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My Last Run

Posted: Today at 10:04

One sweltering early morning run deserves another, so Day 1614 took in half an hour of path, parkland and sandy trail in my nooo trail shoooes!  Not a bit of use on soft, fine sand, tho!

Ye, thanks, Nessie, the calf has been pain free during & after and sand provides quite a test!

My Last Run

Posted: Yesterday at 11:30

Epic finishing photo, Cal!   SB, what trail shoes did you plump for?  Belting monthly mileage totals, Andrea: you're a runner, you're out there - loads of others aren't!

Testing session, Nessie - you've maintained fitness well.

Me?  A fortnight of Streaksavers, spaced to get maximum recovery time, icing & crepe bandage and plenty of deep, painful massage with my magic balm, Dynamint, have eased the calf strain enough for 20 s-l-o-w minutes yesterday and 30 in the same vein today.

Well down on my 2015 miles in 2015 but the Streak abides!


My Last Run

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 22:11

Not too shiny in my running world atm: got up to 20 mins, then tried a 30 but the calf cried 'Foul!' at 23.  Back on Streaksavers: left it *very* late last night, 2330 hrs, and tiredness & carelessness conspired to send me crashing to the concrete - again.  

A disjointed mile at 7am today and max time interval before another late evening effort.  I ought to jib it, rest up, get some physio and return slowly & steadily - but I won't.....

My Last Run

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 16:31

Thanks, SB & Nessie.  Deep down, I know what I need to do.

Our college awards evening took place yesterday but, as I'm neither great not particularly good, I didn't get an invite.

Andrea, you're doing ace!

My Last Run

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 02:29

Lily, JT, your comments are noted - yes, I persisted with 10k a day in spite of sore bones & muscles.  The calf strain was unexpected but served to cut me back to a straight mile a day this week, with almost a 24-hour gap between runs.  

Calf's easing up now - 10 minutes non-stop running at 11.45pm last night. Oh, and it was Day 1600. 

My Last Run

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 13:49

Posting from the pain cellar, I'd just decided to halve my daily mileage to get rid of the niggles when a causeless calf tweak last Sunday laid me low.

Out with Bird's Eye's finest, my hot water bottle and the crepe bandage - I didn't run until 11.30pm on Monday, and it's been a awkward, anxious mile every day this week. 

All for that damned Streak!

My Last Run

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 09:58

Much appreciated, JT and Nessie.  Trouble is, I have other sub-targets: 40 miles a week; 2015 miles in 2015.  Now, I *could* manage these two with rest days but four-and-a-half years of Streaking is so much to leave behind.   

And, Nessie, knowing when to cut short or leave it a day is true running wisdom! 

My Last Run

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 17:09

Another sunny, warm 10k by the gently lapping tide on Crosby beach and the Coastal Park.  I've been beset by DOMs for 4-5 weeks now and thought it might be a virus - but the Streak goes on, tho' perhaps it shouldn't.  Day 1593.

My Last Run

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 14:57

Public spirited work, JT  Glad you're perking up now.  Thanks, Nessie - teachers don't teach for the end-of-year gifts, so this print was rather special.

Well judged recovery, Cal, and a fine effort on your RUYD, marshallini 

Dank, will be watching the Eryri Marathon TV coverage a week or 2 afterwards - no race quite like it!

Great running, Lily - sounds like you went past lunch on you run!

My Last Run

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 19:50

Greetings, all.   Received a most unexpected gift from one of my maths PGCE students yesterday.  It's a print of a pencil drawing by his son - clearly a v talented artist. 

Day 1581 of the Streak: a super 10k of trail & beach - of course - on a fresh, warm Merseyside morning.  Sighted a treasure seeker c/w metal detector.



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