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Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:42

i totally knew you'd make that connection

Earthquake or not, there can't be many men that hit the pan at 2:55am, surely !? 

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Posted: 22/05/2015 at 11:17

Nice pb, V

We're planning to go to Hastings one day this week.

I managed to survive the 'massive' earthquake at 2:55am this morning. The epicentre was about a mile from us.

I woke up to go for a wazz and as i stood over the loo there was a strange bang and then the house shook and my shaving foam fell off the bathroom shelf which was fun. As a looked out of the velux window into the street i could see a neighbour pacing up and down his drive in his underwear looking up and down the road.

EDIT : X-POST Skinny


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Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:51

Skinny - a positive outcome then, pleased for you

I have to ask though, is it the fact that he told you what you wanted to hear or that he gave you a £20 discount that makes you "really happy with the new physio" If he told you not to run for 3 months and charged you full whack would he be shit ?

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Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:07
McFlooze wrote (see)

Mace - Lou and I are both ex-smokers too.  I stopped finally about 9 years ago I think.  But had about 3 or 4 years before that where I only really stopped socially or in phases of stress. I'm a horrible ex-smoker though.  Hate it.  Especially as my Mum has COPD as a result of smoking.  Anyway, well done Mrs Mace.  

Although i started smoking at 18, i had spells of 3 years, 6 years and the odd couple of months here and there where i gave up, all of them cold turkey. So i was only a 'proper' smoker for about 10 years. Mrs m has had a few attempts to give up after her mum died of lung cancer but this time i think she might have nailed it ( *touches wood* ) and it will help her if she has some sort of fitness activity where she should see and feel the benefits in a relatively short time.

Happy Birthday for yesterday, Lou

 And well done to Charlie on another parkrun pb, i somehow missed that yesterday.

Good luck at the physio, Skinny

 A few injury worries for the thread at the moment and i hope you can all kick them into touch.

Overdone it?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:37

DT - i was indeed a smoker but gave up 10 years ago when my twins were 3 yrs old and carrying them up to bed then running back down to the TV was knackering me out. Infact, i'm a slower, fatter, older version of Steve Way. Good luck on the plane

Skinny - yes, i'm going with her. My kids are calling her Mum Farah !!


How are you coping with not running at all ?  I expect it will have been quite easy for a couple of weeks as it was for me but i'm starting to want to run more now so i expect it's becoming frustrating for you.

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Posted: 18/05/2015 at 07:42
Good racing folks and I'd go along with what Charlie says, DT. You seem to have been in a bit of an injury/knackered cycle for months. Rest and recovery is King

I did some strides last week and after the first I had to turn round and check I wasn't dragging a tyre !!

Mrs m gave up the fags 2 months ago and is now getting the exercise bug. I think this is driven by her putting on a couple of pounds more than any wish to become too healthy but she's doing well with 4 days a week jog/walk, 2 days walk only and 1 rest day. We started last week at 10 x 45s jog off 2 min walk and progressed to yesterday's 1'15 off 1'45. Tonight will be 1'30 & 1'30.

Overdone it?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 08:20

The HR talk got me wondering about resting HR so i measured it last night from when i went to bed at 11:30pm ( still being naughty, Skinny ) to when i woke for a 'wazz' at 4:30am.

There were 10 noticeable spikes in the middle 2 hours, with HR gradually climbing into the 90's (peaking at 99) and then dropping back, each one over a spell of 2-3 mins apart from one which lasted 10 minutes. I guess this is "deep sleep" and as such i find it interesting that HR spikes occur there as i'd expect this to be the period when the HR print is at it's flattest which isn't the case.

The average over the 5 hours sleep was 48 and the lowest was 37 so i guess i should count my resting HR as 37.

Other than for a bit of info/reading,the main point of all this is that my HR didn't reach the low of 37 until 2-3 hours ( when the spikes started) and in the 20 minutes before i woke up it gradually increased to low 40's. When i woke , it was low 50's ( i guess from the effort of leaning down and picking up my Garmin up off the table !! ) and then settled back to mid 40's which is what i've seen before when testing resting HR on waking.

So a potential difference of 8 beats per minute depending on which method you go by to determine resting HR.

Of course, most of you won't give a toss about this but it should definatley be of interest to Big as he may have his resting HR at the wrong mark for training, which could ultimately affect him when he's toeing the line and trying to bag a pb.

Sorry Lit. Madbee, Skinny , the childish twat in me couldn't resist

Good luck racers and parkrunners

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:17

Tek - good to hear, pleased for you.

Nurse - good luck, hope it clears up soon.

Stewart - same to you, sounds like it's something you can manage and good news it's nothing more serious.

OH & Joe - good luck for the weekend

Snooze button took a bit of a battering again this morning so i need to start bucking my ideas up as it's becoming a bit of a habit. I did eventually get up and managed to squeeze an easy 6 in before work.

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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 15:36

Lou - no, i've never done that before and (annoyingly) i don't have any reliable HR data for my recovery runs after other races this year as i was getting duff data and had to get my HRM strap changed by Garmin. But if i go back to December i can see that my 6M the day after Thanet 10 was 1020 beats per mile which was 40-50 beats above the norm at that time.

Lit - true. If i walked a mile i'd guess my beats per mile would be around 1200-1300. But you should be more efficient when you run ( up to a certain speed ) . I suspect if i ran 2 miles at 10:20 pace now i'd be low 900's per mile bearing in mind it usually takes a mile for HR to climb anyway ....

Skinny - i'm not sure it's " damage to the heart " but more the heart is working harder to pump blood to the muscles that are 'bolloxed' and in urgent need of repair Hence why recovery runs are important to get the blood flowing.

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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:30

Ha !!

It was actually thinking of the hummingbird which caused that typo.

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