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Good to see we are getting a reputation on here for going that extra mile to get the training in
I have been toying with the idea of getting up at silly o'clock to go and do my tempo session but have decided against it. If it freezes overnight the route I do will be treacherous and the other options would not be great.
I am going to gamble on it being ok tomorrow evening to go for it. I really want to see if I can both increase the length of the speed section and also squeeze a little out of the time (my target will be 7:15 mm or better over 25 / 30 minutes).
If my gps is still playing up I can always use the stopwatch for this section and I will be able to work out my time. Must see what deals are out there on the garmin.
If not I will have to go to the gym.
Spoons - how best to approach a tempo session on a treadmill ?
ooo..good question re treadmill Carl. I am seriously considering dusting mine off and getting some miles of boredom in. It was just hazardous outside this morning!
Morning campers. Another cold and frosty day up north. Speedwork at the gym at lunchtime or risk waiting and go to the track tonight and hope its open and safe. Decisions decisions.....
Carl - my thoughts are that it could be too much of a risk trying to do a tempo run on the roads. As Rachel said on her thread there was lots of frozen puddles and of course there could be plenty of black ice lurking. Have you run on the track in these conditions before, how was the track itself ?
Spoons - I see you have logged a couple of runs Jantastic. Are the shins feeling better now ?
Carl - when there's snow on the ground is a good time to dust off the treadmill. We don't want any broken legs on here! Treadmills are actually quite good for tempo runs as it's very easy to keep the pace consistent.
Carter - I did a 2 mile and a 4 mile run and definitely better although not perfect....
Thats good to hear spoons.
I've just got back from a session at the gym and can confirm that I did not enjoy my tempo run at all on the treadmill. I got bored so quickly that I kept increasing/decreasing the incline and then increasing/decreasing my pace (there wasnt even any sights to keep me distracted ). Hopefully the weather improves quickly so we can all get back out where we belong ! I also did a few minutes of weights plus there was a gentle 0.5 miles there and 0.5 miles back to the office. Horrible
Carter - looks like we asre going to escaoe the snow so as long as it is not freezing around 8pm tonight I will probably go for my usual road / footpath run.
Otherwise |I will take all your good advice and go to the gym.
Well done for getting to the gym Carter. I agree that it is one of teh most boring ways to run when we are spolit by running in the open air and all the benefits that come with taht.
Sorry to hear that CW
Carter - yes the dreadmill is boring. I used to have one and watched DVDs on a laptop on it. At least you got it done.
Loads of snow here
Wasn't windy south of the Thames tonight, Carl. Quite a few runners out too - good to see.
It was cold out there and very few runners out and about tonight. It was also seemed darker than nornal and as I could not use my backlight was running on feel for much of the run as I was away from streetlights.
Good thing is the GPS was working normally tonight.
Warm up 1.59miles 9:29 min/mile avg (15mins)
At pace 3.33 miles 7:11 min/mile avg (24 mins)
Cool down 2.15 miles 9:08 min/mile avg (19.45mins)
My fastest mile was mile 3 which I did in 7:02 min. I was dying for the last few minutes of the speed section and stopped after 24 mins because I came to traffic lights.
Certainly was tough both physically and mentally but glad I did it.
Carter - sorry forgot to answer your question on running track.
I ran my usual road / footpath route tonight.
Last year when we had snow which froze, I could not use the running track for weeks as the temperature being lower than the surrounding area it took it longer to thaw out and the park people would not clear it.
When I ran on it last Thursday the back straight was a little slippy with falling temperatures.
So it will very much dpend on the approach of the people looking after the track.
Why don't you give them a ring tomorrow to see what they say.
Good work Carl. And mile 3 was the quickest
take care out there in the snow and ice
Morning all. It's another freezing cold day with fog now thrown in foor good measure. An easy 6.5 miles for me this morning at 9:54 - http://connect.garmin.com/activity/262640337
Stay warm and safe everyone
Hope everyone's OK. I registered -11 degrees in my car today.....
Not a lot I'm afraid. I don't have access to a treadmill, the roads aren't safe and I can't get off road as I leave for work at 7am and get back at 7pm
Well done for getting out guys!
Planning to go to the track tonight before it closes for my interval session.
Last week I did 12 x 400 reps sp tonight I am planning on doing 6 x 800 m.
Hopefully it is not as cold as last night but I guess it is better than conditions for some of you.
Evening. Hope the track went well Carl.
Carter - how's it going?
Very quiet on here today. Everyone surviving the cold ?
It was very cold at the running track tonight, windy and icy underfoot in places.
I got there early enough and just managed to get my intervals in before they turned out the lights and I did my cool down in the dark.
I found it tough from interval 3 onwards tonight. A combination of a very late run last night slightly faster than I should have done and the cold tonight. AS this deamnds more from the lungs I found breathing in loads of cold air extrenely unconfortable.
Section times as follows :
Warm up, 8 laps at 8:55 min/mile
Intervals of 800m as follows :
1. 3:15 min
2. 3:12 min
3. 3:11 min
4. 3:10 min
5. 3:14 min
6. 3:12 min
Cool down, 6 laps at 9:08 min/mile
Thanks goodness tomorrow is a rest day. Supposed to get snow here in London tomorrow so Saturdays LSR might be a challenge.
Anyone else get out today ?
Carl- very impressed indeed! My treadmill is becoming my friend....