Running Rotten Row

February 26, 2009

Nice after work drink (alcohol-free) at The Crown on Clerkenwell Green last evening for a new colleague. Cycled home, donned the running garb and trotted round the park again. This time I went on a wider loop taking in Rotten Row.

Probably about 4 miles, but as I have still not found my Garmin I can’t be sure!! Hope to find it tomorrow, ahead of Saturday’s long run.


Hurrying round Hyde Park

February 24, 2009

Despite the fact that I couldn’t find my Garmin GPS watch, I ran round Hyde Park last night, probably about 4 miles from my new pad in Bayswater. More big city feel than Hampstead Heath, but a good trot nonetheless.

Another skip around the Heath

February 18, 2009

Five and a half miles at nearly 6 mph this evening. Getting back up to speed. Still slow, but it is very hilly. Time for bed, said Zeberdee.

Back in my running boots! Yay!

February 16, 2009

Finally got rid of my cold after a quiet, relaxing weekend in Glastonbury and Wells where they thoughtfully built a cathedral for me about eight hundred years ago.

Walked in the beautiful Somerset countryside near Butleigh and looked over the land.

And after a busy day back in the office at Justgiving today, I ran five and half slow miles around the Heath in an hour this evening. Good to be back training.

Another five very slow miles around the Heath

February 10, 2009

Despite my cold it was good to manage once round the Heath this evening warmly wrapped up. Early to bed tonight.

Nine slow miles around the Heath

February 8, 2009

Too much delicious food last night and a slight cold this morning made me want to go back to bed after breakfast, but I’m glad I didn’t. Managed nine miles around the Heath with Andy and Mia, followed by more delicious food for lunch at their place. So this week I totted up 23 training miles, which is not bad, but I’m going to have to keep an eye on my left foot.

Went to the London Marathon Golden Bond weekend yesterday and the lovely people at Adidas took a computer print of my gait and gave me some good advice and sold me two pairs of new running shoes for the price of one. Tried my Supernova Riot trail shoes on the Heath this morning. The added grip is just the job for the mud, slush and remmnants of snow.

Need to keep the training momentum going.

Training for stamina

February 5, 2009

Treaded another 10 kilometres in the MaxFitness gym downstairs this evening. Shaved two minutes off and ran it in 57 mins and 47 seconds.

And Sopie at Justgiving has launched the new new London Marathon microsite