22/01/2012, 09:56 PM
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22/01/2012, 09:57 PM
Just been out for chinese new year and ate way too much. Session with my trainer tomorrow so will burn some of it off then.
Looking forward to getting into my own bed after a week away.
23/01/2012, 01:02 AM
Tina, don't worry about book will order elsewhere. I'll pre order the other one too, hopefully it's on Kindle. I'll check tees/singlets tomorrow to confirm.
Did Matilda Bay 10k, running well until I needed a loo stop, had to walk before toilets so lost alot of time and never got back my mojo. Gun time 55:30, at least I know I can improve. Had a great 5k recovery run this evening with my running chicks along Cottesloe Beach - beautiful.
Back tomorrow for personals.
23/01/2012, 04:49 AM
Bronze!! Probably be the only time I gett third amongst this company ever!! Lol!
Think I'll look into those running mother books - they seem well recommended.
Loubee - very jealous of your runs around Matilda Bay and Cott! Am a western suburbs girl originally so long for those beautiful places
23/01/2012, 06:30 AM
Ah the story of my life..... 4th!
Hello ladies. Great to see the running around the country. I have not had a fun run since Sussan Womens Fun Run in December. I have been running however. Doing my training and going through a real slow patch. I have been really slamming myself with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper workout DVD's. Concentrating a lot of lower body and core. I am putting my slowness down to that. My only hope is that it all balances out and my new strength converts to speed.
I have a 10km fun run on Australia day. Down Mornington Peninsular way. From Safety Beach to Rosebud. Hoping for good weather and will see how my time goes.
Gee Lou! 55mins for someone who is a long distance runner and a loo break. You certainly rock! I am in awe.
Little DCJ- Hope the PT session goes well. You guys are in for some more hot weather too I see. Happy year of the dragon.
Toobubba- I am jealous of the pool recoveries! You have been doing great training. Are you following a specific training regime?
Molondy- How is your strength work and then running going? Slow like me?
Hello everyone else.
You know you are an obsessive runner when...........
Mine is that we have almost planned our whole fun run calendar for the year!
23/01/2012, 10:15 AM
LittleDCJ – sounds like you had a nice week away. And yum to chinese food.
Loubee – You’d’ve had a great day of running yesterday with another run at Cottesloe. Was your 12km race warm up a cycle to the start?
Jenjams – when you put your slowness down to the DVD’s, is it because you’re aching afterwards? Just interested, as I thought it would speed you up. Good luck for the Australia Day 10km – a good chance to see how it’s all going.
Molondy – I hear you with the early morning runs. They just feel so hard. I’ve started running a couple of mornings before work, and it’s a killer. I only have time for 5kms though.
Percy – Well done on your PB. I did the same when I last attempted a PB. I ran the first 3kms at what I thought I should run to get a PB, and just couldn’t maintain it. I didn’t get my PB.
Cheri – hope you’re feeling better.
2Bubb – so jealous of the pool. We’re seriously considering a pool, but hubby is not liking having less in the bank. I figure it’s a lifestyle investment.
Me – a quiet weekend here. Hubby is working most weekends now, making scheduling running even harder. As for time together, we can forget that. Spent time at the beach or at a friends pool with my 3 year old.
On the running front, I’m just slogging away. Managed just over 10km yesterday. So slow that the buses were stopping for me. But I did it, and could have kept going, which is always good. Just concentrating on building up the endurance again without worrying too much about speed. I’m finding it hard to get the time for long runs with hubby’s changed shift patterns.
Two questions; my average heart rate has reduced over the same distance and speed, which means that I’m getting fitter. But the run still feels too hard for me to speed up - I feel like I'm running faster, but when I check, I'm not. Is it time to start the speedwork sessions?
And; what kind of pace/heart rate would I run at for aerobic running? I read in Runners World that for running 10km, you should train aerobically, but it didn’t really say much more. I really need to break 55mins for 10km.
I guess I should go do some work. Happy running
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23/01/2012, 12:54 PM
Sorrrento-We just have an above ground pool. Got it from Toys R us on special 2009 christmas for $250! It is 4ft deep, 4mtrs by 4mts. So quite a good size. It took me a year to sell it to my husband. We always grew up with a pool and it gets stinking hot in Summer. He was worried about maintenance but I do all of the maintenance around here so now he loves it! Not sure about heart rate with your runs. What my pt used to say was 80% at max effort, so for my sprints would do that with a 2 min rest inbetween sets. The others might know more.
Jenjams-Yeah we are following the runners world 2hrs or bust program. I did the Gold Coast program last time, pro's and cons for both. Good luck with your Australia Day Run, sounds great, and you can do beach recovery at the end, what more could you want!
Loubee-Well done even with a toilet stop.
Percy-I am going to look at those books too, they sound great.
Had a massage today, feels so much better. My legs moved in one block instad of individual muscles. Day off for me today, woo hoo
24/01/2012, 05:17 PM
jenjams - last week was pretty good actually. I did an all body workout on Monday which hurt on Tuesday but I did a cardio workout anyway. Wednesday was running. Thursday I did upper body work so that my Friday run was good. I think If I'd done much leg work on Wednesday my legs would be buggered. I think the trick is to do just enough work on your legs...
ssorrento - unfortunately early mornings are the only time I can run. I actually don't mind it - It gives me less time to think up an excuse not to go! But its getting pretty hot for running after about 6:30am. I find anything over about 24 makes it a bit of a struggle...
