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Thursday 21st August 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 19:57

Lyrics - yes!

8 miles earlier this evening in 58 mins.  Decent run although legs still feeling tired.  Rest day tomorrow! 

 Back at work right now and you can tell I'm entirely focused on the job at hand haha!

Wednesday 20th August

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:47
lol birkmyre, no more booze for me until after my next race - which is on Saturday! Killin 10K promises to be very scenic.

It was good today - there is no doubt in my mind that all the upper body strength stuff I am doing for the first time in my life is actually making a difference in terms of hills and against the wind.

Wednesday 20th August

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 18:21

Yes, it must have been a dodgy burger! 

Great session Dustin, sounds tough!

6 miles Inc 20 x 1 min fast, 1 min slow. Good going. 

Lyrics, nope!

Tuesday 19th August 2014

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:42
Aye! I didnt even realise I had overdone it but was very, very, ill.

Tuesday 19th August 2014

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:03
Unfortunately, enjoyed a little too much of the free wine last night - today has not been a good day!!

Anyway, managed to stumble along for 5 miles tonight, trying to get the last of the evil out of my system. I will hopefully sleep well tonight.

Lyrics, yes!

Monday 18th August 2014

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:46

Morning!  5 miles before brekkie this morning, recovery run.  Will have no time to train later as their is a barbecue with free wine after work.

Yesterday's lyrics were Queen - Breakthru.  

Lyrics - nope.

Sunday 17th August 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:44

Well done OH and to your own OH!  

Back to work tomorrow, gladly.  7 weeks is too long.

Sunday 17th August 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 13:47

Well...that was a race of two halves!  Two good halves though, just very, very different!

Here is the profile of the route - cruel in the extreme!

 Added to that, the strong wind was blowing us out to the halfway point anddirectly against us for the last 5.5 miles.

The race started, uphill for first half mile - just took it easy, slotted into about 12th position - up and over for a first mile of 6:24 or so.  Taking advantage of the downhill and helpful wind, I knew I better leave something for the return but was still able to comfortably move up to 6th by halfway, after several 6 min miles. The fun was yet to begin, of course!

Turned around and started battling up the hill against the wind - absolutely brutal - almost immediately lost a place and about 100 yards on a chap from Perth. Kept calm though, just assuming that hills were his 'thing' and just fought hard at my own pace.  Was stunned to see mile 7 as 7:49 but not disappointed - the contrast between mile 5 (5:52) was epic!  At this stage, I thought it was remarkable that no-one else had caught me but everyone must have been feeling the same way.  I dug in and worked so, so hard in miles 8-11.  Everytime there was a flat but, I just pushed and pushed; everytime the wind dipped slightly, I increased my speed, only to be blasted seconds later, but that was fine.  I was really pleased with my ability to 'fight' today and I was gaining ground on the chap who overtook me at halfway.  He heard me at about 10.5 miles though and was able to put some distance between us by the end. So I finished in 72:31 in 7th position - delighted with the run in every sense and pleased that the runner in 8th was a long, long way back.

Here are the mile times to show the contrast.

 A great race - I'll be back next year!

Sunday 17th August 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 07:13

Morning all. 

I am up and about early, preparing for the Sherrifmuir 11 today.  My pre-race routine includes eating 3 hours before the start, drinking an extra 2 pints of water and walking the dog!  

What do others do before races?

OH, enjoy the half today and same goes for anyone else racing.  

Saturday 16th August 2014

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 13:05
Alehouse, it certainly is a bit nippy out! Hope you feel better tomorrow.

Forever, the forecast is very windy and the race is about 1000ft above sea level which of course means higher winds up there - oof!!
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