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Weekly Chat May 31st-June 6th ☕😻 Take a break!

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner

Hi all,

Goodness goshness it's nearly June!! How's your running going, tell us alllllll about it!!!!!! 😍

My Garmin tells me I'm "Overreaching" at the moment - never seen that one before! I did have my rather disastrous attempt at a half marathon last Monday, but other than that haven't done all that much in the past week - two more runs, a swim, and a little bike ride. My VO2max went down by a couple of points recently, I think that has something to do with it.

Anyway, the weather's nice here at the moment, may as well take Mr Garmin's advice and have a beach day ğŸ˜Ž

Who's been working hard at their training? Who's taking a break? Anyone else ever been told off by Garmin for overdoing it?

As always, if you're new here, or just browsing through the community posts, this is a great place to introduce yourself and let us know how you are doing. You’ll find plenty of support and knowledge from your fellow runners here.

Have a great week, everyone!!!

The Marathon Team xxx

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I’ve just started my Half Marathon training schedule and am starting with Runners World beginners HM schedule as it seems easy to follow and not too difficult. However, there is a jump from the end of week 11 from 7 miles to the 13 miles of race day. The previous week before that is 11 miles long run. I’ll have to see how that all feels in a couple of months when I get there. Since I actually have closer to 16 weeks before the run, Race Day on that plan will be the warm up and then after I’ve seen how that goes I can switch to the last 4 weeks of yours or Abi’s plan. That’s the idea anyway.

SkiMonday profile image
SkiMondayMarathon in reply to Dodgylungs

Sounds standard for a training plan: the 11 miles is the final build-up run, the 7 miles will be part of yoyr tapering (i.e. easing back on the training so that you're fully rested ready for the event).

Good luck with your HM.

David_G profile image
David_GHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi and running friends! I’ve been injured for a little while now but hopefully I’m well on the way to recovery. ğŸ¤ž I’m waiting to hear about a physio appointment so they can have a look at it properly.😊I had last week off work and went to Derbyshire for a holiday. I’ve posted about that on the B210K community so I won’t repeat it here. The weather wasn’t very kind getting up there (particularly by motorbike!) but it improved over the week. I had a chance to do plenty of walking up hill and down dale while I was there. I also had plenty of food too, so the exercise came in handy. Even so I put on 2 lbs in weight. I should be able to address that once I’m running again!

Happy running everyone🙂👍

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to David_G

Glad to hear you're on the mend!

I have noticed your gastronomical reports on Facebook 😂😂😂

backintime profile image
backintime10 Miles

This week's plan is just to run 5K three times after Saturday's disastrous 5K

Also to work out what's going on with my back - stretching is ok, I can put my hands flat on the floor when touching my toes, but I can't put my left ankle on my knee, my right one is fine, plus if I sit down and put the soles of my feet together like a frog, that's fine too, I have no idea what muscle I need to work on just to be able to sit with my left ankle on my right knee - any ideas?

Windoze profile image
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to backintime

Sports physio time! Get a session booked in see what the pro's say! I love mine she's a life saver ❤

backintime profile image
backintime10 Miles in reply to Windoze

Unfortunately it's not urgent and there is a big backlog - I have a GP visit this week (remote :| ) and see if he can refer me a bit quicker

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to backintime

Which part hurts when you attempt that move? Is it the outside of your left thigh?

backintime profile image
backintime10 Miles in reply to GoGo_JoJo

no, the middle left of my lower back - looking at a muscle chart it looks like the gluteus medius, but I tried the exercises for that from the internet (pigeon pose etc.) and I could do all those, it seem to be the specific movement of bringing my leg up in a cross leg type shape.

