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26/10/2012 at 22:17

Hi all

I'm still taking part in the challenge, although at a much lower level than you mileage monsters! However, I'm really pleased that I have achieved my first ever 100 mile month. All being well I should be able to add another 15 before the end of the month. That's quite pleasing seeing as 18 months ago I couldn't even run for a bus!


27/10/2012 at 11:50

Great stuff Gary, 100m month is a big target to hit and a great progression in 18mths. I'm sure when we started all of us took awhile to rack up 3 figure monthly mileage for the first time. And every extra mile you put in over the previous month is extra performance for the team in my book (and 100m is well up on the monthly averages of both teams)  Keep going

That piqued my interest, just looked back and I broke my first 100m month back in Nov 2003 when I decided I'd try and take my running on a bit to do a marathon. Took me another 4.5 years to record a 200m month, still never got near 300!

Just about to head out for mine now, snow on the ground in the Wolds and sleet forecast so I've giving my new odlo baselayer a bit of a test today.

Edited: 27/10/2012 at 12:00
27/10/2012 at 16:05
Will log my miles when I get home tomorrow, but Snowdonia mars done and dusted
28/10/2012 at 15:15

Gary, as has already been said, that's a great target to have hit. I see that you and me are quite close to each other in the rankings.

I got another 10 in today, taking me to 116, so hoping I'll get past my 120 target for the month.

Jason, well done on Snowdonia!

DE, I take it the knee is holding out ok.

28/10/2012 at 16:54

Logged- we've got top 3 spots at the moment- but still behind....

28/10/2012 at 16:57

Hello again,

13.42 miles done and dusted this morning bringing my total for the month to 114.17. It looks like I'll only get one more run in before the end of the month so will end around 117 or 118.

I'm absolutely loving my running at the moment, not sure if it's the new running shoes or the additional mileage but I set a second new PB for the half marathon distance this morning, I've managed to knock 9 minutes off of it in the last couple of weeks, I'm not quick by any stretch of the imagination and it's come down from 2.25 to 2.16. I'm faster at 52 than I was at 42!

28/10/2012 at 18:29
Gary- it's the mileage
Well done!
28/10/2012 at 18:35
DE- piqued my interest too. I checked and I started running in Jan 09 and didn't get to a 3 figure month until Feb , 200 m wasn't until May, 300 m was Jan 2010, 400m Aug 2010 and 500m Jan 2012 ( only month of 500)
28/10/2012 at 18:38


I haven't really kept up with the thread but have been posting my miles. Was doing really well until I got injured, oh well. I have shaved 12 minutes off my 10K time lately so was really pleased. Why is that when things are just beginning to get better I go and get injured?

gary well done, just remember it isn't how quick you are relative to other people, it is keeping your own fitness and seeing your own prgress that is important


28/10/2012 at 22:15

Logged my 26.2 from Beachy Head. Finished on 4:47. Really pleased and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought.

29/10/2012 at 08:49

CR, good run! How was the ground? As we've had a bit of rain lately, wondered if it was muddy / general slide on the chalk, or not too bad underfoot 

Gary, well done on bringing the HM time down 

mathschick, if you're anything like me, it's because when things are going well, I often push on just a bit more than I should  Hope things get sorted soon for you though.

Waves to all

29/10/2012 at 09:12

I ran Beachy in trail shoes but the ground was definitely firm enough to have done it comfortably in road shoes. I couple of the chalky areas were a bit slippery but not enough to cause any problems.

Hope to go out tomorrow for a short run to try and get my legs going again so should be posting a few more miles before the months up.

Edited: 29/10/2012 at 09:14
29/10/2012 at 12:02

CR- well done

No running for me today because I am finding it hard enough to walk!!!

29/10/2012 at 12:32

Well done all, whether marathons, halves or 10k's, some HUGGEEE PBs Wish I'd got out earlier and got more miles in Saturday now. I was concerned about the knee, especially as rain/sleet/snow had made trails v.muddy, but never got any worse and feels better today than has for two over weeks.

29/10/2012 at 12:36
jason d wrote (see)
DE- piqued my interest too. I checked and I started running in Jan 09 and didn't get to a 3 figure month until Feb , 200 m wasn't until May, 300 m was Jan 2010, 400m Aug 2010 and 500m Jan 2012 ( only month of 500)

Only you

29/10/2012 at 12:55

Get well soon Mathschick - I agree with juggler, I'm a fairly cautious trainer and figure I'm never as close to being injured as when I'm upping the miles and running at new limits. These days I try and keep my baseline fairly high (30's) and then I'm never upping miles to a massive extent week-on-week. It took awhile to get to that baseline, I've done gradually more each year, but if I work from that I seem to be reducing injury occurance or severity every year.

Speaking of progressing training, that made me have a look at my mileasge logs and I'm close to my biggest year yet.

2004 = 748, 976, 1118, 1411, 1369, 1792, 1863, 1975,....

2012 = 1943 and not out, I'm coming for you 2000

Edited: 29/10/2012 at 12:58
29/10/2012 at 13:41

Well done JD on Snowdon marathon. I'm not sure why but my legs don't feel too bad - I have been having a good soak in a hot bath morning and evening and it seems to have stopped the stiffness developing to much (it was quite an effort geting up this moening and goin down the stairs before having the bath though).

I'm glad I to say I had two PB's on Saturday, one for Beachy Head and one for marathons (It does help that it was my first for each!!!)

30/10/2012 at 07:22
CR- well done! No PBs here!
Got a course best though- 5 mins faster than last year
Ran 4.15m yesterday - slow, painful and not pretty- especially on the downhills....OUCH!
30/10/2012 at 09:37

Didn't get out this morning - will be going for 4-5 miles tomorrow am hopefully. Legs feeling a lot beter today, just rght ankle hurting a bit where I think I must have had the laces done up a little too tight.

Already looking at what race I can do next year - possible Eton Dorney HM February, Sussex Coast M March, Trail Wales M June And of course Beachy in October again.

30/10/2012 at 13:11

Short of time yestrday so only 4.15 grabbed in lunchhour before lunch. Hope for sopme more tonight. Don't suppose anybody has about 150m to log do they? Would about level it out going into last day..... I fear the fetchies are too good again

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