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Good morning all
Well, the XC has been cancelled due to flooding so I couldn’t have done it anyway. The organisers are trying to rearrange it for later in the season, but as this is the second XC that’ll need to be slotted in somewhere (Druridge Bay was cancelled three weeks ago), and the weather is likely to get worse over winter, I wonder if this will be possible. It’s not a great start to the season - two out of the first three events cancelled.🙁
How did your parkrun go this morning HS?
Damien - I always buy the same make and style when I need new running shoes and I’ve never noticed a change in my pace. Did you stick to your usual make or were you trying out a new one? (Congratulations on your new pb)
WtnMel you are lucky to have the opportunity to benefit from swimming coaching by a qualified teacher. I think I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had lots of lessons at various stages of my life and I’m still rubbish. I just can’t coordinate my breathing with the swim stroke. As a result I can only manage a few strokes before I have to stop to catch my breath.
Hope your club run went well last night It’s been really cold here too, the last couple of mornings have been frosty but we’ve had a bit of sunshine through the day. I’m into long sleeve warm tops and leggings now.
HS I use a chest strap HRM with my Garmin, it seems to be fairly accurate as far as I can tell. Although as WtnMel says you need to make sure you dampen it in a couple of places before putting it on and it does have to be pretty tight around your chest.
I’m still doing the 80/20 training method and have been for a couple of runs this week, both just 4 miles as it’s quite tiring on my calves. I find when running slowly I don’t lift my legs as much as I would normally do so my calves do more of the work. I’m keeping up with the yoga though to stretch out any tight niggles before they become a problem.
I’m not running again until Saturday when I’ll be doing the local parkrun, rather than the one at Gibside that I’ve been doing recently.