I am just lifting it manually, gently until I feel the pull and holding it there, it seems to be loosening a bit

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to backintime

🤔 I would be leaning towards psoas muscle myself, the exercises are very similar though I think. Bear with it, keep stretching, if its more gluteus maybe try what I call the "weeble". Sit on a carpet/rug. Loosely hug your knees and lift your feet, roll slightly onto your glutes and just gently wobble around feeling for an tight spots and spend longer balancing over those. Some folks sit on a tennis ball too but I find this a great help for identifying just where might be tighter than I realise ğŸ¤žğŸ»

backintime profile image
backintime10 Miles in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks, to use a tennis ball I would have to lay on it, it's not under my bum, it's a bit further up, but I will try the weeble wobble (hopefully without falling down) - the yoga ball seems to be helping a bit with opening it up a bit

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to backintime

Once you get the hang of it you can get really far back, you might have to hold your legs out a little though to counterbalance 👍🏻😁

backintime profile image
backintime10 Miles in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Challenge accepted :D (joke), but I will give it a go

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to backintime

I read something recently about using a ball in the bath to massage the lower back and hips area - which looked rather good I thought

backintime profile image
backintime10 Miles in reply to roseabi

oh, that's an idea, thanks!

I am just imagining the faces of my children as they see me in the bath fully clothed with no water :D

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to backintime

Ha! The idea is that the bath water takes a little of your weight off the ball so it's not quite as ouchy 😂

backintime profile image
backintime10 Miles in reply to roseabi

water! ah ok, I thought it was just to give you something to balance against as you rocked and rolled :D

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to backintime

Lol, I thought you were joking 😂😂😂

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Mummycav in reply to roseabi

🤣🤣

Couchpotato2 profile image
Couchpotato2Half Marathon

Hi, yes I had that recently overeaching and -2 points on VO2 so I took a step back and am now back to normal and have regained those 2 points. I'm tapering for my HM on Sunday where I am currently elite lead female runner (due to administrative error...). Trying to work out what tapering should look like this week and I think I'll do my training session Tuesday, a 6km on Wednesday as slow as possible and then 15' on Friday (or Saturday?) before Sunday race. Hope you are all well

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Couchpotato2

Did you hear back from them about your elite status? You should be getting some special drink bottles laid on... 😂😂😂

Enjoy your taper xxx

Couchpotato2 profile image
Couchpotato2Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

Nope, still elite!

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Couchpotato2

I always thought so xxx

Couchpotato2 profile image
Couchpotato2Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

Haha thanks for your faith in me! Concentrating on my gear now..

Grannyhugs profile image
Grannyhugs10 Miles

I’ve had a phenomenal May. My husband and I have just completed our final runs for RED May for CHSS raising an amazing £855 and running a combined 468km, I contributed 210km to this total. What an amazing challenge we set ourselves and really enjoyed it. Happy running everyone 🤗

Windoze profile image
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to Grannyhugs

ooosh! Great milage both 👏 👍

Grannyhugs profile image
Grannyhugs10 Miles in reply to Windoze

Thank you, and the sponsors have kept donating all day too 🤗

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Grannyhugs

Fantastic! You are a SuperGrannyHugs!! 😁👍🏻

Grannyhugs profile image
Grannyhugs10 Miles in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Aw thank you🤗

Cantstopmenow profile image
CantstopmenowHalf Marathon in reply to Grannyhugs

That is just brilliant 👍

Grannyhugs profile image
Grannyhugs10 Miles in reply to Cantstopmenow

Thank you🤗

Magellan profile image
MagellanMetric Marathon in reply to Grannyhugs

That’s brilliant, you deserve to be really proud of yourself. 😁👏

Grannyhugs profile image
Grannyhugs10 Miles in reply to Magellan

Thank you, have been celebrating 🥂 with neighbours in the sun 🤗

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Grannyhugs

Fantastic effort GH and Mr GH. Go you! 🥰

Grannyhugs profile image
Grannyhugs10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you 🤗 weird not going out for a run today, I’ll just have to chase toddler hugs round the garden

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Grannyhugs

Wow you are so awesome!!!!!!!!!!! xxxx

Grannyhugs profile image
Grannyhugs10 Miles in reply to roseabi

😂 thank you but not sure about that, driven certainly, our supporters have been awesome donating £1120 so far🤗

