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You and your family are in my thoughts, Oscarr.
My condolences too Oscar.
Sleepy - you are wiser than your years by far, Ben is a very lucky man and i hope he knows that.
oscarr - I tell him most days!!! (thank you),
Easy half hour for me today before I deviate slightly from my plan to do my 2400m (x 5) test tomorrow. Good effort FH - it was yakky yesterday!
Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die.
(Mary Elizabeth Frye, 1932)
Oscarr: I am so sorry for your loss. You are such an inspiration with your dignity, humour and honesty. I hope that you and your family are as well as you can be...
My sincerest and lasting condolences. And I need to say sorry to her for not posting very often....
thankyou so much
Oscarr, I am so sorry to hear your sad news,as BoD has said you are such an inspiration, my sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Oscarr, I am so sorry for your loss.
Your empathy, humour and generosity of spirit shine even through this virtual world. Your wife must have been a very lovely and loved lady and I hope that will give you some comfort at this difficult time.
Thank you for your bravery and I hope we can offer a tiny piece of support for you as you have for us so much during our little running trials and tribulations.
Thinking of you and your family.
Oscarr, I can only echo what the others have said, I have been inspired by you two special people. I feel blessed.
Sorry to hear of your loss Oscar, thoughts are with you at ths difficult time.
Thanks for that FH!! I feel some quality time on the treadmill coming on! And there was me thinking autumn marathons are best cos you get to do your miles in 'good' weather LOL.
I'm having a day off training today so that I keep my weekly mileage increases below 10%. Does anyone do the '20% mileage drop every 4th week' thing. I used to do it and it seems to keep cropping up though it never seems to appear in schedules. I'm also becoming intrigued by the 3 week cycle thinking ie easy/medium/hard weeks followed by a complete week off - think it's a triathlete thing. Anyone know more?
Did my fitness test yesterday - was a weird one, better than the last, very similar to the time before. (The last one was a bit of an anomaly due to having bought a 2nd hand treadmill that needed recalibrating as I found out!! It has been now!) Didn't have the ability/motivation to do the last segment (2400m at 180bpm) even though I've managed it before - may be down to the fact that I haven't been doing as much 'top end' training as I was at the start of the year so it seemed too alien. The higher end of tempo felt reasonably comfy though (approx half marathon pace) hurrah!
Sincere condolences Oscarr...........thoughts are with you this week.
Race Number: 7536Category: Over 50 MaleFull Time: 04:08:3110k split: 00:55:35Half marathon: 01:57:5930k split: 02:49:51Overall finish position: 3260Category finish position: 253<br id="ecxFontBreak" />Did I blow it or what!!!!
Sounds like a tough test SB - I doubt I could push 1.5 miles at 180bpm as a first rep, never mind a last one!
Training is going well at the moment. Today I ran five miles, three of which were at 8:34 pace. A couple of days ago I ran quarter-mile intervals at 7:30 pace. Total mileage will hopefully be 28 for the week over 5 days. I'm gradually increasing my weekly mileage and plan to progress to running six days per week. I haven't totally decided, but I'll probably flatten out somewhere around 35-40 miles per week.
Oscarr, I am so sorry to hear of your loss...words fail me...
Hi all - just back from a very, very windy Worthing 10k.
Amazingly a pb @ 50:43! So without the wind (not mine from the sea!) sub 50 should be possible?
Whoop whoop Emma - let the post-marathon PBs roll! You can look forward to a few more over the next few months
Ten - 35-40 is my kinda mileage too - might occasionally go up to 50 but I think that's enough for me! Glad you're back out n aboot.
FH - I know what you mean - you're right it is only numbers but my second favourite hobby is playing with my programme! One day I will come up with a perfect-for-me periodised year long schedule that is both maintainable and optimal - or maybe I will just keep tinkering LOL. Did you get the final details email for the Lakes? If not, check the website - it's been updated.
How's the recovery going mcs? What have you been up to? Changed your mind about running another one yet?
The national ladder on runBritain has done its weekly update... and tadaaa I am finally inside the top 10,000 ladies (9842th) - whoop whoop! Next mission - top 1000 VW (though maybe not the 35s might be able to make it during my visit to VW40 - fingers crossed)
Right, the sheen has finally come of the Paris medal and I am back full training. Raced (poorly) last night Yateley 10km in 36:46 (12th) ran with the lead group for first km and in reality I soul dbe able to hodl them for 6-8km and then be part of the shake-up. Still today is a new beginning, targets are a fast 5km sub-17 for the 2nd time and national standard of 16:45, lose 2-3kg that I have pilled on after Paris and get rid of the niggles (Hip, plantar facitis, back, neck and knee).
Well run Emma, cracking result and sub-50 is now yours on a wind free day.
Emma - congratulations on the 10K...great time
BoD - great to see the motivation back..hope the 10k goes well.
SB - congratulations on the Run Britian position!
Choisty - good luck with the new targets...too fast for me!
So far this week, I have only managed to run Monday (4 miles). A week off from work and all has gone pear shaped! Was planning to run before OH went to work, but was exhausted after a bad night. My son is out until late afternoon and my older daughter is revising but did say she would keep an eye on my middle daughter who is still very poorly if I want to go out......have you seen the weather...gail force winds and driving rain...I think I might try again in the morning!
You're still getting faster Craig! Great stuff! And Emma too.... must have an eye on sub-4 marathon next year.
SB - Well done with the ranking and good luck with the target. I'm not so much getting out-and-about unfortunately. I'm confined to the treadmill because I've nobody to watch over my son while the wife is away. I'll schedule a few longer runs during the day when he's back at school, so I'll be able to get outside again. In any case, I'm really enjoying the running at the moment and have to be disciplined to stay easy on the easy days.
FH - good luck for Coniston.
MCS - wait until you run on another hot day and you will realise what an achievement it is to run a marathon in the heat.
Choisty - I wish I could run a 10k that fast. I look forward to my post-op improvements you promised me
MWW - that weather is good preparation for the marathon, if your luck is anything like mine!
I booked another 10k yesterday, so now have one at the end of July and one at the start of September. I can't book my half-marathons yet, but I'm dying to get entered
Hmmmm - well that was an interesting run/swim last night LOL. Made Milton Keynes/Manchester all the more impressive. We got caught out in one of the torrential downpours just a mile or so from the finish - was yakkybut funny at the same time! Went out in my winter jacket which kept the worst of it off but had to take it off for most of the run cos I was toasting! Any recommendations for a summer but waterproof jacket? Am thinking one of the mountain marathon type ones might be a good investment ...
Yoga for me today and no racing this weekend though will be off to Birmingham to watch Ben run on Saturday afternoon though I can't remember what distance he's doing now (ooops - bad wife LOL). My long run steps up a little on Sunday - hurrah - looking forward to that nice feeling when you settle into an easy rhythm - hopefully with a little less water.
Whoop whoop for the 10k virgin - enjoy Bo - which one is it? Is it a fast one?
Ten - be patient padawan
reiki - oooh not heard of that one - toodleooo off to visit amazon right now!
Happy running everyone - looking forward to hearing all about it later...