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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2050 on: March 23, 2020, 06:53:26 pm »
You can do the 5K2C programme now.

Not the most ambitious of targets though.

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2051 on: March 23, 2020, 07:24:09 pm »
You can do the 5K2C programme now.

Not the most ambitious of targets though.

It may all be a moot point past 8.30pm tonight.
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2052 on: March 23, 2020, 08:42:17 pm »
6.3km run today in the sun. strange not to see the emirates cable cars over the thames - they were always there either moving or stopped.

luckily we can still exercise outside.


Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2053 on: March 23, 2020, 08:57:07 pm »
Great news about the allowance of one run (or cycle) per day under the new lockdown advice.  That will do me.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2054 on: March 23, 2020, 10:42:32 pm »
I took Miss Dan Elder and Younger on the first run of a couch to 5k yesterday. My exercise may well alternate between that and a longer solo run for a while.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2055 on: March 23, 2020, 10:52:12 pm »
Keeping time to minimum is interesting - I've been running slowly a lot.

Meanwhile, back at the allotment committee, we're trying to work out if we can stay open or if working the gardens is banned. I'm inclining to the latter view, even though I don't think it's entirely obvious. Trying to get council guidance tomorrow.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2056 on: March 24, 2020, 07:04:13 am »
Great news about the allowance of one run (or cycle) per day under the new lockdown advice.  That will do me.

Yes, good news. :thumbsup: In more normal times I'd run in the morning, but I'll be moving this to lunchtime as of today - purely because if I go out in the morning, that's me indoors for the rest of the day; I'd rather break up the day a bit with some fresh air.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2057 on: March 24, 2020, 03:58:27 pm »
Keeping time to minimum is interesting - I've been running slowly a lot.

Meanwhile, back at the allotment committee, we're trying to work out if we can stay open or if working the gardens is banned. I'm inclining to the latter view, even though I don't think it's entirely obvious. Trying to get council guidance tomorrow.

We are hoping our allotments will stay open, they are a short walk from our house (5 minutes at the most if you drag your feet), and we've just put spuds in, and have a ton of muck to move.  We still have the kitchen garden though.
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2058 on: March 24, 2020, 04:06:31 pm »
Keeping time to minimum is interesting - I've been running slowly a lot.

Meanwhile, back at the allotment committee, we're trying to work out if we can stay open or if working the gardens is banned. I'm inclining to the latter view, even though I don't think it's entirely obvious. Trying to get council guidance tomorrow.

I think this is one of those 'spirit of the law' vs 'letter of the law' things. Many grey areas.

You could probably justify a bit of digging and planting as 'exercise' and as long as you observe the social distancing rules, it should be a pretty safe activity. Just remember to use gloves and/or wipes when in contact with any potential points of transmission, eg entrance gate, communal taps.
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2059 on: March 24, 2020, 09:28:46 pm »
I managed to injure my Achilles on a duathlon a couple of months back, and it's been a slow road to recovery.
I can currently manage one run of about 5k a week.
I'm a bit sore after that, and need to let it rest for a week before I'm willing to have another cautious run.

Today at lunchtime, I did an 8k with junior who is home from uni.
Basically, half-way of my 8k running commute and then turn around.

I'm sore again, but that's to be expected.
I need to just build things up slowly.

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2060 on: March 25, 2020, 09:45:10 am »
It was quite busy at our local rec at 7:00a.m. this morning but social distancing was being applied much better than it was on Monday.

Did 5k again and feel happy about that. 

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2061 on: March 25, 2020, 10:52:53 am »
Went again at 6am. We'll enough after 6 to drink some water and let the chickens out.

Cold but beautiful out. Not far as it really is years since I ran but it's making such a difference to my mood

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2062 on: March 25, 2020, 04:11:01 pm »
In lieu of my usual 10mile each way commute, I'm trying to top up my aerobic exercise with a bit of jogging. My old (damaged) joints don't really like running, so I don't do a lot. To end of road and back is 4km and I can do that in 20min.

Paddling, 5.5km in 30min is relatively easy for me. I've cranked out 2km in 10min (that was hammering it a bit).

So my paddling speed is not much different to my running speed.
 
