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My Last Run

Posted: Today at 14:10

9.5 *ridiculously* muddy miles through beautiful Epping forest this morning with my friend.  Quite mild out and the autumnal colours in the forest were amazing, the mud was thick and squishy and the conversation was excellent.  Even the sight of 3 huge rats could not bring me down.  A pretty much 10/10 run all round

My Last Run

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 21:20

I joined the fast lot at running club tonight and kept up for the whole 7 miles. A proper workout for me. Feeling quite pleased

My Last Run

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:46

*notes Lily's rather eccentric remedy for craply circulating hands* will give that a go if I can get my oily peppery hands past the critical eyes of my family, who already think I"m barmy for running through the forest in the middle of the night with only a head torch and compass as aids...

Swittle, great pic

DD- that valley sounds nice

Gregry- keep it up

Me- 4 miles with most of that at a tempo pace.  Nice conditions, drizzly and mild compared to yesterday. Quite enjoyed it, avoided the depths of the mud as I had to return back to the office to continue with the bane of my working life that is UCAS references ATM.  

My Last Run

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:24

DD- belated birthday wishes

Strangely- I too suffer from rubbish circulation, especially in my hands.  Bloody annoying innit

Swittle- awesome milestone.  Am impressed as ever  

Gregry- character building stuff indeed

Lily- hope the injuries are healing well. I find tumbles on muddy ground are less painful and far more amusing than those on the road

Dank- Art- welcome back

Me- like JT, it's Monday so it was hills.  Not being as hardcore as J, it's the customary 8 reps for me.  Feeling wiped out in general ATM so it was a bit of a struggle.  Also very cold and hands remained numb throughout despite gloves.

My Last Run

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 14:17

Just looked again at Carter's elevations too... Really!? Amazing!

Strangely, great you're still enjoying the club

Me- 9 miles easy this morning along the River Lea

My Last Run

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 23:20

JT- some nice mileage mate!

Me- ran into work and back again today which is about 4.5 miles. I quite liked it and it was less hassly than I had feared.  Good way to fit in miles in a furiously busy week work-wise

My Last Run

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 20:20

Evening all

I had another parents evening tonight but popped out for a quick 4 miles before it started, which helped get me through the evening.  Got a busy week ahead so it's going to be all about juggling to get any running in...

Lily, you have reminded me why I avoid the gym like the plague.  Was it better than nowt?

My Last Run

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 22:26

Monday hills. Legs still sore / heavy. Hard going

My Last Run

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 12:02

Hi all

So we did it!  Rodings Rally night race through Epping Forest last night. What an incredible, bonkers experience it was too! You get a series of cryptic clues a choice of OS points for each checkpoint, solve the clues, find the OS point running through mud and bogs in the pitch dark whilst occasionally running into another bunch of nutters... then the fun really starts because you need to find the checkpoint, which is a one man tent, unlit, hid in bracken / holly bushes/ next to a bog in the pitch black. This bit can take up to 45 minutes of splitting up, getting lost, walking around in circles, hallucinating, then when you find it- you switch off the head torch and bluff so that if anyone else is nearby, they cannot see you.  What huge fun it was!  Not really a running event I guess, as there's so much stumbling through thickets and up gullies, looking blindly at a compass and map.. but with some running in-between  It took us just under 4 hours to find our five checkpoints. Got home around 3 am, muddy, sore, covered in scratches and stings and buzzing!  Next year we're going to do the ten checkpoints.

My Last Run

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 12:42

Just catching up... loving Lily's account of muddy adventures. You are my kind of runner Lily

swit- good to see you're better mate.

JT- sympathy on the ears and empty pockets.  Have also started the spendathon and find myself skint until payday. Damn this big family!

Strangely, sounds like a cracking club run and can relate- last night's tempo session was not too bad, but the Thursday sessions usually make me feel sick / happy at the same time. And pleased afterwards.

Me- 12 hours on from last night's tempo, I was out again in the forest this morning with a friend from the club. About 7 miles easy. It absolutely precipitated all night last night with a pleasant drizzle whilst we ran through the bogs and streams. Beautifully muddy.  One completely stupid and inconsiderate horse rider who kept overtaking us and then trotting behind us whilst the horse (and we) got increasingly nervous. Another rude rider who ordered us to stop and go walk another way! Don't know why they were out in force this morning. Otherwise a great run and I feel well primed for my mental night adventure tomorrow night through said forest.

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