Weekly run chat 25th of September to the 1st of October πŸ’₯

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 and Realfoodieclub

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  • Thanks a Ju πŸ™‚

    Still plugging away with my marathon training. It's going ok I have a half marathon in October so that has my focus at the mo. After that I have a short fell race, which should be funπŸ˜ƒ Both are local which helps

    I have a streaming cold, but it's better out than in πŸ™„

  • Bless you :)

  • Oh you poor thing I hope it clears up really soon.... take care xx

  • ju-ju - hello all... not been on for a bit (as I tore my right calf badly in April and was not able to run for until June... so started off slowly (I have done 9 half marathons and two marathons in the past - the last half being last October)... but, while building up slowly (which is frustrating) I tore my left calf (not as badly) during a freak accident while having a water fight with my two boys (that was four weeks ago)... just started a weekly physio on it + some exercises as I need to get back out there. I miss the early morning runs + the every other weekend 10 to 12 miler.... any suggestions for a recovering 45 year old??

  • Hi! Sorry to hear about your injuries. Do you enjoy swimming at all? That would help with keeping up the cardiovascular fitness...

  • Gosh that's crap you poor thing... kids eh!! I'm on the semi IC right now but still running ( and I'm 2 years older than you BTW so you are a spring chicken)... when I was unable to run last year I joined the gym and did spinning classes ... and now bodypump which I love... would your calf enable you to do the gym? I found it really good to do the cardio stuff so I wasn't too behind when I got back to my first love ( running... obvs!!). I hope you are back out there soon and healing well... 😎

  • ha ha.... spring chicken (I like that).. yes, just joined a gym that's nearby and started to work on the stretches and very gentle cycling (no rowing for now) + lots of upper body work to get some core strength back... just a frustrated runner trying to escape!

  • I hear you.... this will pass..... hang in there.

  • thanks.. appreciated..

  • Rose - yes, but can't get there regularly enough as the nearest pool is 6 miles away (local leisure centre is closed at the moment & the nearest one to that is a gym membership)... might take a trip out this weekend - how about a little punchbag work + if I'm allowed some gentle cycling?

  • That's a pity! Not to worry though. I don't know anything about punchbag work, sounds like something that would get you out of breath though, so that's good. Cycling's great for leg strength, gets you outdoors, and it's fun :)

  • Training mostly on schedule here. With the mileage increasing, am starting to feel the need to eat more, so I need to get used to this. Oddly it happened to me when I set off for a run yesterday morning - just about 45 minutes after eating my usual pre-run breakfast. My blood sugar levels suddenly dropped. Luckily I had some jelly babies with me and one of those gels that made me feel so ill during my race. I spaced them out, and they did the trick. And the gels didn't have any bad effects this time.

  • I found this the hardest part of training and I never get it right. I usually put on loads of weight as I found at least 2 days after really long runs I'd be eating like a heffer.

  • So far on track for the Metric on the 8th and my. I bets arrived so it's REAL! Ran 15 miles 10 days ago and felt like a bag of spanners at the end - a few niggles setting in so had a sports massage on Friday... my first and Flipping Heck it hurt! But had springy legs back for Sunday's long run so all good. Going to struggle to get much distance in now so a couple of easy 5 milers and some HIIT strength stuff at home will hopefully keep the cardio up for the day. Beginning to feel excited now. 😊

  • Well done, it sounds like you are doing really well...... 😎

  • Thank you 😊I had a big wobble in August and lost my mojo a bit so am pleased with where I am. Still can't believe I can run a HM distance at all really!

  • Back to MyAsics' evil fast 8Ks - remind me: why am I doing this? :)

    Contemplating strength training plans, and stair repeats in lieu of hill repeats (although there are plenty of hills around here, none of them are close enough to be included in these shorter runs).

    I'm going on holiday next week, phew!

  • You do it to make yourself faster. Are they intervals? If not, I understand the reluctance.

  • Nope, just running faster and faster! I will be adding in some intervals to them later on in the plan, though.

  • Have a great holiday Abi. Are you going anywhere nice?

    Strength training sounds great. It's one area I know I ought to do something about, and stair repeats must be great for stamina and quads.

  • Thanks Tomas! I'm going to Tenerife for a week, and I predict I will do absolutely no running there :D

    I thought about having a trial run up the stairs after my run this morning, and then I took the elevator...

  • Have a fab holiday..,. You certainly deserve it... enjoy 😎🌞😎

  • Thank you! xx

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  • I got married two weekends ago, so my running was a bit hit and miss for a short period. But I've got an understanding Mrs and managed to get a few runs in on the honeymoon, and now that I'm back at work I'm also settling back into my more regular routine.

    Have agreed with my boss that I can flex my working hours on Mondays and Wednesdays until end of October. That should make it possible to get out and enjoy the those two runs in daylight, and after October when the clocks go back there's no way of achieving that anyway.

    Over the last couple of months I've increased my weekly distance by 2km per month. It's low enough that it doesn't feel like an increase, and yet I hope it helps increase the base a little so that things will be a bit easier once Marathon training starts again first week in January.

    On the speed side my weekly intervals have slowly crept up since May, and on the next session tomorrow I'm planning 8 x 600m with an extended recovery halfway. I've been turning the screw every 4-6 weeks and that seems to have worked so far. The aim is eventually be able to run ladders 200-400-600-800-1000-800-600-400-200 at my aspirational 5k pace.

  • Congratulations on getting married, Tomas! You seem to have a good plan for your running. I feel so lucky about being able to do most of my runs in daylight.

  • Many thanks C3PO. And I know what you mean about the daylight. For this year's marathon training I ended up running a HM every Wednesday evening with a head torch on small dark country lanes - not very motivating.

  • Tomas! Congratulations!!! 🍾🍾🍾🍾😘

    Well done for getting married too πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

    Seriously though, your training is looking fabulous, and bestest wishes to you and your Mrs!

  • Congratulations on your marriage that's such lovely news πŸ’

  • Anyone doing the Cardiff HM this weekend... If so, I'll be there with about 24,999 others :-)

  • Oh eck, that sounds a bit hellish with all those peeps. Not sure I could hack it. Good luck with it!

    Fast 8 ks Roseabi. I was supposed to do two this week. I did them but not as fast as myasics would like. Still, hills were involved, and that's my excuse. I hate pushing to run fast these days. Bah!

  • MyAsics doesn't care about hills πŸ˜†

  • I know! Shocking int it think they assume we run on pancake flat asphalt

    When I do come to race on the flat one day I'm going to be brilliant πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

  • Now, there's a thought!

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