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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1575 on: April 30, 2021, 12:05:59 pm »
OK.  I've done it.  8k as per the schedule and in a perfectly respectable time for me.   

Happy with that.   I can relax now and enjoy the weekend.  👍

Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1576 on: April 30, 2021, 12:18:45 pm »
OK.  I've done it.  8k as per the schedule and in a perfectly respectable time for me.   

Happy with that.   I can relax now and enjoy the weekend.  👍
Excellent news PB.

I threw the towel in and had some breakfast so unless I go for an evening run that’s me done til Monday.
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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1577 on: April 30, 2021, 12:29:04 pm »
Thanks Beardy.

It's your turn now.  In the immortal words of Delia, "Let's be 'aving you!".

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1578 on: April 30, 2021, 12:54:54 pm »
Multiple people on the group said that trail running removed the pressure they'd felt to go fast, and they'd rediscovered a love of running.

^^ Very much this.

^^^ Very, very, very much this.

I'm beginning to find the same is true of off-road cycling.

And the ironic thing is it's all about the little devil on my shoulder saying, "oh - that's not very fast."

Nobody else cares!




Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1579 on: April 30, 2021, 12:56:13 pm »
Did my usual 6k yesterday - the run earlier in the week woke long slumbered muscles, that felt it necessary to moan for a day or two.

Cool weather is excellent for running - I struggle to move faster than a slug when it is warm.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1580 on: May 01, 2021, 08:56:34 am »
I'm aching all over today.  How odd.   :-\

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1581 on: May 01, 2021, 09:35:56 am »
My usual routine is for a 10k on Sunday mornings. We have a Zoom committee meeting starting at 10.15 tomorrow, so that's out.
Do I go for a long run today? Or a shorter one tomorrow? But I missed the long run last weekend.
Really don't feel like it this morning, but then I remembered I'm not working on Monday.  :D
So, short run before the meeting tomorrow and a 10 on Monday instead.  :thumbsup:
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1582 on: May 01, 2021, 03:01:18 pm »
Up in the Lake District  for a few days. Fabulous 10k with 300 m of elevation starting at 07:00. Still frost on the western slopes, lambs, calves and deer. Then reaching the top of Brant fell with amazing views westwards and Northwards over Lake Windermere before heading back to the hotel.

Then after breakfast we walked  the route again to earn afternoon tea! 21km and 600m of climb today. 

Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1583 on: May 02, 2021, 11:15:51 am »
A run on a Sunday! Well, yes if I get my act together!
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1584 on: May 02, 2021, 11:58:33 am »
I'm sure that you can do it.  I'm planning to be up with the dawn chorus tomorrow for a 10k.

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1585 on: May 02, 2021, 12:20:47 pm »
5k attempt at MAF. I found it incredibly difficult to keep my HR in a tight band though it did for the most part stay with it 110 and 130 bpm. I was using 117 and 120 bpm as trigger points. I think a chest strap might help with accurately reading the trigger points because the rates would jump up or down suddenly. Interestingly my time was wishing 1 min of my last run over the same route.

I shall persevere some before I make any decisions though.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1586 on: May 02, 2021, 12:44:36 pm »
I have found that a chest strap is far better than the optical reader on the wrist whilst exercising.  My hr data used to be erratic during runs especially after two or three kms but it seems far more consistent and regular now.   

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1587 on: May 02, 2021, 02:46:52 pm »
Went out for a 6k but was going well for the first km so decided to see how fast I could do 5k. The pace got harder to hold but I did manage my second fastest ever 5k. And nearly fell over when I stopped. I certainly couldn't do the sixth kilometer at anything but a walk.
Miles cycled 2014 = 3551.5 (Target 7300 :()
Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1588 on: May 03, 2021, 12:42:38 pm »
Hmmm. Guess who forgot that it is a bank holiday today thus my normal routine is disturbed?

Oh well.  Been for a slow walk and now it's raining and looks set in so I'll go for a run tomorrow instead.

Beardy

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1589 on: May 03, 2021, 04:06:43 pm »
Do I really need Bluetooth, or for that matter waterproofness for swimming. I do like swimming, but I am crap at it.
What am I on about I hear you all shout, well I’m looking at chest strap HRMs and as I’ve already got a Garmin watch I’ve decided to narrow down what could be a massively overwhelming decision tree to just Garmin. That’s quite complicate enough as it is.

I am a gadget whore and do like the latest tech, which means the HRM-pro. It’s got everything the others have got all bundled into one package, but do I really need everything. Well, no I don’t NEED everything, but..  8) So I’ve really just got to come to terms with not getting the latest and greatest, and decide what I’m willing to ditch.

Oh, decisions decisions.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1590 on: May 03, 2021, 07:46:13 pm »
Would you wear it for swimming ? You would look a bit weird. I bought one a few weeks back and was looking at my running smoothness metrics (it has an accelerometer). What I should have been looking at was where I was putting my feet.

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1591 on: May 03, 2021, 07:58:56 pm »
On my wrist
There is a watch.
It shows messages from my phone.
But it is useless,
For my eyes cannot read.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1592 on: May 03, 2021, 10:27:30 pm »
I got 6.5km of Lakeland fells in before heading upto Aberdeen which is cold and wet.
Hopefully able to get a couple of runs in round Westhill although the he rest of this week is recovery mileage.

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1593 on: May 04, 2021, 07:32:06 am »
Run day or,no, I am NOT going out there! There is WEATHER of the most inclement nature.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1594 on: May 04, 2021, 07:43:48 am »
Run day or,no, I am NOT going out there! There is WEATHER of the most inclement nature.
There are times when it's just not worth it. I'm very glad that today is not a run day and that I got my run in yesterday before the WEATHER arrived. Hope it's a bit better by 0800 tomorrow.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1595 on: May 04, 2021, 07:47:17 am »
Run day for me too.  I'm looking at a "window of opportunity" mid-morning.   Fingers crossed.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1596 on: May 04, 2021, 09:58:15 am »
Weather window disappearing...   :(

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1597 on: May 04, 2021, 12:17:58 pm »
I went anyway.  Got a bit damp but happy to have got out and put another 10k in the legs.  👍

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1598 on: May 04, 2021, 04:16:20 pm »
I just did 2k this morning to loosen off the legs and get the paper after 3 days hillwalking, running and a 5 hour drive. Should get my 10 k tomorrow.

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1599 on: May 05, 2021, 09:27:29 am »
It’s too nice not to go out this morning so it’s lucky that I postponed my run from yesterday.
BRB

10:50
Blimey though it’s hard keeping your HR in a narrow band.
Still, even the ToJ seems happy with my efforts awarding me a productive and an up arrow for both effort and load. 5k in 40 mins

So cool down, shower and get on with my day.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.