NDW50 Wk 23: Zero (wc 17.04.17)

0 miles, 0:00:00, 0:00 min/mile, 0ft elevation gain

This will be a short post. Three weeks out from race day & zero miles this week.

After the disaster (okay, maybe a little exaggeration) of Cannock Chase last week I decided that if I am to make the start line fit I needed to rest the sore foot / tendonitis / whatever it may be. Continue reading “NDW50 Wk 23: Zero (wc 17.04.17)”


NDW50 Wk 22: Bad training runs happen to stop bad race days (wc 10.04.17)

After the high of Brighton…

13 miles, 2:05:50, 9:41 min/mile, 1000ft elevation gain

I shared my NDW50 adventures on Instagram this week & then promptly had the worst run of the training cycle which made me wish I had kept quiet & I could just ignore the whole thing.
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NDW50 Wk 21: Brighton Marathon (wc 03.04.17)

Brand shiny new marathon PB!

26.2 miles, 3:53:55, 8:55 min/mile, 561ft elevation gain

This was my fourth time running Brighton Marathon. My fastest time being 4 hours & NINE seconds at my first attempt in 2013. Me & Brighton had serious issues. I was desperate to go sub-4hr but it had beaten me on three previous occasions.
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NDW50 Wk 20: Back in the Game! (wc 27.03.17)

Chasing sunset not sunrise

9 miles, 1:23:21, 9:16 min/mile, 272ft elevation gain

I did not want to run.

Sunday’s long-run had not quite gone to plan due to tiredness. I was still tired, I was worried about my knee & I had serious DOMS. I had been dreading it all day to the extent that I delayed running for 12 hours & rather than my usual 6am run time, I didn’t hit the pavements until 6pm.

This is most unlike me.

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