Nothing for me today though - its POURING here....
25/01/2012, 08:59 PM
Another mother tops:
I've just emailed my order through. They'll send me a Paypal invoice once they know an accurate postage cost. This is what I've ordered, please let me know asap if anything is incorrect.
2bubbas - Another mother runner, singlet, sz small
Molondy - Another mother runner, singlet, sz medium
me - Badass mother runner, long sleeve, sz extra small
ssorento - Badass mother runner, short sleeve, sz medium
It's been the night for ordering running stuff. I've just ordered a new pair of shoes and 5 pr shoes for the kids. I've also ordered a running light from roadID.
Started back at running group this morning. We did a 2km time trial and I did it in 9:22. I pushed myself hard the last 100m or so passing people and was so close to vomiting once I stopped. I 'heaved' twice but managed to keep my half banana down. We then did a shuttle run, 3x 1.5min with 1min rest and boy it was tough.
Best get to bed. Meeting a girl from running group at 6am for some hills running. Then DH and I are going to indulge in some crayfish for dinner. We had 4 in the freezer in the shed but yesterday I musn't have closed the freezer door tight and it's all defrosted and needs to be eaten, what a shame. We're going to a friend's house and we'll each have a crayfish each!!!
26/01/2012, 09:07 AM
Happy Australia Day!!!!
Little Dcj-Yes correct, in pink! Great job on the 2km time trial!
Molondy-Great job on the workouts.
Did 6kms yesterday in heat, felt quite good. Think I am going to need it woth the scorching temps that WA are having at the moment. Got my new shoes yesterday, YAY. Got Trans and Ravenna's. Got them from US trhough Bongo this time, quite reasonable postage. Can't wait to try them out because my feet are so sore from my other runners.
27/01/2012, 12:34 PM
Hi everyone! I joined in the last thread, if you don't remember, I'm very much a beginner runner!!
As such I'm trying to improve my distance before I work on speed. My last longest run without walking was 1.25km (118kg) and today I managed 2km non stop! I am so elated!! I'm also around 108kg now! So I'm hoping as my weight comes down, my distance and speed will improve ten fold!Question!
What do you wear when running outside on cold, wintery mornings?
27/01/2012, 03:54 PM
Pinkduck - Well done on reaching 2km!! I'm sure as your weight drops you'll be reaching 5km before you know it. For cold early morning runs in winter I wear long tights, l/s running top, running gloves (for warmup) and a headband covering my ears. If you run in the dark I would recommend getting some reflective gear and/or lights. I have a reflective belt I wear and have just ordered a strap on running light.
2bubbas - How were the new runners? Mine are due to arrived on Monday and I can't wait to try them out.
Molondy - I PM'd about your Another mother order. Let me know if you didn't get it as they don't have your size and I want to know if you want to get something else.
Had a great run with my friend yesterday, there's a great bike track near her place which has a 20% incline going up. It's relatively short but boy it's tough. We ran it twice and then took the long way home to make it 8km.
27/01/2012, 05:27 PM
Littledcj-Got the trans 10 and the Ravennas, must say I love love my ravennas. My feet went a little numb yesterday but was doing inclines, today on the tready they were great. Also wore the trans on the tready and they are fine but def like the ravennas better. The toe points up more which is better for my midfoot running style. New runners just make you realise how bad your old ones were.
Pinkduck-Great job on the running, distance will build up over time. In winter I wear skins or compression tights, long sleeve skins top and high vis top over the top.
Quiet in here, feel like I am posting heaps lately. Long run sunday then on to taper, be good to give my legs a rest, they are feeling very heavy.
27/01/2012, 05:47 PM
Yay, I've finally broken the running drought. Did a little speed session today with my friend and I'm all fired up again. I downloaded a training app to my phone (how on earth did we manage before the smart phone technology -LOL?) and it has a great training program built in. I selected the half marathon program, it asks you for the event date and it has given me a 20 week program with a 5 week per-training program. I'm so happy as I was really worried about building up to be able to start the half Mara program, and this 5 week thingis really manageable. It scaled Run Coach Pro (I did download the free app first, but it was missing some vital information, so splurged and spent 2.99 on the full app) Very happy with my purchase. Nex tup will be some new shoes. 2bubba, can you please pm me the site you used?LittleDCJ
I was thinking of you this morning as they have just added a Chi Ball class to our gym timetable. Are you instructing anywhere?PinkDuck
Hi! And welcome. Awesome work with your run and the weigh loss! I remember reading somewhere a while ago that 5kg weight loss = a certain percentage improvement in your runs. I can't remember what it was though, but definitely was an eye opener. I will be about 10kg lighter for this years half Mara and am expecting improvements with my time Loubee
You mentioned that I should put my video up on YouTube for RPM - well, that won't be happening LOL. I highly doubt I will be watching it myself if my mentor says it is ok to send off. My god, on the training module we had to sit in front of the mirror for about 2 hours and watch ourselves, that was hard enough for me!
