• JoWatson posted a new run 18 minutes ago

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 46:05
    • Distance: 5.01 miles
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      5M RHYF over an undulating mixed surface route. Out at stupid o’clock to find a decent fog hanging in the air. It kept the temperature down nicely and settled in my hair to provide my own personal cooling system. It was actually really lovely out this morning. Just went with the flow, and both the legs and the rest of me felt good. That little…[Read more]

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 02:03:03
    • Distance: 13.32 miles
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      A double today.
      4.03 miles at 09:18 pace along the canal at lunch time.
      Then popped out for an evening run – this was hard as anything as the temperature said 31 degrees … feel I leaked a gallon or 2. Anyway, managed 9.29 miles at 9:18 pace.
      All was good a fab summer evening.

  • They look cracking medals, most unusual.

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 36.56
    • Distance: 4.92 miles
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Only 29 degrees tonight! Glad I decided not to race! Steady 1st mile then even paced for the rest, around 40secs slower than what would have been my race pace if I had raced tonight. Splits 7.42,7.28,7.28,7.27,7.24 with overall average of 7.30m/m still dripping an hour later despite cold shower and plenty of fluids!

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 24.23
    • Distance: 4.03 km
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Oh blimey that was a hot one 33!! Not run in heat like that since I was in the South of France a few years ago, can’t wait to run tomorrow night when it’s bit cooler 28!!lol

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 30:02
    • Distance: 3.25 miles
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      Back home and into the heat (32o C) with a 30′ recovery run to kick the pain out of the legs and feet. Even some faster strides -just to test how I was feeling. All OK (naturally paining everywhere though) and feeling better with every step, so thumbs up on this one…

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 1.38.43
    • Distance: 10.09 miles
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      RAS W5-R1 – steady 10 in Z2 – hmm well I got my wrist slapped a lot in that one – first 4 miles I had a gentle breeze and was mostly successful at keeping in z2 and the hr wasn’t disastrous but after that I strayed into the very bottom of zone 3 at least twice every mile – putting pace for heartrate down to the temperature today, and it could have…[Read more]

    • It’s a proper balancing act when you have to be somewhere else. Looks like a successful one anyway Sharnie

    • The poor old sun is getting the blame from everyone at present. Pretty good going though, could of been lots more Z3 in there. Good miles you put in here and a good time for Z2 pootling. Well done Mrs S xx

    • Think you did well to stay in zone 2 as much as you did in that heat! Fab weekday miles and not surprised you were tempted by the river at the end πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Great tenner and despite the slapping you still managed to keep the z3 rather calm and not too much complaining! Not so easy in this weather and no doubt the river must have looked appealing…

    • Well done Sharnie, I can imagine the river was very tempting.

    • that’s a great 10 and I’m sure HR is raised due to heat, guess higher HR is an attempt by the body to keep the core temperature down

  • Great account of your trail adventure Vangelis – lots of memories I should think – and very evocative photos.Β  Well done on staying upright amongs all those knobbly and steep sections.Β  Excellent improvement on your previous time as well.

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 39.28
    • Distance: 3.9 miles
    • Terrain: Road
    • Comments:

      After the longer run on Sunday the heel felt a bit tender yesterday morning so plenty of icing and stretching again. Not too bad today so tried out a few miles in zone 2, foot ok during the run so will have to see how it is tomorrow. Pre and post run routines taking longer than the run at the moment – must admit feeling a bit despondent as I…[Read more]

    • Well run, Sharon, on a very hot and humid day. Let’s hope there’s no adverse reaction – I’ve been fortunate so far in not having persistent/repeat injuries and so can only imagine how disheartening it must be if you find yourself dogged by then. If you do decide to stick to HMs as max distance next year that can have quite a lot of advantages,…[Read more]

    • It’s a nightmare when aches and pains are almost constant. I don’t suggest you follow my advice, as you’ve got a physio, but I stopped static stretching and have had no injuries since. Could be coincidence, but that is my experience.

      Get yourself a bike though. Mine is in the shed. I should really give it some attention!

