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Can't run but have managed to walk 10 miles today instead, although not in one go!! So definately on the mend.
Hope everyones alright in the snow.
Hello. I've been lurking here for a few months and am about to take the first (and possibly last) marathon plunge for Cologne, which is an autumn event. This is mainly because I'd booked a few shorter events for the earlier part of the year and wanted to concentrate really heavily on the Cambridge Half in March and then spend much of the summer doing LSRs in the evening sun and finally shedding the paunch once and for all. Keep writing and I'll keep being inspired as you tick the days down to April!
Welcome sevendaughters - from your name you have your hand full for the time for marathon training Whats your target for the HM?
Well done for getting out Teknik. and for the 90 Mins of Ygoa - you must be as bendy as a bendy thing !!
Sensible decision NP - Enjoy your run in the snow tomorrow.
Nice to hear your out and about Kaz !!
Feeling smug here after 10 miles late afternoon in the snow. Quite tiring to be honest - it certainly makes you pick your feet up on every stride.
Have a good weekend folks and keep safe !!
Good training guys, especially in the cold weather!
Upper body weights this morning, as well as ~ 5miles round trip on the bike and a couple of lengths of the pool. Put my running gear on an hour ago, then decided I wasn't going out! I have either Friday or Sunday as a non-running day so as long as I get out Sunday it's no problem.
Weight has dropped by about 3lb this week, providing thats a true reading I'll hopefully see my weight reach 11'xx next week. Would like to see sub 11 before Lochaber, but I think that's simply unrealistic.
AGF: fortunately I don't have seven kids! Target for Cambridge half is sub 1.26. Ran 1.29 in difficult conditions at the weekend (sand for 7k, freezing temperatures, wind) and I've six weeks left to get some real quality training done. Target for first marathon is simply to compete and complete!
Well in on the 10M in the snow, that's dedication. It was a planned rest today for me, at least that's what I keep telling myself.
Evening..late check in for me slept all day and ran before work tonight
AGF When is Brighton ? is it the same day as the half ? my son is training for and running the half..and I know its soonish.
Stewart it may be worth as mace says checking that MHR I got a higher reading during a very hilly 10k than when I tried doing it the usual way by running up hill on my own..
Tek ..hot yoga ? whats that ? or is that an obvious question..just normal yoga done in a hot room ? sounds horrible ..lol
Seven daughters great half times..welcome keep posting...and training of course
Stewart well done on the weight loss...mine seems to stay the same even when marathon training..I am always so bloody hungry at the moment and cant ignore the pangs..
Commiserations to those who haven't been ab;e to get out on the road,...
not too bad here very cold with light rain..
MLR tonight 12.4 in 1.52 9.36..9.28..9.20..9.18..9,02..8.56...9.07..8.59...8.49..8.50..8.40..8.38..3.30
HR 135 - 153 ......AVERAGE 72.2% (for the hr stat fans...)
some snow would probably nbe an improvement here just wet/sleety, cold and windy - not looking very enting for an LSR tomorrow (or anything else for that matter!)
Some good running yesterday, guys. NP- my sympathies on the weather! Our trial parkrun has been cancelled due to heavy snow.
No internet connection yesterday, but managed to run! Best of both worlds- made a big snowman in my garden with my boy, then discovered that only 2 miles away the roads were snow free! 14m in 1.37.08 (6.56 av) followed by 1m warm down
That was handy.
8.35mile w/20.55 parkrun. Thought a PB was on, but fell apart on the hill at 2 miles. Ah well. Heart rate was through the roof this morning, not sure why. Hit 180 on my warm up
NP sorry your race was cancelled - hope you enjoyed your hill
Kaz well done on getting out
Sevend's welcome to the thread
AGF nice snowy 10 miler. Awesome mileage so far this month...
Stuart good cross training y'day, and nice running today. The HRM strap might be playing up in the cold - I get a bad contact until I've run a mile or two, even when using the gel.
MG I'm a big fan of Brooks Ghost 5 too...
NN yep it's yoga in a hot room. Not far off a sauna in fact. Great low HR on that MLR, well done on the pacing.
OH eek horrible weather. Hope the LSR goes ok
Stewart - I'll do anything to improve my flexibilty and balance - lots of one-legged stuff. Hope you enjoy the easy 8 miler...
