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My Last Run

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 22:29

Well, DunkyD, this morning's 5.2 miler round Rimrose Valley was paused after 10 minutes as I became unexpectedly closely acquainted with an innocent-looking trail.....  Stopped my watch as I crashed down; couldn't even muster a choice expletive.  Right elbow, hip & knee took the brunt but completed run, as I had to get to work!

Aches & pains?  Cuts & bruises?  Me?  Will be out for a couple of miles tomorrow morning!  Streak = 1325 days; mileage for year: just shy of 1600.  Not too bad.

My Last Run

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:08

Pleased to hear you're on the mend, Nessie: suspect the revised timescale is more realistic. 

JT: if the cows had seen *the sight*, the milk would have curdled!

Jack Harris - that's a super time: you'll be sub-6 before long.

SB & birky: not quite light in Liverpool at 0645 - brighter when I reached the coast.  Serpentine S., down the beach, between the lakes and home via coastal park.  5.3 miles.

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Posted: 14/09/2014 at 15:38

SB, a lucky escape: no chance of getting 'board' on your runs!    Thank you, carterusm - all the kind comments have been much appreciated.  Always wise to move across distances if you're unsure.

Great description of your coastal session, Lilytoo - I try to take best advantage of prevailing winds but they have to be faced! 

SB - you've set up sound measures for dealing with a little-known illness and the quality of your running shows it can be mastered.

Coming together well, DunkyD - best wishes from me   ...and a lively 10.1 miler, JT - truly 'on manoeuvres'.   Sub-2 is yours next race, Dankart.

For me, 14.1 miles, mainly trail, with some private roads and an unintended tour of farm fields.  U-turn back to Hightown, along the Alt estuary & Hightown coast before a stretch down the beach.  Met a woman running the Polar Circle Marathon series next month!

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Posted: 10/09/2014 at 22:09

I thought you might enjoy it, birkmyre!

My Last Run

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:02

Thanks, DunkyD - after effects to the fore today but I'm no teenager any more!

Off road seems to be the terrain of choice: agree about vigilance, JT.

Am still chuckling @ your post, Lilytoo, and sympathising with the hormonal St Nicholas!

0645 Fresh, sunny and pretty much deserted, apart from a small Bichon Frise dog carrying a bough twice its length!   5.2 miles coastal park, Baths, beach & Marina.



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Posted: 08/09/2014 at 22:14

It's so kind of you to say that, Nessie - I'll look out that book too.  I value my daily run as a time to think, or *not* to think if I so choose - and the Iron Men are consummate listeners, not knowing how to judge.

Nessie, let me wish you well for tomorrow: a short, trouble-free stay & a quick return to your beloved running.

My Last Run

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 10:18

SB: many thanks for an insightful view about my daily obsession.  One distinct advantage of Streaking is that it removes the need to make a choice about whether to run or not.  Of course, there have been days when idleness, twinges, tiredness and pure CBA have had to be slapped down.  Almost all the time, I relish lacing up & heading out - the beach & countryside contribute here.

JT, I'm grateful for your words but, alas, cannot report a rest day today; instead, 5.3 miles to the Coastguard Station & back down the beach on a grey, misty morning.

Lilytoo, you raced, you finished - but not in position 1 000 000 , and you earned the victor's spoils!  Glad you like the photo.

Pig100 - can't get much closer to target time than that!  Well done in your 1st HM!

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Posted: 07/09/2014 at 12:19


This just in: Streak 2 rises to 1316 days after a life-affirming 13.2 miler through Rimrose Valley, a ribbon of docklands and, inevitably, a stretch up Crosby beach!

Streak 2 has taken me just over 7100 miles.  Enough stats already - pictured above: one of the boys *in* the beach.

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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 17:59

So, with half an hour's running to the beach & back this p.m., I managed to match my first Streak.

The scores for Streak 1 and Streak 2 are now tied at 1315 days - and tomorrow, I need only remain upright and heading forward for 10 minutes to post a new record.....

My Last Run

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 10:16

SB, you're right, of course. Sunday is a new record but so will Monday be - and every day for which I extend the blessed thing!   Have run 3 times in the past 24 hours: only 5 - 3 - 5 miles but interesting to note the fatigue in work afterwards. 

Nessie - neat little double, good for sharpening; and Dunky D: you've put in some really good quality work, so the auspices must be good.

Carterusm - you've done it before, so you can do it again!   JT - well judged use of vocabulary!

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