NDW50 Wk 11: The Stepping Stones (wc 23.01.17)

An Unexpected Sunrise

6.21 miles, 59:52, 9:39 min/mile, 177ft elevation

One of those runs that you really don’t want to do, especially after 16 miles the day before, & then when you finally pull yourself out of your comfy bed & hit the roads you are SO thankful you did!

Mainly because I got to see the most spectacular of sunrises!

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NDW50 Wk 10: Oh so cold (wc 16.01.17)

A cold sunrise

7.2 miles, 1:00:00, 8:14 min/mile, 190ft elevation gain

I couldn’t make the Striders Wednesday evening run this week, so I did my own 60 minutes group two paced run around the streets of Croydon! And I was pretty much bang on target!

One of the things I like about running with the faster group on a Wednesday is that it pushes me to run outside my natural comfort zone in a way that I don’t when I’m running solo. I know I am capable of the speed but by myself I often struggle to push myself to that slightly faster pace, its very tempting to ease off when it begins to feel a little difficult, running in a group it’s hard to do that.

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NDW50 Wk 9: The tough one’s make you stronger (wc 09.01.17)

Tube strikes don’t stop runners!

7.2 miles, 1:04:54, 8:57 min/mile, 170ft elevation gain

What do you do when there is a tube strike & unusually you need to get to several places in London in one day… If you’re a runner, you run!

Combined my recovery run into a run commute today to save time & run some London based errands. First stop was dropping some camera kit off with a supplier in Vauxhall. That bit I did by bus, didn’t really fancy running with £5,000 kit on my back… Continue reading “NDW50 Wk 9: The tough one’s make you stronger (wc 09.01.17)”

NDW50 Wk 8: This week summed up in one word. Rain. (wc 02.01.17)

Recovering from rest…

7 miles, 1:01:57, 8:51 min/mile, 305ft elevation


A recovery run from, um, a rest day… I’d already decided I wasn’t going to run on New Years Day, hence the horrendous long run attempt on the NDW on Friday, so today’s ‘recovery’ run was somewhat superfluous… An early 7 miles. I missed sunrise I was that early! Continue reading “NDW50 Wk 8: This week summed up in one word. Rain. (wc 02.01.17)”

NDW50 Wk 7: AKA week one proper (wc 26.12.16)

BIG week this week.

Monday 26th December marked the start of my official 20 week training plan for the NDW50. Eeeeek! (Who starts a training plan on Boxing Day…?)

In 20 weeks I will have run 50 miles.

In one go.

It’s a scary thought & I know those 20 weeks are going to go super quick. Continue reading “NDW50 Wk 7: AKA week one proper (wc 26.12.16)”