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2063 on: March 25, 2020, 04:14:24 pm »
Mr charly Iirc you do kayak racing? That's pretty good going. I paddle a 16 foot open canoe and unfortunately due to having not run in years there is probably not much difference in my speeds in either

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2064 on: March 25, 2020, 04:20:08 pm »
Mr charly Iirc you do kayak racing? That's pretty good going. I paddle a 16 foot open canoe and unfortunately due to having not run in years there is probably not much difference in my speeds in either
I would race, if they weren't all cancelled . . .
At my level, you need to be able to sustain better than 5:30 per km to be within a chance of being near the front.
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2065 on: March 26, 2020, 01:00:46 pm »
In lieu of my usual 10mile each way commute, I'm trying to top up my aerobic exercise with a bit of jogging. My old (damaged) joints don't really like running, so I don't do a lot. To end of road and back is 4km and I can do that in 20min.

Paddling, 5.5km in 30min is relatively easy for me. I've cranked out 2km in 10min (that was hammering it a bit).

So my paddling speed is not much different to my running speed.

Cross-sport comparisons are fun.  My half-marathon PB on a Concept II Ergo is only 5 mins different from my half-marathon running PB
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2066 on: March 26, 2020, 02:48:41 pm »
In lieu of my usual 10mile each way commute, I'm trying to top up my aerobic exercise with a bit of jogging. My old (damaged) joints don't really like running, so I don't do a lot. To end of road and back is 4km and I can do that in 20min.

Paddling, 5.5km in 30min is relatively easy for me. I've cranked out 2km in 10min (that was hammering it a bit).

So my paddling speed is not much different to my running speed.

Cross-sport comparisons are fun.  My half-marathon PB on a Concept II Ergo is only 5 mins different from my half-marathon running PB
I sort of object to people comparing times on rowing machines to  'on water' performance (I know you aren't). Rowing, like kayaking, is very technique-heavy. Using a rowing machine takes nearly all the technique requirements out of the picture.
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2067 on: March 26, 2020, 08:35:39 pm »
Too right. Last year out in my canoe going slowly a guy came past at a half decent pace in his kayak. Thing is he was making a right mess of the water and missing strokes etc. I guess if he smoothed his technique he would have been much faster for less effort.

Anyhow this is veering off running. Planning on my third run tomorrow to drop some yeast at a friend's house before work. Also planning on trying to kee it up when all this crap is over as its made a huge difference to my mentality and happiness

Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2068 on: March 27, 2020, 06:05:24 am »
If you build up slowly you may find your painful joints improve. I run quite a lot these days and don’t have knee issues. That was not the case 10 years ago before I started running.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2069 on: March 28, 2020, 06:48:44 pm »
Switched to another attempt at C25K in early February and started week 9 today.  With the impending lockdown of doom I decided to go for the 5K rather than for 30 minutes and hey presto, I did it!

Chuffed to bits but will all my efforts be in vain I wonder?

And today I have completed the 9 week programme.  I have in fact taken myself slightly off plan and done a little more most weeks.  It's done: I have "graduated"!!!

I also have a Bridge to 10k schedule that I have drawn up myself.  Hoping to reach 10k before the attack dogs are let out of their kennels ...

If you like a bit of youtube check out The Running Channel.  I have found it to be very motivating.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2070 on: March 28, 2020, 10:58:36 pm »

And today I have completed the 9 week programme.  I have in fact taken myself slightly off plan and done a little more most weeks.  It's done: I have "graduated"!!!

I also have a Bridge to 10k schedule that I have drawn up myself.  Hoping to reach 10k before the attack dogs are let out of their kennels ...


Well done and good luck with the 10k.

Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2071 on: March 29, 2020, 06:09:34 pm »
I saw an ostrich on my run today. Was hoping for elephants - should have gone earlier in the day.


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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2072 on: March 29, 2020, 08:04:07 pm »
Switched to another attempt at C25K in early February and started week 9 today.  With the impending lockdown of doom I decided to go for the 5K rather than for 30 minutes and hey presto, I did it!

Chuffed to bits but will all my efforts be in vain I wonder?

And today I have completed the 9 week programme.  I have in fact taken myself slightly off plan and done a little more most weeks.  It's done: I have "graduated"!!!


Well done PB!

I’m still languishing on Week 6. For the past few weeks I have done W6R1 and then not done the others during the week, as I’d need to do them before going to work and I haven’t felt up to it. Must do better.

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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2073 on: March 30, 2020, 09:10:29 am »
And today I have completed the 9 week programme.

Well done!
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Re: Cross Training: Running
« Reply #2074 on: March 30, 2020, 10:11:01 am »
Thanks folks.

And in 20 minutes I shall leave the house in my running kit to walk the 1km to the rec which has a safe loop.  Round and round and round I go.    :)

Bridge to 10k starts today.   :thumbsup: