My Last Run

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21/08/2013 at 08:55

Dunky - that sounds brutal  and deserves a well done

Wed 7.30am - 8km fields and park with the hound - steady pace

grey skies but a still morning - good running conditions for me - seem to have hit a plateau at the moment with no races planned and a lot of same paced running - maybe not a bad thing as I'm enjoying running without the numbers

keep it going everyone

21/08/2013 at 11:10

Eek for Dunky's intervals - and boo to tendonitis, SB.  Hope you're soon fixed.

Out at 7am with run bud to Coastguard Station & back down the beach, where the last high tide had brought in fields of seaweed!  Back home over the dunes, pleased that the hip pains of last night had subsided. 

21/08/2013 at 12:52

Cheers Cidlad and swittle.

SB - hope it's a speedy recovery mate. Enjoy your break and rest up!

Up at 5:30 for 12 steady miles this morning. Last 2 were tough.

Keep it up all.

Chin chin,



21/08/2013 at 17:41
Feeling for you SB. Keep getting a bit of tendonitis in my right foot/ankle myself. Have been using a little PEMF device (think it's called iheal) which has had some beneficial effect. Bought mine secondhand - one of those things people buy and if they don't get any immediate results they stick on Ebay/Amazon.

Tricky run today. Went in a loop back to where I started but felt like I was running uphill the whole way - like being in a Escher drawing. Wanted to give up a couple of times. Just one of those days. Anyway, 7miles in under 53mins.
21/08/2013 at 19:46

JT141 - I adore Escher's art

21/08/2013 at 20:18

Haven't run all week as I've been recovering from Cheddar Half Marathon (first half marathon) on Sunday in 3 hours 45 ... eeesh.  Probably the toughest run I've ever done so hoping and training for a better time for the Bristol Half in a few weeks time!

SB re tendonitis I had achilles tendonitis when I first started running that got so bad I couldn't even walk!  I took it to Physio for a few sessions and with ice/stretching it's now back on top form.  You may still get niggles after a few months though.  It might be worth getting running shoes with arch support when you start back up!

21/08/2013 at 23:13

SB- take it easy mate.  And that sounds like a bloody lot of driving!

Me- 5k race cross country with the club.  Appalling time of about 31 mins. Ho hum

22/08/2013 at 10:17

JT and swittle - you northerners are cultured!

EllaDuv - that sounds tough going, good luck for Bristol

Nessie - That's not a bad time for someone in their 40s...

4.7m recovery for me this morning. Showers and warm. Nasty.

Chin chin,


(PS - guess who noticed the bold function a couple of days ago - fast learner eh)

22/08/2013 at 13:29

Last run on Saturday 17th Aug -  10.7k 45:12 nice and easy, hoping to get out tonight for a steady 4 miler.

22/08/2013 at 20:02
"JT and swittle - you northerners are cultured!"
...and the pet whippet loves a bit of Debussy.
22/08/2013 at 21:39

Lol!  Culture vulture, me  - and I've been to Barnsley too [to run a HM many summers ago].

DunkyD - it's format city from now on!

6.30am - one of my trail & beach based routes, about 5.2 miles and more spritely than of late.

22/08/2013 at 22:27

Thur 9.00pm - 5km woodland in the dark with Fudge for company

lack of time made for a swift one this evening - might even call it a tempo run  - anyway it was good to let of a bit of steam after a less than pleasant day at work

JT - good analogy - Escher - you learn something new every day

cultured running everybody

23/08/2013 at 09:13

Cidlad - good to see Fudge getting some tempo work in too!

1 mile WU / 2 x 3miles @ HM pace (2 min rec) / 1 mile CD

23/08/2013 at 16:07
Another tricky one today. I'm not going quick enough for a quick run, but maybe too quick for a normal run. Feeling heavy, fatigued and not enjoying it. My body just isn't quite in tune with things at the moment. Perhaps I need to lay off the biscuits.
Still, 9.15 road miles in 1hr9mins.

And welcome back Water Station.
23/08/2013 at 19:01

Hello all

5 miles for me this morning.  

23/08/2013 at 22:03

0630 Up to Burbo Bank, turning at the Coastguards' Station, and down a beach scoured cleaner by a high tide.  About 50 minutes.  Cloudy, warm and still - the wind, not us!

24/08/2013 at 11:02

7am.  Last one with running buddy as she heads back to Russia tomorrow for 3 months.  Up to the Coastguard Station, then down the beach, avoiding pools & rivulets from a very high tide.  Felt like walking on water at times!  Around the Marina on the sand hills and home via soaking wet trails.  7 miles, great fun, especially meeting 5 Irish Wolfhounds by the Baths.  Four got out of a Suzuki jeep to say hello - quite magnificent - and so wise & gentle.

Here's an Iron Man with balaclava to protect from the mist & drizzle.


24/08/2013 at 13:54

I run at dawn and dawn is a little later now than it was when I was enjoying the light of mid June. This morning I managed to run for thirty seconds; I'd built my hopes up for a run to be considerably longer after having a ten day period off. In fact it wasn't thirty seconds-I walked for twenty five paces then ran the same and did this as a repetition. Good going huh? Then the pain came back in my calf and I knew the damned thing was still not ready! Thirty five years of running in the blood and not running doesn't seem right. I consider how Ron Hill has managed to run EVERY day for donkeys years even when he has had really bad things wrong with him! I COULD go out everyday and jog for twenty five paces and it would be ok but it's the distance and time out that I crave! Another two weeks before a real attempt again! Patience is something I really learned when I had PF and I'm drawing on that patience now. I can still say sh**! though.

24/08/2013 at 15:28

SY3 - hope you get to post some positive runs in the weeks to come

Sat 1.00pm - (2km easy - 4km hard - 2km easy)

didn't feel to bad - will have to get a parkrun in soon - some unfinished business with a 5k pb to sort out

longer run tomorrow and thoughts of stepping up the training come September

good Bank Holiday running everyone  


24/08/2013 at 18:15

Afternoon everyone. Some good running going on here.

Well, I'm now back from my two weeks in heaven (Southern France), and to paraphrase The Smiths, am bloody miserable now.

I fell into a general rhythm of running two mornings, then resting for one. I was covering between 10 and 13 miles per day, alternating between LSR and Tempo pace along beautiful purpose build bike and walking paths through woods and along beaches. I managed to synch my last few runs so that they ended just as the pool complex opened and stripped down to my tri shorts and went for a swim to cool down.

No rain for two weeks and it was 32C when I left. 16C and raining when I got home.

I think I'll go out and run my favourite cross country course tomorrow, the mud may help bring me back down to earth.

BTW Steve, Tim Noakes (Lore of Running) reckons that Ron Hill is a perfect example of somebody who should have trained LESS so don't feel bad if you can't train due to injury or overtraining.


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