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Hi Angela/Jason - work has been manic and by the time I catch up with other threads I keep running out of time to post here.
Glad training is going well for you both. i managed 55 miles last week. That's the first time since 1994 that I've run more than 50 in a week. Felt really comfortable as well. Should do 56 this week unless the snow stops me.
Angela Isherwood 2 wrote (see)
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sorry lardarse i dont get it
sorry lardarse i dont get it
Sorry, thought it was obvious, don't want to play gooseberry in between you two!!!! lol
Did my 3 miler this morning... crunchy on the ice sick of this weather... well sick of the ice anyway. Keep on having to wear trail shoes, which I don't like as much as my road shoes. I thought the red was supposed to make me go faster, but the ice seems to make me slower...
Its 46 degrees in Sydney... wouldn't like to run in that either...
Angela - I've been fitting my training in first thing in the morning but it is quite timeconsuming. For instance, this week I did 9 miles Tuesday, 12 wednesday, 5 yesterday and 9 today all before work!!!
However, a slight confession - I work for myself so can make it to the office whenever I feel like it. I tend to run at a park on the way to work and shower when I get there.
Because of my family situation I haven't had the time to train this hard for nearly 20 years so I'm being quite selfish this year before time runs out.
I could be tempted by Bournemouth. I was going ot do the new one in York but missed the entry. It filled up in two days. I'll take a look a tthe event and see.
Hi DS2, Wow, that sounds good- i know if I had more time, I could train so much more. When I was a rower at Uni, I used to regularly do 15-20 hours a week of training. What time are you going for in Halstead?
Yes, York running out of places was quick. I guess there's so much demand up there, yet many of the major races are in the south. Its great to see so many towns and cities hosting their own marathons. I'm hoping Colchester would have one one day!
I sold the idea of a trip to Bournemouth to my fiance by telling him that its the only place I've ever seen a red squirrel, and also, the swimming pool there has a wave machine! As if the sea there isn't wavy enough!
They're doing a festival so youo have 5k, 10k and half marathon options there too.
How many times have you done Halstead? You done many others in the UK/Abroad?
Hi Angela, the good thing is that as you get fitter and a bit quicker you can fit more miles in to the available time. I'm aiing to run Sub 3:15 at Halstead to get a Good For Age qualification for the London Marathon the following year on my 50th birthday (if the dates are right!). I will try to break 3 hours at London 2014.
I would like Colchester to have a marathon as well. Although I live in kent I have a caravan at St Osyths so it would be convenient. I regularly cycle through Colchester in the summer on the way to St Osyths from Kent.
I've done Halstead in 2011 and 2012. It's a brilliant event. Back in 1994 I ran the predecessor to it - it was called the Essex & Suffolk Border marathon and I ran my PB there.
Halstead this year will be my tenth marathon. I did my first in 1986 in Paris. I've, also, done Edinburgh and London 4 times.
I like the look of the Bournemouth race. My memories of Bournemouth from playing hockey there was it was pretty flat and I see the website says the course is flat. I'm not sure I'll be running too fast by then though because I'm riding Lands End to John O'Groats in 10 days in August so the summer will be concentrating on cycling mostly.
I see you are following P&D and doing some of the exercises. It's a very good book and I use it as a reference a lot now. I'm following the 55-70 plan over 18 weeks. I think 44 miles per week is plenty for most. I'm old so I need to do a few extra!!!
The really good thing for you will be the rowing experience and the fact that you have previously trained that hard for a tough sport. Mentally you will be well ahead of most other runners and you will know your body will handle the work.
I like training in tough conditions. I always use it as a positive that many others won't be training and it will give me an edge on race day.
Clever manipulation of your fiance' to sell the Bournemouth weekend to him.
Keep up the hard work, but above all, enjoy it!
Hey Jason I saved my 5 miles for this evenign too. Not much to report, though I did scare myself by going over funny on my ankle- I think its ok now, but wil keep an eye on it.
I must say I'm getting rather sick of having to run in this ice. It didn't snow much here overnight, so a lot of the paths are just icy from the snow a few days ago. I'll be doing 9 tomorrow in daylight, hopefully. Who'd have thought I'd get so much opportunity to wear in my trail shoes!
DS2 cycling too! I entered the ballot for the ride london 100.... Kinda hoping I can train for it without disrupting the running too much. Did the Maldon triathlon last year, was really fun, except for the swimming part! Gosh, St Osyth, I used to go to the swimming pool there when i was a nipper - do you know Alresford? I grew up there. Sometimes I run along the River colne as far as Alresford, and once Brightlingsea- perhaps I should aim for st osyth this summer!
morning Angela sorry to hear about your foot hope it gets better soon.
im going all off road whilst the dam snows here (well ice now ) doing easy 3 2nite so not too bad. hopefully club runs still on 2moro otherwise ill have to venture out for a lonesome 5.
hopefully the snow/ice disappears by sat so the 5mile pace session goes well.
got XC on sunday so the 6 LSR isnt really going to be slow lol but will be fun
how you finding the plan so far? im actually really enjoying sticking to something structured (well sort of sticking to the miles etc)
Hey Jason, yeah, I htink the foot thing is too much running in my trail shoes to avoid slipping over in the snow. Wanna get back into my nice cushiony road shoes. Been rolling my foot over a golf ball to try and stretch it a bit- seems to have lasted too long to be a bruise.
I'm really hoping this snow disappears soon.
In general, I'm loving the plan too- so far, I really do feel that Im building a great base, and also, its a long enoug build up that if I don't get this week's runs in because of the the snow, I doubt I'd be too far behind if I just pick up from week 4. 6 miles in my opinion is too shhort to do really slow. I'd be tempted to do a 10k but after the 5 mile pace on Sat that could be hard...
Can't do it. Can't go 2 days without running... putting on my road shoes now.. gonna run on the roads and hope I don't fall... Wish me luck!
Sounds like you have a lot of races going on there!
So, I'm working from home againn todayy- stupid amount of time commuting yesterday made sure of that. So, I decided to do my 5 miler at lunchtime. Had tonnes more energy that I do in the evening, so a mile in, I thought I should push the pace on miles 2 and 4- this was of course a good idea until I came upon icy patches, but hey ho, did it anyway. Now I'm sitting here trying to work, but completely wiped. Perhaps I should have had a little more to eat for breakfast to fuel such a run...
Shortly after mile 4 my foot felt weird again - I determined its down to my calf, which is still pretty weak after I pulled it last year. I decided to test this out when I got home, with some calf raises, which is what I should have been doing to strengthen it, and alas, my left calf is completely useless at calf raises relative to my right one. So I'll be adding calf raises every day for now whilst the mileage is still low enough that I can cope with the running. Hopefully it'll strengthen up enough before I get onto the higher mileage weeks...
yea i know its going to be a hectic month!!
are you one of the many commuters on the news? i see they havent grasped the concept yet of snow in this country like many other foreign countries.
we go to pieces as soon as we see a flake lol, and yet switzerland and the like keep on going like nothings happened.
im doing some miles tonight as its club night but dont know how many yet as of the weather puts people off. Its turning a bit nippy round here now i think ill have to wrap up
make sure you go easy on the leg, is doing strength work good on running days?
luckily im feeling ok at the moment, a slight groin niggle has gone as far as i can tell so its all good