Carl D

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RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 22:13

After a few decent weeks of 3 and sometimes 4 runs, this week has been a washout. 

Got a mild chest infection that is rather annoying. Do not want to risk it so have taken the sensible approach and stopped. 

So feeling glum and a bit slow. 

To those with injuries. They will get better.

To those running. Well done and keep it up. 

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 22:39

Nick - sensible moving that run. Sounds like you had a good run too. 4 runs and 2 squash games. Loads going on 

After my 'heavy' run on Saturday I went back out yesterday and got a decent enough 9 miles in. I felt OK when running but was quite tired later on In the day.

Finished the week on 23 miles off 3 runs. Not a bad effort with everything that I have going on.

Was a tad stiff today after driving the 2.5 hours to work.

So tonight I was out again for a short 4 miles to try and loosen everything up. Tomorrow night is a rest night - have something on - and going to see if I can coax the old body to get itself out of bed early on Wednesday and get 6 miles in before work.

Lets see what happens .....

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 23:00

Went out this morning for a trot on the Heath. legs were heavy. Breathing was not right. A tough run. Funny how some days it just is a slog. Tomorrow planning on a better session.

Hope all are having a good running weekend.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 08:00

Ali - great XC from you last week as usual. Any plans for a marathon next spring or are you going to keep the focus on XC ?

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 07:56

Carter, you are right, Brighton was sold out. But they had held back 4000 spaces that went on sale yesterday to those who had pre-registered for this special sale. I must have just been lucky that I looked at their website around the time they advertised this late sale.

So am in and doing Brighton in April. Yikes !!

I have the option to do Chicago in October and they have brought forward the window to apply from April to now. Need to make a call on this in the next week or two.

Last week I managed 25 miles off 4 runs.

This week I have only managed a single 8 mile run.

When I get out I enjoy the run so I think I have got passed the 'this is all too hard' feeling. I plan to keep plugging away at getting 3/4 runs in per week and hopefully can get up to 25 / 30 miles most weeks before the end of the year. 

I will need to think about the training plan that I follow. I enjoyed the Hansons plan I did last year but do not think I can commit to the time needed for that. Hoping to get out twice over the weekend.

Rob - great race last weekend. 

Nick - you seem to be going well at the moment.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 12:06
carterusm wrote (see)

Carl - any plans to do a spring marathon next year ? 

 Carter - sorting my plans out. I have registered on the Brighton marathon website and entries open soon. So I might do that. It is a week later than Manchester and the week might be important. I am also thinking of doing the London Half Marathon in March.

Of course this all depends on getting a decent base in between now and Christmas. An early April marathon means that a 16 week training plan would have me starting before Christmas giving me about 8/9 weeks to build back up to a decent base.

Now I did something unusual this week. I ran 3 times and covered 20 miles. They were not easy. My body is telling me that it does not like being hauled around the roads 2 nights on the trot. And then I am also dragging some extra weight that has crept on with the inactivity. Not sure it felt good but it is a step in the right direction. Am going to try for 3 runs again this week. If I can manage 3 runs per week (2 during the week and 1 at the weekend) for a few weeks I might be able to push on and race next spring.

Good to see that everyone is getting out there and very impressed with all those doing XC. 


RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 23:55

Also got my sod off email too. At least I do not have to throw out the magazine 

Well done IBB.

Chicago normally open applications in April but got email today saying that guaranteed places (mine is as I deferred it) open end of this month. Something to look forward to.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 09:00

IBB - reckon its the best kept secret going. So secret not even the organisers know when it is on which explains why they cannot tell anyone. Wonder was it all a big hoax ?

Still struggling to get going with the running. Have been doing alot of travelling and this has played havoc with running. Went for a short trot yesterday and I think I have a groin strain. How this happened I have no idea but could feel it the whole run. Was not going particularly quick or anything so it was not the running. But afterwards I could hardly walk. So I think it is rest for me for a few days to see if it is responds.

Very frustrating .....

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 11:13

IBB - when is the secret marathon ? Not that I would run it if I was offered a place but it is so secret that there is no updates anywhere that I can find since about May.

RW Forum SIx – 3.30 – 4.00

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 13:32

Just pooping in to say hello and let you know that I am still alive !!

Good to see all are still at it. Great to hear everything went well at the wedding Carter.

Am still struggling to get any sort of rhythm to my running. Some weeks I can manage 2/3 short runs. Other weeks nothing.

Todays parkrun was cancelled as there was a 10k trail run on the Heath. I had thought about doing this a few weeks ago but decided that a hilly trail run over 10k when I had not really put the training in was a bit silly.

But I went to the start of the parkrun and ran this and then 1.5 mies after. Quite a few people turned up not realising that it had been cancelled.

It is a tough course anyway but it is really tough when you are not  as fit as you used be and 8 min miling is brutal.

Am off to Tolyo again for a few days from tomorrow but will not have an opportunity to get any running in. 

Hope everyone's weekend is going as planned and will be back on towards the end of the week.

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