Lilytoo


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My Last Run

Posted: Today at 07:14

Great stuff both of you! Fab times - don't take those medals off even in bed 

My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 15:26

Classy, JT 

My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 14:29

A hot and tough eleven miles for me this morning - you marathoners, ultras and tri people really do have my profoundest respect.

Not the VLM by any stretch of the imagination but l was pleased with my average pace of 10 mins 20 seconds, especially considering how warm it was (and the fact that l had several hot flushes to contend with too ) .  Entertained by another runner who had his two tiny daughters pacemaking on their teeny pink bikes, complete with stabilizers, 'come on daddy!' and the curlew that strutted alongside of us in the field.

I'm claiming the fastest time today for someone dressed as a middle aged menopausal weeble.

My Last Run

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 14:26

Good luck guys   -  update us as soon as you can.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:02

Dame Jenni Murray you are a smug old bat who patronizes everyone who comes on Woman's Hour, especially the two runners this morning who politely continued to challenge your comfortable belief that running is bad for you so you have an excuse not to try it and perhaps get a bit fitter.  Well done there for discouraging women from trying it because (and this was your clincher) it seems that running / exercise doesn't help you to lose weight.

So what?

My Last Run

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 20:11

Started off stripped down to as little was decent with the intention of a nice slow 11 miles but after 2 the sweat was dripping off my elbows so changed the plan to a 2 mile warm up (ha!) followed by some alternating fast and slow bursts which was fun but very very hot.  The moral of that is to remember that it doesn't really cool down until the sun has actually gone.....

Absolutely beautiful though and at least l remembered to put my sunscreen on!

While l think on too, l found myself shouting at the radio this morning as Jenni Murray spent ten minutes trying to trap two long distance runners into confirming her prejudices that exercise in general and running in particular are bad for you.  'ah but what about your knees / breasts / skin / red blood cells / periods / appetite / failure'. Irritating woman.

My Last Run

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 10:44

Not nearly enough to make any sensible sort of showing later this year when the route is the local Wakes Week competitive run, attended by real runners from far and wide but l might make third local lady veteran, if there are only three of us.

My Last Run

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 10:41

That's great Cal    SB and Nessie, l'm getting excited on your behalf!  Despite the warmth perhaps taking its toll eventually, the lovely weather does seem to have warmed up everyone's batteries.

I've *just* this minute got back from the most glorious 4.5 miles of hill running (and l never thought l hear myself say that!) - steaming gently as l cool down before my shower...

Not a scrap of mud for once (shame!!), woods full of bluebells and blackthorn, birds singing their territorial little hearts out, cows looking at me in their puzzled way as l swore horribly coming up the worst bit of hill (where it looks as if it's going to level off then doesn't) and good long songs on the iPod that got me further along than anticipated.

Ace.  Oh and did l mention, my best time so far....?

My Last Run

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 08:36

Just a speedy little 3 miler for me yesterday morning, in the sunshine before heading off to see the in laws. Averaged *just* over 9 minute miles which is quick for me so quite pleased. I reckon, like Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz and his poetry, l'm on here to throw into sharp relief all of your ridiculous achievements.  Two marathons in just over a week indeed. 

My Last Run

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 08:43

Wow, great stats, well done 

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