Retford Half Marathon 2019

April 18, 2019 2

Thanks to the Doctor I have potential cause and solution to the issues mentioned in the last post, so fingers crossed I’ll be firing on all cylinders again soon So time for a quick recap of my last good run, Retford Half Marathon 2019 edition Mrs BeestonRunner got the running bug as well and wanted…

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Another change of plans

April 14, 2019 1

So I was meant to be running the Boston Marathon today (that’s Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, not Boston,MA, US) I know there’s a good few weeks of training logs missing (which I will backfill?), but it had been going well with a couple of solid 20+ mile runs and a new PB at the Retford Half…

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East Midlands XC League – Long Eaton

February 22, 2019 0

Fancying something a bit different on a spare Sunday Mrs Beeston Runner and myself decided we’d have a go at a Cross Country race. One of the benefits of having joined our local running club Beeston AC was that we get free entry into various local leagues. As it’s still technically winter that meant XC…

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Marathon training week 6

February 5, 2019 0

I will write something other than training week recaps, promise! So this was going to be a big week as it was going to the first time I run over 20 miles. It was another cold week in Nottingham As usual, nice rest day on Monday Tuesday I woke up with a bit of a…

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Boston Marathon training week 5

January 30, 2019 0

It’s been cold the last week so there’s a lack of photos to accompany this week’s marathon training as I didn’t fancy stopping, or taking my gloves off. 11 more weeks training until the Boston (UK) marathon and this was planned to be the first week I do more than 40 miles of running As…

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Marathon Training – Week 4

January 22, 2019 0

Just a quick round up of week 4 of my training for the 2019 Boston (UK) Marathon As it traditional the starting Monday was a rest day. Did very little of anything which was nice Tuesday Tuesday was a fartlek like run into work. 4.8 miles with the some random intervals to the next crossing…

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Joining a running club

January 21, 2019 0

I had “Join a Running club” on my list of running things to do, and it seemed an easy one to tick off. So I started googling around for running clubs local to Beeston What I’m looking for To narrow it down I had a couple of things that I really wanted from a club:…

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Week 3 of Boston Marathon training

January 14, 2019 0

The next gripping instalment of my marathon training for the Boston Marathon in April 2019. Went into the week feeling pretty good, especially as Monday is a rest day just to make life easier. Goals for this week were to up the distance a little bit and bring in some cross training bits. Tuesday was…

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Second week of Boston Marathon training done

January 8, 2019 0

Didn’t write much about my first week of training as it was all a bit ad hoc around Christmas and family travelling. Nice run around the weal of Kent on Christmas morning was the highlight. Nice crunchy frozen mud and only saw one human over the 7 miles. So skipping straight into week 2 then.…

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Strange discovery during Meditation

January 4, 2019 0

As normal last night once the chores and cat trays were done I sat on my little cushion and started my normal 10 minutes of meditation before heading up to bed As is normal if I’ve been for a run that evening I change the crossing order of my legs about half way through (I’m…

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Just keep it going

January 3, 2019 0

2018 ended and 2019 started with one of those things runners love, a nice stinking cold. As much as I love my niece and nephew I think their present to me probably lasted longer than mine to them This one was a particular stinker which kept on moving around. Mostly above the neck so I…

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How’s my running? – Gait Analysis

December 16, 2018 0

I’ve been having recurring issues with my right ankle this year. Nothing too bad, but enough to make me stop running for a couple of weeks for it to disappear (Injury woes). Then 2 weeks ago it moved up into my hip. No a major searing pain, but enough after half a mile that I…

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Food for w/c 25/11/2018

December 4, 2018 0

There’s been a lack of running over the last week as my right leg is playing up again. Glute/Hamstring being the main area, but knee and ankle joining in at point. Have a Gait Analysis with KHPhysiotherapy booked in for Wednesday. Fingers crossed this might work out why my right lower body dislikes me Planning…

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Attenborough rail crossing – November 2018

November 30, 2018 0

If you’re from Beeston then you’ve probably used the Meadow Lane level crossing to get over the railway and into Attenborough Nature Reserve. Back in 2016 Network Rail started to canvas local opinion on closing this crossing, and did a survey of usage Turns out it was heavily used as it’s a major entry point…

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Bloke Begins Yoga

November 27, 2018 0

I’ve never been the most flexible of people. I think I last touched my toes around the age of 14, 29 years ago. 23 years in a job that primarily involves driving a desk hasn’t helped either. Then 5 years of long distance cycling added on to the mix gives me hamstrings that are so…

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Running plans for the next 5 months

November 8, 2018 0

October 2018 turned out to be a much better running month than expected. I ran over 100 miles. and whilst not doing anything particularly structured managed to break my half marathon PB at the Workshop Half Marathon . So it’s got me thinking what I could achieve next year with a bit more training Setting Targets…

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