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Need for Speed

Have agreed to run what will be my 2nd Manchester 10km with my mother in aid of Meningitis Research foundation. Hoping to run sub 50 mins.

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15 % Discount !

Got my certificate today and also took a trip to Up & Running. Show your race number in there and they give you a discount !

Onwards and Southwards !

In my quest for a marathon place next year I have contacted the Meningitis Research Foundation and pleaded for a bond place in the Great South Run and have been accepted. In fact Alison has laid down a second challenge for this but I am going to ...

I came 3262 !!!!!!

Having been at work from half seven this morning and not finishing till nine there is no chance of getting out for a run. Shame really I could have done with a couple of miles because I am really stiff today. Will have to settle for the bike ride...

And did those feet of ancient...

DISTANCE - BUPA GREAT MANCHESTER 10 KM ! It felt as if we were marching to war ! As we battled our through the crowds to the Portland Street start line we found barriers blocking our route. Kindly allies helped us clamber over and we ...

Just to say.....

Good luck all ! Well this it is folks. All that hard work pounding the streets when we could have been sat in front of the telly is finally going to do it. Have faith in yourself - you will be surprised at what you can achieve. Don'...

The Final Push !

DISTANCE - 3 MILES TIME - 22.14 MINS Planned to go for a run all day and finally got round to it this evening. It is still very warm out on the streets of Manchester and I was still feeling pretty ropey from Friday nights ...

The Devils Poison !

As we head into the final week fine tuning our bodies and minds to get us around the 6.2 miles I changed my training regime slightly. Instead of slpping into my trainers and shorts and putting a few more miles under the belt I dressed...

Not long now.....

I felt that I should still blog inspite of not having been out running since my last post but there has just been no possible time.  I was working last Thursday and Friday seven thirty till nine and rugby on Saturday. Picked up a few ...

Onwards and Upwards !

DISTANCE - 3 MILES TIME - 22.08 Speed work tonight. Chuffed witht the time just need to be able to do it twice and I'll be under 45 MINS !!!!!

Guilt Burgers !

DISTANCE - 6.2 MILES TIME - 48.48 MINS Well here you have it folks, so far this is my best crack at the 10 km during my training. Absolutely had to get out for a good run tonight as we had a massive Fatty Arbuckles for lun...

Bang on time in Burnage!

DISTANCE - 7 MILES TIME - 56 MINS Managed to talk Mother into baby sitting for an hour on Friday so I could put some miles in. Didn't really have too much of a clue what the distance was going to be but I plodded on regard...

Punishment for being such a l...

DISTANCE - 6 MILES  TIME - 49.28 MINS I haven't been out running for 11 days which is pretty poor for my personnal standards. I was planning on a couple of days rest to start as I felt a niggle in my hamstring which concer...

Fooled by the weather !

DISTANCE - 3 MILES TIME - 22:48 MINS For two hours before going out this morning I had kept my eye on the weather. All I could see was dark clouds, a cool temperature and the suggestion that it could rain at any second. ...

Week 2 Day 1

DISTANCE - 6 MILES TIME - 49.16 MINS Had to swap todays rest day for the 6 mile run as I was still quite sore from playing rugby on Saturday. It was a nice fresh morning with the sun out and hardly anyone aroun...

Another three miler.

DISTANCE - 3 MILES TIME - 23.54 MINS Was meant to be a rest day today but I didnt make it out yeaterday so couldnt not do anything. The time didnt really reflect how I ran today. It was a typical, tired legged ...

Day 3 of the new regime.

DISTANCE - 3 MILES TIME - 24.04 MINS Felt fantastic tonight . Cycled the five miles home from work into what felt like the Trafford Tornado winds and went straight out to run the training plans three mile run 'zone 2'. ...

Change of plan ....

Safe in the knowledge that I have cracked the sub 50 MIN target for the 21st May and almost as sure that I will not progress in my running speed under my own personal regime I decided to search the internet for some inspiration, a change of routi...

Legs of Lead!

DISTANCE - 7.5 KM TIME - 38.21 MINS After yesterdays 'speed' trial of 5 KM I thought I would be going out to run a steady 10 KM. It must have taken more out of me than I realised because even after about a quar...

Think I will stick to sub 50 !

DISTANCE - 5 KM TIME - < 24 MINS Due to starting my new job this week I have been absolutely cream crackered and in no mood to be going out running. To be fair though I am cycling 5 miles to and 5 miles back from work a...

Taking it Easy

DISTANCE - 5 KM TIME - 25.31 MINS After yesterdays sub 50 I decided to take it a little easy today. To be truthful my legs have felt pretty heavy all day, not to mention I had an absolutely massive lunch which was still sa...

Good and Bad News !

DISTANCE - 10 KM TIME - 49.58 MINS Well as you can see I put a lot of effort into today's run and was over the moon to run a sub 50 MIN 10KM. I worked really hard on pacing myself and meeting the 5 MIN KM pace.  ...

Batteries Out On Iron Man !

DIST - ? APROX 8 - 9 KM ? TIME - 47.29 MINS A tesco healthy eating jar of tikka sauce with as many vegetables as I could cram in to the pan was the order of the day at 5 tonight. I could still taste it at 19:15 when I was ...

A whole 6 seconds off!

DIST - 10KM TIME - 55.54MINS Today's run was much easier than yesterday although I was a bit complacent, thinking 56 mins would do for me. I didn't push nearly as hard as I could have done in the first 3 miles. There was a...