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Any Runners On Here??

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

  1. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    My parkrun was very wet and muddy. There was a lot of slipping and sliding about which made fast times tricky.
     
  2. PhilDawson8270

    PhilDawson8270 Veteran

    I’m really not a runner, and did about 50km over th last 2 years.

    However I signed up to run every day in jan for Mind charity. And another charity challenge of 100km in Jan. this is 4 Years worth of running in just 1 month.

    I Just got back from my 20th run of the month and my total is now at 70km. And my weight is down by 2.5kg in Jan.

    Does this make me a runner yet?
     
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  3. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry non-contributing ex-member

    Does you subsist on grilled skinless chicken breast and mineral water?

    I'd say you are a runner at the moment but what future holds, in terms of that appellation, remains to be seen....
     
  4. DRHysted

    DRHysted Über Member

    Location:
    New Forest
    As far as I’m concerned if you go out your house and run for a while, you’re a runner.
     
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  5. flatflr

    flatflr Über Member

    Location:
    Just over here
    14 cold, wet and muddy miles along the tow path for me. 2nd half marathon distance of the year:smile:
     
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  6. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Not at work
    No run today. Rather icy, don't want to risk a fall. I'll slip in an extra run in the week so I meet my average for the period.
     
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  7. Stephenite

    Stephenite Membå

    Location:
    OslO
    Oslo's parkrun was cancelled the 30th december, and again the following week due to long stretches of ice. :sad:

    tøyen icy 1.jpg tøyen icy 2.jpg

    Probably, better to be safe rather than sorry as all sorts (I really mean many foreigners) turn up for Parkrun. Recently, we've had a good deal of snow so the council have built a cross-country skiing track around the park. And as local traditions dictate that cross-country skiing trumps all other activities you don't send 40-60 people running along and across a prepped track. So there's been no Oslo parkrun since before the New Year.

    Edited to add:
    Ba*d
     
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  8. The start of the Ladies race, at the http://pecoxc.co.uk/index.html
    It was race 4, at Middleton Park

    I've raced there in the past, in this series, & the course passed old Bell Pits, & the remains of colliery 'wagonways' in the woods

    Hope picture can be seen?

    317 finishers.............


     
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  9. DanZac

    DanZac Senior Member

    Location:
    Basingstoke
    Farnborough 1/2 marathon Sunday post a black tie dinner event on the Saturday night, certainly not my greatest idea ever, not helped by being bitterly cold with wet snow turning to rain as the morning progressed.
    It's a nice little event though and all things considered I'm happy with a 1:34. Bring on the lighter evenings and warmer weather, it gets easier from here on.
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Not at work
    Slight left ankle tweak this morning, so my scheduled 9 mile will become a 3 miler instead.
     
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  11. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry non-contributing ex-member

    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.
     
  12. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry non-contributing ex-member

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

    GrumpyGregry non-contributing ex-member

    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.
     
  14. First ParkRun this year, today!
    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)

    73rd @ 27:07 (self-timed at the moment)
    Just happy to get round without stopping^_^
     
  15. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry non-contributing ex-member

    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.
     
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