The last couple of years I adopted a run walk strategy. Usually four mins run 1 min walk. It meant that I could run faster than I would for continual running which in turn allowed my legs to turn over faster. It didn't mean that I ran flat out at all, just at a comfortable pace, one that my legs respected. The recovery of such a run was much quicker than a continual run. However, during the last couple of years I have run continual distances some of the time and indeed distances up to 8 miles or more, but not recently. I only run now for pleasure having put in a lot of hard work leading up to my world records etc. That was 5 + years ago. I enjoy running but don't now particularly like the pressure I put on myself to compete.
But of course I now have a 800 race to prepare for with very little notice. Eiiik!
I used to specialise in 1500, 3000 and 5000. However, in the past I have done well in distances such as 10,000, half mara's and a couple of marathons. But found I was much more suited to the shorter distances. But I am definitely not a sprinter!
You definitely need to put a barrier cream on your hands, but then you know that do you wear gloves to run in?
Politics, a mine field. I don't understand the Doctors issues and Jeremy Hunt. I just know we are in danger of losing many of our precious doctors to other countries. I presume the government must have some hidden agenda that hasn't been revealed. Enough said!
I liked your words "I want to be happy".
Progression has to be good.
Thank you for watching the film of "Simon's Story". It was very powerful wasn't it. It was very carefully filmed portraying the honest and the beautiful poignant story of his family from diagnosis to death. I hope that it will be given an award it would be a great tribute to Simon and his family.
Cold day today, with overhead cloud. My hand felt cold as I ran 4.4 miles slowly, av pace 10.31 mm, av HR 115. This is only the 2nd time that I have actually ran 4 miles with no walking for a YEAR. It's not a struggle but I can only run it slowly without creating a high HR.
1:26 mins for a 400. That is amazing all things considered, I know you will say you only did one of them, but even so that is seriously fast re my 800 race, I had thought that perhaps that I would start slower than my usual tactics and see if I have anything left near the end to pick up the pace and surprise someone. The start in a lane doesn't need elbows!
I hope you do watch "Simon's Story", it was beautifully done and very poignant. Not easy to watch but it was true to all the facts and wasn't judgemental nor was it mawkish. His mother, wife and friends all had their say. Just on the side, And of no Importance . Stewart and I are in the opening shot in the church on left of your screen!
I didn't obey your suggestion of a 2nd set of 400's today, you had better give me a punishment
I totally understand your Nicola remark!!! I have to say it if have to stop for traffic or whatever, I stop my watch and then restart again when running commences!! I hope you stay with us and don't disappear again.
I hope you are as well as you can be. xxxxx
Beautiful sunny cold day today. Perfect for a run. So after choir that is exactly what I did.
I ran 3.11 miles, 29.17 mins, av pace 9.25 mm, av HR 130, MHR 172. Not sure that I believe that, my watch may have slipped on my wrist hence incorrect HR, it has habit of dong that, sometimes when I run fast, which I was doing for that last 200 m's or so.
I took a minutes break then I ran/ walked (4:1) for 1.31 miles, 12:15 mins, av pace 9.19 mm, av HR 157 I ran quite fast for most of it because of the 1 min walks recovery and it was uphill,
The last .31 mile pace was 8.07 mm. av HR 152 so was pleased with that after the other 4 miles