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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1975 on: May 06, 2019, 11:13:36 am »
Broke the 6 min/km mark yesterday, for the first time in 7 years. 5min 55 sec for 4.5 km. so chuffed  :smug:
Still being 112 kg and need to drop 25 kg, I'm sure I'll be improving dramatically when I reach my weight goal.

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1976 on: May 11, 2019, 02:25:30 pm »
After nearly 150 parkruns I finally made the pilgrimage to Bushy this morning. I've never seen a parkrun like it; the number of runners was bonkers. It must be an odd feeling if Bushy is one's "home" parkrun due to the sheer volume of people. Today there were 1,421 runners of which 180 were first timers to Bushy parkrun. A lot of events won't even have 180 runners. Watching the funnel management to keep everyone in order was incredible. I saw someone I know from when I was in Iten cycling to the start but never saw them again because there were so many people.

The course is very flat and mainly on grass or gravel. However today it was different to normal for some reason so I cannot comment on what the normal course is like. As I was the front it felt very open, but it would be a different feeling running in the pack, which is big. The first 73 finishers ran sub 20 this morning.

It'll be a while before I ever go again because it's a bit of a schlep to get there from east London (esp. when South-Western cancel the train from Waterloo :demon:), but it was definitely worth doing once in a while.
 
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1977 on: May 15, 2019, 06:45:55 am »
up to 9km yesterday, at a smidge ove 5min/km, so on or about my target hm pace.

this is now starting to feel doable for early August, though not likely to be anywhere near PB
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1978 on: May 15, 2019, 10:47:36 am »
The first 73 finishers ran sub 20 this morning.

Quite a few of the keener kayak racers also do parkruns.  One weekend they were commenting that they'd just seen someone do the parkrun in a tad over 18min. While pushing a toddler in a 3-wheeled buggy.

Sure, the course was flat, but even so . . .
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1979 on: May 17, 2019, 12:07:10 pm »
Ran with others for the first time since school this week. Did a 7km loop at lunch with some colleagues in just under 40mins. Quite fun.

Unfortunately, I seem to be going a week between each run now due to pain under my ankle bone on my left foot.  It just about subsides then i go and run again and it hurts again. Since i'm running on the behest of my physio, I'll see what he can do. Hopefully it's just the case of getting some insoles.... My knees tend to brush each other every 4 or so strides.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1980 on: May 19, 2019, 05:46:17 pm »
I think I'm definitely starting to enjoy my running a bit more, although I have some difficulty with enjoyment when I'm really trying in a race.  A few of the people I know who also do the midweek fell runs seem to have a very different experience doing 'steady racing' mid-pack or slower, whilst I have a feeling of achievement close to the finish and then at the finish, but spend a fair chunk of the really hard stuff at max HR wondering 'why am i doing this?'. In this week's event I ran the 6.7km in 43 minutes (that's 6:24 min/km pace). In my defence, it had 380m elevation gain, most of which was between 1 and 3.3 km in. The winners were coving that in about 34 min.

Did a 10km race today with Meg (my dog), at a much better pace (only 220m climb over 10km). I have never raced 10km, and haven't done 10km in ages (generally either do shorter, or 15-16km, which is at a slower pace), so was unsure what a realistic pace would be.  Despite 2 cattle grids and having to open/close 2 fairly difficult gates, my finish time was 42:00.  :D

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1981 on: May 19, 2019, 11:08:42 pm »
I meant to ask how the running was going but you seemed a bit busy yesterday afternoon trying to serve us tea & baked spuds and shoo out the ballerinas!

 If you're putting in max effort you're going to question your own sanity. It happens to me every time I push myself, from parkruns to marathons.

42 minutes for 10 km in any conditions is a decent effort but with over 200m of ascent and cattle grids etc that's really impressive. You should try a flat 10km!

Have you come across Russell Bentley? He's a 2:20 marathon runner based strong Bangor?



After having done the London marathon my next race is Vitality Westminster 1 mile. Followed by a 55 km ultra (and with WCW 600 in between to finish off my PBP qualification :facepalm:)
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1982 on: June 07, 2019, 11:32:41 am »
This week has been something of a running week, being away in Sunbury I've been running from the Hotel in Twickenham down the river round Teddington etc

last week had 2 easy runs of 40min each and a 10km total tempo run, but I missed the long run.