Well, probably should go and think about dinner I guess. My dishwasher is broken, so trying to keep things simple
27/01/2012, 07:42 PM
PinkDuck- Well done on the 2km. Like everyone has said, the more you do, the more distance and fitness will come. Welcome to running obsessions. In Winter, I wear long compression pants and a long sleeve running top. If it's really cold, I add a tshirt underneath.
Jodes- Hmmmm So the app is worth it hey? I need to start and plan my longer runs. God I hate watching myself and hearing myself do anything. 2 hours would have been fun!
2Bubba- Will you be at the Zoo Run next Wednesday? I am entered in for the whole series. It will be my last shorter runs for awhile. How is the HM preps going? Ooohhh new runners. Hmmm I too wonder which site you went to and was the price worth it?
LittleDCJ- What is your next run? I am so jealous on running club! Are you still going through your PT training?
Hello everyone else.
I had a 10km fun run yesterday. Aus day fun run. Was a beautiful morning to run. The right temperature and no wind. Actually was a decent turnout. There were us 10km runners and then a whole lot of 6km runners. I had had a shocking training period leading into it but.... I ran a PB!!!! 45.17. So obviously quite happy with it. 14th woman out of about 250 women. So not a bad run afterall..... Be interesting to see how I pull up for my 8km run on Wed evening.
happy running weekend everyone!
29/01/2012, 11:31 AM
Hi Me again!
I got my runners from Runningwarehouse.com. Got it sent from Bongo, cost me $188 for 2xrunners, plus $50 for postage, which I thought was quite resonable. Did 16kms today and do love the Ravennas. Rebel Sport actually have them on sale at the moment for $139 which is cheap.
So now on the taper, looking forward to getting to Perth on the Thursday!
Jenjams-We are going to do a quality session on a Thursday night, come and join us. Also you should come and do the Gold Coast, looks like we can have a eb running group catch up!
Gotta go, exam on Monday, must study.
29/01/2012, 01:25 PM
Sorry have been reading but not posting, not much running been happening, but that is all about to change...
I went for a 5km run this morning, left it abit late and it was really hot but I powered through the heat, was in a really goood zone and was doing some good times splits, but it all changed just before 4km mark, found a child (less than 15 months) wondering out of his yard and was heading down a main road, I stoped and just kept an eye on him for a few seconds and waited to see if anyone came looking for him, I then picked him up and took him to the front door of the house, mum wasn't too worried about him, just told me the girls left the gate open.. Well I left and tried to run again but it was all gone..didnt feel like running, felt very angry with myself... Oh well there will always be next time...
I am also starting the 1 million kilo challenge this week, to lose the last 10 kgs, I have actually already lost over 3kg since the new year, so hopefully this will continue in the next 10 weeks... The fitness plan for it is a workout on some days then 30 minutes power walking on others, I will use those days to run, hopefully this will build my running too...
01/02/2012, 11:47 AM
Well no more runing til Saturday!
Can't wait to fly out tomorrow! All organised, finishing touches to my suitcase then ready to go!
Ssorrento-Read your other thread, I wouldn't cut your running out, I would increase your cal intake(say 1600) because of the amount of running you do, and see if that helps . I am also taking BCAA's and they are really good at speeding up your metabolism. I have been trying to drop the last 3 klos for about 6 months, and have dropped 2 in the last 3 weeks. Good luck.
Anyway, will let you know how I go.
01/02/2012, 12:41 PM
2Bubb – I’m not going to drop the running. Thinking about it, I’m not really doing intervals because I’ve been trying to build my base back up in preparation for upcoming races. And I don’t do weights either. I only did the 1200cal/day for a week, and then I went back to eating normally. That’s when the fat started sticking to me. I’m off to the gym tomorrow night to get a weight program that I can do after a run, and I’m going back to Weight Watchers today, so hopefully things will settle down. I’m just really annoyed that after maintaining my weight for so long, I gain it so quickly after reducing my calorie intake. So you’ll be arriving in Perth on Thursday – not long to the race now. I’ll pray for favourable weather for you.
PinkDuck – well done on improving your distance. You will definitely find it easier once the weight comes down. In the cold I just wear a long and short sleeved top, or a lightweight running jacket. I don’t change my leggings. I’ve got a nice warm hat too. In the dark, I have a high vis vest and a flashing arm band.
Jodes – sounds like you got your groove back. I used Endless.com for my runners. I saved $150. They ship over here free when you spend over $100.
JenJams – what a great time for your 10km. You must have been so happy. And I’d consider placing 14th out of 250 a bit better than ‘not bad’! How do you schedule your DVD workouts with running? Do your legs ache after the DVD’s? If so, do you just ignore it and run anyway?
Lauza – sounds like the child had caring parents. Not. I’ve joined the 1million kg challenge too. Now I just have to do it! Well done on your 3kg loss. That’s an impressive amount to lose since the New Year.
Lou – have you done the Point Walter 5km? (I know – that distance would be a sneeze for you, but have to ask) Thinking of entering to see what my time is like so that I can get an idea of how far off my PB’s I really am. I wondered what the course was like.
Me – Just plodding along. Finding it hard to up my distances for various reasons, so I’m only managing around 22-26kms per week. Pretty rubbish really. I’ve done a few pyramid runs on the tready, which I guess is a good use of 6kms. Hopefully we’re going to have a cooler weekend, so I’m aiming for a slow 12km.
Has anyone used the run/walk technique for longer distances? I thought I might give it a try after reading up on it in Lore of Running. It’s supposed to help you up the distance and your fitness more quickly than simply running all of it.
01/02/2012, 05:29 PM
ssorrento - so glad you oaren't going to drop your running (I didn't think you would be you never know). Those blanket statements made me so cross!
Good luck with the 1 million kilo challenge (Lauza too). How will you be able to incorporate your running into their fitness plans? I was playing with joining up to but maybe I"m getting a bit to obsessed with losing 2 - 3 kilos...
Don't worry about your mileage - mine is pretty bad to at the moment. Its just too hard in the heat/humiditiy. I was out at 5:30 this morning and I was still spent aftr 5 kms. My dog is having even more trouble...
Can someone explain pyramid runs to me? Michelle bridges does pyramid sets to but I'm not sure what they mean. I assume its doing a number of sets of whatever and gradually inreasing and them decreasing your intensity or speed or whatever...
01/02/2012, 09:53 PM
Molondy - thanks for that. I'll probably just use the recipe and food part of the challenge, tbh. My pyramid run consists of efforts starting at 200m, then 400m, 600m, 800m, 1000m, then back down to 800m and so on to 200m. Recovery in between each effort of 200m, which is around 2 minutes based on my recovery jog at 8km/h. I run the efforts at my ideal 10km race pace. I guess you can choose whatever distances you want based on your fitness. I know Lou does/did them, so she may have more insight or recommendations.
02/02/2012, 11:41 AM
QUOTE (Molondy @ 01/02/2012, 06:29 PM)
Can someone explain pyramid runs to me? Michelle bridges does pyramid sets to but I'm not sure what they mean. I assume its doing a number of sets of whatever and gradually inreasing and them decreasing your intensity or speed or whatever...
Wil BBL for more but as Ssorrento said it's lowest then up and up then back to lowest on the MB weight pyramids. They are a killer.
JJ awesome run, would love to be closer to a 45min k than I am, will keep working on it.
05/02/2012, 06:15 AM
Am back, did a lovely albeit short 3.5kms this morning. I went jogging around town, tackling all different hills, burnt 400cals all up. I am back baby! Something clicked this morning!
05/02/2012, 10:04 AM
Hey! DOC - I was just thinking about you this morning while I was running! So good to have you back.
I did a hot 50min run this morning. My garmin's battery was flat so I didn't take it but I'm pretty sure it was pretty slow but I'm glad its done.
I had a good week of exercise last week. Weights with a 10min run warm up on Monday and Thursday and Running Tuesday, WEdnesday Friday and today. I just did some Yoga on SAturday.
Now we are off to the Muppet Moving and lunch (yum cha - yummo!) with the kids...
Have a great Sunday...
05/02/2012, 07:41 PM
DOC-Woohoo, great work on your run!
Molondy-Great week of excerise, was the Muppets good?
Ssorrento-How is everyting going? Pyramids? Fod? Hope it is falling into place.
Hi everyone else!
Well done and dusted! We took Melbourne weather with us to Busselton, so that was great! Cool 20 degrees, bit of wind on the final lap, but it is such a beautiful place! I was running with a friend for her first 1/2, so we did it in 2.05, so that was good! I am not nearly as sore as I was after the Gold Coast, feeling quite good actually. So next event I think I am going to do is the Puffin Billy Race.
Anyway, need to organise kids for school, Hapy Running
05/02/2012, 07:57 PM
Thanks for the welcome back
FT work has been slaughtering me, but I finally decided that I need to overcome the fatigue and do something other than work otherwise I am going to end up going loopy. Work is just too stressful.
I am thinking about signing up to do the 5k twilight run in newy on the 16th march. I am a little hesitant because I had to pull out of two or three runs last yr with this stupid leg injury, but I am thinking 5k should be manageable.
05/02/2012, 08:17 PM
DOC - Welcome back and glad to hear you are getting back into running. I think a 5km fun run is a great way to get back into it.
2bubbas - Great effort and time for your HM. How did your friend feel afterwards? I would love to do the Puffing Billy one year.
Molondy - I really want to see the Muppets. Great week of running for you.
ssorento - I wouldn't call 22-26km/wk rubbish, that's a lot of kms and a great workout. There are a few people on CR that are big fans of running/walking a race.
Lauza - Welcome back and great effort on the weight loss. My last 2kg is all food related and I know once I tightened up my diet they would disappear.
All good here and really enjoying my running. 8 weeks until my next HM in Clare. We're going up for the weekend with 3 other families and making a weekend of it. Myself and another friend are going to do the HM, 3-4 friends will do the 5km run and 2 of the kids (including DS1) will do the 1km kids dash. Training is going well and I am amazed at how well my speed is increasing and my ability to sprint at the end. I've been picking up the pace at running group and enjoying my faster pace (and overtaking some of the guys). Only downside is that I struggle with feeling ill at the end and the last 2 weeks have been close to throwing up.
