Alistair Fitzgerald

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Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: Today at 18:03


Sorry quick visit...

Ecky-Good to here from you here. Really impressed with your achievements in 2015. Keep going!!

Jude-Have a great break.

Franny-It has been cold down south as well.

MC-Hope youa re ok?

This week did a 4 miler on Tuesday and managed to get my wallet stolen where I parked- £30 ish fault as stupid old man forgot to look his car!! 3 miles Thursday,7 Friday and 12.7 today. But....I am still so slow..9.10 minute miles today and it was hard work!! Telling myself I will get quikcer and that will get used to long distances again!!

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:20

Afternoon all,

Jude-My daughters seem to get a lot of homework, but, my youngest step son deosn't seem to get much. Eldest is 16 so she is doing her exams in the summer, youngest daughter is 13. They are both good at getting on with it! 15 year old step son less so. He is doing my head in at the moment by his total obsession with the xbox!! Thankfully he is at his dad's this weekend! Hope you had  agood run with your eldest.

MC-Sounds like you have a similat time tabel as me. I have the Brighton 1/2 22/2 and then the London Martahon. Would like to be able to do a 15+ before Brighton.

Franny-Hi 98 days to go!!!!!  

Well did the Park Run yesterday 25.52 so a bit slow- didn't hope that a child pushed past me and took my time!!!! 12 miles this morning- found it hard,but, did it so pleased with that. Leg seems ok!!  

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 14:45


Oops sorry for not reporting in!!

Jude-Good to here from you. Hope your daughter does well in her exam.

MC-Well done on your run.

Franny-All of this speed work!! You are going to be a speedy lady at London

Well did 4 miles on Tuesday with bootcamp after, 3.2 yesterday and a further 6 miles with the ladies this morning. Then hoping to return to the Park Run tomorrow! Sounds like it is going to be chilly tomorrow morning! 

On Sunday I am thinking about doing a 11 miler or so- need to get into marathon mode!!


Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 13:51


Well done on your 12 miler Franny and MC on your 4 miler.

Resting today after 10.1 miles yesterday - 1st double figure run since beginning of November.

Miserable day down here.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 18:46


Franny-Yes I managed 8.3 miles with the ladies + one guy!! A little slow but I am not suffering from it today. Planning another run with the club tomorrow- perhaps 10!! Weighed myself yesterday and was somewhat dimayed that I had gone from 11 6 to 12 stone inthe three weeks since I last wighed myself. Not imprssed!!! tIt can be nice running in the snow before it turns to sludge. Good to here that you have mastered the Garmin.

MC-Sounds like you are recovering. I have been doing a lot of walking over the lasy couple of months instead of running.  

Bye for now time to make Mrs AF fajitas!

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 16:53

Was going to run 1st thing this morning,but, at 7.30 am it was still pitch dark and torrential rain- though the better of it!!!

Running with the ladies tomorrow and a run at the weekend.

Next week I will get 4 runs in + will probably run from my office at 8.00am when it lightens up. Hate these dark mornings.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 11:51

Franny- The auto lap should record each mile split. It may not be quite set up properly. I remember my 1st run with the 220 and hadn't set up auto lap properly. Can't help you without seeing the watch. Best to look at the tutorials or google DC rainmaker  for an online tutorial. Sorry I can't be of more help. Well done on your 11 miles.

MC-Hope you are feeling better today?

3.25 miles yesterday and a killer bootcamp. Will run again tomorrow - still being sensible. Just want to do a 20 mile week this week as a bit short of time. 

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 09:50


Jude-Good to see you have your suns running with you.Hope they continue to enjoy it. Enjoy your two weeks off.

MC-Hope you feel better today. 

Hi Franny

7.3 miles yesterday and pleased to report that I felt comfortable with minimal pain and am not paying for it today. Also my 1st 20 mile week since beginning of November. Fingers crossed I am back and will now start to build up the mileage over the next few weeks and start focusing on the London Marathon. 

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 16:43

Happy New Year...

Franny-The Garmin 220 is great. My 1st run with it was strange as being a typical man  I didn't read the instructions!!!  We also had a very quite NY as Lisa is still recovering from her op. 

I have a manged to run every day this year so far 3.2 yesterday & 6.5 this morning. Fingers crossed that I am ready for marathon training. Going to be sensible and build up my distance. May do Park Run tomorrow - although the weather forecast is rubbish!! 

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 14:43

MC- I have the Garmin 220. The 920XY series are for triathletes I think so if I was one I think I would want one!!! I hate the slippy ice after snow freezes. Enjoy the turbo.

1st run since Christmas Eve- 3.2 miles and seemed pain free so heres hoping! Will be doing my best to ease back in. 

Can't get my head around long distances at the moment, but, need to get into long run mode in the next few weeks as a lead up to the London Marathon.



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