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The Middle Ground

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:38

Simon - got you beat. Mine is 149 for 10.33 pace! 

Max 193. No, my HRM is fine as have double checked it by pulse and it isn't a one off. I can measure 80% of maxHR coming gently *down* a hill.

I've been measuring it for weeks now out of interest. No wonder I am rubbish these days.

It totally sucks.

I hope you can salvage something.


The Middle Ground

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 15:12

Minni - they really are! I recognithe them from being totally fast at XC so I didn't bother trying to keep up

Yes, Edinburgh is an 8am start (yawn) as they want it completed by the time the marathon starts. I suppose if you are going to do multi-distance races on the same day, this is the way to do it - Sunderland!

The lurgy is definitely behind me, I'm just left with the fatigue after effects. You know it must be bad when I haven't logged any runs in two months, I couldn't bring myself to check what I've been doing. I think I've probably done about 15m a week, maybe 25 last week. I'll check it all tonight. I really want to crack on with some training now. It has been a hopeless two years for me.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 14:04

Mr V - thank god I'm not doing that race. I absolutely detested it last year so didn't sign up.

Track was really fun last night. Did the 3000m in 12.41 and considering I haven't been under 7m/m in a while (I think this avg 6.49?), I was quite pleased. Vets only match but still got smashed by L50's. I wasn't overtaken the whole race though so that was good, especially as I felt someone breathing down my neck for the last lap.

I then did a 400m half an hour later. Ha. First of all, it felt like forever! My legs were a bit mashed and my throat was still burning a bit off the 3000. I was inside lane and haven't raced a 400 in my life so felt very last from the start! It was basically sprint as much as you can and hang on for dear life. Coming off the final bend, I could sense someone in lane 5, or somewhere over there, so really tried to dig in and think I beat her by a second, but was 4th or 5th in 80 seconds. I used to do that in 12x400m training sessions

Brilliant fun though and can't wait to do the next one. Supposed to be doing the Edinburgh HM on Sunday. Usually when I am incredibly off form, I just run without my chip, but they've gone and built it into the race number. I think I'll take a knife to it so I can just run it to get round

The Middle Ground

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 22:19

BBB - my run was so so. 22.5x, which I suppose I can't complain too much given the awful conditions and two months of basically no/rubbish running with the chest thing. I have 3 more days of antibiotics, but I'm just finishing the course, they definitely kicked the bug.

I have a 3000m track race tomorrow night, just for vets, should be...er, fun? I think it is 3 events for £3 so depending on schedule times, might do a 400m or something too. Quite sure I might be sick

Katie did her 1m run today and then she cycled 3.5m - while I ran, she kept going too fast, I was knackered, ha - to meet OH and the boys. She's doing a 14m (race) ride in a couple of weeks and then a 30m ride at the end of June. She is only going to be 8 in July. She'll manage the 14, but good luck to OH in getting her through 30 . I think I might have some competition from her soon. I've planted the seed with her about building her up to parkrun. Nothing at all to do with the fact that her birthday is on a Saturday this year.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 13:31

It was rather wet, wasn't it. I always enjoy those type of runs in a sadistic way, the rain was just lashing.

Going back to the old start for today reminded me why they needed to change it. I wasn't totally far back, but was still over 8m/m by 0.3m, could not move at all! It can't be pleasant to be overtaken by so many people, especially on a tight start, I don't know why people don't position themselves correctly. Same people every week.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 21:09

Tom - I haven't trained with my club in two years. Still very proud to wear my club vest and do take part in races, the XC league and help with marshalling club events, etc. Never been an issue.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 17:16

BBB - I used to be religious about Nike, but switched to Adidas and never looked back. Use Boston in training and Adios for racing (ha, if I ever return), but they only have 3 miles on them after 15 months, sob. I can get 2000+ out of the Bostons.

YD - I feel your pain completely. I'm on week 7 of a chest infection. On my third round of antibiotics, different type each time, it is utterly miserable. Tried a run yesterday and it felt like a marathon. These newest antibiotics seem to be really helping but it is going to be a long road back. 

My mood is not pleasant these days. My poor kids!

The Middle Ground

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 10:11
BBB - can you believe I was accused yesterday of being stubborn and pigheaded? He's supposed to love me too!

Enjoy tonight.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:38
Just back from the GP and unsurprisingly - a chest infection.

Got myself a week's worth of antibiotics, so hopefully it will take a hike and let me get back to running.

Curly - I'd rather look like a race walker than a shuffling elephant like me

Mace - superb pacing, especially for a first time marathon. Do you have any other race times?

YD - sounds promising for recovery, apart from the cold.

Mr V - talking of bacon last night reminded me I had some prosciutto in the fridge so I had that and poached eggs for tea. It was delicious!

Dr Dan - how are you doing? How is the foot?

The Middle Ground

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:34

Sounds good! Tail off in the last few miles wasn't massive and just indicative of the relative lack of long runs and weekly mileage, which you knew going in. A great marker for the next one.

Runners can get a bit arsey, especially at that stage. I might swear under my breath and complain to myself at the effort of having to move around someone, who would be in the wrong of course, but I would never cause a fuss. Just get on with it. Although anything could set you (me) off I suppose. I have been known to curse or shout out into the wind, or because a kerb is 5mm too high at the end of a session or the traffic lights are the wrong colour. Rage can help sometimes
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