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My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 23:45

Well done, compo.  Some uncompromising hills on that course - it'd be a fell race if not on the road.  1:35 my best in 2001!  Used to be on a Saturday evening.


My Last Run

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 14:08

Yes, Cal, consistent training and well chosen races can maintain & improve.  I hit a sweet spot in my late 40s, setting all my current PBs from 5k to Marathon aged 48-50.  Started late too: 34 years old.

Streaking and improved pace rarely go together - part of why I started it: another target, I suppose.

My Last Run

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 10:51

I'd have exchanged it for some pace in my earlier years of running & racing, Hermes.

My Last Run

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 20:39

Hermes, streaking's been my running focus for the past eight years.  1st streak was 1315 days, halted by injury; 9 days later, set off on streak 2: 1645 days, ended last July, calf strain.  Running allows all manner of involvement! 

My Last Run

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 10:25

A great measure of your recovery after the layoff, Nessie.   And cake always puts extra shine on a good time.

The conflict of negatives in 'Not a Streak' is starting to confuse me but the concept is still valid.

My Last Run

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 13:39

Thanks, Cal.  Great PB work.  Strong running in & outside the UK.

There's a pot head who walks his dog on the beach: I smell it before I see him & his pooch.  He seems dog friendly though.

0630 and about 150 consecutive outings for me.  Not-a-streak, you understand!  Over the coastal park, around the Marina, up the prom & home.  4.2 miles, 42 minutes.  Humid, drizzly and calm.

My Last Run

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 13:59

Well worth racing for, Hermes! 

9pm before I ran last night, and the cloud in the west had a fiery orange border, a remnant of the departing day.  10k made up of track, promenade, beach and XC went fine after my breathing settled.

8 hours later, up & out for 4 miles by Crosby Marina, with some prom & fields.  Breathing was fine.

My Last Run

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 10:43

A useful double yesterday, Nessie - I'm pleased you're noting the improvements. 

Speedy 5k work, Mr Soft -  on your way to that 39:xx 10k. 

4 XC miles yesterday evening, beach and trail featuring.  a tad off colour....breathing didn't settle down until later on.

My Last Run

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 12:41

Here's to a super race, Hermes! 

My Last Run

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:09

Amen to that, Nessie, although there must have been a huge social event for snails in my local park today! 

Progression: gradually increasing pace?  Replicating racec situation?  Yes, sounds testing to me.

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