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First full long run since race day

Decker
DeckerModerator
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Got my first proper long run in since the race and I have to say it was not the best part of my day, as we were out late watching a band late last night (the Northern Pikes - a Canadian band from the 80s) and was a bit slow off the mark even with the extra hour of daylight savings sleep we got. Also the weather was proper cold by the end and I still am working out my layer game πŸ₯Ά. 2 layers just was not enough and felt a bit sluggish as a result. Live and learn.

On another note it was a great day for some of my running friends. One set an all time course record on a 10mile race and another qualified for Boston in their marathon today!

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aliboo70
aliboo70Half Marathon

Well do a Decker lovely photo!

You still got out there and did it,impressive after a night out I would say!

Well done and congrats to your friends (was one at New York? ) I have 2 friends here that did it! Xxx

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to aliboo70

Thanks Ali, actually they ran the Hamilton race here which is known as a great BQ race.

aliboo70
aliboo70Half Marathon
in reply to Decker

Well done to them xxx

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to aliboo70

And to your friends! I can't even process the times needed!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Is that what it comes too? Have to run HM distance before you consider you've done a long run? Another reason to add to the 'why I won't be running a marathon' list 🀣🀣🀣. Flippin' great run, shame the late night and cold made it less enjoyable than it might've been, but they definitely earn you more brownie points 😍

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to linda9389

Never say never Linda.

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to misswobble

Haha exactly! Never say never!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to misswobble

NEVER

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

🀣🀣🀣

Granspeed
Granspeed
in reply to linda9389

Ohhh. Trying to defy the odds! 🀣

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Granspeed

The odds will be forever in my favour on this one 😍

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to linda9389

haha I said never too and look what happened :)

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Decker

Aacchh, you must just be weak! πŸ€ͺ

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to linda9389

Resistance is futile :) You may as well just start researching them now.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Decker

πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to linda9389

Its just scale I guess Linda. I’ve been doing the 20 distance for my long runs since Jan and so this is my measure now. I’m not sure its the right way to do it either, but I have the irrational fear that if I don’t continue it then I will lose the ability! The cold would have been fine if I just learned my layer lessons from last year but i always forget. πŸ™„I suspect, given your epic bike rides that you’ll be doing this and much more in the near future!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Decker

Definitely can't see me ever doing a marathon πŸ€ͺ. I know what ypu mean about not wanting to lose where you've got to tho. You best start a new training plan straight away with another date to aim for πŸ˜€

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to linda9389

haha - well I have one more race in a couple of weeks and then nada till Jan. I am trying to work out a faster HM plan too.

mrrun
mrrunMarathon
in reply to Decker

I think l know what you mean re the irrational fear. I now keep my 5K as just the intervals slot and 10/15K as regular runs. It's amazing how brain and body adapt and seamlessly push the boundaries. I'm training for the second marathon but find my previous plan a bit easy and I'm going off into uncharted territory with my own stuff. I suppose, for as long as we are going, that's all that matters. πŸ˜‰

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to mrrun

Yeah, it's weird how some of it gets easier as you continue. Uncharted territory is the best kind of territory!

mrrun
mrrunMarathon
in reply to Decker

As if your body holds two departments. Two brains even. One telling you to stop and another one urging you to go, and then the engine (heart/legs/the rest) just going on as best as it/they could. I'm genuinely enjoying this uncharted phase!

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to mrrun

It really is fun on a good day.

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to mrrun

It really is fun on a good day.

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

I wish I could run for 13 miles in 2:02 when I felt sluggish........ who am I kidding? I wish I could run 13 miles in 2:02....πŸ™„

Go you! πŸƒπŸƒπŸ’ͺ

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Irishprincess

We do what we can though. It's still good.

I am prepping for marathon day. Baked some peanut butter power bars yesdy. Tried one, as yer do. Lovely jubbly

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon
in reply to misswobble

I know. I once thought I’d never run for 30 minutes 😳

I made some at the weekend too for a long run yesterday. I had protein powder lying about so I added some of that for an extra boost. I’ve also reduced the amount of sugar and honey as I found them a bit too sweet. But it’s good fun just experimenting and throwing in whatever’s in the cupboard. Not chilli of course πŸ˜‚πŸ₯΅

When’s your marathon?

