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Overdone it?

Posted: Today at 14:30

I weighed myself the other day and was 8st 5. I'm not sure that's a significant enough fluctuation to change on the table but felt I should report it in the interests of accuracy.

Journey to a sub 17 minute 5k

Posted: Today at 07:40

Now I can see what I am doing wrong. All I need to do is just run a sub 80 minute HM, not put in all those miles.

Personal Safety for Female Runners

Posted: Yesterday at 15:48

Hmm. Incidents I have encountered while out running alone.

1) on a lonely stretch of canal towpath, two youths in hoodies yelled at me... to let me know that the next bit of path was really icy and I might want to avoid it.

2) in a dark street in a dodgy part of town a drunk lurched up to me to tell me he wished he had my energy.

Personal Safety for Female Runners

Posted: Yesterday at 13:28

Hmm. I'm not so sure!

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:26

Ah, you don't have a stylish flashing red LED waistbelt though, do you?

Personal Safety for Female Runners

Posted: Yesterday at 13:23

WTF? I agree with Peter. It mostly isn't unsafe for women to run alone, and although obviously where specific dangers might arise it's important to be aware of them, I think participating in a culture of fear where women encourage each other to be too scared to do perfectly ordinary things like go for a run is probably a bigger problem.

PS: Barefoot Ted, I think the word you are looking for is 'women'.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:20
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Advantage 4 - car drivers have no idea what you are so slow down more than normal.

Well... I don't know what I look like from inside a car, but my top, shorts and shoes have reflective bits on, so there should be some sort of runner-shaped outline, surely?

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:55

Yes it was, and yes, I did. I ran the same road last week just as it was getting dark (was dark by the time I got back) without the torch and got away with it - there is a pavement or track all the way and a white line down the side of the road that I could still see and I knew the paths were flattish and clear. But yesterday it was properly dark from the start so I did need the torch. There are three main advantages: (1) you can see the ground ahead of you, (2) having your own source of light means you don't get dazzled by the lights of oncoming cars as much (quicker to adjust), and (3) car drivers see you from further away and dip their headlights for you. Sometimes when it's only a bit dark you can see where you're going if you have reasonably good eyesight but you're much more likely to get temporarily blinded by other people's lights.

I also wore a belt with flashing red LEDs around my waist.

Overdone it?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:32

Ha. That'll teach you to run too fast in 5ks, Mace.

Believe it or not, I also have a bruise on my inner thigh from where I fell off my bike for no reason like a fool last week. But don't get too excited as it is only just above the knee, where I bashed my leg on the crossbar.

Marrows, I was thinking about your shoe problems while out running yesterday and thought I should mention that I have been running a bit in Nike Free 5.0s, which look like the back comes up quite high (so you might not have considered them) but in fact it is very, very soft. So they could work for you.

In running news, I swapped my MLR and Tuesday session this week due to ludicrous rain and wind early Tues morning, so did my 10 mile MLR in the dark after work yesterday. And actually it was really lovely - one of those runs that just feels effortless, like you're eating up the miles and could go on forever, and also out in the countryside there were more stars than I'd ever have been able to see in Nottingham. I could get used to these longish runs on dark evenings. Just as well really, since my marathon training will be happening at a time of year when it gets dark at lunchtime.

By contrast, this morning's session of 4x 1k xc off 60 secs round some muddy playing fields felt anything but effortless, though at least I had the luxury of doing it in daylight this time. This cross country nonsense had better be making me stronger!

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Posted: Yesterday at 09:52

I cannot believe this is still going on! Good work everyone!

Morning Phil. Have you considered changing your name to PhilPerv?

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