Run De Torres Run

Olympic Torch comes through Crystal Palace Park and the National Sports Centre. Torchbearers incuded Marlon Devonish. I was close enough to touch him. So exciting. GO TEAM GB :)

October time trial

Just seen the October time trial results for my club (Crystal Palace Fun Runners) and stoked at my result - 7/20 and was the fastest female! 4 miles in 35:44. Thought the mile or so uphill on Crystal Palace Pk Rd had whooped me but seems everyone found it tough.

Next month I’ll do better :)

Went running today

All today I’ve been thinking about running. Got home just as it was getting dark 7.45pm ish and almost didn’t go. In the end I did.

Did my club’s winter time route along the main roads and high street through Crystal Palace and Beckenham. Only done this route once before and didn’t really know the way so brought  a map with me.

My sense of direction is famously poor and tonight was no exception. Took a wrong turn halfway through and managed to get lost. A whole mile later decided to head back the way I came and finally found the right road. So added 2 miles to a 5.5 mile route.

Managed to get home in one piece. And, I’ll try the route again on Thursday. I’ll get it right then :)

Race for Life, Crystal Palace (stadium and park), 5th June. 3rd of my 7 2011 races for Cancer Research/Bobby Moore fund.

3rd of my 7 2011 races for Cancer Research - Race for Life, Crystal Palace 5k, 5th June.
I usually train in this park so knew its hilly. Ran a PB today - 0:27:18 - oh yeah baby! Very pleased with that.

3rd of my 7 2011 races for Cancer Research - Race for Life, Crystal Palace 5k, 5th June.

I usually train in this park so knew its hilly. Ran a PB today - 0:27:18 - oh yeah baby! Very pleased with that.

Only a few days until my 3rd Race (of 7) for my 2011 running challenge for Cancer Research - Race For Life 5K, Crystal Palace, Sunday 5th June. This is my race number.
Am looking forward to this as its my local park and I usually train in here :)
Am not looking forward to it as I know how hilly the park is (and the forecast of 25C) :(
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Only a few days until my 3rd Race (of 7) for my 2011 running challenge for Cancer Research - Race For Life 5K, Crystal Palace, Sunday 5th June. This is my race number.

Am looking forward to this as its my local park and I usually train in here :)

Am not looking forward to it as I know how hilly the park is (and the forecast of 25C) :(

For those of you who wish to support financially, you can find links to my JustGiving pages on this blog. Thanks!

May 2011 update - summer is here

London has had a surprisingly sunny and dry April. Today is 1st May and the sun is STILL out, 18C although windy. It seems the summer has arrived. Summer is London is great as it puts everyone in a good mood and Londoners tend to be less rude! I usually find this a positive thing.

Unfortunately, now that my free time seems to revolve around running schedules and race dates looming especially the half-marathon (oh yes, 25th Sept will be here before I know it), the increased temperature is a little worrying. I am not used to running in +20C so find it saps my energy pretty quickly. Decisions, decisions… Should I only train in the early morning/late evening when the temps are cooler? Or should I just suck it up and get used to some warm training sessions given I have races May, June and July when the temps will be warmer still? Perhaps the answer is to do a little of both. I will try this strategy for a few weeks and see how it works out.

Training log update:

WE 24th April - 3 sessions, 15 km (9 miles), around my local area in Sydenham/Crystal Palace.

WE 1st May - 1 session, 12.7 km (8 Miles), Crystal Palace. Have not felt good all week and combined with Bank holidays and social commitments was only able to train today. First time I have EVER run 8 miles. I will try to increase a session next week to 9 miles (urgh!)