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