Posted: 29/01/2015 at 22:15
Garmin charging cradle is playing up again. After being good for so long it has run the charge down in the watch twice now in the last week and is not charging it properly. So the other night I had to use my phone and MapMy Run which is not a favourite for me. Tonight I had to go to the other fallback of my old Nike+ watch. It worked even though the clock was on a differentness timeworn altogether but it will not transfer the data.
Going to explode me thinks.
Anyway positive thoughts now.
PS - I guessed that you would not be taking the stay in bed option but seriously going out running before the street lights turn on. You must have a few screws loose. That is real dedication to the cause indeed.
Nothing wrong with being middle aged. Happens to us all.
Canter - it was mixed weather. Had a hail storm. It was very cold and then the skies cleared making it colder.
A foot of snow Carter. My kids would be delighted with that. Good run from you today. Week 1 training going well so far. 3 runs completed. 3 more to go.
This is a higher mileage plan than I normally run and the 6 days a week will require 1-2 days running at lunchtime at work. Planning this in from next week. However if I miss one of the 6 mile easy runs during the week as I cannot fit it all in I will not stress at all.
So 8 miles for me today with 4 at MP. As I was using the Nike+ watch I was not really sure what the pace number was recording. So I was sorptive running blind. After the first 2 miles I was just adding 8 mins onto my time and checking where I was at the half mile point to see if I was on track. It sortof worked too which was remarkable.
My splits for the 8 miles were :
9:15 ; 8:52 ; 8:03 ; 7:58 ; 7:55 ; 7:58 ; 9:21 ; 9:27 This was slightly harder than I was expecting it to be. But feel fine now. Ali - Well done on your 8 miles today. Good progressive run. If it were me, running this early into your training, I would use it as a training run and not go all out. You will end up putting too much pressure on yourself going all out and then if it does not come off be disappointed with yourself which would be all wrong. Run it at MP and use it to test your fuelling strategy and all that jazz. Much better option IMO.