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My Last Run

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 11:14

It was from Nessie originally, birkmyre: 'relating to foxes' because of several recent sightings.

Many thanks, Nessie and SB - the target's almost near enough to touch now!

My Last Run

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 22:22

Vulpine - word of the day in my office, Nessie.   Wishing you a full recovery, Jack.

DD, that rest thing: do you think it'd work for me?   Lily, you'd make a fine motivational speaker for those runners wavering. 

SB - Jack's done a good job trying to fill Humph's shoes as chair of 'I'm Sorry, I Haven'y A Clue.'

After an am/pm double [5.5 miles & 5k], I'm 17 miles from breaking my all-time annual mileage in 27 years of running.  And Day 18 of Marcothon was ticked off. 

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Posted: 16/12/2014 at 22:00

You loves yer mud, Nessie, in whatever form!  birkmyre, that must have been a great evening - the crowd seemed wired!  

Plenty of pre-dawn running going on - yep, me too, with back-to-back 10kms y'day & today.  Saw our local urban fox yesterday - a big lad too: just stared me out 

Lily, you must love your running as much as just about anyone here.  Love the reports. 

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Posted: 13/12/2014 at 22:05

Living by the sea, I've not had to cope with too much frost so far but I feel for those who have! 

Left the 13th day of Marcothon late: I do this on Saturdays to give some extra recovery time.  Any is welcome when Streaking!  Cold, damp underfoot and a lively W wind by the Baths but less blustery during my tour round Crosby.  4.1 miles tonight, leaving me 51 to cover by 31 Dec. to record my highest year's mileage ever.

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Posted: 11/12/2014 at 12:07

birky, what's the inside track on SPOTY?  I'd love the vote to go towards Ms Pavey: a 100%-er if ever there was one!  

Ye, SB, I reckon we've all had enough dark running for the time being - and thanks, Matt, for explaining the transition.  JT, you must never tire of running in/around York.

Marcothon Day 11 = 5.2 wind-battered miles in Crosby & Blundellsands - too wild for beach or prom atm.


My Last Run

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 22:34

Plenty to remember with a smile on your birthday, Gregry!  And your off-road exploits are ones to laugh about later, as you ask where the marshals were!

JT, 'tis good news about your calf: you can ease into steady, longer sessions soon.

It throws everything out arriving just as the gun goes off, Nessie, so you've done well - and the food will have compensated!   birtkmyre, dog walking goes down as good cross-training!

Cal, extended rest & increased confidence?  

1.5 and 8.6 miles today, half road, half grassy path & trail.  Nipped out again because Marcothon hadn't been satisfied  but safely through Day 7.  Cold, windy and one for running in one's own bubble - not that many folk were about.

My Last Run

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 19:36

Have an ace race tomorrow, Nessie - and thanks for the encouragement. 

My Last Run

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 20:00

Yes, carterusm, the clear, cold air helps to pick out detail and demands a pace quick enough to stop cryogenesis. 

Good news, JT - hope the recovery continues!  Nessie, hoping for the best for the VLM place.  LSR, threshold and MP + 20 will soon be featuring here 

Great work, SB - and a super report on off-road exploits, Gregry!

0650  4.2 frost-free miles, beach & trails; 1730  5k around Crosby Coastal Park in a course best!  Marcothon Day 4 ticked off.

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Posted: 03/12/2014 at 12:06

-4 deg. C at 0630 this morning, the first cold day this winter.  Just about frost free and light enough for a mile up the beach at sunrise.  Vest added to usual 2 layers; still in shorts....

My Last Run

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 16:26

Thanks, SB: 2nd 10k run at 0645 today including a mile or so of beach.

Lily, that's a picture as clear as the sky above!  

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