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Overdone it?

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 08:03

Some good excuses already coming in ahead of this weekend's event.

I'm still a bit ill so I've been taking it easy this week with just a few easy, but lovely summer evening runs round the fields.  Looking forward to getting back to proper training soon though, I'm starting to get a bit twitchy. (But that might be all the coffee I've been drinking to compensate for staying up too late to watch the Olympics)

Low resting heart rate and shallow breathing at night

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 20:51
Sleep apnea is a condition where you stop breathing whilst asleep. Worst case is that you don't start breathing again, but you could also suffer brain damage and other adverse effects.

See your gp

Overdone it?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 13:24

Skinny - Being quicker than you probably gives me the most satisfaction of all from this thread.  But I reckon it's only a matter of time before you start cashing in with some big pb's.  

Good looking session DT.

Overdone it?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 17:02

I've seen the merc on a ferrari:  I would like to see the maneuver that got in that position.

I felt reasonably safe - I could have jumped into the hedge should it have been necessary.

Overdone it?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 15:02

How about: You're driving at well over the speed limit round a blind bend with double white lines and notice a runner coming towards you on your side of the road.  should you;

a) slow down and cautiously pass the runner if the road is clear;

b) stop if necessary to let the oncoming car go by before passing; or

c) pull out, then veer back in when you see the oncoming car and beep your horn obnoxiously (presumably to notify the oncoming car that there's a bellend in a bmw heading towards them) squeeze though the gap between car and runner all the time maintaining your excessive speed?

We have to do those hazard perception driving tests at work.  I just click everything as you're not penalised for incorrect choices.  It's worked so far.

One the subject of shoes, and inspired by all the "expensive running shoes are too expensive" threads on this forum, I bought a pair of budget range shoes the other day - asics zaraca.  They're alright , but I quite like the look of the vazee pace so I might pop into TKMaxx tomorrow and try some on if they have them.

I'm ill at the moment - so I'll that I've had a day off today - so no running so far this week.

Running groups

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:45
You can search for clubs on the British athletics website. You will need to find one that has a youth section for a year or two.

Overdone it?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 14:13

I've only done 1200m intervals in recent years and use 180s rests.  Extrapolating that in a suitably scientific manner would suggest 60s recovery for each 400m or 120s for 800m, which seems to agree with what others have said.

Well done Tommy for doing all that last week.  Sounds exhausting.

Overdone it?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 19:25
Faux sarcasm only skinny; if we weren't 'trying to get an early start' I would be tempted to join you all with a solo 5k time trial round a suitable French parc.

Overdone it?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 16:46

This all sounds like so much fun.  Such a shame we'll be away. 

Skinny - you should do live TTT updates as the results come in with some sort of pb swing-ometer thingy (I'll let you sort out the details)

Overdone it?

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 16:00

DT - You'll soon be joining us in Division 3 - I've finally managed to get a SS men's team into the league.  Now all I need to do is persuade some runners to turn up.  Any other lessons learnt will be appreciated.

Skinny - I've never done a 20 miler at pace.  I think I found the long MP sessions less arduous than 20 mile plods.  That could be rose coloured spectacles talking though.

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