My new runners arrived last week. Haven't worn them for a run yet but have been wearing them to the gym to wear them in a bit. Feel good and will take them out this week. We're off to Hawaii in April so I'm on a 2month shopping ban and we'll definitely go crazy over there.
05/02/2012, 08:47 PM
2bubba- Your friend has done well seeing as she did the Zoo run on Wed night too! 2.05 is not too shabby. Great effort! DH is doing puffing Billy. Have you thought about the 17.5km run around Hanging Rock April 21?
LittleDCJ- I am so jealous you are off to Hawaii. We went 5 years ago today to Hawaii then the US mainland. Prices are a bit expensive in Hawaii seeing as they need to get everything in from the mainland. Great effort on the speed too. You must get great satisfaction from beating the fellas! Clare should be good fun too
SSorento- I was also going to say earlier your amount of KM's is definately not rubbish. I am lucky to hit 30km a week. Go you!
Molondy- Loving your fitness week! How are you going with mixing the weights and the running? I find it depends on which exercises I do, definately reflects on my running. If I pound my legs with squats and lunges like Bob Harper does to me, then I am definately too tired to do a good time running and having nothing when I hit the hills. But then again the squats and lunges help my leg tone in the long run!
DOC- You go girl with the fun run and welcome back too. How are the legs after the 3.5km?
Hi everyone else!
I did an 8 (well turned out 7.75km) fun run around Melb Zoo last Wed evening. Was my first evening Fun Run. I much prefer the mornings I reckon. Did it in 35.5mins. All I will say is Runners and Walkers do not mix! Very frustrating! Anyway it is race 1 or a 3 race series. Race 2 is the Tan in a couple of weeks.
DH and I have just about planned our running calendar for the year. Yes obsessed! Still gearing up to the Melbourne Marathon in oct but who knows!
Happy running week all.
05/02/2012, 10:16 PM
Hi. I have been lurking, but not posting for a while - partly because I've been on the iPad and can't remember my password to log in but mostly because with school holidays + husband shift working I've not had much time to run. With the hot weather too some of the few times that have been possible it's been stinking hot. I've been trying to sneak in a 3-4km run every few nights (not always successfully) after the kids are in bed/before husband leaves for work, but I really don't like running in the dark.There aren't many street lights around here and I get really nervy. Am I being a worrywart?? I quite like running in the evening (once I get off my bum and do it!) but just a bit scared of a dark
I did go for a good 7km run a couple of days ago though and was surprised that I felt OK after it, though I pushed pretty hard and was defintely ready to stop at 7.
But school goes back tomorrow!! Then kinder on Tuesday!! Woohoo! So looking forward to being able to get back into some routine AND training. Looking forward to the Run for the Kids in April (14kms)- want to be really ready for that so I can see if a half marathon is a reasonable goal later in the year.
Picking up the 30 day shred DVD from the library tomorrow too (thought I should try before I buy it).
I have gained 3kgs since start of the school hols. Appalled (but well fed!). Will be in here more regularly to get inspiration from you amazing ladies to stick with my running goals for the year.
Little DCJ, so jealous of your crayfish meal - one each. YUM! Hope it was good?
Jenjams, I was going to do the Zoo run on Wed. Sorry to hear that the runner/walker mix wasn't right.
2bubbalicious, I have been considering the Puffing Billy run too. Sure the hills would be good for me...
Molondy, what did you think of the Muppets? My eldest son liked it, but after the first half an hour my second son (aged 4) started screaming loudly "where's Alvin??". Hard for me to enjoy the rest of the movie as I kept him from climbing the walls ;-).
Time for bed.
Enjoy your running :-).
06/02/2012, 07:59 AM
JJ - 7.75kms in 35mins is amazing. I can only dream
mama - I dont like the dark either, but I am a long time fraidy cat of the dark.
LDCJ - What a nice way to enjoy a HM weekend
Leg wise, sore this morning. Made an appointment with the physio at 10.30 to see what she thinks. When I was o/seas at the begining of the year I hurt my back as well, I think it was from the sitting on planes and trains and also the beds were quite hard. Anyways, I had an xray when I came back and it looks to be just muscular so I need to sort that out as well. What I really need is to hurry up and lose the last 25kgs so I stop having all this pressue on my body -
06/02/2012, 11:46 AM
Hi girls, I thought I would come out of lurkerdom and post as I am doing a lot of running ATM and need to stop boring people irl with running talk.
Doc- good luck today, hope you get better soon. I have 9 k I need to lose.
Jenjams great run! I have knocked 30 secs a km off the 4 km run around the river, but I still have a long way to go.
Mama antic- hooray for time to yourself! My older two are at school but I have a baby, so need to get up early to run while DH is home. I m thinking of doing run for the kids, but I have never done more than 8 km before, so I will see.
Little djc- yay for new runners. I have a new pair of charcoal and green asics and I love them.
