Archive for February, 2010

7 miler

Just got back from what was supposed to be a long slow run but i ended up going to quick for the first 2 miles and ended up paying for it at about 5.5 miles feeling sick and slow. Sooo hungry when i got back and have just stuffed myself with an Omelette and a massive ham salad sandwich washed down with several gallons of Juice.

Ran 7.05 miles in 1:02:04 @ 8:48 min/miles pace

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Tempo Run

I went for a 4 miler and ran it at what is now my tempo pace. Info gathered from various sources based on my 10km times etc. I don’t like running at this pace for me it is very hard going and nowhere is flat round here except the beach which  is windy most of the time.

I also got an ipod shuffle today which i am very pleased with. I bought it from JogBlog who very kindly let me have it for a very reasonable price. Great for running. I had no idea it was so small :)

Ran 4.22 miles in 34:57 @ 8:17 min/miles pace,

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Tuesday 5 Miler

Went for a 5 miler at work this afternoon. This route is very undulating and according to some geeky graphs from the GPS data it involves a higher accent in elevation in total than decent but in my head that would make me finish at a higher point than when i started because i started and finished at the same point?

edit – so if the route was on the side of a larger hill in itself then that would answer the elevation conundrum which wasn’t a conundrum at all i just had to zoom out so to speak and geographically think bigger. I know this is obvious to most people but I’m a bit thick.

Ran 5.02 miles in 42:15 @ 8:24 min/miles pace,

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Another race

Back training now ready for another race which is booked for 7th March it’s another local 10km and i will not drink a drop of beer until that race is finished.

I went for a 3 miler this morning which went surprisingly well.

Ran 3.12 miles in 25:44 @ 8:15 min/miles pace,

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Nick Beer 10km 2010

What is the worst thing you could do to prepare for a race the day before? well let me tell you what i did i had a few beers on Friday felt rough Saturday morning so decided the best thing to do was continue drinking. Drank beer all day rang everyone on my mobile phone and bored them to death with stupid drunken banter. Made a complete arse of myself on Facebook by typing in stupid messages all day long and ate a massive Chicken Kebab with extra chilli sauce.

Despite all this and with some help from my lovely wife i managed to get my fat arse to the start line along with 500 other runners. I felt sick,dizzy and in no fit state to go charging around the Great Orme. The race was fantastic i felt ok as we trudged up the steep first 5km’s and i finished feeling strong but knowing i gave everything.

A great day but i will never ever drink again before a race…………………………i promise!

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Hot Spot

3.5 miles in the hills yesterday which without any shadow of doubt was one of my best runs in months. I felt fitter and stronger all the way round. I went for a 4.5 miler at home this evening which was a bit of an effort after yesterdays pace.

I got a new pair of trainers recently and as such I’m getting sore bits on the back of my foot. It’s only a small area but the the little buggers sting like hell and the howling as i get into a bath jeeesh!!!

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