Miles:
4122 total / 1576 in 2014
Goal:

Paris marathon and maybe Dublin too. Oh, and no more injuries!!

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  1. RUN
    good A first time for everything... 5.68 mi 00:50 08:52 pace

    There was a bit of a role reversal this morning. Instead of training by HR, I was trying to stick to a pace to see what the HR got up to when I wasn't looking. I've not really tried thi... read more

    • Euan M.
      Euan M. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Sounds like a good idea, mixing up the training pace. Good mileage to start the week off

      about 22 hours ago

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    • Laura
      Laura

      That's a late one for you. Nice easy miles today Chris. Hope you had a nice day off :))

      about 10 hours ago Like

    • Susan W.
      Susan W.

      Way to change it up--it's fun to experiment a little sometimes. Glad you had an enjoyable run and were happy with how it turned out. :-)

      about 8 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    good The 'Puddly muddy nearly nake... 12.03 mi 01:37 08:02 pace

    This first paragraph isn't about me. It has nothing to do with my run either. It is to say a massive well done and 'wooo-hooo!!' to the amazing Miss Emma B. who completed her first... read more

    • Laura
      Laura

      Well said about Emma, Chris. She did an amazing job yesterday... So proud of her! Nice muddy splashing around today mister. Your kind of fun running :-)))

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Congrats to Emma, she's amazing. Wow Chris that's a really "short" run, I would've gone back to bed at section 2...lol! Fantastic muddy miles, well done :)

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Mandi
      Mandi

      Sect 1...began to question my fitness!!! Sect 2...bailing and going back to bed!!! Chris you do make me laugh :-) Glad you enjoyed it in the end. And yes...Emma did an amazing race.

      about 23 hours ago Like1 person

  3. FIT
    good P90X Ab Ripper X 00:16

    I'm definitely getting better at this. My form isn't perfect but, my legs are getting straighter for sure! It always amazes me just how hard a mere 16 minutes of exercise can be!

    Tho... read more

  4. RUN
    good Its Miller time!! 6.01 mi 00:50 08:18 pace

    'Tread'miller time that is....

    There are definitely things I prefer on the treadmill over outside. I like not having to worry about the weather, or the wind or what I have to wear. I... read more

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Indoor workouts are more comfortable, I haven't tried running shirtless though lol! Fantastic TM work, well done Chris. Enjoy your "shortish" run on Sunday :)

      4 days ago Like1 person

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    • Esma
      Esma Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Awesomeness!

      4 days ago

    • Mandi
      Mandi

      I always dread the mill until I am actually on there (with Bauer of course) and then I think "actually this is quite cool" Great pace.

      3 days ago Like

  5. RUN
    good A run of two halves 5.61 mi 00:44 07:47 pace

    I was woken up this morning by torrential rain battering my window and, as a lay nice and warm in bed, I was in two minds about running today!

    Then autopilot kicked in and reminded the rest of me ... read more

    • Euan M.
      Euan M. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Nice running Chris! That is great: 'I decided I wasn't having any fun and so picked up the pace' - I seem to do the opposite way, when that happens

      5 days ago

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    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Kudos for getting out there, Chris!

      4 days ago Like1 person

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Great wet weather run - fair enough for scraping the HR element, sounds like big progress is being made there anyway.

      4 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    alright New trainertastic! 5.64 mi 00:49 08:36 pace

    There is always something quite special about the first run in a new pair of trainers. It kind of feels like there is a cushioning to the ground that has been gradually lost over the lifetime of t... read more

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Lol! Your Garmin app is not confused, it's so excited by your ridiculously good runs that it wants to keep logging it :D There's nothing more enjoyable than running in new trainers, love it...awesome run today Chris, well done :)

      6 days ago Like1 person

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    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Nice run in your new shoes, it can't always be perfect I guess.. Hm, the Garmin thing is weird indeed. What is it trying to tell you?

      6 days ago Like

    • Jon T.
      Jon T.

      New trainers are always strange the 1st few runs until worn in

      5 days ago Like

  7. FIT
    good Wait....weights? What?! 01:00

    What's this? A Tuesday weights session, the second gym workout within 5 days?! Today should have been a lie in and a gentle start to the day - not this!

