Quest to break 4 hours 30 minutes! by hollywooddave

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  • How did I do that lololol!

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    Apr2020141:36 p.m.

    Good afternoon everyone

    hope your all enjoying the Easter break and having a very well deserved rest! I can't believe it's only a week since London! It feels so long ago! Maybe I'm just getting old lololol!

    so what's been happening with Hollywood this week then? Well , I've gone and done something I've never done before inspired by you!

    as a few of you know I ran a half marathon at 6.30am last Sunday as I wanted to feel close to you running london, I managed to finish it in 2 hours 8 minutes and 33 seconds and it hurt! But job done. I read all your blogs up to 3-4 times each on Monday/Tuesday/weds and Thursday and I decided to run another half on Friday after I got in early from work! Well 1 hour 58 minutes and 4 seconds later I was done! My first proper sub 2 hour half for months! And the best thing was my hip didn't hurt at all lololol! I was amazed, yea my back and shoulders hurt but my hip was pain free!! YIPIEE!  It felt like it did in the old days before the bones rubbed together! I did a 7 min 54 sec mile at mile 10 lol!! ( I must admit it was mostly downhill but don't tell anyone lololol) in the words of legend vin job done ... But was it?

    i got home from work Saturday and got an amazing message from bolty our super superstar, I won't tell you what he's gone and done but boy oh boy he pushes it to a different level every time !! So with that text ringing in my ear I decided to try my 3rd half marathon in 7 days today! ( just call me oggie junior lololol).so up at 7.30am, felt tired after Friday but hoped the legs would respond when they woke up! 

    Started very slow and steady as I really wasn't sure how far I could go! It took 3-4 miles for my heart to beat properly but I felt ok, miles 6-10 were very tough, took all my will powwr to keep going, I went past the exact spot where my calf tore 6 weeks before London last year and it gave me goosebumps but this time no pain! The hip was still fine, shoulders grumbled a bit but my back was very bad. tried stretching it as I was running and it seemed to help. As some of you know I'm doing insanity at the moment and a lot of the exercises involve power. I used this in the last 3 miles as I kept telling myself to lift my legs from my core and not my back and this really helped! I seemed to find another gear and started the charge for home! Well the last 3 miles are mainly downhill( uphill on the way out though) and I took full advantage! I finished the laat 5k in 24 mins 53 seconds lololol! And finished in 2 hours 2 minutes and 8 seconds! YIPIEE is finished the Hollywood challenge!! Felt so strong at the end and breathing fine, I just wish I had someone else's body lol!

    so thank you buzzers :) I guarantee if it wasn't for you I would not have attempted that challenge, I read your blogs ,I respond to what you do, I push because you do. I want to be like you:)

    lets just keep on trucking guys!

