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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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This is a rest day from blogg...

But I couldn't resist for 2 reasons... 1) The Mighty reds stuffed the Gooners in the Cup!! 2) Couldn't resist getting this on here before Lou & Chris Great bit of PR girls!!  please forgive me? Sorry it's so sm...

Recovery run

Jenny and I went out for a run at lunch and it was a bit cold but OK - I say cold but that's just compared with the warm weather we had earlier this week so probably today would have been a normal February day any other year. We did a...

Recovery & Track

Another double session day for me.  Good run at lunch with Wendy but where did the sun go??  It was cold and misty today but we still managed 3.7 miles in 36:42  so just under 10 minute miles and a great run. Tonight wasa track sessio...

Tempo run

Got out on my own at lunch time for a 5.75 mile tempo run (yes Nick I agre going to hundreths of a mile is a bit OCD but MapMyRun said 5.75 so that's what I'm taking). Set off in very warm sunshine and pushed along around 8 minutes a ...

Two runs in one...

Another great lunch time run with Wendy and Jenny today in superb conditions - dry, warm, sunny and a brilliant blue sky! We set off on the 4+ course I worked out last Friday and Wendy was going well but after a bit Jenny wasn't enjoy...

Rub, rub, run hill, run

Massage was excellent today and I felt so much better after it and I'm sure it will help my recovery from the hard week's and prevent injury! At the club tonight I'd planned a road & hills session where we run along at the best pa...

I'm very tired, very very ach...

But very HAPPY with today's run! Set off about 11:30 and the weather was superb sun shining, no wind but not too hot. I'd messed up over drinks and had no Lucozade fuel powder left and only 2 gels.  I defizzed my Red Bull and added it...

Lunch time run (again)

Got myself out in the sunshine again today it was great! Ran mainly the route I ran on Tuesday but added a little bit and changed the course later in the run which made it 4.16 miles in around 35 mins so managed to take it a bit easy....

Two Session Day

Another lovely day to run and Wendy and I got out again for an easier run - 3.62 miles in around 38 mins.  I told Wendy what you all said about me conning her into running further but she thought that at times it was better not to know how far sh...

Recovery run

Went out at lunch time with Wendy as planned and without her knowing it I did the same run as yesterday and didn't tell her the distance until the last mile. We did 4.1 miles in around 43 minutes so a nice recovery run for me and her ...

Easy Lunch time run...

NOT! Well I was a bit heavy legged after the last two days and decided to run easy even though I was on my own and that's usually when I run faster. I left the Garmin and my watch in my locker before heading out for my run...

Hard Track session

Before I tell you about tonight's session I must say I feel a bit of a fraud after all your comments about my run yesterday and the graph of the route.  If you look you'll see the climb of around 350 feet was over at least 5 miles so no really st...

13 mile tempo run

Had a good run today, weather dry but strong wind. Decided to try to keep my pace below 8 minute miles and as I'm at the end of an easy week (Yes Pete E I do have them - essential part of marathon training) I dropped down from my 20 mile runs to ...

Busy week...

Been in Banbury this week for another branch opening with Thomas and Howard from the TV ads and also got in some running. Did 3.8 miles on Wednesday lunch with Jenny and Wendy and just did a slow easy run chatting along and Wendy said...

Tough track session

Tred to post on here all last night and it wouldn't let me!!  I know I criticised the 'Map your passion' farce that used to be the simple and effective Route Planner but surely RealBuzz can take a bit of criticism! so here goes to try again... ...

Long run day

Well what a good day for running, dry bright and only a slight wind.  I set off for my 20 miler feeling really good.  The first part of the route was hilly up to about 5 miles, then it dropped down for  a while before starting to climb again up t...

Rest day hhmmmmm!

Well this was my rest day and I was 'just' supporting 2 of my athletes at the North of England Cross Country Championships in Roundhay Park, Leeds. I set off just after 9 and drove over to Leeds arriving around 10:15 the weather was d...

Withdrawal symptoms

Well I've not blogged since Tuesday as I've been away for work but I've not stopped running.  Ran at lunch on Wednesday with Wendy 3.27 miles in around 35 mins.  Then set off for the long drive to Bridgend with Sam who works for me and Thomas out...

Recovery run

Had a run at lunch time today with Jenny (Wendy was in a meeting and couldn't come but we'll get out for a run tomorrow). We did a steady 3.27 miles but with a long climb in the middle of the run and ran comfortably at 10 minute mile ...

Another wet track session

Is every session going to be wet for ever?  It certainly feels like it at the moment! On to the track again tonight with my increased group - mixing my normal athletes witht he Oldham Town boys cross country team gave me around 30 ath...

Chasing Pavements

Heard this song a few times by Adele Adkins and thought the lyrics fitted our training towards our goal of London 2008... Should I give up or should I keep chasing pavements? So keep chasing pavements everyone and Happy Ru...

The Track's shut, don't panic...

Well I turned up at the track today at 12 for my 10 x 800m session only to find they'd changed the opening hours and it shut at 12:15 instead of 2!! Realised there was no way of getting 10 x 800m in 15 minutes so drove home deciding to go for an ...

No Magic today!

Well I could have done with a magic trick or two today the mud was horrendous! Three laps of a very tough course where they seemed to pick all the paths with the most mud.  There were times when we were just sliding along! It was defi...

Easy Run

It was supposed to be a rest day but Wendy wanted to run as she'd missed a run this week because of the weather so I said I'd do a short one with her at lunch. We set off chatting despite the rain and settled in to 10 minute mile pace...