Completed London, time 3h36m. Really pleased with that. All existing injuries held off but I turned my right ankle a number of times, and now it is blown up like a balloon. Rest, ice, and compression I guess. Good thing I don’t have to walk anywhere tomorrow, day off booked in advance. Thanks to all… Continue reading London Marathon: checked, time 3:36 (official)
Don’t know what it is, but around home the reception on the desire is not good. Doesn’t seem to matter if I’m on 3G or 2G, it still is pretty poor around home. Most of the time when I’ve been out it has been fine, but at home I can sit it beside the HTC… Continue reading HTC Desire – Telephone reception dubious
So I’m in the final stages of my “taper”, or otherwise known as “stop running”. Nothing I do now will change the outcome tomorrow. I have my number (20351) you’ll be able to follow me on facebook if that’s your thing, they are uploading the 5Km timings direct to an app on facebook, so you… Continue reading Saturday before the London Marathon: Sunshine.
It’s really cool!
Went out this morning and did 15 miles in the sunshine. Although it’s pleasant, I’m not sure it is when you’re doing a marathon. It means you have to think that much more about sun block and hydration. The hip held out okay, still taking the ibruprofen, stretching etc to keep it at bat. I… Continue reading Sunshine and heat:that changes the game
Saturday I managed to do a long run (18 miles) and despite the calf and hip niggling went okay. Did it averaging 7:35/mile. HR was better and felt I could have gone on. Need to start thinking about tapering I think. It is frightening to think that it is just four weeks away now. Keeping… Continue reading Despite the forecasts both run & cycle without deluges
I rested for three full days after the Reading Half, not least because I have a twinge in my left calf. So, with the aid of compression socks I did a 7-miler this morning, and did okay. The legs still worked, not too many aches, and the calf held up. I put a picture of… Continue reading Three days rest, the legs still work and that BPM is better
This morning completed the Reading Half Marathon, managed a 1:34:34, chip position 1102/12300. (Final Result) My previous memory of Reading was COLD, but this morning was really quite a pleasant temperature – I even ran in shorts & t-shirt! I was deliberately trying to slow my pace so I’m more than happy at the result… Continue reading Reading Half Marathon: 1.34 – and the sun shone…
A cold morning, frost on the ground, but sunshine. I managed to do 1h32m5s, just awaiting the final official time. That gives me an average of 7m2s/mile, not bad. I went off far too fast however, and paid for it later in the race. The last mile was predominantly uphill, rather nasty. The organisation was… Continue reading MK Half: Cold! 1.32.05 Respectable. 284th of 3244.
I decided this week as I would be running on Sunday, to go out and ride on Saturday, I just wanted a gentle one, but ended up doing the best part of 50 miles. Not a bad pace, but I think I might have done more than I should. I managed also to get a… Continue reading Gentle ride on Saturday morning