My Last Run

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08/10/2009 at 22:01
Evening all.  Managed to get down to club tonight.  Torrential rain on Tuesday night meant our session was called off at the last minute.  From the lighthouse we jogged round to one of our regular winter training routes.  Warmed up with a full loop of the estate before starting a steady session.  Started off with an 800m rep followed by a recovery of the sme distance then we worked our way down with 600m, 400m and 200m all with jog recoveries inbetween. Finished off with another full loop of the estate as a cool down before heading back to the lighthouse.  It's our club Grand Final Day on Sunday where we end the season with our final 2 races of the handicap league and I also have my final to play of the knock out cup which is done over the 2 races.
08/10/2009 at 22:05

Blimmin quick runs folks- must be the weather....

Good run for me tonight. Out with 6 club members & did a nifty 7 miles in under an hour. Head torches on as it was dusky when we set off & pitch black on the way back. 

Runners- 20 (only 6 of us stupid enough to tackle the woods in the dark)

anything else - o (too dark to see)

08/10/2009 at 22:18

Well, I finally took the plunge tonight and joined one of the local running clubs.  Haven't felt so nervous for ages , like starting school all over again.  Anyhow, I needn't have worried as they are a friendly bunch and another reprobate solicitor I know was a member which was a nice surprise. 

So, tonight in the company of about 25 other people I ran 5.5 miles.  Chilly evening.  I got a bit lost - good job I was following someone.  Into town past the gym, turn right towards Tesco, with a little loop past the fire station - nice firemen doing training - then up past Lidl and onto the turning point at the pub, back towards town and a very confusing loop for me round a housing estate, back past the nice firemen, round the back of the church and past the gym back out of town to the rugby club.  No idea of the time, but one of the other ladies I was running with said we averaged 10.1 minute miles according to her whizzy Garmin.  An enjoyable run, I think I will be back next Thursday

08/10/2009 at 22:31
Well done Shelscrape- best thing I did was join our club. Good time too- not stupid quick or boring slow.
09/10/2009 at 00:15

Did a 5 miler this morning (out at 5:30 to fit it in).

Proper fresh but ideal running conditions as far as i'm concearned. I'm following a training plan at the moment so it was done as follows:-

1st mile @ 9:25m/m ish

2nd mile @ 7:25m/m ish

next 1/2 mile  jog

next mile @7:25m/m

last 1 1/2 mile at jog pace (roughly 9m/m)

Finished in 41mins 32 secs!!

Not too bad going I reckon!! Got a 10K run lined up for Sunday in prep for the Seaside 10K on the 18th.  

09/10/2009 at 10:01

Hi everyone,

Not been out since monday  as I have been pretty under the weather. Sore throat, headaches etc etc you know the thing! The main problem is I have the Kingston 'Human Race' on Sunday.

I think I am just going to run it anyway and see how I go. Only doing the 8.2 miles so should be fine. Shame though, I was planning to go under 56min but I guess that is out of the window now.

 I am feeling a little better today so fingers crossed.

09/10/2009 at 15:46

0620  Warm, still and pitch dark as I ran a route popular with me and my former training partner a couple of years ago.  All road with a couple of slight inclines: through Waterloo & Crosby to the edge of Thornton before turning back into Crosby Village.  Through Brighton-le-Sands, over the railway and back home via South Road in Waterloo.  Perhaps 4 minutes slower than my best over this route [note to self: check diary] but was pleased with the pace and my stamina.

5.5 miles, 46:52, JogWatch: 2

09/10/2009 at 16:07

Lovely for it again today.  Only got thoroughly soaked on the way down and back.  Did about 5.5m up some lovely offroad paths and tracks then back down roads.  I have only done the same route in the same direction once, and had to walk up one hill that time, a few weeks ago.  No walking for me this time!  But I was going more gently all the way so still hadn't started burning up when I got to the steep stuff.  It was an easy run, felt so good I had to slow down on the way home and remind myself it was an easy one!  Took about 55 mins for the loop.

Within about 400yds of starting a wasp flew into my mouth.  I didn't even realise it had happened until I'd already hacked it back out and saw it flailing around on the floor.  The point it hit is still odd though, dry feeling.  It made me cough all the way round and it hasn't eased up yet.  Feels like I need a strepsil.

Jogwatch: 1, woman with large dog.  Friendly though, both of them.

09/10/2009 at 16:19

Greenway 6.5k.

A lot cooler and greyer today.

1.55.59 - 1.55.07 - Usual quick, feels hard start.

1.55.30 - 2.01.78 - nice even splits then I got held up coming off the cycle path.

2.03.87 - 1.48.98 - flew over the main road as the lights were with me and as results overshot split, so these two are about 2 seconds long/short. No hold up on next crossing but because of the wall you have to slow because you can't see the traffic.

1.57.75 - 2.06.91 - Coming off the canal I was shot but still had a bit of a buffer for the 5k target, so continued to work. Passing Northgate Ponds is a bugger of a super mellow climb but felt like  a mountain.

2.06.90 - 2.01.36 [19.53.51] - passed thru 5k up so continued to push.

1.59.63 - 2.05.28 - Making my usual working hard noises now as I could still see a sub 26 on the cards.

