Miles:
3992 total / 1446 in 2014
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Paris marathon and maybe Dublin too. Oh, and no more injuries!!

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  1. Shared Photo

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

  2. 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 morning... read more

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Impressive HR, mine would've been over the roof!!! Awesome 8 well done :)

      about 9 hours ago Like1 person

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    • Reid W.
      Reid W.

      Was wondering if you were going to be able to actually take that 3 day break. Glad to hear you had a good weekend and birthday. Bet it felt good getting back out there today.

      about 5 hours ago Like

    • Emma B.
      Emma B.

      Looking good x

      about 4 hours ago Like

  3. 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?

      4 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! :)

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Excellent run Chris & Happy Belated Birthday :)

      about 9 hours ago Like1 person

  4. FIT
    good Gym session 01:00

    Last night, I felt a twinge of something that didn't feel entirely unlike that sciatic/nerve shenanigans from a couple of months ago so, I was quite pleased I hadn't planned a run today. ... read more

    • Luna
      Luna

      What?? No celebration run??? Oh wait. You did it earlier, last Sunady then it's ok ... ;-))) great job this morning, glad the nerve didn't bother you today... Happy Friday!!

      5 days ago Like1 person

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    • Luna
      Luna

      Eheh thanks. At least I didn't mention any toilet activity lol

      5 days ago Like

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      You're not falling apart :) Great session Chris

      about 9 hours ago Like1 person

  5. RUN
    good Just me and my new shoes :) 6.35 mi 00:50 07:48 pace

    I was a bit apprehensive about this morning's run in my new trail shoes (Brooks Cascadias 9s). This is my first deviation away from Asics for any kind of running.

    First I'll talk abou... read more

    • Luna
      Luna

      ahah so glad you liked the shoes Chris :-) I used some goretex brooks before and was not impressed (they literally filled up with water, in the rain, and had to stop and empty them.) I can't believe it's already that cold there!!It's chilly here but nowhere near "wolly" hat necessity :) Oh, and, was some angry geese chasing you???That pace on trails is wow!!

      6 days ago Like1 person

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    • Mandi
      Mandi

      wow...great pace and glad your new shoes worked out...except the wet!

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Susan W.
      Susan W.

      Fantastic pace on that terrain! Glad the new shoes worked out well for you. :-)

      6 days ago Like1 person

  6. RUN
    good Damp and dark! 8.05 mi 01:13 09:00 pace

    The forecast said there would be rain this morning but, alas, it didn't start until after I was finished.

    Set off in darkness once again, it felt quite eerie out on the lanes this morning. ... read more

    • Dennis S. Hi-five
      Hi-five:

      Well done Chris, your comment about the weather has goaded me into maybe having one more fishing overnighter/2 dayer next week, before the weather turns and it,s no longer fun being out on the bank overnight! :-)

      7 days ago

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    • Luna
      Luna

      LOL at the Rain being late to the party :D great miles Chris, your mileage is fantastic ( you are so ultra ready!! Eh eh ) !!

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Sounds like a nice run to me; darkness and cold are coming...almost wore my hat this morning and layered up.

      6 days ago Like

  7. Shared Photo

    I may have gotten a bit carried away online shopping! :)

  8. FIT
    good ab ripper x 00:16

    Slightly better form this morning and managed to do all 50 of the twisty things at the end (I usually make it to about 45, lose my balance and then collapse!!) ;)

    I honestly felt like I could ha... read more

    • Mandi
      Mandi

      I truly am shocked at how you have become a sensible runner!! and how that sensibility seems to be rewarding you. Hope your core is not to sore....ooh, that rhymes :-)

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • Chris G.
      Chris G.

      Well, it took me long enough! :)

      7 days ago Like1 person

  9. RUN
    good More Monday back to back miles 10.44 mi 01:29 08:33 pace

    Monday morning used to mean a lie in with a mild hangover before a bacon sandwich and a leisurely walk into town. Not so anymore, now I drag myself out of bed (admittedly an hour later than usual)... read more

    • Laura
      Laura

      Great distance after your mammoth of a run yesterday. Your endurance is just incredible Chris. Mmm to a bacon sandwich. I could eat one of them rigt now :-)) fantastic stuff today xx

      9 days ago Like1 person

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    • Mandi
      Mandi

      another great run...

