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Overdone it?

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 16:24
Fantastic time muddy and at your rate of progress i'd say odds on to go sub 60 next time. Well done

well done also to McF and Charlie

Lou - some nice miles there

After planning a long run with parkrun tagged on the end yesterday, I changed my mind when I woke up and decided to have a stab at my pb. But in the 3 mile warm up to get there my HR was unusually high and I didn't feel on it so decided to take it easy which then turned into a bit quicker than an MP run. That felt a bit harder than it should have so I think I made the right decision to abort the pb attempt.

Tagged another 8 on for 14 and a nice 5M in very crisp, icy conditions this morning for a 33M week.

Overdone it?

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 13:07
Charlie W wrote (see)
 But the 5k was my PB before my actual PB, if you follow.

 

 

How many pb's are we allowed ?

14 miles before dawn this week. I couldn't be arsed this morning with 80mph gusts so carried on letting my body recover

No colds here but the family have all had it and my lack of enthusiasm this week makes me think something is in the pipeline. I usually pick something up around XMAS. Ho Ho Hum

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 19:32
Stewart - thanks I think I had it in me but it wasn't meant to be and is a nice target for next year. Nice 10 yourself last night.

Overdone it?

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 18:18
Skinny - no,no, it wasn't the sort one could catch. Like I said, bit if a dodgy tum ....

Overdone it?

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 18:02
DT - I very nearly 'touched wood' as it goes

Overdone it?

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 15:09

I got caught short a few weeks back on my long run and had to duck into some fairly sparse bushes.

I had a slightly dodgy stomach before i left the house but in typical fashion i thought " must remember to take some loo roll" .... and then got distracted and forgot to pack it.

Anyway, i imagined myself as some kind of Bear Grylls foraging around and trying to find some sort of suitable natural substitute for loo roll ( like a decent sized leaf ) But all i could find was tiny leaves so had to make do with a clear plastic "Steak Bake" wrapper so that kind of pissed on my "living-off-the-land-survival-expert" fantasy.

Overdone it?

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 13:37

You'll be pleased to know you are today's winner as i stayed in bed until 6:30, listened to the wind an rain then got up and watched last night's episode of "The Missing"

2 days of big fat duck eggs

 

Overdone it?

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 07:05
DT - i'd keep the LR to about 30-35% of weekly mileage. Endurance is built up over time and I'd say get into the habit of knocking out as long a long run as you can up to 2 hours. I wouldn't class 12-13 as being unnecessary.

V - excellent session

muddy - interesting, I'll search back for them pictures, thanks. However it definitely wasn't as comfortable as it may appear from last weekend's photos

Overdone it?

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 14:42

Lou - i seem to have gone through a monthly cycle for the past 2 years of growing one, getting bored with the " how comes your beard is grey and your hair isn't, you must dye it " comments, and getting rid etc etc I may grow this one into the New Year. So much easier not having to shave every day

DT - we have a local 5M race 21st December which i may have a crack at.

Overdone it?

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:02

My apologies to V, but Bob's Lilliput comment just made me choke on my tea

Madbee - i hope your disease doesn't hang around for long

My wife is very supportive towards my running which is probably because i do most of it before the kids are awake and the day begins so it doesn't really affect family life. She came with me to the start on Sunday and took my warm up clothes from me just before the off.

As we're on the subject of race pictures, here's a few from Sunday. I'm no.145 and in pics 19 ( i like that one as i'm bang in the middle a few rows back ), 36 and 37 going OUT. Number 172 in pic 71 is a V70 believe it or not !!

Coming back i'm pic 3 and 4 ( just about to catch 3rd place )

http://www.grantburtonphotography.co.uk/Sports/Running/Running-2014/Alan-Green-Memorial-10m-2014

And a bit of a write up and 3 man picture on our club's website

http://www.thanetroadrunners.org.uk/news/thanet10-runners-race-breezy-coastal-conditions

Something was pointed out to me at the weekend and that was how low i carry my arms. Looking at the pictures it looks like i do carry them unusually low. I knew that was the case when i ran easy but thought i picked them up a bit with more effort. Maybe i should try to carry them a bit higher to give more drive ?

In other news, out with the club for an hour easy last night. Offending leg felt unusually fatigued in the last couple of miles and is probably back to how it felt on Saturday now so i'll be giving it a miss for a few days.

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