Posts Tagged ‘Training’

A Run In The Woods.

I did set out to go for a 4 miler but ended up doing about 6 miles after taking a random detour into some woods. I have run past this entry point into the woods on numerous occasions but it has only recently been open to the public after some commercial loggers had finished there. It seemed pretty straight forward until i came across a fork in the path. I took the left and this inevitably took me deeper into the trees and at one point i was slightly navigationally embarrassed. I had my phone on me (for the snaps)and received a phone call from the wife. It felt a bit odd chatting away standing in the middle of some woods during a run. I eventually came out on a narrow tarmac road and headed downhill which took me to a 5 mile point marker i use on another route.

Took a few snaps on the way. The bush with the face on i have taken on different runs a few times including one when it was covered in snow but you could still see the face. I will try and get them all together.

I was working on Anglesey this morning and found the start for the half marathon. The route looks nice and flat hoozah!

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Fat Gut

Yesterday i went for a 6 miler and today i went for a 4 miler both at work where the hills are killers. Today i had a pain in my lower abdomen during most of the run but i think this is just due to the extra pounds gained over the Easter holidays. I can feel the wobble.

Just 11 days to go until the Sheffield Half Marathon which falls on the same day as the London Marathon. So good luck to all of you who are in that race.

Tuesday – Ran 6.09 miles in 53:56 @ 8:51 min/miles pace

Today – Ran 4.06 miles in 35:16 @ 8:41 min/miles pace

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BEEP! BEEP!

Got beeped at twice while out running today by random people. I have no idea why? I did check to see if i had any toilet paper stuck to my shoe/face/arse and i did remember to put my shorts on. So i can only come to the only logical conclusion which is to say that these people are just twats.

You may have noticed a slight change to the theme i use. If you think it is minging and really can’t stand the sight of it then please let me know.

I do this run a lot the Garmin Connect website where i upload all my GPS data after a run. It produces fantastic info geek porn.

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Rugby and Easter

A day before going away for a long weekend over Easter i went to Rugby practice with the Army. After a 2 hour session of sprinting, tackling and generally taking full impact from big blokes i could hardly walk for 2 days. This inevitably took me down the road of resting eating chocolate and drinking lots of booze with some of my family i haven’t seen for a long time. So back to it today with a gentle 3 miler which hurt like hell.

Ran 3.16 miles in 27:30 @ 8:42 min/miles pace


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Sheffield Half Marathon

Getting ready for the next race this year which is as you have probably guessed by the subtle title of this blog post The Sheffield Half Marathon which is being run on the same day as the London Marathon. A few thousand people will be doing it so this will be the biggest race in terms of numbers of people that i have ever done.

After a rest day on Monday after Sundays race and a mild hangover the week so far has gone like this.

  • Tuesday 4 miler
  • Wednesday 8 miler
  • Thursday 5 miler

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A 5 and a 4

Yesterday i really didn’t feel like going for a run. I was tired at work all day and had the feeling i was getting a cold or something but i got my arse out of the door and went for a 5 miler. Today i felt better and when i finished work i went for another 5 miler but the GPS only says i did just over 4 that’s because i ran off without switching the thing on. DOH!

Ran 4.37 miles in 35:52 @ 8:12 min/miles pace

The new trainers given me a nice blister on the end of my toe. It’s not sore and i can’t wait to pop this little beauty.

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10 Miler

I haven’t run this far in a long time. A good friend (has to be to run with me) came with me and we kept a nice steady pace all the way round except for the last mile where we both pushed it which is turning into a bit of a habit now. The last mile has some uphill bits and just adds to the overall pain. Pleased to get a double figure run under the belt.

Ran 10.01 miles in 1:32:20 @ 9:13 min/miles pace

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In The Hills And Race Numbers

Got our race numbers through the post today for the Farndon 10km race on the 7th March. I haven’t touched a drop of booze since the last disastrous race preparation and do not intend to. Always nice to get the numbers quite early because for me it puts a bit more focus on the training. However because I am going to be running a Marathon quite soon I still have an eye on that and as such have planned some long distance work which I suppose is not great for 10km speed training. Who am I kidding I’m a 2 stone overweight amateur runner talking like a pro ………………. I love it.

Went for a 5 miler in the hills which turned out to be a nice run after having another rest day yesterday.

Ran 5.03 miles in 43:42 @ 8:41 min/miles pace

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