Ssorennto- I am doing the 10 million kilo challenge too. Did heaps of exercise but not much of the diet and I lost nothing which was disappointing. I actually think it is too much food for me as I am pretty small, but I will stick a bit closer to it this week.
Hi to everyone else!
Did boxing today, so 35 minute run in the morning tomorrow.
06/02/2012, 12:10 PM
Lexilotti-Welcome, goodluck with your weightloss and your running!
Doc-Hope the physio helps you, no good about your back.
Mama-Goodwork on your 7km's and entering the run for the kids. I run at night but not when it is dark as I am semi rural and it would be too dangerous with cars and kangaroos.
Jenjams-Yeah she said she saw you and turned around to speak to you but you were gone! Great time for that run too, you are smashing it this year! Just heard about the rock run, might do it, are you?
Littledcj-Jealous of your trip to Hawaii, shop up!! Yeah she feels good, a little disappointed that she didn't get under 2 hours, but she couldn't of given it anymore than she did, so now that is her aim for the Gold Coast. Glad your training is coming along well and you are happy with your speed, what is your goal for this one?
So am feeling great today! Jumped in the freezing pool yesterday after I did a 5km walk, and legs are good as gold. I really am so surprised about how good I feel, because after the GC I couldn't walk for a week. We drank about 5 litres of water for the rest of the day up until about 11pm, so maybe that had something to do with it. Going to have a massage tomorrow, am walking between 5-8kms a day for the next week then will start runing again. Our new SRG start tomorrow but I will stay up the back with the slow ones for the week I think.
Wore my ravennas for the half and love them! I am going to sell my Trans 10's, so if anyone want's them they are a size 9, only worn once, white and light purple.
Off to paint the house, what events has everyone got coming up?
06/02/2012, 09:10 PM
2bubba - What brand are the trans 10?
Lex - I LOVE boxing, isnt it the best stress relief ever!
Physio wise - She was really positive. She thinks all my issues are related to my core and flexibility. So have a few exercises to do and Ill go back and see her on Friday. No running until Friday, but she sees no reason why I cant enter the fun run (already have, tee hee) on the 16th. She also said not to run over 5k until my leg and back are better. I went up to the gym before work this afternoon and did 30mins of intervals on the bike, riding is good for my leg. I also got accepted to do my masters in aged care today, very exciting!
07/02/2012, 02:24 PM
Dreamingcats – sounds like you have a plan to get back on track. And you you’re your mojo back too. You’ll soon have a six pack too if you’re working on your core. And congratulations on your new studies.
2Bubb – Congrats on your time. It was great weather for it – I was thinking about you when. And you’re having a great recovery – and a massage too. Jealous.
Lexillotti – Welcome. I know I won’t lose any weight unless I cut back on my food. My target is 9km too. I’ve also started WW at work – I know it works if I stick to it.
Molondy – You’re blasting the exercise. Sometimes you just have to get on out there and run, not worrying about the time.
LittleDCJ – re upping your speed – has it just been through pushing harder at running group, or have you been doing specific intervals? Is it mind over matter to a large degree? I often feel that I could go faster, I just mentally save myself for the end.
Mama – I run in the dark, and I’m very wary. But I figure that’s a good way to be. I stick to lit areas where I can, wear a hi vis vest and a flashing arm light. I never use ear phones and I tell hubby my route and how long I expect to be.
Me – I did a 15km walk run on Sunday and it killed me. I ran 15mins, walked 2 mins. I got a bit cocky by my 3rd rep and was running far too fast. I was also a bit dehydrated and I ended up having to get hubby to bring me some water (how embarrassing). But I did it. I had a new program session at the gym on Thursday. My request was for a 20min weight program to complement my running, as I only had 1hr before needing to collect my son from childcare. I also made it clear that I’d only be using the treadmill for my cardio. The guy completely ignored me. He spent 1hr giving me school level education about calories and metabolism and gave me a program of 45mins of weights and told me to use the arc trainer for my cardio. Erm, hello? And I kept telling him I only had around 20 minutes. Talk about setting me up to fail.
09/02/2012, 08:02 PM
We have gone quiet in here. Everyone is running up a storm!
SSorrrento- Good to see the Gym listens to you! Good gosh, you should complain to the manager there. Great 15km run. I have briefly read the run/walk strategy. You reckon it will help?
DOC- How is recovery going? And running against advice! How is Marley going with the other furbabies? And work and studies. Phew the sounds of all that is making me tired!
2Bubba- Sounds like you are having an awesome recovery! Yep DH and I are planning on the 17.5km run around the rock. If I see L at the Tan run (race 2 of the series) next week, I will have to gain the courage to go and say G'Day! Havnt seen or spoken to her since school! Has the Thursday running session started yet?
Lexi- Hi there! Great work on lowering that PB. Sri Chimnoy are doing a Yarra BLVD run on the 26th I think. It's DH's turn to have a go. You should come on down! How is Jillian training going too?
Hi everyone else. I cannot remember what you all said on a previous page.
I have Race 2 of the 8Km run series next Wednesday night. 2 Laps of the famous Tan track in the city. Not sure I am liking the shorter distances anymore. I am not speedy. See how we go.
