Sat 1st April 17
Ran 6.5 miles from Smithills this morning. Bit of a blast because I needed to be back for a match at 10am. The long run down from the end of Coal Pit Lane was further than I thought. Battered the quads. Tried to keep it light. Good enjoyable stuff. In Altras. (0)
Sunday 16th April 17
The longest that I have not run for quite some time. I did run in the week following the first of April but didn’t log them. probably about 6 miles or so in total. I was determined to get back into it this morning. I started to get to grips with doctorate blog. cjfielding.com so have been a bit preoccupied.
5.5 miles around Entwistle and Wayoh this morning. Was hard to start with and slow but just kept going. the hills were no problem and I felt strong but slow.
Monday 17th April 17
First barefoot mile for a while this morning and it felt good to be back on it. headache from too much sugar yesterday. Just replied to Tanya who commented on 2 week test post. I need to update how I am doing, I think.
Wed 19th April 17
4.5 miles around the clough this morning in Altras. Full of running even with dead legs from yesterdays walk up Middle Dodd. Enjoying the hills. Alters coming apart at seams.
Thursday 20th April 17
A barefoot mile and feet feel robust eve in the damp. Good to get some stiffness out of calves.
Friday 21st April 17
2.7 miles around golf course on tracks in Altras. Legs feeling the walk up Middle Dodd still. Taking it easy before 10k on Sunday. Looking forward to it. Feel heavy though and bad allergic reaction in night. throat itchy and woke up sneezing which wrecked the ribs again. What a wreck I am!
Sat 22nd April 17
A barefoot mile. Shins feel achy and tense. Weird.
Sun 23rd April 17
Bolton 10k in 48 mins 40 something seconds. A good start. If it had been flat, I reckon around 45 mons would have been on. Alderley Edge 2nd July (10 weeks). Let’s see how close I can get. 12 stone albs this morning. That will have had a bearing. 2 stones lighter would have made a big difference.
Mon 24th April 17
A barefoot mile this morning and feeling OK. Dug out the old sub 40 min 10k programme this morning. Dreaming’.
Tuesday 25th April 17
Well, the old GPS has bitten the dust. It doesn’t owe me anything, it did many years worth of service. Only need it to see if I can run a few 8 minute miles as part of 10k training.
Ran 1.5 miles warmup this morning. Crisp, cold and bright at 6am. the ran 3 lots of 800m along road. 3mins 22secs. 3 mins 33secs and then 3 mins 23 secs. I could have done another but being cautious so close to last Sundays 10k. Didn’t eat sugar yesterday but had some granary toast in evening. Know that I didn’t want it and didn’t enjoy it in the end. I was hungry but no for that.
Wed 26th April 17
Almost freezing this morning and lots of rocksalt about. Left my feet my grimy than I can remember since I last put on Mushers Delight. A barefoot mile
Thursday 27th April 17
Running 5 miles to work in Merrell bare Access 4. First impression are that they are light and much easier to get on that the trail glove. I got half a size bigger and that seems to be just right. There isn’t much cushioning which is good. I can feel support in side of forfeit a little which is odd. Read a review which talked about support in arch. I don’t feel that when walking about but we will see when I begin to run.
Friday 28th April 17
Barefoot mile feeling good.
Sunday 30th April 17
Barefoot mile to finish off April