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Running Update

Recovery from the cracked ribs continues and while they’re most definitely not healed I am able now to run. Indeed I managed to run the Brighton Marathon last weekend: My time of 3h45m was OK but frustratingly less than a minute outside the current London Marathon qualifying time. I shouldn’t complain as I have only had 5 training runs & 2 races since the end of January so I am somewhat short of ‘match fitness’.
It was a beautiful day and favourable running conditions – there’s even a hint of a tan!!

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So on to London on the 26th April for which I now need to do some serious fund raising for the MS Trust. So if you are reading this please click on the link below to donate.

Thanks

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Reading Half Marathon – Disaster Strikes ….

Beware unexpected traffic cones on the racing line …. I was momentarily distracted and came a cropper, tripping up over one traffic cone and landing on another. Fractured ribs and a lot of pain was the result : But what were the cones doing on the racing line one might ask ?

I did complete the race in 1h 45mins but its the last race for a while and I doubt that I will be able to run the London Marathon this year. That is a real blow,

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Bath Half Marathon Video

And here’s a Video : See if you can see me – a kind of ‘Wheres Wally’. I couldn’t really see myself at the Start even though I know that I crossed the start line about 5 seconds after the gun.

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Bath Half Marathon

Great to be able to run at last – first time since Feb 12th and that includes having to miss the Brighton Half Marathon. I was just looking to get round OK and not achieve a specials time so it was pleasing to get under 1h 40m.

The 11am start allowed for a relatively unchallenging 8am train from Paddington too which was nice : The weather – well it could have been a little less blustery.

It was also curious to find that the start was barely 20 yards away from where I went to school at the age 7 !

Don’t forget to sponsor me to run the London Marathon – click on the MS Trust Logo below.

 

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Brighton Half Marathon ….

Unfortunately I had to miss this one due to the onset of a cold : Pathetic excuse but running a half was the last thing I wanted to do.

 

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Only Connect ??

No .. No Connection (that I know of).

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On with the kms and off with the kgs !!

Since first part of December I have upped the distance work to ~ 70km/week by doing 2 long runs at the weekend : I started reducing this last weekend as I am now only 2 weeks away from the first half marathon of 2015 in Brighton. This is more than I have done in previous years and I am hoping that this will help me to improve my Marathon times. We shall see …

Example runs :
30km Long Slow Run.

Half Marathon as a long slow run.

And apologies for the long silence since Florence

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