chubby bloke

Latest posts by chubby bloke

1 to 10 of 1,552

The Middle Ground

Posted: Today at 09:08

Sorry to hear about your club mate Duck.

Not much to report on here. I took a week out of running completely and am now building up again sensibly to avoid the fatigue I was suffering before. It seems to be working, on Saturday I ran Delamere parkrun 30s faster than a few weeks ago at a much easier effort! I still haven't been motivated to sort out my diet properly, but I'm hoping it will come.

Nice training advice Alehouse. I've always thought the ethos of the thread was "Lots of miles, some of them fast"

Gentle club run planned for tonight, then I'll try to get in some form of tempo intervals tomorrow morning before a field trip to Malham.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:47

Nice long run Dr Dan. It's looking good for the big day.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 08:57

Sorry DT. Hope the physio gave a positive diagnosis.

Swim and Boxercise yesterday. Will try to get out for a gentle 4 miler later and some fartlek tomorrow.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 08:40

No - I have Wednesday afternoons free but have to hang around to do after school clubs so got in the run then. Hopefully this can continue!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 13:01

Seems like things are going in the right directin WJH

Tempo intervals yesterday. Still ridiculously slow but slightly faster than last week, and I made it round Tuesday's club run and home without dying massively - baby steps!

Advice about pace please?

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:23
Do a race then use a running pace calculator to work out your training paces.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 20:01

Brilliantly run considering Mr V. Get some rest now!

DT - I have no idea what the cause is. Probably some very stop start training for 7 weeks over the summer holidays then throwing myself back into it with gusto on Monday! A few consistent weeks should fix it...

Little Miss CB was amazing in a hilly 1k race today. She slowed to a walk twice on hills. I got her running on the first one by running slightly ahead and saying "Daddy's winning!" This spurred her nearly to the top of that section and the promise of e rest on the flat bit got her to the top. On the second I got her running again by saying that the Marshall would only give her a high 5 if she ran to him - it worked! She got a medal which she's been proudly showing off all day! Junior parkrun as soon as she's 4!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 17:39

Fingers crossed for tomorrow Mr V.

I feel like I'm running through treacle at the moment. Delamere Parkrun this morning was a slog and I couldn't keep up any sort of pace. I keep telling myself it will get better in a couple of weeks!

Little Miss CB is doing her first race tomorrow at the tender age of 3 years 10 months. A 1k trail race at Delamere. Should be fun

Suddenly struggling...

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:25

If you think you can run 5k in 20 mins at an absoluts push, then 23 mins is not easy pace for 5k. Work on an absolute top pace of 5 min km for 80% of your mileage. Then when you want to put the effort in you'll be recovered properly and won't struggle so much.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:23

WJH - Cheshire 10K at the beginning of November. I struggle once races are weekend only as my wife works Saturday and Sunday mornings so I get Little Miss CB. I get to Delamere parkrun as the in-laws live round the corner. In November we can start Junior parkrun on Sunday mornings!

1 to 10 of 1,552

Discussions started by chubby bloke

Hate marking coursework!

Replies: 10    Views: 1035
Last Post: 28/01/2007 at 22:33

Best Run Ever

Replies: 5    Views: 722
Last Post: 01/09/2005 at 18:37

First 10k - new name needed?

Replies: 7    Views: 739
Last Post: 29/11/2004 at 12:22


Found them this morning! 
Replies: 3    Views: 1010
Last Post: 16/09/2004 at 15:17
4 threads returned