Sounds like a cracking place to run, Skinny. I felt alive for the first time in weeks during my 9. Running is totally awesome at times like that
Good miles, Charlie. I've got over 1000 miles on a pair of Asics ( and about 800 each on 2 other pairs ) and they still feel ok. And 500 on a pair of Adidas Boosts which feel like new still. And i'm a fatty
Parkrun yesterday with my boy and my pal.. My boy got a pb ( not that hard as he hasn't done the parkrun for a couple of years) in just over 25 mins but he could have gone quicker and wants another go next week. Abysmal conditions, strong wind, rain and freezing cold. No snow here though, Skinny.
And - whopping 9 miles this morning which was quite hilly and I ran easy for 3 a bit quicker for 3 then ramped it up ( as suggested by Skinny ) to about marathon effort for a couple then a mile down. Averaged 7:40 for 140bpm which is still very high ( and a side effect of the pills I'm on is raised HR ) but I chuffing loved it
Off to watch my youngest play football now and then watch The Irons demolish Spurs
Skinny - thanks for the tips, much appreciated. I was going to ask you how you've coped with your various layoffs. The 5 on Monday left me still a bit sore in the legs on Weds, hence i didn't run until last night so i'm trying to be sensible and the HRM keeps me in check. But you're right on the 3 milers - i'm still thinking back to when my easy recovery runs were 6-7 milers but have to accept that's not the case now.
Lit - sounds like my wife has something similar, she's been on iron tablets for a while now and feels fatigued quite a lot which is unusual for her. Just think though, if you had been fine pre-VLM you wouldn't have crossed the line with Jenson Button or, more importantly, met me as you'd have been changed and on your way home by the time we were through the finish. Hope things pick up for you but the main thing is you enjoy it.
Lit, seems you're running more for enjoyment these days, not worried about pace ? Where do you think you are with your fitness ?
Charlie - you seem to be in a good place and going well.
Big - i miss your track reports, winter is soooo boring
DT - congrats on the job. I've been at my place 26 years and can't imagine working anywhere else now.
Lou - good to hear your niggles have cleared up
McF - beatifully consistent 800s and the cock-talk made me chuckle
SG - nice artwork how is your running/health at the moment ?
Skinny - yep, i'm taking it easy but i don't think i'm capable of anything else.
7 miles last week ( 4 Thurs, parkrun Sat ) has been backed up with a 5 Monday and 6 last night. I can't drag my sorry arse out of bed these days and am a completely different person in the mornings to how i was,, so am running after work. The 5 on Monday left me with all sorts of aches in my legs but the 6 last night was ok(ish). Will jog parkrun with my son tomorrow and may try an 8M LSR on Sunday.
Obviously i'm lacking fitness but something else i've noticed is my cadence has dropped horrendously from around 180 to just over 160. If i focus on it i can get up to 170.
Can't imagine running 10 miles at the moment let alone a marathon but the aim is to plod on as i am and hope to get round London in April.
Afternoon all, apologies for my absence but i've been rather unwell and have ended up on some cruddy medications and to top it all i think i may now have tinnitus. Hope everyone is ok - from a very brief read back i can see Lit hasn't been the best so i hope that gets better for you.
I'm a lot more poo at running than i was 6 weeks ago when i raced a 10 miler at which point in time my head wasn't in it and i've got progressively worse. Nothing for nearly 6 weeks then i jogged 4 miles last Thursday @ an easy HR which came in at 8:40/M ( probably 90 seconds a mile down on the summer but not as bad as i expected ) Then i did parkrun on Saturday (after a friend talked me into it) in somewhere just under 23 mins and that worked out just under marathon effort. All sorts of aches on Sunday as a result and a 7 mile week.
Not sure what the plan is but i'll try to run every other day for a few weeks and see where that gets me.
There is some good news in that i haven't put much weight on so every cloud ....