My Last Run

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08/04/2013 at 08:19

Baldie - Brilliant result, you nailed that PB and then some, very well done.  Sounded like a great race all round.

Ivor - Excellent stuff, glad you had fun

Nessie - Damn, that's a real bummer but really, there's not much wrong with racing for the fun of it rather than to smash a PB every time but of course, you need to have that expectation before you set off.  Definitely get another one done to get over the frustration!  Luckily, all my friends are lazy feckers who don't run so I don't share you trouble

For me, first day of taper was 8 miles with 5x 600m 5k pace repeats.  Hardly an easy session.

08/04/2013 at 15:24

Mon 2.00pm - 10km off road mixed terrain with Fudge

cooling breeze and hazy sunshine made for an enjoyable run - met a couple of runners who also had their dogs out for a run - One of them is in the process of setting up a local 'cani-cross' club - for runners with dogs - apparently it is popular in Europe and in the south of England but there is very little going on in the north - not yet anyway

ivor - well done

hoping all the marathoners are staying injury free

Edited: 08/04/2013 at 15:25
08/04/2013 at 15:27

Baldy - great PB

SB - welcome to the lovely land of Taper!

Sat - gentle 3 miles / Sun - 10 miles at race pace.

Chin chin,


09/04/2013 at 01:18

Hello, all.  

By managing not to die, I finished the off-road Baildon Boundary Way HM last Sunday in 2:17.  10 years ago, I managed 1:41   God's Own County looked glorious: an early chill, no wind and gently veiled sunshine.  Paths, trails, fell, canal tow path, a little road, moorland, and the gallops where Aurora Encore trains under Sue & Harvey Smith!   At the finish, piping hot showers, bacon butties & ice-cold Coca Cola!

Of course, I'm a little the worse for wear today but well worth it!

09/04/2013 at 09:51


Swittle - that run sounds lovely, glad the injury didn't stop you!

12 x 200m @ 5k pace with 1 min jog recoveries and a miles warm up and cool down. Wearing in some new trainers ahead of Sunday and today was the first day they felt perfect. Getting excited and scared now!

Keep up the good work all,



09/04/2013 at 10:55

Nice one Baldie (stunning time...) and Swittle (in awe as ever of the hardcore!)

09/04/2013 at 12:09

Dunky - be really careful with new shoes shortly before a marathon, mate...can be recipe for disaster...they've got to be worn in...

09/04/2013 at 12:56

Cheers Baldy - I've worn them about 5 times so far with another 10 miles ish before the race so hopefully they'll be good. I'll def switch back though if they're still a bit stiff

09/04/2013 at 15:01
First run for about 2 weeks. Was coming back from a tendon strain and then knackered my heel/ankle/foot/everything doing incline work on the treadmill. So no running but plenty of gym work. Until today. 4.4 miles in 35mins so it went fine. Heel still sore but didn't get any worse. Have to ease back into it because so often I get one injury leading to another and then another. Nice and sunny out there at least.
09/04/2013 at 16:59

Still breaking myself back in reasonably gently from an enforced break due to work and the weather.

Put in a mile and half round the local lake then decided l needed to stick 5 x 100m steep hill sprints in there as well and really opened the lungs up. First time I've done any hill work in months and it was pretty brutal. Really emphasises how quickly you can lose your base level of fitness if you let it slip for more than 6 weeks or so.

I'll incorporate some gym work tomorrow with a ten minutes on the treadmill to loosen my calfs as they're really quite stiff this afternoon from this mornings run.

Then i'll pump ze guns in de gym to make the ladies go weak at the knees come summer

09/04/2013 at 21:46

5.2 miles to Crosby beach to bid goodnight to the Iron Men brought up 800 days of Streaking tonight.

09/04/2013 at 22:17

7 miles plus strides tonight.

09/04/2013 at 22:21

swittle - a fine achievement

Tue 9.00pm - 5km woodland trail - gradual increase in pace throughout - short in distance but still worthwhile

happy running everyone

09/04/2013 at 23:35

Thank you, Cidlad - most kind

10/04/2013 at 13:16

Easy back JT

Swittle - 800 days, that's 10 times around the world! Are the iron men going or are you moving???

4 miles plus 5 x 100 race pace strides for me thins morning. Getting excited for Sunday now,


10/04/2013 at 14:09

Dunky - Good luck!

Swittle - Epic, well done!

4m easy run today.  Shorts and T-shirt, loving it!

10/04/2013 at 14:56

4M Easy/ Steady this morning. Just a plod.

10/04/2013 at 17:19
Cheers Dunky. 6.7 miles today in 52mins so a bit longer and bit quicker. Hadn't intended to run but my heel felt okay and it's mild and sunny. Heel sore but eased as I went which is a good sign. A bit achy here and there and got tired and flakey at 3 miles after the time off. 3 miles has often been my half mile flakey patch. Must be some physiological reason for it.

And congratulations Swittle. 800 days is phenomenal (and a bit nuts, but in a good way).
Edited: 10/04/2013 at 17:29
10/04/2013 at 18:05

DunkyD - thanks.  The Iron Men are set to stay!  And a good job too.

SB and JT141 - much appreciated!  And I'll accept 'a bit nuts' gladly!

10/04/2013 at 20:41

Four mile recovery run tonight.

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