Archive for the ‘Training Runs’ Category

I’ve got Barcelona coming up so I need to get some miles under my feet. I was determined to get out there today. At least I was until I got up this morning and realised it was raining. Raining quite hard too! Outside looked terrible, roads were flooding, not a nice day. I’ll wait until […]

I have stuff to do this evening so having been a very lazy beggar this morning had to fit a run in to an hour this afternoon. I managed 6 miles, but not just any six miles… I decided to have a little run round a place which, it is safe to say, was my […]

Having done nothing in the running stakes since my incredibly short Sunday run, I was looking forward to a long Club run. As it turns out several of the guys had done the Wokingham half on Sunday (and run some serious times too) so it ended up being a rather short one, just shy of […]

About 45k short today. I’m calling it easing myself back in. Slooooowly. It’s actually because I know the ankle still niggles after every single run but I’m also conscious that I want to get to Barcelona and run my next marathon there. Niggles and marathons don’t mix well. Today I was of course supposed to […]

I’ve had complaints. I’ve had complements. I’ve had injuries. I’ve run another marathon. I’m back! (And I promise to keep you updated this time!) Last night was the first enjoyable, virtually pain free and certainly worry free run I’ve managed in over 4 weeks. I completed the Gloucester marathon on what I knew (by 8 […]

It’s the day before the Lisbon Marathon and my ankles ache a lot. I’ve done too much between Luton a fortnight ago and today. Not too much mileage. Nor too many runs. I’ve just ran too hard each time I’ve been out and haven’t given myself time to recover. I got out this morning and […]

I arrived home late, in a terrible rush to change and head back out of the door to make it in time for the club run. When I took my sock off, I found that the nail on my left big toe had split. About a quarter of it had lifted away leaving a thin […]

This morning was a 9am Sunday run with the club and a very good turn out too. Dave, Paddy, Alan, Chris, Lawrence and I headed out for about 10 miles. The first couple of miles passed quite quickly, I felt ok, not great, but ok given a marathon just 7 days previous. After seven miles […]

I missed last week’s club run as I was working late. Glad to be back this week. There were a lot of people about this week, which was great to see and the front group was probably fifteen strong. Alan led us out and after about a mile announced we’re going to be doing some […]

Tomorrow we travel to Luton. I spend around three hours and forty five minutes running laps of the place and marathon number two is done. I have the strong impression that doing laps of a course is going to be extremely tedious, but having never done so, I just don’t know, I’ll try (just about) […]