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Glad it helped...........Thats what this thread is all about ...... helping peeps out....... where we can.....
Right now to put that kettle on as I have another 5&1/4 hrs to do .....Have a good weekend everyone.Will be in Canterbury next weekend if anyone will be there.
Saturday morning - lovely sunny day outside and I'm at work
I hope everyone else is making full use of the nice weather. Thanks for the tips on the intervals. Hopefully I will put some of them into practice tomorrow. *Goes off to google nearest park with a football pitch*
Wasn't it just? A pretty good day for a Parkrun PB by nearly a minute too
*waves to Rio*
Rod, no the golfing laydees really weren't joking. I'm thinking I might lay a hash through there, though
Hope it goes quick Suze. I'm working all next weekend - stupid hours, got to be there at 8am both days, and maybe if I'm lucky I'll get away by 4. If it goes well it will be quite a laugh, but there's a few major stressy things behind the scenes that could make it look like one of my omlettes! If anyone's near Letchworth and fancies a bit of foodie fun, give the frazzled looking woman with a mobile phone clamped to her ear a shout:
Jenni - yep Jude's a wrong 'un. Somehow they always are, another Leon if you ask me
I'm off to get seriously sozzled in Surrey, have good weekends all
Hash I really wish I was near Letchworth next weekend. Food festival sounds fantastic!! Unfortunately we're in Brum for the weekend though, so completely the wrong direction. Rubbish!!! Well done on your PB yesterday
Are you off today Suze? Hope yesterday at work wasn't too painful. I'm on call today. Some of the guys are in and I'm expecting some panic phone calls because they've forgotten how to do something on the new system, despite them having a huge amount of training for what's a very simple task *rant*
Haven't run this weekend as yet, but I was a bit achy yesterday after a hilly XC with running club on Friday. Loved it! I shall get out later, but have food shopping, grand prix & lunch to deal with first. Hopefuly the weather will hold out, but if not then at least I get to wear my posh VLM jacket
Hope everyone who's running today has a lovely one
Hi All, Bridget that was a good run are you ntraining for anything at the mo?
Hash good PB.
A nice late finish for me last night after the gig IU did, around 3 when I got to bed and had to get some stuff ready for work so it was 1230 before I could run.
10 miles 1.32.50 av pace 9.17
splits 2.5 miles @ 9.1`7
2.5 miles @ 9.18
2.5 miles @ 9.19
2.5 miles @9.13
It was pretty hot out there it showed around 20 driving home.
I think I am tired after the efforts of VLM, i suppose we all show it in different ways the last mile or 2 felt hard but then it was hot and it was a late night.
Also I need to get my pace to that sort of time now, if it had been say 9.45 it would have been more comfortable . No HR readings as I am yet to replace the lost strap for the Garmin.
I took one gel after 10K that is one thing I havn't missed since London, they are pretty vile tasting really
Good going Bridget
Rod, that's a cracking pace as it stands, although I know you're normally pretty speedy anyway. How are you feeling now, a few hours later? I've just realised I can say all sorts of stuff I haven't been able to for the last few months, wayhey Re what you said about gels I wouldn't touch that Lucozade muck with a bargepole, which is why I turned up to Pink's run in March with a barrow-load of the stuff. What's the point of trying to eat healthy in the rest of my life and then stuffing my body with acidic, tooth-rotting artificial chemical gloop when it comes to running? Oooooh it's nice being out of the spotlight
Just winding down from a mad weekend - parkrun yesterday, then hoofed off to saaaf London for a 25th wedding anniversary do. Danced the night away I'm just a teenage dirtbag baby - even if I am 47 on Tuesday - hoofed out of there on the first train, got back a minute before the hashers set off, 6 miles trundled through fields, chickens sorted, showered and finally flopped down and lit the fire, with the promise of Sunday roast later in the shape of a particularly scrummy looking joint of roast beef. If anyone phones I may turn quite unreasonable....
Blouse is seriously unwell, manflu with a cough that just won't shut up. Don't think he's slept since about Wednesday
Hash sounds like you have had a good if busy weekend
The gels are pretty yuk, I am an SIS boy have never tried the Lucozade ones, maybe the whole lot of them have us fooled..........
I feel not too bad 3 hours after my run, yesterday was a long day, I think the heat got to me a bit. I am realising today I am an ordinary 52 year old bloke trying to look after my health the best I can not an elite athlete as such
I will have the roast later too and a couple of well earned beers I think.
It is amazingly only 3 weeks since VLM so much seems to have happened, I'm pleased to have run 10 miles thats for sure.
I hope Blouse is feeling better soon,
actually Bridget the jelly beans are ok, those recovery bars taste ok but I always make a sandwich and have a banana after a run.
what was nice about today was that it was a "normal" training run where I just took the water belt and the one "token" gel rather than worry about having this at 3 miles and that at 6 etc!
Sorry Rod I forgot to answer your question about if I was training for anything.
I have actually got round to entering yet but the plan is the South Downs marathon in 4 weeks time. Having not done much in April for long runs I've done 10, 11.25, 15.1. Plan for 20 next weekend then a road half and finally an off road half before hand.
I like that Bridget"Oh I'll just enter a marathon" sometimes the best way though, with all the hype and excitement of VLM it sort of became a massive deal to those who did it, come the day when I was in that pen it was really just like any other race untill about 2 yards over the start line when the crowd participation started You do seem strong on the long runs so I reckon you will do well.
I am looking forward to the Bedford 6 I hope I can get a reasonable time .
Okay I quite liked the jelly beans as well
I'm supposed to be doing the Brandon Forest half on the bank holiday weekend, but it seems a bit of a leap from the 6ish milers I'm doing at the moment. I suppose I should really knock it on the head, but on the other hand the thought of sending back another race number is too depressing for words.
Just plodding around gently and treating it as an LSR isn't an option in reality, I know how I'll be on the day.
Bloomin' miles from you Rod, but if you fancy it then that doesn't half sound like a good plan:
Also it's a two lap course, so you could nag me into stopping half way if it all went pear shaped. What about you, though, wouldn't you want to do it in a time you could do, which would be a hell of a lot faster than my ploddy pace?
Guess what's waiting for you at the end in the cool bag in my car
I got it Hash a Lucozade Sport Body fuel
Love it Lostkat
Blimey, how quick?!
Hash, I was quite suprised at the speed... I had a rum truffle at lunchtime. Maybe they're the fuel of my future marathon training runs
Aww Thanks Hash, yes Lostkat that is fast may be a 5 miler but that is quick.
If this was still the sub 4.30 thread we would be promoting you to the sub 4