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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 08:40

Haha Stephen - did your iPod do that thing of turning every playlist into 'Queen's Greatest Hits' like Terry Pratchett says happens to CDs in a car if left unsupervised?

My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 08:38

No new shoes for me!  Foot still hurting from stupidly running for two hours on the flat in my new trail shoes so on with the trusty battered and torn Mizunos, still caked in the mud of the last run and off for an extremely windy St David's day six miles.  Not a daffodil to be seen anywhere yet!  The sheep are looking very, errm, expectant - can't be long now before we've got fields full of lambs to laugh at 

My Last Run

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 19:20

Mid fifties here Cal and definitely not built for speed - more VW beetle than E type......

My Last Run

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 14:13

Hi PompeyMatt - I spent the first five years of my running relentlessly plodding along the absolute flat and it's only over the last couple of months that l've thought, hmm, that might be fun and l've been astounded to find that it is!  There's the additional benefit too that l can do hills from my front door whereas l have to drive a couple of miles to find any worthwhile flatness distance wise, unless l just want to run around the primary school football pitch (at the bottom of the hill).

As a steady ten minute miler and a maximum of half marathon distance, l am totally in awe of the speeds and distances on here though so l thought l'd better challenge myself a bit in other ways 

My Last Run

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 16:33

I say again, there's nothing wrong with 11 minute miles!  That's 11 minutes per mile faster than all those who don't do it at all.  Especially at 4am Cal

Not even going to say what my pace just was but 4 and a bit miles fell running up and down three serious hills, through the usual ankle deep cow poo and mud and past brambles and bare branches grabbing at me - I was lucky at points to keep upright never mind actually run!

Spring is definitely on its way though  -  masses of snowdrops, the odd crocus (we are quite high up here!) and (along the tree lined drive of the posh house at the end of a field) snowdrops mixed with yellow aconite which looked like someone had spilled a load of scrambled eggs.

Happy weekend everyone.

What is your oldest item of clothing you still wear?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:48

I bow to fellow hoarders!  On a slightly different tack......  I did try on the other day my old Brownie uniform from around 1969 that I found in a cupboard.

That was a sight worth seeing but I wouldn't wear it every day.

My Last Run

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 22:01

I have to say Ness, l've never in my life ached so much as l did after my one and only pilates session.  Is it called The Plank, that innocent seeming stretchy thing?  I coud barely stand up the next day.  Give me blood sweat and blsters any day.

My Last Run

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 23:08

OI! Eleven minute miles is what l do my LSRs at 

My Last Run

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 11:40

Hi Jack  -  I was half watching the match with my OH and even my untrained eye could see that the referee was spectacularly inept yesterday!  He seemed to be on the pitch for a bit of a run around and didn't seem to want to join in at all

Giving the feet a rest until Wednesday then going to try some hills.....

My Last Run

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 08:30

Five initially freezing miles for me along the high peak trail - bitterly cold wind and bits of snow flying around but true to form, wishing l'd put my short sleeves on after the first mile! Played tortoise to a great big lollopy hare who ran across the field next to  me and startled a lot of elderly walkers who were too wrapped in their anoraks to hear me coming.

Would have liked to have gone further but my feet are still bruised and painful after the last long run, in my new trail shoes so didn't want to risk it.

Got home just as it started blizzing!

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