Rotterdam 2006

Sunday 9th April 2006

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25/06/2016 at 16:13

Great day out in what has to be the best trail marathon out there - doesn't get any flatter and my female companion wanted to DNF at 13 miles. I wouldn't let her and dragged her round a further 14 miles, by which point she had cheered up and was running better. So the (perhaps optimistic) sub 4 turned into a 4:33 but still placed pretty high up. Not about the time on a route like that. 224.

25/06/2016 at 19:00

Well done Paul, sounds like a hard one today, your motivation skills must be quite amazing Paul. 

Rest day here, just work.

25/06/2016 at 22:02
We both won our AGs anyway
28/06/2016 at 21:25

Excellent!

17 miles road biking done here setting off at 7.30am, felt very virtuous! 

28/06/2016 at 21:37
Great work phys.

10 miler tonight at a good pace. Off to Kent again on Thurs for a 6 hour race on Friday to commemorate the Somme Centenary.
29/06/2016 at 18:40
5 miler on the treadie tonight.
01/07/2016 at 15:36
Typical windy Dover weather today for themagnificent Somme Centenary Challenge. 9 tough laps for me and 34.8 miles which I think was one lap further than anyone else. Ran my 7 laps (27 miles) and then jogged 2 extra to help a club mate who was struggling. She was happy and I got some bonus miles. The best medal ever.
Very poignant, prayer and silence before the start which was sounded by whistles exactly as the going over the top was 100 years ago today - magnificent.
02/07/2016 at 19:07
Back in sunny Dorset, results out and confirmed that I did win overall yesterday
03/07/2016 at 11:35
Hilly 10 miler done this morning, just to keep the legs ticking over.
04/07/2016 at 19:38

Sunday sounded like a very impressive event. Both for you winning and for the commemoration which helps to put our own lives into perspective. 

We did a trailer ride, with me towing. The weekly trip is getting gradually harder as Physlet gets gradually heavier! We did some hills and I could feel it in my legs on the cycle commute today! It is amazing how much stronger I can feel I'm getting, despite not doing that much riding. When I set off on my road bike with the skinny tyres, after pulling the trailer off road, it feels like I'm flying!! 

05/07/2016 at 21:12
Lovely, sunny evening for a nice and hilly 7.8 miler tonight, but mean making the group do 2 climbs of a big hill but they will thank me for it.
06/07/2016 at 21:05
Very hot 10k treadie run tonight.
08/07/2016 at 20:19
Quick 8 miler in lovely warm sunshine at the track tonight.
09/07/2016 at 20:53

I did 2 cycle commutes this week, but didn't really have time to log! Now on holiday in Shropshire, hoping to get some trailer towing miles in 

10/07/2016 at 15:54
Enjoy the holiday, hope the weather stays kind for you all.

Been a treadmill heavy weekend following from a v good track session on Fri night. Plenty of fast miles to keep the speed up. Not sure if you saw on FB but ran the last 12.5k of Prague Marathon route yesterday, virtual of course. A decent 10k in the Scottish Highlands this morning. Incredibly hot in our sun room but all good training.
10/07/2016 at 16:04
It is Guy's official 100th marathon next Sunday (102 really, he had a couple of spares just in case) at the Dorset Invader - a Roman themed trail marathon that was brilliant last year. Looking forward to it, going to be quite a celebration.
10/07/2016 at 21:33

That running sounds like hot work! The last 12k of Prague felt very hard if I remember rightly... All to get a GFA for London that in the end I couldn't even use 

Mixed weather here, but we timed our trailer ride well this morning, just missing the rain. 

12/07/2016 at 22:22
Evening

A nice, brisk and lumpy 8.9 miler tonight.
13/07/2016 at 22:28
Evening

Fun time this evening pacing 22 mins at the Club July 5k - 21:59 so good work, a large group too with most making the time
14/07/2016 at 20:50

Evening 

E and I did our first bike ride without Physlet yesterday, mountain biking at a trail centre while my parent took him on a walk. Great fun . Then a 24 mile trailer ride along a canal here today, so some good bike miles this week. 

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