Oh a big question is: What vitamins does everyone take? And where do you get them from for a good price and... what are they supposed to do. DH and I take a milti vitamin, I take Fish Oil, lecithin, a Garlic tablet and Iron Tablet. I do think I need something else or to alter my vitamins.
I know you take BCAA's 2 bubba but I read that they are muscle builders? Hmmmmm
ok enough ramble!
09/02/2012, 08:11 PM
How is recovery going? And running against advice!
Haha, saw my FB post eh
I just HAD TO! I am sore now though, but Dh has promised me a butt massage tonight! Marley is beautiful, but one of his sisters is being a PITA so I bought a plug in feliway diffuser and some feliway spray, hoping some extra pheromones will settle them down. Its not major, just some top cat issues. Work is work, bit frustrated atm and study is good. GL with your race next wednesday. The only mutlivit I take is fish oil, although I use to take evening primrose and magnesium. Am thinking I might start the magnesium again.
JJ dobbed me in, I did a 4k jog yesterday
Loved every minute, but I am sore today, went for a dog walk and streched it out tonight and it feels better.
10/02/2012, 09:48 AM
QUOTE (jenjams @ 09/02/2012, 09:02 PM)
I have briefly read the run/walk strategy. You reckon it will help?
Nope. Should have just run it all. It'd probably be good for longer distances. It was hard to go at the right pace for the distance, which is why I stuffed it up. You live and learn.
No running here since sunday due to work commitments. I've been doing 30 day shred at home though.
DOC - cheeky! Glad you enjoyed your 4kms though.
10/02/2012, 11:29 AM
I just bought myself a new pair of running shoes, my mizuno's were getting a bit worn on the sole (you can def see where I favour), got a pair of Asics Kayano 18's. They are hot pink
I got them on sale which makes me feel slightly better, $250 reduced to $190. I also bought a spi belt water bottle for my spi belt, thats it for now. We are about to do the first major reno to our new house so I need to be good. Poor Dh, he must just roll his eyes and feel like strangling me
10/02/2012, 06:43 PM
Nice DOC! Your DH can't complain, it is an investment in your hotness!
How is the one million kg challenge going ssorrrento? I have stuck to it quite well this week. The Tunisian tofu wasn't bad.
Jenjams- good luck next week. I am doing one Jillian a week, so NMTZ tomorrow. I take Suisse women's and b12 cos I am deficient because I don't eat meat.
My alarm went off at 6 today and I snoozed it and missed my run today! I did fill the forms out for my running group though today.
I tried a speed session the other day, was sprinting the short sides and slow jogging the long sides of a park near my house. I think I was freaking a guy out who was running in the opposite direction as he was running at a reasonable pace but we kept passing each other on the long sides pretty much half way.. I am sure he couldn't work out how he wasn't beating this slow chick jogging as he never saw me sprinting!
10/02/2012, 07:43 PM
Running is going really well and enjoying my training plan for the HM in 7 weeks. Suffering from really sore quads the last 2 days. Started a new training program for Tough Mudder and it's so hard. Lots of upper body strength stuff and a gazillion squats. I did the full program yesterday morning with my team mate and tried to do a 3km time trial last night but I was so sore so it was a slow one and 60s slower than my usual 3km time. My quads ached, it hurt to swing my arms, my abs were screaming and it felt like my left lower rib was broken. Woke at 6 this morning and DH was snoring so I got out of bed and did an 8km run. Legs were a bit heavy and lifting my feet over a curb was hard work. I then did a boxing class after school drop off and it hurt everywhere so I took it easy. Tomorrow is a well deserved rest day.
I won a SPIbelt today in a FB competition. There was a photo of a belt filled with chocolates and you had to guess how many calories of chocolates there were. The answer was 1336 and my totally random guess was 1335, just 1 calorie off. They're Darrel Lea chocs so at least they won't be tempting me. I have my 40th dinner party in 6 weeks so I'm trying to good with my eating until then.
Have a great weekend of running
11/02/2012, 04:20 PM
Yay!! GC Training Diaries are now available! And there is lots and lots of speedwork (shudder)...
Going well again this week - two weeks of sticking to my exercise plan. Michelle Bridges strength workouts just rock and my running hasn't particularly been suffering -although my pace just sucks I'm refusing to worry about it.
My SIL has just started running and is already clocking 30 min 5km runs - after 2.5 years I STILL can't! MInd you she is a very fit strong exercise machine.....
I'm having trouble deciding on my new shoes - so far I really like Brooks Glycerine and the Saucony neutral shoe. Both are light and have quite a bit of toe room which is new for me... Any recommendations from other neutrals out there? My current shes are NB1064 but I feel like a change.
11/02/2012, 04:31 PM
Have finally managed some running! Woo hoo! Just alternating intervals on my walks but I feel a million dollars - I'm going to have a glass of wine and have a happy read through this thread on the balcony after he kids go to bed and catch up on all your news!!! So excited to be running again! I was smiling like a loon! Geez it was hard though!!
