4123 total / 157 in 2014

This years Key goal is to complete The London Marathon Apocalypse 50 mile ultra Lakeland Marathon The UTLD 50 mile ultra and the Hardmoors 60 mile ultra

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  1. FIT
    good Weights

    Good 90 min session at the gym

  2. RUN
    tired Club run - recovery run 7.25 mi 00:59 08:08 pace

    Used tonight's club run as a recovery run as still sore from Sunday. Tried to run on the mill at the gym last night but the legs where having none of it so stayed in the weights room ! Great g... read more

  3. RUN
    LSR 18.27 mi 02:51 09:21 pace

    Tough hilly off roader, all mud and guts, great running by the crew and a special mention to Hannah, what a a bastard of a route for your longest one yet ! Great day great friends , hope you all ha... read more

  4. RUN
    great Club run plus some 10.9 mi 01:28 08:04 pace

    Great club run tonight led by Gwyn, large group of good runners who completed a route of 7.4 miles, myself Kees Gwyn Owen and new girl Angela then pushed on to get some marathon miles in. Nice litt... read more

  5. RUN
    good Club run 8.3 mi 01:01 07:20 pace

    Tough club run tonight as I'm not feeling great at the moment. Good group on a undulating route. Spent the night chasing Kees as normal and we had a great blast up Sandy lane, which is a tough... read more

  6. RUN
    good HR training 4.3 mi 00:46 10:41 pace

    Well this HR training is proper weird, had to crawl round this run to try and stay between 130-150 bpm in zone three, in the last HR training run I was a min a mile faster in this zone ??? Anyway i... read more

    • Brian G.
      Brian G.

      One possibility is that your resting HR is still up following the 3+ hours run in the lakes At the weekend? Not really a hr expert or practitioner myself, solid enough after the weekend hills though!

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    • Christy M.
      Christy M.

      Good luck with the plan:)

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    • Tigra 2.
      Tigra 2.

      LOL!!!!!! Running fast is so hard, but running slow is equally hard & needs a lot of focus.
      Now you have the Rolls Royes of running shoes on I can imagine it's even harder 2 not kick it in2 the highest gear!!!!!
      Great miles Paul!

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  7. RUN
    Night run Lake District 15.1 mi 03:45 14:54 pace

    Tough night on some very wet tough single track. Climbing through rocky streams over boggy fells and down over crumbling single track, all in the pitch dark on head torches in wind and rain. I push... read more

    • Christy M.
      Christy M.

      Sounds sexy! Is this Garmin the new one u were talking about?

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    • Lindsay B.

      Super Awesome Run great miles!!

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    • Tigra 2.
      Tigra 2.

      Some climb on tables fill themselves with tequilla, dance & eventually end up under the table, then there are people who do this!!!!! LOL.
      Wild, crazy bouncing in2 the elements!
      Super awesome!!!! Keep living that dream out loud Paul!

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  8. RUN
    good club rub experiment 8.61 mi 01:16 08:49 pace

    First club run using a HR/GPS combo watch plus first run in my new ALTRA instinct 1.5's which are a big change from my normal ride of HOKA stinson B's. The new shoes are zero drop and my ... read more

    • Ric M.
      Ric M.

      i love the Lone Peak 1.5's and the Altra Torin, but the Instinct 1.5 didn't work for me. Good luck with the transition, Paul, and let us know how it goes.

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    • Tigra 2.
      Tigra 2.

      Damn awesome run Paul!
      I also lowered the drop of my shoes last year & the guy who sold them, told them 2 be carefull & see how the body reacted.
      What I did was kinda dose it. Ran days with regular shoes, then days with the lower drop & slowely build it up. Worked great.
      Rock on warrior!

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    • Ad G.
      Ad G.

      135 hr is low and good over that distance. That said the annoying thing is that everyone's is different. Put it this way; If your Max HR is 190 then 135 is saying that yesterday was very easy and you are probably very fit. If your max HR is 160 then it was a hardish run. And is your max HR is 135 then you are in trouble lol.

