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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 23:17
Lovely running I am running often atm- Thursday tempo of around 4 miles in the forest, with many rats. Friday another 4 in between chores based around the youngest's birthday treat today. Then 8 miles progression run this morning before the ice skating for her 8th birthday. Have a house full of very AWAKE 8 year olds, and a belly full of Chenin

My Last Run

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 21:04
Haha did I say you JT? Of course I meant strangely. I do know the difference
Strangely, excellent race report and very well done. An impressive run - even more so considering your injury. A PB is a PB! It was my left calf that sabotaged me too... I was at mile 9- Canada Water- supporting and freezing my tits off on Sunday. Managed to miss virtually everyone I knew :-/
I liked Manchester, ran the correct distance and avoided the bag chaos- and I strategically placed my son and nephew at mile 20 - the really depressing part- so that got me through.. But so many cock ups!!
JT- am intrigued by weird stomach injury?? Running related?
Me- did hills on Monday night- unplanned but great- 5 reps of the big un.
Less than 12 hours later was a 6 am speed session- 8 reps of a poorly measured field - we measured 680m on our garmins- with the usual bunch of mad early birds. Was pretty knackered last night after swimming. So today I skipped the club.
Good running all

My Last Run

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 15:27
Well done Cal!
JT- VLM tomorrow??? If you're lurking, very best for tomorrow. Run strong and enjoy it! I am excited to be going to support- what an atmosphere!
Me- 9 miles this morning which turned into a progression run when I realised an hour into it that I'd gone a little further than I'd thought, and needed to leg it to get back in time to pick up my daughter from ballet

My Last Run

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 21:53

Yesterday was a lunchtime tempo session in the forest again.  Less mud, more rats 


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Posted: 20/04/2016 at 22:55
Wonderful post by swittle
Me- 6 ish miles in beautiful muddy Epping forest. We found the secret bluebell wood. What a treat!

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Posted: 19/04/2016 at 23:04
Well done Dan!!
Me- back to the Tuesday 6 am speed sessions- and it was a pyramid this morning. Enjoyed it

My Last Run

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:48

Blimey Cal! I'm doing the Stortford 10 in July. I've done it before and it's a great cross country route, and pretty near to home. 10 miles is probably my favourite distance.  Otherwise it's our league matches for the club, which are mainly around 5 miles or 10k. And a track 5000m which I got a huge PB for last year. So gotta try that again! And considering Pleshey Half in the autumn.  I want to mainly do shorter distances and continue to work on my speed throughout the summer- I'm not a summer runner really.

Also I've entered the Serpentine 1 mile open water in September, so I aim to get down to Stoke Newington reservoir and try some open water swimming. Oh and my first triathlon in June 

Andrea, great time. I'm yet to crack 25 minutes on a park run, although I can do it without too much bother in other 5k races... I haven't done a park run in a while, so maybe that could be another summer target.

Gotta love this post marathon high eh 

My Last Run

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 10:08
Well done for getting back out there Cal and for planning your next outings. I've pretty much sorted my race calendar with the club up until autumn, and signed up for a ten mile race in July. Have also got an Autumn half pencilled in. Gotta love that post marathon high eh!?
I did an 8 mile run on Friday, and my first tempo since Sunday yesterday, which felt fine.

My Last Run

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 22:55

7 miles in Epping Forest tonight. My first run since Sunday's marathon and it was lovely.  My legs were shot to bits on Monday, and quite sore yesterday, but fine today and it was so nice to be back out there, in the mud, with the sun going down.  In typical style, my friend and I lost the rest of the group and ended up off the beaten track through bogs... 

True to form on a post marathon comedown, I signed up for Stortford 10 this evening

How are your legs Cal?

My Last Run

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 22:02

Thanks swittle for the posts!

What a day! I am very tired and very happy. I finished in 4.06, which was a PB of 5 minutes from last year. I was on target for a sub 4 up until mile 20. I stuck with the 3.59 pacer up until this point and felt strong.  Then slowed a bit for a mile and stuck with the 4 hour pacer but then disaster- god awful cramp in my left calf, which I just had to run through, because I knew that if I stopped, I'd never start again. This carried on right to the finish line. The longest 5 miles of my life and I got through with swearing, a few tears and the repeated mantra to myself that if I could get through childbirth, I could run through this pain...

An excellent marathon. The Mancunians gave brilliant support, and the weather was sunny but not too warm.  

My legs (especially the left one) are so knackered now. I am dreading work tomorrow- first day back after Easter 

Cal how did you get on?

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