Mummycav profile image
Mummycav in reply to Grannyhugs

Fantastic super Grannyhugs !!! Wow...x

Grannyhugs profile image
Grannyhugs10 Miles in reply to Mummycav

Thank you, looking forward to a cycle this evening when toddler hugs goes home🤗

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Three runs in a row with no calf/peroneal problem, 2x5ks completed without so much as a twinge . Definitely encouraging signs and GNR in September no longer seems impossible. My pace has picked up each time too, but I am being very careful about stride length. The sun is shining and VO2 max gave me a point back! Can't be bad. Beach time with Molly and visiting kids now. 🙂

cheekychipmunks profile image
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Good news BC! I’m so happy for you. 😀

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks CC. Really steady as we go this time. I am sticking to one pair of shoes and trying to do everything (warm up etc) exactly the same on every run. I have even taken to having vitamin B tablets and crisps to ward off cramp. 😋

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy510 Miles in reply to Beachcomber66

Brilliant Beachcomber

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy !!! I am now looking forward to the hills of Scilly for a bit of strength building. It is baffling; run after run and the calf tightens up and then suddenly everything feels ok again! I am sure that the crisps have made the difference!

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Beachcomber66

Awesomer and awesomer!!!! xxx

Beachcomber66 profile image
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

had enough of being our resident sick note!! 😀

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Beachcomber66

Aw 💕

Enjoy the beach roseabi, it’s the perfect day for it but I bet it’s busy your way

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to WillowandSola

It will be, traffic over my way (chichester and wittering) is horrendous enough! 🤣

East head our favourite beach, won’t ever make the mistake of going at a weekend though, did once took hours to get out the car park, Lancing market on beach green today so no point going to our local beach either

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy510 Miles in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I didn’t realise you lived close to us JoJo. I love the witterings but not the traffic.

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Dexy5

My work is based in Yapton and I spend a lot of my days around Chichester and surrounding areas. I live in Pulborough not too far away 👍🏻

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to WillowandSola

Pretty busy! We also went for a bike ride over to Brighton, that was CRAZY!!!! 😂😂😂

The weather is amazing,

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to WillowandSola

Even more so today!! xxx

It’s lovely out there, I’ve been inside at work all day but poor Willow had to sit in the park waiting for my car to be fixed, poor thing lol 😂 xx

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to WillowandSola

Oh dear, I hope Willow's OK 😂

Sorry, that didn’t come across as funny as I meant it, my car had to be fixed and I was being a bit sarcastic at poor Willow having to sit in the park and wait for it, he’s fine thanks, nicely tanned

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy510 Miles in reply to roseabi

I saw Brighton on the TV last night and locals were saying they were staying at home to avoid al the visitors. We felt the same over the weekend! Today as better.

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi

What happened with your HM? I can’t imagine you having a disastrous run. Good to know it happens to you running super heroes sometimes 🥰

The first time I was conscious of Garmin telling me, I was overreaching, was the week, I was consciously running slower than I had ever run before, after reading 80/20 running. That was what convinced me to start running by heart rate.

Nearly a year later I can just about run in zone 2 so progress has been made🤣❤️🏃‍♀️

May was my biggest running month at 106.8 miles. I also got a park run pb of 28.30. Garmin has me in recovery at the moment 😂

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to RunWillie

It wasn't my day, stomach ache and just not feeling 100%. I got to 10 miles and called it a day 😊😊😊

Wow, well done you are on 🔥🔥🔥!!!!

RunWillie profile image
RunWillieHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thanks roseabi 🥰

Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling great. Well done for sticking in there for 10miles.

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to RunWillie

10 miles coincided with me reaching my home, so it was job's a goodun 😊😊😊

Fran6500 profile image
Fran6500Half Marathon

I'm on week 8 of a 16 week McMillan HM plan. Running 4 times a week when previously I only ran 3 times. Although I have followed the plan perfectly, I think it is tiring me out. And now the weather is so hot even early in the morning, that is adding to the issue. Humidity was 88% this morning - very hard. Having said all that! I am enjoying it🤗 And hope to be able to continue to follow the plan anyway.

