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Have you looked at the RW training plans on here?
Depends on your goals for the season and your training background. Everyone is different as regards experience and the training load they can handle comfortably. Personally I map out my "A" races for the coming year and mark them on the calendar, then count backwards to find the date I need to dedicate my training for each one, then work out a compromise to fit, not forgetting to add in the all-important recovery time. My top race next year is the Ironman triathlon in Regensburg on 7th August, 30 weeks back from there brings me back to 9 January. I am concentrating on cycling at present with easy runs added, and winter swim training begins next week. Switching main emphasis to marathon training on 20 December . Recovery time easy training for a couple of weeks after Brighton mara, then back to tri training.
Something in your eye GF?
(and you had a point about the lack of crowds and the hills in the IOW, i remembered your wise remarks)
Hi Helegant, glad to see you.
Waves to everyone else.
and anyone notice my new picture?
No running or gym for me today as we have guest coming over to night for a meal and I was under strict instructions from the O/H that i was to help prepare everything as it was my idea guess who’s the boss in our house
Shall go for a swim tomorrow had a nasty shock when I got on the weighing scales today I was 13st 03lbs
So as from tomorrow will have to make a concretive effort to loses the extra weight and get my fitness back up
Julia T love the new picture and again great going on the I.O.W
'Lo everyone. Sorry been very lax in my attendance on the thread for aaaaages. Hope everyone's doing ok.
Anyone going to the training day on Sunday?
Cardiff Half for me on Sunday - i went to a training day for this a while back and as a beginner found it quite interesting- physios etc. talking about the mechanics of running, and there were lots of free samples of different sports bars and drinks to try and to take home. Worth it for that if nothing else.
I am also hoping for no wind, and pref. no sun on Sunday!
Been busy everyday this week down the gym. Back up to usual workout loads after numerous easy weeks due to events. Has not been to bad, but going to push the boat out again tomorrow and head out for a long 25 miler, which is something I have not done in training since start of last month so looking forward to seeing the route again now autumn colours have returned. Will keep this level of training up until next Wednesday and then begin a short tapper for Great South Run.
Just entered a couple more marathons for next year, the North Dorset Village and Steyning Stinger, so my spring race calender is filling quite nicely now.
Julia T: every time I look at your profile picture, it will remind me of all those hills over IoW .
Virago: good luck with Cardiff on Sunday.
Good evening, 5 for me today, felt fantastic, like i was flying. My legs feel so strong after the IOW!
Waves to Toby
Tracey G thank you, the number did a good job of hiding my wobbly belly
Hi Kaz, nice to see you again. I would have loved to have gone to the training day but it's too far for me, have a great time and if you find out anything interesting .........
Virago good luck on sunday, a gentle drizzle would probably be alright for you too - keep you cool?
Blimey SR you make me tired just reading about your exercise exploits! I was pleased with the picture, the only thing is that i had to chop loads off it to get it small enough so i couldn't include as much of those hills in the picture and i wanted
Well went over the gym yesterday with the O/H did 10 minutes on the bike 10 on the cross trainer and the same on the treadmill using one of the built in programs then a swim so begins the road to recover
Let’s hope with a bit of support I will be more successful
Julia T: I know what you mean with having to crop your photo's. You get next to nothing left, which is the main reason I do not have race photo's in mine. I am quite happy now with my latest picture. Was out on my long today and where I run along the beach is almost opposite Ryde, IoW. I was looking over to the hills at Ryde at about mile 22 thinking how much easier it was today with an almost flat route. Over the IoW, I was so shattered by mile 20, I was doing the marathon shuffle for those last 6 miles.
toby: sounds like your having fun down your gym. I know from when I was injured that without the cross training and swimming, my fitness levels would all have dropped. So is worth the effort.
Well went out for long 25 mile run earlier. Managed this in 3:28, so quite pleased. Cool, dry weather conditions made things pleasant.
Good luck to anyone out racing this weekend.
