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2015 Running Thread Part 7

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Anglaise1 Thu 03-Sep-15 10:59:13

New running thread...
running total for September so far:

suzannefollowmyvan Thu 03-Sep-15 11:21:55

Thanks for being on top of the new thread situation Anglaise smile
Today is a non running day for me, I'm still nervous about running on consecutive days, although I have vague plans to do so I ever get round to the speedwork thing.

TriJo Thu 03-Sep-15 14:14:40

3 miles around Regents Park with my husband yesterday evening, with a bit of a sprint at the end to get out of the rain!


Only running around twice a week at the moment. I've slowed down a bit (easy pace is around 6:20/km now where it was around 5:45/km 2-3 months ago) but that's to be expected. 11+2 now and not really in any major discomfort yet apart from needing to pee within 3km of the start of any run.

Loueytb3 Thu 03-Sep-15 16:34:38

Creeping back in but with lots of miles to add to August's total. I was totally manic with work before I went on holiday, then two weeks away and MN threw me (and everyone else) out. Its taken until now to manage to access my account again and tot up the totals.

I managed to run whilst away, although I negotiated with DH that I wouldn't run more than 3x a week and I did 2 x 20 mile runs before I went so that the longest I ran while I was away was a half marathon. Tough in the heat though, hats off to you all running long distances in 30 degrees. Mind you, a lot most of my runs were first thing in the morning with a hangover...

I've got 88.97 miles to add to the August total, making it (if my sums are right) 1483.93

Will repost the monthly stats in a minute.

This month so far, I'm on 10.41


Loueytb3 Thu 03-Sep-15 16:35:35

January 2457.51
February 2085.5
March 1674.3
April 1534.65
May 1702.77
June 1560.1
July 1583.59
August 1483.93

Anglaise1 Thu 03-Sep-15 17:22:15

Nice total to add for August, Louey! I'm glad you managed to negotiate with your OH to carry on running. I am no longer with mine because negotiating didn't work...I chose running over the him in the end (of course there were other factors!)
10 miles from me, nice run with friends, a good catch up after the holidays.
I've stupidly entered a HM at the last minute, the St Malo - Cancale one (3300 competitors, very well known and quite hilly at the end). I'd forgotten I won a free bib with a podium for another HM I did in March, so I may as well do it even though I haven't really trained for it.

HalleLouja Thu 03-Sep-15 19:23:37

Marks place.

lastqueenofscotland Thu 03-Sep-15 20:11:10

4.8 from me. Felt good smile 113.11 (I think my maths is embarrassing)

FlukeSkyeRunner Thu 03-Sep-15 20:18:39

Another tiny post-shin-splints run tonight, bringing the total to 115.31

runtothehills Thu 03-Sep-15 21:00:32

3 mile club handicap race tonight plus 2 warm-up / cool-down.

Off tomorrow night to Fort William and big race Saturday. I'm actually really excited about this one grin

Good luck Anglaise for the HM, great total Louey.

Suzanne you do fantastic distances on your running days, if you mix it with shorter runs but more focused speed work I don't think a couple of consecutive days a week will be a problem. I would be more nervous about doing the same longer distances on consecutive days.


suzannefollowmyvan Thu 03-Sep-15 21:22:26

yes I see what you mean runto my problem is more to do with fitting strength training around the running, I might try a bit of speedwork just before a lifting session, but it would have to not be on leg day.

I also feel as if I can only safely do 40 or so miles a week and I feel as if I dont want to 'spend' any of my 'allowance' on short runs because they dont give anything like the same high afterwards.

I'm really only in it for the mind altering effects grin

Anglaise1 Thu 03-Sep-15 21:56:40

I think your current mileage is fine, Suzanne you are building up great endurance. You don't do races so at the moment it isn't evident what you need as far as training is concerned! As long as you are enjoying running and getting the endorphins, that is the most important thing.
I like mixing it up a little. I look forward to long runs, hate the thought of intervals but once they are finished (in very little time) I like the fact that my heart is pumping overtime and I've improved my speed (or not) from the last time.
The important thing is to enjoy what you do and as long as you aren't aiming for a particular race, carry on enjoying it.

KeyserSophie Fri 04-Sep-15 04:11:24

Adding 6.5 from this mornings hill session (+/- 1100m) so more climbing and technical descent practice than running really. Total now 126.81.

welcome back Louey especially with your mega mile backlog. I think I missed that you are pregnant Trijo- congratulations. Is it your first?

