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Week 2, Day 3: Sunday December 9: Someone please take Hackney off the map! by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I did it again. Went out for a nice, well mapped 6 mile run. One of the directions says "cross the river and head south." I must have turned north (no sun visible to tell ... Read on »
Week 2, Day 3: Friday December 7 by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My life is about to get crazy. I'm traveling to 3 countries, 4 states, in less than 3 weeks. Here's the mark of a budding runner - I'm trying to sort out how I can run in ... Read on »
Week 2, Day 2: Wednesday December 5 by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running What should have been a vacation day, but as usual work intrudes. I didn’t do a morning run because I had something to finish. When I finally got out to run around 12:45, ... Read on »
Week 2, Day 1: Tuesday 4 December by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 3 miles scheduled. Beautiful quiet fall morning - not too cold, though I was certainly glad I had long pants and long sleeves. It was hard to wake up, but this week's ment ... Read on »
Week 1 by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Week 1 of the non-runner's marathon training is complete. I didn't write a diary, or much in my comments of the book, but here's the stats: Tuesday, 27 November: 3 miles ... Read on »
Week 3, Day 2, v2: F is for fartlek by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had the most amazing run this morning. Well, once I got out of bed. Bob the clock beeped at me for a good half hour before I could get up. I decided, since I had to run ... Read on »
Week 3, Day 1, v2: Resolved by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Finally back out there, after nearly a month. So much for my resolutions to run while traveling. Oh well . It doesn't matter, as they say. Anyway, still plenty of time lef ... Read on »
Take it and Run Thursday: Motivation is Cyclic by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Eating my afternoon snack and trying to think about what to say about motivation that hasn't already been said, and that isn't trite. And what I've come to is that motivat ... Read on »
Week 5, Day 2: N is for negative splits by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I set out this morning (yes, it should have been yesterday, but I was *sleepy*!) with negative splits in mind. Thus, I consciously started slow. Too slow. At a half-mile i ... Read on »
Week 5, Day 1: It all adds up by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I started out this morning by setting myself a "I can keep this up the whole way" pace. I didn't look at my watch, just did it by feel. I kept this pace pretty steady thro ... Read on »
Week 4, Day 4: Curry is not a runners fuel by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We went to a friend's house last night and had a curry and a little wine. One of these things resulted in my being REALLY thirsty this morning, and I drank my whole bottl ... Read on »
Week 4, Day 3: Turning the corner by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Isn't it funny how all of a sudden you can start making progress really fast? After yesterday's great run, I sort of expected to crash today. Instead, I beat my best time! ... Read on »
Week 4, Day 2: I is for Intervals by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today I decided to do an interval run with half mile and quarter mile intervals, interspersed with quarter mile recoveries. I ran up the entire Finsbury Park hill, and wal ... Read on »
Take it and Run Thursday: Basics of Running: Becoming a morning person by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today is Take it and Run Thursday. This week, Amy and Tom have asked us to write about the Basics of Running. Seeing as I consider myself still a beginning runner, this o ... Read on »
Sleepy Tuesday by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My resolve is weak when I am asleep. If I can just get out of bed before I wake up, I'm golden. But 6am is still very early for me, and I turned off my alarm without even ... Read on »
Week 4, Day 1: Start slow to finish strong by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I made myself go out extra slow today because I was determined to run without any walking breaks, not even for the steep bits. I haven't figured out how to make my Garmin ... Read on »
Week 3, Day 4, v2: the guilt-free bacon sandwich by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Our regular Saturday morning ritual includes a trip to Borough Market, where Roast serves a free-range, organic pork loin sandwich with applesauce on a roll. This is known ... Read on »
Week 3, Day 3, v2: Lazy Friday by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I called in "sick" today - I just wasn't feeling my job, even though I'd both decided not to run today, arguing that this was a repeat week so skipping one day wouldn't be ... Read on »
Week 3, Day 2, v2: F is for Fartlek by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had the most amazing run this morning. Well, once I got out of bed. Bob the clock beeped at me for a full half hour before I could drag myself outside. Since I had to st ... Read on »
Week 7, Day 1: I can't believe I've gotten this far! by RunningFrom30 Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Out in the grey London morning for an easy 4 miles. Yesterday's rest day did me lots of good, and I felt great today. 4 miles, 44:54. How I wish I could go back and t ... Read on »