I promised I wouldn't complain about summer weather...but this is spring so I'm going to get ALL my complaining out. It was only 15 degrees (at 4.30am) but it was 95% humidity. Legs feel trashed and tempo paces was hard as rock to crack but I pushed through. .
4km warm up
5km @ 4:40 (4:37/4:41/4:37/4:39/4:36)
5km @ 4:40 (4:39/4:36/4:38/4:31/4:31)
4km cool down
Tempo Tuesday 20km - 5:00avg pace .
Kid has had me up since before 3am and it was mentally and physically tough today. So many reasons to pull the plug but glad I got it done.
If you could see inside my heart, you would see that it overflows with love bigger than what the smile on my face shows.
One year, six months, three years, ten or more ... love doesn’t count time or credit served. It’s not a destination. It’s being in the moment and living your best life with the person you love most. Anywhoooo ... that’s MY opinion. Hats off to all my friends far and wide who choose to love the one they’re with, regardless of how long, regardless of ups and downs (we all have them), regardless of whether you choose to outwardly show it or not, love is love is love. ✌🏼❤️
Stagecoach is done and now time to focus on my own race at the Bear 100. I feel woefully unprepared. I’m pretty sure this pic will be me: pretending to run but actually walking (*cough* power hiking) most of the time. PC 📸 @kevlv
Tomorrow is the day (and Wednesday) and me and @ben_on_the_trails attempt to run the whole of the Greensand Way. Approx 111 miles. Preparation hasn’t been ideal due to a busy weekend but no excuses, will give it a good go and never plan to give up. You can find out more, and get involved, via the link on my profile.
I'd love to say finishing our run at the beach was a great idea...but a seagull stole his whole cookie straight out of the pram 😵 to a toddler that's a high price to pay for a selfie 🤦♀️...made it up to him by collecting 500 rocks and 7000 shells. Next weekend when I'm complaining of a heavier than usual pram...remind me of my laziness in cleaning out said rocks/shells.
“..because it shouldn’t be about choosing to run at the expense of something else. Rather, running is what happens in support of everything else in your life, from your health to your mental state to your ability to show up for the important people in your life.”🏔 #sundayvibes#priorities#trailrunning#montblanc
🔹Misión cumplida. 30km más a a saca 🏆 Ritmo medio, 5’ 38”, FCMedia 164ppm.
🔹Quedan tres semana para acabar de pulir un poco. Aún así, me quedo con las buenas sensaciones que he tenido en todo momento 😁
🔹Lo que está claro es que la semana del #rnrlisbon no llevaré casi 80km en las patas como ésta 🏁 Espero correr más ligero 🎈 y poder conseguir el reto #sub3h45
🔹Ahora, unos estiramientos en el gym con mi compitrueno @assassinofsteel ♥️♥️♥️
Holy RAINFALL ☔️ this morning ! I always say living in the #PNW you can’t wait on good weather... just gear up and GO! It changes so quickly... sheets of rain for the first 8 miles and warm sun for the last 2.5 miles 🌦And now back to pissing down rain. Okay then Mother Nature... whatever you say 💁🏽♀️ .
A real experiment! Megan's @salomon s/lab sense 6s vs my @inov_8 roclite 305s. Which will best survive a week running the #GR20 the notorious shoe destroying trail! Cast your votes and we'll post an after photo next week. #ukrunchat#runtagit#trailandultra#fastpacking
Well now, that was a gross run! We’ve had 100% humidity for most of September and I’m ready for that cool and crisp weather that fall brings. @hrmom2twogirls and I made the most of our ten-miler and even bumped into @mobug911 and @hadleysorensen_famfaithfitness while running! #SaturdayLongRun
Råkar ut för så mycket dumheter. Som nu, då jag verkar ha sträckt (?) magen.
Det var på slutet av ett fint distanspass, när jag anfölls av en svärm oidentifierade insekter. En av dom körde kamikaze-style på mig och flög ner i halsen.
Reagerade med överraskning och såklart en rejäl hostattack, varpå det körde till i magen. 😩
Än mer ironiskt blir det, då jag faktiskt kunde springa efter det här. Fram tills jag skulle spela yngre än jag är (gubbkroppen protesterar) och klättra i träd, varpå det brände till igen. Det gick alltså två steg framåt och fyra steg bakåt.
Nu vet jag inte om jag ska skratta eller gråta, även om det överlag är mer gråt än skratt. Vilat helt igår och får se om det är i träsket med alternativ träning, eller om jag pallar lugn löpning...
I’ve had a couple of days off running to try and save the legs for next Tuesday’s 111 mile run! However...it’s back to work this weekend as I’m hosting EIGHT @salomonrunning trail workshops at Box Hill. Not ideal preparation for the long one but I can’t complain...anyone I know coming to play??
4 morning miles + 60 minutes of core & hiit👊
Thanks to ALL of you for your messages, comments and kind words yesterday💜 I admit I was incredibly let down and frustrated to be back at square 1 after my Dr appt, however I always want to do what's best for my body and if that means I need to keep searching for answers, so be it.
I'm back at it this morning, grateful to be logging miles and getting in a solid workout!
Have an AWESOME weekend guys - and keep at it!!
I’ve been slacking on posts for the last few weeks, but am back at it and will continue to post regularly.
My running seems to follow my posting schedule.
For example, I’ve only been running 35-40 Miles a week since my race and getting in a few long runs on the weekend.
I was finally accepted into Boston last Friday and that has sparked me to get back into it.
However, I’m going to focus on running a fast half and 5k time this fall and then start marathon training in January.
I have a half marathon this Sunday, but it’s more of a benchmark to see where I stand. The real race is going to be at Dallas this year.
My goal for the turkey trot is to finally break into the 16s and for the half to break 1:20.
We all go through slumps, but those who are successful find a way to get back to it. 💪🏼
Heading home from a fantastic run with @hrmom2twogirls this morning. I’ve gotta remember to take a picture of the two of us together before we go our separate ways... #RunnerFriends#RunnerFriendsAreTheBest