    Dips 3 x 10
    Bench Press 3 x 10
    S... read more

  8. RUN
    good Wet and windy wecovery 6.06 mi 00:49 08:03 pace

    I woke up with a bit of a hangover today on account of some rather lovely Belgian beer my Dad brought me on holiday. I only drank 4 bottles but, I checked the label this morning and found it is 8.... read more

    • Euan M.
      Euan M.

      Cannot beat the Belgian beers :) Was it Duvel you were indulging in (just guessing from the 8.5%)?

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Speedy recovery Chris; reminds me of my stag night, i was forced to have at least 3 of those Belgium bottles in quick succession - i don't remember much more of that night after then!

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • Susan W.
      Susan W.

      Those Belgian beers are strong! Nice hungover recovery run! I have had that "invisible hand" sensation with the wind before. Enjoy the rest day tomorrow!

      7 days ago Like1 person

  9. RUN
    good A fond farewell 23.02 mi 03:41 09:36 pace

    I wrote a lengthy report about this run but, accidentally hit the back button and lost the lot! I really can't be bothered to type it all again so, this will be brief.

    Last run in my curre... read more

    • Deepblue
      Deepblue

      Great work Chris!

      9 days ago Like

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    • Luna
      Luna You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Another outstanding long run Chris!!The title got me scared at first, though ;-) Are you sure you are not going to run along with Emma, next weekend?? ;-)

      8 days ago

    • Chris G.
      Chris G.

      Haha, yes I'm quite sure I won't be running 50 miles! I can't even get my head around that sort of distance!

      8 days ago Like1 person

  10. FIT
    good The dreaded necessity 01:00

    I'm not sure why I dread these gym sessions so much, I used to love them! And yet, every time I do them (which is rarely these days), I end up feeling great afterwards! At least on Saturdays... read more

    • Luna
      Luna

      Have a great day Chris!!!You probably don0t like these sessions that much, but they're so good for you!I've tried push ups yestarday per my hubby request; he couldn't believe that i cannot do more than two ... ops, need to change my game lol :-)

      10 days ago Like2 people

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    • Dennis S. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Well done Chris, hope your having a great weekend! :-)

      10 days ago

    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Super work, Chris! Luna, I can't do the "real" ones either. Good laughed at at boxing for it. I do them on my knees...

      10 days ago Like1 person

  11. RUN
    good Misty restrictions 5.61 mi 00:42 07:25 pace

    I gave myself a choice today - either 10 miles steady or a shorter, faster sanity run. Sanity run sounded better so, no HR strap at all today, not even to check post run.

    Those of you who run wit... read more

    • Euan M.
      Euan M.

      Great running Chris - fantastic pace, even without the fog and uneven ground. Great stuff! TFIF indeed :)

      11 days ago Like1 person

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    • Mandi
      Mandi

      ditto what Reid said. The geese were hiding from you after you scared the crap out of all of them last week!

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Luna
      Luna

      blind running in the fog...sounds funny... as long as you don't run along a canyon lol (or a river, which could be your case..or a canal in Venice?!) super speedy miles Chris!!!!!

      10 days ago Like1 person

  12. RUN
    good Getting my own back! 8.03 mi 01:09 08:34 pace

    The good news is that I didn't chicken out of running in the wind by 'testing' the treadmill, I manned up and braved the elements (but, did wear my windproof jacket which is slightly... read more

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Lol! Thanks to you everytime I see geese I can't stop laughing :D Way to man up & face the forces of nature...awesome run Chris minus the geese-induced HR elevation :)

      12 days ago Like1 person

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    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Nice job out there this morning Chris - you're in good shape right now and that HR is looking nice and low.

      11 days ago Like1 person

    • Susan W.
      Susan W.

      Way to vanquish all those geese and send them flying!! Haha, this post really conjures up quite an image. Bet all of this made you glad you "manned up" and braved the wind instead of churning out the miles on the TM. Great run!

      11 days ago Like1 person

  13. RUN
    good That was a good one :) 8.05 mi 01:08 08:28 pace

    Yesterday's rest day was very welcome indeed. My legs felt pretty sore all day and were very grateful for the day off.

    I had the usual autumnal indecision over what to wear today. Decided... read more

    • Fiona M.
      Fiona M.

