Feel free to join me!
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
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?
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!
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!
I got a skull shaped candle holder....classy!
we have to get a picture of that!!! different from the standard tech top and medal
Sorry, my picture seems to have gone..... Imagine a tasteful skull votive...
i'll try again.....
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 !!
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
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
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!!!
just checked the weather for saturday....YES! 12 hours of solid rain wooooo!
B2B -Sure you said but whats the name of the event ?
I fell exhausted just typing that let alone run it !!
ha ha ha its the north downs way 50, hang on ill a link.....
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.
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
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
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!
When you put it like that sound easy ..... !!!
Good luck mate cant wait to hear the tale !!
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