Amazing running Dan. You are having a bumper year of running! excellent running too from Lily, Cal, Matt
My snot continues to flow heavily Hills today, in the absolutely pissing rain, drenched and sodden through. As I'm a glutton for punishment, I did the monster hill and did 4 reps at a fairly respectable pace, then added an extra warm down as I was sweaty as well as sodden
Swittle- check in and let us know you're OK please mate
JT- I have to agree that both cocktails sound vile. The egg whites in particular sound revolting. Some nice training though. Hope the windiness has eased up
Strangely, awesome fell running. I read that Fell Running book while I was away in France (can't remember its name). It is bloody hardcore stuff.
Hi Alex- nice pace
Me- super busy week, so not been online much. Squeezed in a few runs though. Club 5k cross country on Wednesday evening was equally as appalling as last week's effort, and nearly exactly the same rubbish time. Friday was an easy 5-6 miles with a stinking cold. Trying to sweat it out. This morning again sweating in a most unladylike way, I did around 8 miles in total. 3 miles up to the club, followed by our monthly women's run and breakfast. 5 easy miles in the forest with chat and laughs, followed by a huge social breakfast back at the clubhouse. The snot continues to flow freely.
Strangely, I would like to think I will research more on Chi running and I did try to follow the principles on tonight's hills session. It was really hard- shoulders relaxed but straight, arms swinging back not forward, stabilise core, light on feet with a faster than usual cadence. Much harder than my natural (crap) technique and the session killed me (8 reps of the usual hill)
JT, the cosmopolitan was good, but the best was the Porn Star Martini ( vanilla vodka, passion fruit liqueur, passion fruit pur??e and champagne). Yum. You can even eat the floating alcoholic passion fruit at the end (desert) What's a Brazilian Monk?
I did my chi running session this morning with a shocking hangover (nothing Chi or mindful about drinking your way through the cocktail menu )
Anyway, it was quite interesting. If nothing else I learnt how crap my posture and alignment are, and how badly my running style is unbalanced when I hold a water bottle whilst I run. Am not sure I will take it further but good to understand the role of the core and how to use your body more efficiently. Oh and i may invest in a camelback for the long runs
It is beautiful here in London today and I celebrated with an early evening run with my running buddy. 8 miles very leisurely pace and social, through Epping Forest, which is at its best at this time of year. Happy
I am doing a Chi running taster session on Sunday morning at the running club. Know nothing about it really, so hoping it will be interesting / helpful