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My Last Run

Posted: 19/10/2016 at 10:53

Peak?  After school rugby and social squash, I started running v modestly at 33 and all my PBs [5 miles to Marathon] except 5k (too short, too fast, too painful) were set in an 18-month period when I was aged 48-49. 

Of course, these are *still* my PBs.

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Posted: 17/10/2016 at 21:22

^ Not available in any shop, JT. ^  

My Last Run

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 11:04

Glad you enjoyed the Cabbage Patch '10', Cal.  Your analysis re recovery from racing is spot on.  [Never stopped me racing Sat-Sun back to back, mind!]

An 8.5 mile darkrun, head torch deployed but still face planted after only a mile in fine style, tripping over a six-inch high wire fence, having run 100s of times in the same area. 

Slightly fragile this morning but essayed 2.5 miles locally at 7am by way of recovery.

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Posted: 15/10/2016 at 17:41

Yes, have a great tour of Twickers, Cal!    

Thanks for the kind wishes, Hazelnut.

Nessie, I'm short of succession planning. i.e. what I would do with 45-50- more hours a week to occupy.  With a little less loading, I could still go on finding teaching fun.  I need to gather more intel [hate that abbrev.  ]

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Posted: 15/10/2016 at 12:30

Thanks for that, Nessie. ^  

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Posted: 15/10/2016 at 09:01

That's kind of you, JT.    V disappointed to hear of what I hope is a temporary and slight setback.  

Persistence, determination and consistency populate these pages.

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Posted: 14/10/2016 at 10:25

Headtorch for 1st two miles, then the daylight removed the need for it.  Cool, cloudy and calm on marina and sea.  Headed round a corner in the park to meet unidentified woman and Labrador - 'Mornings' exchanged.

Streak = 289 days.

Age = 63 years as of yesterday. 

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Posted: 09/10/2016 at 10:05

So...I'm running up a rather dark beach, pondering on whether to retire, when a yappy, white furry canine missile appears near my feet.  I turn and the headtorch picks out one of those dogs 'on a mission' to disrupt my streaking continuum.

Well worn lines from owners....'Only barks and chases...'.  Yes, that's why I've had to stop. Hmm.... 

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Posted: 07/10/2016 at 20:38

Becks, contrarily, the toughest of races often see us scanning the listings for another!

Thanks, Hazel.  I like your thoughtful approach to gathering some pace.

Headtorch deployed this morning, a kind gift from an outdoors pursuits lecturer at college - and a friendly welcome from a pure-bred whippet as I took a turn round the Marina and beach.  40 minutes or 4 miles: you choose.  

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Posted: 03/10/2016 at 09:03

Belter of a race, Becks!  Next job: match Nessie's sub-2! 

JT: a candidate for one of those interminable shows about people who *really* ought not to have a driving licence.

10k Darkrun last night, after I'd found my headtorch buried deep amongst some ancient race T-shirts.  Wind & temperature ideal for a tour round Crosby Coastal Park & the Marina.

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