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kaffeeg - marathon school sounds good. Will you get homework????
Pip - hope you have a good run on Sunday & enjoy your jelly beans!
Katy_V - wonder what the passing runners thought about you glaring at them??!!!! to the melted jelly babies - yuck!
Susiebuzz - hope your run goes well tonight. The Chablis will taste even better afterwards, promise!
Shins behaved them selves - think it was a mixture of soft footing (very soft in places!) and keeping my stride short. As I walked around at home afterwards, my toes were feeling sore, so I guess I must have been more forefoot striking than usual!
Hope everyone else's runs have been going well , especially this week's LSR!
Did my long run, 9.5 miles (1 hour 45 mins), keeping my heart rate at below 150 (70%).
Quite enjoyed it in the end, and really seeing the point now of keeping to pace early on, I could have gone quite a bit further I reckon and that's obviously because I did it slowly.
Was on the Steve Smythe live Q&A forum today and asked him about pace. He advised long runs 1 minute/mile less than marathon pace and that kind of made sense but also suggested I do some runs, presumbly not the long long runs at marathon pace to try it out and also enter some races.
Is anyone going to do Haweswater Half or Blackpool half or done them before?
Phillipa, I tried lucozade sports lite supplemented with jelly babies which was quite nice...one more mile and you can have another jelly baby kind of kept me going...they are so nice!!
B&T, lol, yes I think it does taste even nicer after a run!, sacry 9 mile race sounds well, scary!! Good Luck with that! oh and am I being thick but what does CBA mean in your other post to Katy?
Kaffeeg, really feel for you, hope you get back soon, sounds tough!
not been around for a few days, been so busy with work but have done a few 6 mile hills and doing 13 tomorrow, what distance is everyones long run,
i seem to have lost my mojo at the moment and not really wanting to do the long run tomorrow,
well decided to try out the jelly beans tonIght ...... ok so only a short run but couldn't resist them ....or so I thought ! how on earth are you supposed to chew, run and breathe at the same time ??? and slightly concerned was going to pull a filling out when the gooey stuff got stuck. Plan B cut up bananas although prob stupid idea as they are going to get very mushy. I don't know, with all these beans, bars gels etc think I am going to have to carry a picnic basket round with me !
Kaffeeg: Blimey, marathon school.. that sounds very serious and scary, but don't forget we will all be relying on you for useful tips and information. Fingers crossed for your run tomorrow
Sarnie: don't worry I am sure you will feel much better about your run tomorrow, just keep thinking its all going to be worth it when you get that medal around your neck. At least that's what I keep telling myself.
SusieBuzz - we run at around the same HR. My 70% is 157, and I was very pleased that my average HR today was just over 70%. Oh, and CBA is a very technical term, meaning "Can't Be Ar$ed"
Sarnie - chin up! Your mojo will return, and you've got plenty of time if you're already up to 13M. My long run was only supposed to be 1hr 30 mins today (around 8 miles I reckoned)
Pip - I eat Shot Bloks, and on long runs it passes the time to pick them out of my teeth! Loving the idea of a picnic basket, but have you signed up to the RW 'Mile 17' supporters thread? They'll cheer you on, and will also keep supplies of anything you might want (you can hand it over at the Expo)
Feet up here - beer and pizza - and it tastes GOOD!
Glad the long runs went well Suzie and B&T.
lol @ Phillia and the picnic basket, I was wondering this as I know I'll be starving after a couple of hours and will need to eat something. I brought a packet of jelly babies to use on long run but me and my 5 year old have managed to polish them off before I've even had a chance to try them on the runs - opps. The RW 17 mile thing sounds interesting I'll take a look.
Got my first injury , but it's not running related I managed to stupidly kick a cuboard - I'm so clumsy. I've bruised my toe and it is uncomfortable to run but I think I'll just put up with it for now and see how it goes.
