Friday, 31 December 2010

December 2010 review

Well we have reached the final day of December, i hope that everyone managed to complete the month with some form of training. Debs sent out the invite for anyone wishing to meet whether just for a run or for all those Marcothonies out there completing the 31 days, well done to you all, sorry i could not make it to Pollok Park today but it was always going to be a last minute thing if i could make it so hence i didn't reply to Debs(sorry), i ended up doing 14 miles at now back to December

I managed to run 25 days out of the 31
my lowest daily mileage was Thursday 9th with 4.66
my highest daily mileage was Sunday 5th  with 23.33
my total mileage was 256.11
average daily mileage 10.24

2010 review
***Total recorded mileage 1982.58 ( no details for jan/feb)***
Shettleston Bob

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Week 2 Marcothon(the wheels came off the bogey)

Week 2 kicked of with a morning run on Wednesday at 5:15am ,the weather was so cold whilst wearing 2 pair of gloves i mis-pressed my watch and a mile later realised that my run wasn't being timed, i then had to reset it ,i managed to do 6.30 miles before walking to work(another 4.5 miles) as no trains or busses were running and my car was stuck at the house.
  Thursday i  walked 1.5 miles to get a lift that i had arranged, the temperature was showing minus 16 in the car and i knew that i would need to have a late run as Angela was going out after work as she was going to get her hair done for her Christmas night out on Friday, i managed 4.66 miles at 8.30pm. this also meant that i would need to run early Friday morning so i got myself out at 6:15am and did 8.69 miles giving me 2 runs inside 10 hours ( with very little sleep).
  Saturday i picked up Angela up in town before heading out for my run although the pavements are nearly clear of snow, there was patches of ice still lying so i headed for Robroyston and Hogganfield Loch, (some off road) this gave me another 12 miles.
  Sunday my Marcothon came to an end, i was out most of the day shopping and didn't get back to the house until after 6pm at which point, i decided i couldn't be bothered ( i hear you say lazy B**** ) yes you are correct so i opted for a bottle of beer and relaxed, after a few more beers my mind started telling me that i should have went for a run but whats done is done.
 Monday i kicked myself out of bed at 5am and was out the door for 5:17, i ran 14.62 miles in the freezing cold in a  time of 1:51:37,only to find when i returned to the house to go to work the car was showing the temperature at minus 7, i wondered what it might have been nearly 2 hours earlier.
 Tuesday, another 12 miles at 5:15 am the official last day of Marcothon week 2, how i regret not keeping up the challenge but i will continue to see how many days i do run in December, i would like to wish everyone at the halfway point the best of luck.

Wednesday  6.30
Thursday      4.66
Friday          8.69
Saturday     12.09
Sunday       D.N.R
Monday      14.62
Tuesday      12.02

Total Mileage 58.38 up to end of my Marcothon i will now revert back to adding my times Mon - Sun

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Week 1 Marcothon

Like Thomas L ,now that week one is over its time to look back over a week where we were all trying to run in temperatures between minus 12 and 15, I think someone is taking the piss ( sorry D) or having a laugh. There are some good points to take from attempting to run as much as possible, mine from week one are:

1) I ran all week
2) My long Sunday run was just over 23 Miles
3) I Managed 10. miles at 5am on Monday prior to the heavy snow fall (thank goodness)
4) Decent mileage considering the week it has been

Here is my totals for the week:

Wednesday 10.1 Miles
Thursday  8.24 Miles
Friday 8.07 Miles
Saturday 10.04 Miles
Sunday 23.33 Miles (mostly Trail)
Monday 10.79 Miles
Tuesday 5.67 Miles

Total Mileage 76.15
* all can viewed on Garmin Conect Site

Friday, 3 December 2010

Clyde Stride 2011

Yesterday i had problems trying to get on the Born 2 Run website, i think it was down most of the day, however Lee contacted me this morning regarding it, thanks Lee, now i can say that my entry is in so i can relax knowing that i have acceptances for the Fling,WHW,Stride and the Devils. That gives me my 4 races any other that i manage to fit in will be a bonus, back to today, i managed another eight miles sliding along pavements of slush in day three of Marcothon Month taking my total to 26 Miles, only 28 to go.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Clyde Stride/Marcothon day 2

I have decided that i needed to send in my entry for the Clyde Stride 2011, however i am having problems in the final stage of payment,( no i my cheque has not bounced) so i have contacted Mrs Mac to sort the problem out, i know she will, it is a small blip but i want to make sure that although there are only 29 entries shown on the website, i want to participate again next year, this was my first ultra in 2010 so it means a lot to me, i will wait for Lee to advise, so meanwhile back to today i set of in day 2 of my Marcothon, i managed 8 miles, i thought at one stage these motorist don't like runners, i was on, off, on  and off pavements so many times as i tried to get in to a rythem i thought they want to run me down, not even a head torch did the trick, but at least day 2 has now passed, so now i can look forward to tomorrow.

Running total 18 Miles after 2 days

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Welcome December

Most folk have been talking about snow but lets talk about December, it's Marcothon month, did we all get out today? are we going out tomorrow? will we all complete December? who really knows, all we can do is remain positive , i have not enroled on Facebook but i am with you all in spirit as i plan to run every day in December,yes the countdown is on and most of us have at least did the first day, only thirty to go so lets forget about the white stuff is only a minor setback and remain positive, hey santa is coming so continue to open your advent calendars. and hopefully we will all complete every day in December, Maybe santa might bring you something to get you motivated into the new year when Marcothon has finished.

Wednesday 1st December 10 Miles ( in the white stuff)

bye bye November

I never thought i would be glad to say it but thank god November is bye, i thought that it could not get any worse i managed a rather dreadful 142.5 miles over 30 days, P**H, again the only plus was my three long runs which added up to 68.5 miles,

6th Nov - 24 Miles on WHW
13th Nov - on Holiday
20th Nov 27 Miles over Barr Fort and Croy Hill
27th Nov 17.5 Miles in the snow