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Scottish Runners

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 10:18

Popped my parkrun cherry on Saturday!  Trust me to choose the hottest, stickiest, muggiest day of the year to do it on.  Still, it gives me a relatively soft PB target for next time.

This warm weather is lovely for pootling around in, but not so great for running.  Might have to force myself to go out really early in the morning - now if only the girls would play ball and stay in their own beds/not get ill that might just work.

Little monster #1 was horseriding yesterday - second time and she's loving it.  Just went for a trek in the woods again, but she's up for getting lessons when we get back from holiday, because they get to do more trotting, which she loved.  I fear for my bank balance.................

What is a good/average time for a 3K, 5K and 10K?

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 16:28

It's a bit "how long is a piece of string" Ali.  I am 46 too, and am on the comeback trail following 5 years off running having kids.  Looking back to 3 weeks into my comeback, I was running approx. 39 mins for 3 miles, (I'm assuming you meant 3 miles/5k as that's the standard parkrun distance).  My time is now around 32 mins (after a patchy year and a half training).

A quick look at a couple of parkrun results show times from 16 minutes up to 50 minutes.

So all in all, 40 mins sounds like a reasonable target, and as you say, gives a benchmark for your future improvement.


Dr Nick's injury clinic

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 15:34

Dear Dr Nick

Having missed the inception of this thread, I have just read back from the first post and have had to simulate several coughing fits to cover the snorts of laughter caused by some of your advice.  This has left me with a sore throat.  Whilst not strictly a running injury, it has been caused by a running forum, so does that count, and can you offer any advice as to how I can relieve the pain.

Also, are Tena Lady the best incontinence product on the market, as there has been another unfortunate consequence of said snorting?

Heart rate too high

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 14:59

It's very warm today (or at least it is here, and I'm waaaay up North).  That will have an effect on your HR.  My resting HR is normally about 56, but an hour after my 30 min lunchtime run I've just checked and I'm still over 90.  I can easily get my HR over 180 on a flattish run (which is why I don't use an HRM anymore).

As long as you feel well (no dizzy spells or fainting and no chest pains), I wouldn't worry about it.  It's probably just normal for you. 

Sad and Confused about it all!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 12:53

Brilliant - just found this thread.  Sounds like something's "clicked".

I was just mentally talking myself out of a lunchtime run, but I'm going to go now.

Is it only me……!

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 12:36
RicF wrote (see)

Possibly Booktrunk.

I discovered ages ago that it's possible to upset some people by merely revealing to their face that I knew something about them.


Like that they were shagging behind the hedge?

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 12:28

Thank f*** you flew to Malaysia on Wednesday.

Motivation after achieving goal

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 15:25
literatin wrote (see)

It means you need to replace the salt that you've lost through sweating (not just the water). Obviously you know my preferred method is by hoovering up crisps, but otherwise you might try those electrolyte tabs.

Or you could just lick your face......

A question about discrimination in the workplace

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 15:21
Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see)

a good small businessman has to sail close to the wind these days 

He would have won the America's Cup single-handedly. There's bending rules, and there's blatant lying, cheating and law-breaking, coupled with treating your staff like shit, unless you happen to be shagging them, in which case a 25% pay rise is fine.

Glasgow Commonwealth Games marathon

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:49

Thanks Eggy.  It's been ages since I ran it (2007 was the last) but I have ambitions to run it again when the girls are a bit older.  Nice to see Pollok Park is back in there, although it was nice to have that long downhill on Dumbreck Road/Haggs Road from Bellahouston Park. 


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