      Not surprised your legs were sore, you did quite a long run after a very long run. Yes, let's win these grumpy people over. I pass my neighbour walking his dog every time I run and he always avoids eye contact with me so yesterday I just belted out a big good morning giving him no option but to say hi. And embrace that wind, it will probs be there on race days.

      13 days ago Like2 people

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    • Susan W.
      Susan W.

      I really like that phrase "autumnal indecision." Yeah, we get those grumpy runners here, too. Now sometimes if I'm running really hard I can't quite manage a proper greeting, but at least I try to wave or smile (or grimace) or something...

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      I don't say hello to anyone anymore because here they look at you like you're some kind of alien! Wow, that pace is incredible, strong run Chris :)

      12 days ago Like1 person

  14. RUN
    good Wet and Blustery 10 10.51 mi 01:30 08:36 pace

    When I saw how much wind was forecast for today, I decided that the HR monitor would not feature in today's run. Instead, I just planned to run easy and I was not looking forward to as my leg... read more

    • Cathi G.
      Cathi G.

      I think we have a double wet and windy up here in Yorkshire, just got back with the untrusty one and we are soaked. Very nice miles as ever. Enjoy resting those legs now.

      15 days ago Like

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    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      These back to back double-digit runs are tough...not my idea of 'perfect' conditions but you made it looks easy out there it seems.

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      The perfect weather conditions for me as well, I love Autumn...great run on "numb autopilot mode" Chris :D

      12 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    good Back on the Ridgeway trail 20.03 mi 02:58 08:54 pace

    I honestly didn't know how this run was going to turn out. I had some sort of headache for a full 24 hrs and wasn't even sure if it was going to happen at all. As it turned out, the hea... read more

    • Emma B.
      Emma B.

      Fantastic run Chris

      15 days ago Like1 person

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    • Luna
      Luna

      Nice adventure and fantastic run and pace on the trails Chris :) sometimes it's worth it to drive to beautiful places to run though I am lazy and rarely do it myself :) nice that you like the cascadia!! :)

      15 days ago Like

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Holy trail! Wow, amazing run Chris....there's nothing like a good adventure :)

      12 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    good Saving my sanity 5.63 mi 00:48 08:31 pace

    Normally, today would be my sanity run without the HR monitor. I've decided to postpone my sanity run until Sunday instead :)

    Not sure what is going on this week but, my HR was very well beh... read more

  17. RUN
    good <Insert workout title here> 8.04 mi 01:09 08:33 pace

    Don't you just hate it when Dailymile eats your workout report before you click 'share'?!

    I ran too soon after breakfast today so, had a bit of stomach ache over the first mile or s... read more

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      I'm very familiar with those grumpy bastards, the country is infested with them! Anyway that's a solid run & an impressive pace, well done Chris :)

      19 days ago Like1 person

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    • Carrie B.
      Carrie B.

      Grumpy runners annoy me, they can't manage a simple smile or "hello"??? Good miles, pace, and HR, Chris! Oh, and I'm with you on the disappearing DM post thing. Frustrating. Mine are never as long as the original one when I have to retype them :)

      19 days ago Like

    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Oh yeah, grumpy runners. Forever chasing the seconds... :) Never met them on the trails though... Excellent morning miles, Chris!

      19 days ago Like

  18. Shared Photo

    Looks like I'll be running London again! :)

  19. RUN
    good Back at it 8.03 mi 01:11 08:47 pace

    3 days doesn't look like a long time on paper but, it felt like such a long time since I'd been running when I set off this morning!

    It was surprisingly warm for that time of the morni... read more

  20. RUN
    good Short long run before work 15.45 mi 02:20 09:03 pace

    This was just about my best effort at a long run before work! 3 laps of my river route in reverse.

    I don't really enjoy doing laps but, this wasn't as bad as I thought it would be becau... read more

    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Thanks for the shout, Chris! I think it helped :) Amazing run yourself, but how did you accidently kick your bottle in the river? Lol :) So, when's your birthday?

      24 days ago Like

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    • Carrie B.
      Carrie B.

      Sorry about the water bottle part, but this is a fantastic before work run :) Good job!! Happy Birthday, Chris! :)

      22 days ago Like1 person

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Excellent run Chris & Happy Belated Birthday :)

      20 days ago Like1 person