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your legs are probably mine screamy
I am in and proud that I don't fit in some threads also
Lost 2 1/2 stone this year and trained up to 20 miles in October. It is Run/Walk (have COPD) 1 in walk for every 5 run on average and looking at 4 1/2 hours for VLM in April. Went back a few weeks on schedulew as a rest and trying to peak at the right time. Got 14 miler Sunday.
I see some great efforts here over Christmas period -well done. I did a 6 miler on the day and a couple of 4 and 5 mile since.
Hi Stu, welcome aboard
Well done on the weight loss - if I could shift that extra stone I'm sure I would turn into a whippet
I do run/walk on my long slow runs - 1 minute in 12. It helps my mind as well as my legs (it allows me to concentrate only on the mile I'm running at the time) and it also stops me choking on my jelly babies which is a bonus
Hi screamy and thanks . I am certain that extra stone will drop off no probs Funny enough I use my walks for Jelly Babies too although have to take care when using a sports drink with 'em (seem like I could float then-lol)
Would love to reach 1 in 12 walking and will aim for that. I do not think a wee walk does any harm tbh.On a good day I could do 12/1 in time. My sub 8 minuting has gone though, I feel .
Ha Ha, goodness I can only dream of 8mm
If I could do 10 minute miles for a 10k I would be happy - we'll see what happens at the BUPA 10,000 in May
I'm in the odd position of being a faster runner than the last time I did a marathon but a slightly slower one than the last time I did a half so I know better than to be surprised by any of my times - slower or faster.
I'm experimenting with jelly beans next time out
sub 8 was a long time and a million fags ago -lol
10 min mile or a bit under appears to be me now. Good luck on BUPA 10k - I am sure it is doable. Just see where your feet take you.
Yes - I read that Jelly Beans are actually better when mixed with sports drinks than Jelly Babies.
minardi wrote (see)
Belated merry christmas everyone and here's to an excellent 2012 with fab running from everyone *fingers x'd*
Owwwww - my quads!
you too minardi Sup with your quads screamy?
Back again, work and family took my life this month. My only solace was my running, though not much of that in evidence in places!
Nothing on Xmas day, 80 minutes of vets rugby on Boxing day. Well, it was supposed to be vets but t'other side could only get a vets pack together, the backs were the kids from the 1st's. As I'm one of the faster vets I was on the wing rather than were I usually play in the pack which meant I spent 80 minutes sprinting back to make tackles. I was knackered, would prefer to run the Picnic backwards.....
8m at 07:50 pace yesterday, 11.5m at 08:30 pace today. 112m this month at an overall average of 08:33 pace. Distances for runs are 4m to 22m. Been wearing a HRM all month, average HR is 140bpm, average max is 167. The week I was felling a tad flu'y shows with max HR's of 190, 214, 187 & 184. Was a bit scared when I saw 214!
Hi folks. Mind if I join you? Long time since I posted on RW site.
I'm a lucky(!) one who got a ballot place by "donating" their entrance fee.
Hoping to get round in less than 5hrs 30 so I ain't quick. Got my pre-xmas long run up to 16 miles in 3 hours but just starting back on the training plan post-mince pies & Quality Street.
Got a 5 miler and 6 mile Fartlek of sorts in so far this week. Staring 12 mile LSR in the face tomorrow!
Happy New Year all
Welcome leedslass. Well done on the 12 miles I havew 14 tomorrow but is Run/Walk . 2hrs 15 is respectable IMHO. -well done!!
I was debating similar leedslass but opted for early night tonight
Yes leedslass -it is this year you are doing it
had a whiskey fueled 14 miler this morning. A slow 2:31 but pretty pleased to have done it at all.
HAPPY NEW YEAR OUTSIDERS!!
Managed to get my first two runs of 2012 done, but the weather at six o'clock this morning made it a bit of a challenge. At least it was quite mild.
I'm not sure how long I've got left. I only look as far ahead as my next run.
I looked at the VLM countdown over Christmas and, as far as I was concerned, it only said "too soon".
Looks like all are really getting their foot into training again
well done leedslass , mitiog and Sacco
Happy New YEar all of you (if I hadn't siad it before)
good 5 miler today in the wind and rain -enjoyed it "after" -lol
Happy New Year outsiders and welcome leedslass
Running is a bit pants at the moment.
Did an easy 3 miler NYE and it felt like I had never run before in my life. I thought that I just hadn't quite recovered from the previous Tuesday's 10 miler but when I got back my hip started to feel really sore.
Was planning to run 8 miles on 2nd but was stil suffering quite a bit. Plodded an easy 2 miles just to test it last night and it doesn't feel too bad today - at least nothing is hurting while I am actually running. I've swapped back to my old Asics for the time being and will do plenty of IT band stretching.
If that doesn't work we have a physio at work but it is very frustrating at this stage, especially after the 10 miler going so well the other week
Screamy I'm exactly the same - I feel like a beginner just now and my shins and knees are aching like achey things - but unfortunately when I'm running!
Happy New Year one and all and here's to things getting betterer instead of worse
Good to see everybody being so upbeat about their training. I'm just concentrating on endurance atm, so far this year I played rugby on Sunday, (Which killed me. Couldn't sprint, couldn't run, couldn't tackle and spent the whole game at tighthead. I'm 5'7" and weigh 11 1/2 stone, not your average prop size!), 19.5m on Monday (Which strangely enough felt a damn site easier than 80 minutes of rugby, but I didn't have quite the same evening before hand of course..... ), 10m last night and a 5m recovery run this morning. Not sure how much I should push it for the rest of the week as I have an Oxford League XC race for WHH on sunday, 10K. I don't want to just jog round as I'll be a counting member of the team, but I also don't want to cut back on mileage in this endurance phase.... I also don't want to push a knackered body so hard that I break something......Me or Us....Me or Us....
Chimney wrote (see)
I'm 5'7" and weigh 11 1/2 stone, not your average prop size!
Wow, you're not kidding - that's more fly half size isn't it? No wonder your rugby games are so punishing
Hey I bet you're good at getting the lids off pickle jars though?
Minardi: my knees don't like stairs - especially going down them - when I'm training over longer distances but they don't play me up in any other way, thankfully. As you say let's hope things get betterer rather than worserer