      8 days ago Like

    • Esma
      Esma Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      Wow! Awesome run Chris

      8 days ago

  10. RUN
    good Sunday + Runday = Funday 23.01 mi 03:26 08:56 pace

    Taking the extra day to let my knee calm down turned out to be a good idea. By the time I went to bed last night, it was totally pain free. It seems this 'listening to your body' thing ... read more

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Great run Chris - you must be pleased with that! I had a 3 Irish setters chase after me outside a farm this morning, ended up squirting them with lucozade sport which seemed to confuse them and they sauntered back! Annoyed as I ran out of drink not long after!! Dogs/owners are usually pretty good, it's just the odd one who doesn't teach them to behave around others.

      10 days ago Like1 person

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    • Mandi
      Mandi

      Wow another fantastic long run...I am loving this as much as you :-) I hear you with the dog thing, when I was running on the beach in Panama someones dog was not on a lead and chased and jumped on me. I started screaming and the owner says "hes fine...." I completely lost the plot, totally lost it and was screaming at the owner (I was really scared)...like you, the adrenaline carried me to the end of the beach!

      10 days ago Like

    • Fiona M.
      Fiona M.

      Brilliant long run Chris, I'm jealous of your fitness. I flippin' hate dogs jumping up on me, friendly or not. And it always happens to me while in in the park doing intervals which requires good pacing and concentration, instantly they put you off and ruin your stride, silly woman!

      9 days ago Like

  11. FIT
    good Tomorrow's workout, today. 01:00

    I should never say that my niggles are behaving themselves. My right knee is painful again but, a completely different sort of pain, definitely not related to last week. It is the outside of the ... read more

    • Marie A.
      Marie A.

      Sounds similar to what I had in June; lateral knee tendonitis. Check it out & I hope it feels better

      12 days ago Like1 person

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    • Carrie B.
      Carrie B.

      Good job, Chris! I've noticed I've been lacking enthusiasm for the strength workouts myself :/ But you're right, you always feel great afterwards. Hope the rest makes you niggle free!

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Laura
      Laura

      Sensible Chris at work. I hope it settles for tomorrow's long run. Have fun - and nice work with the weights :))

      11 days ago Like

  12. RUN
    great Sanity run 5.64 mi 00:42 07:27 pace

    The only plan I had for my sanity run this week was not to replicate the disaster I had last week by pushing way too hard!! I was in darkness for probably the first 3.5 miles and really had to wat... read more

    • Fiona M.
      Fiona M.

      Ha, what is the game that is sucking you in Chris? I daren't go near the things, would be up until 3am every morning, far too addictive. That's a great pace! Is everything feeling good niggle-wise?

      13 days ago Like1 person

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    • Susan W.
      Susan W.

      Glad the geese didn't bomb you!! I have worried about that before too. And yes, video games can be quite addictive. Nice tempo running!

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Chris G.
      Chris G.

      Late nights aren't the problem Laura, I still go to bed at a decent hour, I just spend every spare moment I have awake at the moment killing Aliens :-)

      12 days ago Like

  13. RUN
    good Not a fluke 8.01 mi 01:12 09:01 pace

    Quite windy this morning and also quite humid. Nothing else I can do if I want to keep my HR low but slow down.

    I literally have about 30 seconds to post this workout so, I'll keep it unchar... read more

    • Luna
      Luna Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Sounds like you're finally back to enjoy your runs, Chris, I am so glad.And, you always give me energy by reading all your runs (and with your sweet comments) ;-) thank you !!

      14 days ago

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    • Emma B.
      Emma B.

      Nice running Chris abd great no more niggles

      14 days ago Like

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Nice 8! Strong week for you again and glad the injuries are subsiding.

      13 days ago Like

  14. RUN
    great Monday back to back fun :-) 10.45 mi 01:29 08:30 pace

    I'm starting to like these Monday morning runs. I get an extra hour or so in bed and still get to run a decent distance without feeling rushed (I don't work on Mondays). Ok, so I have t... read more

    • Cathi G.
      Cathi G.

      I was just thinking today how I would love to train myself to run further and saw this . . . rather beautiful run indeed. Good to hear knees alive and well.

