Friday, 30 July 2010

Run no 61

Blimey, set out at 6am this morning and ran 7.42 miles in 1.07.41 some almost 6 minutes quicker than my last 3 attempts!

Averaged 9.07min/miles which I'm delighted with.


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Run no 60

Another 4.65miler, following yesterdays good run I've managed to shave another 35 seconds off the time and get my minute/miles under 9 seconds (8.59) which I'm delighted about.


Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Run no 59


Probably the best I've ran since starting out running again these last 10 weeks. Felt light footed and great and averaged 9.05 min/miles.

Very happy.


Sunday, 25 July 2010

Run no 58

Set out for my just under 10 miler at 06.15am and even then cars were on the road. I've come to accept regardless of the time I set out there's always gonna be traffic around. Comes with the territory of living in a large residential town I guess.

Run went well, good pace all round and finished in a PB 1hr 35m.

Been a good 7 days running.


Saturday, 24 July 2010

Run no 57

6.5 miler. Seem to have developed a bit of a sweat rash across my chest so I've stopped using the heart strap for a bit. Decided since I'm running a route I've done a few times ;-) I wouldn't time myself as I reckon sometimes you can put too much emphasis of this and that can affect how you run. TBH time isnt important to me stage this stage, just getting round in one piece is.


Thursday, 22 July 2010

Run no 54, 55 & 56

Ran a 7.5 miler Tues, Wed and Thurs this week, nothing spectacular but another 22.5 miles under my belt.

Following my crap week just over a week ago I'm very happy to have ran a 14 and 3 x 7.5 milers in 4 days. Looking forward to my day off mind.


Sunday, 18 July 2010

Run no 53

Set out just after 7am and despite it being an early Sunday morning there was unfortunately still a lot of traffic on the road. It was overcast but quite warm so fairly ideal conditions. My aim today was to just get around and put all the negativity of the past few runs behind me and try and get focussed and positive.

Made sure I had my lucozade strapped to my back.

Quickly got into my pace and aimed to get thru each mile in 10mins. Settled in well and got around all 14 miles in 2hrs and 16 mins averaging 9.47 mins per mile which I am very happy with.

TBH the biggest plus for me was completing it without any thoughts of wanting to stop. I felt pretty good the whole way round and finished feeling pretty fresh although the old legs were starting to feel a bit heavy at the end. Reckon I could have managed a couple of more miles so at least I'm now running over half the required distance which is I'm delighted with.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Run no 52

After a complete week derth of running since last Sunday my morale and expectation wasn't high. With this in mind I decided to do my 6.5miler and leave the Sat Nav thing in then house and just concentrate on getting round. Despite being very windy my feet felt light and my breathing good. Got around feeling comfortable all the way. Will do a 3m tomorrow then my 14 on Sun.

After the worse week since starting back running I'm feeling positive again and upbeat.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Circumstances beyond my control including both my and my wife's work has put paid to any run this week which has got me down no end. I know it's only been 4 days but it honestly feels like an entire age that I last ran. That coupled with the fact my last 2 runs were very poor has got me thinking very negative indeed which is silly I know. I'm intending to get a short run down tomorrow, have Sat off and get stuck in to my 14 miler on Sun.

Sun had better go well or else I can see trying to getback into a decent frame of mind being an uphill struggle.

Bit down about it all to be honest.


Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Just home after a 300 mile drive from Huddersfiled, T aint home yet so definatley no run tonight.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Run no 51

5.32 miles - 54.29

Not sure what went wrong today. Ran and quickly felt bloated which was no surprise since I'd eaten 3 tuna sandwiches and a big bowl of home-made soup. Struggled round and as I approached the 4.5 m mark I got stopped and asked for directions. Never really got going again proper and end up walking for about 30 seconds which I'm diasppointed in, all the more since Fri was my best run yet.

Glad Mon is a rest day. Need to re-group and focus.

Run no 50 10/07/10

3.8 miles, very warm and tough.

I stupidly decided to wear waterproof top and bottoms due to it being a bit rainy. Thats fine except no air passes thru and midway round I felt like I was simply overheating.


Friday, 9 July 2010

Run no 49

PB for my 6.5 miler tonight - coming home in 59.16, over a minute and a half quicker.

Great run, legs felt great and bouncy, breathing was easy, really happy.

Reckon it's down to one of 3 things.....

1. Had my socks pulled right over my calfs which gave me added suppport
2. Had a half bar of chocolate 15 minutes before I set out.
3. I had a 2 day lay-off.

Whatever the reason colour me happy.


Run no 48

4.75 miler- quite tough as the last mile is a steady uphill climb.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Run no 47

5 miler tonight, felt a bit lethargic for the first couple of miles, nothing spectacular but another 5 under my belt.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Run no 46

Nice steady paced 6.5miler in the pissing rain. The great thing about longer runs now means 6milers feel like short ones. Never though 8 weeks ago I'd be thinking like this.


Sunday, 4 July 2010

Run no 45 - Sun 4/7/10

Set out at 07.15am hoping for a traffic free run. Within 1 mile it was heavy rain. Quickly settled into a 10min/mile pace. The run felt very comfortable bar a few bits where I was running into a strong head wind in torrential rain. The thing about long run is you have plenty of opportunity to adjust your speed and make yourself comfortable. The Ipod battery died round mile 8 so I had to run accompanied with nothing more than my heavy breathing. Got home in 2hrs 5mins which for 12.62 miles I'm very pleased about. My average heart rate was 145 which I'm delighted about.

What was also encouraging was after I finished I felt not too bad and probably could have banged out another 2-3 miles at the same pace. I've just completed 7 weeks of training with another 13 left to go. Things are going to plan.


Run no 44 - Sat 3/7/10

Did a leisurely 3.15m, nothing too taxing in preperation of my 12 miler tomorrow.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Run no 43 - Thursday 30th June

Did my 6.5miler, although it was overcast it was still very warm. Just took my time and had a nice relaxed run. No world records but another 6 miles under my belt.