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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 17:49

 Congratulations Cal! Sounds like a cracking run!  I would have signed up to this one if I'd have spotted it... I've done a few races in that part of the world (Fuller's towpath 10 mile, Kingston HM, Kingston 16 mile) and it's so pretty.  A huge medal always makes it worthwhile too

Strangely- sounds grim mate.  I hope your knee feels better soon 

Me- I'm on my own with the kids this weekend but mum took the small one to church with her this morning, so I found a short window whilst the large one was slobbing in front of the TV and did a lovely 6-7 miles mainly in the forest.  Set me up for the day. In other news, the small one has *finally* learned how to ride her bike properly ( she is 7 and has been travelling on the back of the old man's bike since she was c. 7 months, so it is *very* long overdue).  We spent two hours out cycling yesterday, and another hour this afternoon in the drizzle ("we cyclists don't mind a bit of rain mum").  She wants to go down to Walthamstow Marshes for a proper ride tomorrow, weather permitting.  I see a summer ahead of much cycling

My Last Run

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 23:06

Oh no Strangely! Bad luck!  Sounds bloody ouch!

Lily- happy hols

Cal- best for Sunday. Which one is it?  

Me- did about 12.5 miles this morning on the road but fairly picturesque terrain in parts near the edges of the forest and hilly. Enjoyed it.  I signed up for a HM. Two days after I'd done London Marathon.  It is in two weeks. Kind of regret it cos i don't feel at all in a racing frame of mind ATM but it looks like a really pretty trail route, so I think I'll do it and just enjoy it, rather than thinking about times.

My Last Run

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 22:16

club run cross country really off the beaten track tonight- about 5.5 miles.  Beautiful evening in Epping Forest

My Last Run

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 22:52

great hill running JT. Me- an OKish paced 4 mile tempo run in driving wind and rain

My Last Run

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 22:41

Hill reps- 8 of em - tonight.

It has been a fair while since my last hills session, and boy did I notice it

My Last Run

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:09

Great running all, especially Lily and second runner in Strangely  

Good too to hear from you swittle.  And JT, marshallini, Cal- nuff 'spect

Me- a short trot to pirates and back yesterday which was about 4 miles of running with a 1 hour pirates sandwich.  Which I have oddly missed in recent weeks. And abdominal muscles are feeling it today. Lily, your auto-correct has forever turned pilates into pirates in my psyche. 

My Last Run

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:32

Dan-well done for not giving in to the temptation. Hopefully resting will mean you'll be in decent shape to race.  I do feel your pain though. I cannot go more than 2 days without going insane.  

JT- you must be *very* regular.

swittle- are you OK??

Strangely, fell running is mental. Are you tempted by my club's fell race? *only* 5k

Me- 12.5 miles easy mainly on the river Lee. Broken up by meeting a good friend in Hackney for a cuppa, and running with her up to Victoria park and back again

My Last Run

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 22:49

Dan- great stuff re your fund raising.  I hope you are taking it easy

Strangely, hope the new job is going OK.  I am not really 100% after the marathon yet, but I don't know if that's just cos of life being so ridiculously busy, or still recovering..

Tonight was a mean 5 miles club run in the forest, doing the route of our (in)famous fell race, the only category A fell race within the M25.  Not exactly the gentle trot I had in mind, instead a fierce 7 hills to climb up and down. But a workout :-/


My Last Run

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 20:53

Dan I am certainly no expert, but it does sound like a rest is in order with some gentle cross training to keep things ticking over.. surely you will not make any significant gains now in training, but you do stand to lose the chance to race at all.  I would imagine swimming or something similar instead would be ideal. Take care mate

Me- 3 miles tempo run around Warwick university campus this morning before my examiner's conference started. Crappy route but a nice way to start the day, and usually impossible on a weekday.

My Last Run

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 20:55

Lily- respect to you for giving blood. I wanted to, but am too anaemic.

Some great running going on. I have been stupidly busy, not had time to get online. Work stuff, home stuff- getting windows done- and the youngest's on-going 7th birthday celebrations which ended with my hosting a party for 27 kids yesterday. It went well

In the midst of this, it's been hard to fit in any decent miles, but I did fit in 5.5 on the roads on Friday- all rather fraught as I had a million things to do and was on a very tight time frame. Then this morning I snuck out with my running friend for a much more civilised and chatty 6.5 miles in the forest, which was truly glorious in the early summer sun. We got a bit lost too, then found our way again, which is always a welcome diversion.  

Am being sent to Coventry tomorrow evening for a work thing (well, Warwick university), and hope to get up early in the morning before my examiner's meeting to go for a run around the campus

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