My Last Run

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08/03/2013 at 09:03

Some serious training going on

Surrey - what P+D plan are you doing and for what mara?  Some immense sessions you're doing.

I had one hell of a hard, hard run this morning. 11 miles with 7 at LT.  Heartrate was elevated from the moment I set off and I had to work at a heart rate much higher than I wanted to achieve splits much slower than I wanted and still felt like I was going to keel over at any moment.  Strong, cold winds and a shared bottle of wine last night probably didn't help but it was a session to forget.

On and on,

08/03/2013 at 14:22

11.5 miles today for me with a couple of friends.  Very rainy but that kept us at a good temperature.  Great run and felt strong at the end

08/03/2013 at 19:58

5 mile recovery tonight.


I am doing the 55 to 70 mile plan.  Did 70 miles last week.  I am in training for London.

09/03/2013 at 08:25

8 mile hilly tempo run this morning at 6.23 pace.

09/03/2013 at 09:13

what's your target, Surrey. comfortably sub-3, I would think??

09/03/2013 at 10:02
SR - That's intense training. I'm on the one down from that, up to 55 miles pw. Did 58 this week though as I tagged on a bit here and there. 21 mile LSR today, time for a soak!
09/03/2013 at 10:53

Sat 9.00am - 8.5km woodland trail

well done to all those in marathon training mode - it ain't easy - keep it going

good running weekend to all

09/03/2013 at 18:30

Evening, folks!  Feeling decidedly grim out there: cold wind & driving rain - wind chill tomorrow

0730 A decent 5-miler largely off road, taking in a mile of the beach and some trails over Rimrose Valley.  Calf's behaving itself atm.

Run well, smile too!

09/03/2013 at 20:31
Thanks people for your comments. I'm fine. A couple of snarling unwelcome days, but things are getting resolved.
And in running news 14.25miles on road and path in just under 1hr53. Cold and wet out. My right heal is still tender. Main concern was my left hamstring. It was getting very tight and I had to slow a few times to settle it down. Could have been the cold (went for shorts instead of usual winter tights), or my heal knocking my running out slightly which effected it. It was a day of wrong turns so took a few unexplored streets. Managed to find my bearings again though.
10/03/2013 at 12:07

20 mile long run this morning making it it 70 for the week.


BB, am aiming to go sub 3 hours at London.  Did 3.11 at MK last year in the storm - my first marathon.  I have upped the training a lot this year to get under three hours.

Edited: 10/03/2013 at 12:08
10/03/2013 at 13:02

Sun 7.00am - 90 mins steady running (19.3km)

difficult running into a bitter wind with sleet for a large part of the run - tough but fun

felt better after a sauna/steam/jacuzzi warm down

push on everyone

10/03/2013 at 15:24

cold and wet in London, and have got flu again, which I'm praying won't mess up the Reading HM for me next weekend.

Struggled round a Thames loop for 18k at 5.30m/km. Off to North York Moors tomorrow for some rest and gentle walking ahead of Reading but looks like it will be seriously grim up there!

Will watch your progress with interest, Surrey. looks to me like both you and Dunky are set for big PBs

10/03/2013 at 16:59

Character-building conditions all round!  First run over an hour for six weeks - biting east wind on the trails & beach, then over Rimrose Valley and home.  A tad pooped now!  7 miles, give or take. 

10/03/2013 at 22:29

Happy mum's day to any fellow MLR mums.  I had an excellent day of brekkie in bed, flowers, cake, huge Chinese meal, and ran off a few of the calories with a short 3 miles back home in the  snow.  Then a great soak in the bath with my youngest, who's 4.  Excellent day

10/03/2013 at 22:42
Some good running going on here.

I pulled myself out of bed at the crack of 9am and managed 13.1miles. Pretty hard to start with as it was wet, windy and bitterly cold, but picked up a bit whilst I was out. The ankles still tweaking a bit for the first mile but settles down after that. Glad there was no repeat of the nose bleed I had when i was running last week.

Came home and made Sunday lunch for the family (shouldn't the kids be doing that?).
11/03/2013 at 06:02

Morning from a  snowy Erskine

4M Steady and not a bad run.


11/03/2013 at 09:11

So cold this morning that i swear I saw the daffodils retreating back underground.

I had a slight sense of foreboding about the run this morning.  I knew it was set to be cold and Bury had taken a battering by snarling easterlies yesterday which I wasn't liking the idea of running in.  I felt the cold in the first mile or so and even with the layers, it wasn't comfortable.  Once I warmed up though, the legs were light and bouncy and everything felt oiled and powerful.  The sun rose in a cloudless sky and it turned into the most enjoyable run i've had in ages.  We even managed a snow flurry from the cloudless skies but i'm still trying to figure if that was a mirage or not...

12m GA in the end.

Swittle - Fantastic to see you getting back


11/03/2013 at 09:51

SR - that is hardcore.

SB - 58 mile is not to be sniffed at!

Good work all.

Sat - 4 miles fartlek

Sun 20 miles LSR - found it tough, legs still heavy from last Sunday. Although feel fresh this morning!


11/03/2013 at 12:00

Was a busy week last week so not much forum time. But managed another 5 on tuesday, 4.5 on thursday and 12 on saturday.

The 12 was in 2:05:20 which is about 4 minutes faster than I wanted to be. Legs really felt it, the last half mile my legs fel like lead. But that said its a distance PR and puts me in good stead to beat my target time of 2:20 for my first 1/2 race in 2 weeks time.

Now the taper


11/03/2013 at 20:35

Mon 7.30pm - 8.3km woodland trail in an icy wind - easy pace - enjoyed the fresh air this evening

dig in everyone

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