Thursday, 30 September 2010


Shouldn't really have run today but weather is so nice and tomorrow when I was going is supposed to be rubbish.
It was goodish, warm then hot, legs still bit stiff but finished ok. Not the 3 miles I wanted but 2.7 is 2.7

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Not bad

Well inspite of the weather being wet and dark and miserable the run was a success.

Very easy run both on legs and breathing, slow on time but more enjoyable.

Went with Penny and Jane and talked all the way round and it did perk me up for a while.

Saturday, 25 September 2010


Didn't fancy running outside today as it was cold and blustery but it always feels a bit of a cheat that i ran on the treadmill

Today I did a Fartlek session, mixing up the speeds sometimes gradually sometimes jumping up a couple of K's and then slowing down. I did enjoy it and was surprised how quickly i started sweating. 5 mins warm up, 15 mins fatlek then 15 mins steady and cool down walk.

Didn't stretch enough but was pleased.
Calves and Achilles not to good for some reason. Not bad during the run but after theyre hurting and last night in bed both calves went into cramp and by god theyre still sore today....never had cramp to that extent before.

Im going to change my routines, I think 4 miles is too big a jump from 2.5 so for a while I going to try and do a couple of 3 mile runs a week and one 2.5 faster or interval/fartlek run. Will build up before I try a longer distance but i may have to admit that 3 miles is my distance. If i do 3/4 times a week than thats good. Im also doing spinning once a week and a couple of resistance classes and not forgetting walking the boys every day. Phew

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Little run

Just done a little run today with the boys down the railway, ok but not great but it is always a case of stopping and starting when I run with them.

Calf a little stiff but nothing major.

Sunday, 19 September 2010


Have just done interval session on treadmill and it went well. 11 mins warm up, 6x 30 secs at 9kph with 1 min recovery inbetween then ten mins of steady running.

Legs were bit twingy but better than fridays.

Have been having bit of calf pain the last couple of runs and its concerning me. Have done a couple of runs with Penny and its been ok but not too comfortable.

Havent been able to use foam roller but I have it back now so am going to get stuck in.

Next run Tuesday hopefully

Monday, 13 September 2010

Bit stiff

Went out and did 3 miles today, it was blinking hotter than I thought and I went with no drink.

It was also a bit sore today, lower cclf stiffness but i havent been doing stretching as was told and have lent foam roller to someone so hopefully if i get back into that then it will ease off.

3 miles is still 3 miles

Friday, 10 September 2010

Better than expected

Planned to run today, then cancelled , then decided to do it and Im glad I did.

Legs felt bad this week but I really think its the medication Im coming off at the mo. Weather was crap and I just thought it was pointless as I would end up walking.

Went out a bit later than usual, just after 10am and it had cleared up and turned bloody hot.
Legs were so much better than I expected and breathing was fine, we finished strong and the last mile we did in 9m10s which is as fast as I have done yet.

Trout has had 5 weeks rest and it was great to run with her again.

Do have groin pain which keeps flaring up so may mention to physio next time.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010


Oh rubbish run should have known better.

Legs were stiff from Sunday and not fully recovered but after a visit to physio I thought they would be ok....she's good, very good, but not a bloody miracle worker.

In my enthusiasm i went out even though it was 1 o clock and very warm, d'uh.

Knew in my heart that legs were not going to ease off but managed 2.3 miles before I had to see sense and walk the last 500 metres home.

Am trying to keep it in perspective that next run on Friday hopefully will be fine.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Long Run

Dreaded this earlier this morning but I am pleased I tried and succeeded even with a few jitters on way round.

It was hardish at start but it was uphill, got better until Grimsby Rd hill and that seemed harder than last week but ran all the way.

Got easier for a while and then at the end got very hard but went a bit further than last week, 4.36 miles today.

No pain but am stiff now

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Getting better

Did the 2 mile circuit today and surprised myself.

Firstly my legs were better than expected even though I ran yesterday as well.

Secondly I managed to cut my time by 1.46. It was hard and my lungs felt sore most of day but really pleased with the effort.