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My Last Run

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 14:22
Progression running is basically as swittle suggests- getting faster throughout the run. E.g. On Thursday's one- first mile at 9mm, 2nd at 8.50, 3rd at 8.40, 4th at 8.30. There are more structured versions like these Which I plan to try once I get the hang of it. Thinking behind it is, dealing with the huge slowing down that happens from mile 21-26 on a marathon.
Today was another 4 mile (kind of) progression, but am rather tired and emotional after cocktails and laughs with friends last night, so it was more like shaking off the cobwebs
Yesterday I did the 24 mile round trip bike ride up to London fields lido, and a mile swim. Triathlon is just over a month away and am pleased to report that I seem to be building a little more speed and stamina with the swim. Less speed with the cycling

My Last Run

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 20:46

am preferring the sound of sand stomping to slug stomping 

Me- last night was 8 easy miles, the middle three with a friend who's returning to running after having her baby.  Sociable and pleasant.

Today was a quick lunchtime session- 4 mile progression run. Am hoping this progression training will pay some dividends, as it's pretty hard work, even over a short distance. 

My Last Run

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 21:21

Yesterday was a 5 mile progression run. Today saw a 5.30 start and 8 reps of 680m before work. This evening 50 lengths swimming. Phew!

My Last Run

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 16:00

Well done Cal and Andrea! 

Me- 9 miles very pleasant running up by Wanstead Flats and Epping Forest

My Last Run

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 22:55

JT- hope tomorrow is a better day

Andrea- maybe I need to give this HR training a go!?

Me- I've been away at an examiners meeting, at Warwick university. Went for an early morning run today and found a pukka athletics track, which I ducked into and did a nifty 8 x 400m.  Quite pleased with self- missed my usual speed session on Tuesday morning and am also smug that I am able to do it without the other bunch of women to egg me on


My Last Run

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 22:55

Way to go Andrea! You are flying at the moment! I want some of what you're doing- share your secrets!?

Cal, you weekend sounds fun

Me- have been holed up with my feverish 8 year old administering Calpol, wet flannels to the brow and plenty TLC, so tonight's 6 miles in the forest were very welcome.  Very muddy, great company from club buddies and beautifully fresh after the rain. Off to Warwick university after work tomorrow for my annual Examiner's meeting, where I shall try to fit in a run around campus

My Last Run

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 22:30

I love the description of a corduroy beach surface swittle, very evocative!

JT- I would have had a look 

Me- 6 miles tempo run this evening in the rain, which was clearing the heat and was just lovely and so refreshing.


My Last Run

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:52
Some great sounding runs for all
Yesterday I gave the running a miss and cycled down to London fields lido for a swim in the beautiful sunshine. I have my first triathlon next month and intended to also include a run, but my friend is injured, so we gave it a miss. Of note was cycling into my friend and falling into the road , narrowly missing a bus on Mare St Hackney. This resulted in absolutely no-one at the busy bus stop even acknowledging it had happened, and some fairly impressive, but benign, cuts and bruising, down my right leg and arse cheek. My mate came off a bit better and we both agree it was sheer twattery on both our parts. Rest of the bike ride was mostly on the river lee, regents canal and grand Union, which are lovely. 22 mile round trip on the bike and a mile swim. We also got sunburnt
This morning was the longest run I've done since Manchester marathon a month ago- an unimpressive and slow 10 miles feeling rather battered and too warm, but livened up by some 1980s Prince on the iPod.

My Last Run

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 22:50

Well done Matt

Gosh those trumps are impressive JT

Me- yesterday was a 6 am session- 12 x 260m (I know, odd distances on our makeshift track round the back of the town hall)

This evening 6 miles easy

My Last Run

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 21:08
Great running Dan, Cal, JT. My wind tends to escape from the bottom when I run.
Me- 7 miles easy and chatty in Epping Forest this morning with my friend
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