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Just not long back.
Off to work soon again
Cold and frosty morning up here.
NW: 1 owl, 1 cat, 1 fox,
Kate: All the best for tomorrow.
I loved Kingsman, Gobi - awesome film.
Gym (shoulder stuff, deadlifts, bench) and yoga today. Planning to run tomorrow but I have some DOMS following squatting yesterday. See how it goes.
Good luck, Kate!
Morning all - not sure how well today is going to go, had very poor prep yesterday. Nice SOC run and swim, then out for some coaching on the bike, as I need to get faster. Deraillieur snapped on the way home so I walked a couple of miles in bike shoes whilst Mr F headed off to get the car and rescue me. not the best for feet, or for fuelling so could be a bit of a slow one today. It's looking chilly today too, so wrap up runners and riders.
Working again today/
Rest Day but been out walking Geordie
GNW: 1 owl, 2 robin red breasts sitting on our fence singing away, 1 cat and 2 cyclists
Coffee and catch up time.
Now put to the kettle on
Morning kate and all the very best for today.
hope you have all got over your various illnesses - I am better now. I wasn't exactly in top shape for Barcelona, but did it anyway! I was surprised that a big city half didn't have slower or charity runners, there were all really fast! No crowd either, it was a bit weird. Glad I did it, the weather was lovely and we had a great week out there. It is horribly cold here now we are back. Didn't do much other running while we were there, i was still coughing and sneezing and feeling a bit rough so just had a week of lots of sleep and relaxing with family basically
Kate - hope today goes well
Well Iwas up at 5 this morning and ran a steady 5. Completed it in 41.50. Now I have entered this challenge I will try and push myself. Not enjoying the cold mornings I feel about as flexible as a sticklebrick lol
Glad you had a good time, maths.
Not up too early (well, I was up early - but I didn't go out to run until just after 8) but I did 8.2 miles. Nice to see crocii coming out, and a thrush, and chased a fox up the road. Slow for me (a smidge under 1:25) - average 10:20. Last mile was just under 11 min/mi but that was probably because I got a poop stitch. Thank god I wasn't far from home.
Managed to get in a longish (14 mile) run today before the weather turned nasty. Loads of dog walkers out plus ramblers and military personnel on exercises.
NW 3 deer, 2 swans, 1 horse, chickens, sheep, highland cattle.
Evening all - marathon done, 2 x 5.30 hugs, and a lot of his grumbling. 4.20 which is fine on a hard, and windy, hailing and raining course. Steve Way, Jez Bragg and Martin Yelling out for a run, I didn't trouble any of them. Cal, sounds like you're back running well. Gobi, more crashes, look after yourself. Nice work on the half MC, and long run Chris. Welcome along Mark, I'd be happy to run that quickly as a sticklebrick.
Good job, Kate! I was lucky to get sun this morning - it's pissing down now! Should hopefully be dry for my Tuesday run - rain starts midday according to the forecast.
Spin tomorrow and some weights. I'm still hurting from yesterday - even my forearms.
Morning you lot
Off out with Geordie, back later to catch up.
We are firm believers of running first thing as it's a great way of starting the day. The easiest way we have found is to incorporate a run into your commute to work. If you get the train/tube/bus maybe get off a few stops before your destination and run the rest of the way. If you are worried about showing, check local gyms, some will let you use their facilities at a small cost.
I wish I could, but the earliest train into London for me is 5.45 so far too late to get in a decent run at the other end, and I'd be a packhorse with the amount of stuff I have to lug around.
no soc for me today but spin and insanity this evening
Run and swim tonight, lots of foot cramp but 3K swum. MC, is this the start of the Insanity workout DVDs?
kate - no, they do a class at the local leisure centre. It is the same thing, but just a weekly class. I don't really get on with doing dvds at home!
Morning all - turbo and weights this morning, track tonight, so far so light and sunny, lovely.
Squats, spin and yoga yesterday.
Run today and I am very pleased to report that my mojo has returned! I still have some residual phlegm but I'm otherwise feeling good.
I was awake at 2.30 this morning but, after a cup of tea and a read, I made myself go back to sleep (this at 4am) so when I woke up again it was the unholy late hour of 6.45am. So no SOC today but a more sane 9.30am run in the lovely spring sunshine.
As soon as I started running I knew I was in much better shape so I pushed it and did a couple of mile intervals:
NB Tooting Common is pretty flat, so uphills and downhills are not steep. Went like this:
1. 9:52.3 (medium effort, uphill followed by flat)
2. 9:10.3 (hard effort, mostly uphill)
3: 9:37.6 (medium effort, mostly downhill followed by flat)
4: 9:23.8 (hard effort, uphill)
5. 9:47.5 (medium effort, mixture of slight downhill, flat and slight uphill)
Last half mile was recovery at 10:22 pace.
Overall time: 5.52 miles in 53:12.4, average pace 9:39. Very pleased with that after the slow slog of Sunday's 8 miler.
More crocii today - won't be long before I see daffs and blossom. Yay!
cal - good to hear you are feeling better - have you got a 2 week half term?
first soc for a while for me, it was mild and drizzly and I just did a slow 4 miles to stretch my legs out really
No, just one, but I'm part time - I work Wed - Fri so Mondays and Tuesdays are off.
ooh that must be nice, apart from possibly spending your days off marking!
Ah well, the thing about teaching PE is that there's no marking. Reports and planning and arranging sports competitions, yes - but no marking.
Sounds like you're doing will Cal. Track tonight, 3 x 1200/400, clear starry sky out there, legs almost complying with instructions.
Cold and frosty one here today.
Just off out, back later