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Hi everyone, hope you're all doing well
Since I last posted, I've managed two runs, with no adverse stomach problems whatsoever I have developed a bit of a tight right hamstring which comes on about halfway through the run and painful quads at the end of the run. Last night's run was slightly better and I guess it's just the body's way of telling me it hasn't run in a while. Plenty of pre and post run stretching with some Biofreeze massage in between and I'm sure the aches and pains will disappear. Anyway, the detail.....Saturday's run was 4 miles in 34:04 (ave 8:31) and last night's was 4.5 miles in 39:36 (ave 8:48).
SeeJay, I feel the same as you now......get the mileage in the bag. I'm not aiming for a time and as I'm running Bristol in memory of my Father-in-Law, I just want to make sure I finish. Sorry to hear about Silverstone. I did think of you and wondered how you were coping!
Ffran, the wedding was a nice quiet affair, just what we wanted . The weather could have been better, but in saying that, the bride looked stunning and the groom scrubbed up ok considering . After the ceremony, which included just parents and children, we headed back to our local and spent the next few hours with our extended family and close friends. An early night was followed by an early start the next morning, two weeks of very decent weather in Menorca. I'll try and post a pic of the happy couple on the day!
Happy running everyone!
All good here ffRAN. Still plodding away.
We are off to Manorbeir in the caravan this weekend.
Seejay sorry to hear sliverstone was a wash out
CB i hope the niggles sort them self out
waves to ffRAN and Running Kev
had a rest day yesterday will be cycling into work and back tonight as i need to be i early and the wife has the car and as it's a 6 mile round trip i am counting that as my training for today have to be in early on Thursday as well but will run to work as the wife will be in a position to drop the car off so i can drive home
nessie sorry your not well again get well soon
bike ride into work was lovely sun was out but boy did i think i was in for a soaking on the way home the heavens opened for about an hour last night it was torrential fortunately for me by the time i had to come home it had stop and dried up so kept dry on the way home as well
I used to suffer from IBS when I wa younger Ness - you have my sympathy.
I have just bought a new shed for my bike rather than having to move 2 cars in the drive to open the garage door. Hopefully that way I will get a bit more cycling done as well.
Off to the Cricket in Sophia Gardens (Cardiff) at 3:30pm - hope the rain stays off.
well the run to work went ok Yesterday got a little soggy but had a change of at clothes at work and with a swill using the sinks in the toilets felt ok left the house about 3pm and was in work 29 minutes later not the quickest run but not bad
The wife dropped the car off as promised which i was glad off as it turned into a long all day never left work till 4am making it 12 and a quarter hour day
It’s our 27thwedding anniversary today to may shame had to call in the 24 ASAD to get a card and present as i had totally forgotten about it until i opened a card from my sister
ffRAN don’t mean to be rued but i always think you have to be some kind of nutter to want to a triathlon
Thanks for the congrats
Kev, have a good time in Manorbier, Pembrokeshire is a lovely part of the country!
Ness, sorry to hear you're suffering. I've not experienced it myself but I can sympathise as my daughters suffer similar, one's gluten intolerant and the other is coeliac
Ffran, I really don't know where you get all your energy from
I almost forgot this was a running forum After the recent niggles, I ran with a friend last night who's just starting out so I thought it would be a good idea to run at his pace. 3 miles in 29 mins (ave 9:40) was just what I needed. No tight hamstring and no painful quads. I've learnt a lesson, I'm going to ease down on the pace until my legs are back into this running malarky! 5 miles planned tomorrow
Have a good weekend everyone!
Nessie, so sorry to hear you are having another bout of IBS, I know it knocks you for six!!! Wish all these clever well paid chemists and scientists would find a cure of at least some way to ease it!!!!
Toby, still going well, I must agree about the Triathalon, I do however have a lot of respect for those who do!!!!!
Ffran, you are getting so quick, I canot believe how fast you are running these days, well done, its great to see it!!!!
Kev, how was the cricket???
Chris, sometimes its a really good move to ease down and build up again. I had that problem a few years ago at the gym, just didnt seem to be improving at all. I dropeed the number of exercises and duration for a week or two and lo and behold my pace started to come back to me. Good luck anyway.
