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My Last Run

Posted: Today at 21:06

JT - great miles

Strangely- not nervous yet, there is some pressure now from (very well-meaning) friends at the club to achieve a particular time, which I really do not want to embed itself in my mind, as I want to enjoy it without worrying about getting a sub-*.** for my first marathon. Another woman at the club , who was much newer to running than me, did her first VLM last year, and got a little over her planned target and was so gutted and upset. It really struck me that it was such a shame after a really great training programme and having done so well. I do not want to be her!

I did the usual Monday hills tonight but my legs are still REALLY heavy from Saturday's race so it was slower than it has been for quite some time.. driving rain throughout was OK but the wind not so great. Still, now the clocks have changed, the hill is no longer pitch black on a Monday night.  Always half full, me!

My Last Run

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 18:45

Strangely, enjoy well deserved gorging. Sounds like a truly vile run.  

Me- Orion 15 today.  It was absolutely beautiful running through the mud, hills and gullies of Epping Forest, and completely hardcore and ridiculously difficult, making last week's 21 mile on the road seem like a breeze. From miles 3-11 was unrelenting hills, completely off the trails and paths,  several hills which were too slippy to run up, and one gully which floored me with lactic acid.  however from 11-15 it was a bit flatter and mainly on slightly easier terrain including some small footpaths and I felt miraculously strong. I was the 3rd woman finisher in my club, beating four women who are usually in front of me, so I was really pleased with my finish. Time was 2.24 which is good enough for me! Sadly hardly any pics to share, as it was the most picturesque way to run.  


My Last Run

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 14:16

5 miles easy this morning to stretch out the legs before the Orion 15 tomorrow! Getting quite nervous now..



My Last Run

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 20:56

like strangely, the legs are feeling the miles a little.  Just a run to work and back today, a 5 mile-ish round trip but keeps the miles ticking over and is a fairly nice way to bookmark the day, even in the rain.  +

My Last Run

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 21:48

Dan a busy year of running then

Me- a speedy 6.5 mile club run followed by 3 much more relaxed miles home.

My Last Run

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 13:55

Welcome back Mick! Great to see you here again!!

Swittle- sounds more positive

Dan- tell more about the Tokyo and Thames marathon (one distinctly more exotic than the other). Not seen your around for a fair while

My Last Run

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 21:19

Strangely- absolutely brilliant PB mate  You are going to be so strong for London.  less than 5 weeks eeeek!

and another nice time from PMatt.

JT- there's a woman who I've been running with from the club on a Sunday morning, who joins us for 18/20 mile runs just *for fun*.  You would get on with her. I'm much more in awe of her than I am the likes of me, who does it only with a target in mind..

Swittle- alright mate?

Welcome back to carter

Me- just 5 miles recovery to stretch out the legs. Felt quite pleasant and slow.  

My Last Run

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:55

Yay well done Cal!

and boo to hip niggles swittle. Take it easy mate 

Great running all and JT's report in particular was evocative. Dead fox \

Me- just under 21 miles this morning. This will be my longest run before the VLM, so I am very pleased.  Nice pace too of 9.15 average.  Takes my weekly mileage to a not too shabby 47.

Next weekend I'm doing my running club's famous cross country Orion 15- which I've never done but experienced 15ers tell me is at least as hard as doing 26.2 on flat roads.. so this substitutes a 20. Then another 20 before the taper Only 5 weeks to go. Nearly there!

My Last Run

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:26

The eclipse was rubbish in London! Too cloudy to see owt at all.  Others?

Went out for a short 6 mile trot in the forest, which was lovely. Beautiful time of year to be in Epping Forest. The run had no purpose or place in marathon training, just for fun

My Last Run

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 17:37

great Spring Watch report from Lily and a cracking pace too.  Strangely, have you got wood yet? 

Pompey- sounds promising for Sunday

Middle class graffiti from JT.  Have you seen the FB group *overheard in Waitrose*? Unfortunately my lovely part of East London has / is succumbing to the dreaded gentrification.  I have come across kids named Wolfie / Wolfgang on 3 occasions in recent months grrr

Me- last night was club night and it was an easier pace than usual, and pleasantly chatty, followed by a trot home which made it 11 miles in all.  I know now that I am officially in marathon madness as I consider an 11 mile run on a work night to be a pleasant and easy run....

Rest day today thank god!

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