Strangely Brown

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Posted: 03/09/2015 at 20:23

Oh Swits, I had a feeling that this had happened but all the same, a great pity.  It kept us all behind your cause for quite some time.

Hats off to you though, I could never do anything like that and you never rarely skimped on those runs for a tick in the box, they were mainly proper distances.  Let's wait and see if a MkIII is in the offing but enjoy the well earned downtime.  Hope you mend swiftly and well mate.

Just 6 today and less running for me this week as I taper down for racing on Sunday.

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Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:11

Alex90 - Forgot to thank you for the advice.  Thank you for the advice!    I won't overdo it.

JT - Another revolting sounding cocktail recipe!  I'm a classic Mojito or Long Island Iced Tea kinda man.

7 with the club last night, up on t'fells.  7 this morning on the roads.  I have a race predictor on my Garmin that is now spitting out all sorts of fanciful times for various distances which make me wonder whether a far better runner has been finding a way into the house, taking it out for a run and then returning it unspotted.  Either that or it's been experimenting with a few too many of JTs cocktail recipes.

My Last Run

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 11:40

That drink sounds genuinely disgusting JT!

Hill reps for me.  6 x 300.  Sort of wanted to do 7 but felt a bit sluggish to start with and was a mess after 6. 6.5 miles all in.  Pizzed it down and was blustery.  Felt like autumn yet i'm still waiting for summer to start

My Last Run

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:01

Sounds interesting Ness.  I'm shamefully poor at ignoring my core.  Every time I start to do some core work regularly, I seem to slip straight back out of the habit again.  Do you think you'll improve your running from what you now know?

JT - Relieved that it was technology that failed you and not your body.

Did 9 today and 14 on Saturday.  In between that I did my first ever brick session.  Ouch!  Only 10.5 miles on the bike and what was supposed to be 3 miles running.  What an odd sensation it is to step off the bike into the running shoes.  My legs felt like they weren't properly attached.  I had to turn around only 1.1 miles into the run and head back as I was flagging badly and it was very warm.  It's clearly going to take some training for is this lark.

My Last Run

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 08:38

Cheers JT.  Sorry to hear about your frustrations, I'd imagine every runner has been there at some point.  How important is pace to you, as you don't race?  Is it simply about self-improvement and your own personal battle?

Could you take a phone out with you with a training app fired up, just to give you a second opinion?  Not sure if you suffer with seasonal performance issues but i've never done a single PB in summer, it all comes over the winter months.  Somewhere around November, my pace will miraculously return.  It's an odd thing at times, this body of ours.  Hope it sorts itself out soon.

Just 5 today after a long ride last night, legs felt tired and well used.  Slow.

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Posted: 17/08/2015 at 10:44

Lily - Sounds like you had a lovely break away and made time for running plenty.  I don't envy you doing it in that heat though, 20 degrees is my limit!

Really enjoyed my run today, 9 miles in mild and benign conditions.  I did my local BUPA 5k race again yesterday and managed my second victory. 

My Last Run

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 15:05

6.5 with da club last night, flying around the fells.

5 this morning on my tod, romping around the roads.

The main difference between the runs, apart from the terrain, was that last night it rained nice and steadily whereas today, it's was quite frankly bloody biblical.

Dirty food secret

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 08:45

Just seen that munchy box on google. Gipped a little.  Only someone under the spell of 8 pints of Stella could possibly be interested in that!

Pork fat for me.  Either in bags in pubs or slowly crisped on top of a belly or shoulder joint.  Plenty of salt and I just cannot resist the damn stuff.

My Last Run

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 08:57

HI Matt, good to see you back posting and hammering out some big miles.

6 for me today with 4 of the hard stuff.  Pace isn't quite where I want it to be.

My Last Run

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 09:46

Some inspirational stuff over the weekend.  JT with his first monster run in a fair while and a handy canter too.  Cal with a stonking PB and Dan with the sort of run that just makes me feel a bit inadequate!  Applause in the general direction of all.

I clocked off 10.2 with a mate on Sat, 6 yesterday and a steady 10 this morning.  I have my first proper race in a while coming up in 4 weeks time and noticed i'm some 4 or 5 pounds heavier than my ideal racing weight so I have a little shedding to do as i'm gunning for a 10k PB.

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