Oh no! A few tweaks and strains. speedy recovery to you all.
I've done that 'leap over things' many a time CW. I'm currently running along a tow path which is rubbish for a two mile stretch with huge puddles to vault.
Well done Jools on the PB. I bet you don't want 2014 to end? Super pleased for you.
DrDave - Stomach sounded nasty - hope its better. Pal of mine who I went to London with at the weekend only saw the inside of our hotel room/toilet as he had something similar. It meant me flying solo at the gig we had planned to go to.
ES - same re: consistent ~50 miles per week. I need a base to build a base before I embark on training in the new year. I'm trying the very easy running approach this time because of such long lay-off and I just feel older now in general and have never really done it this way round before. I've usually always jumped in at the faster stuff and missed this base phase out.
Thirsk - Nice win and I concur with not realising what is close to home. I'm such a creature of habit I rarely explore. I need to change that in the new year I think. A lot of new years resolutions coming on here I can feel it.
Dachs - "soft squelchy shite" - perfectly sumns up cross country racing. I genuinely don't know why I bother doing them as I hate them.
TR - Another race entered. Very nice. Look forward to hearing how it goes. 30 secs session ?
KD - You and me both re inferiority complex.
Jimbob - belated bday wishes.
Selbs - Good job with the drinking. I am hopeless at that these days too so I've all but given up! Hope the hamstring strain clears up for your lunchtime 5k ?? Wardi - Gloves been on here for a couple of weeks and a hat I'm ashamed to say. No idea what I am going to do when it gets proper cold.
i missed all the rain at the weekend as my left leg (entire leg) just felt achy and stiff so took the weekend off. It's fine but was grumbling at running almost every day this month for the first time in months.
So following the Hadd diet was proving awkward with a few too many undulations round here. However, I then remembered the old Peak Forest canal. Turns out after the aforementioned sticky first two miles, British Waterways have done some improving to the tow path. Needless to say it's making my heart rate training much easier. Haven't run on it for years as it was always rubbish.
This new found flatlands will be no good for the Stockport 10 in a couple of weeks which is very up and down. I am expecting terrible things from this race as I discover how far back I've really fallen. Nice bit of positivity to end on there
LS21 I'm good mate thanks. Been a while away from this place but motivation and change in working situation means I can run a bit more and read this thread more.
Calf has swollen a little and has discoloured from the dog-bite incident. I've been extra cautious since and have been more proactive in determining if it's safe to pass! I'm a dog owner (very cute and soft golden lab) and am so aware of others but sadly not everyone is like that.
More slow plods here. Currently building up running mostly at 140 bpm which equates to 8:20m/m. All very relaxed and is helping increase things nicely. Im back up to ~50mpw which represents the most consistent I've been for over a year. Got a few low key races planned to get me back into the swing of things. Weight coming off slowly!
Having an easier weekend as I'm off down to Brixton academy tomorrow night. Shouldn't get too messy although we're hitting London at mid day so might have to use a decent pacing strategy.
Echoing others comments re Sunday's results. always great reading people reaching their goals or even surpassing them.
I'm still a long way off racing so am taking inspiration from you all.
Still plodding here although following on from Padams exploits I was bitten by a German Sheppard on Saturday. Owner was going to hit the dog until I told him not to. As if hitting the dog was going to do anything other than get it's back up even more. Told him the dog ought to be on a lead in futur in light of this incident but not sure he was listening. I'm sure many of you have got similar tales.
I think the tetanus jab hurt more to be honest.
I can't complain too much tho. I've been running on and off since 2002 and that's the first dog to bite me.
Bluemoon86 - which running club? Your name hints at an affection for a Manchester-based football team
The debate on conversion times is the opposite way round for me compared to Jools. I convert badly to marathon which has always suggested I needed to run more miles.
TR - Yes the 160 bpm average HR run's in the Hadd diet are testing especially as I don't have much flat stuff to run on round here. The slow recovery stuff is easy as I just float up inclines and don't worry too much but when a specific target is required it makes it very challenging to maintain the average. I'm slowing up the 'up's' and speeding up on the 'down's'. Pretty sure that flies in the face of the science behind it.
If nothing else it has me running by time as opposed to distance which is great for reducing the need to appease the OCD by going for a lap around the houses to make up a mile at the end of a run.