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Well done on the sprint and the marathon Andrew.
NV - Good luck for the sprint this weekend. As for yesterday's run I have moved my long run to a Thursday for now so that it doesn't interfere with the weekends too much. Just sticking around 14m for the long run for the moment as the plan doesn't start properly til 13/6 and I am just building, getting comfortable with the overall mileage. I am following the smartcoach option this time and its one of the nagging worries I have about it as there isn't really a midweek long run, it spreads the mileage across 3 of the runs pretty equally and when it gets to the peak weeks they are just all long eg 11,12,11, or 10,11,11, or 11,12,11. and on some of those weeks I also have either a 20 or 22m long run, I must say if I can survive the training I might actually enjoy the marathon.
Ms P - Hope you got out.
Well ankle area still hurts, but its nothing like it was. Im going to ice and rest today then go out for a gentle run tomorrow am. Im thinking just nurse it along for couple of weeks with gentle runs, till my half. Then if im hobbling after that......
Anyway Scotland was great. We went and looked round the control centre that handles all the aircraft movements when the planes leave the airports and are going on route to different places. The ammount of work and thinking etc that goes into there job is unreal. Oh and I had a couple of whiskies on my trip - I had too it would have been very rude not too
MissPiggy - Hope you manage to get out soon.,
Em - Well Done on the long run, gkad to see the elite have to take walk breaks too you do lots of miles so wouldn't worry about that. Glad you liked the jet flying, they are very noisy aren't they!
Andrew - Freckleton half is 19th of June and you have to be there about 1pm ish to collect your chip. Sounds like your doing really well with training and events. Well Done again on the marathon. Freck will be a breeze for you.
NV - Good Luck for the weekend. Im sure you will do great
Working this morning dont really feel like it but had a lazy day (in terms of work) yesterday, waiting for my neighbour to get back so that we can go out for our Friday run , no dogs in tow today!
This is the day where we add 10 minutes each week. Iwant to get on with it today as its quite warm and sunny, I know by the end of the run I will be wishing for snow!!
Do any of you guys do interval training on an exercise bike? I dont have treddie but I do have a Lifecycle, do you think a bike is good to do interval training on?
Hope you ankle gets better soon Claire.
I hope I can get a 14m run out of this tired old body one day Slow and old, I'm working on it.
Hope you have managed to dodge the sickness bug Miss P and been on your run.
Have a good day and weekend all.
No run yet but I have clocked up a good few miles walking the last couple of days which is something! Just been talking to my next door neighbour who said she did a 5k a few years ago but then nothing and needs to get back into it, so hopefully we can go training together...I will be running next week come hell or high water!
Am really impressed by everyone's committment. How long does it take to start enjoying it??!!
Please tell me running in the heat gets easier
I have just completed a rubbish 6.5 km run, did the same route last week and only added 1 km this week, I just cant seem to get any energy together when its hot, does it get easier or should I pray for winter?!
I just want to improve but today I dont feel like I can.
Sorry grump over
pray for winter sally, the heat is a real challenge. You can adjust to it a bit best thing to do it to make sure you are well hydrated before hand and wear light clothes - i only have 2 white tops so i need to get some more for the summer. But generally the heat does make it hard. go slower, and try to run early or late to avoid the heat if you can. S&O (assuming she's still about) used to live in Spain so may have some advice on how to deal with heat? I occasionally will soak my cap in cold water before going out if its very hot - that helps keep cool a bit, and i would take a frozen bottle or water, then just pour the nmelted bits over my head or rub the cold bottle on my face/wrists etc.
well I'm back! Only one exam left so i am able to take some time off from revision and do something else... i managed 9 horrible miles yesterday in the heat, HR was higher than expected but for a similar HR last week i was 20/30s mile slower so obviously some fitness is coming back. Av pace on the 9 was 8'49, with mile 8 being 8'40 and 9th being 8'35 which were the two fastest. Happy with that but completely destroyed at the end - didn't have any water along the way and wasn't properly hydrated to start with i don't think. Still, I made it. and now just dealing with some aches and whatnot - i can't wait until Tuesday 5:30pm when my exams will all be finished and then i will have myself a life again rather than studying all the time.
will read back and catch up...well I'll try
GGGRRRRR Just lost my post.
Im today, went for a run yesterday struggled in the heat, but nevermind. Whats getting to me is that im fine running but after my ankle really hurts, to the point im hobbling. Will be honest I cannot afford to go to a fizzy at the min, plus I dont want him to say no I cant run the half. I have been resting and putting ice on the area to calm it down. It feels like ive agrovatted the area. What sort of runs should I do in the next couple of weeks? I had done a 10.5mile run the other week but I had to walk parts as my knees had been really hurting from previous runs so I wanted to take it easy on them. I have a 2.5 mile loop from my house that is pretty flat, should I run loops of that?
Sally - How did the run go with out the dogs? I do Spin classes they are very good a great workout. Running in heat is tough, I did a hilly 17mile race in it earlier this year, I just fine its more about getting round the route rather than trying for a good time. As MD said slow down a bit, keep dehydrated etc. I do believe though you do get bit more used to running in it......
