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My Last Run

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 22:10

Erm, yes, I might risk stepping out at least for another day, JT.....

My Last Run

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:34

Hello, all.  Just to let you know that the Streak is four years old and 8032 miles long today.  Sincere thanks for all your kind support. 


My Last Run

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 17:00

Out at 6.45 this morning for 5.2 miles.  Gales had eased a little and some exfoliating hail wasn't ordered - but arrived anyway.   How's Geordie enjoying the wintriness, birkmyre?

JT - reminds me of Hare & Hounds in 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'   - and I reckon you'd have whupped those dogs by quite a margin! 

Nessie - neat work on the Mara prep: hills & forests will get you there!  Progressive self testing sounds to be working well, Jack - glad you're close to fully fit again.

Well organised prep, Dank-art - I'm sure it'll reap dividends. 

My Last Run

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 21:39

Thanks for the good wishes, folks.  Just got to chalk up four more outings for four years of running every day.   Tempting fate?  Ye, maybe, but, as I've proved, I can lose the inner gyroscope on the most benign of surfaces. 

Good progress, SB - it's a real bonus of this thread picking up on techniques that have worked for others.  Mega mileage, JT.  Dogs I meet on my runs know better than to show indifference: barking wildly and circling me must mean something!

10k, give or take, with as much off road as I dared before 7am


My Last Run

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 23:35

Much appreciated, Nessie.  I dream of rest days.....  Feet beat wheels, eh, Lily!  Well done. 

Very impressive 20 miler there, Matt.  Good session by you, Jack - try vaseline on your feet & inside & outside your socks in the areas that rub.

Out at 2030 for 10.4 miles shared between quiet residential avenues, promenade, beach and a little impromptu x-country in the flooded coastal park.   Not much light to help on the beach but can report no heffalump traps! 

My Last Run

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 22:51

SB, did Bradford City get a mention?  Nipped out on a cool, rather breezy evening with a waxing crescent moon for company.  Baths, Burbo Bank and back thro' Blundellsands!    5.1 miles.

OK, Streak 2.0 started with a tentative two-miler in my local park on 31st January, 2011.  And the maths is needed to get the correct number of days: 365 x 4 + 1

My Last Run

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 21:44

JT, I love unexpected meetings with animals before dawn: Charlie, the chocolate Labrador, is particularly adept at scaring the soul out of me by brushing across my legs as I run.   Matt, race hunting can be huge fun - I've entered a MT HM tonight myself.

SB, it's a round number but how I convert days streaked into that number comes with a twist!

birky, enjoy the athletics meet.   Nessie - neat double sesh there, with integral child care!

My Last Run

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 22:16

A modicum of crunching this a.m. over the parkland; chose prom over beach 'cos I could just about see the prom!  5.2 miles, icy east wind.

Our own 'Winterwatch', JT; Beningborough is sublime.   Runs like yours, Nessie, help us appreciate the belters!  

Good news on your fitness rating, Jack.  Great effort to shout at the snow, birky!  

DunkyD, I got so dependent on gloves a few years ago that I was wearing them in April 

Ten days to a Streaky milestone....will talk you in....

My Last Run

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 22:12

Crunching on the prom at Crosby at 6.30 this morning on frozen sand, far less appealing than birky's white carpet.  And gloves, DD?  Gloves? 

Jack: build your base and put your speed on hold for after your Mara.  

SB - an heroic effort in trying conditions.  And Nessie, perfecting the art of snucking: fine skills!

Me? A 10k before dawn, colder & crisper but mostly ice/frost free.  Ran some beach in the dark = special treat!! 

My Last Run

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:46

After last night's one-mile Streaksaver precipitated by a generally liverish feeling, 

I was out on the road at 6am on catch-up duty.  The frost had left the pavements alone and I seemed to have the whole of postcode L23 to myself.  At the Coastguards', I took a glance over the railings in the less-than-half light and dropped down to the beach, where firm, flat sand confirmed my decision to pass the Baths and cut back home by the pump station, where I saw Sam, the three-legged dog and his devoted owner.

10.4 miles - glowing all day! 

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