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  9. Right question for my DM friends I have a new gps watch with HRM, do any of you use HRM as part of your training ? Is there any recommend books on the subject ? What % should I be running in ? I th... read more

    • Yann H.
      Yann H.

      An ultrarunner on DM recommended Philip Maffetone's big book of endurance training and racing. It shows you how to figure out the optimum hr for training (most examples are based on and applicable to runners). It recommends running at a comfortable hr and after some time the pace starts to improve again. I found this to be true and I rarely get injured anymore. Thought it was well worth the purchase. Hope this is helpful.

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    • Paul R.
      Paul R.

      I have used one for the past year and if done properly, will make a huge difference in your running. The key is to find the proper HR zones (especially the Aerobic zone which is where you will live for a while). Do not use the preset zones or anything that talks about using just your age. Everyone's zones will vary because everyone is different. There are resources on line. If you have questions reach out to my coach, Kristie Cranford @ No selling just info

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    • Paul R.
      Paul R.

      Very informative DMers, I've downloaded the book on gonna email the coach and lucky for me ( not him) I can bend Ad's ear down the club!

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  10. Shared Photo

    After today's run with Kees !

  11. RUN
    great Long training run 16.5 mi 02:28 08:58 pace

    Tough hilly muddy off road training run chasing the terminator around the Staffordshire Countryside taking in Baggeridge, Himley and Penn Common, Pace off as I had to walk up and down a couple of h... read more

  12. RUN
    good club run 8.2 mi 01:03 07:40 pace

    Enjoyed tonights club run, good group of about 20 led out by Captain Bligh himself with me playing a good Fletcher Christian, need to wind my neck in or Ill be in trouble !
    All nice and steady on ... read more

  13. RUN
    tired Wednesday night club 7 mi 00:59 08:25 pace

    Very tired legs so controlled the pace to keep it nice and easy.Gonna nail tomorrow's club run then have a rest day ! Great to have Gwyn and Termy back, Wednesday Night Club rules !
    Hope you h... read more

    • Kate T.
      Kate T.

      Woot woot!! Enjoy that rest day!

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    • Gwyn J.
      Gwyn J.

      You didn't mention the sore nips! :-) Good run on tired legs after Tuesday's hill session.

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    • Tigra 2.
      Tigra 2.

      4 years I ran almost all my k's as a lone wolf, but telling you now I realy enjoy being part of a flock.
      Enjoy ur rest day Paul. Ur legs will be extremely happy! :)
      Excellent miles!

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  14. RUN
    good hill session club run 7.1 mi 00:57 08:01 pace

    led the group on a tough hill session with a couple of fast-ish miles in between , had a couple of people step up from the group bellow and they fitted in just fine if a bit tired at the end ! Hop... read more

    • Mat R.
      Mat R.

      Terrific work on this arduous evening boyo

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    • Tigra 2.
      Tigra 2.

      So freaking cool. Sounds like a flock of wolves running their souls out.
      Adoooore it! Super miles Paul! Rock on!

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    • Roy W G.
      Roy W G.

      looks like your getting the consistency together again Pau,l keep it up mate great for targets you've set yourself this year.

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  15. RUN
    LSR 15 mi 02:07 08:28 pace

    LSR with a great group of friends on a cold afternoon. Undulating muddy route in the Staffordshire country side. I enjoyed this one, hope you all had a good day, living the dream !

  16. RUN
    solo 7 mi 00:56 08:00 pace

    Steady undulating run, just me The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses. God save the Queen ! Hope you all had a good one !

  17. RUN
    good club run 7 mi 01:00 08:34 pace

    Early start with Jim so we were back in time for the club meeting. Just a bimble and a chat around an undulating route, felt a lot better tonight , hope you had a good one, living the dream !

  18. RUN
    alright Club run 6.62 mi 00:54 08:09 pace

    Got myself drugged up and went out with the group. Took it nice and easy and sat near the back of the pack and bimbled round chatting with Carrie. Hope you all had a good one, living the dream !

  19. RUN
    blah Easy 3.2 3.2 mi 00:25 07:48 pace

    Late night run felt like shite that's all I had ( yes I'm a pussy before Jim says it ! )