Miles:
4172 total / 1626 in 2014
Goal:

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

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  1. RUN
    great Spooky misty easy peasy recov... 5.65 mi 00:51 09:04 pace

    I absolutely loved everything about this run! If I had paid a Hollywood Director to create the spookiest atmosphere for a morning run for Halloween, he could not have done any better. There was r... read more

  2. Results are up from my race at the weekend - official time matches my Garmin at 4:17:40. I was 25th overall (out of 200 starters) and 22nd male. I'm pretty pleased with that (even though the ... read more

    • Reid W.
      Reid W.

      Those are some pretty impressive stats right there! As "unimportant" as they may be, they rock! You should be very pleased!

      1 day ago Like1 person

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    • Fiona M.
      Fiona M.

      It's all about the numbers (for some of us analytical types). I think that is a brilliant result that you can be very proud of, well done Chris).

      about 11 hours ago Like

    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Wow, that's fantastic, Chris!!

      about 11 hours ago Like

  3. FIT
    good Daily Core (One day only!) 00:20

    Inspired by Daniela and her relentless morning routines (plus, I couldn't quite face a full on gym workout!)

    Lots of crunches, leg raises and general core stuff.
    A few plank bits and pieces
    P... read more

    • Euan M.
      Euan M.

      Nice workout Chris! Sounds like you will have fun in the forest (New Forest?)! If you want a nice running challenge between now and april, myself (and about 1000 others) do the Marcothon - minimum 5k every day throughout December. Sounds simple, but life, christmas, the weather, and injury always threaten to end things.There is good camaraderie from everyone on fb about it. Will post a link a bit closer to the time.

      1 day ago Like1 person

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    • Pope Jan
      Pope Jan

      Enjoy your break in the forest, whether it's Sherwood, Epping, New, Rain or Gump.

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Glad I could inspire you :) I can totally relate to this post-ultra feeling, I'm still finding it hard to motivate myself while trying to figure out which races to do next year. But yeah, give yourself a break & enjoy the week in the forest!

      about 11 hours ago Like

  4. RUN
    good Checking that everything stil... 4.67 mi 00:40 08:30 pace

    Ok, so this should probably have been slower. I've never been all that good at recovery running...

    Legs are definitely a little tired and sore but, there don't seem to be any niggles ... read more

  5. Race Report: Stort 30 Ultramarathon
    WARNING: it is quite a long report!!

    The Stort 30 is a 30 mile ultramarathon which is a 15 mile out and back course along the river Stort. It is very much a... read more

    • Luna
      Luna

      what??I can't add an "you are an inspiration" motivation??
      :-) Thanks for the report!!!Will have to read it later (rushing out the door now) BUT again you are amazing and I am SOSO proud of you. :DD Warrior!!! :-)

      4 days ago Like1 person

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    • Tara B.
      Tara B.

      Dude! Yes, that was long but I fricken love ultra's and the race reports. I'm cracking up that you were going to power through what a badass. That's why I love the 50K with 4,000 to 10,000 ft of gain - so I can "rest" on the climbs ...haha! :) I so hear you on the out and back's congratulating every runner with the "nice job" "nice work" etc. On my last 50K I thought it was never going to end and I was decending a very technical rocky down hill having to jump off the trail for the fast ones

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Tara B.
      Tara B.

      And I love the last 3 are tough. Yes they are. So many of the races have a quick out and back as the last 3 to 5 and it's hillarous how long 3 miles sounds at that point! GREAT JOB. Fun to read about it and it's getting me excited for my next one in November :)

      1 day ago Like1 person

  6. RUN
    good So, I kinda just ran my first... 30 mi 04:18 08:35 pace

    I know that some of you guessed what I was up to (yes Luna , I'm looking at you!) but, I wanted to keep this one to myself as I didn't want any added pressure on the day.

    It made very ... read more

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Holy crap! What the *#%&@...yes, you did mention something about a long run on Sunday but you didn't mention that it was going to be an ultra monster run...WOW! You're incredible, enjoy that bath & beer you have earned it sir :)

      5 days ago Like1 person

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    • Vern M.
      Vern M.

      Thanks for the friend request, Chris. Congrats on a great first ultra-- fantastic race and write-up!

      4 days ago Like1 person

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

      wow. I'm still in awe at that pace. You, running beast !!!!! :P

      3 days ago

  7. RUN
    good Easy peasy almost 5 4.68 mi 00:40 08:29 pace

    Battery power failure meant this run was shorter than I had planned (nothing seems to be going to plan this week!) Whilst my headlamp didn't die completely, it was fading and flickering a bit... read more

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Your legs will definitely thank you for now but I don't know what they'll do on Sunday lol! This week has been shit for everyone around the world, partial solar eclipse is to blame! Excellent easy peasy miles, enjoy your Friday :)

      7 days ago Like

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    • Luna
      Luna Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      "have fun on Sunday"!?!?!?!?!? .......just saying ..... :)))

      7 days ago

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Nice job, should get a respite from the dark morning for a bit now; knowing you you're on a monster long run right now! Have fun.

      5 days ago Like

  8. FIT
    good More ripping of abs P90X style 00:16

    I spectacularly overslept this morning (by just over 2 hours!!) so only had time for this (better than nothing though, right?!)

    I am also very aware of how massively slack and rubbish I've b... read more

    • Euan M.
      Euan M.

      I thought I was the master of sleeping in, but 2 hours is a skill much greater than my own. Awesome stuff, getting a workout in regardless!

      8 days ago Like

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    • Cathy H.
      Cathy H.

      I also enjoyed a much needed lie in this morning. First time in weeks I haven't had to get up with an alarm :)

      8 days ago Like

    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Nice session, Chris! We still love you!

      7 days ago Like

  9. RUN
    good Indoors is the new outdoors 5 mi 00:39 07:48 pace

    I had some stuff I wanted to watch on youtube today and didn't know when I would find the time. Then it occurred to me, if women can multitask, so can i!! So, back on the treadmill I went :)... read more

  10. 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

      11 days 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 :))

      11 days 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. :-)

      11 days ago Like

  11. 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 :-)))

      12 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 :)

      12 days 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.

      11 days ago Like1 person

  12. 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

  13. 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 :)

      14 days ago Like1 person

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    • Esma
      Esma Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Awesomeness!

      14 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.

      14 days ago Like

  14. 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

      15 days ago

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    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Kudos for getting out there, Chris!

      14 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.

      14 days ago Like

  15. 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 :)

      16 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?

      16 days ago Like

    • Jon T.
      Jon T.

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

      16 days ago Like

  16. 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

  17. 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%)?

      18 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!

      18 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!

      18 days ago Like1 person

  18. 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!

      19 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?? ;-)

      18 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!

      18 days ago Like1 person

  19. 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 :-)

      20 days ago Like2 people

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    • Dennis S. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

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

      20 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...

      20 days ago Like1 person

  20. 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 :)

      21 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!

      21 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!!!!!

      20 days ago Like1 person