Last Long Slow Run…..

or maybe that should read ‘Last not as long as it should have been slow run’.

I returned today to Exmouth the home of my long slow runs. It amazing the direction you run in makes, the outward run I was thinking ‘this is great I love running by the sea, hark at those waves, it smells so fresh out here, how lucky am I?‘ but once I turned around and headed back this changed to ‘oh my goodness that wind is strong and that sea spray is soaking me, blimey I am almost at a stand still, but at least it is not bitingly cold like it was last week’ I fully intended to run the 10 miles the plan called for, but it was not until I got home that I realised I only did 9 miles, I wonder will that make a difference next week?

I realised how this happened when I started making yorkshire puddings for dinner, I got the scales out, the flour and then put them all away without using any of them, had to then start again, I even accused hubby of hiding the flour I had measured! Yep its the well-known condition called ‘Marathon training has turned my brain to mush itus!’ Hope to be cured on the 22 April!

I took the family out for a walk around the village today using the footpaths.

We walked through the field with these cuties


but this little one has escaped beyond the fence and was munching on some nice new tree shoots, boy he is going to be in BIG trouble, or 57’s mum will be charged with negligence.


The views were great

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Nice to see lots of Primroses around


and great to find this on the bush in the front garden, any idea what it is, Mum?


Feet up now watching Chelsea hopefully beat Manchester City, but things not looking good at the moment!



About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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7 Responses to Last Long Slow Run…..

  1. Miss Wan says:

    Well done and enjoy the final stages of the taper! 🙂

  2. zoeforman says:

    That lost mile will make no difference at all. I only managed 6 miles at LSD pace as I was sweeping for a local 10k race, but suited me as I twisted my knee on Wednesday.
    All good though, now taper time for next Sunday.

  3. Red Hen says:

    Haha! I like your comparison between your outward bound and homeward journeys! Is that flower some class of a camelia? Anyway, gorgeous pics. Very similar landscape to mine in this neck of the woods. I suspect you do summers a lot better there though. Enjoy the week!

  4. I’ve finally experienced the seaside run!!! had to fit a short run in down at Jody’s in Littlehampton, and short it was!! managed just 1 mile along the seawall running against gale force winds and rain, gave up and ran back – a whopping 2 miles banked!!

    You may have sheep but hey you know you’re really missing busy roundabouts, fast cars, exhaust fumes, Tarmac and industrial estates – arnt you?!!!!


  5. Great photos! Running into the wind makes for extra strength training; all the very best for the 22nd.

  6. plustenner says:

    I will miss your brilliant blogs once VLM is over, please keep posting thm 🙂

  7. zoecakes says:

    9 miles, 10 miles – I’m sure it doesn’t matter it’s all the ones you’ve done before that mean you’re ready for London! 🙂

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