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I "always" (ahem, apart from when I forget!) have an ID band on my arm these days.
Cheap - no real impact, but could help down the line!
Reg Wand said:
I don't get the ID band thing, unless you have special medical needs like, monkey AIDS or something, what's the point? It's not like finding a dog with no collar, oh this runner has no ID, we'll have to just take him to be destroyed, shame.
Reg Wand said:
Not much from me, just easy running. Off on a cycling weekend tomorrow but there's a storm on Saturday so I will probably bin the ride for a fell run. Anyone done the Big Cheese? It's in Cheddar surprisingly. When I ask that question I am only really looking at Jools! I was planning on following the route.
ID it Reg, even if it's writing "REG FROM SG THREAD" on you somewhere, and a contact number. Can save everyone some time.
To think we tick Pete off for messing about racing parkruns the day before actual target races, and there's Jools taking it to even sillier levels
Good luck Muddy - hit it hard. No zone below effort jobs talk, just a bigtime 2.45, or at least quicker than Phil Montague Jones's 2.50.
2.50! And there's me thinking if I did one i'd try and slip under 3hours. I'd never get away with it would I! Luckily I won't do one, as I've never once finished a long run and thought, "I fancied loads more there".
Even the "Big time" part of me, that loves a GSR, or bigger races doesn't get it.
Anyway, F OFF (work) today, so my little recent route for a 14miler.
7.05, similar to recent efforts.
300 feet or so worked in over miles 2-5 and mile 7, and then the payback from 10.5miles onwards with a gradual dip, then a 300 feet down. Before a flattish mile then done.
I think the hard work when you do that length run and have a day off, is to actually want to do anything else the rest of the day!
Even though I love racking up stats and races and all that, I don't think i'll ever get the parkrun obsession thing a lot of people have - where in all situations they just "have" to do one.
Probably a lot down to sat morns just feeling the last time of the week I want to either be up, or be working hard!
Do you see more value in doing these stop-start type sessions than just a tempo Ric?
Or even just longer reps at the race pace?
17 miler Ric? You don't half leap around with your running
Sorry to hear about your morning stiffness Bus. A few years ago I sort of locked my hamstrings attempting some Pilates stuff Lit had shown me a video on youtube of (ok, I did WAYYYY too much too soon, so my fault ), and they were super tight for about 6months. One day they just sort of eased. Hope you get some sort of similar magic (without the 6month thing!!)
Last Manchester game of the season. Best bit was the meet up with Big Pete. Not a vintage game, but I actually saw a United goal!!! But 2 wins in 10 games, with only 4 United goals is beyond jinx nonsense!
A guy on the metro up there was sporting his medal. A couple of oldies were annoyed he didn't give up the "Priority" seat, but I stood up for him saying in fairness, his need was greater today
Got chatting, and he'd done a 3.26, and something like a 3min negative split, so he's obvs got more to give. Let me examine the medal, and it's one huge tidy piece of kit.
Enough to make me want to do one? Behave son.
Muddy / Joe - two different ends of the marathon spectrum there!
Good sense in a difficult position there Muddy - I dare say a lot of people would have struggled it on to a point of total discombobulation. Then spent ages ruined. 15miles is still a tidy day's mileage as a worst case consolation!
Joe - pretty much to perfection that one! Some of the better lads from my lot were working off HM x2 +17-19m mins, and you've done x2 +8 or so! Built for longer disto - simple as that.
Saw a guy who it was only a few years ago at Staines that I was only say 45secs or so behind at 10k, doing his first half in 1hr 13, before what he calls a crumble - but still doing about 2.34! He's come on!!!
Ric - nice set of long runs. Going up to 20? Or is that now the peak, with Staines only 2 weeks off?
Our Endure 24 team of 8 was sorted, but today one guy has pulled out, as his mate booked a holiday clashing.
Just what the frig. This is a £72 entry job - and he booked it with us about 10months ago!
Well done Joe.I have my first ever DNF to report sadly. I was running a bit slower than pb pace and not feeling that good (running hot and cold) for the first 8 miles, then feeling worse as I went on. I decided to stop after 15 miles so as not to run myself into the ground. I tried a 'can I just get round?' much slower pair of miles but it was clear I would be suffering for no reason. Hopefully it's nothing serious and I am just under the weather. It truly is a walk/tube train of shame heading back to the baggage area though
The Bus said:
Before the race reports come in, quick update from me. Some progress on the back. mornings are still very stiff and painful, and sitting for any length of time is a no-no, but I'd eased up enough by early evening yesterday by walking and stretching to try an easy jog of 4.5M, running in a convoluted loop so as not to go too far from home. Today I was very stiff, until a lunchtime walk, but as the run yesterday seemingly had no ill effects, I chanced my arm with a ten. The run itself was fine, if slow, but I suspect I may pay for my optimism in the morning....