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Irishprincess

The energy comes from the butter, sugar and honey; not forgetting the nuts, seeds and fruit If you cut it down too much you could find yourself flagging I usually eat two on a HM πŸ˜‹

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to misswobble

Oops I forgot. November 24th I think

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to misswobble

All this baking talk is making me hungry. Taper time soon for your mara eh?

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Decker

Yeah my marathon is only three weeks away So, my first and only 20 Mile training run this week. Then a few weeks tapering. Still running regularly but slowly and not very far

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon
in reply to misswobble

I don’t reduce much but I find the original amounts too sickly sweet. When you say you eat two how big are they? I ate four mouthfuls on a 10 mile run and felt tickety boo πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‚

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Irishprincess

I make 15 pieces as per the recipe I eat one one around the hour mark and then another about 18 k if i’m Doing a half marathon distance. Each bar is about two big bites or four little ones πŸ˜‹

I ate more during my marathon. Can’t recall how many, plus Tailwind and vegan choc brownies

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon
in reply to misswobble

I didn’t see the reference to 15 pieces in the recipe πŸ™„ I cut mine into 2” squares (old money πŸ˜‚) and it takes two bites to eat. I once stuffed a full one in my mouth but then nearly choked so won’t be doing that again πŸ€ͺ

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Irishprincess

😁. I ate three today on my 32 k run. A bag of hula hoops at 22k πŸ˜‹

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to misswobble

I need to investigate these hula hoops.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Decker

I never eat them at any other time - just the longest marathon training run. They’re salty and that gives you a boost when you need it. The tip was from super woman Nicky Spinks

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Irishprincess

For me it’s just been a slow build to that IP. It felt slower yesterday than it actually was I guess. The numbers are all relative. I have goals and am trying to improve against just myself like all of us here. As long as we are making progress against our own efforts that is what matters.

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

Excellent run and time all things considered!! πŸ‘Œ

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Deals1

Thanks Deals

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Well done Decker. Great to get back out and get the body working. The weather does present a challenge for sure, but you'll get back into what's what clothes wise. A rummage through your running wardrobe will yield some suitable layers

I've worn my merino long-sleeved top already! Ended up boiling. LOL

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to misswobble

Yeah, this time of year is always tricks as the weather turns so quickly some days. I've been meaning to get a merino top one of these days. Just waiting for a sale :)

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Decker

Mine was a cheap one from Aldi but I wash and dry it carefully and I do like it a lot. I only wear it when it’s dry as I’ve not got a waterproof jacket Yet. I live in hope πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to misswobble

:) I wish we had something like Aldi here. I have a waterproof run jacket from MEC that I love.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoMarathon

Good on you for getting out there for a decent run 🀣 welcome to my pain 🀣

Changing seasons can make you sluggish on their own let alone with the temp changes.

Don't expect too much from yourself, just go with the flow and look for the fun πŸ‘πŸ»

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

You are right of course Jo. Had a few things on my mind lately that are dragging me down mentally a bit too. Will try to focus on the fun more!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Decker

Join the club...I know what you mean..life does have a habit of playing those mind games ...xx

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Oldfloss

Maybe it's meant to test us :) Or just distract us from going out at all.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Decker

Not gonna' stop us though, is itπŸ˜‰

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Oldfloss

Nope - not even a little bit

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Lovely photograph...I have a Maple exactly that shade of red out right now in the garden!

What a great run.. especially after a late might and a cracking steady pace too:) Wow!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Oldfloss

I love it too! And how Canadian 😊😊🍁

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Floss - We have some here - I think they are called Fire Maples which light up in bright yellow and reds for a short time. My favorite tree - not just because of the Canadian thing :)

Blumming heck Decker, that is an amazing long run!! Do you remember the days when, like me, anything over 5k is considered a long run?!! That is fantastic my friend x

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Mummycav

I really do remember those days MC. My old run leader once joked "20 is the new 10". What was once hard is now easier. It just scales up depending on where your mileage is at.

Mummycav
Mummycav
in reply to Decker

Absolutely...you’ll be doing nothing but ultras soon!!

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to Mummycav

I think my OH would disown me if I stated training for one of those :)

Mummycav
Mummycav
in reply to Decker

🀣😯

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