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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 09:39

Shades, from the blurb of the talk I'm going to it says that all profits got to charity, and at £12 a ticket I didn't think it was too bad.  I managed to get seats on the second row so should be good hopefully.

Regarding late nights/early mornings I just can't do it anymore.  I was totally shattered when I got home on Monday, slept very well, but was still like a zombie on Tuesday.  I had stuff to do on Tuesday, but that was just making me more irritable  I'm a bit more with it today though, thankfully!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 15:21

Hi all - some good running going on as always.  Good luck Jugula and Khani this weekend.

I'm back after my weekend away in London with Steph.  She (and London) have tired me out!    I need to get back on the running as I've missed a couple of sessions.  We were supposed to run on Sunday, but that didn't happen after a late night (3:30am....I'm too old for those shenanigans) on Saturday.  I was supposed to run last night but was too tired and have been busy today, so definitely back to it tomorrow.

I noticed Jo Pavey is doing a talk in Exeter in January, so I've booked tickets to see that.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 14:28

SK, we didn't get to the parkrun as we both overslept, but we did go for a run along the river later in the morning.  A nice 6-miles in the sun.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 23:29

Hi Shades, we actually went to the show today in the end as I could't get tickets for tomorrow.  We had great seats and really enjoyed it  We're doing Winter Wonderland tomorrow now, and we booked tickets to go and see a gig at Earl's Court (Bombay Bicycle Club is the name of the band - Steph's never heard of them, but I quite like them).

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:34

Well, I got my run in - quite cold, but enjoyable.  I am fairly sure Steph said it was a canal but it was the River Lea I ran along.  She lives about 0.5 miles from the river and I just did 6-miles (3-miles out and back).  

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 08:28

Hi all, thanks for the comments about the pics.  There is some good running going on as usual.  I think everyone has left the house for work, so I'm going to potter about and then get out for a run myself.  Probably 6 in total along the canal.

A couple of weeks ago or so I mentioned Rome.  Well, that's all booked now.  A friend kindly sorted it all out as I didn't like the thought of actively planning and booking a trip like that without Claire, but it's all done now.  I just have to remember to turn up a the correct airport on the correct day!

SK, no I didn't use the selfie stick for those  Just a long arm!

Clag, that sounds good about the show then.  I hope we can get tickets.  After my run, I'll be off down to Leicester Square to one of the booths there to try and get tickets for tomorrow.  We're going to Winter Wonderland this evening, which should be good. Bratwursts and German beer is great!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 15:36

I've arrived in London fine and just waiting for Steph at a pub.

I created a little collage of the pics from our run


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 07:51

Hi all,

I had a "strange run" yesterday.  You may recall Steph got a GFA, but she is really struggling with motivation at the moment.  She runs at strange (for me) times, but I stupidly suggested we do a run together (bearing in mind we're 200 miles apart), so we did that at 9pm last night.  We took before, during and after pics and shared them. It was quite good actually.  It was only 4 miles, but it got us both out the door.  I know we were both thinking about Claire; personally, I was thinking of Claire laughing at Steph and I being apart but running together and it brought a smile to my face.

I'm off up to London today for a few days staying with Steph, so looking forward to that.  I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to find all the Xmas decs/festivities, but I hope I'll be fine.  Steph lives near a canal so I'm hoping to do at least one run along there, plus we're aiming to do Finsbury Park parkrun, but we'll see how all that goes; we planned to do parkrun last time I was there, but it didn't happen.  We've lots planned, including hoping to go and see "The Curious Incidient of the dog in the Night-time" theatre show.  I've read the book and it's amongst my favourites, so if we can get tickets we'll go to that I think.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 21:43

Shades, thanks, I'll give that a go.  It sound a bit similar to skiing; basically, the idea with skiing is to lean forward when going down hill, which took me a bit of getting used to on the first attempts.

I went out for a nice 10-miler with 3 people from the club today (including VR).  It was a nice run out.  Quite flat, but it meant we could trot along at a conformable pace and we were all chatting all the way around.  I'll try and sort out another one soon, but I don't think it will be next week as I'm supposed to be in London.

After that, I went to the cinema with mother-in-law to see The Imitation Game, which was very good and MiL liked it as well.  She hasn't been to the cinema for ages, and I wanted to see the film so I asked her to come along with me.  It's a good film I think.  Without giving anything away at all, it's about Alan Turing and being a bit of a computer geek I knew all about him anyway.  The company I work for (BT) used to have a big presence at Bletchley Park (we used to do training days there; not sure if we still do) and the place has a certain aura about it.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 08:26
On this talk of forefoot running etc. I've been trying to do that (or at least mid foot running) over the last few weeks, but I have what I suppose is a basic question.

I seem ok doing it on the flat or uphill but instinctively go to heel strike on downhill. Should I look to address this? If going for a mid/forefoot strike should I do that on downhill as well?
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