Garmin told me I was unproductive last week because of lack of low intensity exercise. Today I have changed to productive. Gotta say I dont like the description "unproductive".

Windoze profile image
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to Fran6500

Hi Fran. Yep the step up in days training will tire you more. If you feel good at taper then your set!

I went from 3-4-5 days on current plan. I really think it helps your base fitness improve a lot!

Well done keep it up!

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Fran6500

It really used to get under my skin when it said that... now I just laugh at it, its so arbitrary! 🤣

Cantstopmenow profile image
CantstopmenowHalf Marathon in reply to Fran6500

I wouldn't believe everything garmin tells you! enjoy your training 😀

Couchpotato2 profile image
Couchpotato2Half Marathon in reply to Cantstopmenow

Wow controversial! ;-) i got unproductive a few times and swore at it... rude

Cantstopmenow profile image
CantstopmenowHalf Marathon in reply to Couchpotato2

😂😂 good for you!

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Cantstopmenow

Ah I don't really, but it's quite amusing to see these things! It was telling me I could run a marathon in 3 hrs 30 minutes at one point - as if!!! 🤣

Cantstopmenow profile image
CantstopmenowHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Well, maybe you could! 😊

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Cantstopmenow

Oof, painful!! 😰

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Fran6500

Great work! xxx

Tbae profile image
TbaeMetric Marathon

Your post has given me a great laugh roseabi. No fear of me ever getting an overreaching message, even if I had a garmin. Similarly with taking a break.If I stop I will never restart.The other thing I am totally chilled about is folks hurtling past and they are walking.lol.Back at 18k.Perhaps do 18k and two HM for my next 3 runs before starting building the 3chunks of 14k and 17k.

Beginning to think this maybe achievable.

🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🌟🌟👏👏💪💪🙏🙏💫💪⚡️⚡️

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Tbae

You can do it, Mr Bob xxx

Tbae profile image
TbaeMetric Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thank you lovely.🏃‍♀️🌟👏👏❤️💪🙏💫⚡️

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon

I've had overreaching several times 🤣 and yet now, when it could probably be right in declaring "overreaching" on a loudhailer it prefers "Unproductive"! Unproductive!? So attaining and sailing through your goals is "Unproductive "!? Just shows what a plonker it is 🤣 it's been slowly reducing my vo2max too... mainly cause I so rarely use my "road" profile and that's the only one that measures it.... so basically it knows nothing! 🤣🤣🤣 we pay for this too don't forget 🤣🤣🤣🙈

Having reached my goal of 50k and breezed through recovery (so far) I'm content to just enjoy "ordinary" runs for a while.

The sun and warmth has finally appeared which is lovely. I've got some non running time with a friend in June for a few days so it will be interesting to see if I get itchy feet.

A little break now and then is definitely good for us though! 😁👍🏻

backintime profile image
backintime10 Miles in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Unproductive after a 50km run? - I have no hope then!

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to backintime

Exactly!? What does it want!? 🙈🤣🤣🤣🤣

backintime profile image
backintime10 Miles in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Looks like you're set for a triathlon :D come on Jo, step it up you slacker :p

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to backintime

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I'm a rubbish swimmer, and don't like putting my face in the water! 🙈🤣🤣🤣 but yes I'm obviously slacking!!!

Magellan profile image
MagellanMetric Marathon in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Maybe it has a more traditional notion of ‘unproductive’. As in, ‘look at the hoovering you didn’t do and think of the novel you didn’t write because you were too busy running’.

Ignore it, it knows nothing. 😜

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Magellan

Hoovering?! 🤔 is that like fartleks? 🤣🤣🤣🙈

Couchpotato2 profile image
Couchpotato2Half Marathon in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I just checked and i went from unproductive to overeaching... it doesnt know

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I'm back to "productive" again following yesterday's efforts *simper* 😂😂😂

It's all a bit silly really, but kinda hard to ignore! Earlier in the year I was thinking about going after my VO2MAX to see if I could get up to 50, glad I forgot about that one!

