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

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  1. 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.

      about 16 hours ago Like1 person

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    • Emma B.
      Emma B.

      Finally you get the listening :))) you should expect to feel sore after your monster efforts x fantastic run Chris

      about 7 hours ago Like

    • Lisa S.

      What's your flapjack recipe?

      about 6 hours ago Like

  2. 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

      3 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!

      2 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 :))

      1 day ago Like

  3. 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?

      4 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!

      3 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 :-)

      3 days ago Like

  4. 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 !!

      5 days ago

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    • Emma B.
      Emma B.

      Nice running Chris abd great no more niggles

      4 days ago Like

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

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

      4 days ago Like

  5. 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.

      7 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! :-)

      6 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?! ;-)

      6 days ago Like1 person

  6. 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)

      8 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!

      7 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.

      7 days ago Like1 person

  7. 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!!

      9 days ago Like

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    • Mandi
      Mandi

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

      9 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!

      8 days ago Like

  8. 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

  9. 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!

      11 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 :)

      10 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. :)

      10 days ago Like1 person

  10. 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 :)

      12 days ago Like1 person

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    • Daniela
      Daniela

      Excellent morning miles in the dark, Chris!

      11 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!

      10 days ago Like

  11. 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!!

      14 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!! :-)

      13 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.

      13 days ago Like1 person

  12. RUN
    great Chilling out with Squirrels... 25.05 mi 03:53 09:17 pace

    It isn't very often that I wake up on a Sunday having not decided what route I'm going to run. In fact, I've usually had a plan in place for a couple of days already but, that was n... read more

    • Laura
      Laura

      Wow Chris you nearly ran a marathon today! You're storming it mister. So so impressive. Great fueling and I'm liking the happy vibes too - amazing work today :)))

      15 days ago Like1 person

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    • Fiona M.
      Fiona M.

      So refreshing to hear a complete change in tone of your post Chris. This sounds soo positive and happy and all those good exercise things, but heck what a distance. That is quite something Chris, really really impressive, I find that even far on the bike lol, wow! Well done you!

      13 days ago Like1 person

    • Emma B.
      Emma B.

      I smell a race plan

      12 days ago Like

  13. FIT
    good P90X Ab Ripper X 00:16

    So a much needed day off for the legs today so, I thought it was about time I hooked up with my old friend ab ripper x!!

    Ouch, that is going to hurt tomorrow!!

    Third batch of chia seed flapjacks ... read more

    • Luna
      Luna Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      great ST Chris! And you've already baked lol quite the productive morning!! :)

      16 days ago

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    • Dennis S. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Well done Chris! :-)

      15 days ago

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Flapjacks...yummm :) I was going to ask you for the recipe, can't wait to try it now. Nice ab ripping :D

      14 days ago Like1 person

  14. RUN
    alright Good days and bad days 7.23 mi 01:07 09:16 pace

    Trouble is, I seem to be having more of the bad days lately! Another run where my HR seemed to have a mind of it's own - I can only imagine it must have been humid this morning because this i... read more

    • Laura
      Laura

      You're just tired Chris. It looks fine to me. Hope you've cheered up now - nice miles with the geese today :))

      17 days ago Like1 person

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    • Mandi
      Mandi

      sorry you had a shitty (in your mind) run....but it is Friday so you can have a beer :-)

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Chris G.
      Chris G.

      You all make so much sense, don't know where I would be without you lot sometimes! :)

      16 days ago Like

  15. RUN
    blah Tempo fail! 5.61 mi 00:41 07:18 pace

    This run literally took my breath away, and not in a good way!

    I set off WAY too quick (first mile was 6:45) and, about 2 miles in, I was very aware that there was no way I could maintain such a ... read more

    • Saliha
      Saliha Great Performance
      Great Performance:

      WOW! Very impressive Chris. Way to push through despite screaming heart & lungs, I would've passed out after the 1st mile!

      18 days ago

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    • Luna
      Luna

      What a pace, Chris!!!That's really fast, and starting off with a 6:45 mile, shock to the system lol!! 7:30 doesn't feel like "easing back" to me ;-) more than a tempo, it looks like a very long speed work without revocery!! What was the "planned" tempo pace?

      17 days ago Like

    • Mandi
      Mandi

      wow, good job....I guess your legs got a bit ahead of themselves.

      17 days ago Like

  16. FIT
    good Relative rest 01:00

    After 38 miles over 4 consecutive days running, it was time to give my legs the day off and hit the gym instead. I'm trying to fit in a weights session at least once a week. I also tidied th... read more

  17. RUN
    great Farewell my feathered friends... 5.66 mi 00:49 08:36 pace

    At long last, it looks like the Geese have mostly gone for the winter!! I think I only saw about half a dozen today and, they were all on the water and not on the footpath. Oh please let them be ... read more

  18. RUN
    good Flattery by treadmill 7.01 mi 00:59 08:25 pace

    I thought it was time to bring the treadmill out of hibernation today. I wanted to remind myself what it feels like to run indoors with the months ticking by and winter only a few short months awa... read more

    • Luna
      Luna

      I love the feeling of a "cozy" run indoor, in front of the TV (or surrogate) :D Happy start to your week, and to a new month, Chris!

      21 days ago Like

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    • Susan W.
      Susan W.

      Nice TM run! I know what you mean--it is really different from running outside. It's awesome that you felt that good after yesterday's long run. Way to start off the week!

      20 days ago Like

    • Dennis S. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Well done Chris! :-)

      20 days ago

  19. RUN
    good A tale of 3 loops 19.3 mi 03:11 09:53 pace

    I love waking up on a Sunday. I love that moment when you realise what day it is and that you don't have to get up, eat, squeeze in a run, get dressed and go rushing off to work. No, this s ... read more

    • Saliha
      Saliha

      Baby & Mummy loop are ok but Daddy loop is an ass kicker! Flapjacks are far better than gels at least they're made of natural ingredients so get your bake on, make more :) Awesome long run today Chris, superbly done :)

      22 days ago Like1 person

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    • Mandi
      Mandi

      Can I be a genius also cos I also use coconut oil :-) Fantastic run, so happy to read a nice positive recap especially on a long run.

      21 days ago Like1 person

    • Elliot W.
      Elliot W.

      Great long run Chris - sounds like you enjoyed it a lot more than last week. Good work on the HR control, you'll get it lower soon enough - just need that consistency + injury free spell, which will come i'm sure.

      21 days ago Like

  20. RUN
    alright windy river loop 5.63 mi 00:51 09:01 pace

    It wasn't as humid this morning which was a welcome relief but, there always seems to be something intent on slowing me down. Today, that something was a wind which was apparently kept secret... read more

    • Rich

      So scrub the option of making your fortune through a revolutionary new brand of chia seed flapjacks for runners. Never mind. Nice miles today mate

      23 days ago Like1 person

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    • Carrie B.
      Carrie B.

      Wind and humidity, will you leave poor Chris alone all ready?
      Still a great run, even with the wind, Chris!
      PS - I think I'll take your advice and buy the flapjacks :)

      22 days ago Like

    • Luna
      Luna

      that sounds like an interesting recipe! though I think it could be crumbly depending on the proportion used ...

      21 days ago Like