muddy - that certainly makes me feel better about my own session although you struggled with an MP run recently as well, are you due a little bit of a rest maybe ?
Madbee - yep, we made a "push net" for prawning a few weeks back and have been catching a couple of pints of prawns in about a 1 hour session. Then have a bit of a swim in the sea after. Good luck with your marathon, i don't envy you.
DT - i've got my course on Monday morning too but managed to wangle a place in Canterbury which is quite close to me. Suitable races are a nightmare but i'm fine for driving awareness courses
Took the family to West Ham last night to watch a fairly rubbish 3-0 victory so having got home at well after my bed time, i gave running a miss this morning.
Glad to hear you got home alive, Lit and i'm impressed that you are able to quantify your sweatiness so accurately.
Skinny - my boss amuses me in a similar way by stating something like " French sales in the budget are about £1.5 million ( which is perfectly acceptable in the context of the discussion ) But then because she's a complete pedant and control freak will go on to say " Well, actually i think it's £1,499,849 or it might be £1,499,859, i can't remember exactly but i can check ...... "
Anyway, 6 x 750m off 90 secs Tues am. I ran to feel and did them in average 5:33/M which was only a second slower than the shorter reps i did on Friday. I don't think 5:33 is my 5k pace though as i was absolutely FOOKED at the end, so much so that i had to stop about 50 mtrs short on the last rep as i felt i was actually close to dropping dead
Yesterday morning i did 12 miles and it was too warm even with a 6am start. At one point along the coast i came to a hill and couldn't be bothered so i went down some steps to the bay ( a bay i've never been to before ) with the intention of running along the beach. This was bloody hard work running across very soft sand to get to the firmer bits and i wondered if the hill would have been easier. To my horror, i got around the sandy headland and was met by nothing but rocks so had to go back the same way and did the hill after all. At the top i was ready to lay down and go to sleep despite having only been awake for an hour.
4M recovery this morning followed by a bit of prawning down the beach with my son was much more pleasant.
Marvellous win Lit I did one of those twatty finishes at VMLM but at least you had a tape so can be excused
Family visit to London at the weekend. We visited the museums and then had a wander through Hyde Park. I can imagine running round there for hours and not getting bored. I was very jealous of the many runners we saw despite it being incredibly warm.
Abbey Dash is a bit far for me as it's more than half an hour
You lot are definitely spoilt for choice
Alarm went off at 5:45am and i hit snooze 4 times before dragging my sorry backside out of bed and forcing it out the door. I had a plan to do 5 sets of 200(200jog) 200(400jg) 400(200jog) on the school running track that my club uses, but only if the school gates were open and i could actually get on the track. This is the first time i've even considered doing this after 18 months or so as a member of the club.
15min jog there and to my horror the gates were open so a few times round the track and some half hearted strides and i was on. Target was 40's for the 200's and 81's for the 400's.
After the first rep my hips and hams felt as tight as a drum and i was ready to jog home but having binned a similar session recently i gritted my teeth and dug in. Had no idea on paces until after the session but the early reps definitely felt relatively slow and hard work. At various times i thought of Big's 60 something second laps and muddy's 16:xx which almost brought a tear to my eye.
43.4 42.7 84.4
42.5 42.0 84.2
42.4 41.9 82.5
39.4 39.6 81.6
39.8 39.7 80.4
So after a shitty start it got better and felt much more fluid. I need to do a bit more of this sort of stuff i think and sticking a few more strides into easy runs.
X-POST , sorry to hear that, Big I too feel like i'm falling to pieces but in a not injured way. However, i do feel like i have an injury waiting to happen, really don't feel right at all but can't put my finger on it ....