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gentle 13miles

managed to get to the start line with no great dramas. Over the line in 5mins and spent the next three miles pulling at Sarahs reigns to stop her going off too quick. At just past seven miles I got cramp in my toes, ...

D DAY!

It's 5.10am and me and Sarah-Lou are just about to drive the mini-bus down to the club to meet afew of the others and then we will be on our way. Good luck to everyone,I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO READING EVERYONES AND LOOKING AT THE PICTUR...

caged!!

Somebody please remind me going for a run will DO ME NO GOOD this week. I'm really missing running(am I addicted??) This week is really dragging!! Stressed with work and can't get out to destress cos I'm taperi...

the hills are alive...

I don't know why but i seem to be back in love with hills. Did 6.5mile in just under 70mins,very slow going on the up hill bits but my lovely gadgety garmin said i was under 8min mile on the downhill bits...woo hoo.. Didn'...

winter is here

Went to the club meet tonight,4.9miles in 69mins..well what I should say by the wonder of technology is 4.9miles in 52 minutes and 17 minutes stood about in the freezing cold yapping.By the graph you can see we stopped eight times.I'd guessed ...

My boy Liam's try

This was his 2nd try,I missed the first and third trys because i was jumping up and down screaming too much. Watching your son score is a good feeling,watching you son score in front of 10's of thousand of people is undiscribable. ...

One proud Dad

All in all a great day out at leeds with liam getting 2hours professional coaching and then playing at half time AND scoring THREE...yes 3...3.0...1 and 1 and another 1. To say I was screaming my head off is an under statement,if the ...

Training done,here comes the ...

Well believe it or not today was my last LSR before the big day. I'll probably do 8 or 9 miles next weekend which is still technically an LSR but...oh..you know what I mean..lol. Myself and Sarah-Lou did 12miles in 2hr 17m...

fart ..sorry..fat burning

Turned up for the "away2 run but couldn't see any friendly faces,probably because it was a joint away run with other clubs and looked very busy. Decided i definately wouldn't be missed so quick exit left and found some flat ground(...

woo hoo

Not very clear i'm afraid but it's a start at least.  

boys(and there wifes)and ther...

Got me a new present to play with,a Garmin 305!!! What a great gadget though i need to work it out a bit more,took me ages to work out why it was under estimating the distance...Sarah has took control of my old two-piece timex and her...

TRYals abd titilations

What a fantastic morning. took Liam to Rugby,result = 4 trys the mos tackles and big big praise from the coaches.I'm bursting with pride. Just when i didn't think the day could get any better i get pulled to one side by th...

only mad dogs and fat yorkshi...

.....go for a run in the mid-day sun. Packed the kids off after Sarah finished work and set off out with 11miles in mind. for the first 3 miles i felt great but Sarah-Lou was complaining of the heat and asking to slow down...

speed work

Went to the local track and was a bit shocked at how few people were there seeing as it was a clear cool evening. Did the core exercises after a 1mile warm up and then did 2 x1000m at threshold and 3 x 200mm at maximum. Fi...

slacking!

Well nothing worked out as planned this weekend. Got talked out of doing Sandal to do an 11miler with the enemy BUT we went out on a do with my work colleagues in Leeds on Saturday night which turned into a late one. Sunda...

Tortoises and hares

Took part in one of the clubs handicap races "The hare and Tortoise" which puts the fastest runner with slowest runner,next fastest and next slowest etc.. The race is a relay and the partners run in opposite directions of a loop,excha...

easy does it.

Took a slowish group out from the club last night. Led them on a nice mixed route of off road and country back roads.It took us about an hour and a quarter and the lass i ran with reckoned we had covered 6miles but I guessed at 5 so w...

Not so speedy work

Went to the local track for the club speed session last night. 1 x 1600m warmup stretches 20 x shuttleruns(hops,skips,funny walks etc) 4 x 400m @ 100secs with 2min rest in between(last one was reall...

back from hols

Got back from hols(booooooo!!) Had great weather and had some quality days with the kids. Nothing like stating the obvious!! Took 10yr old on his 1st seafishing trip,he didn't seem too keen to start with but...

sympathy please

My ankle is looking very colourful at the minute but the pain has eased off and I think the swelling has gone down enabling some movement. Ibruprofen and RICE have definately sped things along. Setting off on my hols...

ouch!

Couple more photos of my twisted ankle.Just fot me to keep a record of really. Although it's painful it's no where near as painful as it looks,I think the bruising has come out quicker due to me being off work and being able to apply ...

injured..AGAIN!

Set off this morning to do a 9.5miler with the intention of getting some quality miles in before i go on my hols on Thursday. but 2.5milesin.. bet you can't guess which ankle gave wauy AGAIN....but as you can see I was ...

Good do!

Went to the club and took a (not so)slow group out.About a dozen or so of us including 4 lasses I've never run with before. Took them along the canal for about a mile and a half to lead them into a false sense of security.I warned the...

post injury-2nd try

Did a really long post yeterday about my 1st post injury run and when I hit submit it got lost..AGAIN...grr.Thats the reason I've not been blogging for a while,but hey ho it's all free so can't complain too much. Did 2 miles on the so...