      16 days ago Like1 person

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    • Dennis S. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Sounds like it,s all coming together for you Chris, Fingers crossed! So happy for you! :-)

      15 days ago

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Missed this one - nice miles and great HR data - big gains being made there ...don't work on a Monday! Shouldn't you be running 20 miles instead then?! ;-)

      15 days ago Like1 person

  15. RUN
    good The 'very nearly not a run' run 18.11 mi 02:53 09:34 pace

    I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I would have to skip today's run. My right patella had been extremely painful for 2 days and despite all my icing and resting, didn't s... read more

    • Luna
      Luna

      yabadabadoooo !! fantastic job...never trust Chris when he says he's going to skip his long un lol. Seriously though, I am so happy about the knee feeling good!! Enjoy Sunday (totally curious now about that 100k thing)

      17 days ago Like1 person

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    • Laura
      Laura

      Good news about the knee Chris. Sometimes it's all psychological... Maybe you dreamt it! Wow, 100k. I shudder at the thought of that. You mentally won the game today mister!

      17 days ago Like1 person

    • Gavin
      Gavin

      Fab about the knee, so interesting how much the mind plays in all of this running malarkey, well done today.

      17 days ago Like1 person

  16. Hmmm, patella still hurts today so skipped another run. Iced it, NSAIDs taken and harbouring a moderate level of concern. I may have to skip tomorrow's long run, which I really don't wa... read more

    • Fiona M.
      Fiona M.

      hmmm I wonder what this is about Chris - I've been thinking about your amazing running lately so hope this clears up very quickly!!

      18 days ago Like

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    • Mandi
      Mandi

      oh dear :-( Foam Roller on the ITB maybe?? Hope it feels better later.

      18 days ago Like

    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Ah, that sucks. Skipping the long run might be a good idea after your amazing running last week.. take some rest! Hope you'll feel better soon!

      18 days ago Like

  17. FIT
    good Out in the shed 01:00

    I really struggled with this today. My body clock wakes me up before 5am every day and, I automatically get up even if I'm still tired. I very nearly went back to bed after breakfast but, I ... read more

  18. RUN
    great Visibility is overrated. 5.63 mi 00:48 08:35 pace

    I set off in the dark once again this morning which is bad enough in itself. When you add dense fog to the equation, things get interesting! In these conditions, the headlamp lights up maybe a fo... read more

    • Rich

      Nice session Chris. Definitely getting cooler and darker in the morning. I do love it when you see your breath running or when you have steam coming off after a run though! Have a great day yourself!

      20 days ago Like1 person

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    • Laura
      Laura

      Oh no. You're too young for a hip replacement...haha. Yep, dark mornings are creeping in again. Remind me why we have winter again!! Nice dark miles Chris :)

      20 days ago Like1 person

    • Carrie B.
      Carrie B.

      Good thinking to cut the miles short. I hope the hip behaves. Nice run through those conditions, Chris. :)

      20 days ago Like1 person

  19. RUN
    good Headlamptastic! 7.22 mi 01:04 08:49 pace

    That's right, I needed my headlamp today for the first time this year!! If I want to keep running at my regular time (stupid o'clock in the morning!) then, this will be a regular theme f... read more

    • Laura
      Laura

      Happy humpday Chris. It is definitely getting dark out there now. Shorter days means less time. Bummer! Nice pace and HR today :)

      21 days ago Like1 person

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    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Excellent morning miles in the dark, Chris!

      20 days ago Like

    • Luna
      Luna

      stupid o'clock is my favorite time to run :D Those first headlamp-runs are so nice, it's weird how such a thing can make the run feel so different :) great miles Chris!

      20 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    great Monday Morning Meanderings 8.01 mi 01:09 08:39 pace

    I thought I was going to struggle this morning. I expected my legs to feel heavy and spent after yesterday so, as I lay in bed with a mild hangover (seriously, I only had 3 beers yesterday, how co... read more

    • Luna
      Luna

      ehehehehe you always make me laugh when you mention the geese :D I can almost picture them :-) One day you have to tak a picture of "your" river and "your" (beloved) geese ... Fantastic start to the week Chris, glad you had another enjoyable run!!

      23 days ago Like1 person

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    • Chris G.
      Chris G.

      Not the first time I've been asked that question - I may have something in mind later in the year but, nothing crazy!! :-)

      22 days ago Like1 person

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      I seem to get hangovers after 3 beers as well when I never used to; we're just getting old Chris! ;-) Nice 8 and good work on the HR.

      22 days ago Like1 person