Re random races, that half sounds nice Anglaise and as you say, no harm in doing it. You know you can do the distance so it's just about time. There was a good tip in a trail running magazine for frequent racers whereby you basically divide the season into A,B and C races where A races are the ones you're genuinely racing, the ones where you want a PB or to do well, B races are a bit "see how I feel on the day/ see who else is there" races, and C are just really training runs.

I've just been given the opportunity to do the HK Oxfam Trailwalker in November (100k) which is really hard to get into here (think the UK one is as well). Those of us who have had shockers in team events will appreciate the exchange I had with my friend over it

Friend: Do you want to do Trailwalker with these 3 guys I know? They really need another team member and you'd be a good fit for time.
Me: Um, not sure. Might be a bit weird if I dont know them
Friend: Oh- way better to do it like that. It's not like you'll be friends by the end anyway.grin

Finally, I bought a Salomon skort. I always thought they were a bit gimmiky but I am a convert. Love it.

Purpletoes Fri 04-Sep-15 07:04:49

Just spot marking. Hoping for a run this evening. smile

cinnamongreyhound Fri 04-Sep-15 08:27:21

I haven't read back but will do later! 4 miles from me this morning 130.81.

I slowed down but still ran until the day before I was due TriJo. Did we know this news? If not congratulations! In fact congratulations either way wink

suzannefollowmyvan Fri 04-Sep-15 08:57:43

Salomon skort
‎Keyser, is it not just and extra layer of fabric and therefore hotter than shorts?‎

suzannefollowmyvan Fri 04-Sep-15 09:03:27

hate the thought of intervals but once they are finished (in very little time) I like the fact that my heart is pumping overtime and I've improved my speed (or not) from the last time

one thing that's putting me off doing intervals is that it will be obvious that I am doing 'speedwork' and they will be like 'what, is that supposed to be your sprinting speed'

suzannefollowmyvan Fri 04-Sep-15 09:06:39

(When I say 'they' I mean the various runners, walkers, cyclists who use the same routes)

TriJo Fri 04-Sep-15 09:43:30

Cinnamon I believe this thread did know it! The only thing I've really cut out is that I rode my road bike outdoors for the last time before baby last week, just feels a bit too vulnerable cycling in London and I do have plenty of other things I can be doing. Still plenty of running and swimming going on though and a bit of strength work too. I've been absolutely blessed in that I haven't been sick really, just quite fatigued.

KeyserSophie Fri 04-Sep-15 13:38:29

suzanne The salomon one has very thin shorts. They basically have a sort of hexagonal pattern on them, whereby the outside of the hexagon is compression and the middle is just semi-transparent mesh. They are a bit of a pain to get on, but once on they give a lot of support without weight and breathe well. However, they'd be indecent if the skirt wasn't over them. The skirt is also very light material. I know some people use netball/ tennis skirts for running and those would be very hot I'd imagine as well as pretty sweaty due to the material.

Loueytb3 Fri 04-Sep-15 14:25:04

15 miles exactly this morning. My knees are playing up a bit, anyone had problems with theirs? Not sure whether there are some specific exercises I can do.

TriJo you are so lucky to not feel sick. There is no way I could have done any exercise for the first 4 months. I was chucking up several times a day.


HalleLouja Fri 04-Sep-15 16:14:19

5.3 hard miles this morning. I think running fast on Wednesday killed them. 151.31

Louey I have behind the knee pain when not running. Keep meaning to see physio but it's on and off.

Suzanne I love intervals when they are over . I do them mainly at running club. If you aren't too worried about getting faster then maybe not bother. But it good to mix up your runs anyway.

emummy Fri 04-Sep-15 16:21:48

Quick 3 miles this morning before hospital appointment with dd1. The skort sounds interesting, but with this week's weather I am reminded of the need to find winter running tights and a new long sleeved top, plus a head torch for my night race! And realized today that if I'm running a race in the dark I'll need to train in the dark - eek! Don't mind running at night with street lights but don't think that would help with a trail run!

Loueytb3 Fri 04-Sep-15 16:35:21

Its mainly on the side Halle, which a quick google seems to suggest is ITB syndrome. But one of the causes is worn trainers and I've just ordered a new pair of trainers which may help. Dropping mileage which I did when I was on holiday hasn't really helped. Its not stopping me from running (yet) but its uncomfortable.

suzannefollowmyvan Fri 04-Sep-15 16:38:14

thanks for the explanation re 'skort' Keyser sounds like 'indecency' still might be a problem though, if it's windyblush

re knee pain, mine have been a bit twinge-y lately, and I get an unpleasant sharp twinge if I walk down especially steep slopes, maybe it's just that you did a slightly longer run than usual Louey?

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