You're a complete superstar xxx

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to roseabi

I think I got mine up to 48 once, but the colder weather, and inactivity when I got injured knocked it back again. It's hard to ignore it, but it can be so detrimental, just like the Monday Strava blues.... no matter what you did over the week, or weekend Monday says ZERO.... you have done NOTHING.... LOSER!!! 🙈🤣🙈

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I'm always at least a week behind so I don't tend to notice that one 😊 I do feel a bit miffed by "unproductive" though, I must admit!

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to roseabi

Aaaaaaand back to 'Unproductive'! 😂

Miffed of Hove

Tbae profile image
TbaeMetric Marathon

Interesting Jo.TarmacTbae,I need its energy,my VO2 max should be ready to pop.lol.🏃‍♂️🌟👏👏❤️💪🙏💫⚡️

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Tbae

I am absolutely sure you would have the fitness age of a 20 Yr old, no problem! 👍🏻

Tbae profile image
TbaeMetric Marathon in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Can’t beam me up Scottie like you Jo.lol.🏃‍♀️🌟👏👏💪🙏⚡️

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Tbae

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍🏻

Magellan profile image
MagellanMetric Marathon

I’ve just finished the Mid Sussex Marathon, which isn’t one really. It’s in three legs, ten miles on each of Saturday and Sunday, then 10k today. The short run today was by far the hardest. I went home twice during today’s run, once to get sun cream and once for a drink. I haven’t ever run in such heat, except for very short runs when I was on holiday in Portugal, and I’m not sure whether to try it a bit more to get used to it or just try and always run in the early time before it gets hot.

Anyway, it feels good to have done the last of this weekend’s runs.

Next up is the Brighton HM which was meant to be in lovely chilly February but is now in June. So maybe the warm weather acclimatisation needs to be ramped up. Also I’m toying with the idea of a trail marathon (the Shere 42) in August, I’m just waiting to hear whether the organisers close the finish line at a time for ‘proper’ runners to have all finished or if they keep it open until stupid-o’clock for slow overweight novices. 🤔😉

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Magellan

Well done on your weekend mara! It has been glorious weather but not ideal for running if you're not used to it! 👍🏻

Couchpotato2 profile image
Couchpotato2Half Marathon in reply to Magellan

Wow well done! Running three days in a row must be a challenge in itself! Oh go for trail marathon, i feel you can just enjoy a nice walk if needed ...

Magellan profile image
MagellanMetric Marathon in reply to Couchpotato2

I didn’t really think about it being a challenge to run three days in a row when I signed up. I just thought, I can run 27k in one session so two sixteens won’t be so hard and a 10k is just a breeze. With hindsight I was being a bit dim. I did find the first two races as easy as I’d hoped, but today is my first ever third day and it’s just knocked me to pieces. For the first time since c25k I was actually finding myself getting tired even on downhill bits!

Couchpotato2 profile image
Couchpotato2Half Marathon in reply to Magellan

Well it’s an amazing achievement and hope you can have a nice celebratory recovery:-)

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Magellan

Massive congratulations!!!

Oo I'd forgotten about the Brighton Half, looking forward to spectating. And the Shere Marathon looks fabulous, go on go on go on go on...

Magellan profile image
MagellanMetric Marathon

Bloody hell, I’ve just noticed your VO2 max. You are awesome!

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Magellan

Ha thanks! It doesn't seem to matter how high it gets, it won't put me at any younger than 20 though... 🤣

nowster profile image
nowster10 Miles in reply to roseabi

Mine's 46 too, but that's less impressive for a guy than for a lady. My recent "short" runs have led to a higher HR, which is probably why it's plateaued at that level.

My plan for the coming weeks is to gradually increase the weekend runs up to 15km and stay there until I've done the 10km event in early July. And work on those tight hamstrings etc.

