Saturday, 16 October 2010

take it in your Stride

I decided that i should start to get some speed in my legs, i have no current plans to compete for my club in the relays at present but now is as good a time to get started. I did three tempo runs during the week and on Saturday i decided to run the stride to Strathclyde Park but after taking a few wrong turns and hitting the 20 Mile mark well before the park i decided to about turn as i could feel the mid-week in my legs and i still had to get back home, i suppose it has to be expected after my tempo runs.

Monday- Rest
Tuesday - 7 Miles Tempo- 7.49,7.04,6.52, 6.42,6.40,6.44 and 6.28
Wednesday - 9 Miles Tempo - 7.05,6.52,6.49,6.44,6.13,6.03,6.14,6.11 and 6.25
Thursday - 5 Miles Tempo - 6.31,6.04,5.59,5.51 and 5.44
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Long Run - 33 Miles - See map

Total Mileage for week

Topsy Turvey

What a week  i have had, not much to say, i only managed to get 61 miles

Monday  4th October- Rest
Tuesday  5th October - 11 Miles
Wednesday 6thOctober - DNR
Thursday 7th October - Rest
Friday   8th October - 10 Miles
Saturday 9th October - 27.5 - see map
Sunday  10th October - 13 Miles

Saturday, 9 October 2010

West Highland Way 2011

Well it has been eight days since the West Highland Way Race opened for entries, with a further four weeks waiting time to see if i have been successful in getting a place but at least it gives you a buzz of excitement, well back the usual stuff, since my last race of the season, the River Ayr Challenge i took a few days off then started back with 7 miles on the Tuesday followed by 13 miles on the Friday i don't normally run on the Friday but as i was working the weekend, this would give me a couple of runs in the legs.
 I decided as it was holiday Monday i would head for the Forth and Clyde so off i went at 06:30 and manage to put in 31 miles, the following day i rested then did 10.5 on Wednesday, rested again on Thursday, then ran Friday the same as my Wednesday run, i went back on to the Forth and Clyde Canal on Saturday and took it out to the Union, just up the hill from the Falkirk Wheel, after a juice and a bite to eat i was off heading home, it started to rain as i came back in to Kirkie and my watch ran out of charge showing 31 miles, i new in my legs that i had over done it today as i got to 35 miles i decided to walk and run finishing off the last 3 miles, giving me a total of 38 miles. Sunday was a easy run from the Nicholson Centre with Sam, as he had just returned from a Marathon so we did 13 Miles. Over the week i had completed my most mileage in a long time by doing 103, no wonder i was tired! it was my own fault because i had given my self 2 set days off, Monday and Friday but i broke that rule due to working the weekend and the public holiday Monday, i will not do this in future.