Any Runners On Here??

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Richard A Thackeray, 1 Sep 2012.

  1. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Bit down on mileage thus far this week but, at this point, saveable. Should have run 10+km by this morning but have only actually run three km. But the goal for the week is only 23km so by Sunday it should be a matter of only doing around five or so. Earning a living keeps getting in the way of my hobbies.
  2. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Comes round here, telling stories, complaining about 1:34 for a half! ;)
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  3. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Bluddy weird week running. Or rather not running. Pulled two all-nighters at work last week, so that was my mid-week running schedule shot to pieces. Will simply have to start running in the mornings on Tues and Thurs so at least it will be done and not risked by evening wrecking work-related nobbery. Saturday I was ready to rock'n'roll over to Cranleigh for parkrun but it appears I hit mute on the alarm and rolled over and went back into a deep sleep. Now Horsham has relocated to six miles away by the time I awoke again at 08:45 it was too late to get there. Sat was tlh's birthday and it was obvious any asks for an hour to go running later in the day would fall on deaf ears as she had an open-house sort of a thing going on and I needed to "do the drinks" all day.

    So Sunday I got a pass and decided to do a "proper" (all things are relative) lsr (Long Slow Run). Only 10k, well 11k by the time I got back, nearly all traffic-free and more or less constantly rolling uphill for 5km before turning around and retracing my steps. Being "off-road" on what I would call semi-surfaced paths for much of it there was lots of very shallow mud and quite a few deep puddles which, on principle, I always run straight through. Looking on strava I haven't run 10km since May last year.

    So, it was (relatively) long, and it was slow. Deliberately, consciously slow at avg 7:00 per km with a careful eye on the HRM. A deliberate exercise in mindful running. And that meant two or three things....

    Taking in the surroundings as I ran along in a way I rarely do; the views, the birdsong, the cold of the puddles, the squelch of the mud. Listening, deliberately, to my body whilst running. Enjoying it as I wasn't flogging myself. Finishing and feeling like I could run some more. I'd rather forgotten in the blur of injury, illness, fatness and lack of fitness that was last year, that running can be an enjoyable thing to do, if you take it easy enough.
  4. First ParkRun this year, today!
    (Nostell Priory #181)
    Even worse than that, its also my first run too:blush::blush:

    I've had a look, & it's actually my first 'P-R' since late October!!
    Not a fast one, even though the conditions were perfect for me (wet/cold/no wind)
    73/182 @ 27:09

    Just happy to get round without stopping^_^
    Last edited: 28 Apr 2018
  5. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    Cranleigh parkrun continues to lure me. 125th parkrun today. 3 degrees and constant rain. Lots of standing water, the ever present mud, I saw three folk lose shoes. Managed my third fastest time ever there today - still minutes slower than my PB on that course from 2014. (EDIT: It was 2015 and I'm 45 secs a km slower)

    Garmin went nuts and showed an HR of 180bpm at one point. In my dreams. I've now lost a stone since mid-November. And this week is on track to be my first 20-mile week in 10 months.
    Last edited: 3 Feb 2018
  6. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    I'm off out for a 3 miler. Just waiting for darkness as I'm taking the dog, and were less likely to encounter other dogs after dark so there's less stopping and butt sniffing. And the dog stops less too.
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  7. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    I was asked today a) why don't I swerve around the mud and the puddles and the muddy puddles and b) how come I run flat out down the "big hill". My explanation was that I run at Cranleigh to justify owning MudClaws and I own MudClaws to justify running at Cranleigh (100% on grass, not one metre of hardpack, tarmac or other man-made surface)
  8. Mud-Claws are wonderful shoes, but rebel at tarmac/concrete paths

    You need a fell-race!!
  9. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Managed to slip a couple of seconds below 26mins on my park run. Not been sub 26mins in 4 months. It was cold and a bit muddy too.
    Below 25mins is my summer target.
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  10. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Lovely spring sunshine this morning. Seasons best parkrun today. 25.29 mins.
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  11. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Finally did a run in the alpine snow yesterday. Only 5km. +134m. But it felt good.

    I can recommend Salomon Speedcross 4.
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  12. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    I'm recovering from the bum rabies I've been suffering, but still feeling a bit washed out. I may do a short 3 miler tomorrow, but more likely will wait until Monday.
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  13. SteveF

    SteveF Über Member

    Well, it was bright and sunny when I left the house, the blizzard thing came down 5k into my 10k run... Rather enjoyable in an odd sort of way
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  14. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Christo e deus. it’s cold out there!

    But running never ceases to amaze me at how hot I get. Sweating like a non-politically-correct thing here.
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  15. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Fly Fifer
    Was lucky to get one run a week lately and now that we are under 8 inches of snow I’m going nowhere !
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