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1 hour and 13 mins for a five mile run tonight. Well pleased with that. Passed the Leicester City grounds just in time to hear the crowd roar and start singing. Most likely a goal from one of the teams, though I couldn't work out who.
Toby3: £225 now. Had to phone up and ask for more sponsor forms. Those running tights, gloves and hat you gave me were a blessing tonight. It was bitter out when I went.
Black And Tabby: Unless running by the canal counts, I haven't done any seaside running either.
SalisburyLad: Good luck.
Good running everyone!
I did 2 miles warm up followed by 3x10 mins tempo runs (managed about 7.55) then 1 mile cool down - knee reasonable and done 3 lots of foam rolling in the hope of preventing current niggles become more severe.
Probably need to do more seafront running - not a problem here though, I just don't like it as I find it really tough going and need to shelter behind people - which I can't do when I'm out on my own obviously!
ajp87 - do you use double layer socks?
5 mile recovery run on the treadmill yesterday just 4 today my new running shoes and running tights arrived yesterday will have to give the a go today as it's only a very short run
the only gel i have ever managed to not want to gag on is the powerbar gels. had one on my last half marathon and it was yummy!
on my longer runs at home i have some jelly beans half way and thats great also!
Catherine - welcome to the thread - hope your 16 miles goes well today! The only way to find out if you can stomach gels is to try them out on a long run. Try taking one near the end of a run, so if it disagrees with your digestion then you're close to home!!! I have found the more natural one I can find the better - High 5 Isogel is good because its very watery and you don't need to take extra water with it and its not too sickly. I also like Cliff's ShotBloks which are like chewing blocks of jelly (so hard if you're tired!) - they give these out at the marathon. You just have to try and see!
Toby - hope the new shoes & tights are good. Trying to get a new pair of shoes myself, but of course the shoe has changed, I can't get my size in the 'old' style so I 'm waiting for he shop to get the new ones in in my size so I can go in and have the expert check they're okay for me. Sometimes its hard to spend money!
Jelleybaby - all this talk of running in windy conditions, I think on marathon day I shall be adopting an 'echelon' style of running, like cyclists in the Tour de France do!
Snowmaiden - actually I've run by a canal as well, so hopefully that will all help! Glad your run went well and that you can move again after your 18 miler!
Just under 5 miles for me today - felt tired, probably too much birthday celebrating yesterday However that's it for this week, until my Half Marathon on Sunday. Its in the wilds of the New Forest so I now have 4 days of dithering about what to wear, how many layers? Jacket, or just top and goosebumps? Too many combinations!
4miles done and dusted took me 35:50 Avg pace of 8:14m/m like B&T that it now this week till Sunday s H/M at Llanelli
Rest day today. It's tough, I know, but somebody's gotta do it.
Had a very long day yesterday visiting London taking Mrs. GB to a show & meal. Got back late only to find youngest daughter who had been on a schooltrip wasn't being dropped loally but 1/2 hrs drive away. So having finally got to bed at 2am my 8 miler this morning was delayed until 11am even then I'm sure I was asleep most of it. Fortunately I had the foresight to book today off.
Silverstone half for me this Sunday.
B&T so nice to read that someone else spends days wondering about what to wear!!! I have to confess that I already have ideas/concerns for Brighton despite the fact it's weeks off, but some of that is because we're flying and only taking hand luggage so limited space (well it sounds a good excuse!).
Fantastic running by RunningGuy - well done indeed! Gloryboy - have a good night's sleep tonight. Tenjiso - hope you enjoyed your rest day - mine isn't till next Monday now!
talking about what you’d like to ware I’d like to be wearing a guide dogs for the blind running vest as part of my outfit that’s if they ever get their act together first they were out of stock and now the sent us T-shirts instead of vests i have to say there the worse organised charity I’ve ever run for i just hope it’s not because when they asked how much we could raise we put down £100 and they just can’t be bothered with us as it turns out between the 3 of us were up to about £400
Tenjiso your right it a dirty job and someone has to do it so that will be me today
G/B good luck Sunday
Giving my sore foot some more rest, going to leave it until Sunday so it will have had a whole week's rest, it wouldn't dare then cause problems would it ... Good luck everyone on their long runs this w/e, I will probably keep it to 6 miles to check that naughty foot isn't going to be a pain.
Tillstar - I always tell people that I think training for a marathon is as much psychological as it is physical. In a way the running bit is the easy bit, it's the psychological bit that can be harder - getting yourself out of bed on cold, wet winter mornings, missing nights out so you can be up early for your long weekend run, etc etc. I think you have to really WANT to run a marathon to keep yourself motivated through a long winter of training.
8m easy pace run today. I've got some pain in my right ankle, so I'm giving it some RICE and have taken an anti-inflammatory tablet this afternoon If I have to, I'll can tomorrow's run and rest up to the half marathon on Sunday.
I've still got ankle pain, so I'm going to bin today's run. Making the start line on Sunday is the priority right now.
Good luck everyone on the weekend races. Managed a 5 mile run in 1:06:32, a new pb for me on that length. Mostly, admittedly, because I was worried about getting back in time to get ready for work but I managed it.
Tillstar: Know what you mean about motivation, took me longer than it should to drag myself out of bed this morning. I battle it by setting myself a goal before I go. For example I get a desert with my lunch today instead of just a yogurt.
Remember the hardest step of any run is the one to get your self out the door and i so know I've thought of so many reasons not to go out i could wright a book
it to cold
it's to wet
it to late i won't get back in time
I Just can't be a**ed
I'ts to hot
as I'ts now March and Brighton's just over a month away i thought I'd start that meet up list if anyone's interested we can a just the time to suite
travel lodge Preston park 4.00pm
Toby - is that meet-up on the Saturday? If so, I'll be staying at the Travelodge, so you can count me in.
Thanks Snowmaiden and everyone else for the motivation tips. I like your idea Snowmaiden - I have a huge sweet tooth and was going to give it all up after my birthday but perhaps that is a better idea - it can be a little reward for when I have done a good run.
Id love to meet with you guys but although Im coming down on the Friday to sign up for next year I wont be around on the Saturday but will be thinking of you all and wishing you lots of good results for the next day :0).
yes meet up will be Saturday
travel lodge Preston park 4.00pm Saturday
have a look at this
hope this helps to inspire you and motivate you when the day is cold and wet and the settee beckons