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Saturday 25th April 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 11:54

19:04 at the Parkrun this morning.  Didn't push it and was pleased with my effort.  A few miles afterwards with the dug!  

Lyrics, yes indeed!

good luck to the marathoners tomorrow

Friday 24th April 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 10:23

Cracking session at the club last night.  It was a 2-person relay involving full laps of the fields we train on (0.33 miles per lap).  It was my first time doing the session and folk were saying that 7-8 reps each is normal over the half hour.  I teamed up with one of the faster guys and a young lad ran alongside me so there was plenty of motivation!  Started fast and kept it going, doing each rep in sub 1:40 which was great, managed 9 reps each which was more than anyone else that night - good to be feeling a bit fresher again.

Probably another rest today - Scottish 5K championships next Wednesday to look forward to!


Lyrics, nope!

Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 18:27
Couldnt manage 1 mile! My twice-a-day experiment is over!!! Didnt have any pace last night at club either. Worth a try though and will try something different in the mornings.

Lyrics, maybe.

Tuesday 21st April 2015

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 17:41

4 miles this morning and club night later tonight.  I need a power nap before I go!!

Monday 20th April 2015

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 19:55

4 this morning before work and then 6 afterwards.  Morning run was hard going but the afternoon shift was 43:46 which was decent.  Cracking afternoon.

lyrics, nope.

Sunday 19th April

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 18:31

Well done Joe, spot on!  

Talkback: Runners and low heart rate

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 14:32

Interesting.  I am 45 and have a resting rate of 40.  I take two types of medication for high blood pressure and have atrial fibrillation which has required cardioversion a few times during the last few years.  Even when my heart beats out of rhythm, it is still only at 40 bpm.  I've attended many heart clinics since 2008 and doctors and cardiologists have only ever had positive things to say about my low heart rate.

Re: max heart rates.  I train very hard and can't get above 160 bpm either.  I think my speed is limited by this and the doctor has confirmed that the blood pressure medication could possibly be limiting my athletic ability.  I can do 10K at 6 min miles but heart rate cant be pushed higher, even in the toughest of sessions.  

I'd be interested in other experiences of blood pressure meds.

From 21.24 to sub 20 min Park Run?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 14:25

There is a good schedule for a sub20 5K in this months Runners World magazine!

Sunday 19th April

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 12:29

Cracking day here.  Great racing yesterday Gobi.

lovely long runs from chicksta and Alex today so far!

13.2 for me, very comfortable in perfect conditions.  A pleasure to be out and about!

Lyrics, they ring a bell but not getting them.

Saturday 18th April 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 11:55

Well done Joe, great time.

Falkirk Parkrun for me today, 19:06.  Bit slower than usual but my wife did her 1st one ever so was more worried about her than myself!  She did 33 mins or so and was pleased with her first ever participation in a running event of any sort! 

Did 5.3 afterwards and 1.6 before to make 10 for the day and 62 for the week - a mega week for me!

Lyrics, yes.  Birkmyre, glad yesterdays were not Wham...


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