LIfe Of Brian

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I'm off on my jollies

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 21:58

I'm off to Menorca for a fortnight to stay in a lovely hotel/spa sort of a place.  It's got a beach, some trails and I think a bit of a hill on the road.  I'm coming back to a five week gap to my next race where I want to try and hit 50 minutes for a 10K.  I was on pace for doing this round York 10K this morning then died on my arse at 6K, walked and jogged a bit and did the last 2.5K on pace.

Any advice on what I should do training-wise whilst on hols?  Need to work on fitness but not spend my entire holiday running up and down the cliffs.

Throbbing knee ache

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 13:01

Ah.  Yeah.  Now you mention it and if you'll imagine I'm looking quite sheepish for a moment, spending my warm up time scraping ice from the car might have had something to do with it.  Thanks.

I refer you back to my previous wimp comment...

Still going to go with your plenty of rest advice though, cheers Jason!

Throbbing knee ache

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 11:33

Anyone found they've got a real throbbing ache around the knees after this morning's very cold Parkrun?  I hadn't been out for two weeks and was wearing shorts so I'm guessing it's a combination of exposure and lack of practice.  Hurt like hell for about an hour afterwards though.

I'm just being a wimp aren't I...

No puff

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 19:43

Thanks Dash, I'll have a look at them when I get my hands off this Welsh tart.

No puff

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 17:13

I'm looking for a bit of advice.  I've noticed lately that my lungs aren't able to keep up with my legs.  

My legs aren't tiring over a 5K Parkrun anymore having trained up to the Great North Run this year but whilst they're definitely able to give me more I'm absolutely gasping when I get anywhere near a PB, currently 23:47.  I get a bit lost with all the different types of training sessions so can anyone point me at the type of session I should be doing so that I'm not running out of puff so quick?

Thanks, B

Silkstone Shuffle Series

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 15:42

Has anyone been to this event before?  I'm hoping to get along to the next one on 16th June but I'm looking at the practicalities.  Any ideas where you park?  There's a small car park near the start which looks like it'll fill up quickly, I'm just wondering if there are any other options folks are aware of.

Race Mementoes

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 20:31
It might just be me.

I did a race this morning, a local event organised by a local club. Part of the package runners could expect for the very reasonable entry fee was a race t-shirt for all finishers. This, as far as I can tell, is pretty common at such events.

This particular example was reasonably tasteful, very good design involving a local landmark but I found myself looking at it afterwards thinking I'm never going to wear it, wouldn't a shiny medal or even a certificate have been lovely. I don't have any clue regarding the monies involved with these things which could well explain the reasoning behind why T-Shirts are so popular.

I'm wondering if anyone else thinks moving away from T-Shirts is a good idea? And if so what memento would you like to get?
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No puff

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