12/02/2012, 08:10 PM
Molondy - Will have to check out the GC training diaries. I'm currently using last year's HM intermediate for my HM training and have 7 weeks to go. I really like running to time and the mix up of sessions, it all seems to work well for me and my time for running. Hope you find some new shoes, you'll have to share what you get and the colour.
pen - Welcome back to running. Just take it easy and listen to your body and you'll be back into it in no time.
Garmin 610 - Lou and anyone that is looking for a new watch I've just seen the Garmin 610 for sale for $370 incl postage (without HRM, with HRM is low $400s). Jogger's World is a running shoe store in Adelaide and they have some listed on a sports type deals website. Finishes late Monday night and I'm so tempted. My Garmin is playing up today so I'm recharging it atm to see how it goes.
My Tough Mudder training is definitely playing with my legs and ability to run. Doing a gazillion squats just makes them so heavy and tired. Fortunately we only have to do that program once a week so I'll have to work it around my running schedule. Meeting my training buddy at the gym at 6am tomorrow morning to do our weights together. Did I tell you our team name? 'Bulging Bicep Beauties', ha ha. With the amount of training we are doing we will be so buff by September, my DH is already envious.
Easy week for running in my training plan, just 3x40min runs at a comfortable pace. I think I can manage that.
13/02/2012, 10:26 AM
OK this online ordering business is driving me nuts. I found what I want (Brooks Glycerine in very pretty colours) at a great price - I've figured out my size (AUS 8 = US 10) but now they want to know what width? When I tried these on I asked for size 8 and that's what they gave me - no mention of width..... I do have a fairly narrow foot so I'm thinking of going for narrow but do they really manufacture "narrow" size 10's or is that only just some shoes. Arghhhh!
Luckily I had a good 8km run yesterday - it was a bit warmer than I like (25) but I left my fluffy running companion at home and ended up going out quite fast - my first 5km was nearly done in 30 mins which is very fast for me on a long run. My overall pace was about 6:28 which I was happy with - a good minute faster than my runs during the week.
I caned my legs doing michelle bridges this morning though - it will be interesting to see how I pull up for running tomorrow...
13/02/2012, 10:44 AM
Molondy - Over here the standard width is a 'B'. I'm not sure your size conversion is right? I wear a 6.5 Aus shoe and get a US 7 in my runners. If you look inside the tongue of your current runners there will be a label which will have sizing for a couple of countries and order whatever the US sizing is. What colour are you getting?
13/02/2012, 11:10 AM
Well I was going to get this colour: White/Silver/Pavement/Cerise/Grenadine (ie pink & white!)
BUT now I'm confused because the size under the tongue of my current shoes is 7.5 US but recently I've been trying on AUS sized 8 and an online conversion chart I looked at said aus 8 = us 9.5! Runnerswarehouse doesn't have a chart for Brooks in Women's shoes (and no AUS size charts anyway).
Hmmm - I must ponder this while avoiding doing housework...
13/02/2012, 12:24 PM
Well after looking at a number of sites I went for the 9.5 US sizing. That seems the most consistent response. God knows why my New Balance show the US size at 7.5. That would mean I wear a 6 in Australia which I've NEVER done...
13/02/2012, 01:09 PM
This is driving me nuts - I am now being told this particular online retailer cannot ship my shoes to Australia. I think God is telling me to buy from Rebel Sports!
13/02/2012, 01:35 PM
It is me, 2bubba, changed my name, too many stalkers!
Molondy-I got my runners off Runners warehouse but I had to use Bongo, a freight forwarding company to send them to me. It was well worth it. I wear a Aus size 9 and a US size 9, if you were a 9 I could sell you my Books Trans 10's.
Littledcj-Glad the training is going well, am about to seriously add in some cross training now that I don't have to run 5 days a week. Also what happened with the mother runner order, I haven't got your details to transfer the money. Also, have a look at the runners world 2 hour or bust program in last july's runners world, that's what we followed and I like it in conjuction with the Gold Coast intermediate one.
Pen-Well done on the run, you must be so excited.
Lexillotti-Good work on the sprints, that guy would of wondered what was going on.
Jenjams-Probably start quality session this Thursday night, will let you know.
Hi to anyone I have missed.
So feeling so good, will start runing again this week. Am thinking about squeezing in the Geelong 1/2 in April, you could do it Jenjams as part of your training for the full, lol.
So going to start cross training, weights on of days and boxing, see if that improves my fitness.
Anyway, have my 2nd last exam tonight, really hope it goes well, 1 to go then clinic hours and finished, will be so nice not to have to go to school 3 times a week.
13/02/2012, 01:44 PM
2bubbas - Will check out the training plan you suggested.
Molondy - How frustrating for you. On the product page of the website it states that they ship that product overseas so I'm not sure why you can't get through the checkout? Maybe email them to find out?
Another mother tops: Order has been placed and was shipped 2/2 so should be here in the next week or so. If 2bubbas and ssorrento let me know your postcode I will work out the cheapest postage from here and then PM you my bank details. Once they have arrived and I have your payment I will then forward them on.
Smashed another weight session at the gym this morning. Only downside of all this extra training is that I'm constantly tired and always eating. I really need to start eating more (good food) for all the extra calories I am burning. I was complaining about it this morning and my training friend said she felt exactly the same.