I'm buzzing from all the endorphins that have been released into my system. What with my Who, cd playing as well, I'm as naturally high as I can get
Good evening folks, rest day today, running tomorrow with Mr T. I have a hankering for countryside and the sea and hills and............oh s*d it i'm getting IOW sick all we have here are factories and housing estates Oh well we will be back over in 10 days or so
SR FANTASTIC run for you. I've been trying to come up with a who related quip or two but have failed. But i have now got magic Bus playing off youtube and will be moving on to i'm free soon. Weirdly i found the last 6 miles the best of the race, i think by keeping steady at the start i saved a bit. and the buzz of overtaking people helped too. My last mile was my quickest!
Fab news on your 3 miles Helegant, have one of these
PP glad you had a nice time in spite of the rain. Always assuming that you DID have a nice time of course......
Waves to RA and Toby and everyone else, good luck to any racers sunday
Running Again: didn't really come down all evening. Started to feel worn out and tired as opposed to high though as the hours past I'm addicted to runners high
Julia T: I started way to fast over IoW. In the first ten miles I was doing 7:30 miles and up to about position 15th. But by the last six miles having been over taken by a few people I was cruising ten minute miles. That last hill we went down did not make it easier for me, my legs were all over the place by then and my running gait was not smooth. Was glad to cross the line. 2 weeks ago now, seems ages. I did see Ryde Harriers are doing a 10 mile event first week in February next year. Am tempted, but not sure, so having a think about it.
Peter Pan: sounds like you enjoyed Portugal, despite the rain.
Went out this morning for 10 miles along beach, nothing fast as legs are still tired form yesterdays effort.
New week new start I must try and get out for a run this week I have managed to get over the gym at least twice last week and we have been swimming nearly every day but the calf muscle has still been quite tight it does now seem to have easing of
This however is the longest it has taken me to recover from an H/M normally I run the race in the morning and is mange to go to work on the evening with no side effects but this time I could hardly walk for 2 days
Old age is caching up I think and I did wonder when I started running 2 years ago how long the body would last before it fell apart
Back to work on Monday or I would be if I didn’t have a 3 day first aid course to go to so I am on days this week which will make a nice change and it does mean I will be home on the evening for another week
So I won’t be able to get over the gym until Thursday so I will either have to use the one in the garage or go out for a run the weight loss is going badly but now I am back to work it may help
just popped in to wave
SR yes the last hill was a pig! i was like the runaway train and my legs screamed at me!
Only 5km run on Friday and 8km on Sunday, plus 2500m swum yesterday too. My calf seems to be holding up ok so going to up the distances a bit this week. Keeping my fingers crossed.
I got an email yesterday about a charity race with dogs, did it last year with Nemo, we ran the 15km course. People without dogs can run too but they all start together. Handlers with dogs go at 1-minute intervals. That was when I found out that this dog doesn't have a competitive instinct, we got passed by a lab and a husky. Nemo paid them no attention. Not like Oz, our white shepherd - he wants to pass anyone he sees, whether with 4 legs or 2!
No running for me this weekend, or actually since last weekend. However, I did spend the weekend in Brighton, visiting friends and drinking far too much wine, beer and rum. Still, was good fun and its good to have time off. I kinda told myself that I would have two / three weeks completely off, where I can eat / rest and gain a few pounds that I lost over the summer! But I'm already itching to get back....
PP all the best for next weekend. Take it easy
Toby chin up. You went into your half injured; its bound to take a while until your back up to full strength.
Julia I'm not sure where your from, but I always wonder how people get on with long runs when they live in city. Must be a lot of stop / starting at road junctions. Can you not drive out somewhere for better scenery?
UI good luck. Hopefully you'll be fine!
Everyone else Hello
Good afternoon hope all are well, keep going Toby3 you will get their in the end.
UI the dog race sounds good fun.
PP - good luck next Sunday.
Managed to get 14 miles done on Saturday morning and 7 miles this morning so got my enthusiasm back after the disaster of a HM, but only got until friday and then off for 2.5 weeks on holiday, for some sun, sand, pools, and good family time and a few drinks (but I will take my trainers)
Take care all