Sunday, October 11, 2009

Brighton marathon

I woke up one morning and thought run a marathon ??? Fuck it let's do it!!! So I entered Brighton marathon on line and got in!!!!
So I have my training schedule are marked up!! I have 7 months so I have plenty of time to prepare!
On Sunday 4 th oct I ran burnham on sea half marathon and knocked 20 mins off my time so that gave me lots confidence!!
So Brighton here I come....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Bristol half marathon

Well the day finally arrived..... Months of training, booze ban blood sweat and tears! I arrived for photo shoot at 8.30 with st peters hospice and then met jess, a fellow fetchie!
I found the run quite comfortable, people were shouting my name! Every street you could see in the distance there were runners!
After the first 8 miles we were back in the city where the support was amazing!
The big ones are the ones to do so much going on!
When we saw the finish line we sprinted to the finish, god knows where we found that extra energy! It felt so good to stop and we were looked after by all those lovely volunteers!
A fantastic day i would reccomend to anyone!
Just entered bath half march 2010!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

3 days to go

It's nearly here........ I am getting really excited about running Bristol half marathon!!
I have my bag packed, train tickets, hotel booked!
Checked my sponsorship money and I've raised £440 and I want to get to £500!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Battle of sedgemoor 10 k race

Hell today I was on fire .......... The first 2 k was a warm up and then boy was I in the zone!! This no drinking lark is working........john really struggled and I thought at last this training is paying off.
Today I felt like a runner not a slow jogger.... My pace was good my stride was good!!
When we got close to the finish line I heard someone shout that we were within the hour and my heart soared and I sprinted to the finish at 57 mins and 8 seconds!!!
I felt fab after the race, got a lovely towel and ate a big bar if chocolate!
Oh boy am I ready for Bristol half marathon!
It us such a good atmosphere at these races, everyone is so friendly!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Almost there

Today was my last chance to get in a long run before Bristol half marathon!!
So after putting Vaseline between my toes, compeed on my blisters, anti chaffing cream (I won't say where) knee braces, heart monitor I was ready to go! ( long gone are the days of shorts on and go)
So off I went doing really well til some idiot rings me on my phone mucks up my GPRS so I lose my distance and my time! I am glad I had my heart monitor on so I could guess what time and after resetting my run tracker I recon I did 10.8 miles in 1 hour and 58 mins!!
So i have my st peters running vest just waiting for my number to come!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Oh no blister!!

There I was poised to run a 10 miler again but what happens........ I very very stupidly wore new socks, new cheap socks and lo and behold a massive blister in the arch of my foot!!
3 times I stopped trying to find a dock leave to put in my shoe so tried dandelions instead!! Bad bad move!!!
I then realised I had compeed at home so I limped home and thought I could turn my 8.7 miles into 10 but even with the plaster on it hurt!! So I admitted defeat!!! Why was I so disappointed?
I know I can run 13 miles easy peasy!!!!!!!

Now I'm thinking why did I agree to work all those shifts st the pub....... My last week before I go back to work and I'm working my arse off..........

Monday, August 24, 2009

Training log

I had all good intentions of running 10 miles today but seeing as me and john are doing a 10 k on Sunday I thought he better get a run in as he hasn't run for weeks!
It surprises me how he can do it after no training and I really struggled getting back into running after a short 2 week break due to injury! It was a slow run so he must have lost sone fitness!!
Tommorrow I am gonna get up incredibly early so I can walk dogs and have time to get in 10 miler before I start work at 12.
I have met a lady on a running web site who I will meet at Bristol half marathon who has same pace as me which is making me feel a lot better and hopefully we can get through this race together!
I am really worried about needing a wee through the race so will try running with hardly any drink tomorrow see what happens

Sunday, August 23, 2009

bristol half marathon

oh my god its only 2 weeks away now......bristol half marathon.  The most I have ran is 10.5 miles and I will need to pull another 3 miles from somewhere..........
I f I think back to Jan of this year when I had my third knee operation, I never imagined that I would start running again and start entering races.
I have a very busy week , working lots shifts at pub trying to train and prepare for sundays 10 k race and then Bristol half marathon the weekend after as well as going back to work after the summer hols!!!!
Bring it on.......I am ready........I can do this.......