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My Last Run

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 23:54

A run / swim for me, nice and easy as I'm on a (kind of) taper for my HM next weekend, and I'm doing the club's 5 mile handicap in the morning. So I did 3-4 very pleasant miles around the Olympic park, followed by 50 minute swim in the pool.  Managed several lengths of the 50 metre olympic sized pool front crawl, without stopping, which is something of an achievement for me Am making progress, slowly but surely.  Crawl is still difficult with the technique, position and breathing, but I can feel that the practice is helping.  

My Last Run

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 22:27

Excellent post swittle

Me- my first club run for a while and it was a fab, sociable easy 6-7 miles

My Last Run

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 21:28

Yay! Way to go Cal!  sub 2 indeed beckons!

Me- hills. 5 reps of the whopper with a  pleasant warm down.  Enjoyed it

My Last Run

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 11:26

All the best for today Cal xx

Me- 4 miles easy this morning in this beautiful sunshine.  All the crazies were out, drinking their liquid breakfasts.  Also saw some elderly Tai Chi women in the park, which lifted the mood a little

My Last Run

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 13:34

Inspiring words indeed Cal and Lily. Two super women runners Cal, you will love the marathon distance. I did.  A second spring marathon for 2016 lurks in my heart and mind, like an itch I want to scratch, but think it might be slightly stupid...I have Milton Keynes or Llanelli lurking  as possibilities...

Swittle- you're not!!!??

Me- ten miles in beautiful sunshine - who would have thought!- mainly along the canal tow paths.  Mini taper now as my HM is two weeks away.. although I feel a bit of a fraud tapering as I really have not done many long runs at all throughout the summer months


My Last Run

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 20:49

4ish mile tempo run snuck into lunch break. Pishing with rain which turned into drizzle by the end

My Last Run

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 23:12

Awesome pics Lily and am completely impressed that you are brave enough to run over *that*!!  We cycled over that very aqueduct about 5 years ago and I am not ashamed to say that I cried with fear and very nearly pooed my pants!  Old man had the daughter (then 2!!) on the little seat on the back of his bike.. and the 9 year old was on his.... still one of the scariest moments of my life!!

YAY to the return of swittle!!

Strangely- great bovine marshaling. I love marshalling now and am a regular at our club runs.  Cal, good so see you back at it

Me- Saturday saw 3 hours of cycling- one for fun in the morning, followed by a fairly hardcore 2 hours later with my instructor.  I am making decent progress now I think and can handle Lee Bridge Road and Whipps Cross roundabout (HORRID East London roads).  We covered a fair few miles at a good pace. That was knackering.

Monday night was running-I did 5 reps of the bugger of the huge hill. Pleased with that. Rainy.  Tonight was swimming lesson. Still bloody hard. Progress is slow. 

Am finding it hard to fit in the usual 5 runs a week with all this other stuff.  Not to mention work / kids / elderly mum (that is another story)...Why did I sign up for a HM in a few weeks. Someone remind me??

My Last Run

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 21:05

I'm doing Henley on 11th October Cal. Never done it before, have you? I am not at all on PB form for it, not least cos I am swimming / cycling a lot too,  but also cos I still have failed to lose the extra half a stone I put on over the summer.  Aim to enjoy it and will possibly try for a PB for the Stebbing 10 mile I'm doing in November.. 

Oh, after the 12miles this morning, I was convinced by the younger child to take her plus friend swimming after school. I think I deserve some kind of award!? Or a slap up Chinese takeaway 

My Last Run

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 15:16

12 miles in pissing rain. Enjoyable, very steady pace. Have realised I'm signed for a HM in a few weeks, so need to do some long runs 

My Last Run

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 21:16

Nice one Lily!

Me- Monday was the usual hills. Tuesday was swimming lesson. Tonight 6 miles easy run in pissing rain. great running conditions

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