Strangely Brown


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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 08:25

Great running from Marsh and Matt there.  Ridiculous running from Dank.  How on earth do you do that?  How do you train for what you do?  One marathon will floor me for the following 2 or 3 weeks.  Do you run these full tilt or do you take them easy, knowing you have more to come?

Ness - Still struggling with the taper?  You are right, i'm enjoying mine.  I do find the 70 mile weeks can get draining and time consuming so I welcome the reduced schedule.

DD - Back up north!  I'll message you

13 miler with a mate on Saturday and then 7 easy today.  Unexpected frost this morning.

My Last Run

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

JT - As I often find myself, i'm pretty flabbergasted at your runs.  You near enough ran a sub 3.30 marathon there.

DD - Nice to see you checking in!  I'm not a man who's ever likely to be bullish about any race predictions but the training has gone pretty well and I am feeling confident that - if everything goes to plan - the sub 3 is realistic and obtainable.  There, that was pretty diplomatic stuff eh?

Dank - Cracking art as ever

Swits - Hope hammy is in better spirits for you soon

7 last night, 6 with the club and a mighty nice run it was too, all in the light.  Lots of marathon chatter going down as people get ready for Manchester and London in the next 10 days.

My Last Run

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 17:40

Hope tapering folk are finding the physical and mental adjustment tolerable.

Did 17 on Sunday, 8 with 3x 1 mile intervals yesterday and then a short and sweet 4 mile recovery today.  I can feel it tangibly ramping down now (can you ramp down?) and my body is noticing it.  Legs are feeling fresher and more bouncy on each run I go out for and it's certainly a nice feeling.  It would seem that 40-50 miles per week is about my body's limit before it starts to really feel the weight of miles taking their toll.

Out for an extended walk with the good lady and the hound (careful to never mix those descriptions up) this evening, it's stunningly lovely out so best make use of the light and weather whilst it's here.

Good evening folks.

My Last Run

Posted: 10/04/2015 at 08:49

12 yesterday eve, 6 with the club.  It was A1 perfect running weather....in shorts and t-shirt no less!  It started off warm and sunny but as I began to heat up, the sun sank majestically behind Holcolme Hill and the air began a rapid cool which stopped me ever getting too hot.  It felt like a July or August evening, not an April evening and it put a great big fat smile on my visage.

5 recovery this morning with 6x100 strides.  Much cooler but still sunny and bright.

Holcombe Hill and my running country:

http://webzoom.freewebs.com/ctcbury/Holcombe%20Hill.jpg

My Last Run

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:58

Swits - Hope you hold out man.  I also have a slightly tender hammy at the minute but nothing more than a fractional ache really.

Lily - magnifique

7 miles recovery pace but interspersed with 8x100 strides.  A yin/yan kinda run, there are a fair few of these bipolar sessions in the taper.

My Last Run

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:52

Ness - Sounds a very sweet run, welcome to taper!  It's a rewarding time but also one to keep your mental faculties in check.  Good luck!

Matt - Nice running, soon be taper for you too

JT - Pass on my best to your prostate and more importantly for you, I hope it remains unchecked by a medical professional. 

Talking of "watches", I think Jog watch totaled an impressive 5 today.  9 miles in a shroud of dense fog with 6 x 1200m intervals.  Thought it would be more tough than it was. 

My Last Run

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:48
22 miles to complete mara training proper. Taper time.

My Last Run

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:40

Jog watch - 2 I think

Pleasant 6 mile recovery run.  A huge difference in weather, calm and cool today with no rain or wind to speak of - finally.  It's still peculiarly autominal looking on the offroad section with dead wood and leaves everywhere and little signs of spring life popping up and out.  Can't be far off now though i'm sure.

My Last Run

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 16:54

Excellent going Matt.

11 miles with 8x100m strides this morning.  Still blustery but not anything like yesterday.  With dead branches and leaves scattered all over the place this morning, it looked far more an autumn scene than a spring one.

My Last Run

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 10:27

Lots to catch up on.

Swits - Good to see you mending yourself, you're right in what you say about the long run and I was content that I made the right call when I got back.  No regrets.

Ness - Bloody well done to you, that sounds like a lovely run that was a real test to boot.  You seem in grand shape.  London is less than 4 weeks away now.  Butterflies yet?

JT - It's a little tough out there at the minute eh?  Solid miles all the same and I share your sense of malaise at the minute.

Cal - Same!

Dank - You banana! Gutted for you on missing the race though, you must have been peed orf.

Me - 14 miles this morning, the last 14 mile week day outing of the plan and the start of the last full week of plan.  Wind was up and at em again but an early hail shower was swept off and the sky gradually became blue.  By the end, the sun was out but no discernible warmth from it, it is still cold out.  It's April on Wednesday, things must improve soon, right?  Pace was slow, legs still heavy and unresponsive.  Bleaugh.

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