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My Last Run

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 13:19

I really value all the fine comments and genuine support for my little enterprises.  Thank you, everyone!

Careful, JT: rest 'til it feels right, then rest the same period of time again.

Cool but not cold; drizzle but not rain; and a large urban fox watching me as I skirted Victoria Park.  10k at modest pace, meeting the four Wolfhounds on the beach.

My Last Run

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 21:56

Where 2000 miles was reached: 





My Last Run

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 14:51

Thanks, David.  SB, the coast was cool at 7am but no sign of frost - yet.

Gregry, it's cracking the weather as much as the distance - well done!  Good to see you back, Dank-art.

Last night's dark 8.2 miler left me 5 to run this morning to hit my annual target of 2000 miles.  On the beach, overlooking Crosby Marina, the digit counters fell.....


My Last Run

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 22:42

Lilytoo, I know I shall run amongst them until one of them regenerates, Dr Who style, and joins me!  Hope your kit's in tact.

Fine & consistent running, DunkyD - and here's hoping you're enjoying a brilliant birthday! 

SB - thanks for that.  Almost balmy November weather on Merseyside too but I left it until 7.30pm before 8.2 miles, all road unusually, around the silent mansions of Crosby & Blundellsands: too dark for beach running 

4 miles tomorrow should tip me over the 2K mark.  Tempting fate....?

My Last Run

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:48

DunkyD. hope you're feeling better.  David J: off road's where the fun is, for sure!

Pleased about the lift your Last Run delivered, Pompey Matt.

Lilytoo, hope you're not just being brave and making light of your faceplant - giggles would suggest not! 

Just 20 mins locally to bring up 40 miles for the week.  Couple of diary days approaching: 8 days will see 1400 for Streak v. 2.0; and 13 miles more will lower my 2000-mile target for 2014.  Of course, 2014 miles is the next! 

My Last Run

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 12:03

Just realised I missed the initial K from Knavesmire!  My penance will be *not* running the Brass Monkey in 2015.  I enjoyed it last January but I think I benefit these days from not running similar events year after year.  Your idea about fuel sources is one I can understand: front loading works for me!  Mighty mileage means mighty fuelling beforehand

The thrills of running exemplified, carterusm!   Good sesh, birkmyre.

7am and I was enjoying the calm of a misty, dew-decked morning by the beach so much that I ran 'the extra mile'!


My Last Run

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 13:59

Gregry: fine vocabulary extension,but, if you post here, you're far from being a dabbler or trifler!   Get well soon.  Same goes for you, Jack.

Good-day to you too, birkmyre.   Growing intensity, SB - well done!

0640 today: just short of 10k, trails, paths, park & beach: Waterloo to Burbo Bank, down the beach, between the lakes & home through the coastal park.  Cold, fresh and not far off ice in places.  Great start to this Tuesday!


My Last Run

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 13:10

Great stuff, Nessie: sounds like SAS manoeuvres! 

Jack: an ace PB - numbers I never saw, even in my pomp [a couple of months in 2004, I think

Lily - I started singing 'An Octopus's Garden' when I read your report!  

Welcome, booktrunk: good resistance work.  Navesmire, JT?  Reminds me of Brass Monkey.  SB - great dodging skills.

Yes, alex, I enjoyed a mild start by the coast with 7.2 miles through Blundellsands, on past the Coastguard Station & down a rather lump-ridden beach before heading home.


My Last Run

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 14:53

Fully deserved, Lily.   My guess on the speed work is maybe a tad too much a tad too soon.  Warm up is sooo important here: 2 miles slow as you like - and a mile of the same when you've done. Try pyramids: 50, 100, 150, 200, 150, 100, and 50 paces.  This means you start your recovery straight after the longest effort.

Not sure about the iron thing.....

7am  Windy out-section to & round Marina; much assistance up the beach and another effort home from the Baths.  56 miles needed to hit 2000, my target for the year.  So different from last year's injury & idleness beset efforts!

My Last Run

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 20:00

Your love affair with hills, mud & worse is inspiration enough, Lily, if anyone's running low   Glad you liked my early morning prose!

Cracking sesh, SB - with you, or rather, not, about setting out into ark-like precipitation!

Soon be back to form, Dunky!

0645 today: 10k give or take, up to the Coastguard Stn and back down the beach against a well organised southerly wind.

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