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Stevie G said:
How many people are posting from your account Ric?!😱
Reg Wand said:
Maybe Colin can come out of hiding to calm things down.
Yep, certainly can't knock a 30m bit of fundraising! You have to trust that goes to the right place though.
Some nice exploring action by the look of those miles and elevations Jools.
When I was "preparing" for my tempo on Tue after a 4mile warm up, I looked round in the field I'd nipped into, and noticed an undulating trail into the distance. I might have a little wander on a run next week, even if it's just a mile out and back. See where it goes, and no I won't be using a map Bus
Today is more the sort of day you have to watch on furlough I think...only got out at about 11.30 or so, and then post bath just had a "quick" semi nap, and now suddenly it's 4pm
Still...for those interested in the Stevie G training course thread subplot...will book at least one more soon
That's one particularly bad and totally flukey thing to happen Bus!
Probably doesn't help that running trainers seem to get flimsier in the box end then ever before.
My monster big toe always caused a bit of a hole eventually, but in these current "Knit" Wave riders, there's a small hole threatening 250miles in!
Yes I only clapped for Col. Tom tonight. You know my feelings on the whole matter from a few days ago. Suffice to say I will not be clapping next week!
Matt - hard to know what to do at the moment - speed stuff off as there's no track season - and building base for the winter season that's months away.
SG - Liking the Garmin just to tell me the distances I'm doing and pace. And did some measuring tonight of the square field (just 5metres over 1k) and the path around the lake (nearly exactly a mile!) sorted! Just what I wanted it for...no need to join Strava
On that powerpoint course, someone mentioned watching a presentation once where someone had used the sound effect of applause on every click! Woke people up apparently.
10 today, with 8x90sec effort, 90sec jog.
For some variety I wanted to see what it'd be like doing the effort parts running up the slight incline of the old Wycombe half marathon route between Bourne End and Wycombe.
Only talking 20-30 feet per mile stuff, so you feel like it's flat, but that builds over a few miles for sure.
Instead of a customary dull out and back, I decided to get to the peak of the old Wyc height, and back down and then start the efforts.
Treadaway hill is damn steep, but only about 0.5mile, but I did that a week or so ago, so up through some woods for a slightly less steep version, but longer, and to be honest a fair bit slower, as even on max elevation, the woods sapped a bit.
Eventually down the massive steep Chapman lane and on, and 4.5mile warm up done.
It "Felt" like I did the first couple of reps around 5.40 sort of mix, and then they gradually slowed a bit until the last one pepped up.
But looking at the watch after, all 8 have come out at 0.26miles, and thus 5.46.
I suspect there's some sort of lack of variation thing at play here, as it seems very odd they'd all be the same. Maybe some sort of round up versus a roundown thing?
May just have been looking at the current pace at different times, or maybe the first few weren't into wind, as the wind was stronger later on..
But anyway, served the purpose it needed to, and I had "that" feel near the end of rep 8, where you feel like the stomach is going to blow. But doesn't and no "Number 2" needed since, so just an exertion thing I think.
The watch showed the whole run was something like 1.11.30 which was interesting to be slower than "normal" 10s at one pace, but I suppose you add in the real trudge woods mile in the 830s plus very slow jog recovery, and a couple of laces tied up and it's clear.
What I didn't realise, although it now sounds silly, is that "Moving time" is a literal "Moving". I'd presumed it was a "watch running" thing.
I'd stopped to do my laces a couple of times outside of the reps, and also was down on my haunches for a bit after rep 8, but hadn't stopped the watch.
Can probably turn that off, but either way not a big thing. But just shows in effect there's no odds between stopping your watch or not for a pee or a laces job.
Or like one of the Dashers a regular unexplained 10-20mins difference!
Nice little progression there Matt.
Take it easy Simon. Don't force it.