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Roll on GNR 2008

I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2hours 14 mins 38 seconds. Kicking myself now that didn't push harder to achieve 2 hours 10 but will just have to do that next year. Fantastic fantastic fantastic day and loved every minu...

GOOD LUCK AND GOOD RUNNING

Good luck to everyone for sunday. Weather looks to be about right so should be good!

Its all down hill from here

All going according to training plan - did 60 minutes on sunday and 20 minutes last night. Rest tonight. I have learnt so much over the last 16 weeks, things I had not known about in my previous life - running gait, tapering, compeed,...

10.75 miles and my feet have ...

Long time no blog - I have been just too busy running! The 'Sutton Seven' was a breeze as it turned out. Actually it was really horrid. It was hot and dusty and I didn't like the course. I still don't understand how that airfield was ...

Two weeks and no running!

Got back from Corfu last monday. Did NOTHING whilst away - had one feeble attempt and way too hot so decided to have a rest instead. Did some water ski ing - why doesn't it ever get any easier and why is it so tiring when all you have to do is ho...

Millenium Bridge 5K

After applying liquid skin; blister plasters; wound patch thing and acres of tape I managed to get my shoes on and attempt the York Millenium Bridge 5K. It was a lovely evening and not too hot. Completed in 27:23 a PB over 5K and was really reall...

The biggest blister in the wh...

Last week was good. Stuck sort of to the training programme. Did a healthy 5K on the wednesday; a short and fast on the thursday and on friday did an hour of weights and the 3x7 minute intervals on the treadmill. Ready for my big run on sunday. ...

Evil big balls

To the lady who told me that those big gym balls were evil - you were right. I thought it was too easy for super fit me at the time but today my abs are ouch ouch ouch. I'm sticking to running in future its much easier.

Monday morning blues and big ...

Did the Harrogate 10K yesterday. Had tried really hard not to train too much the day before and so on friday and saturday just did a short fast run on an incline and then an hour of body pump being careful not to overload the weights for the squa...

New shoes new me!

Wednesday - went to the running shop and had the video. Lived all my life in the mistaken belief that I had entirely normal feet - apparently not. Its a wonder that I can even stand let alone run. In fact am surprised that I dont get motion sickn...

Best ever

After giving myself saturday and sunday off (went to see Lee Mead in Joseph!!) had to face the 6.3 mile run with a nice hill that I had planned last week. Set off at about 8.00 pm not really feeling like running at all. But it was a lovely cool e...

Knees

Feeling a bit delicate. Think I will brave a Body Pump class at the gym and check out perceived wisdom from the pumpers on knee care. I thought this running thing was going to improve my fitness / stamina / body and not completely knacker me. PS Body...

How I survived the running club

I went off to meet Easingwold Running Club last night. Having been told that there was a fast and a slow group I felt quite confident about my ability and even toyed with the idea of doing the longer 7mile run. How wrong can you be. The 'slow' gr...

Don't stop me now.....

......I'm having a good time. I have this training programme given to me by my charity but I am struggling to do the short runs that it suggests - once I've got going I don't want to stop. So last night I did 6K but as fast as I could...

I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!

Just got my email confirming my place. So that's that then. V excited. A bit worried about my knees.

17 July 2007

After a very late and eventful evening on monday 16th (if I toldy ou about it would be forced to shoot you afterwards) I couldn't have felt less like running last night but mindful of my training schedule I decided to do a fast blast. Managed 2 miles in...

Sunday 15 July 2007- 6K

Having decided that this was a FAB idea - and not a ridiculous one that I could not possibly achieve - I started my first 'training for the GNR' training. Did the usual Sutton/Huby/Sutton (it never gets any easier) 6K circuit in the pouring rain. Very v...