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Weekly Recap #6 – 22/12/2019

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”

Derek Jeter

Oh, hello there. Fancy meeting you in a place like this? Do you come here often? Well you bloody well should! Be a top lad and subscribe to the blog 😉

I Did Running

Monday am – 4.1 miles easy @ 8:30 min/mile, gym session, 30 min sauna.
Monday pm – 8.3 miles easy @ 8:17 min/mile.
Tuesday – 4.7 miles WU, 6x1K (90s) 5x400m (60s), 3.7 miles CD.
Wednesday – 11.5 miles easy @ 7:52 min/mile, gym session, 30 min sauna.
Thursday – 4.7 miles WU, 10x(30s hills, jog rec)(3min), 2.4K above tempo (2min) 6x(200m off 200m on), 4.4 miles CD.
Friday – 5.2 miles easy @ 8:05 min/mile.
Saturday – 2 miles WU, 4x10mins (3 mins), 6x20s (45s), 2.3 miles CD.
Sunday – 14 miles @ 6:29 min/mile Long Run.
Totals: 85.1 miles (PB mileage 🎉) in 10 hrs and 25 mins.

Wowee, that was a lot for me 😮 . My hip on my right side is feeling a bit sore but I’m not surprised, I will keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get worse. With running I swear something is always hurting. I get about one week a year where everything feels perfect. It’s all about monitoring the niggles to make sure they don’t develop into a full blown injury.

The only reason I ran this was because there were mince pies at the finish 😂

Running Connecting People

Right now that boring stuff is out of the way, now it’s story time! Running is mainly a sport for the recluse. A lucky few can do every run with a partner, however, most (like myself) have to do it for hours by themselves. You can do a lot by yourself, but as we all know, once you do it with someone else it’s just not the same 😉 .

So when runners have a chance to connect they’ll take the opportunity. We crave affection like a 20 year old girl with daddy issues. Strava is the number one example of this. People commenting and leaving kudos always give you a lil boost. Anyways, an Aussie bloke who I’ve been following on Strava for a while recently reached out to me. “Gday mate” it started (kidding ofc),he was asking about half marathons in January and by complete coincidence he asked about Farnborough with the goal of a sub-75. That’s the race I’m doing with the exact same goal! It now looks like we’ll be doing the race together to try and crack the time.

That’s miles innit. I barely have the motivation to go to the fridge for a Pepsi Max.

Isn’t that mad? A bloke the other side of the world messages me and now we’re running a half together. Being a runner you are part of a massive community. Wherever you are in the world, like minded weirdos will always find a connection!

Has anyone else got a story similar to this one? Lemme know in the comments

Lots of love,
Will xx

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