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My Last Run

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:52

Thanks for all the wishes, MLRers.  Birkie, nice holiday report  

Swittle, some stirling work with your 10k streak

Red- great performance at Mcr

Me- my week's been pretty poo so even less running than planned. A few days after my pavement moment, the youngest came down with the sick bug that's been doing the rounds, so I was tied to the poor beggar, her sick bowl, and cold flannels for a few days.  Thankfully she's a little better today, as we're off to Essex to caravan for the long weekend tomorrow.  

Tonight's run was the first run since the pavement, and was a little apprehensive TBH.  What a baptism of fire!  It was a club tempo run, in the forest.  One of the women at the back got lost, so we spent 10 minutes searching for her (we found her) which meant that we ran out of light pretty much completely. It was a ridiculous hilly route anyway, and although we were on trails, it was uneven, so the dark, the visual prompts of my scabby arm, hand and fat lip, made for a FAST and adrenalin filled tempo session for the second part.  Great fun in hindsight, and we ended up doing 7 miles, instead of 6

My Last Run

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:40

Welcome back JT

Not much running from me ATM due to school holidays. Had a bit of a drama this evening though near the end of a 6 mile run when I spectacularly stacked it on a bit of uneven pavement.  Scraped my knee, hand, elbow and got a lovely fat lip.  But the good news is that my garmin is fine- it just got scraped

My Last Run

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:19

I think she wants you baldie

Me- tempo session at the club.  Great fun although I buggered up the timing of my splits. Think I did OK though.

Loving your sunset swittle.

And to anyone  doing London, if I don't get on here before Sunday, hope it goes well and enjoy

My Last Run

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:07

4 miles leg stretcher snuck in this morning as kids are with granny / I'm assessing coursework

My Last Run

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 11:17

Thanks all 1.55.58 is the official time.  Still very happy although my legs aren't  Baldie- it's the first time I've done sub 2.10, so I shaved a fair bit off my PB.  It's so nice to make progress after all these years, although I have to say that I enjoyed running just as much when I was super-slow.

After 7 HMs, I finally feel like I'm really ready for a marathon next year.

Strangely- that is awesome!

Kingston Half Marathon

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 22:28

not got a clue! I keep checking their website but nowt on there yet. I was kind of hoping for a text / email in the meanwhile... Hopefully they'll be published tomorrow

My Last Run

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 17:23

Fantastic races, Simon and Nayan! Simon, that's a fair improvement on your PB, Nayan, a debut indeed

Me- Kingston Half Marathon. Also a official time yet but my garmin tells me 1.55 or thereabouts.  Am very very chuffed although my Garmin also says it was pretty much bang on 13 miles, so part of me is niggling that it wasn't a *proper* PB... 

The post beer ale, roast and Mr Whippy were most welcome

Kingston Half Marathon

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 16:17
Is anyone else on here doing this race on Sunday? The map on their website is pants and I can't seem to find a decent one with elevations etc. on mapmyrun or similar. Any ideas?

My Last Run

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 11:09

Swittle- great pic of your man

Me- I picked up a brand new *free* pair of Merrell trail shoes from my running club at the weekend, as we do reviews for RW magazine.  Timing could not have been better as the knackered old pair I've been using have three holes in... Finally got a chance to test them yesterday in Epping Forest, on a short but sweet 4 miles with my friend.  The mud is really quite dry underfoot now and it was muggy.  And agin this morning with another friend in a different part of the forest. Less muggy, a little more muddy, and a social, easy 6 miles.  I am pleased to report that so far, the shoes are excellent. Last run for me before Kingston HM on Sunday.

running can be harmful

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 09:29


Nayan wrote (see)

Sitting on a couch and overdosing on pizza can be harmful too. Plus none of these studies every look at quality of life.

Id rather live to 80, active and in good health, than peter out at 87 after 30 years of waiting to die in boredom and inactivity 


Yes. Couldn't have said it better myself

Another piece of *research* for the "you're knackering your knees" "you're giving yourself a wrinkly face (?!)" brigade to pull out.

Mind you I notice from another thread that it's also been quoted in The Mirror. So it must be true.

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