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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 21:25

great running all and am particularly impressed with Dan k. I thought I was obsessed with miles 

Strangely, re- tapering, feeling better today, but then I did some hills this evening at a very conservative pace- 8 reps.  So am staving off the withdrawal symptoms  Also, I was *not* doing 70 miles a week.  I think my max was 50 or thereabouts.  Excited!!

My Last Run

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 13:51

Fantastic running Marshallini. You must be very chuffed and deservedly so

This morning was 10.5 mile tapering long run at an easy / chatty pace with a fairly big group of people from the club, starting at the White Water Rafting Centre in Lee Valley and going down the river.  Followed by tea and cake at the cafe and plenty of marathon talk.  A week to go!! 

It took the edge off my taper madness too... now I know how withdrawing addicts feel...

My Last Run

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 15:59

Very busy on here and some old /new faces, especially DD- great to "see" you. Marathon training has gone well and I have loved it. No injuries, I've stuck to the schedule well and felt like I've improved so can't really ask for more than that Did I mention that I hated the taper though?

JT - amazing mileage and time mate

Pompey Matt- sounds like a very respectable last LSR to me and you will be ready and strong for MK

Lily- some not too shabby miles from you !

swittle and Cal- take care of your hamstrings!

Dan K- where can I see it please? I live in East London

strangely- sounds like you're enjoying the taper.  Cannot say I agree

*waves at other MLRers i've forgotten*

me- a sneaky 4 miles easy whilst I left the 14 year old to watch  the soon-to-be-7 year old and help her make birthday present list.  Wish it had been longer Feeling generally sluggish but otherwise am enjoying the final days of the Easter hols before return to work and school routine on Monday.  Oh, and London Marathon in just over a week 

My Last Run

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 22:15

6 mile easy club run in the forest this evening. chatty and very enjoyable The bluebells were a highlight. Am finding the taper tricky-- am used to so many more miles!  

My Last Run

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:41

I hope everyone's arses and calves get better soon

great fell running Marshallini

Me- a tapering Long run of 15.6 miles today.  Enjoyed it, nutrition, clothing, pacing all good and on target for the big day.  An even easier week this week, which I am struggling even thinking about 

My Last Run

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:01

Great park running marshalling and off piste marathoning DanK. 

I did park run yesterday before heading off to Shropshire for the night for the step-grand-daughter's 6th birthday party ( I know, I'm too young etc...).  I seem to have a mental block with park runs because I can usually manage a sub-25 5k in the club races, but never with park run. No exception yesterday with 25.16.  I can't even blame it on the course, because it was a new one and much flatter than my usual.  Still a park run PB, and I was 4th lady, but I must admit to being a little frustrated!  I see a post-marathon running target on the horizon...

My Last Run

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 22:42

Ace pics, strangely and swittle

Like Dan K, i couldn't resist a cheeky 5.5 mile easy run this afternoon in the sunshine, as the youngest got invited to a friend's to play for a few hours.  going to try a different park run tomorrow morning, as i haven't done one of them this year since marathon training started, and this one is allegedly a bit speedier than my usual local one.. 

Thanks for the kind words JT

My Last Run

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 22:11

Keep well swittle.  I too find myself with an achy hamstring, on the wrong (right) side, unusually, cos it's my left leg that's usually weaker.  Nothing to write home about though.  Re- your fellow streaking nut job, I saw only one other runner on my 3 x circuit of the island, amazingly. It was a woman though  

Tonight- a pacey 7 miles in the forest with the club, followed by an easy 3 miles home.  I think I'll try to rest until Saturday morning, then do a park run- give the hammie a break.  Thing is, I don't know if I can manage *two* days' rest :-/

My Last Run

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 22:11

Lovely update Lily

I went for a leisurely and chatty 6 miles in sunny and bright Epping Forest this morning with a friend, which was excellent and muddy as ever. Then pilates this evening.

My Last Run

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:48

Strangely- Am joining you in the taper!!!!

Hello MLRers.  Got back from Mersea island on the Essex coast today after a lovely long weekend.  In addition to great family time including swimming, playing on a chilly lovely beach, walking, lots of reading, no wifi / mobile signal to speak of (odd at first, very good for brain space once accustomed. Teenager strongly disagrees), scoffing (fish n chips, chocs, hot cross buns, roast...), I also managed the final 20 miler before taper! Saturday morning I worked out a 3 lap route which was pretty bang on 20 miles.  Some great views including sections by the sea front, lots of wild bits (treacherous with no pavements), some townie bits.  The head winds were pretty hardcore and it was fairly hilly but I actually really enjoyed it, and felt strong right up until the end.  Old man joined me on two wheels for the final lap / hour, which helped.  That afternoon the littlest (6 year old) convinced me to go for a swim in the rather chilly pool on the caravan park.  What a dilemma!  Staying still -ish = freezing; moving = using sore calf muscles.  Actually, I wonder if it kind of helped stretch them out cos they didn't feel bad at all the next morning and in fact I went out for an easy 4 mile recovery run yesterday.

A great weekend and now it's taper time....

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