Nessie73


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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 :-/

My Last Run

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 09:33

Hello MLRers!

Have not been on here for a while, but I've been running most days and swimming some. Yesterday was an aborted attempt at a progression run in the rain- turned into an easy 5 miles which was fine. Today I'm at the track later..

My Last Run

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 09:11

Hermes- why no running now til September? Did I miss something?

Great run report from swittle and a fun, varied sounding session from Cal.

Me- I've got a rotten cold but nevertheless did a little under a mile swim last night, and then some very sedate but sweaty hill reps (ten reps of the smaller hill) at 6 am this morning.  Seemed to get rid of some of the snot 

My Last Run

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:27

Swittle- that sucks! Although I'm not surprised... FE is in such a mess.. I am guessing you do not have the appetite for a move sideways to 6th Form?  Although we are going the same way as FE in many parts of the country...

Cal- nice mileage!

Me- Stortford 10 this morning. Did it with my brother, which was really nice.  Not at all a PB course- it's a trail run which, although it doesn't have any big hills, is undulating throughout and on a wide range of terrains. Fantastic route through Hatfield Forest and excellent support. It was HOT! Finished in around 1.33 which is WAY off my PB, but I am really happy and enjoyed the race. Part of the fun of a trail race is that time pressure is off

My Last Run

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 22:25

6 miles easy in the forest this evening.  Going to run into work tomorrow (4 ish miles), then bike / swim and Friday, no more running until Sunday's race- Stortford 10. Legs need a bit of a rest / mini taper

My Last Run

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 16:43

Great running swittle! Thanks Hermes. With you on the pint and chips but am allergic to nuts  The pint needs to be ale mind, not lager.  Dreadmill shows commitment!

Me- yesterday was a recovery swim that turned into a mile  this morning's 6 am session was hill reps- 6 reps only of a new, even bigger one, with a bunch of mad women from the running club. Legs are really feeling it now

My Last Run

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 20:14

Well done Cal! Absolutely spot on!

I did my first triathlon this morning. 300m swim, 21k (13 mile) cycle, 4k run.  It's aimed at beginners thus slightly odd distances, but it is similar to a sprint triathlon distance, where the swim and run are a little longer. Anyway, I loved it! It was harder than I thought- I knew I'd do it in around an hour and a half, which I did, but I was thinking that an hour and a half run is fine. When you do three disciplines in that time, it's a little more demanding   Haven't got any official times yet, but really I have no context / expectations for that except for enjoying it, which I certainly did. And of course it was a PB 

I loved the swim, and I have been training well for that. I could have done a lot further really, it was a short swim.  Cycle was fine but I had shirked on the training for that really, recently my cycling has been pootling around into work / chatty rides with friends. So I got overtaken by a fair few people on that bit. Run was fine but legs feel like jelly for the first 5 minutes or so. After that I got in my stride.  I was pretty rubbish at transition!

Got a great medal, T shirt and free breakfast afterwards.  Loads of chat and fun. I did it with three women from my running club, and also so several women from another local club, so there was plenty of support on the way around.

It's a really fun change from just running, with lots of variety.

Now of course, I'm thinking about doing another triathlon or aquathlon...

My Last Run

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 22:41

Another 5 k club race this evening. This time 25.16. Grrrr...nearly two minutes slower than the same race this time last year! However I did do a 1 mile open water swim in the Serpentine this morning. It was amazing! I am starting to really like this outdoors swimming lark!

Triathlon is on Sunday, so need to have a rest day tomorrow

My Last Run

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:16

 

 

 

 

Tell us more about your muso credentials Swittle- another string to your bow!?

I did a 5k league race last night in the Olympic Park. Rather disappointed that sub 25 still eludes me- I did it in about 25.40.. did my best though in the humidity and with sore legs from the previous night's hill session.

Tonight was a cycle and another open water swim and I felt much more confident. Still not swimming well in the lake, but getting there... lots of dragonflies skimming the surface.

 

 

 

 

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