Any Runners On Here??

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

  1. I ran to work, on Wednesday & Thursday
    Slowly, but I did!!
    Shorts (so tights didn't get wet/sap any muscular heat) & fell-shoes (Inov-8 X-Talon 212)


    It seems that Pontefract ParkRun is, up to press, going ahead tomorrow
    Using the winter course though, & fell/trail shoes are considered almost obligatory

     
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  2. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    All parkruns near me were cancelled. I’m impressed they went ahead with that one given the depth of snow.
     
  3. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    I went for an easy 5k this afternoon.. The world and his wife seem to have the same idea, as i passed so many other joggers. I guess everyone has been going stir crazy for the last week.
     
  4. Spartak

    Spartak Powered by M&M's

    Location:
    Bristolian
    First run today in over 3 years !

    Just over 3k, round my local park.

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  5. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    First parkrun in ages.

    Set off 8:30 warming up with a 3k run at 5:30/km got there with ten minutes to stand about.

    I haven’t run short distance for long time, knowing my PB was 24:46 at a sprint triathlon I bought I’d try to keep the 25 min pacer in view but as soon as we were off the congestion meant the 28 min marker had run past me in the first couple of minutes!

    1st km in 5:10, I had to burst speed around a few folk, weaving between people. 2nd km in 4:59, I had the marker in sight now and the mob had thinned out a bit but was feeling the pace a bit. 3rd km in 4:42 a few people started to drop off but I wondered if I could
    Keep it going 4th km in 5:11 I passed a few people walking and really wanted to join them. One walker flew past me a couple of times before I realised he was doing a walk/run strategy. The 25min marker was way ahead now, and a few people started creeping past me so I was bracing myself for a slightly embarrassing finish, but all of a sudden I noticed the marker slow up, then slow up again, now within reach about 500m to go I ended up crossing the line just after him. 5th km in 4:54. So by my maths I beat 25min by 2 seconds, but according to Strava I set a new PB with 24:36! :blush:

    Ran home 3km in 6:30/km. Ate huge pub breakfast ;)
     
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  6. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    Parkrun in a blizzard.
    Strangely fun once my feet warmed up.
     
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  7. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    Was up early this morning and 7.2 miles along the coast and back , with a nice blizzard along the way ! Blinking freezing
     
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  8. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    5k last night , and into the gym this morning. Plan to do an early 10k tomorrow morning.
     
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  9. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    A first for me.
    Someone had a gel half way through my 5k parkrun.
    I don’t even have breakfast before the start. Just a pint of water does me.
     
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  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    I'm having 2 days off after breaking the 6 minute barrier yesterday.
     
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  11. The Rover

    The Rover Über Member

    Location:
    Blackburn
    I’ve neglected the running of late preferring the turbo and some swimming but the big bright thing in the sky and two eager German shepherds persuaded me to go for a run/jog/walk!

    Managed 4.6 miles but slow at 10 min miles. Very enjoyable though.
     
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  12. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Think I may habe over done things.

    I'm a casual runner for fitness, and the odd fun run. Recently I've upped from 3.5 miles every other day, and a nine miler once a week to running 6 days a week, 3.5/9 on alternating days. I've also been hammering the final mile on the 3.5 in my efforts to break the five minute mile.

    Anyway, I struggled like you wouldn't believe my the 3.5 miler today. My legs just never seemed to warm up, and by half way round they were stiff and uncomunicative. I finished at a slow jog, and now my calves ache like I've been stabbed, and my knees ache too, albeit not as badly.

    Getting old, over training too much too soon, or getting something fundamentally wrong?
     
  13. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    That not casual running in my book ! Not much rest in that summary. Are you feeding yourself enough ? I cycle most days have started some light weight training. Still running twice a week but boy I can feel it, especially when I’ve not eaten enough !
     
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  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Keeping carb'd up, some veggies, a little fat bit not much, lots of eggs and yummy lean chicken. I think I have have just turned up the taps a bit too quickly.
     
  15. The Rover

    The Rover Über Member

    Location:
    Blackburn
    Three more runs in the bag since my last update, along with some cycling and swimming which has cheered me up no end. Went out this afternoon with the hounds on what seemed the best weather we’ve had this year.
    4 miles completed at a steady ish pace.

    Best bit was reviewing Strava and seeing that I hold a CR ( crown ) from jan 2016 that i hadn’t noticed! Only 35 runners have been on that section but it’s still mine....... by 2 seconds!
     
    Last edited: 5 Apr 2018
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