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haha in theory yes Haribos are only allowed for races never actually tried to eat anything whilst running yet its bad enough at the water stations and soaking yourself haha
Well done on the club run, good that you still feel the same and enjoying it. You need to enter a race and see how great that is
Stripes - well done on the 4 miles
Well I have had 2 days rest now, fuelled up on an Indian last night and ready for a club run at 5.15
Oh and all my new hi viz stuff came y/day from Sweat Shop, you are defo going to see me out running hehe
That was entertaining reading! Thanks, I was meant to be feeding the ducks with my children but got caught up on here, it's ok as they haven't noticed. Off out now but had to say hello after all that!
I'm not really qualified to comment as I'm under the unofficial 40+ (significantly) and could no more complete 10k than I could complete a marathon. I'm 27 and only just got into running after having my second baby who's not quite 4 months old yet. I'm loving it, this is so much fun. I've got the running bug.
I have my first 5k on Sat and I'll be run/walk-ing it! I'm aiming to do it before 50 mins but if I finish it in one piece I'll still be proud of myself! I've only been doing it for 6 weeks or so so I'll let myself off.
I don't have a sweet tooth, I eat the odd choc bar but nothing excessive.
Now Stripes and Silver please takenote and listen carefully - The Haribos or jelly babies are an instant energy boost ONLY WHEN FLAGGING IN A RACE not when you fancy a few sweets haha
I must be boring too, I eat pretty healthily, one takeout a month if that, virtually give up drinking since May (yawn yawn if thats what that face is <------) Drink use to be my only vice to be honest, according to my husband I was a binge drinker hardly touched any during the week thinking how good I was then at the weekend drank it like it was going out of fashion haha I love my wine my wine rack has been full for months now, its amazing
I often think when I tell people running has changed my life, they must think yeah right, but it seriously has
Stripes - in all honesty anything 10K or less you shouldn't need a drink if you are properly hydrated. My logic for dealing with the drink stations in plastic cups is, if you really need a drink, take one get out of the way stop and drink it then get going OR pah to the drink and don't waste time haha
Run England Club tonight so will only be a short run of around 3ish miles
Maladroit - we are here to entertain please join us when you can and to hell with your age lol
Good luck with your first 5K you will love it
Come back and let us know how you get on
Don't know if you saw my post above, we all seemed to post at once
Hi Viz tops, all my bottoms are black. I have 2 flashing band thingy things that you can put round your arms or legs.....lovely haha
5.15 run so back before dark, not for much longer thought clocks alter soon
Hi Maladroit. I'm not the newbie anymore! We'll let you off the 40+ rule, anyway I'm only 39 and 10 and a bit months. Think all of us have got a serious case of the running bug. Good luck with the 5k. We want a full report
You are right Silver, I am definitely a waffler!
Booey, you have done well to cut down the alcohol, I am a binge drinker, rarely drink from Sunday to Thursday but have been trying to cut down at the weekend as well.
I only really drink Real Ale but I do like the odd glass of red wine. I obviously don't have a sophisticated palate because I think that all white wine tastes like paint stripper
Yeah, agree about the drinks stop, was quite focused at halfway anyway and would have only spilled it. I drink a lot of water every day as a rule and don't struggle with hydration however that may be different if and when I start hitting longer distances on my long weekend run. I don't want to have anything to carry though so may need to get a belt. Don't know how people use those handheld bottles, would drive me potty.
Silver - I don't have the email notifications on either its just to risky at work. Something was mentioned the other day about internet use so I am trying to be a tad careful and deleting my history everyday.
Well I did my Run England club run last night. The first half was a fair bit of hill work which wasn't always easy and it takes me a good mile to get into a rythmn and sort my breathing out. We took advantage of it still being light and went out of the town and round a golf course which was nice and covered 5K in all
Out with DRR (Daventry Road Runners) tonight so looking forward to that, the ladies have already text me to say they are going which is nice of them
Blimey tried posting this for last 2 hours but I think site has been down!
I know what you mean on the internet use. We tell the young lads in the office to not abuse it so I should also be a bit more restrained. Don't get into any trouble yourself - just ignore the messages if you can't respond.
Can't believe you are out 2 nights running. Are you a machine - don't you need to rest? I figure I deserve a day off between runs and to be honest my body needs it. That said I went on Google Earth yesterday and worked out that we ran over 10k at the club run the previous night.
I have to say when I started I didn't think I'd last the whole hour as I felt v. stressed from work and had real aches in my neck and back but by the time I finished I felt great. Very loose and relaxed and I slept like a baby. Well I would have done if my 4 year old hadn't come into our bedroom at 1.30 and got into our bed. God they can wriggle! Its not something we encourage but sometimes I just cant be bothered with the arguments putting them back to bed at that time.
Did you use the flashing light thingys when you were out last night?
Yeah the site has been down
Depends how far you are running re the rest. If you follow a schedule you don't rest everyday and its the only way to build up your resistence. I am currently following the Hal Higdon Novice 2 Half Marathon Schedule am on week 3 at the moment and all is good
Didn't use my flashing lights last night was still light, prob will tonight once I get the Brooks Nighlife Cap with the flashing light in the back I will be the running chrimbo tree haha
Well Curly (husband) is home later from Weymouth, he entered Speed Week (Windsurfing) I am so pleased for him he came 1st in his group yesterday as they got the results this morning and on Tuesday he came 4th so I think he is pretty happy
Boo - I'll be looking for the glow over Bedfordshire from your flashing lights this evening Haha!
Your hubby did well - he must be good - I windsurfed a few times when I was younger but I just couldnt get the knack and ended up tangled up with the fishermens lines in the corner of the reservoir! that and i get really bad sea sickness which ruled me out of watersports!
Having this notification thingy turned off is not nearly as much fun is it.? I miss the spontaneity (sp?) of our chats and your witty sense of humour is not quite the same with an hours delay!!
Oh well, just have to go with it I guess - unless you fancy a job here?
Thought Id go mad on the smiley faces as I may not get many more chances today!
If its glowing over Bedford thats not me I am in Northants haha
Where is Stripes today has he been repremanded at work for abusing the internet
My running mileage seems to be down this month I have 11 days to get my act together
Oh its all the same to me in that part of the world. I'll look North that should be good enough!
Stripes has gone to ground today - maybe he's joined a real running thread like that other one you keep dissappearing to!
How many miles do you do a month? I try to get in 50k on average? Blimey that sounds a lot doesnt it?
I record it all on Fetch, hold on I will have a look
July - 43
Aug - 62
Sept - 59
Oct so far - 37
Thats all in miles
I think I will clock quite abit more by the end of the month as when I am away in Newquay for by Birthday I intend on running alot, gonna try hard to do my first 10 miles yulp!
Thats nothing at all compared to some of the real machines on this forum
You are a real runner, it doesn't matter what your mileage is as long as you enjoy it and don't forget I have alot more spare time than you. Just keep getting out when you can and try and get a race booked that will spur you along and putting the tights on of course
Really am looking forward to running by the sea
Nah lets keep the thread just as it is, my mundane days are far brighter having a chuckle with you we do talk sensible a fair bit haha
No idea what the real runners do a month but who cares
Have you tried the really fizzy haribos that make you pull that funny face when you eat one love them hehe
Right am off at 4
Don't forget to look for the lights northwards haha
Have a good evening