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Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 22:21

Congrats to MS B2B. I didn't realise until I got home Saturday that I missed a 5k pb by just 4 seconds....ah well....always next time. 

Good luck with the Enduro, I presume it's a certain amount of time you have in which to complete as many miles as possible? 

You'll be fine 330. I came back from my hols last year and ran my first ever sub 50 10k that same evening, probably carrying around 4/5lbs extra. You'll have plenty of time to get back into it.

Under 4 weeks to go until my marathon now, my last long run this weekend (well Monday actually as we have a very busy weekend and I've some time off work next week so delaying the 20 miler by a day). 

I've a tough 10 miler tomorrow with 10 x 800m.....good old Yasso 800's . Should give me a good idea of my marathon time apparently. I'll see how it goes. Just shy of 6 miles tonight with some fast strides at the end in my new shoes. 

May – 77.31

2015 - 550.13


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Posted: 18/05/2015 at 18:16

LOL Grendel..... If only!!! 1:59 for a steady 13.1....


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Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:49

Good run 330. You're going well now. 

Schedule said 15 or HM, took the slightly shorter option as it was 7pm by the time I laced up my shoes. Found it tough running alone tonight. First 8 miles were hilly and still managed to get round in a steady 1:59. Felt pretty good afterwards although it was a bit of a slog at times. Practised fuelling and need to be a little quicker as each stop (had two) added a minute to those miles.

May – 71.59

2015 - 544.41


Starting again from the beginning!

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 12:35

Got behind with the thread....promise to catch up one evening this weekend. Had a Sunday off last week. Woke up very tired. Decided rest was best. Had Monday off as usual. Tuesday should have run...but didn't. Three days rest, nailed a 9 mile tempo run Wednesday but tired Thursday so day off again. Short 3.5m run with Mrs JR Friday which felt okay but a little sluggish. 

Woke up this morning feeling energised.  A few early(ish) nights and rest appear to have worked. I think the Hartland Heartbreaker two weeks ago clearly took much more out of me than I thought. I have to say that others who ran it have all confirmed my suspicions that it's without doubt the toughest run I've ever done, including the Grizzly. Went along to Parkrun this morning and although not feeling quite up to speed managed a decent 23ish minutes. Think I was just over rather than under but a good run after a crap week. Will run 15 or so miles tomorrow. 

Hello Grendel, good to see you on the thread but not good to hear about the calf....

Good to hear you're all on the mend and building back up Janey, Rob and 330. Fingers crossed we're all moving forwards now. 

May – 58.49

2015 - 531.31

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Posted: 09/05/2015 at 12:23

Parkrun this morning with Mrs JR and the children. I ran with my daughter, who for the first two miles, was absolutely cruising. I was sceptical as to whether she could keep it up but just let her run her own pace. She tired over the last mile and just missed a pb but a lovely run with a lovely group of people at Killerton.

May – 42.63

2015 - 515.45

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Posted: 08/05/2015 at 22:59

I've read Feet In The Clouds Janey. A brilliant book 




Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:20

Saintbarca, my marathon (Yeovil) is also on the 14th June. I've done a HM, 2 x 18m and have my first 20 miler this Sunday. Hope you're beck on track this weekend. I'm also running a half next Sunday although not an event, want to give it a good go and give myself a good idea of what can be expected time wise for my marathon.

Martin, that's 5 hours better than my marathon time as I'm yet to run one!

Finished April with 150 miles. Ran the Hartland Heartbreaker last weekend which was superb, off road coastal running at it's best. 4 Tuesday, 7 wednesday and 10 today to kickstart May.

May – 39.18

2015 - 512.00



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Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:07

Fingers crossed for you Clag. Come back strong!

Running well Stephen...but not quite Carling....i'm above you again! 

Only 98 miles...lol...

I ended up with 150 miles in April, my biggest ever month. Kicked off May with the Hartland Heartbreaker, 18 miles of coastal brutality, wonderful off road running. 4 miles Tuesday, 7 Wednesday and 10 today. 


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Posted: 08/05/2015 at 19:02

Another 10 miles in the bank. Bit of a slog to start with but got into a nice rhythm and ran the last 8 miles at marathon pace (approx 9mm). Came across three runners, all smiled and said hello. Also came across three dog walkers, was too much trouble for any of them to speak and they clearly didn't want t share the path. In my part of the world where it's common place not to see anyone for 5-10 miles on certain routes you'd think people could  acknowledge each other. What a sad world some people live in. Maybe they need a good run

May – 39.18

2015 - 512.00


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Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:40

Hi everyone, apologies for my absence. Welcome to the thread RuskiRob.

I had knee issues and had to push my kneecap across to get it to track properly again. Best to seek professional advice imo.

Great to see you’re back out again Janey….or it was until I read on. Feel free to ignore me but I think it’s so important to take your breaks early in the run and keep them regular rather than wait until you feel you need one. As I said, feel free to ignore, I’m not great at taking advice myself.

Good to see you building up again 330 

It’s nice to pace someone else B2B. I remember pacing Mrs JR to a sub 60 10k, she’s now sub 50! I paced my daughter at Parkrun last week and she got a new pb. It’s great to run round with the kids when we get the opportunity on a Saturday.

PompeyMatt, huge congrats on the marathon run. I’ll be visiting the 1000 in 2015 thread very soon.

Enjoy your break RC3

I went to MK once….probably won’t go back…

Quick catch up with my running from the last week. Finished April with 150 miles J

Had a couple of days off and then on the Sunday I ran the Hartland Heartbreaker in North Devon as a training run. They weren’t joking with the title, it broke a lot of runners! I started the race out the back and used the first couple of miles as a warm up. We ran through woodland trails, up lots of hills, and along plenty of coastal pathways. We were fully exposed to the wind and the locals reckon it’s 3 degree’s cooler at Hartland Point than just down the road (I believe them!).

The first two miles had a couple of decent climbs but mile three saw us climb steeply before going downhill over some tough technical terrain. Ups and downs a plenty followed as we took on some serious coastal paths and steps (they were not pleasant!).

As soon as you’d gone up one climb you were shooting down the other side, it was a tough run. As we approached the 8 mile mark the runners taking on the shorter run funnelled off to finish while the rest of us ran through the fields, took on our first river crossing and straight into the woods again. The trail was narrow, very slippery and covered in tree roots. The guy in front of me feel twice in as many minutes and you were well advised to take it steady.

10 miles in we hit some serious ups and downs, gradually climbing to the highest point of the course. The scenery (once the mist had cleared) was spectacular in places, the conditions underfoot at times were brutal and didn’t your feet know it!

Eventually, we arrived at the ‘fields of doom’. They were flat and looked harmless, but the exposed nature of them and the fact they looked like they’d never end was enough to make one or two who were running with me stop and walk. I plodded on and back along the muddy trail, up through more woodland and then had to use my rope climbing skills up two steep banks before running back to the abbey where we started. A short loop around the back, back through the river and over the finish line we went. 18.1 miles, 2,500ft of climb and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Got a t-shirt and medal for my aches and will definitely be back next year.

Had a day off after that, went out for an easy 4 on Tuesday night and then another 7 miles on Wednesday……500 up for the year! I’m just off for 10 now, back soon(ish)

May – 29.10

2015 - 501.92

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