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MrsMiggins

1,440 posts

121 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
I had 4 30-minute swimming lessons when I discovered that all I knew how to do was "not drown". Made a huge difference.

Since then I've watched a fair few youtube videos and picked up some further technique hints there which have helped me swim further for less effort.

E38Ross

15,145 posts

98 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
bd of a session today.

4x1mile with 60secs recovery at roughly 10k pace (I averaged 5:48/mile but it was on grass, had a couple of hills and quite muddy!) then 3mins rest and 2x1k off 60secs rest at roughly 5k pace (I averaged 5:38) again, this was off road and had a drag of a hill. 4mins rest after that then 4x150m where I averaged 4:15/mile off 30secs rest.

Including warm up and warm down I did over 9.25 miles! Tomorrow is somewhere between 12-13 miles steady.

Locke

1,271 posts

70 months

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Well I'm in Majorca on holiday at the moment and didn't want to have any time off training so when my family have been going on bike rides around the island I've been running along side them.

So far its all been in ~ 30 Celsius heat too.

3.3 miles @ avg 6.15 mile pace along a sandy track to a castle and back.
13.30 miles @ avg 8:15 mile pace
13.20 miles at avg 7:31 mile pace (did first mile in 10:10 as was on a busy path near the beach)

I've only run over 10 miles before a couple of times but from this and given the right conditions I'm confident I could do a sub 1:30 half marathon as I'm always faster when it's cold.

I've noticed my heart rates a lot faster in this weather too.



3point14159key

11,327 posts

78 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Pouring with rain here and about to go out for a local 10 km race (westspangerlauf).

(formerly use psychology but wanted a new name)

E38Ross

15,145 posts

98 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Nice 13 miles this morning at 7:12/mile. Other than stomach ache I felt fine. Legs were still feeling pretty strong despite not taking any energy or fluid on board.
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cookie118

316 posts

40 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
12 miles today, nice group of 4 of us moving down the canal.
Pace was a bit frisky at times (sub-7) but overall quite easy so it's looking up for when I start going further.

Highway Star

3,074 posts

117 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Flat 5 mile race this morning, doubling as the county champs. Was aiming for sub 32.30 (6.30 mile pace), so was chuffed to finish in 30.36 by my watch. Last mile was 6.05 so didn't even die off too badly. Obviously the little extra training with the club has paid off over the past three weeks, am now doing three runs and two swimming sessions a week, all with clubs.

Unfortunately need to take some time off for an op in 10 days time, but hopefully will be back running by the end of the month. Aim is to try for sub40 10k at a flattish 10k at the end of November, which I might be on for given my time today. Might do the Parkrun next weekend, should hopefully break 20 minutes.

Insanity Magnet

460 posts

39 months

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Sunday 7th October 2012 quote quote all
Back running yesterday after a fortnight battling a gastric bug and some worries about my heart.

Today I felt better and was out for 35+ mins. I'm alternating two minutes running with one minute walking and am limited to just over 140 bpm heart rate by beta-blockers (verified by a stress test at the hospital on Wednesday) so speed not so good - between 4:45 and 5:45 min/km depending on how muddy the path is. Felt great on the way out but was into the wind on the way back so felt as if I had someone sat on my shoulders. I guess the upside of a limited heart is that it will be very difficult to overtrain.

I need to get some off-road shoes now. I fell for the first time in 20 years yesterday in the mud. Thankfully without witnesses.

3point14159key

11,327 posts

78 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
managed 51:14 in my race... including a stop at about 9km to be sick. not really sure why that happened...

got to the end and felt i could have gone faster (as usual then).

most kms i did in 5:00 but managed 4:37 for the last one, so probably should have sped up earlier.

InertialTooth45

1,560 posts

73 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Did parkrun on Saturday for the first time in a few months. Was 50 seconds quicker than previously but about a minute off my 5k PB. It's a hilly course though and was wet and muddy so was pretty happy with it still. Unfortunately I seem to have picked up a bit of a calf strain. At the top behind the knee, struggling with stairs and it's not great to walk on today. Got a half marathon on Sunday which is the race I've been building up to all year so pretty gutted at the moment! frown

HughG

2,465 posts

127 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
944fan said:
Despite mostly running outside now I still have a gym membership with a pool. I went for a swim earlier. I started with a about 20 lengths breast stroke to warm up. I then tired some front crawl but my form is appalling. I looked like a drowning seal splashing all over the place. Almost feel like I need some lessons but I can swim - if I fell of a boat tomorrow I wouldn't drown - I would just look like I am.

