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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 15:40

That is a very decent time Cal and you should be very happy with yourself!

Me- 4 miles fartlek this morning. One of my least favourite sessions and the pavements were very icy so I tried to stay on the actual road wherever possible

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Posted: 20/01/2017 at 12:24

Cal, my 10k last Saturday was a runthrough event. Really well organised and friendly events from the couple I've done. Best of luck!

Hazel, I have a theory nicked off a friend who is an ex elite marathoner, that as long as it's all above the neck, running helps expel a cold due to the sweating and snotting... it almost always works for me- except on those times where I've convinced myself that I haven't got a cough when I have really....

So I did an easy 4 miles yesterday in the forest, which was icy and pretty. Then 10 miles this morning with a friend, also icy and not so pretty as we were on the roads, but there was a stretch along the River Lee, which is completely frozen over..

Did LOTS of sweating and snotting and feel a bit less snotty now. My lucky  friend!

My Last Run

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 10:41

Thanks  Cal and Hazel for the kind words. The house will remain freezing for a week as boiler needs replacing and install affects granny flat / building work. So it's a rather depressing scenario of electric fan heaters, hot water bottles and many clothes.   Things a bit more settled with oldies for now I hope...

Hazel, loving your snowy runs

Cal, which 10k are you doing?

Me- I did 7 miles pacey last night with the club. Cheered me up a little. Planning on a progression run later too, although I have a cold so will see how I feel

My Last Run

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 11:59

Hello all

Nice running, and tea drinking.. Hazel- don't blame you!!

Great miles Cal, JT

Me- having a hell of a week- stepdad is unwell and has gone into short term residential, mum needing more care than usual.  Our granny flat is coming along well but needs to get finished now as it's very hard driving over there every evening after work and their house is not adapted.. Also in wonderful, timing our boiler's died, so the house is an ice box  So as a result, I've only got out once, on Tuesday at 6.30 am- bit later than usual- and cos I was so tired / pushed for time before work, I only managed warm up, 3 x 1k, warm down.

Hoping to get out later, depending on mum

BTW silver lining of this every so shit week is that 10k race i did on Saturday- I was the first in my category! (there were only 9 of us in V40 but still....)


My Last Run

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 15:55

Very impressive Swittle Well done!

Great snowy running Hazel

Me- I actually chickened out of my Thursday run as the snow turned into sleet and I do the Thursday one from work, so have to sit in my (freezing) running gear doing my marking  at my  desk afterwards. Still, I felt like a right wuss!

Yesterday was a swim- 2k- which is further than usual. Saving my legs for today's 10k race at Hackney's Victoria park- flat as a pancake. Garmin time was 52.49 so hopefully still sub 53 when I get my official time. I'm really happy with that as I'm not race fit at the moment. Although it's nearly two minutes slower than my PB of 51 mins, set a few years ago also at Vicky park, I was super fit then and nearly a  lighter. So I'm thinking if I can ease off the food and wine, I *could* be on for a respectable time in March's HM.

Oh I've also signed up for the legendary Orion 15 (my club's super hardcore 15 mile XC run) in March 

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Posted: 11/01/2017 at 22:49

6.5 mile quite pacey run tonight with the club. Great, social run

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Posted: 10/01/2017 at 20:41

Nice running JT, Cal, Hazel..

Me- back to the earlies and it was a 5.30 am outing this morning to meet a friend for 5 reps of 1k at a distinctly sedate pace. With a run there and back to warm up / cool down, it was around 6 miles. My first speed session since early December and it's (kind of) good to get back to it. Pitch black throughout but mild and no wildlife to report this morning

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Posted: 07/01/2017 at 22:36

Your running sounds amazing Hazel! I tried the Asics one for Manchester marathon, but ended up botching together one from other plans... I'll have another look at that though, thanks

Nice parkrunning Cal

Me- had a XC Essex champs race today on an outrageously hilly, muddy, slippy course.  I wasn't much of a champ but it was never the aim to race it, just to add to the team numbers and give it a go. I think I finished in around 47 minutes for a 5 ish mile race and boy was it hard, even though that is slower than my easy paced runs!

Our women's A team got a bronze though! (I was in the D team )


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Posted: 06/01/2017 at 12:30

Oh no Cal! That's really annoying! Manchester was great though, and you were offered the discount too due to the cock up with the bags??

Me- 7 miles in the beautiful icy forest this morning with a friend. Will swim later too. Haven't swum in over a week. Missed it!

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Posted: 05/01/2017 at 21:26

Ouch JT!

Nice running Cal

Me- 4 ish miles progression in my lunch break. Very cold and icy. Need to find a decent half marathon training schedule- although I've done I reckon in excess of 20 of them over the years, I've never followed a plan. Would like to try for March's one. Any ideas?? I'm aiming to better my PB of 1.53

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