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Following a long lay off after brain surgery, I need to start running again, with no races entered and 6 young children,...
Following a long lay off after brain surgery, I need to start running again, with no races entered and 6 young children, motivation is needed to keep getting me out there!
I have set myself the modest target of just 500miles for the year, I would also like to hit the average of the 10miles in each week if I can. I am an oxymoron in that despite running the London Marathon I am lazy! I struggled to be motivated to train properly and have never actually hit my 'modest' target of 500miles since I started running in 2010.
So, here I am. Trying to find my feet again (literally, piled on the pounds!!) going for my first ever year long challenge and hoping to stick with it all the way to completion
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 1 week ago
    A stressed out week with kids not getting the teachers we wanted for next year and problems with work meaning I was working until 11pm more than once this week took away all of my drive to get out there. I did manage to squeeze in 2 runs. Tuesday night and Thursday morning (I decided to claw back some of those extra hours and take a super long lunch break!) 5 miles in each. so at least hit my 10mile target for the week. I finished up on 8.08 per mile average pace on Tuesday and 8.30 per mile on Thursday. (it was hotter then, like - seriously hotter! and I wasn't as frustrated and angry on Thursday!) onwards and upwards, need to squeeze in a few more miles before next Sunday whilst I am still in my 30's!
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  •   MedalMike reacted to this post about 2 weeks ago
    Nothing exciting this week. I managed 3 runs, totalling just over 10miles, the hottest was actually the 3 mile 9pm run. I followed that with a 6mile coastal trot the following day and then a quick out and back run on Friday to buy tickets for Toy Story 4 for tomorrow. Can’t wait!!
    Currently sitting somewhere around 275miles for the year, so on target for my 500
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  •   MedalMike reacted to this post about 1 month ago
    Didn't manage too much. Was off camping last week with 700 cub scouts, so was drained all weekend devoid of any energy or enthusiasm. Monday I was back to work and had over 300 emails to deal with, which took me 2 days to action. I managed to get out for a 5 mile run on Wednesday, my first run in 2 weeks, which coincidentally was Global Running Day. Didn't manage to get out again, but hoping for a short run with Kieran tomorrow or Sunday before we head to Butlins for a week on Monday morning. Then I really do need to crack on as I've signed up to the run the board 225km challenge. Darn you MedalMad, you have me hooked on your challenges and fantastic bling! hahaha. Have to check out what others are available once I've finished this one (and buy a new Medal Hanger if I am going to keep getting these large medals!!)
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 1 month ago
    Nothing major to cheer about this week. Kieran hasn't been feeling to great for the father and son run, so have been flying solo. only managed to get out for two runs this week, although, I did post 5.15miles on Tuesday at 8:28 per mile pace and followed that with an 8.19mile run on Wednesday at exactly the same pace.
    Off camping with cub scouts from all across the UK from tomorrow until next Friday, so wont have anything to post next week, but back on it the following week before another break from running when I am at Butlins with the family for the week.
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 1 month ago
    Snuck out of work on Tuesday for a cheeky 3.5 miles and then managed 8.1 on Wednesday morning despite being woken up at 5am. I didn't manage to get out at all on Friday as I was woken at 3am that day, so called into work sick to just have a chill out day. Took Kieran out for a 1 mile run on Saturday morning, just to ease him back in as he hasn't run for almost 3 weeks. He wanted to go further, until we got to about half a mile and he was struggling. I told him, I know what I'm doing son. you haven't run for a while, so first 1 or 2 runs you will find harder than they should be, but the fitness comes back even quicker than it dips. With this in mind, I'm aiming for a 2 tomorrow night then get him back on the 5ks.
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 2 months ago
    11.5 miles this week. it's been a bit of a slow week without much opportunity to get out. it has also been raining. a lot. which has a somewhat negative impact on the enthusiasm and drive to get out there! 4 miles this morning, a 4.2 in torrential rain on Wednesday and a 3.2 on Tuesday
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  •   MedalMadUK commented on this post about 2 months ago
    i'm somewhat confused, I seem to have 2 profile pictures and have been going on to my timeline each week to post what I have done, how I am getting on etc. This was part of the criteria when creating my own challenge, but am I doing it wrong? are those weekly posts meant to be on this page?
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  •   MedalMadUK reacted to this post about 5 months ago
    Mon, 3.5, Tues, 5, Weds, 5
    Weekly target met. I knew I couldn't get out Thursday but bit gutted I didn't manage to get out on Friday. Go again next week
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  •   Notslow reacted to this post about 6 months ago
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    Following a long lay off after brain surgery, I need to start running again, with no races entered and 6 young children, motivation is needed to keep getting me out there!
    I have set myself the modest target of just 500miles for the year, I would also like to hit the average of the 10miles in...
    Following a long lay off after brain surgery, I need to start running again, with no races entered and 6 young children, motivation is needed to keep getting me out there!
    I have set myself the modest target of just 500miles for the year, I would also like to hit the average of the 10miles in each week if I can. I am an oxymoron in that despite running the London Marathon I am lazy! I struggled to be motivated to train properly and have never actually hit my 'modest' target of 500miles since I started running in 2010.
    So, here I am. Trying to find my feet again (literally, piled on the pounds!!) going for my first ever year long challenge and hoping to stick with it all the way to completion
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