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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

My Last Run

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 14:01

JT, keep us updated and try to rest mate. Cal, sounds like a fun holiday

Becks, try doing something else for a few days? Swim ? Cycle? Then come back to it- maybe you are doing too much running and need some variety?

Swittle- easy mate

Me- Tuesday I did my first ever aquathlon, and first organised open water event / in a wetsuit, at the White Water Rafting centre at Lee Valley. Bit of a disaster really. When I got there, I realised it was a small field of what looked like very experienced triathletes.  The swim (600m) was slow and a bit laboured- I should have warmed up and I find open water swimming so psychological. Could never really find my rhythm. Then the run, which was two laps around the park, making up 5.5k, started well, and my first loop was bang on an 8 minute mile. But then a combination of poor signage, too few marshals, and my own incompetence, meant I ran the wrong way for the second lap, adding on about an extra kilometre. So I kind of gave up. Did finish, but was third from last. Oh well, at least it wasn't a DNF.

Last night I went for a very easy 6 miles in the forest with the running club, which was very enjoyable.

My Last Run

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 23:02

We went for an impromptu wild camping night in Suffolk last night as mum had some respite care.  Bliss- watching the sun go down whilst eating proper fish and chips out of the paper and drinking alcoholic ginger beer with my family.  Crap night's sleep as our airbed had a leak and the youngest was cold, so three of us were cuddled up on the floor. But who cares really... Today after a sausage and bacon breakfast and aday on the beach eating Mr Whippy, I got home and squeezed in an easy 5 mile run which I'm not sure will negate the bad food from the weekend 

My Last Run

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:31

Thanks Q. Becks, agree- 10 weeks is plenty. Add an extra mile or two to your long run every week. Don't worry about pace. As it's your first HM, you are guaranteed a PB anyway 

Only had 35 minutes to run today but did a mini hills session anyway

My Last Run

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 23:14

Some new faces here- Becks and Hazel: welcome from an old timer

Not been on here since a week ago. We went to Norfolk last Friday with a big extended family group of 12 including my mum. She fell very unwell while we were away so the long weekend was overshadowed by that, and although she's now home, and slowly on the mend, running is just a little bit of respite ATM.  Good to get the headspace but nothing much of interest to report.  Track session on Tuesday and an 8 miler this morning at a very slow pace but therapeutic.

My Last Run

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:34

I should think it's actually a streak now swit  Huge congratulations!  Tasty milestone there!

It's a bit hot out innit!!?

I've done a couple of 4 miles in the last couple of days, one of which was after sun down, which was an ace idea. Abandoned plans for my track session yesterday as the temperature read 34 degrees, and went for a swim instead, which was marvellous!

This morning- 8.5 miles quite early.  Still absolutely drenched within 5 minutes. I looked beautiful by the time I returned home 

We are off to Norfolk for a long weekend on Friday and the River Yare is at the bottom of our garden, so I have packed a wetsuit for some wild swimming, and some running shoes for some rural runs

My Last Run

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 10:07
Excited about the milestone swit...
Me- some swimming, some in the pool, some in the lake. Some running- 9 miles on Friday, 4 miles progression yesterday. A few days of nowt as the youngest emptied her gut from the bottom, then the top :-/
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