Latest posts by Auranya

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Couch to Ultra

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 21:29

Went out this evening for a run, equipped the head torch and took the dog with me. Had a couple of slight inclines and a descent. The dog was very good and I think he really enjoyed himself (he's a lab cross springer spaniel) so will probably take him again. The moon was really lovely tonight.

Couch to Ultra

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:04

Another run this afternoon taking the scenic route to pick the kids up from school including a steep hill. 

I'm lucky with the Stort 30 as it's a fairly flat route along a canal but it can get rather muddy and slippery depending on the weather. 

RunningMax, I'm not asking whether it is possible to run an ultra in an under a year, I'm just reporting in on my journey  I have a marathon plan that takes me to June the 29th, there is a 26.5 mile race that I have my eye on, the trouble is that the race is on the day after my brother-in-law's wedding.... After all if Booktrunk can run a Marathon in 22 weeks, anything is possible! And a 30 miler is not much further after all. 

Couch to Ultra

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:19

I'm almost a beginner runner, I started last year on the Couch to 5k programme with the intention of running Brighton this April but had an op in June with a delayed recovery and then discovered I have endometriosis. Am now back to reasonable health With medication and really really want to run my local ultra the Stort 30 in October!

I'm a 33 year old overweight female (am losing slowly), I go walking & geocaching on a regular basis so not entirely unfit.

I restarted the couch to 5k today on week 4 and ran 1.5 miles. Sore calfs but that's to be expected. My aim is to report on here after every run, hopefully won't bore you guys too much!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 10:04

Mowser - I think I saw you the other day just after four, you were coming down the hill past Amwell View and I was going up on the return from the co-op. Hope you're feeling well.

Hope everyone is ok after the wind/floods.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 21:35

Mowzer - Hope you feel better soon, make sure you take it easy and get eldest daughter to look after you 

Am still running, although I did stop for a little while due to some tablets I was on but am now steadily following my marathon plan for April (Feb definitely out of the question). I am hoping I will pick up speed soon as I'm still rather slow, I believe Brighton has a cut off time wise 

I need to find a good running route for when my mileage increases over 6-7. Not sure whether to stick to the river path or look for alternative routes.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 17:03

Sorry been away from internet for a while. 

Running is still going although a little slower then planned. Have signed up for a Spring marathon so really need to get my finger out and make sure I train regularly. Am on plan for a february marathon but haven't yet signed up for that one just in case.

I had a really lovely run on Saturday but on Monday my legs felt really heavy and horrible. I wasn't sure if it was because I ran in the morning rather than the evening.

Still not bumped into you Mowser!

When is Chester? I come from North Wales originally and have friends in Chester so am very tempted to consider a marathon there.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 07:25

Ok'ish run yesterday but legs were hurting quite a bit. I did walk to the next town for some shopping that day and the day before went on 5-6 mile walk geocaching. I've not been sleeping too well either. Fingers crossed the next run will go much better.

However the change in temperature has been much appreciated!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 10:19

Had a slightly longer but slower run yesterday evening. It was rather humid and I went out slightly earlier than usual. Might go for another run tonight if it cools down sufficiently.

Regarding sleep I always find I sleep better if I've run that day.


Looking forward to hearing about Berlin!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:29

Lee Valley Path near Waltham Abbey woman in her 20's - 30's (a jogger) was attacked and I think raped judging by the mercury's latest post about it. 

More frighteningly another woman has been attacked closer to home on the New River Path in Hoddesdon somewhere. 

One of the children always come with me so far but when the evenings start drawing in and my mileage needs to be longer it's not going to be practical to take them with me 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 13:32

Have had an interest spate of runs lately having been drenched through, almost tripped over by an inconsiderate dog owner and had my picture taken by some weirdo on a moored narrow boat.

Mowzer - will look out for you. Have been mainly running along the river in the opposite direction to you but will soon be changing direction as my runs get longer. Not sure where to head to as am a bit nervy after that jogger was attacked downstream from us. Hope you feel better soon and glad you managed to finish the course.

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