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Stupid question i know!!!

Posted: Yesterday at 18:48

I have 3 kids and work PT and run 5-6 times a week. I actually find it easier now that I run on most days as there's the assumption that I need to squeeze a run it at some point in the day. I run with my club on 2 evenings of the week (one quite late so OH does the childcare and on the other evening I go to track while one kid does football and the older kid looks after youngest. At the weekends I generally do parkrun on a Saturday (take OH and 1-2 kids if they fancy or they stay in bed), then on a Sunday I try and get out quite early while everyone is still in bed. It gets easier as kids get older (teenagers spend a lot of the weekend in bed) and can look after themselves. But I agree with what has been said run while kids are doing activities. I'd also add that it's good for your children to see that sports are important for adults too - I see lots of parents who spend their lives ferrying kids from one activity to the next but not doing any sport themselves.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:30

Blimey BR, I'll have whatever your taking, you have silly amounts of energy! Good to see the swimming is improving, looks like you'll have a great Iron Man.

Forgot to comment on Macca's PB, just brilliant and must be so satisfying to dip under 19 mins.

Scott - yes I heard the female winner is engaged to a cyclist, I think this has added to many questioning her huge improvement in her 10k time, which is unfair. Although apparently she beat her 3k and 5k PBs in yesterday's 10k race!! You should definitely try and run it next year. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:23

Congratulations Shades, that's another great sign that your training is going well at the moment. You seem to be reaping all the rewards. That's odd about the calf, is it a shin splints kind of pain or different? Could it be something that a sports massage might help with? Good that the pain killers helped though.

Cal - definitely take the PB whatever the Garmin says!!

Lovely pic Big G, thanks for sharing that. You're club looks really friendly and supportive. I hope your friend is OK.

Had a great night at the 'Night of the 10,000 PBs' last night at Parliament Hill track. Decided to go as it was free and only about 40 mins drive away. They had quite a few races on, but we just went for the mens and womens ones which were being used for Rio qualifiers. It was such a great atmosphere with samba dancers, lots of London Pride beer and music pumping out. We watched from lane 3 (after the first 2 laps) so you were really close to the athletes. There was a Welsh crowd next to us who were quite drunk - one of them had a sister in the women's race and they were v excited! They ended up dancing in the middle bit of the track in their onesies! Next to them were Steve Way, Martin Yelling and Tom Williams. Managed to get a picture with Dave Bedford who was there, he gave out the medals at the end, including trophies to some of the London Marathon winners. 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 12:19

Scott - we were at the Highgate track last night for the Night of the 10,000m PBs. It was a great atmosphere - plenty of London Pride, Brazilian dancers, drunk Welsh supporters in onesies and music pumping out everywhere! After the first couple of laps of each race they moved the barriers forward so we were supporting in lane 3. It was a shame that none of the men met the time and was also sad to see Jo Pavey slipping back after halfway. We were near Steve Way who was supporting with Martin Yelling and Tom Williams. But more importantly I got a pic with Dave Bedford! There was a bit of confusion at the end as it was announced that Jess Andrews wasn't eligible for a GB medal as she lives abroad, but I presume she is still OK to go to Rio.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 15:14

Good luck Shades and to Kenny this weekend. Also, I hope you have a great turnout and post race meal for Claire's race tomorrow, Big G. So great that this has become an annual event.

Well done on the parkrun Ian, I see you are now hooked! We did one this morning. My OH ran with my 9 yo and decided not to use a watch. OH got a PB of 24 something and 9 yo ran 23:15 which is only about 10 secs off his PB so both pleased. I ran 19:28, 8 secs faster than last week so pleased with that and was 1st lady. Not sure I'm brave enough to run with a watch but I'd like to try! Thinking of going to the 'Night of the PBs' tonight, a 10,000m track race for the Rio qualifiers as it's free to watch and not to far away.

Old marathon results

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 13:55

Christopher - all the London Marathon results, back to 1981 are in the millionth finisher website.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 08:17

HA77 - the only reason I looked at Kelly's data was that she's the only other person I have Garmin data for. But she happend to be the same height and ran pretty much the same time as me at VLM. Just thought it was interesting how long a stride she has.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:48

Ha! I can't sprint. We did some 100m reps a couple of weeks ago and I could barely get out of breath because I'm incapable of going that fast (although my legs still ached for about 4 days). In contrast the guy I was partnered with was far ahead for each one and seemed properly out of breath.


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:17

That's interesting Lit, you have a really high cadence and your stride length is also longer than mine. Explains why you are so speedy. Looked up my stride length from track tonight and it was 1.31 for 1000m so I need to work at getting nearer that. Wish it was that simple!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:28

That must be a relief AWC, hope you can get back into regulat running for the summer.

Two minutes off your 10k PB is pretty impressive Madbee, especially only a few weeks after the marathon.

Mennania - how do they decide what your stride length should be? You prompted me to have a look at mine on Garmin Connect. In the VLM mine was only 1.15 (cadence 195). In contrast Kelly Holmes (who is the only person I follow in Garmin and happens to be the same height) had a average stride of 1.32 (cadence 168). 

Track tonight - 1x400m, 4x1000m, 1x400m.

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