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Keep on "Tri" ing........

Well, I did it! I ran the Virgin London Marathon 2010, and I have to say I am quite proud! Not so much of my time but definately of the achievement and I raised £1,242 for Guide Dogs.

So I ended up having a little break from the running game during the back end of 2010 due to work and niggling injuries, but now its time to start again..and I have many plans!!

 

Running & Tri 2011

Shakespeare Raceway 10k (March 5th 2011) 1hr 1m 33s

Leamington Regency 10k (April 10th 2011) 1hr 23s

Cov Tri Aquathlon (400m / 3.2k) (April 23rd) 31m 55s

Stratford Fun Tri ( 400 / 23k / 2.5k) (May 15th) 1hr 18m 55s

Blenheim Triathlon Super Sprint (400 ow / 13.2k /2.9k)  (June 4th 2011)

Two Castles 10k ( June 12th 2011)

Foremark Hall Sprint Tri (400m / 20k / 5k)  1hr 34m 37s

Roade Sprint Tri (414m / 20k / 4.5)             1hr 22m 20s

Warwickshire Tri (400m / 23k / 5k)             1hr 34m 45s

Come back soon!

Clare

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Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick......

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A Quick Update....

I say quick because to be honest thatere is not that much to report. Due to work I missed my 3m on Thursday and I knew I had to get my LSR done on Saturday and my leg was complianing so it got scrapped, not ideal but I decided the LSR was more important...

Plodding along.....

This is what it felt like I was doing last night. The newly found Spring warmth seemed to really take it out of me, and I had made the error of putting my lightweight gillet on without the sleeves so at 3 miles I had to take it off and stuff it in my ru...

Propelled by the pain....

but not specifically the one in my shin/leg/ankle for a change! No, last night I was mainly being spurred on by the pelting of extremely sharp sleet! Why I didn't put a hat on before I went out I have no idea but once I realised my error I knew if I wen...

Coming out of Hiding....

Hello all, Long time no speak. Firstly thank you to you all for your lovely supportive messages after my last post, and apologies for ranting on a bit during it! To be quite honest I have ended up having 8 days off doing nothing, other than swimming onc...

Nothing to report but my mise...

Hello all, Well, I didn't really want to blog this week at all as feeling pretty miserbale but thought maybe if I write it down it might help. Had Monday and Tuesday off to help legs recover from 12.4m on Sunday. Enjoyed a good 6m on Wednesday (59m 10s)...

Almost half way!

By the end of last week my three miles run was not comfortable with the shins, so I just used it for a 'bimble' with the other half, flicking my heels up, jogging sideways that kind of malarky. Stupid shins. Anyway, with my first 12m looming on the week...

Shiny Shoes!

Well, now to be honest I love to have come on here and told you that my shins are fine and that running is all in order. Sadly, thats not quite the case but I am trying to live with it. So after my 7m on Sunday I had Monday off. On Tuesday I went to mee...

Back from the brink.....

but still very much teetering on the edge.... Last week was not good. Given the pain I was in from the shins after my 10 miles, and as it was a 'step back' week on the programme I admitted defeat and decided to take the week off in the hope of them calm...

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly....

The Good: I have run 10 miles The Bad: Shin Splints are back The Ugly: Running the entire 10 miles in agony... Well its not all doom and gloom but it hasn't been the best week. After my good run with the running group on Tuesday my shin splints seemed t...

A little bit of First Aid....

is what I needed in my lunch hour yesterday. Thankfully the injury was not running related, but cutting the top off my finger of whilst opening a can of tuna was still not ideal. I am not usually so wussy, but there was a lot of blood, very quickly, and...

Not the Roman IX....

is where I could be found yesterday, and a little bit nervous is how I felt. This was a 12km (7.5m) road run around a very scenic bit just outside Stataford Upon Avon. Slightly new territory for me as with only 700 entry places I was slightly concerned ...

What can I say....

other than please stop snowing now.... I began this week with things seeming to be thawing, and made a trip to BMF on Monday. Although the park was very much still covered in snow the temperature was about 1 degree - positively tropical! Turned out to b...

Survived a Slippery Six....

When the snow finally eased off again yesterday I ventured out to my faithful towpath to do my prescribed 5m. It was so so cold it took my breath away a bit to start with. The canal has now actually dissapeared as it is completely frozen and the coverin...

No Business Like Snow Business!

Well, the snow didn't miss us this time round. Went out on Tuesday night for my 3m run (on Hal Higdon Plan in final 16 weeks), when we had already had a dusting, and then down it came half way round. Still I got back without harm in 35 mins having actua...

All the Gear...No Idea...!

Well firstly Happy New Year to you all, and my apologies for the lack of blog over the past three weeks. It got a bit hectic towards the end of the month with work and then Christmas just took over. I think last time I spoke to you I had been fallen on ...

A kick up the ****....

.....and not in a good way. I have been taking it fairly easy with the old shins playing up. I enjoyed a pleasing six miles last Friday which set them off again and so with various weekend commitments I just decided not to let it bother me and didn't ve...

A pleasant surprise.....

The week has gone quite well so far. Trying not to do too much with the shins but enjoyed an easy four miles in the drizzle on Tuesday and then toddled along to BMF last night. There were only two instructors, and so based on a 'race' type excercise we ...

The rough with the smooth...

Firstly please excuse any spelling errors in this quick catch up as I am on the train with my Blackberry! Have been for a meeting at HSBC headquarters in London-was absolutely incredible building and you can see the whole of London from it! Any way I di...

That'll teach me......

I have had a slow start to the week as the annual joy that is getting older came around. Following my 10k on Sunday I didn't feel too guilty having Monday night off, as I got home too late to make BMF, and after all it was 'the night before my Birthday'...

Close.....but no cigar

Firstly I must apologise for my terrible whingeing about my performance last week - well overdue a few days off, I do feel a much better person for a bit of a rest. So last week was a mixed bag, and I started last Monday with a BMF session, which was a ...

The Wall.......?!

I have hit it, I think. This week, although I have been running, everything has just seemed like such a horrible effort. To summerise: Monday: 5 miles (59 mins) Tuesday: Nothing Wednesday: BMF Thursday: 4.5 miles (49 mins) Friday: Nothing Saturday: 4 mi...

Down..but not out...!

Well, this week was much improved on the last. Started with a BMF session Monday and then excelled my self Tuesday by running a PB on my 5.5 miles route of 59 mins - I appreciate this isn't the seed of light but I was very excited with myself, as shown ...