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Chrissi-good source of carbs Recently ben experimenting with rocket and smoked salmon with a lime and olive oil dressing for breakfast- sounds strange, but tastes great. Now a firm convert to breakfast salads Ras y Gader is a fab run, everyone- and the food is, indeed, fantastic! Might come back this year, not sure yet....
Good to see jenf this morning for the Parkrun
The potato salad worked well and I managed to run the (trail) Parkrun in 19.01, 43 seconds faster than my last attempt 3 weeks ago. Just got back from a piri-piri mackerel-fuelled easy 6.3m run- which felt ridiculously easy Got to be a good sign....
Oh my, the sun is shining and it is warm JD, what's the thinking behind your new nutrition plan then buddy? It is obviously working
Panad, glad you had a good break there girl and great to hear that SS is back on his feet.
Well, my self navigation cross country marathon around rural Lincolnshire yielded me third place, a posh bronze medal and a prize. Got lost several times, grabbed some nice nosh at checkpoints and got sunburnt. RESULT! Acres of food, jam sponge and custard, cake and lashings of coffee at the end. £15 well spent
17.01m for me today, and surprise, surprise, the wind is back with a vengeance (weather, I mean, guys!). Still, run felt good, except for first 2m where the legs felt a bit heavy from yesterday's 5k. I see that I ended up running the last 2m a bit too fast- felt ok though! 17.01m in 1.58.58 (7.00av) splits: 7:34 7:32 7:29 7:18 7:25 7:22 7:06 7:12 7:02 6:57 7:07 7:01 6:42 6:37 6:19 6:08 6:04 2
It'll be all that breakfast salad stuff JD!! Cracking pace as ever. Have you made your mind up about London yet?
My training today-5 mile walk with the dog and looking at a car to buy. Feel smashed, hope physio can get some life back in legs and that I can re-fuel enough again tomorrow. Really don't know how you do it Jason, I hit 90 miles last week for the first time in a long time and am eating like a pig but still it doesn't seem enough. You diddle about with salad and and a fry-up, and you steam on for another 100 mile week. I reckon I might have reached some sort of carb intolerance.
So, the final countdown to London...must be sensible now!
How's everyone else doing in this nice spring weather. Wonder how TRex has got on. No doubt a cracking tale will be told on his return!
Brer - great result you'll have to ain for a PW more often
JD - Breakfast salad ?? i can't cope with a salad for lunch never mind brekkie but good for you being so focused - will watch out for you with those elites at VLM
Panad - glad your able to run again
I did an 8 mile undulating loop yesterday (on backroads from home as i didn't feel up to coping with major roadworks + tourist traffic to get to CyB) and it was lovely didn't put any pressure on myself as far as time or even completing the distance and it worked. feel so much better now.
Great running Chrissi - looks like your time off is paying dividends and things are coming together for you now
Inspiring running again Brer - agree with Chrissi, your PW strategy seems to work well
16 miles of tarmac for me today - felt pretty good until last couple of miles, when I'd run out of water and was overheating a bit Don't know if anyone else has this problem, but as I don't run with mp3 or anything, I tend to get tunes stuck in my head when I'm running. Today's was Old MacDonald's Farm (!!), so entertained myself trying to think of different animals and remembering their order in the song (you can tell I work in primary education!) ..... gave up when I got to wolves
JD-nice target for London boyo-you'll smash it
LOL Chrissi and SD, it wasn't a PW in the end and I get to feature in the Sleaford Gazette as a result...blimey, I've hit the big time
Chrissi, sounds like a good route..SD..yeh, primary songs
BTW SD, doing Baslow BootBash this year, do you fancy it? Cracking route, very scenic-Derbyshire at its best. Bring that Run Forest Run guy with you
Hi folks. I'm back. Brilliant time in Co. Galway. On Saturday it was warm and sunny - didn't think such weather existed any more - and did some touring around southern Connemara ending at Clifden where I registered for my race and where there was also a traditional music festival going on. They might be in severe recession but the Irish know how to enjoy themselves.