NV - I had a couple of whiskies in Scotland, nothing like a proper good whisky. Hope the race has gone/goes well today!
Andrew - Yep hope to see you there on 19th! Any problems with directions etc just give me a shout.
MissPiggy - Great Stuff on all the walking, it will help. Good plan with your neighbour you can both work together. As NV said it does seem tough at first but then you do get to enjoy running. I love going out first thing Sunday morning, its great, its quiet and just loose yourself in the running. Cant wait till I can get back to that.
MD - Hi Glad to see your still running, hope the exams are going ok.
Good evening all, just back from a week away and this thread has moved on leaps and bounds (as usual). I had a great week, went for a couple of runs on Islay (past the Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroig distilleries, sound familiar Claire?? ) and generally had a great time. Only put on a pound in weight too which I am really happy about.
Btw, welcome to the newcomers to the thread (I still consider myself a newcomer)! I have just finished week 7 of the C25K programmeand enjoyed it from about week 3 or so (sorry I can't remember who asked).
NV - Congrats on the race!
Will catch up with everything else tomorrow, got a grumpy dog to walk!
Well done NV sounds like it went really well.
MD6 - Good to see you back.
Claire - boo to the ankle, can it be your shoes, I have a slight problem with one of my ankles (a non running injury) and I find that if I don't wear supportive enough shoes (normal ones, not just running ones) I notice it, its one of the reasons I always get the trainers I have because they are quite stiff round the ankle and give it support.
Sally - I find in hot weather you need to give yourself time to acclimatise and don't expect too much the first couple of times out if its really hot , take water and have small sips frequently, wear less clothes but make them loose and wicking, avoid the really hot parts of the day, early morning is the best I think. But if you are in the UK you can bet it won't last too long, which actually makes it worse because just as you are getting used to it you hit a cold snap!
Grant - Glad you had a good holiday.
Hi Nick and welcome.
Ms P hope you got out for a run.
The weekend was mixed for me, took an extra day off this week because I was feeling unwell so no run Sat, ran 7.79m on Sunday so managed 36.79 for the week, slightly less than I wanted but I am on the mend and hope to have a good week this week.
Sorry if I missed anyone....happy running all.
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Good race this morning. Pretty windy and overcast, so the bike was hard work at times. Had a reasonable race all round. Swim 9:10, T1 1:07, Bike 44:43, T2 0:58, Run 22:10. Was 6th in AG in the end. I would have needed to find another 2 mins for 5th, and nearly 6 mins for 3rd, so I'm pretty happy that I finished as well as I could have. A few more weeks of 10 mile TTs and I'll shave a bit more off the bike at Canterbury in July.
6th...WTF? Seriously? Outstanding result NV mate, really good,. A few more TT's and some speed in T1 (not that there;s much to gain there tbh) and you will be at the pointy end in no time. What race was it? I think that I might be in for Canterbury (assuming my shoulder holds out when i swim later this week...then you can toast me on the swim bike and probably be finished on the run before i get started ... i miss training. And yep, i can't wait for myalst exam to be over - from tomorrow night i will be freefrom uni until September (unless i fail anything and then i'll need to study for the resits...)
Em, hope you're feeling better - was it a cold or something?
Hi all - hope you all had a good weekend.
Thanks for the advice re running in heat, I'm glad I'm not the only one that finds it difficult.
Not much chance of running in the sunshine today, its raining on and off a quite chilly, got wet walking the dog this morning, will get wet again running with the dog this afternoon! Such is life
Claire how is your ankle? Any improvement?
The run without the dogs was OK just too hot for me, didnt add as much distance on as I would have liked.
Back to the normal 5km run with the dogs today. Hope mine behaves himself!
well done nick, i like running in the rain - helps keep cool, comfy and stops the lips and mouth drying out too much
NV i have no bike fitness at the moment. did a half hour turbo the other day - mostly Z2 one interval and i was toast. Felt a bit sick and had to get off. I'm not sure what happened, as i was getting back into the intervals on there a while back but ater being unwell a little while ago i haven't been able to get going for more than 30 mins...i'd probably still have the power for that, then limp rather listlessly around the last bit of the course. Run would be ok i guess... never fear though, as i don't think i can afford to do Canterbury at the moment, the travel and accom costs rule it out as my dad's away that week so can't stay with him. never mind, i've accepted this year is going to be a complete cluster wrt races. I've entered 3 and started none so far... i may just make it to the windfarmer in September - but that depends on if i need to resit any of my year end exams...
Well done Nick, I find it better to run in the cooler weather and rain.
Just got back from my daily 5K, sun came out just as we got back!
It was around 24 degrees here on Friday and humid Andrew, I really dont do well in heat, Saturday is a rest day from running (just get to walk the dog for 2 1/2 hours! Sunday is also a rest day not that it was much of a rest for me .......I spend the whole day digging and weeding the garden!
Dont know about you but if there is a breeze or its windy its always in front of me pushing me back never behind me pushing me forward