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to nowster

Mine was 48, but it's all a bit contrived really 😂

Good stuff! What are you doing to your hamstrings?

nowster profile image
nowster10 Miles in reply to roseabi

Still a bit tight, especially on the left leg. I only started noticing it after about 7km into the flat 10km run I did yesterday.

I'm going to have to spend more time on the instrument of torture that we call a foam roller. 😆

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to nowster

Oh lovely 😂😂😂 If that's not enough pain for you, have you tried a ball as well? It's tricky to get at the high hamstrings with a roller.

Deadlifts are the bomb for strengthening that area, can also be done without weights in the form of yoga warrior 3.

nowster profile image
nowster10 Miles in reply to roseabi

The tightness in the hamstrings is at the knee end, not the hip, thankfully.

BrianUK profile image
BrianUKHalf Marathon

I was having a great run of training but this afternoon I bashed my knee on my son’s bed as I was helping him move into his new house in Manchester. I have to drive back tomorrow and I’m limping and there’s a lump coming up, Just my luck 🙄. Oh and check out what Garmin did to my VO2 Max last time out 🤷‍♂️

It must be because my watch has locked onto my cadence again. Hopefully nothing more sinister as I didn’t feel too bad during the session.

My VO2 Max
roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to BrianUK

Garmin's messing with your head! Best wishes for your knee - how does it look today?

xxx

BrianUK profile image
BrianUKHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

I have a love hate relationship with that Garmin 😂 The knee is bruised and a little sore but swelling is much less thanks. I will hopefully try a run later today if I get back to London in time. 👍

Windoze profile image
WindozeHalf Marathon in reply to BrianUK

OMG traitorous watch 🤣 sell it on! 🤣

Ah roseabi! Thank you for the post. Not told off by Garmin but by tired legs this morning. They felt like lead. Too much weekend wine, second vaccine and recovery needed. Thankfully not too many days feel like this. I’m on 10 weeks to go on the NRC HM training plan. I’ve allowed extra wiggle room though. There will be less running this week to allow for longer walks and a catch up week next. Not sure how it will work- but it should.

I hope ğŸ¤ž

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Comfortnotspeed

I'm sure you'll be fine! Hmmm yes weekend wine (or beer in my case) has a lot to answer for I think!

Enjoy your running! xxx

Comfortnotspeed profile image
Comfortnotspeed10 Miles in reply to roseabi

I’m not going to lie; I like a glass of wine at the weekend but it doesn’t help with running. I’m going to have to think about cutting it down 🤨 ... Maybe next week xx

roseabi profile image
roseabiPartner in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Ha ha! It's hard to resist when the sun's got his hat on...

Irishprincess profile image
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

After a really good spell my running is a bit rubbish atm. Life is getting in the way and my routine has gone to pot. I started to get odd pains and niggles and think they might be caused by my new shoes. The jury’s still out but when I run in my old pair everything settles down 🙄 mmmnnnnn 🤔

Anyway I’m keeping mileage down to see if I can figure this out. I think I need a good sports massage but that can’t happen for a few weeks yet for various reasons.

Happy running everyone and have a good week 🙂

GoGo_JoJo profile image
GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Irishprincess

Life has a hideous way of doing that! If only we could have a clone to do all the non running stuff and we could just have the fun 😊🤣

Irishprincess profile image
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Great idea!

Dexy5 profile image
Dexy510 Miles

Hello roseabi. Mr Garmin has done something very silly and told me I have the fitness of an excellent 20 year old. I fear for 20 year olds if that is the case.

With the cancellation of vitality London 10k , I’ve got no races planned until the Great South Run in October. There may be an 8 mile in September but I will not sign up for it until closer to the time. I was hoping that things would start opening up again, but now fear the opposite will happen. My home parkrun has not yet been given permission to start, despite similar prom runs being on. But I think that PCC is using the break of parkruns to change the status quo. They did get regular complaints , despite it being only 1 hr a week. So it will probably return but maybe with a change of route.

I will continue to motivate myself by extending distance again.

