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Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 10:49

slow plod around the common for me yesterday.

31 miles for the week (and month). 727 for the year so far.

i've never done any trail or cross country races. sounds like fun.

Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 14:31

just doing deliberately slow runnign at the moment slinger to rebuild some endurance and get some mileage in the legs following a summer lay off. May think about introducing some quicker stuff in a month or two, when i've been running consistently for a bit

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Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:15

another slow, clammy plod home last night. Having a rest day today, my legs are feeling pretty tired, and don't want to ask too much of them too soon.

I can't bear to run in the heat, which is why I end up having a hiatus each summer. I wilt in the heat, whether i'm running or not, and am looking forward to the cold winter months, when I can feel the chill on my cheeks when running. Horses for courses I guess.

25 miles for the week / month. 721 miles for the year. plod plod.

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Posted: 03/09/2014 at 11:30

7.5 mile jog home last night. clammy, warm, sweaty. legs felt ok, bit heavy but fine.

17.4 miles for the week (and month). 713 for the year. slow slow slow.

Mojo gone!

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:05

i've repeatedly lost motivation following a target race. takes me a couple of months before i start to miss it, then wish i'd have continued at least to run a bit to keep things "ticking over" so I wouldn't have to regain all that lost fitness. anyway, no harm in cutting back, having a break, but if you're simply in a trough, and you need to train for a half in 6 weeks, try just telling yourself you'll lace up your trainers, nothing more, then when you've done that, you'll go out of the front door, nothing more. then after that, tell yourself that you'll start jogging, no more. Before you know it, the blood will be pumping and you'll feel into it.

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Posted: 01/09/2014 at 14:56

9.9 miles along the canal and back today. slow, steady, felt a bit sluggish, but happy to have jog as far as I have since May. I'm logging my distance, as always, in my training log, and my main target for this month is to get back into the habit of running frequently.

So far this year, number of runs per month has been: 16, 15, 12, 12, 8, 3, 1, 11

If i can get up to running on avg every other day at least, regardless of distance, I'll be happy with that.

2014 Running Goals

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 14:51

blimey, Matty, you've pushed on massively this year, well done on all your hard work, and good luck with the sub43. I imagine it won't be long away given your current form.

Mark, don't worry about not being quick, that'll come in time, keep at it consistently and enjoy your running and the rest will follow.

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Posted: 29/08/2014 at 16:42

cool, i'll be the one wearing a sombrero. or maybe not.

have you ever done a 24hour race? how do you pace yourself for that? I imagine start slowly, then slow down?

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Posted: 29/08/2014 at 16:21

remind me again B2B, it's sunday 21st you're doing your run around tooting bec track, right? I live right round the corner, and i've nothign yet planned so i'll come along and cheer you all on. for a bit. with a brew.

did another 7.5 miles this lunchtime, up to victoria park via regents canal, round the park and back. very slow. Didn't run thursday because my right knee has been hurting since tuesday. just a bit stiff, when i walk. I thought i'd try it out today with a jog and if it was painful i'd stop and turn back. anyway, after 10 mins forgot all about it, and now it's better than it was before. Go figure. perhaps a bit of blood or heat to the area has sorted it out. probably won't get chance to run over the weekend as we're visiting family out of town, so will be driving for much of it.

This leaves my total for the week at 22.5 miles, 78 for August and 696 for the year.

Enjoy your weekends one and all

Edited to remove a grocer's apostrophe.

Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:31

I keep meaning to go along to the club near me, Herne Hill Harriers. They're based at the running track round the corner from where I live, so if nothing else would be convenient. It says on their website that they cater for all standards and that you can just come along on a Tuesday and see what you think, but to join they have a membership form that needs to have a proposer and seconder for your membership, so suggests it's a bit more exclusive that the website indicates.

Anyway, plodded another 7.5 miles home last night. 15 for this week, 71 for August and 688 for the year. Knees were a little stiff again, and it felt like a slog.

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