Posts Tagged ‘Juneathon’

Juneathon Training

Getting ready for this years Juneathon today with a nice 4 miler at work. I’m not sure how you get ready to do something like that but I’m thinking not much is the answer and just enough to keep you ticking along. So that’s what I’m doing just ticking along.

Ran 4.05 miles in 35:44 @ 8:49 min/miles pace.

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Yes it’s that time of the year nearly and i have once again volunteered for the annual round of Juneathon. This is where a bunch of bloggers who run do some kind of fitness everyday of the month of June. It’s quite tough so this year i am determined to complete it with GPS evidence.

Went for a hilly 4 miler this afternoon.

Ran 4.03 miles in 37:02 @ 9:11 min/miles pace

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Juneathon the 9th Sony Walkman.

Back out into the hills this afternoon for a quick 3 miler. That’s all Juneathon is getting out of me today. On another note i got stopped by the Police today while driving out and about at work for a routine breathalyser test, i got zero of course but still felt quite nervous. So much so that when he asked me my age i got it wrong.


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I was kindly sent a Sony Walkman W from a nice chap called Huw to try out. This 2 gig mp3 player was built for people who train with music. I would say 70% of my runs are with tunes blasting in my ears/. I find I run faster and just have more enjoyment from what is essentially quite a lonely workout in running medium to long distances. I have had this for a few weeks now and use it a lot. Changing music on the player is as simple as plugging in the USB and mounting the device on a funky looking little tower then dragging and dropping your music files. I don’t want a fiddly lump of software just to transfer music and the simplicity of this I found very appealing. It is very comfortable to use and you have little rubber grommets in different sizes that you can change to fit if you so wish.

Also. I was asked to create the ultimate running playlist for this MP3 Player and i came up with this.

  1. Golden Brown – The Stranglers. A slow tempo to ease into the run plus it’s a great tune.
  2. Idoteque – Radiohead – Just easing into the second mile and a bit of mania.
  3. Rockafeller Skank  – Fat Boy Slim. This song was made for runners a great tempo.
  4. Sun Always Shines On TV – A-Ha. I know I know but listen to the pace of it another great song to run by. Plus it reminds me of Middle School days.
  5. Burning Love – Elvis. Obvious really the king makes me run well.
  6. Thunder in my heart – Leo Sayer. Picking the pace up and to show I’m not a music snob.
  7. Cannonball – Breeders – Mad tune.
  8. Get your Leather On – Yeah Yeah Yeahs – The more I listen to this when I run the better it gets.
  9. All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix. When the opening chords blast out into my poor eardrums the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
  10. Paradise City – Guns N Roses. Something nice and easy to finish off with.
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Juneathon 1st Week.

Got up early and went for a windy 4 miler down the beach. That’s the first week of Juneathon out of the way and ive really enjoyed it. Reading all the other Junethoners blogs has been inspiring. Bring on week 2.

Juneathon week 1 totals:  Run 32 Miles – Cycle 20 Miles – Press ups …… 2.


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Juneathon 6. 20 Mile Bike Ride.

To lessen the impact on the old pins i went for a 20 mile bike ride along the beach this morning. The 10 miles going out was fine. When i turned to head back the wind picked up and it absolutely pissed down. With just 2 miles to go i could barley get over 8 mph. Anyway a nice change and my bum doesn’t hurt that much.

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On The 5th Day Of Juneathon.

With the sage advice from Highway Kind ringing in my ears as i put on my trainers this afternoon i went for a slow 5 miler. I couldn’t get the bike out because there are 2 Juneathoners in my house and the other half wanted to go for a run when i got back from work. I have to have the kids while she plods so just no time if i want to eat and wash etc.

Really enjoying reading the other Juneathon bloggers, very interesting to see how people are tackling this month. Picked up some new runners blogs on the way to which is great.

Have a great weekend.


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The 4th Of Juneathon.

A 3.5 mile run this afternoon and my legs are starting to feel slightly stiff from this weeks efforts. Not wimping out yet but it’s time to oil the chain up on the bike and get that out tommorow. I will also start the press up and sit ups this weekend.

Will someone lend me a large lump of flat ground to run on?


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Juneathon Day One

I’m wondering how many others will use the same title?I went for a 4.5 miler while at work. No one misses me i’m just not that important. A beautiful day today, massive blue sky and a slight breeze. A fantastic run to kick start Juneathon off. The blister was fine they always look worse than they feel i think.



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