1 minute fast... etc.
You can do it as long or short as you want so it can be a shorter or longer interval session but I did 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 then 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and another minute easy to total 40 minutes.
A quick way to pass the time on a treadmill if any of you ever end up stuck in the gym too