The Great South Run and Beyond

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The Great South Run and Beyond

I have been running for a number of years now and this will be the third year in the Great South Run. I am hoping to start to increase the speed of my running as I get fitter and slimmer. My main aim with running is to enjoy it, day in day out and still be enjoying it in another 25 years time.

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Some good, some bad

It has been an eventful couple of weeks. Two Sundays ago I did my first Open Water Tri, it was at the Cotswold Waterpark and was very enjoyable. The sun shone and the  lake looked lovely. The bike ride was almost flat and the run was around the lake. Me...

River Swim,

  I have not done a blog for a while now mainly because I have not been doing that much running. On Saturday I enter a local multi-sport event where I did the 5k run and then the 500m river swim. After having such beautiful weather recently Saturday t...

A bit of everything

Well the last 3 weeks have been quiet here. The only running I have done has been at the club on a Monday and I have been swimming each week as well as a couple of session in the lake. I have got out on my bike twice, but only for a short ride and my so...

Marathon Number 3 Done

What a sunny weekend, who would have thought a bank holiday would have weather like that. So how did my weekend go. Saturday we drove down to Sherborne to visit the castle and gardens. The traffic was a little heavy but we got there in the end. We had ...

I am ready

So here we are , now only a few days left until my marathon and of course the weather is heating up.  Looks like Sunday will be sunny, breeze and warm in Dorset. Am I ready, Yes I am, well almost. I still have my bag to pack and a couple of things to b...

Marathon Excitement

Wow I really enjoyed watching the London marathon on TV. It just brings back so many memories and great to see Mo there.  I will enjoy reading everyone’s accounts of their day on here. Even as an elite runner things Mo says just ring true to anyone who...

20 Done

A lovely sunny morning and a 20 mile run completed. It all went pretty well although a bit of a tight calf made the last 4 miles feel a little anxious. The marathon I have entered is described as undulating, previously I have avoided hills for my longer...

Getting there slowly

What a lot of rain. It is so wet here now. Two weeks ago  I tried to go out for a run, put my trainers on and as soon as I started to run I had a sharp pain my ankle. So stopped running. Later in the same evening I walked the dog and tried a few steps o...

Flexibility and ploughing on

What a change from last Monday, it is beautifully sunny here and warm today. Thank you for everyone’s advice last week  regarding the  missed long run. I decided to keep the weekly mileage quite high last week but by doing two medium runs rather than t...

What to do when things do not...

Normally on a Monday I can report my runs for the previous weekand  a long run on Sunday , well this week has not gone to plan. In the week I completed my 3 runs as planned and then Sunday was to be my long run of 18 miles. Saturday night there was slig...

A bit of an adventure

Last week started on Monday with a sort of treasure hunt run with the running club. You had to follow clues and then take a selfie when you found the place the clue led you to, there were 5 to 8 clues to follow.   I was in a team with a friend and her d...

Snow

Yipee we had some snow, the kids got 2 days off school and we made the most of it with some long walks and sledging whenever possible. Knowing the snow was coming I managed a 9k run on Wednesday and then no more until 10 miles yesterday with the dog in...

A Sunny 16 miles

Well who has snow, none here but it is cold and very sunny. Last week my long run was hard work, with a dodgy tummy at half way and ending with a very sore calf and walk back. However the calf has been fine ever since and this Sunday could not have been...

Sunny today

It is a beautiful sunny day here today and not that cold. I have already been out for a walk with the dog and it was lovely. I will go for a short run at lunchtime and will be swimming early tomorrow morning. I completed a 14 mile run last Sunday but w...

New Run Leader

It is a  lovely sunny morning here. My weekend was slightly different than normal as I did the Leader in Running Fitness Course on Saturday. Four of us from the club went so I had some friendly faces. It was a very fully day and also very informative. I...

PB ALERT

Hold the front page I have some big news. PB ALERT! Oh yes PB on Sunday at the Coastal Half Marathon. I had a feeling all that muddy running with the dog was paying off. Not just a PB but 3 minutes faster. I did have a bit of help on the way round as I...

Mud and then more mud

It is beautifully sunny here today and I am planning a 5k run at lunchtime. Yesterday I ran 6k in the woods with the dog, wow it was muddy and we both required a shower when we got back, the dog in the garden with the hose I went for a little more luxur...

Wet and Windy

Recently ever run seems to have been wet and windy and even the dog is getting down about it. Yesterday was probably the worst and I had to slide the dog across the kitchen floor to get him out of the door for a run. So this week so far has been: Satur...

Enjoyable Sunday Run

Sunday I headed out for a 12 mile run and it went really well. Just me and radio two, I took it steady and just relaxed ad enjoyed the run. Today I am going to give running club a miss. The weather here is dreadful, wet and windy, I also think my legs n...

It has all got as bit busy

A busy start to January with a run at the club on Thursday evening, then swimming training on Friday morning followed by climbing in the evening. Park Run Saturday morning and then a 7 mile run in the woods with the dog on Sunday morning, dropped him ba...

Reviewing 2017

I love a new year, I like the excitement of a new diary , an empty calendar and all the promise and possibilities ahead. 2017 seems a long time ago now and I have moved on to new ideas and plans, but I must make myself stop and take stock of what was a...

Christmas is coming

Christmas is getting close now and I enjoyed a lovely run with the club on Monday evening looking at all the lights on the houses and then ending at the pub for a drink and mince pies.  Such a simple evening but great fun. It was a cold and clear night ...

A wet day today

It is a wet day here today  but  am looking forward to a run at lunchtime. I have been reading other people’s blogs but not necessarily commenting, sorry, it is great to see what people are up to and what plans they have. Before I start marathon traini...