My Last Run

Post details of your last run and what you think of it

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20/03/2013 at 21:36
Ashley, just stick with it. I can't promise that it'll get any easier. It won't. You'll just get faster and will run further than you ever thought possible. It just takes effort and the guts not to stop.

Nice report Fergalus. Well done. Hope you're proud of your time.

Lovely run tonight in the dying sunlight through the local country lanes. First 'after work' run this year. Ah, summers coming.

Did 10k in about 50 mins. I was running the course of a local charity run that's on this Saturday and almost got ran over by groups of runners running in the opposite direction. Think I was disturbing the marshall's run
20/03/2013 at 21:56
I ran 20 k yesterday in 2 hours. It was very hilly and I only meant to run 10 k but I actually got lost. Which was great fun and it was the most I've enjoyed a run in weeks!
20/03/2013 at 22:23

did the shorter club run of 11k at 5.30m/km as still recovering from Reading HM.

next outing will be the fearsome Orion 15, where I'll be aiming for 2hrs 15. famous last words, Nessie?

20/03/2013 at 22:31

Fergalus - I enjoyed the Reading summary - well done

Wed 9.00pm - felt like getting out again this evening - 8km (with 2 x 1km efforts in the middle)

In need of a bit of interval / speedwork to sharpen up - probable parkrun at the weekend

good effort everyone

20/03/2013 at 23:24

My running pal's in Russia, so I ran *her* route at 7am today: firm, sandy beach, past the Marina and over Brook Vale Rec & Chaffers - best run in a while and minimal nigglage

21/03/2013 at 08:43

Cid - Great to hear Fudge back and flying, must make you a happy runner

Fergalus - very amusing read, I nearly pukes after my last half mara too.  Wonder if how common that is?

More groundhogs today.  Glorious sun, freezing cold.  12 miles GA, a very nice, relaxed run.

21/03/2013 at 08:51

4M Tempo Run. A cold and frosty morning up here.

Sun shining now.

21/03/2013 at 20:31
Six miles plus strides tonight.
21/03/2013 at 21:02

@ baldie- it's good to have an ambitious target

 

21/03/2013 at 21:49

Thur 8.00pm - 6km woodland trail - easy pace - with Fudge in tow

enjoying making use of the country park and woodland which is on the doorstep - it means there are a variety of surfaces to run on - looking forward running on the grass a bit more when the weather warms up

push on everyone

 

22/03/2013 at 08:32

Morniig from a snow covered West of Scotland.

Snow - lots of thick flakes...

4M Steady. Okay run.

22/03/2013 at 09:49

cheers  Redjeep! Cidlad and Strangely Brown - I am waiting to sign up for next year - weather has to be better..

I think the sensation of nearly getting sick has to show you've given your all - i imagine a lot of people who came over the winning line were jubilant then headed over to the barriers of the playing field just in case!

22/03/2013 at 11:16

What a stinker.  Disgraceful weather.  Freezing cold, triumphantly ascertive winds and wet snow being pelted into my eyes with spiteful repetitiveness.

Was only a 5 mile recovery but possibly that worst run of the winter (well, it aint spring, is it?)

Vile.

22/03/2013 at 13:24

Couldn't agree more with SB... am loving the description of the weather as disgraceful and the winds as assertive  Down here in London there are a few snow drops floating around but the cold arctic wind is truly vile, especially down by the River Lea where there's no protection for miles whilst I ran by the reservoir.  The last few weeks of Friday long runs have been thus, although last week's was even worse with the wind accompanied by driving freezing rain and me with a cold, shivering and snotting...

Anyway, I just banked a 12.5 mile LSR, probably the longest one I'll fit in before my HM in two weeks, due to being away next weekend and then having the kids off school.  I was hoping for 14 but my running partner, who had done 5 miles before meeting me, had really knackered legs, so we cut it a bit short. All things considered I'm pretty pleased as I've done a fair few 12s now and have felt strong at the end, in spite of the above vileness of this endless Siberian spring.  

22/03/2013 at 16:02

Last night.

Set it aside for a very easy 1 hour training run.

Narrowly missed a train that would get me home for 7, ended up back at 7.30.

Wife grouchy as she was dying for her tea, but we'd already said we'd eat after I was done.

Also: massively disorganised. Nearly left the house with my shorts on back to front. Thighs still slightly sore from similar goings-on on Tuesday. Had been messing about with my phone playing some tower defence game all the way home, paying little mind to the fact that I needed it to have some kind of charge for me to log my run with MapMyRun. As it happened I had 13% battery left, so I figured it best to strap headphones on, but not play any music.

Immediately, I felt bloody awful. I'd had double chocolate chip cookies at work, which always make me fart what feels like volcanic ash. Nice though. Got to the 1 mile mark easy enough, but from miles 2-3 I was clinging on a bit.

But then I cheered up a bit because there were some bunnies playing on one of the verges I was running on.

Miles 4 and 5 were a breeze. 5.5 miles brought up the hour mark, which doesn't sound like much, but also wasn't intended to be. I felt good at the end of it, and it also meant I'd run over 5 miles twice within 2 days, which I've never done before. Thighs burning last night a bit, but fine this morning. I actually find running at the slow, joggy pace I was going at almost more difficult than my "normal" pace.

Plus, tea was nice. Some little Goodfellas pizza thing with chips, plus salad dressed with some nice balsamic dressing thing. Possibly Paul Newman related, I'd need to check.

22/03/2013 at 20:14

7am and a couple of inches of snow so wet it hadn't made its mind up whether it was slush.  Manageably cold out to the beach but, turning south into the teeth of a scythingly cold wind, I u-turned after 100 yards and reversed engines up to Burbo Bank and home via Crosby.  5 miles, slooow pace

22/03/2013 at 20:26
No snow here, but an evil bastard of a cold wind. Put my earmuffs and gloves on. Always have to take my gloves off after a mile or so as my hands get too hot. Ankle and shoulder improving. 7.5miles in 57mins. I wasn't aware of it but my pace tapered off from halfway. Haven't run much in 2 weeks so no surprise. Saw a cafe with a sign outside saying "all day breakfast (served until 1pm)".
22/03/2013 at 21:21

Five miles recovery on treadmill tonight.

23/03/2013 at 10:42

JT141 - good to see you back into it

Sat 9.00am - 2km warm up / 5km parkrun / 2km warm down

parkfun done in interesting conditions - freezing wind - snow/slush and very slippy - ran in trail shoes (vivos) as normal shoes wouldn't have cut the mustard - had been hoping for a pb but that is highly unlikely - felt like a decent effort - aim to work on some speed over the next few weeks

ivor - I'd lay off the cocolate chip cookies

good running weekend

23/03/2013 at 14:21
10 k race this am by the river in Richmond. Was on the towpath. Extremely muddy, sleet, high winds. Had a tumble but just a few grazes. Slow time of 39.41. I don't have trail shoes so wasa just in ordinary non grip trainers.
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