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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:46 pm

Ran my fastest (or least slow ;) ) 5K sine Dec 2018 this morning, which was nice.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:26 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Ran my fastest (or least slow ;) ) 5K sine Dec 2018 this morning, which was nice.
Good stuff. I puffed round a very slow 3 miles last night. At my least fittest in a good while I think! :cry:

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:15 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Ran my fastest (or least slow ;) ) 5K sine Dec 2018 this morning, which was nice.
Good work, you'll be skipping up that hill with a beaming smile when parkrun gets going again.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:02 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Ran my fastest (or least slow ;) ) 5K sine Dec 2018 this morning, which was nice.
Nice one!

Not looking forward to tonight's run out on the parkrun course. It's gonna hurt!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:15 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:08 pm
Prufrock wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Yeah it's ridiculous. Something pinged in my leg last time it was this hot about 4 weeks ago and still isn't fixed. Going stir crazy again.
I really fancy a swim and Boris has just said no to pools for ages yet! :evil: Still, saving a shed load with the kids swimming lessons and swim club fees (if we hadn’t had to spend it on car repairs)!

Leg sounds painful Pru. Shame, you were flying along fitness wise weren’t you?
Pool opening delayed again. Plenty of Open Water Swimming to choose from though.
You must be joking! 🥶
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:59 pm

Plodded round 4 miles tonight. Decided if I’m going to be slow then I’ll try and up the mileage slowly instead.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:42 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Plodded round 4 miles tonight. Decided if I’m going to be slow then I’ll try and up the mileage slowly instead.
Try ultra running. Them buggers walk most of it!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:46 pm

My second best time for the Bolton PR course since Jan 19 tonight, and 55 seconds per KM quicker (less slow) than this time last month. Oh trust me, it's really not as impressive as it sounds ;)
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:00 am

Gary the Enfield wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Plodded round 4 miles tonight. Decided if I’m going to be slow then I’ll try and up the mileage slowly instead.
Try ultra running. Them buggers walk most of it!
Or a triathlon where I can just cheat and get on my bike when I get knackered?

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:40 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:00 am
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Plodded round 4 miles tonight. Decided if I’m going to be slow then I’ll try and up the mileage slowly instead.
Try ultra running. Them buggers walk most of it!
Or a triathlon where I can just cheat and get on my bike when I get knackered?
Yeah......that's not how triathlons work though. Sorry

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Harry Genshaw » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:47 pm

Gary the Enfield wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:40 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:00 am
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Plodded round 4 miles tonight. Decided if I’m going to be slow then I’ll try and up the mileage slowly instead.
Try ultra running. Them buggers walk most of it!
Or a triathlon where I can just cheat and get on my bike when I get knackered?
Yeah......that's not how triathlons work though. Sorry
It's not how ultras work either but then you knew that :|
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:37 pm

Harry Genshaw wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:40 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:00 am
Gary the Enfield wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:42 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:59 pm
Plodded round 4 miles tonight. Decided if I’m going to be slow then I’ll try and up the mileage slowly instead.
Try ultra running. Them buggers walk most of it!
Or a triathlon where I can just cheat and get on my bike when I get knackered?
Yeah......that's not how triathlons work though. Sorry
It's not how ultras work either but then you knew that :|
:D It would be if I was doing one.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:34 pm

Best 5K time today since Worsley Woods PR in Sept 18. Yeay :D
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:41 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Best 5K time today since Worsley Woods PR in Sept 18. Yeay :D
Good going matey. 👍

Ps. Was it quicker than Leeds parkrun day after that Maiden tribute gig? 😁
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:15 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:41 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:34 pm
Best 5K time today since Worsley Woods PR in Sept 18. Yeay :D
Good going matey. 👍

Ps. Was it quicker than Leeds parkrun day after that Maiden tribute gig? 😁
Cheers, Dude.

I think 'putting the bins out' is quicker than we were that morning :D
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:55 am

Parkrun UK to start up again by the end of next month!

Back to those hill sessions, people. ;)
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:31 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:55 am
Parkrun UK to start up again by the end of next month!

Back to those hill sessions, people. ;)
Back?! My last hills session was about 3 years ago. :oops:

Kids are back at school now. In theory I have time to run. Just need to work on my motivation. I hear from BP you’ve been getting out loads through Bruce. Nice stuff.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:56 am

Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:31 am
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:55 am
Parkrun UK to start up again by the end of next month!

Back to those hill sessions, people. ;)
Back?! My last hills session was about 3 years ago. :oops:

Kids are back at school now. In theory I have time to run. Just need to work on my motivation. I hear from BP you’ve been getting out loads through Bruce. Nice stuff.
Cheers, GG. I've been getting out quite a lot but wussing out of the more difficult stuff :oops:

It's actually difficult to avoid hills round here, but between BP, Genshaw and I we seem to have discovered all the untroubled routes :D

With working at home just now it's usually fairly easy to be able to nip out for half an hour, and with the way things are looking here just now I might have no excuses for a wee while longer.

Now go and get yer trainers on. ;)
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:14 pm

You motivated me Bruce. Now the kids are back at school this week I’ve no good excuse either so dusted off my running shorts that have been languishing in a drawer for the last month, grabbed my trainers and the dog and set off for a very slow, unfit, humid few miles. Hated every minute of it!

Before lockdown I’d been approached by a club mate at my club suggesting I enter the southern masters champs with him for triple jump. Obviously that didn’t happen and I wasn’t really in the right sort of form anyway but it’s good to have a dream and maybe now I’ve gone up an age group and I’m a V40 I should have a think about it. Have entered the masters Sussex champs a few time’s but there’s not a massive amount of competition so this would be a next step up. Believe it or not, back shortly after having my youngest i was jumping well enough to make top 15 in the country in my age group for both triple and high and I’d love to get to that sort of standard again. Can’t do much triple jumping at the moment obviously and my coach has cancer :( but if I can get a bit of strength into my legs and core over the winter from running and maybe incorporating some speed work then that’s a good basis for next year.i just have very little motivation. I need to get into the ‘habit’ again if that makes sense.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:09 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:14 pm
You motivated me Bruce. Now the kids are back at school this week I’ve no good excuse either so dusted off my running shorts that have been languishing in a drawer for the last month, grabbed my trainers and the dog and set off for a very slow, unfit, humid few miles. Hated every minute of it!

Before lockdown I’d been approached by a club mate at my club suggesting I enter the southern masters champs with him for triple jump. Obviously that didn’t happen and I wasn’t really in the right sort of form anyway but it’s good to have a dream and maybe now I’ve gone up an age group and I’m a V40 I should have a think about it. Have entered the masters Sussex champs a few time’s but there’s not a massive amount of competition so this would be a next step up. Believe it or not, back shortly after having my youngest i was jumping well enough to make top 15 in the country in my age group for both triple and high and I’d love to get to that sort of standard again. Can’t do much triple jumping at the moment obviously and my coach has cancer :( but if I can get a bit of strength into my legs and core over the winter from running and maybe incorporating some speed work then that’s a good basis for next year.i just have very little motivation. I need to get into the ‘habit’ again if that makes sense.
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