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My Last Run

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 20:58

Lily, Cal & Nessie: your thoughtful words certainly help to fill the gap left by not running.  Walking I'm finding is quite fun: there's so much more to see at a slower pace.

Good health & fast times to every 'My Last Runner'. 

My Last Run

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 21:57

Good evening, all.  I think you'll have worked out that the Streak is no more.  The scores on the doors are quite comforting: 1645 days; or 4 years 7 months in the other measure; 8884 miles.  Mean mileage: 5.4 miles/day.

2 August was my last outing but the sharp tug inside my calf told its own story. Abortive attempt to run 2 weeks ago.  Now walking 20 minutes to an hour or more.

A 3rd?  Let me get straight: some physio, plenty stretching and hot n cold.

My Last Run

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:29

Grrr!  You're spot on, SB.  The last 7+ years of Streaking, by definition, have been clear of major injury.   I'm confident that, with caution, I'll have two functioning calves - not quite a herd  - 'ere long.  Thanks for your good wishes!

Run strong, run safe! 

My Last Run

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 21:29

Just about hanging in - Streaksavers early doors, compression bandage at work, hot water bottle and Dynamint muscle rub at the end of the day.  I've got through calf strains before and I will this time..... 

My Last Run

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 21:10

I bet you put those young bucks to shame, Nessie.  Happy holibobs! 

Very creditable placing, marshallini - was your fell race in the Clwydians?

A Streaksaver this a.m. and no bad reaction, so massage, hot, cold & rest, and try for 20 minutes tomorrow. 

My Last Run

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:57

0700 A decidedly 2nd rate 4.4 miles over the coastal park and up the beach to Burbo Bank, whence I took the trails home.  Spoke too soon: calf tweak & hip issue back in town. 

Channeling JT, I waved at White Dog Man - reciprocated; made cat welcoming sounds - not reciprocated; and the only wind was a Force 3 sou'westerly. 

My Last Run

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 11:42

The rain reflected from the road & the umbrellas make the 'middle' work pure impressionism to me [I don't know much about art etc. ...]  Very striking, Dank-art.

SB, we could call ourselves 'My Lost Fun'.      Person eating horses and geese resembling raptors!  Whatever next?

0700 this morning.  4.4 miles that felt easier and left me with more confidence that the persistent porker is getting sorted. 

My Last Run

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 10:45

My Last Run

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 22:20

SB, I do feel your pain.  My arm is only now assuming its accustomed flesh colour after a swan dive a month ago.  Hope the hurts are superficial.

marshallini, did you ever run the B'head Park 5?  Hills a telling factor for me.

JT, 13.5 miles seems a popular distance [see SBs report] 

8pm tonight: my further run for 4 weeks or more and I was persuaded to extend by the balmy breezes, kite pilots and seeing a prospective student I interviewed earlier this week!

5.1 miles

My Last Run

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 08:15

It's going to be a great ally in improving your running, Ivan.  Well done!

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