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My Last Run

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 09:35

Amazing running Matt

I am miserable and frustrated. Popped out in my lunch break yesterday for what was supposed to be a 4 mile easy trot in the forest, and 2 miles in, I only bloody sprained my ankle on some wet leaves. AGAIN. This time it's the right ankle. Felt that distinctive POP What I think made it worse was that I had to get back to work, so I walked for a little while, got freezing, and then jogged  Went and did some work at my desk, no elevation. Then cycled home. By the time I got home, it was really swollen and sore. Iced, compressed, elevated. Now it is very swollen and bruised, both sides of the ankle.  

I was supposed to be doing a 13 mile run this morning, and was planning to sort out a marathon training plan this weekend (did I say I'm doing Manchester??).  But I'm going to be out for a little while from the look of things. Seeing as getting down the stairs is a little tricky, I don't even think I'll be swimming / cycling for a little while 

My Last Run

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 22:22

Monday night was hills- only 4 reps of the big one, after Saturday night's efforts. then tonight 6 miles tempo with the club.  Sorry you are down Cal, best wishes

Kattefjaes, sounds like aright merchant banker

Strangely, you will love it. I am still buzzing after my forest adventure

My Last Run

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 15:52

So I did my orienteering race in Epping Forest last night.  It was FREEZING! We had layers so it wasn't too bad, except when we got to the bits where we had to rummage around in the undergrowth to find the checkpoints, which took a LONG time for the first two. We miscalculated the scale on the map, so got in a real muddle, wasting two hours.  And got very cold. But the race is indescribably exciting, odd and bonkers. There is some running between checkpoints, in the pitch dark, on muddy / wet / scrubby paths and rides, with head torches to guide us. When you reach each of the 5 checkpoints, you have to find a tiny one man unlit tent that is hidden in scrub, brambles, holly, using only the OS references that we work out from cryptic clues.  That bit is the gruelling bit, each member of the team scouring a piece of land that may or may not be the correct part of the forest, hand and knees, climbing over fallen trees,battling through holly, eyes playing tricks on you, until YOU SEE IT! then it's head torches off and silence whilst one of our team goes to the checkpoint and the rest of us hide from competing teams who might be in the vicinity (while we run, it is just us, but near to checkpoints you see other head torches from competing teams).

It took us 4 hours, an hour longer than last year.  At points this year I did doubt the wisdom of being in sub zero temperatures in Epping Forest at midnight, but really I LoVED IT! and we are considering taking on the 10 point challenge next year.  Will need to massively improve my orienteering skills before then though.

Oh, tried to get Garmin to record the miles we covered. It reckoned 6.5 miles in 1.5 hours, which is out a little  - 2.5 hours went missing- Who knows? It's all about the fun  

My Last Run

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 21:28

4.5 mile speedy run with a new running buddy- my new boss- at lunchtime.  Looking forward to Saturday - a  night orienteering race in Epping Forest with three other nutters.  No GPS, just cryptic clues, a map and compass to help. did it last year and it was definitely one of my favourite races ever.  It is slightly bonkers though  for those interested

My Last Run

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 21:26

hello Stranger Strangely

Me- Monday night hill reps. 5 of the big un

My Last Run

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 23:29

intervals this morning. Tough as ever

My Last Run

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 18:55

12 miles of my favourite type of running- in muddy Epping Forest, getting lost, with a great friend.  All weather types were experienced from glorious sunshine through to chilly icy winds, autumnal showers and torrential freezing rain.  We even stopped off for a cuppa when we got lost at the tea hut, to re group and have a wee

My Last Run

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 19:43

Richard, chill out! all sounds good to me. A plan is designed to be fiddled with!

Me- 4.5 miles in the forest in my lunch break 

My Last Run

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 20:40

3 mile commute today. Better than nowt

Olympic Park Stratford - nighttime

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 20:39

I run there a lot in the day and am often there in the evening as I swim at the Aquatic Centre. Never seen a weed smoking youngster there. I should think it is a safe a place as any to run in East London. If it were me, I would stick to the main paths, but would do that wherever I was as a lone female runner at night

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