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Hi Sarah/Minni - I've had the odd little look in the last week or so, but not much chance of keeping up now I'm back at work. Will continue to pop in every now and then though to see how you're progressing - looking good so far!
Minni - I'm not doing BM now. I sold my number this morning as I don't feel I'm in shape to do myself justice. The last time I did the race I did 84 mins and at present I'm nowhere near that. I was going to run it as a MP session, but I know me and I'd get caught up racing So I've decided to give myself a few more weeks before doing a proper race. Dewsbury will be my next one and then Snake Lane 10. Training is not going too much to plan at present though, but trying to stay positive about it and put in what I can.
Sarah - gels are very much an individual taste I think. I've tried all the ones you mention and for me I keep going back to SIS as they're the only ones I like the consistency of. Shot blocks sound a bit
I wouldn't worry about losing pace from doing marathon training and slowing down. I set all my shorter distance pbs within a couple of months of my marathon pb off marathon training! Then when you go back to adding in a bit more shorter distance specific stuff you'll be flying
2M warm up sounds good to me Minni! Great 20M today, if you can run 20 @ 8:02 you can run 13 @ just under 7mm surely? Have faith.
Enjoy your 10 tomorrow Sarah, running is always easier with friends
Might have to try that app, just to check out the alcohol calories.
Sounds like your training is going really well! I haven't tried the shot blocks but can definitely recommend the Hi 5 gels! ... I'd hasten to add not like snot at all (which is my boyfriend's description! ... how does he know...!!)
Re the cous cous I had some for lunch but I was starving about an hour and a half afterwards so wasn't too keen but will maybe give it another go tomorrow. Still reckon fruit and veg should count!
Have a fab run tomorrow!!
Morning Sarah. Being happy with race times is a strange thing. PBs always bring delight, but for many and me included sometimes there's still an element of thinking I could have/should have gone faster! Runners are so hard on themselves at times
I have suffered with mild Raynauds, which has been worse since moving to Yorkshire. It's quite horrid and at times I could cry with the pain in my fingers. Friends have suggested wearing ski mittens as they keep the fingers close together in the mitten providing extra warmth. I don't get it in my toes very much, so not sure what would be worn on the feet
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Wow Minni, I cant believe that you managed to run all that way without breakfast or taking anything in along the way, you must be made of steel! Its amazing that you was able to keep such a fabulous pace up all the way around....who needs to eat!!!! How have you felt for the rest of the day?
The rest of the day felt ok and I wasn't any hungrier than normal. I had 2 glasses of recovery drink as soon as I finished followed by a fried egg, bacon and mushroom roll and tea (yes I know! Naughty but nice!) then a stir-fry and 2 glasses of wine ( I felt I deserved it) in the evening. I'm starting to think eating is overrated! Seriously, though as a nation we all eat far too much and its interesting to see what you can do on so little.
xpost Hilly - one of my running chums suffers terribly and wear's big fleece mittens even in the middle of summer. I think they are definitely warmer than gloves.
Sarah - are you likely to have snow for your run today? Nothing here yet but heading out now then nipping to Newcastle before it hits here. Hope you have a nice off-road one.
Short recovery run as advised today, feel fine. No snow here, frosty early on but mild 4deg now.
We had a little snow last night but didn't turn to anything other than a dusting. More and heavier is due tomorrow,which I don't mind as enjoy running in snow, but today it is quite mild and I did 20 tough hilly miles. It felt hard work but always a good one to do for leg strength. Hope you all had good runs today!
Sarah - I read yesterday something about a race in Pocklington. Are you far from there. We have a friend from Pocklington. His name is Simon..............Pocklington!!!!!
Sarah - sounds like an enjoyable, but tough run today! Look forward to seeing the pictures I don't train all on hilly ground, but Barnsley does have a few hills when we run there. I live close the Trans Pennine Trail, so a lot of my weekly runs are done on there. In marathon training though we have a very hilly 20 miles we do at the beginning of training to build the strength, which also helps with the xc season. We then have a trail out and back 20 where we go out to the 10 miles point in a group at an easy pace then come back at our own pace as close to MP/effort as possible, then we have another 20 made up of laps of 5 miles again some done together and the last 10 at MP/effort.
DS2 - the race in Pocklington is the Snake Lane 10 miles in February. It is full now, but I have know people pick up a number on the day from people who can't do it.
I enjoyed reading about your run Sarah, then I went to sleep for most of the afternoon What watch do you have? I have a garmin 305 and i plug into Sporttracks on my PC, but I think most people use Garmin connect these days.
I did my recovery run at 9mm+ I didn't look at the watch much though.