Well another tough run tonight, still running rounds Greville Smyth ark but doing a figure of 8 that includes some tough inclines. Good quick run tonight, 3.03 in 28:13, thats an average of 9.19 so really pleased. Next week I will start to increase my flat distance round the harbourside, will let you know how I get on. Off to Bideford this weekend on my motorbike for a rideout on Sunday. Hoping the weather is dryish for my run down, forecast says no!!!!!! Have a great weekend everyone.
Should have done 9 yesterday but what with the 12hr day and then not sleeping well was just to tiered so never got around to it so went to the park run this morning never went for a time ran with the wife she also has 5 miles to do to morrow so will go out with her to make up for missing the 9 on Friday
went out for a run with O/H today she was only meant to be doing 5 miles as her training for the Cricklade H/M has now kicked off but we decided to do our 3.2 mile route that we used to run when training for the Bristol 10k which takes in the docks and as it was a lovely day in the end she decided to run it twice making just over 6 miles
the Bristol triathlon was on today so we got to see parts of the cycling and runners as we trotted past as we got back to the end of the second time around i still felt ok so while O/H went into the ASDA to get some drinks i ran the loop again to make it 9 miles which is what i should have done on Friday
I think I've cracked it......I pretty much did what most of you have suggested and just eased back. Last Thurday's run proved as much and so I started out on Saturday's run a bit slower and it worked 5.25 miles in 46:34 (ave 8:52). I was pleased to finish with no adverse reactions whatsoever! Running again tonight.
Sorry It's such a short post, only I'm really pressed for time. Will look back over all your posts soon. Hope you're all ok!
CB glad the run went well great Avg pace as well
nessie glad your feeling better and well done on entering the Bristol H/M
ffRAN great training as always sound like you had a great time i can never work who's a cousin or nephew or niece
Yeah Nessie, back to good old Bristol Half!!! So good you are feeling better, we will be practically starting together as I am about similar level in training, actually you are probably ahead of me as I still havent done a 10K yet!!!! You have just as much determination as anyone else on here if not more. You work so hard and still manage to find time to train, you are such an inspiration!!!!!
Ffran, yes I am doing Cardiff 10K and Swansea 10K, I hope I can be nearly as quick as last year but it may be too big a task!!! Ffran, the thoughts of running 13 miles scares me at the moment but hopefully in a month or so I will fell differently. You are realy running so well this year, it is so good to se you running so well.
Toby, well done but dont let little setbacks like missing a planned run knock you back, you will pick it up again just like you did and you are back on track again. Timing is not really that important, you already are running big distances and it now only a case of building stamina and spped which will come with training!!!
Chris, so glad to hear your great news, as Ffran says, initally increase your distance slowly until you see if it is staying away and then you can start to push. Funny things our bodies, we think we are doing everthing right and suddenly we are actually doing everything wrong!!!!! Anyway, keep up the good work, we will get a Bitton run done this year!!!!
Well I had a great weekend and an amazing run on Sunday, the weather was perfect and the sights where amazing. I had such a good day and the bike was great even though I still have some tweaking to do. Only problem was while on the moors we crossed three cattle grids, first two where fine but the third had a little dip as you came on it. This caused my centre stand to catch on the grid and luckily for me the casting was weak and it ripped one leg of the stand off. I didnt realise until the run was finished and couldnt stand the bike up. Fortunately a marshall at the grid picked it up and gave it to me but i think the old original one will have to go back on!!!! Anyway got totally soaked on the way home today but I actually didnt mind, I was comfortable except when coming to roundabouts and I see the multicouloured stain on the tarmac and smmell of diesel. Really frightening but I survived!!!!
Anyway, managed to get out for another run tonight, this time on tarmac around the harbourside, ended up slightly longer than I had planned but what the heck!!!! 4.86 miles in 46:45 so well pleased and hopefully will return to form soon!!!!!
PS, Nessie, how did the Xray go???
Sorry Nessie, just noticed your post, that is what my wifes Osteopath is hoping not to see in her Xray!!!!!!
did 3 yesterday have decided to have a treadmill and telly week this week all but Friday that is when i shall go out for my long run 4 today then a gym session on Wednesday
well i won't be running Bath this year not with a £41 entry fee anyway i thought £39 pounds was bad enough last year