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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Belle Lettre » 24 Mar 2017, 12:29

Great time, fange! Look on it as training for that PB. :D

I have been sorely lacking in motivation so have entered the Loch Ness marathon in September - a great race and one I know well having done it twice before - which I hope will give me the impetus to pull myself together!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby sloopjohnc » 24 Mar 2017, 15:56

I started running again about a month ago, but did something to my ankle playing hoops with my son. Compensating for my ankle running on the treadmill, I did something to my calf. That finally got better this week so I hit the treadmill. About 3/4th of a mile in, my other calf started getting tight enough where I had to stop because I felt something was going to pop or tear. Maybe it's a circulation thing. I wanted to get in good enough running shape to play full court hoops next week when I went to Oregon, but it doesn't look likely. I hope it gets good enough to where I can just actively shoot around halfcourt with myself now.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby trans-chigley express » 24 Mar 2017, 22:16

Belle Lettre wrote:
I have been sorely lacking in motivation so have entered the Loch Ness marathon in September - a great race and one I know well having done it twice before - which I hope will give me the impetus to pull myself together!


What a beautiful location for a marathon, I love it there. You'll probably pass Jimmy Page/Aleister Crowley's old house too on the route. Get that motivation back and get out training! :D


I've been sweet-talked into doing the harder of two "Stairmaster" races in a couple of weeks in my home island of Lantau. I hadn't planned on doing it as it's a bit too close to an upcoming trip to Nepal but my friend wanted to enter and didn't think she would complete it unless I was there to push her :roll: . Anyhow I'm taking it easy and not going for any great times. The route is over HK's second and third highest mountains then back again the same way. 8 hour cut off time but should manage in 6 or 7 at an easy pace. The easier of the two races is the following week on Hong Kong Island but I'm away for that so my partner in crime is on her own for that one.

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 28 Mar 2017, 14:20

Good luck with training and the race, Belle! Sounds like an awesome place to do it.

Official times for the Unicef 10K run came out today, and my chip time was 49 minutes and 50 seconds. Under 50 as i hoped, but want to do better next time!
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Postby trans-chigley express » 10 Apr 2017, 01:41

The Lantau Stairmaster completed without a hitch, but without any good time to report either. It's only 20km but with 2500m of climbs in a short space of time and I was more exhausted than I was after completing either the "Double Au" route (the hardest 55km section of the 100km trailwalker) or the Lantau 70km trail.

Here's a bit of youtube footage. You can see me and my friend at around 3.00, a pair of chatterboxes amid a field of tightly focussed runners....no wonder we clocked lousy times - too much chatter and not enough concentration :lol:


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Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Apr 2017, 22:45

For about a month and a half, my calf muscles felt like they were going to tear at any amount of running. Felt pretty good this week and I've managed to do three days of two miles each. I can tell how bad a shape I'm in because I use to be a 7 minute mile runner and can barely get through two miles in under 20 minutes now.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 14 Apr 2017, 04:09

God, we're all getting so fucking old! :D
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Belle Lettre » 14 Apr 2017, 11:41

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Belle Lettre » 15 Apr 2017, 20:22

Had a day out in the Lakes today and walked (slogged ) up Great Gable. Here's a picture looking back at it from Green Gable where we went next.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 16 Apr 2017, 16:54

sloopjohnc wrote:For about a month and a half, my calf muscles felt like they were going to tear at any amount of running. Felt pretty good this week and I've managed to do three days of two miles each. I can tell how bad a shape I'm in because I use to be a 7 minute mile runner and can barely get through two miles in under 20 minutes now.


I figured out what was bugging my calves. On Friday, my son was coming over to my place so had to do a quick exercise so went to my apartment complex's gym. It's setting the treadmill pace too quick that's making me push off with my calves. When I slowed it down, felt much better.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby hippopotamus » 27 Apr 2017, 22:36

sloopjohnc wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:For about a month and a half, my calf muscles felt like they were going to tear at any amount of running. Felt pretty good this week and I've managed to do three days of two miles each. I can tell how bad a shape I'm in because I use to be a 7 minute mile runner and can barely get through two miles in under 20 minutes now.


I figured out what was bugging my calves. On Friday, my son was coming over to my place so had to do a quick exercise so went to my apartment complex's gym. It's setting the treadmill pace too quick that's making me push off with my calves. When I slowed it down, felt much better.


The human body is so weird.

So I ran my first marathon.

I loved the event...and how people reacted to it has been a bit startling.
It's been entirely worthwhile for how much I really enjoyed and am proud of how much money I raised (And I really think the London Marathon is an incredible human achievement that so many people together can inspire people to donate so much to causes they believe in) as well as how many people have told me I've inspired them to take up running or exercise.

I guess they think if EYE can do it...Anyone can. Which is a bit true.


HOWEVER. I'm a bit dissapointed...or maybe that's not the word. But, see.... I wasn't aiming for any particular time. I had a very even pace, and I finished! But still, I don't know if I expected more, but I'm almost worried that I didn't challenge myself.
It's now almost a week after and I'm not even sore. I ran pretty slowly, a lot because I had only ever run 30kms before and didn't know how I would feel. I found the last 12 kms VERY hard ...at the time. I was also aware that I have another marathon to do in 5 weeks.

