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Paired my HRM to watch so we are all go with the technology now. The data i can get from the watch itself (time/dist/mile splits/HR info etc) is enough for me so haven't done the garmin connect/pc thingy.
Oscarr - download the Ant agent software and install it before you put the Ant+ stick into the PC. Have the watch turned on in the vicinity when you plug the Ant+ stick in too. It all helps to smooth the process.
Go here (make sure it's the right one for your operating system).
Once it's sorted it's brilliant. I do a manual transfer to garmin connect, but that's just personal preference.
I set mine up on my notebook PC today, so I can upload it while I'm in Brighton.
Welcome back Bo - care to weigh in on Ten's sweep too?
BoDuke 5:30:00 (including kissing stops)
Choisty : 3:54:37reiki : 3:54:59Sleepy : 3:56:22Oscarr: 3:59:00
Mike I am thinking that your throat and gush episode will not affect you unduly on the day, yet will factor it in and go for 3:18:57
BoDuke that was a good 7 miler, you are back!
Ten I'm a nervous wreck on your behalf. What about the Watford 10K anyone? Scenic and lovely, I have to do it as it's part of our road race series.
I think you're too optimistic on my times, but I'll try my best
Watford 10k is May 6th. Too early for me to be racing again. I considered Whipsnade Zoo 10k in June, because I've really enjoyed that one in the past (it was my first ever race).
Ten - one year I had to do the Cranford and Watford 10Ks on consequestive days within a week of VLM, it is doable. Well it is the way I do it!
Bit of a sore throat here overnight, could feel it in sleep, so hoped it was phantom. Now on a coldenza ans echinacea bombard.
That's all we ask Ten - you'll be fine!
Get well quick reiki!
BoDuke: 5:30:00 (including kissing stops)
Choisty : 3:54:37reiki : 3:54:59Sleepy: 3:56:22Oscarr: 3:59:00
Ok, will try the pc upload later
Today is my rest/xt day and just got back from spinning class - really am feeling quite exhausted so looking forward to 30 hrs rest before track session tomorrow night which is another 6x1mile intervals at 10 mile pace. Need to listen to how the body reacts this week to the heavier mileage of last week before ramping up again this weekend
Yeah and don't forget you'll be wearing your dancing shoes at the weekend too
Feeling pretty much recovered now from the 10k and 1.5 hours of zone 2ing. 4 hour beastie tomorrow for me - hope this lovely sun stays out!
Get that HR monitor on oscarr - and have a look at the numbers - need to start getting a feel for what is 'normal for you' especially after the effort sessions... see how long it takes you to recover.
Yep, and they're pretty cute shoes i can tell you
Great that you have recovered and good luck with the 4 hr tomorrow. Will start using the HRM more now that i have sorted it out and paired it to the watch
Yay I got to run today! 1m w/u, 2m MP, 1m c/d. Tried not to think about running 13 times as many marathon pace miles!
Malt loaf and Lucozade original ready and waiting for my patented carb loading plan. I've actually lost a little weight during the taper, so I'm ready to add some back again. I'm not getting much work done, because I can't concentrate!
Ten - i can feel the excitement from here - great to see
Feel so much better having put an extra meal into the day - must remember that as the mileage goes up so must the calorie intake to get the right balance - great isn't it??
SB you will enjoy the 4 hours I love that kind of session with no pressure.
Oscarr I'm a 4 meal girl already.
Still figting the throat, did my 4 easy miles after massage though.
I've managed to get diarrhoea Hoping to get it under control quickly, otherwise carb loading is going to be a challenge
Think I'd rather work LOLOLOL
4 hours coming up - mental challenge is getting out the door...
Next time I choose something bonkers to do can someone please remind me to do it when I don't have every weekend booked up.
Get well you poorly peeps
The sun's out - get out in it when you can - UV is better than domestos.
Ten - get some immodium down you - no point rebuking modern medicine at this point in time. They work wonders and will help your body get some nutrition out of the food that's speeding through you!
Feel more like an athlete than a drugged up zombie of the last 10 days.....
Had my final MOT from my "massge man" who told me as I laid back on his treatment table that last night he had he had just bench-pressed a PB of 175kg! That's only about two and half times my body weight.....
He was gentle with me, so raring to go and will check-in online in the next 10 mins....
So all systems are go - see you on the other side.
Best of luck for all runners here over the w/e including of course Ten - stay calm, you'll be fine!
I've taken a single Imodium this morning. The reason being that I *think* the problem is less severe than last night, and I don't want to take more than necessary. Plain rice for lunch...
Ten: Trust in modern science. So exciting, why am I tempted to come down at the weekend anyway and walk around
Sleepy/oscarr: You and your crazy ultra-training. Tried discussing it with OH, got some reaction training in as a avoided flying pans/plates/scaving looks/child related guilt trips...
Mike: and you let him near you???
Oh I've got such an emotiticon addiction at the moment.
Bo - loving the scene during your "chat" with OH about ultras - bit like mcs when he mentioned doing another marathon to his wife with the reply "over my dead body" - I think he was tempted !!!
I'm gonna send an e-mail to her now with a 'The Wall' link...
What a truly gorgeous day out there. Loved my plod today - such a pleasant change not to have a raging wind! Saw my first 2 butterflies of the year and bravely went adventuring down footpaths that looked like they went roughly in the right direction. Very glad I did!
Stats: 4 hours - Zone 2 (112-130bpm) - 16.73 miles (0.34 further than last week in same time) - ave pace (just to freak oscarr out) 14:19mi/mi and yes that's the pace/slower that I've done all my longies at since Christmas and since I've just done my 7:30 10k I'm no longer embarrassed by it
Feel like I haven't done anything - gotta love it though my left big toe is a little sore again. My feet have definitely elongated with the time being spent on them (it's common apparently). My other shoes that are 0.5 bigger seem better - so I wonder if it's just my toe bashing against the end and being effectively pushed back into it's joint. It's the joint at the ball of my foot that's complaining. May have to get another pair and save the smaller ones for afterwards when I drop back to normal time frames.
Mike - Go get em! Have a brilliant time - will look forward to hearing all about it!
Ten - glad you're feeling better!
well and truly freaked out !! 14:19 against my very, very slow run on Monday of 10:45 including 10 mins walking - you must have walked the whole way ??
I thought this was just Marathon mythology - but no, it's true:
Collected my US $ this afternoon:
Cashier: "USD? Is this business or pleasure" said in a friendly sort of way
MKS "Ha, err.........., pleasure I hope...but I am running the Boston Marathon...."
Cashier: "Marathon.....wow, how far's that then?"
MKS "This one is 26.2 miles"
Cashier: "Wow, 50, 100, 150, 200............good luck with that then"