1h15 drive back to Galway and then out for our usual late night coffee. On the way back Mrs T Rex rushed on ahead and I asked her to leave the B&B front door open on the latch. Arrived to find the door locked. It being late at night I didn't feel it was a very good idea to ring the doorbell and didn't have my phone on me so I settled down in the porch (which was open) to wait for her to come down and open the door.
And I waited and waited. After 45 minutes and blood pressure starting to rise I decided I'd have to ring the bell. A strange lady, not the proprietor, answered the door looking puzzled and a bit annoyed. I tried to argue my case, but in the end I had to accept the inevitable - I'd been waiting in the porch of the wrong house. It was an identical-looking house next door.
As to the Connemara ultra itself I'm not sure if my performance has boosted my confidence or not. The day before's sun had disappeared and it was back to icy blasts from the east, a terrible headwind from about mile 22 onwards. Very SNOD-like in actual fact, although it wasn't raining.
From as early as mile 3 my shoulder was giving me a lot of gyp and for long stretches in order to try to find pain free options I either had to run with my middle finger of the affected arm crooked into the neck of my shirt (to support the weight of the arm) or with my hand on my hip. By about mile 20 the backs of first my right and then my left knee also began to hurt. It was a struggle to make reasonable progress. The pain was nothing like as sharp walking as compared to running.
To cut a long story short the race turned out to be a slow marathon (for me) in 4:38, an 11-mile walk which felt like an eternity, followed by a 2-mile jog on the downhill finish run-in for a total time of 7:50:47.
It was all about camaraderie and meeting some excellent people at various stages around the course. And not giving up.
Hi all, I would say I've not been about much because I've been busy but then I compare all your milages to my own and I'm just not sure I can sell that!
Instead I'll just have to be honest and admit that I was put off by all this talk of salads for breakfast and only felt comfortable coming back when the conversation returned to fried breakfasts and takeaway pizza
Broke through the 20 mile barrier for the first time this year at the weekend but the bit that's going to make a lot of you chuckle is when I say I'd call it a "hilly" run it included almost 200m of ascent!
The joys of living in Essex where the platform stilletto's tend to be the highest thing for miles around
I've got another lined up for this weekend before I start tapering down for Halstead, where I'm hoping to be around 3:40. I'm pretty confident I can hold that pace for at least 18 miles but I'd have liked to have got a few more 20+ runs in but that's bad planning on my part
JD - That's a cracking target for London, I hope you smash it and then make the rest of your family sit down to a salad and watch while you fill your boots
T-Rex - Obviously I'm still very much a novice but giving some of the challenges you've faced in the last couple of months I'd be inclined to chalk that up as a win!
Hello all, hi Kandinsky..good luck for Halstead
As expected, the madness that is Mr Rex returns to our shores after terrorising the population of County Galway. Of course you didn't give up-your a Snodder
JD- have you come up on the Lotto? Smoked salmon for breakfast! I expect you have put a request in at Queenie's Pad for similar treatment on the morning of the 21st April. BTW-have you seen long range forecast-talk of bloody 25 degrees in London on the special day. Will finally have to put my thermal gear away and reveal the new season's attire (same as last year's ropey kit)
15 miles cross country for me today and now off to killer Spin session for a bit of lactate threshold thrash!! Rather do a marathon any day!
LOL JD re tapering..cos I'm a stupid git! Set off do 8 and it kinda...well, it was a nice morning
It starts now though, Spin class from hell tonight, I must have sweated about a litre all over the bike. Will get very bored from now on so will be extended gentle walks with dog or might try some groovy alternative gym classes like...(whispers it quietly so no-one hears) ..Body Pump or Body Combat or ...Zumba....OMG!
brer - if I were you I'd find a marathon to do before London to keep yourself occupied.
Glad to see you're off to the capital, jason. You need to focus now. Give it your best shot.
I've not entered this year, wasn't really confident with ongoing knee problem. However, after buying a pair of Hoka's and getting round the Haworth Hobble pain free I'm going to see how I am later this year and if I'm running OK I'll try and get a place. Fingers crossed........
8m recovery run for me. Two goals achieved: back quicker than out, no putting my left arm in any pain rerduction positions. The latter took some doing but pleased now.
Just fruit for breakfast with grated fresh ginger and goat's milk yoghurt.
Oh well, PB target for London down the pan-have Man Flu