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Wednesday 20th April

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 23:37

Well, I love it here. I am very much in the outskirts of town but can't remember the actual place name.  Whatever, it's beautiful and I have added it to places I'd like to live!

Two runs today, each of more than 4 miles.  Big breakfasts and 3 course meals make calorie burning a necessity!

Just checked Google maps and its Shirrell Heath and Wickham I am at.  

Monday 18th April 2016

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 21:02

Evening,  no running today, legs a bit sore.  Good to be back at work though, I could used to this Head role.

Heading to Southampton tomorrow for a conference.  Looks like a great hotel, will try and get some runs in while down there.

Lyrics, nope!

Sunday 17th April 2016

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 17:14

Afternoon all.  I foolishly went out for a long run today of over 20 miles, despite not doing more than 12 for a long time!  Added to it was the ascent which was tough.  Really enjoyed it up until 15 miles and then kinda hit the wall, struggling and jog/walking the last 6 miles.  Still, it was an adventure and I'm glad I did it!


Well done today Poppy, saw your stats on Strava, glad you enjoyed it so much.

Bad luck chicksta, you just need to take as long as it takes to get better (says me, who never follows that advice).  I hope you get it sorted soon.

dibs, hope the thumb, and everything else, gets better.

Lyrics, nope.

Sunday 10th April 2016

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:22

I hope your foot is okay chicksta.

Wabo, thoughts are with you. 

OL, this is sounding good from the commentary of the others - looking forward to reading your report.

Dustin, I always run .01 of a mile over my target distance, just in case the Garmin adjusts downwards!

12.01 miles today, down to Bridge of Allan and around Stirling Uni campus.  Lots of birds around today (feathered variety...)

Lyrics, nope.

Saturday 9th April 2016

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 13:44

Well done parkrunners.

8.6 miles early this afternoon.  Good run, enjoyed the second half, even though it was mostly uphill,  

Lyrics, nope.

Friday 8th April 2016

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 15:34

Happy Birthday LMH.  Hope you have a splendid day.

Rest day today, well earned.  Last night at the club it was 15 minutes of sprint the straight, jog the bend, on the track followed by 15 mins of shuttle runs which are bas run hard for 17 secs then get 34 secs recovery while your teammates do it.  Very sore this morning around the inner thigh and hips but it's good to be back with the club.  6 days training in a row too - I feel I can work to get things back on track now.

Lyrics - yes!

Wednesday 6th April

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 16:07

Interesting comments re: equality.  I'll keep a wee eye on the story.

10 miles easy this afternoon in the sunshine mostly but also one brutally cold shower.

Lyrics, yes, one of my favourites.

Tuesday 5th April 2016

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 21:14

Well, that was fun.  Started off trying to do hill reps with my normal group - gave up after 3 and joined the track group. Did 3 sets of back-to-back 150m reps - 3,4 and 4 with 5 mins in between.  Really enjoyed it and might make track reps my thing this summer.  

Lyrics, nope.

Tuesday 5th April 2016

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 18:34

I'm off to the club! First time in months

Monday 4th April 2016

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 10:40

Awesome running yesterday LMH, great report.

Hilly, sorry to read that you had that experience, hope it all mends.

Dustin, sounds like a bit of an epic trial race, good effort.

I ran a remarkable race on Saturday.  It was the Dunoon ride+run but I was only running.  First time I have done an event like this.  The race started whenever each runner was ready - you just scan your barcode onto a wee machine and off you go! First section was flat and about 2.7 miles.  I got lost on this section and lost a good two minutes of time.  My mile pace was 6:20 except for the bit I got lost on, which was 8:20 as I wandered around looking for the lady with the barcode machine!  Silly me, entirely my own fault.  After that, you get to take as long as you want to get to the next section, which was an undulating trail run of about 0.8 miles.  I ran well on this bit and didnt get lost!  The third section was superb - just over 2 laps of Dunoon stadium, old blaze track, used to train on it 30 years ago and it hadn't changed.  Memories of my youth powered me round and I actually won this section overall, managed the 0.56 miles in 2:45.  Loved it - genuinely felt on top of the world.   It was a long walk/jog to the final section, a mixed terrain. 2.1 miler and I flew along, finishing first and officially opening the renovated Dunoon pier!!  Microphone pointed at me straight away - too knackered to talk properly.  Because of the nature of the event, even though I was first finished, I ended up 4th overall, about 90 seconds behind the winning time.  If only I hadn't got lost!!!  

Another day I will never forget and a highlight of my running life. That's three in the last year - and I am not even that fit!!

Happy days

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