Chesterfield half marathon - raising money for Mind


#41

That is the simple method and also the least painful one! Ramp test is the most accurate but max HR is also sport specific. When on the bike I did a couple of Ramp tests and saw a max of 174 but I run now (takes much less time!) and I have seen over 190 regularly with a max of 203. I am 54 so those running figures certainly don’t fit with the 220 minus age!


#42

Curious to know what photo Scarlett and Ehhhmmily liked? :slight_smile:


#43

The contents of his lunchbox?


#44

That will have to remain a mystery :innocent:


#45

Tofu?


#46

I heard talk of a cheesy wotsit.


#47

Actually enjoyed a run for the first time. Started out slow and found energy as I went along. Made a conscious effort to keep my heart rate at a moderate level so I could go longer and still have something left in the tank.


#48

The only running I do is on my first break at work to avoid a parking fine. I’ve been running further before walking with still being able to breathe, but it’s only 10 or 15 mins. I never had much weight to carry but would always walk during cross country at school. Can imagine it feels good to get in a rhythm.


#49

What did Scarlett and Ehhmly think ?

VB


#50

It’s fair to say they couldn’t give a fuck about what I run!


#51

First very tentative run since my knee flared up a couple of weeks back.

Knee feels ok :thumbsup:


#52

I would like to see more creative run route pictures on your map please.


#53

Yawning baboon ?

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VB


#54

Sorry @Pan I went for a boring shaped easy run at a slow steady pace.

Knee was absolutely fine which I’m very pleased about, but my calves have clearly forgotten the rigours of jogging and are tight as anything this evening - hot bath to try to loosen them off a bit before bed.


#55

Right calf still like a thin elastic band but managed a brisk walk with no ill effects. Give it a few more days and a light jog and then hopefully slowly ramp up training again.

Any other issues and this half marathon thing can get to fuck.


#56

You will do it in a fucking wheelchair!

Actually, that might be a better idea.


#57

Eased back in with a half brisk walk, half very slow jog. Calf paranoia throughout. No after effects so far…


#58

Careful for that dinosaur roaming Stourport


#59

Another A-Saurus roaming about Stourport :slightly_smiling_face:


#60

Gentle 3 mile run in the pissing rain Monday night :thumbsup:

I’ve now managed 3 runs in 7 days without too many ill affects. Might try to squeeze in another run late on tonight or first thing in the morning.