Tomorrow is our club hill night, we don't do reps, we run round the city mustering at the top of each hill on the route, I think there's seven plus an effort section. I'm looking forward to it, last time I found it hard work but I haven't been for a few weeks so I'm expecting to see improvement.
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Sarah - I read yesterday something about a race in Pocklington. Are you far from there. We have a friend from Pocklington. His name is Simon..............Pocklington!!!!! Absolutely true!
DS2 im not sure whether to believe you or not !
I live about a 20 min drive away from Pocklington. I worked as a GP there when I was in my second year as a doctor (FY2) and loved the place...it is what convinced me to be a GP
Hilly...Barnsley is very hilly. I did two of the 5 miler road races there and the south yorkshire half last year...all of which were hilly, especially one of the 5 milers which had two killer hills.....no wonder your so fast training there! Your so lucky living near the Trans Pennine Trail, you will have some lovely runs out that way. Sounds like you have some fabulous runs and routes mapped out and you run them in a very sociable but effective way. The running club I joined in York doesnt have any organised sunday runs which is a shame as one of the reasons for joining a running club in York was to go running with them on a sunday morning. I have made a few training sessions after work, but not many (due to finishing work too late)...never mind.
Mr P I have a garmin forerunner 110. I have only connected it to the computer a couple of times as the first programme I used it on was pretty rubbish. My OH downloaded me another programme to try, but ive never really got round to it...maybe I can try tonight if I get my eportfolio for work updated with some time to spare. Its nice when you can run comfortably rather than clock/pace watching
Your club run tomorrow sounds fun. I have netball training tomorrow....if it doesnt snow much. If it does and its cancelled, I think I will go for a recovery run in the snow (I know which one I would prefer to do ). Hope you have a good run tomorrow
A few photos taken today as we ran along derwent moors with ladybower in the middle photo. We started off at Cutthroat bridge, ran along derwent edge (passing through Whinstone Lee Tor, Hurkling stones, Wheat stones, White Tor, Salt sellar, Dovestone Tor, Cakes of bread, back Tor and Cairn), before turning left to run down towards derwent valley. We touched the corner of ladybower before heading back up the steep hill, towards the hurkling stones again. From there we ran back to Whinestone Lee Tor and then to the food van at Cutthroat bridge!
I was going to do some action photos to prove I was there but then I thought that they would look alittle cheesy
I have run out over Derwent hills but I went from tpath over at Strines. I remember it being very muddy with some hills that made you work hard. I have been for a casual stroll round Derwent Valley Damn today which was lovely.
A running/medical question if I may - on Wednesday, I am due to give blood for the first time (at Bramhall Lane of all places). How does giving blood affect you running ? I am not due to run again until Thursday night so I am hoping I am ok to carry on as normal ?
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Hi Carter initially all the mud was still frozen so it wasnt that bad, but after about an hour as the temperature increased and more people were out walking and biking it became quite muddy. It was a lovely day for a walk/run around there and because of the weather warnings it wasnt too busy either.
Ive been told a mixture of things about giving blood. I once ran 13 miles and then gave blood...that wasnt a good idea as I was volume depleat before I went...afterwards I felt a little faint....everyone around me paniked, it was quite embarrasing as I was only airing on the side of caution and didnt want to get up too soon. I felt really stupid when I told them why I thought that I had felt faint (running 13 miles and finishing only 30 mins before I went to give blood) and felt even more stupid when they noticed that I was a doctor!
In theory, giving blood should affect your running for a week or two as your loosing haemoglobin and blood volume that carries oxygen to your muscles. However I know lots of people who have run afterwards and have felt fine/no different. I raced a 10k two days after giving blood and I got a PB. Have you given blood before?
No, I havent. I'm due an 8 miler Wednesday morning and never considered that it would be an issue to give blood at 12:00 !! I only thought it might affect me for running afterwards
Weekly mileage (week 2): 34
(aim: 37, missed the recovery run yesterday, substituted with a walk instead)
I would probably say that you are better off running afterwards rather than before from past experiences, unless you get a good meal and lots of fluids down you wednesday morning before you give blood
I also wouldnt give blood at least a month before a marathon...just incase....it shouldnt make a difference, but if it did you would be gutted!
My schedule for week three;
Monday; Netball training
Tuesday; 8 mile steady (@7:55-8:40) +/- 5 x 100m strides
wednesday; Netball match
Thursday; 5 miles easy (@ 8:50-9:30)
Friday; 3 mile easy pace (@ 8:50-9:30)
Sunday; Brass Monkey Half Marathon +/- 2 mile w/u
Total Mileage; 29-31 miles