weather in nottingham was superb on sat at 7.00am, and we had a great run. unfortunately hammerite was still in the land of nod and missed it all. the bluebells were in full bloom in all 4 woods that we went by, 13 great miles.
Yippee - I seem to have discovered that I can run marathons and not die.
Did Orpington Marafun yesterday - was a lovely friendly event - but a rather lonely run as there were only 17 runners in total and I started a bit late... But I got the only marathon third place I'm ever likely to get I think I would have got a PB too if it hadn't been for the inclines:
And the best part is that I have spent the day today tormenting Shiraz - cycling much faster and further than her this morning and I'm now planning to whip her @rse in the pool too ;-)
Still waiting to see if I've ruined my chances for a good time at next week's Richmond Half - but so far it's looking good.
As Chrisity said it was a lovely morning yesterday, and I decided to stay in bed (well didn't respond when my alarm went off!). Anyway when I got up it was lovely still but the shopping needed doing, so went to do that planning to mow the jungle like lawn when I got back. When I got back the rain had started and that was that!!
I did however, manage to get out and do just short of 16 miles by myself (all my long runs to date have been with other people!). Quite enjoyed it, but very tired at the end. It's now taper time for and as I felt so tired on this run I've decided it's early nights from now on in and some carb loading, both of which I've never really taken seriously for other races.
Hi. I previously qualified for Boston at London. Does anyone have experience of qualifying from other marathons in the UK? Or being rejected due to the course/race? The BAA site says: "We accept qualifying times from USATF, AIMS, or foreign equivalent certified courses." I was looking at the...
So used to run about 20 miles a week around 8 years ago(cant believe that time as flown by).
To be honest I think it helped with mental health as well as physical.
So as well as being currently about 2 stone overweight I think I need something to clear my head as I tend to over think. Might be...
Reading Chrissie Wellington's book last night she talks about the importance of compression garments as part of the recovery process.
As I'd had a particularly grueling 15 mile run yesterday I thought I'd give it a go.
Still wearing them now. Felt quite snug actually & legs don't feel quite...
I jumped up my mileage from 7 miles to 12 and my legs are to tight to run for most of the following week. I ve done this because the group I belong to go out on a long runs Sundays and I like it.
Can I just do cardio at the gym instead of running and just continue this until my legs adjust.