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Pete W's Fun Run 2008

Well the heat of 2007 hasn't put me off so I'll be applying again for 2008! What really convinced me was the superb camaraderie and support from fellow bloggers (you know who you are!!).

So this site will map out my racing and training as I go through the year until FLM 08.  I'll be doing shorter races over the summer and probably cross country for the club in winter then kicking in the marathon training come December.

Hope to see a lot of fellow 2007 bloggers on here and hope they'll say HI!

 

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A bit of a rush

That was today's run... Wendy had a meeting during lunch so we didn't have much time to run and decided to get off at 11:30 but to make it shorter and quicker. We did an old route that we did when she was just starting run...

Much needed recovery run

My legs felt very achey after all the up and down hill yesterday especially mu quads after the steep downhill in mile 19, but I'd planned ahead and booked a massage for this lunchtime and had 45 minutes of relaxing massage on my legs. ...

A tough but enjoyable run!

Thanks for all your kind comments about my bad week and for helping to motivate me for today's 20 mile race at Spenborough.    Despite the strong wind today it was still the best weather I've experienced at this race - pre...

Anyone seen my motivation?? ...

I hope!!! Sorry not been on for a few days had a really down week.  felt good after last Sunday's race and a good training session on Monday, but then Tuesday's 4 miles felt terrible - legs very heavy and didn't have any motivation. ...

Recovery run??

Well today was supposed to be a recovery run with Wendy at lunch and my legs felt very heavy from the start and it seemed an effort to run. We managed 4 miles in 42 minutes in almost good weather!  Just some light spots of rain but ve...

A Dooley Dash!

Here's a picture of an old man doing a Dooley Dash for the line to finish a 10k - not particularly stylish but effective!  

Another good days running!

With no car today I had to get the train to Halifax from near home and it took nearly an hour and it was freezing all the way and cost £9 return! Got a lift from my friend Bev coming home even though she lives miles away from me, I go...

Curate's Egg Weekend!

Yes a real up and down weekend for me!  Started on the up and on Saturday I picked a new car and signed the paper work.  Then my wife and I did some shopping and had a coffee (while I read the latest marathon news). Then got back in t...

Steady run

Just a steady run at lunchtime for me today.  Went out on my own to do a 4 mile route - just didn't know it was 4 mile until I measured it after the run. I set off on a similar route to yesterday and then made a few changes on the way...

Back to 2 sessions yesterday...

but both easy ones. Went out with Wendy for a lunchtime run and we were both not feeling good - Wendy got a bad stitch and I had stomach pains towards the end.  We did manage 4 miles in 43 minutes so not too bad a run. Las...

OK I missed a session!

Yes I have to admit I missed a session today, it wasn't totally my fault but I did make the decision! Still it was only a recovery run and I still did tonight's tempo run so all is not lost! Met up at the track tonight with Louise, Sa...

Snow? What snow!!

What's happening with this weather, snow yesterday and last night and today great sunshine and no wind!!  Thanks for your comments about yesterday's training and yes Jeanette you're not the only one doing doubles I've got another 2 th...

2 session Monday

Ran at lunch today with Wendy as she's got meetings this week so got a run in early in the week.  I surprised her by planning a speed session witha pyramid of 1 minute fast, 2 mins fast, 3 mins fast, 2 mins fast, 1 min fast, with jog recoveries. ...

Another long run out of the way!

Was surprised today that the weather wasn't as bad as expected, bright and a bit of sunshine not too cold and a bit of a wind at times. Another 20 mile run planned but didn't decide on the route until I set off and changed it as I went along - st...

One very cold, wet & windy run!

Wendy, Jenny and I went out for a run at lunch, madder still Wendy and I went in short sleeved T-shirts!! The rain was lashing down, it was windy and very cold!  So cold that it felt like being hit by ice! We all moaned about the weat...

Busy old day...

A fun day with loads of running just the way I like a Thursday!  Started with a run at lunch but Jenny decided she wasn't running as she had things to do so I ran on my own and did the same route Wendy and I did yesterday.  4.2 miles and being on...

Lunch time running

Wendy and I went out for our lunch time run again today in lovely spring-like conditions.  I altered our 4.1 mile route a little bit to take it to 4.2 miles which is about the most we can do in an hour as the run took 46 minutes and then we had t...

Recovery day

Yes seriously this was a recovery day!!!  I got in work at 7:20, got changed and was back out the door at 7:30 and it was a glorious morning, the sun was coming up not warm but bright.  I did a comfortable 3.5 miles in 29 minutes and ...

Tough Track Session

A few aches and pains after yesterday's half... can't think why!  But that was sorted by a sports massage at lunch time which was a bit tougher than last time as Sarah found a few little spots in my hamstrings and quads that needed ironing out - ...

Blackpool Half... almost!

Near perfect weather for the Half today in Blackpool and around 1500 runners.  Only problem was they had to change the course as late as Thursday when the police wanted to cancel the race because of sightseers going to see the boat that was lay o...

Steady track session

Back on the track for my last session before the half marathon on Sunday and I took it steady. Did my 2 mile warm up, feeling slightly heavy legged to be honest.  Tonight's session was a pyramid - 200m, 300m, 400m, 500m, 400m, 300m, 2...

Good Pack run

Six of us met up at the track tonight - Mark, Darren, Louise, Sandrine, Sara and me. The plan was for a good 6 ish mile run and as usual I made it up as we ran. First mile was a bit too slow at 8:59 but it got us warmed up on a cold c...

Road & Track

It wasn't planned but Wendy and I went for a 3.5 mile run at lunch.  Wendy was due to have a meeting but it was cancelled at the last minute so we went for a run.  Both Wendy and Jenny are off work now until Friday so no runs for them - Wendy's g...

Long run with some help!

Had a great long run today and the help came from Sandrine who agreed to run the middle 10 miles with me (well 10.5 really). I set off with 45 minutes before I was due to pass Sandrine's house to collect her and gave myself just over ...