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So up and about this morning, knees fine must of just been a twinge from running on the ice/slush. plus i didnt really warm up as such, as i was running a bit late!
hopefully the night went better than you planned Angela.
Did my run anyway... very late, very dark, got in from it at 11... watched Suits anyway, and bed shortly after midnight. So, I really need the rest day today!
Did my 5 miles pace today, weird as I felt pretty weak just before, but when I was out running i flew! Actually did a proper warm up, where I jogged, stopped to stretch a bit before starting the run... the few degrees above freezing made me a happy bunny.
Managed an average 8:48 pace (was 9:10 2 weeks ago), with the last mile at 8:22 (which was a bit fast!) Foot and calf seem to be better too
Ideally I'm setting my target for Halstead at 4:10 with sub 4 for Bournemouth. Lets hope training keeps going so well!
How is everyone else doing? what runs did we do today?
Sorry I haven't posted but been really busy with work & family. Glad to see you are keeping the thread going and training is going pretty well.
Had my first race of the winter today. Canterbury 10. Hilly and windy but finished in 70:58 (chip time) so quite happy with that.
Only one in the diary so far - the Surrey Spitfire 20 on 3 March but I will also do Paddock Wood Half marathon on 7 April.
I like races because they tell you how you are really doing. That's the first time in years I've felt like I was racing and picking people off and feeling strong. And yet last week my training was all really slow and felt like hard work.
It was good for the confidence. They key is not to run flat out though because it's the bigger picture that matters.
When is the Colchester half?
I carb loaded all day on Saturday, but not sure if it was enough, or soon enough after the run unfortunately. I also felt a bit sniffly this morning, so it could just be I'm generally tired and was just having an off day. Luckily weights and core this evening ought to boost my spirits!
Sensible to take it easy, Angela. These things normally pass within a few days.
Jason - good going on the XC!
hi everyone sorry havent posted!! been busy with moving etc etc.
anyways....3 miles out the way yesterday no problem....well sort of, monday was meant to be a nice recovery/X-train session but ended up being a XC style walk as i was pheasent beating (approx 6 miles walking through mud/brambles you name it, so didnt really rest from sunday at all.
aching quite nicely today as you could imagine.
6 miles tonight will be intresting!! luckily its club run and as its a 5th week they do a nice sociable slow run so am looking forward to it.
bit of good news though is ive finally got my forerunner 110!! absolutely love it!!
Angela you take it easy with the sniffles. a good rest will do you justice at this time in the schedule
well all the best and hope you feel stronger when your back to it
Im not on connect im afraid as ive got an ipad
i suppose i could get one of those USB adapters, but cant be arsed at the moment as im just going to use it for training and races!
Done something incredible this morning!
im moving this week so runnings been a bit hard on some occasions and also to the OH not acceptable!
i was out the door this morning at 5:30 doing the 6 miles pace!! couldnt believe how easy it felt that early, weather was terrible round here as you could imagine! snowing at one point.
managed sub 8mm all way round sometimes nearer the 7mm!
wont be doing it every day as its not convenient for me but still enjoyed it none the less
hope everyones well and still alive lol
havent posted as had no internet at home. damn sky coming today
so first off, hopefully you DIDNT attempt yesterdays run? ive tried before to run on an illness and it knocked me out for a week after. (too much too soon). if that was me id be resting today aswell and see (carefully) if you an stomach a run on tuesday! hopefully your eating now and getting the strength back to normal
well.....saturday!! 6 miles in the rain/cold was not fun to start off with but eventually i got stuck in and just raced round the town
sunday. was a 13 LSR in the nice countryside of LT waltham and surrounding areas. very very tough on the legs and felt like death when back but all good! homemade soup was on the menu and roast potatoes.
for some odd reason i had my normal breakfast but still felt hungry at miles 6 onwards so that added to the mental torture, along with the mud!
up this morning with heavy legs but apart from that o.k
Good effort Jason. You are building up nicely. Still 14 weeks to go so plenty of time.
Angela - how are you. Take your time to make sure you are fully recovered. A few days lost now, whilst frustrating, won't make much difference.
I managed 18 miles yesterday at 8:03 on a hilly course so pretty happy, but a little tired today.
Morning, its my first day back at work, and, although I wouldn't say I have my usual energy, I do think I'll be well enough for some core work and strength this evening. My concern is that those long runs were really ramping up from yesterday, so this coming sunday is planned to be 13. Given that last week was 6 and the week before was 9 its a bit of a big step up. I'll see what the bod says next sunday, hopefully I'll be back to normal.
18 miles! Wow, you're flying! Good for you. So jealous- I was thoroughly bored yesterday. Ended up reading about 4 chapters of Seb Coe's biography though, which is really interesting
Angela - Glad to here you are on the road to recovery. Be careful and take your time getting back to full training though. I would think that you should be fine to do 13 next weekend but take it very easy and see how you are feeling after 3 or 4 miles. It might be worth having the option to bail at various points and that way you can carry on for as long as you feel ok.
I do this regularly and never bail. It's great for mental strength but nice knowing if you really feel uneasy you can stop. Good luck.