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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1075 on: January 13, 2021, 10:44:00 am »
Rain stopping play.  😕

Auntie Helen

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1076 on: January 13, 2021, 02:09:25 pm »
I have a slightly bad back at the moment (woke up with it!) so haven't jogged for a few days. But that's OK as it's very cold wind out there too.

Will now walk round the block with the dog and might break into a couple of short jogging bursts if there are no cars.
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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1077 on: January 15, 2021, 10:09:50 am »
It's run time!!!

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1078 on: January 15, 2021, 01:05:24 pm »
14km.  Longest run this century for me.

Tired, happy, hungry.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1079 on: January 15, 2021, 05:07:40 pm »
It was a bit nippy this morning. But the only bit of me which was actually too cold when I got home was my stomach. My long-sleeved tops are a little thin.
It was however worth it as I got into the Park just before sunrise.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1080 on: January 15, 2021, 05:13:19 pm »
Sounds awesome.  I loved my early starts through the spring and summer and cannot wait for them again.

I wear a long sleeved running top with a short sleeved running tee over the top.  I find that after the first couple of kms I hoik the sleeves up around my elbows.  It's nice to have some sleeves to deploy at the end on my cool down walk too. 

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1081 on: January 15, 2021, 08:08:21 pm »
I wear a long sleeved running top with a short sleeved running tee over the top.  I find that after the first couple of kms I hoik the sleeves up around my elbows.  It's nice to have some sleeves to deploy at the end on my cool down walk too.
Might consider that. I have a singlet top which would probably provide enough extra protection. (Mind you parkrun apricot over fluorescent yellow isn't the most tasteful of combinations  ;))
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1082 on: January 16, 2021, 11:48:02 am »
5 miles this morning - steady in the snow:)

No hamstring pain at all, which I view as a success!

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1083 on: January 16, 2021, 12:48:11 pm »
12k the morning with 3rd fastest 10k in it and more hills.  The brain did everything possible to sabotage me though.  Told me i had not run since the weekend and i would be too unfit, that my Zwift session yesterday needed a recovery day, that my ankle hurt from last weekend, that it was raining, too cold, etc......

yet when i got out it was a lovely day and my body had not died over night and now i can have my bacon and eggs for lunch.

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1084 on: January 17, 2021, 01:10:18 pm »
First 10k since 6th December, and the fastest since June, which was nice as I wasn't particularly going for speed. Maybe trudging round the mud in the Park does have some sort of training effect.
Lots of other people out, runners, cyclists, a lot of walkers, but everyone being very good about social distancing.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Feanor

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Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1085 on: January 17, 2021, 03:31:24 pm »
Did the 15k loop round a local hill called Kerloch.

Forestry roads lower down very icy. Higher up, deep drifts with a crust almost, but not quite, strong enough to support my weight. Every second or third step I'd fall through and end up knee-deep in snow. Well tracked on the way up, but everyone had come back down the same way. My route continues on beyond the summit, descending by a different route. No-one had been this way. It was totally un-tracked deep drifts, and I was post-holing for the first k or two of the descent! Great fun!


Kerloch - ascent path by Ron Lowe, on Flickr


Kerloch - descent path by Ron Lowe, on Flickr

https://www.strava.com/activities/4636044948

Re: Beardys running log - Ct5k
« Reply #1086 on: Yesterday at 12:45:12 pm »
Been out for my usual Monday run, an 8km local weave through the roads and streets of Rugby.

For the first time since Christmas I'd say that people seem to have finally begun to understand the rules as traffic and pedestrian volumes were much lower than they have been.  Saw three other runners out and one cyclist.

It feels good to be getting out and running at the moment.  😊

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« Reply #1087 on: Yesterday at 06:45:00 pm »
steady 5k this evening after doing tour de Zwift this morning.  Low HR aerobic run just to loosen off.

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« Reply #1088 on: Yesterday at 07:04:18 pm »
Good stuff.  My steady 6k planned for Wednesday looks like it will lose out to a weather event yet again.  My Wednesdays have become a tad problematic this January.  🤔

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« Reply #1089 on: Today at 08:32:32 am »
Part of my move back to some indoor cycle training has been due to the weather. Running for an hour in this rain is not particularly pleasant. Also my fields round here are so wet and muddy that I am either digging a bigger trench if I run in the mud or I am damaging more field if I run on the less muddy areas.

The good news is that I have now run or walked 800km in my running shoes.  I had wondered if they were getting to the end as they did not feel as cushioned so I think it is time for them to retire gracefully.

The question is do I need 2 pairs, one for the roads and another for the trails/fields?  Is it like bikes and the number of shoes is N+1?