CheesyRider - Born to be Mild

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wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: Yesterday at 14:44

Usually time. So 5 mins run 1 min walk. If there is a hill on its way, trot up to it, walk up the hill (assuming its not easily runnable) then run from the top. Times are not set in stone, so if you find a long stretch thats runnable, and you get 20 mins run in, then walk for a few mins next hill. Hills are great for eating on too 

Walk the steeper hills, Trot the shallow ones, run the flats and run the shallow downhills. Steep downhills take care depending how much your quads will take before exploding, especially later on! This of course applies to long training runs as well as races.

working at it slowly

Posted: Yesterday at 13:23

Afternoon WAISTers 

Not long now Fiona  start of a new world for you 

Not sure if this Gluten page may be of interest, there is some pretty good stuff, especially under the recipe bit.

Welcome new people  The slower you run to start with, the less your legs/muscles/bits will complain at being made to do stuff they dont want to do! And the less likely you are to overdo it (very easy initially) and get the dreaded injury.

And running outside beats the dreadmill anyday, especially if you can get off road 

Cats brining in new 'friends' can be a real pain! we have resident mice in a few places where the poor buggers have got away from our dopey pair and made a home that we cant get to. 

Havent read back very far, will try and catch up a bit more later. 

Still not even started my last race report  legs are too stiff still  (runs and hides)

Thames Path 100

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 14:12

Roni and I are working Reading CP for this one  Any special food requests? Cant promise anything, but will try ...

Mio optical heart rate monitor

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 11:48

It also has BT4 so could take the place of my Polar H7 when that finally fails again. I would not miss all the anomolies from the straps. 

One thing that would stop me getting this at the moment is the short battery life. The H7 lasts several months of 10 hours a week use, so would not be keen on recharging after only 7 hrs. That would not be enough time to complete some runs!

If they can sort that out, I would gladly move on from the strap.

working at it slowly

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:23

Well dome MC and JFF

working at it slowly

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 14:31

JFF do you have a number we can track?

working at it slowly

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:38

Morning WAISTers 

Its Friday  and its Tea time 

I think loosing a pet is probably one of the hardest things, especially if you have had to make the decision yourself. Over the years I have had so say goodbye to 1 dog (Bruce) and 10 cats (Minky, Tabbatha, Bungle, Spike, Tubs, Titch, Shrimp, Lumpy, Timi & Tuffy) and each and every one bought me to tears both at 'that' time, leading up to it, and a long time afterwards, and even as I write this, the same is happening. Most were my decision, some were not. But the pain of parting does go and hide in the background eventually, only to surface as a reminder of just how much they meant to me. Now, most of the thoughts are happy ones, which in itself triggers it again. I actually hope that never goes, I never want to think 'just a cat' with no feelings. They were my family and I loved each and everyone of them. I feel sorry for those people who dont get attached to their pets and show no feelings in difficult times, they have no idea what there missing.

Good luck to all runners this weekend, VLM of otherwise 

My legs can move again , did a 3 miles with Roni wednesday, just! 


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 12:36

I can stand up and sit down since wednesday and went for a run wed night, although only a slow 3 miler just to get some movement back!

Prior to that I needed assistance on pretty much anything that involved actually moving my legs....  

Southease is ok all the time your working across the hill and then back, but then you turn to go straight up the rest of it. By the time I got there, it was almost vertical 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:56

Then at the top of botolphs hill, got hit with cold cramps on all the leg muscle sets which made the next 15 miles very painful and very slow.

Of course that was AT the 15 mile point, and I meant to say it made the next 35 miles very painful and slow ...


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 13:58

Well, I finished within the cutoff 

It didnt go at all to plan, but as with all good battle plans, this one only worked up until I actually started 

The previous weeks smog/pollen/dust had made a right mess of my lungs and it was the first time I have ever had to run with a ventalin puffer just to be able to breath ! 

Then at the top of botolphs hill, got hit with cold cramps on all the leg muscle sets  which made the next 15 miles very painful and very slow.

I want to thank everyone who stopped to help, chatted, encouraged etc, including our own Peronel who helped free a siezed calf 

I will be doing a proper report soon, so wont bore you all with the details, (you can read it and get bored ) but needless to say once I discovered milk and melon, I was able to at least keep going in some form, and ended up at 13:08:08. 

I as most pleased to have started the race running, and ended it running round the track with my son Adam. Thats what I wanted to do after all!

I am happy to at last have made the transition from running many Ultra distance runs, to being an Ultra runner 

Next main race for me is the Stour Valley 100k in August, which I helped at last year, and now am really looking forward to running. Perhaps I will get to do well this time. There may be a 50k in may too, but it will be SVP I will work towards.

Paul, really well done on your race, 6:11 is just insane! I STILL cant work out how you top folk actually run up those hills ...

And well done to everyone else who took part or helped out. 

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