But I can't stop thinking that I should have run faster and pushed myself more... or maybe trained better?

I can see this is how they get people to run all the marathons.
(I have no idea how people could do just one a year though, if this is something people did....how could you wait a YEAR just to see if you were any better than the last time??)
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Apr 2017, 23:48

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sloopjohnc wrote:For about a month and a half, my calf muscles felt like they were going to tear at any amount of running. Felt pretty good this week and I've managed to do three days of two miles each. I can tell how bad a shape I'm in because I use to be a 7 minute mile runner and can barely get through two miles in under 20 minutes now.


I figured out what was bugging my calves. On Friday, my son was coming over to my place so had to do a quick exercise so went to my apartment complex's gym. It's setting the treadmill pace too quick that's making me push off with my calves. When I slowed it down, felt much better.


Tried pushing it again and my calves have been messed up for two weeks and I keep tweaking them. It's weird to have run every day for 20 years, take a couple years off, and be an old man.

Back to the stationary bike for 45 minutes a night.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Apr 2017, 23:52

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sloopjohnc wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:For about a month and a half, my calf muscles felt like they were going to tear at any amount of running. Felt pretty good this week and I've managed to do three days of two miles each. I can tell how bad a shape I'm in because I use to be a 7 minute mile runner and can barely get through two miles in under 20 minutes now.


I figured out what was bugging my calves. On Friday, my son was coming over to my place so had to do a quick exercise so went to my apartment complex's gym. It's setting the treadmill pace too quick that's making me push off with my calves. When I slowed it down, felt much better.


The human body is so weird.

So I ran my first marathon.

I loved the event...and how people reacted to it has been a bit startling.
It's been entirely worthwhile for how much I really enjoyed and am proud of how much money I raised (And I really think the London Marathon is an incredible human achievement that so many people together can inspire people to donate so much to causes they believe in) as well as how many people have told me I've inspired them to take up running or exercise.

I guess they think if EYE can do it...Anyone can. Which is a bit true.


HOWEVER. I'm a bit dissapointed...or maybe that's not the word. But, see.... I wasn't aiming for any particular time. I had a very even pace, and I finished! But still, I don't know if I expected more, but I'm almost worried that I didn't challenge myself.
It's now almost a week after and I'm not even sore. I ran pretty slowly, a lot because I had only ever run 30kms before and didn't know how I would feel. I found the last 12 kms VERY hard ...at the time. I was also aware that I have another marathon to do in 5 weeks.

But I can't stop thinking that I should have run faster and pushed myself more... or maybe trained better?

I can see this is how they get people to run all the marathons.
(I have no idea how people could do just one a year though, if this is something people did....how could you wait a YEAR just to see if you were any better than the last time??)


A) It's only your first one

B) Does this want you to continue running as exercise?
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 28 Apr 2017, 03:56

Excellent!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby hippopotamus » 28 Apr 2017, 08:46

A) It's only your first one

B) Does this want you to continue running as exercise?[



A) yes. And maybe the next one next month will knock sense into me

B) yes. I think as long as I still have particular ambitions to fulfil I'll keep going. I quite like that the couple of hours running to Loch Lomand from where I live seems completely doable and I scoff at any version of my future self that thinks 20 miles is too far.

I just don't know how I'll fare without a marathon on my horizon.
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 06 Jun 2017, 09:31

Been running a fair bit recently, despite the HK summer having kicked in with a vengeance during the past week, and been quite enjoying it now that the pain in my right big toe has gone.

It was really aching like crazy about 3-4 weeks ago; a combination of an old but ongoing football injury and an attack of the gout (something that i haven't had for years), but good news is i'm back to normal and doing my 5-6 kms most days again. Sweating up a storm, so good for weight-loss, but really need to replenish the salts and fluids afterwards.

Now that June is here, going to step it up even more to take advantage of my downtime at school. Happy days!

Hope all you runners and walkers are doing well too!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby Belle Lettre » 06 Jun 2017, 10:25

I've started doing Parkrun which I find a great morale booster as there are always people slower than you whom you can pick off on the way round. I'm using it as my "speedwork" (euphemism) but still need to get my mileage up.
Glad the toe is better, fange - the same thing happened to my spouse and he was advised not to eat liver!
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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 07 Jun 2017, 01:04

Belle Lettre wrote:Glad the toe is better, fange - the same thing happened to my spouse and he was advised not to eat liver!


Well, that advice is definitely NOT necessary with me. :D

Good luck with the training!
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Postby trans-chigley express » 08 Jun 2017, 05:27

I've successfully registered for the overnight Moontrekker race in October, no mean feat as it's fills up in five minutes after registration opens.

I was less successful with my Oxfam Trailwalker lottery application which failed but I still may be able to get a place on a team.

Meanwhile I have 50km of fast-paced hiking this weekend with stages 3 to 8 of the Maclehose Trail spread over two days. With a hot weather warning predicted all weekend it's going to be brutal out there as it's largely exposed so I'm freezing bottles and bladders of water several days in advance to get it really frozen solid. I'll need 5 litres each day so a heavy pack too. Phew!

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Re: The BCB runners and walkers corner

Postby fange » 08 Jun 2017, 06:05

Whoa, good luck Ray!
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