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13/05/2013 at 07:36

Hi all,

been out of touch for a couple of weeks, excuse been busy and a long weekend away.

Did my half marathon on Saturday around Loch Leven at Kinross. Having run a 1:59 in training I was hoping to get it down to 1:55 but actually did it in 1:52 and a few seconds (still waiting for official times to be posted) so I was well pleased. A cool day and breezy with the last 2 miles in to a headwind, Got a Ron Hill running top as reward. 

My last half marathon was 20 years ago when I ran 1:42, so a 10 minute drop in 20 years feels acceptable, as well as something to aim for.

Not sure what I will do next. I will probably ease the mileage down to a couple of 5 mile runs a week, now that I can finally get out on to the mountains. I plan to do a few overnight camps and tick off some of the big Cairngorm summits this Summer. I also want to get back out on the bike which I have been neglecting.

What I don't want to do is lose all the running fitness I have gained, so I might just do a couple of 10k races over Summer.

2013 - 171 miles

13/05/2013 at 09:08

well done Gammineez! I love the hilly stuff! How long was it?

HRHB - Well done! That time is amazing as a return time! Quicker than me at the mo!  You could always aim for another half, you already have the training why not use it?

13/05/2013 at 12:03

hello all!

 Yes, we'll done HRHB, you've got to be chuffed with that time!

 Thanks Grendel and thanks B2B.... It was a 10mile route.  News just in, I came 295 out of 313, so I'm pleased with that as I wasn't going to run at all  

i do resemble the Tin Man today though!  

13/05/2013 at 14:39

Nice! Well done Gammineez 10 tough miles is a great achievement, if you got a medal you should hang a picture of it in here! 

13/05/2013 at 15:03

I got a skull shaped candle holder....classy!

13/05/2013 at 15:18

we have to get a picture of that!!! different from the standard tech top and medal

13/05/2013 at 18:42


 lol!  File neatly under category of 'things I never thought I'd have in my house'

13/05/2013 at 20:33

Sorry, my picture seems to have gone..... Imagine a tasteful skull votive...

i'll try again.....


13/05/2013 at 21:13

Gammineez - Sounds a fab race is there a web site for it I couldn't find one. The "medal" sounds weird but unusual !!

HRHB - Well done on the half !! Looked it up on the internet and it look a lovely race bit far from me but one day maybe if I ever get my own transport. Brilliant time after 20 years away from racing. I am planning a comeback half next March my last was in August 07 !! funnily enough it was my (now) home towns owns half. I ran it when we were up visiting. Those Cairngorm summits sound heaven

B2B- Rest for the rest of the week ? 

Grendel - Can imagine that old Lady running besides you - not the hells grannies from Monthy Python ? Lol !!

Just my usual 4 tonight had to force myself out the door and of course I got soaked was sunny first 2 miles then torrential rain.

2013 - 60.4 miles

Happy running folks and keep on keeping on !!

14/05/2013 at 08:55

3:30 - well kind of rest, got a 4 mile tonight, might rest or 3 tomorrow, 2 days rest then a little 50 on saturday race day!  

Just trying to keep my marbles and keep telling myself I can do it

14/05/2013 at 09:53

Hello all,

Grendel, I got overtaken by a man in a plush, pink pig suit on Sunday....better or worse than the grannies?  Better or worse than the Tellytubie or the man pushing a man in a bath who overtook me when I ran the Nottingham half?!  Hard to say   Mind you at least the gran didn't speed past you, soooo

3:30 I've put the link in for you, it's called the Black Death Run (Somerset) charmingly named because it runs through a hamlet wiped out by the plague 600 years ago

B2B you've put in the leg work for this race, you'll be grand and we're all routing for you

14/05/2013 at 11:03

Garmineez - I once took 10 miles to overtake a man dressed as the pink panther in the London Marathon, I ran 2:41 - he actually had a championship number on - so in those days must have been a sub 2:40 runner!!!

14/05/2013 at 11:28

just checked the weather for saturday....YES! 12 hours of solid rain wooooo!

14/05/2013 at 13:07

B2B -Sure you said but whats the name of the event ?

I fell exhausted just typing that let alone run it !!

14/05/2013 at 14:35

ha ha ha its the north downs way 50, hang on ill a link.....

14/05/2013 at 15:00

Have you got your kit all sorted B2B?

5 miles for me today slowish first 3 miles into the wind and then a two mile tempo run - ie with the wind behind. - speedwork tomorrow - may do the pyramid session or 20 times 1 minute. Watch this space.

14/05/2013 at 17:52

B2B - That's sounds and looks fun would love to do something like that one day but alas I wouldn't even meet the entry standards just now !!

Grendel I even got overtaken by the Wombles last time I done London !! Bet you thought you were de hydrating and were hallucinating when you saw the pink Panther (who obviously came from Durham, Durham Durham Durham Durham)

Gammineez - looks like fun that run

Well, I am sitting here feeling mega guilty at not going out. I am obsessed by Stats and love to see the miles going into the training book. But I don't want to overdo it -the biggest week I have had on this comeback is 16 so will equal that this week

I also get bored of routes very easily and am trying to find another route that doesn't include loops or massive hills !! Oh I cant wait to get back to the seafront. Running down is no problem its the getting up !!

Whos got a garmin and what model - wouldn't mind getting one as obviously there lots of nice running here but difficult to measure without a GPS

Lastly - you may enjoy this


Edited: 14/05/2013 at 18:10
14/05/2013 at 22:43

Just watched that documentary

Not to give too much away but its mostly about the ordinary runners. I so want to do another one - will either be London or I think Edinburgh. Loch Ness seems to Hilly for me - maybe as my second if I am lucky


14/05/2013 at 23:13

Yep all sorted grendel! 

3.30 - I really think you would be able to do an ultra...2 years and you could do a 50! Just work up to a marathon then keep it up for a bit... easy!

15/05/2013 at 07:42

When you put it like that sound easy ..... !!!

Good luck mate cant wait to hear the tale !!


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