Running variety,Intense Fartleks & up at dawn

Hows It Diddlin?
“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”
-Jesse Owens

13weeks 3days till White Peak Marathon

Monday, Rest day but maybe I will discuss the quote. I think anyone who runs regularly will agree with mr Owens statement. The Art of running is in its variety. How many of us has set off on a run and gone faster, longer, into the wind, with the wind or seen a trail, path, jennel that they havent done before and just gone with it. The fact that no two runs will be exactly the same is why I, myself love running so much. There are very little boundaries to running that you pretty much go where no car or bike will take you.


Tuesday night was speed session yet again. Yet again I got to the clubhouse and again looked at the list and thought ‘bugger!’

Tofts lane fartlek. recently I have developed a bit of a hatred of this run. Dont know if it is the amount of small hills after the long steep road from rivelin Rd. to stannington Rd. This time I thought I would take the bull by the horns, on my terms and make it an Intense session for myself and anyone daft enough to follow(4 of us in the end). It was a session where I tried to reduce the stopping and recovering to a minimum and just keep banging out the reps one after another with no stopping to catch a breath. It was a hard, hard session because of this and very satisfying to keep going. Couldnt even have done this at start of year.  7.1miles in 1hr 04min with 18reps included.

Got up this morning, had a coffee, slice of toast, waited 45min and set off 7 mile run in the lovely dawn sun upto & around Underbank dam then up the long country road to Bolsterstone. Very nice view from here


The long road to ruin? nah just to Deepcar 😉
The sun dawning over Stocksbridge golf course


A long underlating then downhill stretch down carr road, past the park and nanny hill then along Manchester road to Home. Good early run slightly spoiled by a tired soreness in my left foot and a slight pain in the back of my knee. 7.5miles in 56min

Did have 5miles planned after work but the body too tired and sore to run again today.

Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'”
– Peter Maher, Canadian marathon runner

I will leave you to that one

Bye For Now.


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