1.55.98 - sprinted in to the end with the countdown beeps beeping, Result!!

25:54.40 - 6:25m/m

SwanWatch - 2
JogWatch - 1 (I think)

09/10/2009 at 16:51

wow - lost of running going on! Well done!

A hilly 6.7 miles today in 1:00:13 (8:59 min/mile) at only 138bpm avHR. I'll try o get in a LSR on Sunday and then a  couple of short "race pace" runs in the week in preparation for the Bradford 10 mile on 18th.

09/10/2009 at 20:02

Well done Shelscrape for plucking up the nerve to go to a club.  It's a bit nerve racking your first time but now you'll start to really enjoy it.

I've just got back from my first yoga class.  i decided to go to help my posture because  I tend to lean forward when I run and need to work on my core and flexibility.  I really enjoyed it and am going to make it a regular part of my training.( I've tried pilates but wasn't keen).

Gym again tomorrow then my run.  Can't wait - and Mr kb is away in nottingham this weekend so I can do what I like

09/10/2009 at 21:01

09/10/09 : 16.8 miles : 2 hours : 23 minutes : 53 seconds

Final LSR before Abingdon. Felt gooooood. Really craving chocolate around mile 12 but thought it'd just melt in my pocket so best to wait 'til I got home.

Pretty cold out but got a sweat on as usual in the first 5 miles or so. Only saw one other runner out, he put his hand up to me so I waved back. Could see my breath in the air as it got darker and thought I'm so bloody glad I can pretty much wimp out of LSRs now 'til February when I run Stratford again.

Feeling really confident for Abingdon. Think I've moved into more of a heelstrike but increased my cadence, which seems to be working well for me. The motion seems almost skipping-like and I try to remember the 'imagine you're pedalling a small bicycle' tip from 'Chi Running' when I'm finding it tough.

Also trying to keep my posture and stomach straighter, done this on last 2/3 runs and felt a dramatic improvement in breathing and not feeling sick/getting stomach pain anymore. Nice.

Autumn leaves looked like cornflakes brushed against the curbs and three stereotypical 'lads' thought it was hilarious that I was out running for some reason as I ran through town. I actually gave them this face - as I'm rather good at raising one eyebrow and ran on thinking what a bunch of absolute losers.

40.07 miles this week so far, took a rest day Wednesday and obviously won't run tomorrow. Might brave a little one on Sunday but not for certain.

Edited: 09/10/2009 at 21:02
09/10/2009 at 21:17

Oi, behave yourself Katb!!!

10/10/2009 at 13:51
LOL
10/10/2009 at 17:37

Easy trail run today.  From Castle park I followd my 5k course to the monument then added the little out and back thru the monumnent gates,

Back on course I diverted at the bottom of the steps and went upto Woodhouse Hill on the Sandstone Trail, then dropped down to the bottom of Woodhouse Hill, they have smoothed this drop out and added loads of steps to it now.

Back to the park, an easy run but my ankle which I tweaked last Sunday, but have run on all week ok started hurting, I wasn't sure if it was just my shoes rubbing or something, whatever it is, it better be better by tomorrow.

4.09 miles 39:52.17 - 9:45m/m

JogWatch - 0

10/10/2009 at 17:48

4 miles today, with an easy first mile to warm up, then 2 at my goal half marathon race pace (8.3mph), then an easy final mile to cool down. During the fast 2 miles my heartrate averaged 85% of my MHR, which is a probably slightly higher than I would have wanted.

4.00 miles in 31:37. That brings this week's final milage (my Garmin uses Sunday as the first day of the week) to 38.2 miles. Overall, this week I ran for 5 hours and 8 seconds.

10/10/2009 at 19:18

went out with a friend who is doing the Clowne half with me, but has done all his training on the treadmill so far, wanted pacing for his first run outside. set off too fast, which is what we knew would happen, but managed to pull him back and we settled after a few miles. was planning on six, decided on nine halfway round, turned into 11 at the end!  last long run before the Worksop half, and good confidence builder.

11m in 1.43  av 9.24m/mile

10/10/2009 at 20:53

Good pacing, Hanna. Ran Clowne twice in a row some years ago in "character building" conditions. The welcome in the clubhouse made up for it, tho'.

5.30pm Through Vic Park, over railway and over the grass to the dunes. Scrambled over to the prom and left at the two Marina lakes, where some old avian friends were back . Skirted Marine Gardens and back home via park & side roads. A gentle breeze but by no means cold.

2.6 miles, 24:38, JogWatch: 0

HeronWatch: 1 pair

SwanWatch: 1 pair

Edited: 10/10/2009 at 20:53
10/10/2009 at 21:11

5k in lovely autumn morning. 35 mins. Would love to speed it up

First 6 mins felt like hellish torture. Stepping it up with longer 10k tomorrow.

 Jogwatch: 0

Horse riders unappreciative of my avoidance tactics: 3

Cyclists: 3

Very friendly elderly gentleman who looked like he was about to run with me: 1

11/10/2009 at 09:54
Long run - 12.25 miles. Finished in 1:39:31. Not bad at all. Though I ran too soon after eating, so felt a bit bloated
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