My Last Run

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16/08/2007 at 08:26
can i join in? Yest evening 6 miles in 51 mins, which is good for me. Pretty flat route though. This follows a 9 mile trek over large hills Sat after which my legs were real cross with me :)
Have a good day everyone
16/08/2007 at 10:43
Can I join this one too.
Last night 9.20pm, 5.2 miles 50%up hill rest down,dark,slight wind,cool,35mins30 secs,first mile 8mins.Felt great and enjoyed it-that is why I am hooked on running.
16/08/2007 at 18:11
welcome and well done gms and 2old

I did 5.5 miles in 59:20 up on the south downs this evening - up, down and along - being buffetted off course by a very strong wind - it was great - very invigorating.

jogwatch: 0 (though did see two mountain bikers and lots of dogs and their walkers as usual)
16/08/2007 at 18:15
Hello All and welcome.

Thursday 15/08/07 – 4:00 pm – Easy Trail Run - The Ridgeway.
4.95 miles – 39:27.21 – 7:46 min/mile ave. –840 ft asc.– Mountain Bear Gladiator (1).

Jog Watch 0

Went for a run in the place I like to run most...can’t go wrong there...make the route up as you go along, no pressure for time or distance it’s running at it’s purest...I love it!

Actually put in a bit of an effort for the last short road section just to see if I could guess my marathon pace after running up and down hills and through mud and stuff! close enough to be happy.
17/08/2007 at 16:46
Hope you won't mind me contributing but I'm relatively new to running and I think it would motivate me to join in.

Exactly three miles today in 24 minutes. Tried to run a bit quicker than usual because I keep being told that this will help improve my running generally. Only managed to reduce the average pace by about 15-20 seconds per mile but I did notice the extra effort so it may be beneficial.

Nice loop around the estate I live in. Bit of a hill in one place to wear myself out but a lovely 400m stretch slightly downhill to finish. A few welcome words of encouragement from an elderly couple as I passed their house at the top of the hill.

Just felt huge sense of achievement when I realised that I see three miles as a bit of a shorter run. My progress seems to have been slow but when I started in January I could only run 500m on a treadmill before having to stop. I'm still dreadfully one paced but today's run was a good one and I'm looking forward to Sunday.
17/08/2007 at 17:09
12.5 miles in a not very quick 2 hours 25 minutes but my longest single run to date. I'm really pleased because I have been stuck at 10 miles and thought that I had reached a plateau that I wasn't going to improve on.

I am still concentrating on endurance and not quick times but Winstanley, 8 minute miles, that is outstanding. The longer distances I run the slower my mile rate is getting, but I am running over 30 miles a week now so my next plan is to try some shorter distances and build a little speed, otherwise, by the time I can manage a marathon I will be out for hours and hours and hours where will I find the time?
17/08/2007 at 17:24
Hi all my latest
Cycled to training club 3mile flat out ride, ran for 1 hour over the heath with club members flat out no stops roughly 5 miles dodgy terrain ankle biting midgy's and avoid the adders. Oh and there are sandy bits trees and hills(steep hills)that my trainer calls inclines. Then cycled back again flat out, but mostly up an incline. Then sat down and had a glass of wine. What a fab life!
17/08/2007 at 19:06
17/08/2007 at 20:17
Good running everyone.

Friday 17/08/07 – 3:00 pm – Fell race route recce - The Roaches Area, near Leek.
9.61 miles – 2:12:52.67 – 13:50 min/mile ave. - 1728 ft asc.– Mountain Bear Gladiator (2).

Jog Watch 0

Anyway, with nothing better to do today I drove over after work to recce the route of a fell race I was going to do in October (Passing Clouds Race, 9 miles/1800ft asc).

The first 5.6 miles were brilliant, testing but not too tough, all really runable with great views and surroundings. The rock formations on top of the Roaches were really quite spectacular.
But at The Roaches House I couldn’t find the footpath and saw my @r5e and pretty much gave up, a succession of navigational errors had me all over the place and I was just getting more and more p!55ed off. Although I actually cut it short I ended up running further than the official 9 miles. With all the stops, starts and map reading nonsense the total elapsed time is probably 30 mins longer than the run on its own.

Miserable! (shouldn't last)