This week
Monday - 4 x 1000m at 10k pace - for a total of 7km - should have been 5, but my right hip was a bit twingy after self-physio-ing
Tuesday - easy 35min
Wednesday - tempo run with 1mile wu/cd and 20 mins at target pace-15s/km

My back has taken it pretty well, aching a bit hips slightly tweaky.
What I'm finding is that my pace over 8-10km is in line with the plan, but my run endurance is way off where it should be. With 8 weeks to go, I'm thinking whether I shoudl attempt the HM or not, or spend an extra day pootling by bike - maybe head over to Arran for a day, or ride the length of Jura

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1983 on: June 07, 2019, 02:44:50 pm »
I've got running related DOMS for the first time in a while. I've discovered than learning to run downhill is hard. I seem to be able to get up hills reasonably ok, but I find downhill really hard. This week was the first week since the earlier, easy (easier) races that I've been able to run all the way down. When the midweek series finishes, I might see if I can find someone to teach me to navigate, so that I can do longer races (short races usually allow you to spot between the marshal points, or just follow someone else).

I hadn't previously come across Russell, but he does come to some of the local fell races. I've seen his blog - I'd been disappointed to miss Ras Yr Moelwyn due to clashing commitments, but his write up of how horrible it was made me laugh.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1984 on: June 07, 2019, 02:55:12 pm »
I've discovered than learning to run downhill is hard. I seem to be able to get up hills reasonably ok, but I find downhill really hard.

Likewise.  When running uphill I can feel the muscle groups used in cycling kicking in and I seem to be able to match the good runners, but downhill I'm like a newly-born deer.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1985 on: June 19, 2019, 07:38:06 am »
Last night was the last event in the midweek fell running series.  I've made it around 11 of the 12 events. I was mostly just happy to have made it through the series, as this was my first year of attempting the fell running. Last night's was short (3km) but more difficult than anticipated. I think I may have started too quick as I was really suffering toward the top.  It's a bit mean in that the finish is higher that the start, with the last 300m being uphill. Was pleased to discover that I was 3rd overall woman in the series (best 5 events), so happy with that. Considering learning to navigate so that I can do longer events now...

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1986 on: June 25, 2019, 03:18:07 pm »
I ran the Duffield '5' (actually 5.2 miles) last night with a colleague, trying to get him round as fast as possible.  I've been having knee niggles on and off for the past 2 years and have barely run in that time, so I was looking for an excuse to jog it.  It's a really tough course with a ridiculous hill in it, but it brings out loads of runners from the community and beyond.  Max, who is a 24-min parkrunner, finished in 44:50 and was amazed how hard he'd pushed himself.  ;D

Definitely up for a bit more running this summer.  My eldest turned 6 on Saturday and has a lovely new Frog 62, so hopefully we can spend some time up at the village playing fields with him on two wheels, and me trying to keep up!

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1987 on: June 27, 2019, 03:41:45 pm »
Breaking 2 Part 2 to come in London in October with banking from everyone's fav petrochemical company

Eliud Kipchoge plans 'super human' 1:59 marathon in London in October

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/06/ineos-eliud-kipchoge-attempt-break-marathon-two-hour-barrier-london

Now moved to Vienna, which at least means I won't feel jealous being so close but not being able to get out of work to watch.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jun/27/vienna-host-eliud-kipchoge-bid-break-two-hour-marathon-athletics
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1988 on: June 29, 2019, 03:02:14 pm »
HM plan wasn't going to plan, speed work and tempo work up to about 11-12km was going OK, but long run was nowhere near enough. Add to that 2 weeks of a hacking cough and snot and there's no way I'll be ready for a race in 4 weeks.

If I'd been habitually running enough in the last 8 months I might consider winging it. Instead on that day I'll take the ferry over to Jura and climb at least one of the Paps.  It'll be a long day on my feet
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1989 on: June 29, 2019, 03:27:53 pm »
 ^ . . . dare one suggest a magical experience, whether permitting?  :thumbsup:

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #1990 on: June 29, 2019, 03:33:10 pm »
Last year when I was cycle touring I had less time on Islay and didn't make it to Jura, so I'm really looking forward to it, and can get the reverse pictures back to the Bunnahabhain distillery
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