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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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Surprise, Surprise!!!!!

At the Club tonight the chairman told me that the 3 club places for London were going to three of my friends and I said that that was my suggestion anyway as I got a club place last year. So I took the group off to the track for a ses...

Great Pack Run

Had a great run tonight, met at the track with Louise, Sara, Mark and Darren and we set off for a 7 miles run.  It was a clear dry night but not too cold. The graph for this run is great it shows a course that enabled us to set off st...

A Beautiful Day!

After all the bad weather over the last few weeks today was a perfect running day - cool but with bright sunshine and no wind. I was running on my own as Wendy had a meeting at lunch and Jenny 'forgot' her kit!!   I set off on the 4 m...

Nice track session

Back on track tonight with a short fast session with a long recovery in the middle to encourage the young athletes to keep the quality up! The session was 2 x 600m hard, 200m jog, 200m sprint with a 10 minute recovery jog in between. ...

Soggy Saturday's early run

First I have to say i wasn't criticising anyone for using treadmills - it's just that I can't do it! I do appreciate that they can be useful when the weather's bad and if you like them then good on ya! Dropped my wife and daughter at ...

Treadmill Session

I'm sorry but I just don't understand how some of you run on treadmills so much.  Yet again I gave it a go when I was in the hotel yesterday... Started off with a steady 1k warm up at 10 kph, then I did 4 x 250m at 15kph with 250 jog ...

Wet Wednesday - Schools Cross...

I took the day off today as I do every year for the local Oldham Schools Cross Country Championships, I help out marking the course or marshalling - whatever's needed.  Plus I get to cheer on the athletes I coach as they run for their school. ...

Tuesday Lunchtime run

Wendy, Jenny and I went out for a good run at lunch 3.6 miles in 40 minutes.  This was the furthest Wendy has run (Jenny's done 4 miles before now).  We chatted all the way round taking it nice and steady. They both enjoyed it, it was cold to sta...

Monday Madness!!!

A bit tired in the legs after yesterdays muddy race but went to the track for the planned road hills session.  This is where I combine a road run with a hill session - we did a 4.5 mile run in 42 minutes with 16 hills included, some small, some l...

Soggy Sunday!!

Mud, mud glorious mud!! I have never been so wet, muddy and shattered! The non-stop rain started sometime yesterday evening and didn't stop right through my race this afternoon it even got harder and had some hail mixed in! ...

Two days rest

Well I've taken two days rest after Thursday's 2 sessions and I hope that's been enough for tomorrow's cross country - although the weather forecast is awful for tomorrow!! Pete E, yes Cardiff would have been good but I don't think th...

Thoughtful Thursday! who star...

Did 2 sessions again yesterday, easy recovery run with Wendy and Jenny at lunch - 5k in 33 mins.  We chatted all the way round and had a reall y pleasant run in some sunshine not warm but at least bright! To the track last night and N...

Nice new jacket...

Well I'm now the proud(?) owner of a London Marathon jacket... Well that's no place for me in the ballot but I have a very slight chance of a place through the Club but as that's how I got in last year I won't be high up the priority ...

Easy run????

Just me and Jenny today as Wendy had a day off.  We set off with the first 5 minutes uphill - always guaranteed to warm you up on a chilly day! Then a good run out and back for 2.8 miles which Jenny kept going at a good pace despite a...

Back on track

To the track tonight for a long interval session - 4 x 5 mins with 3 mins recovery jog. We started as usual with a mile warm up jog - well if 8:38 is warm up pace (not sure why it was that quick!). We then did our running drills - 3 x...

Good 10 miler

Well I got up late, threw some porridge down and and arrived at the track just in time to meet Louise and Sara for our 10 miler. The weather was cool but dry and just great for running.  I'd planned a good run that was partly off road...

Road run/track session

Got out lunch today with Wendy (Jenny forgot her kit!!).  We did 2.8 miles in 29 mins, it was cold at the start and then we soon got warmed up and it turned into a good run. Went to the track tonight for a pyramid session 200m, 300m, ...

Road run

Eight of us met up tonight for a 6 mile road run - me, Louise, Sara. Jane and Mike (both under 15s), Karl, Darren and Simon  - so a great pack to run with. As I said that I was going to do some steady running to get my fitness back, s...

Why?

I don't understand it...  Saturday I felt terrible couldn't run, dropped out of the cross country race and felt worse for dropping out! Tonight I've done a tough track session and felt great - why??? We did the usual 1 mil...

Not so good cross country...

 Well thanks for all your good wishes but the cross country did not go well! The youngsters did very well in their races but as I warmed up I felt heavy legged and had a niggly pain in my lower back. The race started and the first half mile was th...

Great track session

Down to the track tonight where 10 of us prepared for a track session.  We did a mile warm up then a set of running drills so we were all ready for the session which was 800m, 600m, 400m, 300m, 200m, 100m.  The plan was to get quicker as the dist...

Lunch time run

Wendy, Jenny & I were out running again at lunch despite a lot of moaning about the cold weather - not from me, it was bright, dry but cold to start so great running weather! We did 2.9 miles in a comfortable 31 minutes not pushin...

Back to running!!

Thanks for all your good wishes, I'm on the mend now - just a little lighter than I was on Thursday! Back to the track tonight and I'd planned a combined road run and hill session.  This meant we ran 4 miles but I included 14 hills in...

Lots of running...

Well after  Wednesday's run I was feeling good and had planned a run with Jenny at work on Thurwsday then a track session at the Club. In work on Thursday I felt a bit rough with stomach pain but still did 2.5 miles with Jenny despite...