January came and went in the blink of an eye...... so here’s what I’ve been upto in Feb ( apart from having a birthday)
Feb 4th 2018
Cold 14 miler
Bright sunny day, lovely to run in
Feb 6th 2018
Quick run by torchlight.
Early morning, legs felt good, so had to go for a run, but early morning meant it was by torchlight.
Food for thought........
Received my first lot of food for Iceland...ultra fuel is a liquid meal and I plan to have them as my lunch, as they are quick and easily digestible. During MDS, I had them as my breakfast.
I’ve gone for vanilla, strawberry and cereal
At 450 calories, it makes up about a sixth of my planned daily intake.
Feb 10th 2018
This was a cold morning but sunny, with abit of ice here and there. The run started well
Going at under 8 minute per mile, felt good until mile 11. One minute I was upright, next I was horizontal after hitting abit of ice at about 8 mph. RESULT............
But on a plus.....still managed 7:52/mile average for 13 miles.
No training on Feb 11th as leg still not dried out
No training on Feb 12th as leg still not dried out
*DONT DO SITTING AROUND WAITING FOR LEG TO DRY TOO WELL*
Feb 13th 2018
4 mile try the leg out on a cold morning
Leg ok to run on, although ribs felt sore. But back to running so happy 😀
My Birthday came and went ........being 39 isn’t so bad 😜
Next few runs, speak for themselves
BEAST FROM THE EAST IS ON ITS WAY.
Feb 25th 2018
To get ahead of the Siberian weather that had been forecast for the week ahead, I decided to keep on target and go for a 40 miler. It was still a cold and windy day. I started running just after 6am after waking at 5.15, to have a porridge and a coffee. For those that know the area or have knowledge of my usual routes. I went from Blundeston to Oulton broad to Carlton Colville, then eastwards to Pakefield, north to Corton, Horton, Gorleston, Gt YARMOUTH.. change of direction westerly towards burgh castle, Belton, fritton, Ashby, Somerleyton and then back into Blundeston.
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BEAST FROM THE EAST IS HERE
I felt comfortable throughout the run and planned to run around 10 minute/ mile for the first 30 miles, and then knowing I would be moving forward with a combination of running and brisk walking, I would then look at upto 12 minute/mile. I fuelled with liquid every 3 miles and replenished my 600ml bottle at 13 miles and at about 26 miles at places that I had bottle dropped the night before. Food wise I had half a chia charge bar at 13 miles, handful of cashew/peanut MandM’s at 18. The other half of chiacharge at 24 miles, then cashew/peanut MandM’s At 30 miles. Finished the run with a third of an SIS energy gel every 3 miles. I felt that worked well and didn’t feel I flagged at any stage. This was kind of confirmed with a 9:37/mile average for the 40 miles. Really happy with that. It was worth the cold, and getting my face sandblasted down the sea front.
* sorry but the sound quality for the first half of video is poor because of wind *
BEAST FROM THE EAST IS HERE
Didn’t want to let the bad weather stop my training and having driven back from Boston (Lincolnshire) the night before, I knew that roads were quite bad. I had jobs to do in Lowestoft, and felt it would be safer and possibly quicker to run there and back.
Both runs were pretty uneventful really
I have received a couple of donations since last post
Tim Newman and Ian King
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Till next time 👋👋👋👋👋👋👋👋👋👋👋