9 miles planned this afternoon, have carefully managed logistics so I'm running home from work and will get home in time to have a shower, dinner and then cycle to book club. I can't wait, just need to get work out of the way first!
I am slow in the heat but I love it. Hooray for summer! Must be the Plymothian in me, it's definitely not the Scot.
Good work on the magnum Nells. I had a Solero yesterday. A mere 90 calories. Bargain. I'm a bit alarmed at the scales too HIAHS, I'm creeping towards the next stone marker which is really crap as I want to be nearer the other end! We've had three weekends of good eating though - two weddings, a hen do and my birthday, so I reckon that's helped a bit. Hopefully the Amsterdam plan will put paid to that. 9 tonight, a swim tomorrow, 12 on Saturday and 4 on Sunday.
I love running in the heat but it does slow me down.
I also like collecting my data but I think I need to put my watch somewhere I can't see it - if I'm slower than I think I am I tend to get disheartened for the whole run, which is daft really. Well done Orbutt, nice work on the faster run! It's always nice to surprise yourself.
This week is my first Amsterdam training week! Whee. Am still nursing a tender glute on the right side so I'll carry on with stretches and planking etc. 9miles on the way home from work tomorrow, swiftly followed by book club.
3 showers, Jimbob?! Nice. I had an espresso magnum yesterday, that was pretty yum. A perk of work, we've got a freezer full of ice cream at the mo.
I agree with the higher mileage bunnies, my best running was done on higher mileage. Definitely a steady increase though, and I need to be better at proper rest days so I don't burn out. Proper rest days, not cross training days or let's clean out the spare room days...
I'm excited, after a lovely June off (ish) I'm going to be ramping up this week and starting my Amsterdam plan! It's the Advanced Marathoning 18 week. It's lovely to be looking forward to the long runs again, I dreaded them in the spring and I didn't enjoy many last Autumn. Amazing what some time off can do!
HIAHS I ruddy wish summer was coming - I want to wear a dress and sandals to my birthday drinks tomorrow! Although I am getting more wear than I thought out of the yellow mac I bought in Stockholm. Silver linings.
Well done to everyone else's running too, a six minute 10k PB Karen, well done!
I'm still in rest mode after Stockholm - cycling a couple of times a week, did parkrun on Saturday. parkrun was really hard. I'm going to start ramping up this week, think I'll run tomorrow and then a birthday run on Thursday. I'm off on a hen do this weekend so I'll take my stuff but I can't guarantee I'll get out.