My Last Run

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05/04/2013 at 13:30

Hello, people!  Hope you're all running strong

Ran after dark the last three evenings, taking in Marina & beach - shapes that aren't there in daytime seem all too real at night!   Looking for path off prom, I found a kerb and went over on my hip - looked round, altho' slim chance of anyone being around to witness it!

5.2 miles each.

05/04/2013 at 14:18

 About 5M off road this morning. Cold, dry, no wind. Nota bad run

05/04/2013 at 16:58

4 miles last night cold and windy none today but should be able to do 5 on the way home from work tomorrow

 

05/04/2013 at 20:49

Five miles plus strides tonight.

WhizKid    pirate
05/04/2013 at 21:16
16.2 mile longish run increasing speed/HR every 20 mins .... Running mile13 at 6:45 after a long day at work tends too hurt a bit! Decent run enjoyed it
06/04/2013 at 07:21

45mins Steady  mixture of paths and off road

 Dry, sunny, frosty morning up here.

 

06/04/2013 at 09:51

5.2 miles around the quiet roads of well heeled Blundellsands at 9pm.  Not a soul to be seen.  Whisper it low, but there are v few niggles to report, so I'll turn up for the Baildon Boundary Way off road HM nr Bradford tomorrow and hope to finish before the walkers!

06/04/2013 at 12:15

Wonderful 20 mile LSR.  Started in the creeping dawn with cold and frost, by halfway it was bright and even everso slightly warm in the sun.  Not even light winds, just still as a cave.  Being alive and running felt as good as anything could today.

From here until April 28th, it's taper.

06/04/2013 at 14:22

Cidlad- i've been doing almost all my running in the Pure Drift for the last month with a slow transition from Xmas... I hadn't intended to move over the minimalist shoes but I got them free as a RW tester, and loved them, did a few shorter runs in them every week for the review.. I'm now finally getting rid of the painful swollen toe I've had for about a year of using the Asics.. the wider box seems to suit my feet

Me- did my local parkrun at a very easy pace to get my legs moving for tomorrow's HM.  

06/04/2013 at 16:49

Park run this morning, 18 40 time.  Did it in shorts and vest which was a mistake, legs were cold for the firts mile after which hands frooze.

06/04/2013 at 21:49

Broke in my Mizuno Wave Harriers tonight with a couple of miles round the coastal park.  Seem fine.

Off rd HM, Baildon Boundary Way nr Bradford tomorrow.  Hopelessly undertrained...

07/04/2013 at 08:49

Well, after struggling like billy-o in the high winds on Wednesday and Thursday last week - when my usual 6 mile route felt more like 12 - I got out yesterday (Saturday) and made the most of the adorable sunshine.

Infact, it felt so good I decided to have a foray into speed intervals, something I've never done before.  Wow!  What a wake-up call!

I'm pretty sure what I did was somewhat gentle compared to the more experienced runners on here, but it was really good fun to try something different, add a bit of variety to my run, and feel thoroughly worked out when I got home.

Infact I completed my run in a shorter time than usual, so decided to tack on a bit extra at the end just to make it up to an hour.  And I reckon I would have stayed out even longer had I not needed to - ahem - answer the call of nature!!

07/04/2013 at 09:25
18 miles along a stretch of my local canal that I'd never ran along before. Done at a fairly steady pace it took me 2hrs 45mins, which I was a bit disappointed with initially, but my mental arithmetic reckons that this should put me on track for my target 3hrs 45min for my first marathon (4 weeks today. Gulp).

For 6 miles of the run the towpath was soft earth that had been torn up by tractor tyres, leaving it covered in 4 inch deep zigzags. It was the worst surface to run on that I've ever come across. Much more unstable than regular soft mud, and I was worried about twisting my ankle again, having only just recovered from the last time.
07/04/2013 at 10:14

waycat - onwards and upwards

Nessie - the brooks are an interesting ride - very comfortable and no sign of blisters when sockless (which is unusual for me) - having to concentrate on foot position which is part of the transition - no negatives at present

Sun 7.30am - cold bright morning for an easy 15km (72 min) - good to be out on the quiet country roads with nothing but the sound of birds and some distant far-off traffic

good positive feel to the thread  - run strong

07/04/2013 at 12:48

17 mile long run this morning.  First week of taper done.

07/04/2013 at 15:34

Paddock Wood Half Marathon in Kent. Ideal conditions and a lovely course - mostly flat and rural.

Managed 1.40.27 - a PB by two and a half minutes. Gave it everything to try to get under 1.40 but the railway bridges in the last few k knocked the stuffing out of me!

07/04/2013 at 17:09

Waltham Forest Half Marathon for me today.  It was really enjoyable and agree with Baldie about the fantastic conditions.  I am really really disappointed with my time and I made a fatal error by running the whole race with my friend who's been training with me for her first HM.  it's my 5th and I got one of my worse HM times at around 2.20, in spite of great conditions, losing over a stone, and good training.  I should have got around 2.10 or just over judging by training.  I've never raced with anyone before and I think we just ran far too easy, chatting and having a laugh like we have been whilst training.  I lost sight of the fact it was a race...  

07/04/2013 at 18:16

can understand your disappointment, Nessie, but as you have realised, doing a good time and having a nice run with your mate just aren't compatible.. i'd say you shoud sign up for another HM asap and do it by yourself -- there's one in Stratford next weekend for example -- you've been doing some great training and I think you might even surprise yourself with something closer to 2 hours dead...the fitness gains are still there so treat today as a very useful - and enjoyable! - LSR.

07/04/2013 at 18:18
Edited: 07/04/2013 at 18:20
07/04/2013 at 19:37
Sandy 10 this morning. My first 10 mile run of any kind (furthest before today were two 8 mile training runs), and it was an absolute hoot.

I've been training averaging around the 11 minute mile mark, but I kicked on today to average just over 10 minutes a mile, and although the extra distance told at the end, I managed some kind of kick to bump me up a dozen or so places, and my last mile ended up as my fastest by over 50 seconds.

Glorious weather as well. Was forecast around 7 degrees, but by halfway the sun was blazing and suddenly the gloves and long sleeves felt ridiculously unnecessary.

Before today I was thinking in terms of just getting round in anything sub-1hr 50, then aiming for 1hr 40 next time. Now I'm looking at the 1hr 30 mark, which I'd have been well on course for if my last 3 miles had been reflected throughout.

Tons of fun, and a credit to Biggleswade AC.
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