Jools - I was sorry to read you were off colour Jools but then reading on you bounced back strongly in your long run. Glad to hear.
CC2 - Nice to be running so well already. Bodes very well for a good campaign. Also nice battling to the line there in your race. Checking out the competition in advance.. I guess that's the norm atthe sharp end of races. I wouldn't know anything about that.
TT - quality and quantity returning with some interest. Tidy parkrun too. Thanks for blog link - will read with interest.
CD - Tidy parkrun win! I love the way you faster guys just tio up for the wins.
ES - nicely judged out and back loop and good effort with the miles in the bank.
DanA - Well done on the pot and superb effort. Enjoyed your report too and the official time is the icing on the cake.
CL - nice parkrun and long run.
jimbob - Nice 20 miler and very understated
TR - tough luck at stubby but no medals given out in January for Spring races anyway. Stubby effort included adds up to another solid week's trainng. Cheers for turbo tips. It has arrived and I have set it up. Purchased an expensive piece of plastic before logging on here. It was in the sale so didn't get too 'ripped off' but feel a bit stupid now. Haven't quite figured out how tight to have the roller against the rear tyre yet. I sort of guessed it doesn't want to be so tight that it causes the tyre to squash too much. I will try out your method of timing it to a stop after a hard pedal. Edit: just done that and it came to a stop after 10 seconds. In anything upwards of 4 on the remote difficulty controller the tyre slips a little on the roller.
CC82 - good effort into the wind and well done on the longest run since... I know that feeling only too well.
selbs - nice weekly total and muddy long run. Getting back to it now which is good to see.
CW - impressive 3:03 training marathon! Great stuff.
ThR - Fabulous running fella. 4 minute PB is smoking! Bang on form. Loved the report.
Wardi - Sorry to hear you had less success at BM but glad you are still philosophical about it. Hope the curry went down well.
DrD - Super running at stubby and another chunk off your PB. Going in the right direction.
TickTock - nice long run and parkrun and weekly mileage.
Toro - Super result and enjoyed the report also.
Al_P - another cracking result from stubby!
ON7 - good to see you back to it and hope the calf continues to ease.
Busy weekend for me up in the North East but managed to keep a lid on most things, especially the unhealthy food and beer consumption. Managed a 17 miler on Saturday morning around Newcastle city centre in icy underfoot conditions. I found it very comfortable considering my legs were feeling tired towards the end of the last working week.
Rounded of last week with a 5 mile recovery jog last night to bring up another 55 mile week. Rest day today but will jump on the bike and test drive my setup. Its currently in the living room but I don't think it's going to be allowed to stay there.
padams - yeah not too hung up over Tuesdays tempo pace.. I have no recent races so nothing to base it on. Comfortably hard was my only measurement. It'll do until I have a race.
bains - good news re the Achilles and I'm no stranger to tight calfs. Best wishes for a speedy return.
Tmoth - Manchester. I've only run 4 marathons: New Forest, Fort William x 2 and London. I figured I would go for one that I didn't have to travel for. Old Trafford is 15 minutes away by car so that will be a big difference to me. I always end up walking around loads the day before.. this way I can happily sit at home safe that I don't have to go sightseeing.
TR - noted re skewer (bains too). I won the Tacx Sirius on eBay £90 by time p&p had been added. A bit pricey but it claims to of been serviced and is in excellent condition. Looking forwards to getting it next week. I think I need a front wheel block and a mat of some sort to complete the setup!
10 easy tonight as legs felt tight/tired. The wind wouldn't let me go any quicker than plod pace so that was good in a way.
Big weekend planned up in Newcastle with football, beer and running all to be squeezed into a tight schedule.
All the best to racers of varying distances this weekend if I don't log back on until after the weekend. Look forwards to hearing all about them.
TR - yeah it mentions it has the quick release skewer. Not sure what to do with that as my wheels are also quick release. I presume its fairly straightforward and I just swap them out?
Selbs - good luck with getting back into things. As TR, the rest, although unintentional must be viewed as a positive.. you can't change it now anyway.
ON7 - good news from the fizz and hope the RICE aids a speedy return.
Nice reps from Toro, Th R and CC82.
Very impressive intervals CC2.. speedy in fact
TT - Nice 14 despite the weather.
I just about finished tonight's scheduled 9 mi with 4 mi @ 15k/half mara pace.
Whoosh that was a rude awakening for the legs and lungs I can confirm. After a 3 mile warm up did 6:38, 6:20, 6:29, 6:26 then a 2 mile crawl home. So nowhere near half mara pace and HR was just below 90% of HR Max so quite high confirming my lack of fitness.
I found the effort hard but controlled up until the last half mile maybe. The last part did include an incline which is nothing usually but when moving a bit quicker becomes a bit of a hill. I would definitely say I couldn't of done another mile. In fact I almost convinced myself to stop after the third but persevered.
Its been a long time since I've run a session like that so am quite pleased. A long way to go yet and harder work to follow but its a start at least.
I'm sure I will pay for the effort in the morning.
Cheers for comments guys (and gal). Am watching a tacx sirius on eBay TR, thanks for recommendation.
My bike is a road bike and has Schwalbe Durano Plus tyres fitted which I have found to be very hard wearing on the road. One too many punctures on commutes made me invest in quality tubes and tyres ages ago.
9 later with 4 at 15k/Half mara pace... could be interesting.
Th R - I hadn't gone up as far as Town Moor, silly really as I had drawn a route out that ran alongside it. The parkrun tourism could be a possibility if only to run 3.1 of the miles with others.
Dachs - Good work on the the Inter-Counties squad. Unlucky on the sprint finish but sounds like a good result regardless.
Tmoth - I can't resist a mini-smackdown either. Well done on the conditions and the aforementioned smackdown.
TT - glad to hear things are settling down. Hope the infection clears up.
TR - I don't like the rain much either but I always give myself a pat on the back for toughing it out. As you say those runs are good to reflect on somewhere further down the road.
I know this was asked fairly recently but I'm interested in getting a turbo trainer, and so welcome any recommendations. I've had a look on Wiggle and there is a decent spread of prices.
I need to shed(sic) some (a lot) of baggage so I figure doing some extra cardio on my bike will help. I am not looking for anything to improve my cycling power just purely to make some puddles as TR calls it.
Excuse the noob questions but do I need to swap out my road tyre? anything else I need to address ?