Weekly run chat 19th to the 25th of June - Marathon Running ...

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Weekly run chat 19th to the 25th of June

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

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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misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Thanks 🙂

Training for my ten mile run in two weeks time, and at the same time training for a marathon

Going ok but running during the hot spell has been a bit yuk. Mind you the week before I was running in torrential rain 😁🙄 Ah well, whatever 🙂

Good luck fellow racers and would be half and marathoners. Have a good week y'all 👍🏃‍♀️🏃✔️

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to misswobble

sounds good and its all extremes with the weather isnt it??!!

benwill
benwillMarathon

Ugh to hot to run!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to benwill

😓

Tomas
TomasMarathon in reply to benwill

Just like there isn't bad weather, there's only wrong clothes, there also isn't too hot (at least on this island) but there is wrong time of the day. I admire the tenacious souls that get out of the door at 5:30 in the morning to go for a run.

benwill
benwillMarathon in reply to Tomas

Yes that would be the right thing to do, but I am a very lazy runner!

Strength training no i am ok thanks, stretching? you just do that for 1 minute after a run right?

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Yeah me too. Respect 👍😃

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

I am finally listening to my body and taking a day off. Spending several hours outside in a tent while it was raining didn't help (my son's end of primary school event, so couldn't be avoided).

Hubby and I are scheduled for a 14.5K race around a beautiful lake in northern Oslo Friday night. It's a midsummer's event, and you are rewarded with as many free waffles as you can gobble after you finish. It was foggy and fairly dreary last year, so I'm hoping the weather will be better this time. However, the forecast isn't great, and I have to admit to thinking that I might give it a miss if there's heavy rain. At least considering my nasty cough.

Tomas
TomasMarathon in reply to C3PO

Oooh, that's a difficult one. Running in heavy rain is not nice. Gobbling waffles is very nice. Whatever the outcome, I hope it'll be good.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to C3PO

That race sounds lovely, but yeah, not with a cough - poor you :( Hope it's gone soon.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

I'm having a break from running for maybe a couple of weeks, I need to rest my annoying hamstring. Also, it's too hot :)

Tomas
TomasMarathon in reply to roseabi

Always a difficult decision to take rest, but almost always the right decision. A couple of weeks now will hopefully avoid a much longer enforced rest later on. Sorry to hear that your hamstring is causing you this much trouble.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tomas

Thanks Tomas xx It's not really very bad, I can run perfectly well with it, I just think it's warning me to be careful :)

I also need to do less sitting, I gather that this problem (high hamstring) is always caused by sprinting and/or sitting - basically what I've been doing!

Tomas
TomasMarathon in reply to roseabi

At least you've been wise enough to diversify so you'll get plenty of exercise even when not running. And with the warmer season some nice swims instead of pounding the hot asphalt might be quite nice :)

Tomas
TomasMarathon

I spent a couple of hours over the weekend solving 4 equations with 4 variables. It's been over 30 years since the last time I had to do something like that, but after a bit of trial and error, the beauty of arithmetics and the sense of logic did slowly return.

The end result is a new tab on my ever-expanding running spreadsheet. It takes as input my running distances and times from the current week as well as my total distance target for the following week, and calculates how far and how fast I need to run to stick to my 80% slow, 20% fast schedule (Matt Fitzgerald: 80/20 running).

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tomas

Awesome

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I admire your maths prowess. It must come in very handy running wise

I was trying to calculate today how far to run before turning back. I can't add up and run at the same time 😊 I guessed it and did pretty well. Or should I say "estimated"

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM in reply to misswobble

That's an important part of my preparations, and something I almost always need to check before I leave home.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I was supposed to check it but my memory is poorer than my maths

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