BIW - interesting to read about the the training plan and the idea of A, B & C races. Not that I do that many races myself but I consider it a good idea nonetheless.
HS - so sorry to hear about your problems in your race. But you showed determination to finish and lets face it, you retook many who had passed you earlier. And as your clubmates told you, it was just "a bad day at the office". So no need to be too down and there will be other races!
Columba - I suspect I run my LSR's too fast (10:45mm pace) but it feels comfortable and never feels like I am working too hard. Good luck at Elan Valley race.
Red - hadn't considered wearing my power pants for xmas but now you mention it ..
Exhausted - I'm the same and find coming in from outside (or vice-versa) can set me off coughing. Anyway, glad to hear you managed a speedy 8 miles!
*waves* to JJ
Continuing the musical theme, I used to play trumpet when I was at school. Worryingly, I think it is still lurking around somewhere.
And I was in the school choir and was head chorister at my local church for a while. Of course, I'm still just as angelic these days
Time was short on Tue eve so I just did 3mls on my treadmill. Today I was WFH and as I was on 'lates' was able to run first thing. It was a good 'un! I went out just after 7am and did 4.5mls at 10:10mm pace. So I'm still getting faster and creeping ever closer to 10 min miling!
Toby - pleased to hear you and Snowmaiden had a good 10ml run on Friday. Sounds like you are really relieved about the pebbledash removal being finished and that peace and quiet has returned.
Lynne - welcome along. Best advice I can give is build up distance slowly for the long runs - no more than 10% increase each time and have a cutback week every month where you drop the distance a bit before increasing again. Concentrate on building up the distance before worrying about what sped you are doing. And as it's Hadrian's Wall you are doing, you had better do some hill training midweek.
Yvonne - congrats on the new arrival. Enjoy your break in Cornwall. Christmas preparations next week? Is it Christmas soon then??
B&T - the blingy version of the new shoes weren't available in my size so I had to go for 'boring' blue again (sigh..). I don't have time to do long runs midweek at the moment - maybe when I'm retired! Shame abut organisational problems at trail race but glad you 'mostly' enjoyed it.
CW - glad to hear training (various) is continuing to go well. When I cycled regularly with a friend a few years back we used to cycle as fast as possible down the hill in Wootton Bassett High Street - just to see if we could set off the 30mph warning sign!
Time was short on Tue eve so I just did 3mls on my treadmill. Today I am WFH and as I'm on 'lates' was able to run first thing. It was a good 'un .. went out just after 7am and did 4.5mls at 10:10mm pace. Creeping ever closer to 10 min miling!
HS - I see it was the electric meter you had replaced and now have a monitor. Seeing how much electric gets used each time you boil the kettle etc. will certainly concentrate the mind. Hope you managed to get your problems with 'Full On Sport' website sorted. Hope today's race goes well and the 'go faster' socks assist your running.
JJ - when I had my offside front replaced last week the garage checked the tracking for me.
Columba - my office overlooks the M4/M5 interchange and the traffic around there is regularly bad, even after the introduction of the 'managed motorway' scheme where the hard shoulder can now be used. Interestingly (when the traffic is not as bad) you see the camera flash as some people get caught out by the average speed ANPR cameras installed on all the new gantries. BTW, I understand cleaning counts as cross-training.
BIW - I've had my Hudl (Android) tablet for six months now and am still finding new things out about it. Hope you've managed to sort your phone out by now. Loving the idea of you and SIL having plans of your own with the menfolk off to the Bahamas.
Matsmum - sorry to hear about continuing hip problems - hope the x-ray helps with the diagnosis.
I went out yesterday and decided to repeat my 7.25ml route. I usually have a quick walk break after the one big hill but managed to keep going all the way round this time (even when drinking) and my time was a couple of mins faster as a result. I do need to start adding on a mile or two over the coming weeks though and continue building back up to HM distance by March.
I ordered a new pair of shoes yesterday. I've been running in Saucony Guide 5 recently but couldn't find any in stock in my usual places. So figured I'll be fairly safe sticking to the same make/model even if there have been some minor changes from the current Guide 5 to the Guide 7 which I've ordered. I treated myself to some new Saucony socks while I was there.
HS mentioned his 'go faster' socks. I treated myself to some 'Jockey' sport briefs, one pair of which are bright red. I jokingly refer to them as my 'power pants' and wore them when I got my recent 10ml PB. So maybe there is something in the idea of 'lucky' running gear after all
B&T - I'd be interested in trying one of those 'obstacle' type tough runs if they weren't so damn expensive. For instance, the recent Tough Mudder in Cirencester Park was around £70. The Bath Half at £41 is around my limit and I'm afraid I've got better things to spend my money on. Good luck with today's trail race (which may or may not be over and done with by now). Years ago (before I took up running again) I did the Sarsen Trail but walking the 26mls from Avebury to Stonehenge so I know the route you'll be following. My friend and I walked it in 8.5hrs .. no idea how long it would take me to walk/run that far.
Having missed my Thu eve run I didn't bother going out on Fri as I was heading out yesterday. I did my 7.25ml route again and next weekend will add on another mile or so. I was pleased yesterday to keep going the whole way round, even after running up the 'Big Bertha' hill and didn't even stop when drinking. I knocked a couple of minutes of last week's time so that was good.
Like B&T, I've just ordered some new shoes. No-one has my Saucony Guide 5 in stock any more so I've gone for a pair of Guide 7. My current shoes have just clicked over the 400ml mark and I know from experience I will have to retire them in another 50-100mls.
Toby - well done re 10ml run - hoping to be back up to that sort of distance myself in a couple of weekend's time. Thanks for the link to the BHF website ..
Was considering running tonight but have to pick Mrs Wm up from town - so probably go out tomorrow instead. Unless that 'Friday Feeling' takes over and I find myself sitting on the sofa, glass of wine in my hand