Jason great day y'day, and well done on the medium run.
12.69m this morning - 6 on the road on my own, then joined the club for a trail run. I had to lead it as the normal pathfinders were all absent. Went a bit further than normal, so I had about 30 grumbling clubmates by the time we got back, soaked by the sleet. Shame
Well done on leading the run Teknik, doesn't look like they had much to grumble about at 6.69 miles!
Shame about the parkrun Stuart but still a great time, better watch you are not coming down with something.
jason another cracking run - and a snowman!
Stewart I hope you felt the benefit of the rest day.
NP shame about your race but that hill will be a great run as usual.
20 for me today. Now to have lunch and head into the office.
Good to get the 15 done mace. Had a laugh at your HR para but must try that! I get rubbish readings for anything up to 2 miles at times but contacts not great round the ribs. Chopped a bit off the strap as far too long but still get dodgy readings.
Pleased to see you are on the mend kaz.
AGF that's a good approach with Lulu, more honest than sneaking out the back door! Nice snowy 10 miles.
Great MLR NN!
Hope the new shoes did well MG1.
SC Hope the legs are feeling fresher today.
Jason well done on finding a clear stretch for the 14 yesterday and this mornings run.
HM4 do you have any running planned?
SM6 Well done on the park run+ the extra miles enjoy the gym.
Teknik Well done on the 13 miles funny how some folk just dont go out in the cold or complain when they do.
Fiona another fantastic 20 into the VLM bank not sure what it was like with you but very windy here. Depending on what top I wear depends what sort of HR readings I get, I think sometimes static can build up and give you false reading.....
Mace well done on swopping and easy five for 15,"wet with saliva and then whack a blob of KY jelly on it ... Job's a good 'n" You been reading the wifes fifty shadesLOL when I read that
Well ran up and down my hill added on two miles to give me just over 10 miles been two years since I ran up in so much snow
MG1 Cross post well done on your 18 miles
Jason - well done on the miles and the snowman - I bet your lad loved that !!
Stuart - what a great Parkrun in the middle of your 8 miles... Top work if you make it to the gym later too !!
Well done Tek - do they not realise that extra miles make you fitter ?
Blimey Fiona - 20 miles followed by the office. hats off to you. You failed to mention that you did the 20 at a very good speed too !!
Excellent Hill Work NP - offroad and in snow. Lots of dedication on this thread at the moment by everyone.
A good run too stewart - well done. glad the niggle went after the stretch.
Good man mace - sounds like your flexing your plan well to stay on track !!
MG - 18 miles in snow is a very very good run ! Hard as nails !
I decided to go to the gym for a run today. The snow knackered me out a bit yesterday and it looked a little dangerous this morning. ( not really - but a good an excuse as any ). Planned to do 10 miles to take me up to 60 for the week - but ended up doing 16+ in the end. Thats 45 miles in the last 3 days - so tomorrow is a rest day
Weather not as bad as forecast with still no significant snow in the far north (if you discount a light dusting on the hills)Stll not warm at 3°C with some wind chill on top18 miles D&D on mostly road (snow free) but taking in the icy track over Marwick Head.
JSN as you say the best of all worldsSM6 good goingTek Bet they (the 30) enjoyed it really FionaC I'd be napping at work if I did 20 miles before!Good to get the 15 done even if it was hard work MaceNP good run in the snow - were there good views from the top?MG well done on getting out and the new Brooks Cascadia held their gripAGF rather you than me, but well done (I have yet to darken the doors of a gym)
Tek - Nice run, even if the clubmates didn't enjoy it
Mace - Haha Good idea moving the LSR to avoid the worst oft he weather, might do that myself.
Fiona - Well done on the 20
MG - Great running!
NP - Sounds a good run, a bit of snow adds some excitment!
Stewart - Nice run today and great total for the week
AGF - 16 miles in the gym would be torture for me, so well done on getting it done! Good total for the week, enjoy the day off tomorrow!
OH - Good run, no swimming today?
25 minutes of lower body weights done, though I didn't get the chance to squat
Would lack of sleep potentially raise HR? Just trying to figure out why it was sooo high this morning...