Guess I need more practice.
I had the same until very recently, there's lots of how to things on the internet but I didnt find them much help, I then had a couple of lessons which really helped. I wont repeat whats in the "how to"s but on top of those the points I found most useful were:
- Really reach forward with the arm and shoulders before entering the water, as an exercise to help try swimming windmilling the arms in complete circles.
- Pull and push the water with each stroke, pull from outstretched to your chest, then push away towards your legs.

Highway Star

3,074 posts

117 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Does anyone here run in glasses? I do (speccy tt) and am looking for stuff to stop them fogging up whilst running. It did it yesterday on my road race, which wasn't too bad, but I'm not looking forward to XC season if I can't see where I'm going!

Had seen some anti-fog stuff on Wiggle, but was looking for specific recommendations if possible as I'm concerned on the effect it might have on the anti-glare/anti-scratch coating.

Don't say 'use contacts' as I've tried loads of different types, but can't get the buggers in my eyes.

DJRC

22,178 posts

122 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Evening all...back at last.

So after basically 3 weeks of business trips, food poisoning and then last week a cold and sore throat courtesy of my work colleagues, Ive finally gone running again tonight for the first time in just under 3 weeks.

Things I never knew until tonight:

Bonnie Tyler makes you runner faster.
Running in evening drizzle is actually quite pleasant.

Ive lost 3 weeks essentially of running/training time, so I cut it back to an easier routine tonight, but faster. Did my alloted course in a touch under 40 mins, I was almost impressed at myself.

a boardman

1,249 posts

86 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Really enjoying my running holiday on my 3rd day.

http://embracesports.co.uk/upcoming_holidays/algar...

running pace is anywhere from 6.30 to 11 min miles
about 24 runners on the holiday, plenty of food provided
fridge stocked with beer.

10 mile run this morning, (option for 15)
temp is 28-34 so can get hard work.

InertialTooth45

1,560 posts

73 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
a boardman said:
Really enjoying my running holiday on my 3rd day.

http://embracesports.co.uk/upcoming_holidays/algar...

running pace is anywhere from 6.30 to 11 min miles
about 24 runners on the holiday, plenty of food provided
fridge stocked with beer.

10 mile run this morning, (option for 15)
temp is 28-34 so can get hard work.
That looks like really great fun! And a decent price too! Will have to try and get in on that next year.

E38Ross

15,145 posts

98 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
really bad day for food today. 1 chocolate bar and 3 of these home made raspberry and custard pastry things....i feel so full and fat frown

cookie118

316 posts

40 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Today I had the rarest of all things, a good (well kind of ok) tempo run.

Did ~6.5 miles (longest tempo I've ever done by my reckoning) in a shade over 39 minutes (39:08 for 6.44 miles) which equates to 6:05 miling and around 1:20 for a half (aim for bath half, again). It's a good indication that my fitness is much better than last year (I only ran sub 30 for a 5 mile tempo in late feb last year) and what's better I seemed to have control over my pace and I wasn't maxed out.
Usually tempos have me on the floor afterwards but today was ok.




DJRC

22,178 posts

122 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
E38Ross said:
really bad day for food today. 1 chocolate bar and 3 of these home made raspberry and custard pastry things....i feel so full and fat frown
You sound like a girl. Shut up.

Highway Star

3,074 posts

117 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
E38Ross said:
really bad day for food today. 1 chocolate bar and 3 of these home made raspberry and custard pastry things....i feel so full and fat frown
Dude, chill out. One day won't make you fat or st at running. A little bit of what you fancy does you good.

Now where's that beer?

E38Ross

15,145 posts

98 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Highway Star said:
E38Ross said:
really bad day for food today. 1 chocolate bar and 3 of these home made raspberry and custard pastry things....i feel so full and fat frown
Dude, chill out. One day won't make you fat or st at running. A little bit of what you fancy does you good.

Now where's that beer?
I wouldn't have felt bad if it weren't for the big tub of Häagen dasz I had the day before hehe

4.5 miles steady this morning. Very nearly went back to bed but got up and felt ok for it afterwards.
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