nell- yes tell the wife that Linlithgow is a lovely scenic run! A lovely if challenging 10k
carl- well done at parkrun, I've not been in a while now to mine. Desperate to snag a 5k PB soon- my current one is from February I think.
BK- decent intervals indeed!!! You enjoy that session?
sean- your pyramid session sounds like a killer. But fun- I find intervals are the session which passes quickest for me. I like the variety
well I finished off last week with almost 8 miles on Sunday night, was a beautiful run along the river Don and the sun was shining. Over 30 miles last week for the first time in a wee while so pretty chuffed with that.
Tonight did 10 miles with the friend I'm pacing a half marathon for in September. She had never run as far as 10 miles before in her life so I was really proud of her for doing the run in a pretty consistent pace of 10:56 min/miles. Slow and steady but she was really great and kept the same pace right till the end. Lovely country run out and back along an old railway line
Hello Nell, lovely to hear from you! A holiday with a running club sounds like heaven actually
Carl- RE: MP... as you've faced disappointments before due to conditions you can't control on the day, I would be tempted to be more on the conservative than the ambitious side (but still ambitious, and aiming for a time you are capable of...)
And the 'Sean' running plan has worked for him... so why not.
Carter- great running from you. That last one sounds fantastic. You were asking about running in the heat. I ran in heat today, as hot as Aberdeen ever really regularly gets, strong strong sun, temps in the mid 20s, and very humid too. But personally I actually like the feeling of running in the heat, provided I stay hydrated. I feel it is easier on my joints than running in the cold. I always feel quite limber and strong in the heat, but then I am a sun bunny who loves hot weather in general and being outdoors in the sunshine any possible opportunity.
I've had some lovely runs this week. Since I last reported in almost a week ago, I've had a 4 miler with one of my friends (not my usual running bud, a bit faster which was nice for me), a 10 miler with the same friend on Wednesday (though we took a very hilly, coastal, trail route... Carter you would have been proud... we had to walk some of it) another 4 miles last night after work, and then 6.2 miles today with my usual running chum in the glorious sunshine. It was lovely. Tomorrow I will go out again and think if I feel up to it I'll do something a bit longer.
I was going to do this Ballater 10 miler tomorrow, but I don't think I am. Combination of already having done a 10 miler on Wednesday (which was fairly impromptu) and being quite tired this week.
But I do have some other races lined up which I'm looking forward to.
Dyke 10k 9th August (would love to get a new 10k PB)
Perthshire HM 6th September (pacing my friend, so just a good training run for me)
Linlithgow 10k 28th September (my hometown- and a great race!!! Well worth a visit, Nell!!!)
It's my last week at my work before I begin my teaching course next month. 4 more work days to go
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!