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roseabiPartner in reply to Dexy5

I do think I am possibly fitter than I was at 20, but that's not really saying much 😂

Fingers crossed for your parkrun! Ours have all FINALLY been approved, I was starting to wonder what was going on.

xxx

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Dexy510 Miles in reply to roseabi

Yes I was pleased to see B&H had approved yours. I think all councils have been handling it as a brand new event which involves putting it up to the safety committee, and meetings are at certain times of the month. Elections last month did not help either. But we will get there.

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Ha! My Suunto doesn’t tell me anything, which is just fine by me.

I’ve got a plan waiting in the wings now, that aligns to the way I’ve been running. It starts later this month. I was inspired by Jo’s epic 50k last week and so tried an impromptu 42k run on Saturday, keeping it casual and steady throughout. It went surprisingly well and though a bit sore afterwards, I ran again yesterday and it felt good. Also retired my old Speedgoats with 1000k and picked up a new pair of Hoka Torrents. So far so good. They felt light and responsive. Maybe a bit moreso than the ‘goats but they are also brand new with somewhat thinner l, stiffer soles. Amazing grip though. Also they are dayglo orange which is the only colour that was in stock.

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roseabiPartner in reply to Decker

The Suunto is the strong, silent type.

Dayglo orange!!!! 😍😍😍

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DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

All black with dayglo orange feet! 😁 Also have some new dayglo orange socks now too

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GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Decker

It's just another 8k.... you can do it... 👍🏻😉🤪

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DeckerModerator in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Haha maybe next week!

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cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Hi rosebi, I’m 20 years old too. That’s about as true as my relative effort being 206 the other day! It was 26 after my 10k yesterday, and sometimes it’s 1 or even 0 after yoga! Thanks for that! Garmin just picks random numbers I think ..... 🙄 I never get an over reaching message. If I did. I’d fall over laughing! Mincing maybe!

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roseabiPartner in reply to cheekychipmunks

I always try to include a little mincing 😂😂😂

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cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

It’s my specialty roseabi! 😅

Hi roseabi ...I’m still plodding on with Jeff Galloway’s HM training...only on week 8 but did my longest run EVER of 13.1kms the other day..oh my hips did ache!! But they were fine the day after..just my knees and ankles that suffered for a couple of days, think my faithful ‘ clouds’ have run the distance now so it could be new shoes time 😉

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roseabiPartner in reply to Mummycav

Great work, and new shoes, awesome!!! xxx

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GoGo_JoJoUltramarathon in reply to Mummycav

Well done BevFar! 👍🏻😁 you can do it!

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aliboo70Half Marathon

Hi roseabi and all I had a great (and managed to get up all the hills!)trail run(with tea and cake afterwards!) last week but my 5k to end the COGH felt really hard and slow. I have a hm next Sunday but just aiming to get round and enjoy the day. Various foot and leg niggles going on! Off out on a trail run this morning!

Xxx

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roseabiPartner in reply to aliboo70

Hi Ali! Mind how you go, and have fun xxx

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CmoiMetric Marathon

Hello roseabi and VRBs! There's very little running happening here right now - just 5.5k and 10k this week - as it's exam season. Not so much a rest as long intense days, short nights, and lots of driving. My maratrail plan has me scheduled to do a 14-mile run today, not sure I have the energy. There again I've not done a long run for four weeks and if I don't today, I'm unlikely to have chance for another week. Argh guilt, guilt! Will see how I feel later. 😕

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roseabiPartner in reply to Cmoi

Maybe you've started by now? Good luck! Or if not maybe just fit in a couple of shorter long runs back to back over two days?

xxx

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CmoiMetric Marathon in reply to roseabi

I didn't run until 17.00hrs roseabi, and it was still around 16°. However your idea of doing two shorter longer runs made me feel it was worth seeing what happened, as I could always add on more tomorrow. Result: 23.2k, 756m elevation, and a new HM PB - by all of 15 seconds, but I'll take it! So huge thanks to you for pushing me to get out there! 😘

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roseabiPartner in reply to Cmoi

Oh wow, amazing work!!!! xxx

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