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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1500 on: April 15, 2021, 09:42:35 am »
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« Reply #1501 on: April 15, 2021, 12:26:35 pm »

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1502 on: April 16, 2021, 01:37:20 pm »
I was planning to run today but after a busy week re cycling and running the tendons/ligaments down the back of both knees were quite sore last night.

They feel much better today but I want either a long ride or a long walk at the weekend so I'm going to err on the side of caution and have a rest day today. Will run whichever weekend day is free.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1503 on: April 16, 2021, 01:39:09 pm »
Overslept this morning so didn't run.  No big deal: I shall complete the week tomorrow morning.

Next week is week 8 / recovery week 2 of my 12 week plan.  I am still motivated in spite of external factors and I have fully shifted to early starts for the rest of spring and summer.  The alarm is set for 5:00a.m. tomorrow.  However, with all my faffing about I will not be leaving the house before 6:00a.m.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1504 on: April 16, 2021, 06:58:51 pm »
Just below zero when I got out at eight this morning. Wonderful morning for a run, bright, sunny, woodpeckers drumming.
At one point, I was running up a tarmac path (most of that route is on grass) when I heard a noise behind me. It was the hooves of two very young lambs who wanted to run with me, until mum's bleating persuaded them to go back to her.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1505 on: April 17, 2021, 08:11:50 am »
I didn't get details, as I was within 500m of the end with a PB in sight, and didn't realise that I was bleeding fairly profusely.

In retrospect, I should have done.

A quick squirt of water and clean-up at the car, and then a more thorough clean-up back at the office, and all seems fine.
But it's a surprisingly deep gouge.

A phone consultation with the GP, and I'm on ABx just-in-case, which I'm not really sure is a great idea but I'll go along with it.

T'is naught but a flesh wound. I would describe the mutt as 'over-excitable' rather then 'malicious'. The sight of a running creature seems to trigger something a bit primeval in their branez. Whether as potential prey, or as a fun running partner is not always clear.
Left arm ? Were you following the CIA training ?
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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1506 on: April 17, 2021, 08:54:49 am »
Bah!  Slept through again.

My body clearly wants sleep.

Try again tomorrow morning ...

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« Reply #1507 on: April 17, 2021, 12:53:55 pm »
Got out for 9km at a steady pace. Building back slowly.
Quite warm this morning.

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1508 on: April 17, 2021, 04:39:51 pm »
Did a 10k hill run today, which was fine, but I rode 35k to the start and then 35k home at the end with a rucksack containing trail shoes!

The ride home was a bit of a sufferfest.
My legs were empty, my ankle was hurty and I had an ever-strengthening headwind the whole way back!
Stopped for an ice cream in Kemnay, to recharge a bit.

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« Reply #1509 on: April 18, 2021, 08:56:36 am »
4k to start the day off.  I have had a niggly piriformis ache on the opposite buttock for the lat two runs so cut the run short and did lots of stretching.

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« Reply #1510 on: April 18, 2021, 12:21:26 pm »
Gentle 10k this morning. (A few years ago I never thought I'd type something like that)
Organised events are starting up again. There was a large banner in one of the car parks in the country park with Quantock Orienteers and there were signs warning of runners and walkers crossing the roads. Lovely morning for it.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

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« Reply #1511 on: April 18, 2021, 04:38:22 pm »
The vicar had commandeered the garden for a wedding meeting so it was either be sent to my room or go for a run.  10k done, piriformis not a problem.  Slightly higher HR than I would like but I am still reconditioned and it is a lot warmer than my usual running times in the early morning.

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« Reply #1512 on: April 19, 2021, 07:42:35 am »
Finally dragged myself out this morning after three days of inactivity.  I was a little surprised by the volumes of traffic and equally disappointed by the vaporisation of fellow early runners. 

This is a recovery week so I did a steady 6k and enjoyed it.   

Even with all of my lofty ambitions of half marathons and more I cannot help but feel that anything up to an hour or so is the sweet spot for being able to enjoy the effort, feel the benefit, know that my day is not shot due to fatigue and feel a little smug 😏 .   

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1513 on: April 19, 2021, 08:21:55 am »
I’ve managed to get out of bed at the planned hour and I’m sitting here in my kit. Just one more step to go!
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

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« Reply #1514 on: April 19, 2021, 09:43:29 am »
I’ve managed to get out of bed at the planned hour and I’m sitting here in my kit. Just one more step to go!

One step is a very short run.  😉

Go out and enjoy it.

Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1515 on: April 19, 2021, 09:54:28 am »
I did it. It only took me an hour from getting up to getting out, but I got out. It was slow, but I kept my HR over 120 for the most part and pushed it up to 160 a couple of times.
Hopefully it’ll be easier to get out on Wednesday.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1516 on: April 19, 2021, 11:39:31 am »
Nice one beardy.

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1517 on: April 19, 2021, 11:51:43 am »
Ta.

I’m feeling good about myself. I said to Sarah yesterday that I was going to get up at 8 o’clock and go for a run. I got up at 8 and went for a run. I’m not sure than many people would understand what an achievement this is for me.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

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« Reply #1518 on: April 20, 2021, 02:17:04 pm »
Well done Beardy.  Always feels better afterwards imo.   😀  👍

Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1519 on: April 20, 2021, 02:20:08 pm »
Gear all laundered and aired ready for tomorrow mornings run.  :smug:
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

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« Reply #1520 on: April 21, 2021, 05:08:30 am »
Could be the warmest dawn of 2021 to date.  Shorts and a tee will suffice even though it's low hr day.  🥵  😉

Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1521 on: April 21, 2021, 08:27:13 am »
I’m currently looking out at a grey and blustery day trying to muster the motivation to go out there. The antics of the wagtails in the front hedge are amusing me though.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

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« Reply #1522 on: April 21, 2021, 08:49:23 am »
similar here.  I have had poor sleep for 2 nights now due to existential angst.  I am in the middle of a fairly boring meeting currently then have another meeting and then may get an opening before the afternoon meeting.

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« Reply #1523 on: April 21, 2021, 09:35:43 am »
C'mon folks: it's a perfect day for a head-clearing trot.

Quite a few out this morning and I really enjoyed getting to the end of the 8km run along the disused railway today.  It felt tougher than usual but not enough to deter me.

Porridge and coffee followed and it's now YACF time (Yet Another Coffee Fix).  🙄  🙂

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« Reply #1524 on: April 21, 2021, 10:33:32 am »
I was going to run before I fired up the 3D printer but forgot and it's twenty minutes in to a four hour job.

However my partner is in and there's not much correction that can be made if it starts going wrong bar turning it off so once I've seen it do the first few layers I think I'll head out anyway.

Until then I ought to have a rummage in the shed and get the last few bits and bobs into the skip before it's collected tomorrow.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1