Sunday, 31 May 2009

Photos during my 15 miles!

Pain is not an option in this dojo.

Getting up at 0400 was more painful than the 15 mile run, I can tell you! But the run itself went really well and I'm feeling quite good; a bit tired, but good. I think I could've tagged another couple of miles on the end, but I didn't want to overdo it. But 15 miles in 2 and a half hours was what I wanted to achieve, so I'm very content that I've completed it and that I've completed it in the time I set, without getting any injuries.

I'm now up to 358 miles and am 4 miles ahead of schedule. 40.33% left to run and by the 10th of June, I should've passed the 400 mile mark. Oh, my poor legs!!

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Back from another injury.....Just.

I have a sore right knee. But it's not that sore; I'm still running. I've been stretching it out and it seems manageable for now. I've managed to rest it for 6 days, but it's still there. And since my rest, I've done 15 miles; so it can't be that bad!

The temperature has become a lot hotter now, so I'm now having to get up quite early to get a run in before it gets too hot. Honestly, it's a struggle! Anyway, I'm actually looking forward to getting up at 0415 on sunday morning to do a 15 miler. If I stick to 10 minute miles then it should take about 2 and a half hours. At least I'll work up an appetite!

I have 1827 laps (43.5%) left to complete and I'm 3 miles ahead of the curve.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Half Marathon.

I've now only got 46% left to complete, having plodded my way round 13 miles this morning. I had to get up at 0415 so that I could have something to eat before my run (and give a little time for it to go down). It took 2 hours 8 minutes, which is around about 10 minutes a mile. I'm quite happy with that as I try to stick to 10 min/miles for every run I do. This means that I should complete my marathon well under the 5 hour mark. We'll see how it goes though.

I'm 5 miles ahead, I've 276 miles (1932 laps) to do and I've spent over 47 hours running!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful girlfriend, Emma, by the way!

Friday, 15 May 2009

On the return leg.

I'm now up to 311 miles and I'm slowly getting back into it as I've had a knee injury. It still hurts but I'm battling through it. Weirdly, I think the injury came while I was on a day's rest. I have another rest day tomorrow prior to my long run on Sunday, but I may sneak 2 miles in at some point. I'll see how I feel. I'm down to do 10 miles on Sunday, but I think I'll end up talking myself into doing a bit more, probably 12. We'll see though.

Anyway, by Monday I will have less than 2000 laps to complete in 58 days!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Half way!

I got up at 0445 and was running by 0503. I finished this morning's run at o645 and by that time I had run 11 miles. I now realise that I need to get up a bit earlier so I can get something to eat before my long runs. For much of this morning, I was running on empty.

But anyway, I'm over half way and quite pleased with myself. No injuries or chafings to report; things are going very well. Long may that continue!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

A drag..........................

............Not the running but my hair. I desperately need my hair cut. So much so that it's acting like an air brake (or hair brake)! I know I need to slow down, but maybe not this much! Hopefully, I'll get it cut on the 12th.

I have 10 miles left to do, before I get to the half way point. I'm 2 miles ahead of schedule and I'm feeling good. I do have a couple of little niggly injuries, but nothing significant.

Roll on Saturday!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Naughty Boy!

Well I wasn't that bad. I did one extra mile today. I know I should be sticking with my training plan, but I just felt I had to do it.

Anyway, I've now done 2002 laps of the upperdeck and my legs are holding up well; just early morning stiffness to deal with (behave yourself Emma!) and a general reluctance to get up in the morning. Apart from that, my marathon training is going better than I expected. I'm really looking forward to running 9 miles on saturday morning.

My stats are: 286 miles completed (48%), 2198 laps to do, and I've got 314 miles to run in approximately 66 days!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Happy days.

I ran 8 miles this morning, prior to breakfast and I currently feel great. It wasn't that hot either, which made it a bit easier. If I'm honest, I really enjoyed it; up till now I've been getting a bit frustrated at running just 4 miles a day. The good news is I remain injury free (although my right knee clicks as I go down ladders, which is a bit odd), and I'm keen to do more.

I'm now up to 277 miles (1939 laps) and I'm only 23 miles off the half way mark. If only it was all downhill after that point!