    • Sounds like a good plan to go for half marathons and 10km. More important that you can keep runnning injury free on a regular basis, than knocking yourself out. After a few halves you may well feel your body is ready to take on a full marathon

    • I think we all go through times like this Sharon, I seemed to be going through one injury after the other last year also. I think as we get older, we are possibly more susceptible to it? A good run in the heat that well done. Just seen what Mark has mentioned above, and thinking about it; at club we generally have a mile warm up, and only do…[Read more]

    • You do seem to have had a bit of a run on the injuries – it’s enough to get anyone down – I think with them all being right sided it might be there is some underlying weakness somewhere in that sides chain that needs addressing? But Yayyy to a sprint tri if there are any glute weaknesses (always my first suspicion when someone has a desk job)…[Read more]

    • Well done on the miles today, no ocd going on though. Hope the heel is OK tomorrow, its obviously getting you down.

    • Oh darn, can fully understand the disappointment and exhaustion feeling of having gone from one injury to the next for some time. As you say, fingers crossed! But good miles and pace there (and with this level of humidity that’s amazing)!

    • Well done Sharon, and great plans for next year. Hoping all goes well with your niggles in the meantime.

    • Well done Sharon very sensible idea, for the last 2 years I’ve focused on shorter stuff and am enjoying my running a lot more plus I’m staying injury free

    • Very disappointing to feel like you are moving from one injury to the next. I had a 18mths or so feeling that way. I now do strength and conditioning sessions twice a week and have dropped off one run/wk to accommodate that – never been stronger, really. That balance of activity can make a real difference, I think. Fingers crossed the PF continues…[Read more]

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 30
    • Distance: 2 miles
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      2.52 miles. Slow, flat RR, back lane, duck pond, burn trail, then meander on back streets of Moffat. Cool, cloudy and windy here, which was atcually pleasant to run in. Mostly RRuns and rest days for me this week and next week as I have the Isle of Mull half this Saturday, and Dunoon half next Saturday. Legs felt a bit stiff to start, but nice…[Read more]

  • @ian_spriggs We’re not?… BAAAAAAAAA! (joking! of course we’re not…. πŸ˜‰ ). Thanks for the advice. πŸ™‚

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 44:24
    • Distance: 5.26 miles
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      Holiday run in Norfolk hot hot hot try to keep pace down, a run down memory lane around the town and trail path by the river wensum then head back past where my grandad used to live then past the house where we used to live my my parents. Another couple of hot hot days to come. Got a new pair of ASICS GT lemon colour for my birthday tomorrow.…[Read more]

  • Love the bling πŸ™‚ – looking forward to the write up now πŸ™‚ well done both πŸ™‚

  • Looks like a good route, and hilly. Which is not bad as means no racing. Were not the speed merchant mountain goat type who threatens the podium so stock up with food, hydration pack, and off you go. Bit of hill training beforehand though I think.

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 41:33
    • Distance: 4.02 miles
    • Terrain: Mixed
    • Comments:

      Rec Run #2

      Route was road, railway line, woods, railway line, road. Took it all very steady, making sure I never went to high into Z2, most was actually in Z1.
      First 1.5 mile, road & railway line the legs ached a bit more than I’d like. 9nce into the woods and the return home all…[Read more]

    • Sometimes post 48hr is worse than post 24 hr doms 😆 good to see the legs eased up and a good pace for a rec run 👍

    • Good route choice to try and dodge the heat – it’s definitely not as windy as yesterday that’s for sure – looks a spot on and very well behaved recovery Mr S πŸ™‚ xx

    • Lovely controlled rec run!

    • I often find that day 2 post race is worse than day 1 – good to hear the rec run worked and the legs eased off a bit, rest day tomorrow?

    • Great pace for a rec run. Perfect, i’d say! Good job searching for cover. There is no cover where I am and I left my suncream at home 😢

    • Nice steady four-miler there! Did you run ON the railway line or next to it (somehow the prospect of running on the rail always freaks me out… -paaaah, we all have our own little demons)?

    • I like the strategic choice of route, Ian – very wise. Good to hear that the legs are following the recovery run script. The worked super hard at the weekend, so I guess they are entitled to take a day or so to perk up again πŸ˜‰

    • sensible approach keeping in the shade as much as possible good rec miles

    • Run date: 23 July, 2019
    • Run time: 26
    • Distance: 2.8 km
    • Terrain: Other
    • Comments:

      First run after a 3 year hiatus

  • Thank you both for the comments! @ian_spriggs No it isn’t. It is an entirely different route that has some parts in common with the 80k. You can check the mara-route here:

  • An odd shaped medal for the collection 😳…all good though😃…technical t-shirts are alway good……but no beer!!😯😯

  • Load More
Skip to toolbar