washwood - that sounds like one hell of a fall. Still smiling at the thought that your were more concerned about the garmin. Hope you are not in too much pain. Really impressed that you got up and carried on for another 8+ miles. I think I would have given up with it being so early into the run.
Love the avator. Having emabrked on a higher mileage plan that is what life feels like for me this week.
Carter - have you recovered from your night of carbs and beer yet ? Was it worth it ? What has your plan got in store for you this week ?
Ali - it will be interesting to see what you do come HM day. I like the idea of setting yourself a target pace that will give you a good workout but maybe not an all out attempt at a PB. But only you can decide.
How did the 17 miles go today ?
Nell - have you managed to shake that cold then ? How is the training going this time compared to last ?
Was up quite early yesterday morning (7am) to get the 6 easy miles done and dusted before teh day really got going. It was cold but nice to be out and about. Busy day followed with football training, swimming practice, netball paractice, homework and a birthday party.
I am trying to get the weekend running done with minimal impact on the family so again was off out the door just after 8am today.
There had been a light fall of snow on the higher ground around here overnight. The wind was a real problem this morning. I do not mind th cold but when the wind is cutting through you it is not much fun.
The plan called for 13 miles at betwen 8:30 and 10:00 min miling.
I took in Hampstead Heath and a few hills for the first half and then trotted down to Regents Park for the second half.
I got my estimate of distance out slightly and ended up running 14 miles in 8:54 min miling.
Legs are a tad tired now after a heavy week of running eventhough the pace was easy overall.
You take your eye off this for a day and s whole page goes by.
TR - it was 4 miles at MP on Thurs night.
StewartC - I had to work a little bit harder than I expected to hit the MP miles than I expected but I was running a little later than planned so had not eaten for quite a while. But I was pleased with the works out and hitting some MP miles in week 1 of my training is a good thing.
Sense - I am following a Hansons plan. First time and it is more runs per week and higher mileage than what I would normally do. Not that dissimar to an Advanced Hal Higdon plan.
Completed a 6 mile Easy run last night, night out and another 6 mile Easy run this morning in the wet snow shower in North London. Cold but nice.
Been busy so far today. Run, took eldest to footie training and now the youngest to swimming and it is not even 10.30.
ktkt - I also find runs with alternating paces a challenge. You have to really concentrate to go into a different gear and slow right down. But they are a good workout.
Agree with TR. No point in trying to catch up. Enjoy the skiing and you will not loose any fitness as you work the body in any case.
8 miles for me tonight in the cold which included a nice hail shower. $ of the 8 m miles were at circa 8 min smiling which is my current notional MP. Time will tell if this is the right MP for me or not this year.
Keep safe out there with snow / ice etc on the ground.
Garmin charging cradle is playing up again. After being good for so long it has run the charge down in the watch twice now in the last week and is not charging it properly. So the other night I had to use my phone and MapMy Run which is not a favourite for me. Tonight I had to go to the other fallback of my old Nike+ watch. It worked even though the clock was on a differentness timeworn altogether but it will not transfer the data.
Going to explode me thinks.
Anyway positive thoughts now.
PS - I guessed that you would not be taking the stay in bed option but seriously going out running before the street lights turn on. You must have a few screws loose. That is real dedication to the cause indeed.
Nothing wrong with being middle aged. Happens to us all.
Canter - it was mixed weather. Had a hail storm. It was very cold and then the skies cleared making it colder.
A foot of snow Carter. My kids would be delighted with that. Good run from you today. Week 1 training going well so far. 3 runs completed. 3 more to go.
This is a higher mileage plan than I normally run and the 6 days a week will require 1-2 days running at lunchtime at work. Planning this in from next week. However if I miss one of the 6 mile easy runs during the week as I cannot fit it all in I will not stress at all.
So 8 miles for me today with 4 at MP. As I was using the Nike+ watch I was not really sure what the pace number was recording. So I was sorptive running blind. After the first 2 miles I was just adding 8 mins onto my time and checking where I was at the half mile point to see if I was on track. It sortof worked too which was remarkable.
My splits for the 8 miles were :
9:15 ; 8:52 ; 8:03 ; 7:58 ; 7:55 ; 7:58 ; 9:21 ; 9:27 This was slightly harder than I was expecting it to be. But feel fine now. Ali - Well done on your 8 miles today. Good progressive run. If it were me, running this early into your training, I would use it as a training run and not go all out. You will end up putting too much pressure on yourself going all out and then if it does not come off be disappointed with yourself which would be all wrong. Run it at MP and use it to test your fuelling strategy and all that jazz. Much better option IMO.