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Todays lyrics: Looking from the window above
What:4M easy today.
WHY: Just cause. Mild, dry, noisy with dawn chorus in full cry
Well run to RW and NZC
More to catch up on
What - rest
Why - can barely walk... pain moved from the joints to the muscles, which I think is good.
NZC... I can't quite play for the SF 49ers... but it won't be long.
RW: Nice marathon
AH: Sounds as if things may be on the up as long as you don't stand up!
What: Splash at lunch, trot tonightWhy: I'm a man of habitLast Hard: last nights club run, I ran the first undulating lap of 8K in 33-23 which is an astonishing 7 mins 37 seconds quicker than when I started running that loop in early September, OK its cooler now... butLast Rest: 20/10
Right time to get organised.
Nice to see such improvement DD.
Sounds as though you're getting there RW.
What: nothingWhy: nearly ill and don't want another post marathon six weeks offLast hard: being sensible in this recovery periodLast rest: 25/10
Lyrics - yes.
What: maybe squeeze a quickie run if GP appt on time. Badminton laterWhy: got to get some things done this afternoonLast Hard: ?Last rest: yesterday - moonlit dip under the bridge yesterday was a fun ride (x4) but not really exercise!
A bit of blue sky around this morning
alehouse: sorry to see you still feeling rough LMH: no turbo for me ... I have a VERY low boredom threshold and I just want to be out and about. In any case I'm only a fair weather cyclist. I enjoy it when the sun is shining . Next time I'm just going to wear my winter boots DD: that's scary fast and a massive improvement!what: another 6 slow mileswhy: I want to stay niggle-freelast hard: not sure ... don't really do hard at the molast rest: 27/10lyrics: another yes !!
Morning. Club run this evening, usually 10M, probably plenty of hills given that this Sunday's XC has a few rises.
Entered the Cambridge Half for March and have just noticed the Cambridge Boundary Run one week earlier. That's a half-marathon or marathon, same price - and you can sign up for the half and run the whole distance, or sign up for the full and limp out halfway if you're feeling done. Think I might sign up for the half, possibly run the full, and then have a bit of a break down south for the week between runs.
Lyrics: a classic.
keep well LMH
alehouse, hope you start to feel better soon
I should know these lyrics, I am sure I should..
What: Like 7d, club run but not 10 miles!
Why: tuesday run with club to avoid always running beginners and intermediates
last hard: sunday
last easy: yesterday
have a good day all
DD thats just silly ...amazing I would be happy to knock 7 minutes of my marathon time let alone 8k
RW a couple of really nice ice cold baths migh help
What : rest
Why : its about time
Last hard : 21st
Lyrics : I think so
Quiet day. Have entered the Cambridge Boundary Run - aka My First Marathon. 16 weeks to go, better get training!
Evening all, know the lyric, can hear how its sung in my head, but can't get any further than that!!
Off to meet the new running club tonight, not sure what is planned, will find out when I get there!
7D Ahh Cambridge races, how I miss them. do you know anything about the boundary run? It's meant to be good off-road fun. The Cambridge half was amazing last year (apart from lack of loos). I'm very jealous that you have a place!LMH look after yourself.
What: 4 km run walk plus core and stretchingWhy: I'm still being good and carefulLast hard: not just curling up on the sofa this evening, it's dark and cold out there!Lyrics: Nope.
Ale how's the foot?
Hoping to feel better and be back at it soon emzap. How is your hip?
GGG - I've run the half at Shakespeare before - it has a bit of a hill in it if I remember correctly.
An interesting choice for your first marathon 7d.
Hope they're welcoming and friendly sweep.
I tried to get on the web yesterday, but it seems like all electronic communication from Portsmouth is being jammed. There's a big grey military radio station on the hill (Shh, top secret) and the locals are well aware of the issues here. Hotel access only then.
Yesterday, 10k run along the promenade. Loads of other runners out. Clipped along at a fairly brisk 7:15m/m and followed it with 30 min swim in the short hotel pool.Tonight, 7 miles at a slightly less brisk, but more sustainable 7:30m/m, again followed by 30 min in the pool. It appears that the Gt Sth Run occurred the day before I arrived here. Some people still have half term, so that's presumably why it was expensive to get a basic hotel.
Congrats to RW on your marathon, enjoy the aches and make the most of the sympathy.DD, I think that you might have been trying a little bit harder this time round the loop. You also had no navigational worries. Obviously you are in form, but that's only part of it.Lyrics? Yes. Obviously I would have got yesterday's had I got on, and now I know the answer it should be easier.
All this talk of racing, I really must get some booked.
Run club, started hammering it down this evening, really unpleasant, but got some good running done.
Emzap: I know a little bit about the Boundary Run, seems like a mix of off-road, quiet roads, and bike paths, seems fairly informal stuff. I've checked the map out and have covered most of the route out on walks before. I wasn't into running when I was at university there so I never really got to see any of the Hare & Hounds club activities. As for the half, I got lucky, sure, I can believe it would be popular, beautiful city and very flat, all the ingredients.
GG: good question. I'd have thought I'd simply try and amass miles in the legs, 40-50 a week with fortnightly runs of about 18-20 miles to build up endurance. I'm simply focused upon finishing and not particularly chasing times - club night gives me the speed + short recovery training I need.