(I've been on navigation courses and practised a fair bit but I still can't read a map to save my life and that's the worrying thing it really could be a life or death thing! I think I've learnt my lesson and I'll be sticking to my local hills, it doesn't stop me from injuring myself but at least I'll know where I am and I always take full body cover and my phone and stuff just in case)
17/08/2007 at 21:13
5k on the treddy. legs hurt more than they should but an hour of Bosy Pump made the pain go away. marvellous!
17/08/2007 at 21:14
Bosy = Body
18/08/2007 at 09:42
Great to see more people telling us how great there run was, it is really interesting to see and heartening too. The more the merier to encourage each and everyone of us. I have to say that all you guys helped me to over 10 miles today. help me get to a half please? LOL.
18/08/07 - 10.5m 1:38:38
Oh well abit of the rain came today. Thank fully only a light drizzle. However it was the worst ground this morning as I entered the outside world, it was damp with small puddles. Does anyone else hate the wet ground? I find my feet slip and I feel very concious of this. I cannot run properly.
On route today ickenham had a few people moving about thus causing me to run inside the pavement next to the shops. On the way up to the A40 they have all but finished the bridge now. Nice and clear up Swakeleys Road. good news, they haf=ve cut back the hedge coming up to Harefield Road now so you can run on the pavement with out fear of losing an eye.
The run down from the roundabout down to the Oxford Road was its usual half effort because of its narrowness and also encountering a pedestrian, how unusual is that? even more, carrying a tiny effort of a pooch! Nice arse though. her not the pooch.
Oxford Road nice and casual, St John's Road straightforward but I was begining to feel the miles at this point (about 6.5). Cowley M R was comfortable but any plans on running up to half marathon were dispelled heer as I had to get home with plenty of time. Station Road to Hill Hosp was nice and fluent, even getting a mumbled comp-liment from a passer by who said "good show" as I said good morning. Thats what we all like to hear. The whole run from there was then a bit harder with the ol' knee telling me it was there. The final mile from the BP garage is always harder on longwer runs when it should be fast. But do you know what? I don't care as long as I am out there. One thing's for sure, autumn is arriving fast. Horrible and damp.
19/08/2007 at 17:54
Good running everyone!
I was down for a LSR today but decided to do my first half marathon instead. When I arrived I looked around and thought I had made a mistake - everyone looked like "proper runners" - but they were all friendly and afterall I am a runner now too :o)It was at Henfield in Sussex and was off road but mostly flat with a couple of inclines - oh and about 5 stiles just to make it really good fun! I started off really slow and was held up at a couple of pinch points, and then had to go really slowly through a very sticky cornfield from which I emerged 2 kilos heavier until I shook the mud off my shoes! So my first 2 miles took 24 minutes, after that there was quite a long section along a disused railway and another along side a river. Parts were a bit heavy underfoot, but I felt really good, especially in the middle section of the race and finished in 2:08:29 - I had hoped to be inside 2:30 so very happy :o)
Jogwatch: 200+
19/08/2007 at 20:50
"B" - outstanding performance, well under your target time, brilliant. Sounds like a cracking race.
19/08/2007 at 21:18
Hi all

You know those low days when you simply don't feel you can run - best bet is just to throw yourself into it. After a low spell I managed 19.3 miles in great countryside this morning, modest 2.45 admitedly but returned with my confidence restored. Treated myself to 4 pints of cider as carbo-loading, although I have not spotted that tip in any training programme to be honest!

Good luck to you all
20/08/2007 at 10:41
Ran my second-ever 10K yesterday. Struggled round in 54:22 over a flat course. Wind in face for last 4 or 5 km. This was torture and I'm a bit disillusioned. Perversely, also encouraged by feeling disappointed at finishing 6.2 miles.

Decided that alcohol and peanuts are poor preparation for running and spent a while drawing up a table to record the ratio of alcohol units to miles run. Will see how it goes over the next few weeks. Will try not to exceed 3 units per 2 miles but this would mean having to run 14 miles a week to have 21 units of alcohol. Little bit of a challenge to reduce the alcohol and increase the miles but if I can be two thirds as dedicated to running as to beer then the running will definitely improve.

Will try to run 3 gentle miles this dinnertime to show myself that I am a runner rather than someone who's just kdding themselves.
20/08/2007 at 11:05
Lol Winstanley - good luck with the alcohol/miles run matrix!

I would be delighted with a sub-55 10k, especially with a head wind - well done :o)
20/08/2007 at 17:56

Hello All    and great running,

It's good when you don't want to go out but do and end up having a good run, that was me today.

I don't drink at all.  Does that mean I don't have to run at all? 

Monday 20/08/07 – 40 pm – undulating time trial(kind of)  - Mouldsworth.

4.38 miles – 281.38 – 6:24 min/mile ave. - 283 ft asc.– Nike Air Zoom Streak Spectrum Plus (2) .

Jog Watch 0

After two days off to get my head together, because I'd convinced myself I was burnt out again, I had a smashing little run on an undulating course run on quiet country lanes. 

Pace was an important factor on today’s run as I need to know where I am and how I feel at race pace on hills.  My pace was faster than anticipated but still comfortable(?). Maintaining the pace and the form on the undulations took a bit of concentration, but overall I’m more than happy with today’s run.

This route will be the mainstay of my training for the next two weeks. I thought I’d be hard pushed to get under 27:45 at 100% effort, but runnning at nowhere near that I ran 28.01, which is, in my opinion, excellent.  Today I was targeting sub 30 mins and thought that would be good but I totally smashed that.   I’ll be looking to get that time down to under 27:45 now, but not at the expense of killing myself.

Back to Happy!!


20/08/2007 at 17:59

oops - my times have come up as smillies 

should read 28 minutes 01 seconds and I started at 4 pm.


20/08/2007 at 17:59

7.5 miles yesterday - first long-ish run in a while because of various annoying injury problems.  Did it in 1 hour 9 minutes - faster pace than my 10K PB of 59 minutes 18 seconds - fingers crossed for a good time in the Great Yorkshire Run despite the lack of training (ho-hum)! 

I'd intended going in the morning and ended up putting it off til 5.30pm, but felt really good and just kept running longer than I'd intended.

Am aching somewhat today, although this is mainly my irritating shoulders, neck and jaw which are an on-going issue that I really must get looked at.

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