Archive for February, 2009

More Paddling.

Last Sunday me and Gaz went for a 17 mile paddle down the River Conwy in the Canadian Canoe. It took us just over 5 hours and as such for a couple of days afterwards i was walking around like an ironing board due to the incredible pain in all my muscles. I managed to do a 3 miler in the week and i have just got back from doing a 4 miler in the hills. Rubbish training so far but i will soon sort it out.

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Sore Legs

The old pins are hurting after doing some good running over the last few days. Not huge mileage (that’s to come) but i have been putting a lot of effort into a few 4 milers. I am only going for a quick 3 miles in the morning.

Taking the canoe down the River Conwy tommorow should be quite interesting dodging all the Yachts as we paddle into Conwy Marina sometime tomorrow afternoon :)

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Half Marathon Training.

The Reading Half Marathon is next on the list (i have a list). This is in March so not really that long to train but just enough i think to get my arse around in some sort of order. I had a days rest after Sundays race. On Tuesday i went for a 4 miler and another 4 miler today.

This is that list.

  1. Nick Beer 10km
  2. Reading Half Marathon
  3. Chester Half Marathon

Hey no one said it was a long list.

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Got a PB!!!

Just got back from doing the Nick Beer 10km Road Race and i got a pb of 48.07. Well chuffed with this time after the crap preparation. Everyone shot off like a bolt at the start but the first 5km is all uphill and what a bloody hill. So i held back and just plodded on in a normal sort of training mode pace. After about 4km the patience paid off and i started picking off people one by one.

The downhill bit i just let fly but i still found this quite hard going. I had a good strong finish. The best and most pleasing thing about all this was i didn’t hide at all and gave it everything i had.

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Camping Canoeing and a bit of Running.

I have only been doing the odd 3 or 4 miles here and there just to keep ticking along. I have a 10km race this Sunday. So the preparation didn’t go as planned as the cold is just finishing itself off now.

Yesterday i took the day off work and went out on Bala Lake in North Wales in a friends Canadian Canoe. Great fun and we camped out on a little shore for the night. Woke up this morning and the tents had a nice layer of snow on them.
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