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Running Scared....

Utter bollox.

  1. Race Day Cherry Popping.

    Cherry popping X2 today.

    Despite it being the middle of my second week long shift, I had my first job on the Blood Bike for Whiteknights EVS today.
    I had a call at 04:05 for an urgent collection from York Hospital to Leeds Blood Transfusion Service .
    So after hauling my arse out of bed, my bike gear on and the bike out of my garage, and despite having to detour for a closed level crossing I made the 13 miles for the collection, and 22 miles for the drop off within an ...
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  2. First Half Marathon - 1:44

    Ran my first half marathon distance today. Not a race, just a rehearsal run, roughly at the pace I want to run at when I do it for real...
    I managed 01:43:57 , quite a bit less less than my target of 1:50 for today, and just under my intended 1:45 for the race...

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/86938257

    As you can see from my splits, I struggled for a wee bit mid distance as I'd forgotten to grab my drink on the way out of the house and was feeling ...
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  3. Busy busy busy...

    It's been a busy month.
    11 runs so far totalling just under 65 miles (with another two planned - 4 miles tomorrow and 6 on Saturday) and one 6.5 mile/3000ft climb hike around Snowdonia.
    http://runkeeper.com/user/Abelrider/activity/33299777
    Been good fun tho for the most part.

    One minor trouble has been my calf muscles/Achilles. A common issue with runners, and often just an overuse injury (I'm hoping that's the case here). Basically my calf muscles are getting ...
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  4. Hate running? Me too.

    Posted elsewhere. So sue me if I'm boring you.



    I always found running dead boring (I'd rather get on my bike and go further/see more for the same energy expenditure) and so avoided it a lot of it when I was at school, despite being rather good at it (kept with county standard runners on the few XC races I attended). When I joined the army I was doing 1.5 miles in 08:15 with boots on and I lapped my whole platoon on a cross country run. But I never chose to run as I ...

    Updated 19-04-11 at 22:29 by Adam

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  5. Getting going.

    Ok so where was I?

    That's right, stretching lots and starting out on my route to running fit...

    I'm in the somewhat lucky position unlike many people where I don't have to find the time to exercise. It's provided for me.
    At work we have PT sessions 15:30-16:30 Mondays and Wednesdays and generally a longer session 10:30-12:30 Fridays.
    I also get opportunity to do extra phys Tuesday and Thursday afternoons IF I can spare the time from work.
    This obviously ...
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