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Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: Yesterday at 23:02
Kate, was thinking about the bike box... How was the packing? I found these earlier, maybe too late, but a good read to check.

Where to pick up...

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:52

cycling is good for aerobic fitness, but you may find your hamstrings are tight.  My advice if you are tired is spend the week doing core stuff and stretching out those legs of yours, go out and do a short slow recovery plod early in the week, something a bit faster later in the week and then run long as you've planned.  The recovery will flush your legs out, the speed work will remind you that you've got decent fitness and good running legs and you are then back on track.  Keep both runs under 4 and treat it as a step back week.  You are still about 8 weeks out so you won't compromise your A race.  And no tri, cycling and mara are not too ambitious.  It's a hobby get out there and enjoy 

That's what I would do anyway.

Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:46

I hope you like it... we both rate it.  I think I got some as a freebie after a race and used it, liked it and pretty much immediately ordered it.  We don't use it often but when you've got a niggle it seems to help.  Unlike Deep Heat which just irritates the skin.

I've been naughty and been on line shopping.  2 x Salamon S Lab 12's are on route to our house!  I hope that in getting us both one neither of us will be accused of having all the nice gear.   My Inov8 pack will now be consigned to commuting rides.  It's served me well, but doesn't bounce about a fair bit. 

God it's grim out there.  I've decided to sort out my digital photo collection - that should take while!  More tea anyone?

The Vitruvian 2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:13

its a field so I would be amazed if they had filled every shred of it.  The couple of times I've been before there was loads of room left.  They do tend to fill up the space around the dinghy park quite well.  

which trail shoes?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:03

ignore the underpronator bit as it's less relevant in the countryside - your foot will be landing at all sorts of odd angles on the ground so you will be working your core and leg muscles differently to being on a treadie or road.  Comfort and soles are the two things to focus on.  Trailies tend to be a snugger fit than roadies.  Salomon shoes are popular with many, as are inov8.  there is no easy recommendation as we are all different in the foot department.  As for the soles, you need something that is going to grip the mud and grass.  some of the US manufacturers make a hybrid trailie that is just a bit of an agressive road shoe - they are no good when you get off the flat gravel paths.  You really need to get out and try a few on.  Don't be bamboozled into buying additional insoles etc.  They are not required.  If you are going to be running on a mix of road and trail then you might want to ensure that the shoe has a bit of cushioning in it but most folk focus on the grip and then just moan like buggery when they come to a road section! 

Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:54

blimey... 58 OR.  There are only about 6 OR in our whole village!

Drum roll..... I swam this morning.  TaDah!!  I had forgotten how odd it was to swim in the public lanes.  You've got to be so much more attentive of slow swimmers otherwise you could bump nose first into the gusset of an uber slow breaststroker!  Not good for world peace!  On the shoulder injury front - it still hurts but should be OK to get me round a half ironman swim as long as I don't follow Kate's example and get lost!  

Apparently we are off to the Ashford Retail centre soon.  Not sure if that is a good or bad thing!

Get stretching Maths.  Gratuitous advice alert -  go and buy some "natural hero".  It's a ginger based muscle rub and is magic.  It's very easy to self massage the bottom of the legs and that will be better for you than rolling IMHO.

Morning peeps.... don't get too wet. I think Birky has stolen the summer today.  It's a driech (sp?) and miserable day down here!

Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 07:03

What is your parkrun strategy?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 07:03
Don't forget, half way through the briefing, to suddenly raise your arms and start nodding, smiling and silently mouthing "thank you" and slowly rotate as if taking applause from all around. Then move forward to the line, one foot out and slightly bent forward as if taking your marks.

Who else gets up at stupid O clock to run ??

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 06:53
Morning Birky, morning Maths.

Looking like a good start to the day weather wise.

Have fun y'all

IronMan Copenhagen 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:42

wish I was with you!

Race strong and roar Aggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh as you finish!

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