Catalin Bond

Latest posts by Catalin Bond

1 to 10 of 1,567

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:55

65.5 still slightly off target but higher than any monthly mileage for 2014!

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 20:37

46.5 miles done. Still slightly off schedule (at current rate I'd have 940 for the year) but there's time to pick it up!

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 23:05

I'm already slightly behind shedule - 28 miles so far. Got a couple of half marathons coming up so will hipefully have a few good weeks.

Too cold to sleep after training days

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 22:38

I'm always cold when I first go to bed. I use a hot water bottle, as Screamapillar says, it's easy to kick away when/if you get too hot.

Which MP3/Ear phone combo?

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 23:12

I also have Yurbuds. Great that they stay in your ears - I've caught the wire with my arm and managed not to pull them out!

Downsides - the sound quality isn't great (but is ok). I find using them with headband, I can hear the headband rubbing on them. I also find the controller not as good as the one that comes with ipod - I often find I pause the music when I mean to change the volume.

Running review of 2014

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:44
  • Miles completed? A poor 690 (was aiming for 1000)
  • Where/when/who with have most your runs been? Most runs have been in the streets of Leeds, on my own in the eveninigs.
  • Best run? Probably last runs across London before moving. I quite enjoyed the fact my run commute took me from Waterloo across Hyde Park.
  • Worst run? Tripping on a tree route and landing heavily on my knees and face 6 miles into an 11 mile training run.
  • Any injuries? Not really. Odd niggle in right foot that has been ongoing throughout 2014.
  • Running achievements? Nothing major this year.
  • Number of races? 2 x HM, 1 x 10k, 1 x ParkRun
  • Best race? Got to be Leeds half marathon as I finally beat my pb after 4 years trying. Was well organised, had pacers at 5 min intervals (finish times), and despite 5000 finishes and me stating near the back, it never felt overcrowded and was easy to get going at my own pace from the start.
  • Worst race? Croydon Half marathon. Feel a bit bad saying it as it was a well organised small race, but the route was a bit dull; around residential streets then along main roads.
  • Any pbs? Half marathon. Was 7 seconds off 5K pb.
  • Best new piece of kit? New Garmin 210. Doesn’t do as much as my previous 305, but is smaller and lighter, and I never used most the features anyway.
  • Any purchases you regret? A pair of lightweight trainers. Whenever I used them any small niggles seemed to intensify. They’ve mostly sat on the shoe rack.
  • Mostly been listening to? BBC 6music on iplayer radio ap.
  • Goals for 2015? This will be the year I make 1000 miles (it has been my goal for last 3 years and most I’ve done is just over 700). I’d also like to do a sub 2 hour half marathon.

Running review of 2014

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 16:42
  • Miles completed?
  • Where/when/who with have most your runs been?
  • Best run?
  • Worst run?
  • Any injuries?
  • Running achievements?
  • Number of races?
  • Best race?
  • Worst race?
  • Any pbs?
  • Best new piece of kit?
  • Any purchases you regret?
  • Mostly been listening to?
  • Goals for 2015?


You know you are old when ....

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 15:37

You text  your OH from the work Christmas party saying; "I've been convinced to go to town to prove I'm not old." And then somehow avoid going out...


Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 13:36

Haven't done my final tot up but probably did about 800 in 2014

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 13:36

This has been my (failed) challenge for the last 3 years! maybe 2015 will be the gear I make it!

1 to 10 of 1,567

Discussions started by Catalin Bond

Running review of 2014

Feel free to add your own questions and answers - I'll read them if no one else does! 
Replies: 4    Views: 297
Last Post: 07/01/2015 at 16:49

Faceplanted the pavement this evening

Fellow runner just ran on by! 
Replies: 31    Views: 1961
Last Post: 13/05/2014 at 15:20

Black running gear

Replies: 20    Views: 1075
Last Post: 30/10/2013 at 16:38

Forgotten running stuff

I can't be other only one! 
Replies: 47    Views: 4138
Last Post: 18/11/2013 at 16:05

Bucchus Half marathon

Anyone else doing this? 
Replies: 15    Views: 417
Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 23:35

Funny signs

Replies: 14    Views: 731
Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 16:54

I saw a mouse, where? there on the stair....

Well actually in the kitchen.  
Replies: 26    Views: 972
Last Post: 13/05/2013 at 16:49

Nice cup of tea

How do you have yours? 
Replies: 56    Views: 1257
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 15:41

Garmin 305

problems retreiving data from device 
Replies: 7    Views: 542
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 21:20

Richmond Riverside Spring 10k

Mar 23 2013 
Replies: 0    Views: 202
Last Post: 18/03/2013 at 23:14

Selling stuff second hand online

Dilemma. Hope you good people can help! 
Replies: 19    Views: 1068
Last Post: 14/02/2013 at 15:58

Ironman Busselton

Anyone doing this? 
Replies: 8    Views: 650
Last Post: 09/12/2012 at 17:38

Kitten live feed

If you like cats this is the cutest thing 
Replies: 89    Views: 3646
Last Post: 24/01/2013 at 00:28

car insurance

everyone knows women get better quotes...right? 
Replies: 11    Views: 575
Last Post: 29/08/2012 at 19:33

Stupid places to run

What are yours?  
Replies: 14    Views: 648
Last Post: 25/07/2012 at 12:46
1 to 15 of 60 threads