Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hailstone and mud!

Hailstone and mud. That was the theme of today’s trail run.


Wet and wild!

Woosh, that was  bracing run. New route, only 4.22 miles, but, 360m of ascent.

Lashing with rain and blowing a gale! FAB!

Plan sorted!

At last I’ve sorted my training plan out. Reckon that’s the easy bit though. Need to stick to it!

First run in six days. Legs felt ok but need to be out more regularly, hopefully 4 times a week in the run up to Manchester.

Need a plan sorting!

No running since Tuesday. Need to sort my training plan out.

In the meantime, a good 11 miles.


The long run

For marathon and ultra training, at least one run of the week needs to be dedicated to “the long run”.

Tuesday evening is “the long run” time.

So, tonight’s long run was a run home from work via Llandudno. The first part of the route will be constant, up the Little Orme on to the Promenade. After that there is a choice of a 12.5, 13.5 or 17.5 route home.

During the early part of the training it will either 12.5 or 13.5. When it it gets to the longer long runs, the 17.5 includes a trip around the Great Orme.

Tonight’s run was the shortest of the three, 12.5 miles. It was a strong run, everything felt good.


After “manflu”

Quick Sunday afternoon dash out. Felt a bit under the weather Friday and Saturday, probably manflu!



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I will be posting after most of my runs in the build up to Manchester Marathon and then Kielder Ultra Trail 50km.