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thanks Chris, yeah i just quite excited about meeting him and running with him only to find out at last minute its cancelled! bummer...
sounds like youve had an exciting running past! i used to train with kelly holmes at the harriers club i was at, but thats as much celeb/famous runner contact ive had. i like the fact that Fiennes got you lost! haha
poor cracknell, its a shame about his recent bike accident! wish him the best. so you did Marathon des Sables? amazing... i am hopefully looking to do an ultra in a few years time after have a few more marathons under my belt.
Tommyguns- sounds like the best of both! work in city but chill out in Kent...lovely xxx
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yeah, sometimes we all can get used to going out each day and just doing the usual or even trying to push it further. i think we all forget the importance of days off. think of it as training too!
Last day off.... June 18th!! And that was because I had a tough half -marathon at Box hill the following day!!
And yes I know I should include rest days into my training - I've read all the advice about over-training and injuries etc but each day I get up and feel okay to run or swim or go to the gym and so I just carry on!!
I guess I'd think again if I started to notice that I was getting slower or if I was constantly tired or something but so far that hasn't happened!! Touch wood!!!
Kelly Holmes, She went to the same school as me and her mum lives just up the road so I see her all the time, well not so much these days now she's famous
My other famous runner was Steve Ovett (shows my age) I did a few training sessions with him when I was very young
Foggy and not a breath of wind as I did my fartlek this morning.
Wildlife sightings: Hard due to fog, however 3 drunks in their late teens/early 20s I think, were spotted being spoken to by local police.
celeb runners; Used to train or run with Lachie Stewart many years ago s he lived and worke din our area. Thought I was the business
Tommygun: I warmed up at a couple of Scottish events in late 80s/early 90s at the same time as Steve Ovett.( I know that doesn't really count....) I was in total awe of him. He seemed really pleasant and genuine.
Done my second quality run of the week, should have been yesterday but it was raining stair rods.
Out the trap at 04:30, 1.25 mile warm up, 1 mile striders followed by 3 mile tempo and a 1.25 mile warm down............... all that concentration I forgot to look for any wildlife .
Mind you it was crunchy snail time again.
Ctacking early run this morning.
Another morning of dry, windless conditions. 2 seen foxes having a 'mad run' to themselves.
Out at the usual time (04:30) this morning, not one bit of wildlife but had a cracking hill session which I haven't done for six weeks. Two mile easy followed by 4 times max effort up a 1 in 12 hill 400m in length with a jog down, no rest, then finish off with two mile easy jog back.
Managed to better my uphill average from 1:49 to 1:47 with a particularly strong last lap. I must concentrate on the second lap as that always seem to be the slowest one out of the four even though I try to keep all of the session lap times consistant.
Chris: No bank holiday Mo up here. Ours is staggered throughout September. Glasgow last weekend in Sept.
Nice run today. No wind, dry and horses galloping in their fields. (Kept to footpaths !)
5.50am start this morning, little chilly but fantastic sunrise.
7 miles, just a few ducks and three huge fury white dogs
back to work on this fabulous tuesday- really lovely bright morning actually!
im back from italy for the bank hols....think i mentioned i went away for a family baptism 'thing' and it was lovely, in the tuscan hills somewhere called Arezzo if you know it? only problem was the hills were well mountains to try running on! jees the car we hired couldnt get up in 1st!!!!! so i struggled trying to get training in instead did hiking up them, but boy my glutes hurt!bit of a mad weekend but nice change of scenery!
did everyone have a nice weekend? i see some still running early!
did my early this morning felt really fresh and fast-
no wildlife though..only about 6 bakery delivery van, which i dont think counts!
chris- yeah haha kelly holmes just couldnt keepy up with me! haha still gutted didnt go out running with Mo farah but maybe itll happen again. great spot with the deer!
hope all well xxx
Sounds like a nice weekend away Gemma.
My weekend seem to consist of doing Back to School shopping for the little ones
ahh the back to school rush! good luck!
hopefully the shopping list isnt too long of uniforms, shoes etc!
Gemma: Sounds like a crackin weekend.
Dark, mild with again no wind for my fartlek this morning. Great to be out.
Tommy: Our schools up here in Scotland went back 2 weeks ago. Mind you we finish 2 weeks or so earlier.
7 miles again this morning, I took some piccys of the sun rise over the lakes but I didn't have time to upload them before I had to set off to work. I'll try and sort them out tonight.
Birkmyre - kids back to school tomorrow means busy roads and crowded trains again
tommygun- good luck for kiddies tomorrow! look forward to pix, ps i cant upload a pic of me- help!! any clues?
birkmyre- yeah was great weekend, beautiful weather, great views and nice change.
went out for slightly longer run this morning, felt chuffed for going out my comfort zone! yippee got that achy legs now which feels great! actually saw 2 others runners! we smiled at each other, i think all were surprised to see another runner.
no other wildlife other than that.
dont know about you guys but loving this freshness- i can feel the cold weather coming!
yeah theres a definite difference in temp when you get into open land, when i get from the closed streets into the parks i notice such a change, and it really takes you by surprise.
ive donned the long sleeves for last few runs too, still in shorts but i feel that changing to long lycras soon also! first few minutes of runs now have that 'ohhh chilly' feeling which havent had for a while!
It was milder up here today than the last 2 mornings.
Still an issue in work re heating not being on !! Thi sissue has been going on recently for 2 weeks and a long time before that !!!
Finaly here are the photos of this mornings run
Sun Rise not sure how to put these on here so they are on my Face Book thingy
One of the reason I get up early to run
Not bad pics from a phone camera