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Yep mr organised me...not. My swimmings even weaker than my running so need to work on it otherwise i'll be drinking most of the dock water come July. Nice to have a change from running to.
Could you find the photos & videos and get them to work USB, soup and seren? They worked on my wifes I-pod but they dont exist when i use the laptop.
Brilliant re the triathlons..............I have just the recovery session for you for after Paris...............there is a series of aquathons at Bryn Bach park once a month starting at the end of April........only a 750m swim followed by a 5k run................the first one at the end of april is usually only 400m swim as its colder..........
I can guarantee you if you mangae to complete an april open water swim at bryn bach parc then every other open water swim afterwards will be easy and warm
I've seen the video now................can't believe how snowy it was there..............supprised that anyone could run fast in that
good luck with the hills reps......as you say not difficult to find a hill
Hills tomorrow? Where does it say hills? Has it changed?
I cut and pasted the sub 5 schedule and printed it off - but it doesn't say hills! (don't have fancy stuff like a garmin to download to).
I'd better go scurrying back to IronMin to see what she thinks. Especially as I sneaked in a naughty 4 miles today instead of resting.
seems strange that they didn't think to change them before everyone started training for Paris or London................not sure whats happening at RW HQ at the moment...............
I will stick to my mentors instructions.......
The challenge of the snow was nothing compared to years of investment to get to the 16 1/2 stone i was wobbling around with that day. They say the video camera adds 10 pounds to....damnnnn.
Time for a glass of wine (medicinal purposes only steve and bud) and a bit of quality time with Mr Fry as i've recorded QI for my evening entertainment-check out my rock 'n' roll lifestyle
Yeah check that out! Well if you squint at it funnily you can just about lol Did half mile warm up then...
Best run ever 3 miles in 31 min 23 secs. No doubts, no stitches just enjoyed it. Maybe it was having the glass of vino last night (Ok it was two) or that i had my batman socks on this morning. Just put my tunes on and did 3 laps of where there was a steep hill of about 300 metres and then another shallower hill for about 1/2 mile- but then got to go down hill the other side too!
1st mile 10;42 2nd mile 10;05 3rd mile 10;35 and the third tme up the steep hill felt much harder. I still felt strong at the end and could have kept going but i have an eye on the long run tomorrow.
Feeling so positive though as i do when i can get the morning run done. On with the day....
great for getting out there early .............great running.......just don't get carried away on the euphoria of the fast running
I will definitely do the first aquathon in the april
Thanks Steve- its great to look back at the previous session times and to see how things are improving- it's a real motivator. I'm really happy with how the weekend went with the running and my sunday roast was tasty gorgeous too.
I went swimming this morning to keep the legs loose and my front crawl is coming along as well. Just got 16 lengths in before having to leave to set off to work.
your 11 miles yesterday was just great Matt. Tell yoourself how well you are moving on.
The issue re fast and slow miles is secondary at thsi stage to learning to cope with the physical and psychological demands of spending time on your feet.
And you are doing just that. well done. Ensure next 2 -4 days are recovery days.
Great stuff Matt.
Make sure you run very easy for fopening few minutes to "ease" into run and obviously listen to body carefully and respond accordingly.
Don't forget to get the food and fluids right.
Have a good run.
Just popped in again regarding March..............I don't know if your schedule takes you up to 20 miles or not........but on the 20th March there is a 20 mile race from Merthyr Tydfil...............mainly on the taff trail.............lots of people use it for marathon training and its a really well organised event..........and usually a technical t-shirt in the goodie bag......i can really recommend it............
Hi Seren and thanks again your like my personal organiser for local events and it is a such a great help. I do go up to 20 miles as part of the training and i think it fits in well as on week 13 i need to do a 20 miler. I did this event back in 2009 but forgot all about it (I came way last but completed) and it was a well run race. I've checked out the website, and it still looks good and the goodie bag sounds great.
Best check it out with the bosses though...
Bud or Steve- The 20 mile race is on the 20th March is the timing of this event OK with the Marathon on the 11th April?
I went swimming this morning to keep the legs loose and my front crawl is still improving. I can really tell the aerobic difference that the running is bringing on as i'm not gasping for breath at the end of each length. Just time for 16 lengths this morning done in 11 mins 45 secs (44 seconds a length).