Has anyone dramactically changed their diet since marathon training ? I seem to be eating more but using it as an excuse to eat rubbish. Need a kick up the bum to sort my diet out.
anyone know where I can get jellybabies suitable for veggies, think they may be easier to eat on the run than these jelly beans ??
Rebecca owch !! poor toe hope it doesnt cause you too much trouble. Also regarding diet, I have to make sure I eat as not much of a foodie normally, and tend to lose too much weight, but trying to be sensible.
Soggs well done on your run....... hope the weather is better tomorrow HATE THE WIND !!
Heart rate monitor .......... haven't got one and wouldn't know how to use one...... is that really ignorant of me ??
so maybe what we should be doing is running as our plans state but then walking for about 15minsafter so that even if we are tired when we finish our planned miles we just stay on our feet that bit longer, Or have we all been doing everything wrong ????? arghhh now I am even more worried. What is threshold training or shouldn't I ask
Ohhh that's interesting stuff Kaffeeg, and it's really thrown me now. I've got the training schedule from runners world and it includes 4 20 mile runs in total. If I'm running 10.5 min miles for LSR that means I'll be on my feet around 3 1/2 hours, I think I'll take your advise and stop before 3.30 and walk the final bit. It's hard when you are new to this and don't have a clue what you are really doing. I guess the schedule I am following is for people much faster than me !
Is threshold training like tempo training ?
That's good of your girlfriend for doing that Philip, I couldn't see my other half doing that .
Kaffeeg, yes it is very confusing and so much conflicting advice. I am doing all my LSR cross country and I've been told you add on 15% for a forest run so 18 miles in the forest will be 20.7 on the road. I will probably (hopefully) be able to run 18 in the forest at around 3.15 so dah dah problem sorted .
I have been doing lot's of hill runs (I have a 15 mile cross country race tomorrow), and I've been trying some interval training. I think I'll try and bit of tempo training this week.
Think I am becoming a bit obsessed with this .
Kaffeeg think I understand going to look up that website.
Rebecca don't worry I too am obsessed by all this and now thoroughly confused ! good luck with your cross country run tomorrow.
evening you lovely people
did 15 miles today and hated every single mile, i didn't start off till lunchtime cause i really didn't want to go, (mojo is still in hiding) am 11.25 min mile which is a slow plod but managed it, am still playing around with the food thing and i think i am nearly there, yesterday lunch i had a sweet potato and salad, dinner last night was pasta and this morning i had porridge, seemed to have more energy while running but not sure if its the carb loading or the weights at the gym that are helping with the strenght.
As i have said before you guys have come such a long way, getting stronger and staying injury free, and doing more mileage every week,
Really not looking forward to my run this morning .......it's really windy
Kaffeeg don't know if I could manage 2 hours in the pool running on the spot ..... sounds jolly hard work to me. If you do get any funny looks just say it's all part of your training plan for london marathon and boy will they be impressed
well just done 12.2 miles and boy was it windy, nearly got blown over with the wind behind me then really struggled against the wind, felt as if I wasn't running at all. Really struggled at mile 9 for some reason felt like it was all completely hopeless complete waste of time never going to run 26 miles etc,etc. But then suddenly went in to auto pilot and finished slightly more positive [ still don't know how I am going to run 26 miles though] finished in just under 2 hours. Next week's run is apparently 9miles and the following week I think 14 eeeeeek Bit achey now but going for a walk later to loosen up.
Hope everyone's run has gone well let's just hope its not blowing a gale or really hot on THE BIG DAY
Well done everyone on there runs today.
Kaffeeg are there any aqua classes you can go to so you are doing it with others if you feel silly doing it on your own.
I had a 15 mile race today, it was horrible. About 8 miles of the course was on a coastal path next to the sea, it was very cold, horribly windy and I hated most of it. I am glad it's over now.
Well done everyone for running in the wind today and doing the distance as well, am so glad i did mine yesterday cause theres no way i could have done it, and remember next weeks long run will feel much easier