Weekly run chat 5th to the 11th of June

Hi everybody,

Please feel free to share your runs here and chat about how it's all going,

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week

Juju, RFC and Pops

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  • Hello lovely people!

    My plan to beat the 25 minute 5K has not been going so well for the last couple of weeks, I've been feeling ill and struggling a bit! Previously I was going great guns with the intervals that MyAsics was having me do, but on switching to fast 5k runs I have not always even got to 5k :( However at parkrun on Saturday I managed 25:51 which is a definite improvement, especially as my mum was visiting, which meant Friday night curry and cocktails (did I not want to get up on Saturday morning!!) :)

    This week we have windy weather forecast, which is not good news for 5k training, but great news for windsurfing - yay cross training :D I've been enjoying my bike rides along the cliffs too, and I'm getting a bit braver in the sea*...

    The 5K race is a week on Friday (GoGIRL Brighton & Hove), so I'll be onto triathlon work proper after that. There's a training session coming up for sea swimming and how to get out of your wetsuit quickly - useful stuff!

    And I've gone and signed up for the London2Brighton 100k next year!! I'm fundraising for it, so I'm thinking of ideas - so far thoughts are: busking, shaking a tin at the summer tourists, 2 parkruns in one day (loving that idea), selling kitsch paintings of 1940s lovelies, energy/protein bar bake sales, and I guess I'll set up one of those JustGiving pages. I've picked the Alzheimer's Society (they're one of the official partner charities) because the idea of losing people to dementia breaks my heart. Any and all suggestions welcome! :)

    *EDIT Swimming that is, not biking

  • Wow you are on fire, and well done on your parkrun time!!! The Brighton run sounds very exciting, I rather like the busking idea!!!!

  • Thanks ju-ju! I am really looking forward to the run, not so sure about the fundraising :)

  • Sounds like you've got tons of ideas for the fun raising, I'm sure you'll do great with that, just like you do great with all the other activities you throw your energy at.

    25:51, that's impressive! Congratulations. I bet the last 10 secs/km is going to be hard, but you can do it!

  • Thank you, Tomas! In the last 10 secs I mostly feel like throwing up, I'm just hoping I can get away without actually doing that :D

  • Just wanted to add, I really appreciate your comment Tomas, it's really given my self-confidence a boost!

  • Congrats on your parkrun time! I also like the idea of busking - mostly because it had never occurred to me that buskers might be doing so for charity.

  • Thanks, '3PO! I read a blog by a busker who said he had found it was better not to advertise that he is collecting for charity because it can come across as fraudulent! I just hope I'm brave enough to do it at all :)

  • I have booked myself in for a "proper" lactate threshold heart rate test. It should have been Monday but the PhD student doing the tests at Hull University had something urgent come up with his PhD, so it's now scheduled for Wednesday. I quite look forward to it - both to experience the test, and to get a reliable number to use for ongoing training.

  • Interesting!

  • I'm trying to run a 1.5 mile in 14 mins currently I've done 14.40, I can't breath I start panting anyone think this could be a sign of being unfit maybe I should work on getting fitter and the run time will come

  • Yup. It's a sign of you being unfit. Fortunately there are ways to address that :)

  • Thought so, I'll keep working at it

  • Not much to report here, runningwise. I planned to running yesterday, but the skies were pretty ominous most of the day. I don't mind going for a run in the rain, but not voluntarily if it rains too heavily. So I'm not sure if I'll make it out this evening or tomorrow morning.

    On the bright side, I submitted a draft article to the magazine I'm going to be writing for. I had been a bit cautious when referring to "those Norwegians", but they apparently loved that perspective and have told me not to be afraid to complain about them. So things are moving ahead, and they definitely want me to write a column. Something like "tales from the back of the pack".

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