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Seejays Strollers

Posted: 26/09/2010 at 14:19
10 miles in 1h 45. That's 13 minutes faster than last week and I left the garmin behind! Shows what a lack of pressure can achieve. Thanks for the encouragement Toby. I think that helped too! Took a leaf out of your book Soup Dragon and let my natural pace see me round.
Get well soon Ffran! Enjoy your Sundays and hope you all survived Swansea. Any times to share? Stret- that sounds like one heck of a training session. Hard core!

Seejays Strollers

Posted: 26/09/2010 at 09:44
Good luck at Swansea for all taking part. I'm still plugging away at the training. Up to 10 miles but I think a pin is coming out my foot. I'll stick with the training until I see the consultant. Have good Sundays. I'm off for a 10 miler, slow pace. See you!
Ro

Cardiff Half Marathon

Posted: 25/09/2010 at 17:21
Pj someone is pregnant and dropped out but deferral isn't allowed. She was over on Bristol half marathon 2009 thread if you wanted to try and wangle her number.
Ro

Seejays Strollers

Posted: 11/09/2010 at 13:00
Hello!
Binx-I've just been all inclusive. Now trying to shed the pounds I gained but it was SO worth it! Enjoy! Where are you going?
Just ran 8 miles - longest since the op. It felt fine considering I did a quick 10k last night. However I now have a MONSTER blood blister on my little toe. Do I leave it or lance it? My gait has totally changed since the op. I think I'm avoiding running on my big toe joints so my other toes are taking the strain. Still, at least the breaks themselves aren't hurting.
Enjoy your runs and rests this weekend. I'm off to a family birthday party so bring on the Pimms!
Ro

Seejays Strollers

Posted: 10/09/2010 at 06:37
Thanks for all your speedwork ideas. My 10k route has a mile of straight footpaths with lamp posts so I think I'll use that bit to try out sprints. Never heard of pyramids but I'll give them a go.
Toby- surely no harm in going off on a tangent! Get it off your chest!!!! Can't see that anyone will mind. I get the impression none of us take our training as seriously as the elite athlete. There's always time for a detour!
Ended up doing speedwork on the stepper yesterday evening as i worked into the evening. Really enjoyed it, but climbed off with jelly legs. Must be working!! Physio and general all round Running adviser has written me up a 6 week plan to see me through to Cardiff so I'm feeling more focussed now. Fast 10k tonight then long run tomorrow. Hangover Sunday as I'm off to Bristol for my brother in law's 40th. I'm not a drinker but thought I'd better plan ahead. If I am unscathed I'll do a 5k. What training have others got planned for the weekend?

Seejays Strollers

Posted: 09/09/2010 at 06:43
Seejay- interesting. Sounds like your group has a good balance. I'm more of a 10 minute plus miler too. Maybe I should look into other groups in the area. I find gym runs (which I have to do to protect the feet right now) help me push myself, but I'm trying to get out and run more as I don't want to rely on the forward motion. Going to leave my virtual partner in the drawer for a while I think and just get some long distance runs in without worrying about times. Sometimes it can be all consuming looking at the stick man. Might switch to heart rate display when it comes out again and focus on improving that.
Toby - thanks for the link. I'll have a look later. Hoping to go for a marathon next year so I'm choosing carefully based on how the plates of meat cope at Cardiff.
So, speed work after work tonight. Looking forward to it after a day of stats and data analysis. I know how to live!!!! Any ideas for mixing up the speed work?

Seejays Strollers

Posted: 08/09/2010 at 22:12
Nessie -pimms and new shoes - I like your style! Going to try Newtons for my next purchase on my consultant's advice. Could be interesting but I'll train up and give it a try...

Soup Dragon - I run alone for the same reason. I wasn't built for speed, just endurance. Nearest group is Quantock Harriers and I heard they're fast. Too much pressure mind you I'm sure the social side is great fun.

Seejay- heart rate monitor training is really useful and interesting but I can never keep up with my virtual partner! I think he/she takes performance enhancing drugs. Damn it's speedy stick legs.

Seejays Strollers

Posted: 08/09/2010 at 22:03
Hello! Didn't mean 'help all' on my last message. Predictive text. Meant to say hello all.
LBB - good luck for Chippenham. Mrs LBB did well at Bristol too I see.
Binx - I've just started a 6 week programme for Cardiff. Watch this space - work is getting in the way at the mo though. Speed work really helped me last year. Teaches you to push on when you're knackered.
Toby- what's Brighton like? Is it flat or hilly? My feet are pinned and on the mend now, but prone to swelling and a pin sticks out. I haven't quite got used to the sensation. X-ray pic to follow.


Seejays Strollers

Posted: 07/09/2010 at 22:52
Help all. Found thread. Hope you are well with no aches and pains. Will post soon with tales of broken feet and Cardiff training to remind you it could be worse!!!!
Ro

Bristol Half Marathon 2010

Posted: 07/09/2010 at 22:49
...and strollers on RW. So much correspondence...
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