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My Last Run

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 21:15

Internal revolution cut last night's run to a Streaksaving mile, so my penance was to get out at 5.40 this morning, aiming for two hours' running before work.  Tempestuous winds & squally showers of rain, hail & snow conspired against me but I sought shelter 'midst the tall Victorian mansions of Blundellsands before being rocketed down the 2.5 miles of the beach by my erstwhile enemy.  Past the Marina, up to the canal & home quick sharp via the park.

13.2 miles - but no room in the college car park! 

My Last Run

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 18:13

Why not indeed?  I've contemplated a Hilbre run in the past but am wary of tides. 

Barefootedness confirmed!

My Last Run

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:15

21/08/2007 marked my first post on the 'My Last Run' thread.  Appears I was running a whisker faster in those days!  

My Last Run

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:11

Hi, marshallini.  Ye, the madness is still with me: 1489 days as of yesterday   You're a founder MLR poster, I'd say   I do hope you're soon running injury free - I must head for the Clwydians one day soon.

Enjoy a work-free Saturday with Geordie, birkmyre.

My Last Run

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 21:27

Hello, marshallini!  You & I go back to the earliest days of this thread!  Glad you're still running strongly.  

Well done on those big miles, Nessie. 

Let me suggest that everyone's pace here is a plod compared with, say, Farah's.  A rose by any other name..... 

My Last Run

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 16:46

Self referencing for training; peer referencing if you *have* to race.

My Last Run

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 22:51

JT = Machine!  While I much admire the dedicated Marathon training recorded here, it's not tempting me back for one more go.  I never had a plan, just hitting 60 or 70 miles a week for a couple of weeks & tapering down.  My PB was 13 years ago @ London and I wasn't Streaking then; however, I'm pretty sure running every day scupper my last two Marathons, when I suffered double calf cramp in the last 4 miles. 

My Last Run

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 22:07

15.5 miles in eleven hours doesn't sound too great - but I managed nine hours of slobbing about, eating & sleeping in between last night's 10 mile buffeting and 5 of the same this morning!

My Last Run

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 20:01

Stephen: fast indeed!  Tidy early session, birkmyre.   JT, you're right about the fading light: see photo from this evening just outside Liverpool.

All on target, Nessie - face stuffing is de rigeur!    Jack: road shoes don't cut it, do they?  Trail & fell I used to enjoy when I could run a bit.  The FRA website's worth a look. http://www.fellrunner.org.uk

Me: 4.2 miles to bring up 40/wk and take some pictures.



My Last Run

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 10:29

Well run, Lily - those hard miles are far more satisfying looking back: replace blue lips with pinkish glow!

Cheers, Jack - ye, a better show - like this morning's: 5.2 miles, coastal park, prom & beach, meeting a Millennium Border Terrier: 15 years young and springing & bounding with the best!

Happy celebrations, Nessie & Mr Nessie!  JT - hard to move for big league history in York - headtorch a v good idea considering what the Knavesmire used to host  Gallows were first built in 1379; Dick Turpin holed out there.

Happy Birthday to Miss B   - and yay! for runs that just feel good!


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