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My Last Run

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 15:03
Wow Cal way to go!! Bloody brilliant! X

My Last Run

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 09:17

Hazel: +1 to the curse of pink. 

Becks: run your own race! It is all relative and just remember that 99% of people (or something like that) will be sitting on their a*** watching the TV, so you win! Don't do a long run the week before. About 6 miles or an hour should be fine. You need to do a little taper.

Cal: best for the half. Which one are you doing this time?

Me: Wednesday night was one of the last OW swims of the season and I seem to have graduated to the faster group! Who knew that you could sprint in the water, and that it could be so flipping hard  followed by a beautiful lap of the lake as the sun went down on a balmy evening...

Yesterday 4 miles easy in the forest and it was sweltering. About to go for ten ish miles in the rain now. 2 weeks until Pleshey Half so this will be my last long run.

My Last Run

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 22:47

Excellent running Hazelnut!

Swittle- I need some new shoes too! not done quite so many miles as you mind  Asics Cumulus all the way for me.

Yesterday was a 4.5 mile recovery run and today hills with a fairly hardcore friend. We mixed things up and alternated the big 'un with the not so big'n. Four reps of each and that was enough for me

My Last Run

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 22:53
4 miles progression Thursday. 11.5 mile easy on Friday. 1.5 mile open water swim this morning. Great running all. Hello swittle!

My Last Run

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 21:34

Great running all

Hazelnut- I couldn't swim the crawl and had never learnt to swim, and started having lessons a year ago because I always loved the water, and always wanted to learn how to swim properly.  One of the best things I've done. I'm still a slow swimmer but I *can* do the crawl properly, and can swim a mile without much of a problem. Hopefully this will translate to open water swimming in a few weeks  Open water has been terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure and I'm a little bit obsessed now with the idea of trying as many beautiful rivers and lakes as possible. Absolutely no comparison with swimming in a crowded and chlorinated pool. It's a bit like the thing of running on a treadmill versus cross country in beautiful trails and paths in, say, a forest....

 So I did my aquathlon last night, a repeat of the disastrous one a month ago, and put it to bed! Swam the whole thing in front crawl. Felt fine although don't like the jostling of the hardcore and rather aggressive other swimmers. But my strategy is to stay at the back out of their way  The run was also fine, I managed not to get lost this time. I was still one of the slowest of the lot but was competing against some pretty serious club triathletes and I am really pleased with myself. Surprisingly tired today considering it was only a 500m swim and a 5.5k run


My Last Run

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 22:00

Hello MLRers.. need to catch up, I've been horribly busy, back at work for the last two weeks and a jigsaw puzzle of childcare and trying to see mum... With the kids back at school tomorrow, I can get back into a routine hopefully although plenty to do getting the granny flat built asap so mum can move in..

Anyway, I've been running a little.  I was scheduled to do a 10k race last week which I gave a miss as I was not ready and childcare was tricky.  Instead am focussing on a) Serpentine mile swim on 25 September and b) Pleshey Half on 2nd October.  So on friday I did my longest run since Manchester marathon in April. Only 11 miles but at least I'm getting back to it.  went to stay in Suffolk last night camping with friends and we didn't manage to run, but did manage open water swims in the chilly but beautiful River Stour both yesterday and this morning. Did a mile yesterday without any trouble which is reassuring for the Serpie. Have got a re-run of the Lee valley aquathlon on Tuesday evening, which I messed up so badly last month. Need to put that one to bed, so fingers crossed I don't get lost on the run again / don't overthink the swim and flounder around in the lake...

My Last Run

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 22:33

Hello all! some great racing- Dan, Cal, Q..

I got back from Malta yesterday after a fabulous holiday relaxing, eating, swimming, drinking, walking, reading and some minimal running.  I ran most days but never managed more than 3 miles as the temperature was 34 degrees even at 8.30 am when I ran, and where we were staying was at the top of a very steep hill.. so 3 miles was actually a hell of a workout. Fave route was a mile and a bit down the hill, jump into the sea for a dip, then back up the hill..

I had a birthday out there and the old man surprised me with a shiny new Garmin that I can use for triathlon, so it was fun testing that out on my run / swim / run route

This morning went for a relaxed 5 ish mile trot in grey but beautiful Epping Forest

My Last Run

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 11:06

Hill reps this morning- 8 reps. Off to Malta tonight so see you in a week or so MLRers 

My Last Run

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 18:19

Last night was my most successful open water swim to date. As well as the drills, I did a full lap of the lake without stopping, which is about 800m. Loved it and felt I could do a lot more if needed, got into a good rhythm, got into the zone. Then I was quite tired this morning and time poor, but managed a 4 mile progression run

My Last Run

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 10:14
Nice running all!
Me- 5 mile race XC with the club on Saturday at a slow pace but I enjoyed it. 7 mile easy on the Sunday and a track session yesterday. The others wanted an easy one as they're racing tonight so it was 100m fast, 100m jog, round the track 12 times. Felt pretty hard to me
Open water swim coaching tonight
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