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Aargh - just pressed something and lost my post.
Well to recap
Ms P - That picture of a runner made me laugh, thank goodness for me runners come in all shapes, sizes and abilities or else i would be in trouble.
Spacegirl and norfolklass - Hi, glad that you are joining us, love to hear about how you are getting on.
Claire - How did the runners work out? Hope the pain has gone.
NV - Running always makes me feel better too, any new goal taking your fancy?
Well i nearly bailed out of my run on Sat, the weather was mixed again, hail, rain, wind but I decided that is the slippery slope so i pulled myself together and went out 7m and it was surprisingly enjoyable despite the weather, nothing like the feeling of satisfaction of knowing I could put a little tick on my training plan! Sunday got out for 3m at a faster pace although the watch gave up the ghost at 2m so no idea what the last mile was but reckon it was probably about the same as the others. So that brings the total for the week to 38m so I am getting towards my target and feeling pretty good. Also I have lost another 1lb which is not to be sniffed at. Running club tonight all being well.
Happy running all.
Ouch Claire hope you are better today, well done for keeping going!
I went to the running club last night, ran there, ran, then ran a bit back to make 7.5m in less time than it took me to run 7m on Sat, no wind makes a big difference. Today is always difficult for fitting in a run but I am determined to get it in 7.5m no excuses.
I am also really pleased as I dug out an old pair of trousers and although the numbers on the scales don't agree the trousers say I am less - if that makes sense.
Well Ive decided Im resting for a couple of days now. Went out and did the slowest run ever for me! My miles were 10.50min miles and I was only doing about 6miles. It just felt like I had nothing in me to keep going. So taking couple of days to recharge the batteries and help the aches and pains go away.
Still I did just over 80miles this month which for me is pretty good. So I am happy with that, just need to find where my energy has gone.
Em - Sounds great! Well done for running to and back from the running club.
NV - Yeah Im hoping its just something like that and everything will stop hurting. Which is the one in the Lake District? The Challenge Vichy sounds good especially if its pretty flat. Sounds like you had a good training weekend and a good week planned.
Well the best news is im officially entered into City2Surf thanks to my lovely sister and brother in law, it is my birthday pressie from them this year. I know they are a couple weeks early telling me, but im not bothered. It seems that we are all doing it. Kind of feel like the pressure maybe on here is it going to be a race between us all or will I end up running it with my sister. Guess find out on race day.
Fab news Claire, you lucky thing I would love to run a race with my sister but unfortunately she is a couch potato who hates exercise so no chance, I have tried and failed to convert her so many times it has become a bit of a family joke. I agree with NV it can take a couple of weeks for new runners to bed in, I am sure that a couple of days rest will do you good, you have been doing alot of racing and training lately.
NV - Yes the 6 hour drive would put me off too, I am sure the hills wouldn't pose any problems for you. The iron man sounds good too. I don't mind the cold/wet weather too much, in fact I actively prefer it to the horrible heat and I really love that I can go out at anytime of the day and at this time of the year am not confined to getting up at 6am to run.
Crossing my fingers I can manage to get out today.
I managed to get out last night and do my run 7.5m, glad I squeezed it in as the weather was perfect yesterday evening, sunny, blue skies, dry, hardly any wind. Today it is raining so I am glad it is a rest day for me.
I get really confused by kilometres and do everything in miles.
Paul L - I am a terrible plodder so I admire your time targets, are you following any particular plan to try and achieve them?
NL - Hope your thighs feel better, walking on sand is pretty hard work!
NV - What do you mean "proper cyclists" you cycled round Ireland practically - you are a proper cyclist!
Happy running to all
Claire - oh no hope its not shin splints....
Paul - +1 to what Claire said, sounds like you are doing great.
Its my fourth week since starting to run again.
We go out 4 times a week and the route is around 4.58 km long, we normally take about 40 minutes but thats because we have our dogs with us and we are putting them on and off leads etc, my dog can go AWOL sometimes and I have to go get him back which adds to our time.
Once a week we go out without them and do a 5.5 km run which we intend to add 10 minutes to every week.
My main aim is to lose weight.
Run further every week.
Maybe one day do a marathon!
Overall just enjoy being out and about.
Ms P - I know what you mean I have those weeks too.
NV - 5K intensity over 10M you are a glutton for punishment.
Sally - Hi I love being out and about as well, its one of the best things about running.
I did my long run, 14m and it really felt like it. Have alot of non running stuff on my mind and stomach cramps this morning so I think that didn't help. It was also bloomin windy in places but apart from that the weather was perfect, sunny, blue skies etc. I felt like giving up in a couple of places and even had a couple of w*** breaks in the last 2 miles but I kept going so feel like I have trained my mental muscles! The best bit was that a fighter jet flew right over my head - and I mean right over so low I could see the markings on the underside of the plane, then the noise nearly shattered my eardrums, and of course my first instinct was to wave! Then it banked off and climbed vertically into the sky I felt like I was having my own private airshow. I saw a few more passes at a higher level then I think they must have gone back home for elevenses! Definitely the highlight of my day.
Anyway enough babbling on, happy running all