    onwards and upwards

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    • Rob_Barber 'BLOODY HELL!!!! Yourself and Gerry have just blown me away! I mean completely blown me away! :-)' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'The feeling is mutual mr barber:) every time I hear of your feats they blow me away:)) we gotta keep pushing !! C'mon buzzers CCCCCHHHHAAAARRRRGGGGEEE' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • John_W_A 'That is incredible HD, 3 half marathons in 7 days, amazing stuff and good times too, very good times considering you have issues with your hips and back. The question I have to ask though, were you wearing those famous orange hot pants, sorry, shorts! Great stuff HD, awe-inspiring as usual :-)' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • Berlin_Bolt 'Hey Oggie Jnr! I knew what you were doing and it kept me going yesterday I can tell you! AWESOME STUFF! If you want someone else's body, you can have mine for free!! You rest well now Big Fella. YOU ARE ONE OF A KIND! :)))' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey JW:) I must admit that those beautiful orange hot pant shorts stayed in my cupboard all week lol! They only come out for very special occasions! I'm pleased with Friday and today's times but lady Sunday was a tad slow! The good thing is that instead of feeling tired as the week went on I seemed to get stronger! I may go for another in the morning if I'm up early enough lol! 4 in 8 days sounds better than 3 in 7!! CCCHHHAARRGGGGEEEE' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • oggie 'Lol lol lol lol lol i have just yelled. My head. Of now with laughing. Hollywood davel i. Love this blog. Really do you are just a king my man yes you are,, half marathon. In less than sub 2. Fantastic. Superb. Stuff. I am away down in kilkenny. Jist now. Lol lol lol yes more marathons., ah my good Hollywood. We wish you and your family. And all of the reallbuzzers. A very happy easter. Sorry. For not blogging blogging this we while. But to be quite honest I am so busy. Going away in the we camper. And doing a nod marathon. It all really. Takes up my time. Just now. Lol lol lol brian is loving. It all and he wants to say hello. To you all. Realbuzzers. But as you all know. When you get to near 90 year old you do slow up a little. Lol lol lol i am resting. To day in Dublin after doing a marathon yesterday. In kilkenny. And i did it in 4.08 a very tough marathon lots of hills. Lol lol. I will go for now and i will try and keep. In touch. As much as I can, i have a marathon next weekend. In antrim. And 1 in Belfast on mayday. Bank holiday. I think that is on the 6 th may. Cheers. For now. My. Lovely. Duckling s. I am with you at all times. Oggie. Oggie. Oggie., brian, brian brian xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx please keep up all your good running. ' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Get Gerry:)) I knew of your deeds yesterday and I had to finish my challenge today for you! I struggled between 6-10 quite badly but thought of you ploughing on to 40 bloody miles lol! That put my run into perspective a bit !! I may try another tomorrow or I may get hammered tonight on wine !! I still feel I've another in my legs!! Mrs h going potty and shouting at me to stop but I only want to CCCHHHHAARRGGGEEE lolololol!!' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'OGGIE OGGIE OGGIE !! hope you and Brian are as wonderful as normal:)) I was mini oggie this week! You do the full ones and ill do the half ones lololol but together we will get them done :) you take care of yourself and my hero Brian as I want you both in tip top shape when I come see you in snowdon! Make sure you keep that oggie spirit going pal and it will truly be a very special day for me when I get to meet you again!! You are a TRUE superstar :)) onwards and upwards !!' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • Berlin_Bolt 'I'm with Mrs H, get hammered! You deserve it Mr Motivator. lol lol lol I'll be having a few! :)))) ' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • Jennymcc 'Is there ever any stopping you Dave?! Fantastic! ' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'In the pub with my kids now bolty! Getting hammered has just started lol!! I hope I don't wake up early tomorrow lololol!!' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good afternoon sub 4.30 jenny:)) I only know one way to do things and that's to attack it lolol!! I need to get as fit as I possibly can before my op if I've any chance of being on that snowdon startline with you in 6 months!! I've only ran 4 times in the last 3 months due to my slipped disc and they have a been half marathons lol!! Gotta keep trucking young lady!!' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • HOBSCowboy 'Ahhh kaboom! HD sub 2hr half marathon sandwiched between 2 others in a week. A MAZE ING. I decided to leave my daps at home whilst we visit the in laws now I'm seriously regretting that decision.' