Strangely Brown

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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 11:36

I ran!  Broke my longest stretch without running for years today with a gentle and almost pain free 5 miles.  Phew!  It felt great to be out.

Thanks for the well wishes people but only myself to blame. 

Matt - Cheers and great mileage from you, you're loving this long stuff now.

Cal - Sounds like a good race and well done to you!  Don't be too disheartened though, there's always another race you can do to put stuff right.

Has DD gone into permanent hibernation?

My Last Run

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:19

Thanks dudes but only really got myself to blame.  I'm awaiting news on whether it needs an operation but judging by the weird angle it's adopted, I'd suggest that it highly likely.  I'm also not able to run as my knee is still very painful.  I'll give it until tuesday and if it's still like this, i'll probably have to get that checked out too.  Unbelievable how one tumble can bugger you up so much.

Have a grand BH weekend people and stick a mile in for me!

My Last Run

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 09:20

Well that'll teach me.  Second fell run with the club, pushing my luck by still not having fell shoes.  Nearly got through it, a tough but lovely 7 miles with 350m of ascent.  But no, just toward the end, I go down, inevitably.  A&E for 3 hours and a broken finger was the punishment for my folly.  I'm also hobbling as my knee took a whack so not sure what i've done there but hopefully it's just a bit of impact.

It's surprising how much you actually use your right ring finger for....

My Last Run

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 10:22

Yep - fell running is bloody tough going up and scary as heck going down.  You get about 5 minutes of calmness in the middle, with epic views though

I did a little run with a mate last night.  7.25 miles including road, 5x250 lung bursting hill reps and then trail for most of the way home.  Enjoying the variety at the minute.

My Last Run

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 10:51

Ness - Thanks re the job, so far so good!  Yeah, fell running is hard....really bloody hard!  My calves and buttocks were aching for days after but boy was it some workout.  Think that fell run might be a little far for me i'm afraid but my new job will take me to the smoke a couple of times a month so who knows?  I will do my first race up here sometime in the summer.  I will be apprehensive for sure!  Good miles from you, how are the pegs?

JT - Solid miles as we've become used to

Swits - You're still with us! 

I did 20 mins on the indoor bike yesterday, covering some 13k.  With the prospect of some dualathlon/tri in the future, it's time to mix it up this summer.  6 miler this morning with a fast last mile.  Pace still a bit down.  Rainy, cold and windy.  Is this May?

My Last Run

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:16

Lily - Great stuff and you should be proud.  We all run at different levels and I reckon those who achieve with more time on their feet are enduring more pain than those with less feet time. 

Swits - Good to hear from you pal, glad the streak is surviving the bouts of bodily challenge.

Cal - This place is like a teachers convention.  A job I don't believe I could ever do.

Great local run 5k this morning.  Pace was drastically down, slower than my recent 10ks even and at full effort.  I guess i'm still recovering from the marathon then.  19.40 and managed second.  The bloke who won was out of sight by the time I got half a mile from home!

My Last Run

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 08:17

Well done Andrea.  I find that improvements from training have little pattern to them.  you can seem to put a lot of effort in for little or no reward and then suddenly shave minutes off your PB at some random point in the future.

JT - Hope you didn't run anytime soon after a packet of fig rolls....

I did my first fell run yesterday.  Well, it was part fell, part trail.  I didn't have any fell shoes so was possibly risking it a little but came through unscathed.  I went over on my ankle quite a lot though, not helped by me being an under pronator.  The scenery though, surpassed all my expectations.  The variety of contrasting vistas and the number of achingly pretty views on the fells around here really surprised me, i've been far too ignorant to them but the only way to see them the way I did was to be on the hills.  No roads up there.  It was tough though and the body aches today.  7.2 miles.  I'll do more!

My Last Run

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 13:33

Dank - Do the sensible things

JT loves his biscuits

Back to running normality for me.  The last 2 weeks has been a bit of a blur of allsorts, including 3 days in Kent starting a new job up to yesterday.  I took my running shoes but they never made it to my feet.  6 miles today, one with the dog.  It all feels good, I think i'm ready to start pushing again now.

My Last Run

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 14:15

It's certainly impressive Swits but only if you spent a lot of it really fancying a pint.

Well done Marsh.

8 miles for me, the longest run since London.  Sadly, it was in the brisk chill of Bury and not the delightful early season warmth of Turkey.  Sigh.

My Last Run

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 14:28
PM, it's a huge achievement and one you get to keep for life now. Well done mate and glad you enjoyed the experience!

Another 5 ish miles on the seafront this morning. Sweaty but enjoyable stuff.
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