Back on the road and racking the miles

“The human spirit is indomitable.  No one can ever say you must not run faster than this or jump higher than that.  There will never be a time when the human spirit will not be able to better existing records.” – Sir Roger Bannister

97 days till the2016 Virgin Money London Marathon

starting to get close now

After the mud-fest of last week it was back to the tarmac and the continuation of marathon training.  60mile targeted this week before a drop down week next week. could i do it? could i keep chucking in mile after mile? the answer is yes.   6.5miles Mon, 15.1miles tues, 5mile wed, 10.5mile inc speed session Thurs then 6miles Fri got me to 43miles leaving just the target 17mile long run for Sunday. i smashed this out and even added an extra mile to make it 18miles inc a 10.8mile run with clubmate Rob Jones and Andy Norton of notts ac who has recently moved to Sheffield. Rob is coming back from the same injury i had and Andy ran 32.30 for 10k in 2011. two sides to the coin.  it went well apart from Robs vertigo illness hitting him after 7miles. And i think i have problems.   Finished on 61.2miles. A great start to the training

i got an exciting email this week also saying ive been selected as one of 100 testers of Epson’s runsense SF-810 GPS watch which i get to keep following the test period of January to March.  i need to obviously wear on my usual runs, log on the Epson webpage and post honest video reviews of the watch.  looking forward to testing what looks like an excellent product on paper.  internal Heart rate monitor and stride length calculator.

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Emma’s continued her London marathon training going out at 5:30 some mornings to get her time done before i leave for work and even this morning in the Snow when it looked like this through he front room window

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couldnt be more proud of her.  she’ll be great on the day.

Anyway, Bye For Now. only a short one this week

im raising money for MIND the mental health charity. you can donate to my page HERE

“We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves…The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable.”
Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile

 

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