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good afternoon hobs my hero:)) Plenty of time for you to get them daps on in the next few weeks young man:)) there is so much talent running through your veins and I can't wait to see you use it!! I couldn't believe my sub 2 on Friday! I felt on top of the world!! I could have run sub 2 today too but started too slowly lololol!! Have a great break pal' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • bevlar 'Ooooh blinkin heck Hollywood I feel rather lazy now!! I was still suffering with post marathon blisters not helped by smacking my foot against drawers at work & bursting them so have still not managed recovery run! Away now at friends & just eaten big Easter dinner followed by chocolate so need to get back out there tomorrow! Me & Mr Bevlar signed up for Brighton 2015 & Oxford half in October so new challenges ahead Will also be poised on Tuesday waiting to register for London - here's hoping! Enjoy the rest of the Easter hols :-)' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • DavidHaworth1965 'Wow Mr Hollywood! You kept that quiet! Just incredible... There are not enough superlatives to describe you! Bloody well done mate, so glad the hip isn't hurting...' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good afternoon mr and mrs bevlar:)) I felt lazy last week watching you legends demolish London and you all inspired me to do my own mini challenge!! Well done for signing up to Brighton:) I should find out in the next month when my op is so I can make a decision then!! Keep fighting both of you:)' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey RD:)) I wanted to push as hard as I can and the hip being good in the last 2 half a definately helped!! I may go again tomorrow morning lol I just can't stop!! HHHEEEELLLPPPPP lolololol!! You inspire me too pal:) I know of your deeds and it's about time you told your fellow buzzers what you've been up to LOLOL!!' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • moose10 'that's bloody insane I mean in the pub on easter sunday whatever next lol. This site just continues to blow me a away that's another unbelievable achievement big fellow. 3 half's in a week is just incredible no wonder the bike challenge is taking a back seat. Enjoy you're evening those beers are well deserved enjoy the recovery. Daren't think what you've got up your sleeve in the future. ' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'I'm still in the pub moose the bullet!!! Lololol:) I really don't know what I'm gonna do next! I'm still thinking of doing another tomorrow lol it all depends if I wake up early!! I think mrs h had enough though as she's gone out to run a 6 miler herself lol!! Ill be back on the bike next weekend to see if I can get closer to that challenge:)) happy Easter!!' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • Berlin_Bolt 'GO GO GO MRS H!! Bet that beer's going down well Dave! I've got one here myself....CHEERS! What's all this about, RedDave, I can't wait....????? :)) CHHAAAAARRRGGGGEEEEEE!!! :)))' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'He has blogged bolty!! Enjoy it !! It's blooming brilliant!!' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • Runwithroxy 'There is no stopping you Dave!! Fantastic going. Maybe we should all find a half marathon to do together soon whilst you are in such good form and before that surgeon calls. I need a new challenge ' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Oooo that sounds like a plan Jane!! My in pain PB is in with a chance of being beaten! I wonder if there a half marathon early may- mid may? Ill look tomorrow when I'm out the pub lololol!! Now... Who's round is it? ...DOH it's mine!! Lol' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • sacha_f 'I think that Insanity thing has affected your head HD! Total utter brilliant bonkers-ness (that's not even a real word!). Absolute respect to you and I feel sooo lazy now, haven't even looked at my trainers since last week. :-) xx' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'I'm loving that new word sacha LOLOL!! You must remember that I didn't run the marathon last week and you did:)) you've every right to have a rest and to throw the trainers in the cupboard for a couple of weeks:) you'll know when your ready to hit the Tarmac again and only do so when YOUR ready :) I'm knackered now lol so tomorrow's 4 in 8 days is looking like a no no!! All the very best young lady!' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • Raring_to_go 'Ha, if there is one blog that I can rely on to lift me up it's yours. You're running loads quicker than me though - not on and something will have to be done about that LOL. Guess I just haven't been holding onto that baton enough :-)' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • Alaistair 'Running 13.1 miles 3 times in 7 days makes little sense...totally nuts...but then I guess we gave up the right to claim commonsense when this run started! Its OK to go a little nuts every now and then as it makes you feel alive but to keep running the long game we must all learn to run smart...' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey viv:) I've laid down the challenge now so you've got to respond! Get those trainers back on and go beat up that pavement ! Me and you are similar pace so it won't take you long to catch me up!! And if you do I'll let you have a sneaky peak at my baton LOLOL!' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Makes perfect sense to me young alaistair! Soon i won't be able to run at all, maybe never , so I'm making hay while the sun shines:) I don't know when my last run will be so I try to make them as memorable as I can! You are correct in a sense though that running this crazy could only end in tears but if it does I've had a brilliant time doing it!! CCCCHHHHAAARRRRGGGGEEE' added 20th Apr 2014

