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Happy New Year all
Finally back online after the festive period. Had a good time, ate and drank too much so puts me in a good frame of mind to get back in the swing of things now
Managed a few runs at Center Parcs over New Year, including a nice 12.5 miler around the country lanes from Crockerton to Horningsham past Shearwater Lake on new year's day.
Haven't caught up yet on all previous posts, but will do at some point when I'm not so tired!
Colder today than recently, but hey, running on tarmac/grass/mud rather than ice/snow makes one hell of a difference... although my Boxing Day run around Cwmcarn - following the Scenic 7 route - was very picturesque. 6-12 inches of powdery snow and all white and pristine. Awwwww
Just over 14 miles this morning at 5:30 am lots of black ice about but ran to HR between 140 and 145 and 145 and 150 for second half legs feel great and very very happy as this is the biggest week since Feb/Mar last year, todays run gave me a total of 93.1 miles for the week new week starts tomorrow for me with a shorted Sunday run as this is my recovery week, so far so good only 14 weeks to go now and only four more weeks base training before starting to add more tempo sessions.
Jayc glad you had a great time away it sounds like you still managed to fit in some good sessions.
Well done on everyone's training.
I think I'd still go to the docs either way.
Welcome Paddy, quite a few doing VLM on here.
jason you are rotten!! Well done on running on empty, some say it's good for you, just depends on the individual I guess.
More nice training NP, impressive mileage. Hope this week is a 55 for me. Great that you got out in those conditions. I had planned a run in a remote area (no phone signal) but lots of snow this morning so decided safer to give that a miss. Ended up doing my 20 on the treadmill which was fine but it's better to get out!!
Looks like a good plan AGF.
Good to see you back jayc.
Take it easy for a bit Mr Spoons.
No pain - great base mileage sir - what sort of time are you after?? - Was v happy with my 2.43 in Dublin. Hoping to improve in VLM. Nursing a hamstring strain at moment picked up in a recent xc race - but slowly getting back into it.
USB - had a few piri probs meself last year - stretching done the trick.- DTT - daily training thread.
Training in my plan is supposed to start proper on Monday - the first week or so will have to be eased in. I have a good few weeks before the injury so not to worried as long as it goes v soon.
NP- well done on mileage
Paddy- good luck with plan
Mr S- I agree with HY4
Bridget- sounds like a sensible decision. I'd take it steady on the LR tomorrow too...
2x 6ish miles for me today- all good. First 20 of this campaign due tomorrow
Paddy thats a fantastic time and a massive improvement from 2009 which I see was another great time and sub 3hrs. I would be happy with 2:59 but I do have another time in my head if everything is 100% on the day. My pb is 3:02 which I did last year and this will be my last chance before the big 50. But there is a lot of people over 50 running sub 3 hrs. I liked the video from last years Dublin Marathon great for watching club mates.
USB not much in RW about the super six but plenty about another group of runners doing other marathons, think your in a couple of photos.
Jason nice running mate.
Just entered Chester and Snowdonia
3 weeks apart
New to runners world and looking for a bit of advice. I have set myself a couple of challenges for this year the Leeds half marathon in May and the Chester marathon in October. I currently run twice a week, a 5-8k and a 10-15k. I also cycle to work 4 or 5 times a week (when it's not snowy/icey), 20-30 miles per day.
I have been looking at training schedules for half and full marathons and they all seem to assume that you are not really doing any other exercise, unless they include a bit of cross training, especially on rest days when in reality I am likely to be cycling on rest days.
Does anyone have any tips on the training schedule and how I should account for the cycling and other exercise?
Hi Andy & welcome to the thread.
Well done & good luck with the docs appointment. Hopefully they should be able to get you in quickly.
Just tried to drive & couldn't initially open the car door but once it was freed off could do. Managed to get the seat belt on with some discomfort & turn the car on but when it came to moving the wheel had problems turning it to the right so that didn't progress any further. As for typing with both hands that is proving to be very painful even for this short bit so back to the docs tomorrow (should be able to get an appointment fairly quickly) and one handed typing.
If I'm doing a lsr of 6 miles or more I will have a sports drink otherwise it's just water.
Thanks. I bet you're happy with the 8 miles.
HY4 and Mr S- good luck at docs
Mr S- nice little jog!
AGF- good run
Chick- nice running- all miles in the bank. I try to use the same sports drink as the event on LRs and gels.
20.33 for me today (20 lr and 0.33 warm down) 8.05 av pace for the 20
HY4 frustrating indeed
Hello Paddy, SL and Andy
Mr Spoons definitely worth getting checked out. Hope all is well.
chickadee at least you know why it didn't go well. I have decided to try and use something on my LSRs mainly because I don't want to suffer stomach problems again like I did at Newcastle. Although I think part of it was the stress beforehand but still I want to try and toughen my stomach up as it is something that I do seem to suffer with.
USB hope your niggle is improving.
Gave the parkrun a miss yesterday as the wind and rain made a lie in a better option and just went out for a steady run later. Two and a half hours this morning in much better conditions. The longest run since Newcastle and felt good. Total 59 miles for the week including my obligatory rest day
Did you decide on a schedule Mr Spoons or you own plan? Not just the miles but how you run them that is important I think.
Well done on the weight loss jasond - that is a lot in a week.
Well, due to recovering from in jury i managed only 17 miles this week including today's 10 miler. I had a half mara planned for next week but have had to write off as losing the week training, coupled with the injury recovery means that i dont want to do anything fast for another week or so.
For the coming week (as long as i get the go ahead from the rubberman tomorrow) i'll be concentrating on a few miles to get back to normal volume and then jump onto my plan at week two.
MP - youre not a detective by any chance are you??
Chick - nice to see you over here (and again, nice LSR).