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    • Bexdragon 'omg Hollywood. Even at my best I can't run that speed. Amazing stuff. ' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey bex the gaffer ! I reckon you can run that fast you just don't realise it:)) it really helped when I lifted my legs from my core and not my back! Can't wait to get back out there and try it again!! Hope your well:)' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • DaveCH 'Amazing stuff Dave that is really great running. Hope you managed it home from the Pub OK. Probably a bit too much for Mrs H to carry? You and Bolty are true inspirations. I need to get back at it. All the best. Dave.' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • gloshawk 'Dave, what a Herculean effort there. Bloody hell, three halves in a week, and all cracked out in good times too. Oh, and your last 5K is better than the PB I just posted for my Park Run you bugger!! Definitely gives me something to chase now, a Hollywood gauntlet if you like. Really well done, and you continue to be an inspiration.' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey Swiss dave:) I got home safely pal! My belly full of beer but I deserved a drink or 10 lol! Slept like a baby for the first time in a while and resting up today :)) car boot sale here I come lol' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning jim:) remember my last 5k was 85% down hill and wind behind lol!! It took me 29 minutes to get up it On the way out yesterday! I've never done 3 in a week before so I'm happy now:) back to the exercise bike this week! Well done on your park run, ill comment on it once I've read your blog:) keep fighting and keep smiling!' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • KickAS_Kat 'Hey Hollywood :D You are such an absolutely amazing guy and I so understand the 'do it while you still can' approach, but the style in which you do it is just breathtaking and an absolute inspiration :) What cracking times too!!!! Sounds like you had a brilliant and very very well deserved, time at the pub yesterday, and hope have a good old family chill out today. That baton must be red hot after this week! Hope those shoulders are settling down a bit ;) x' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey our walking champ Kat:)) I have to do these challenges while I can! I don't know what state I'll be in after the ops! Once they cut me open I'm not sure what they gonna find and I think they are not sure either lol! We gotta keep pushing and I'm trying to get your team as many steps as possible !' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • Nick 'How did you do that? It must have been pure guts and determination, Hollywood! You are an inspiration to us all!' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey nick:) they got easier as the week went on for some reason lol! I couldn't believe the sub 2 hour on friday! I was flying to mile 11 then hit the dreaded wall lolol! Yesterday one was slow at start then sprint finish! The first one last Sunday was blooming horrible lol ! Having a week rest from running now and may do another this Sunday ! I'm addicted to half marathons ! CCCCHHHAAAARRRGGGEEE' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • libbylaird 'As always an inspiration, absolutely amazing.....not something I'd ever attempt. Fantastic times.....all 3 of them!! Try and rest up a bit and eat some Easter eggs or something that involves sitting! By the way doing Tough Mudder next Sunday, any tips for me!?' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey Libby:) tough mudder is pretty tough but don't let the name fool you:) stay low in the mud, don't jump deep into the ditches , crawl through the barbed wire bits and keep your head down ) the electric shock but is not a bad as it seems. Just remember your a buzzer, you'll be fantastic)) go demolish it!!' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • libbylaird 'Cheers Dave......got that, sounds like a plan! I will let you know how I survive!' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'You'll do fine Libby!! Your a legend:))' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • crooxi 'My goodness, this seems to be the week for mad/amazing feats! Many congratulations on yours - good to read that they got easier as the week went on (maybe you're onto something there.......?) I trust that a night out and a subsequent day off were an adequate substitute for a fourth attempt?!' added 21st Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'hey world champ crooxi! no fourth attempt for me! my body wasnt having it lol! had a relaxing day with the kids! yeah..the pain subsided the more i done! im sitting here now at my computer in agony as i didnt do anything yesterday! lolol crazy life eh!' added 22nd Apr 2014

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    • Mrs_Old_Bird 'Well done, Dave. An inspiration as always! Thanks for your birthday wishes. 31 again, eh? That's back in the dim/distant these days, but look forward not back to new and great things! Take care. Kay x' added 22nd Apr 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Lovely attitude Kay:) never look back only forwards! If you feel 31 then your 31:) age means nothing!! You have as much birthday cake as you want:)) and I guarantee lots of good things to look forwards too in the future ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!' added 22nd Apr 2014

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