Anti-Facebook, some Photos and Run Until You Drop (Day 9).

Random quick post…

In the past, when I’ve taken photos or had something to say about running it’s generally been on Facebook, but I’ve recently got completely fed up with the way Facebook in general takes over my life, so I’ve culled a loads of “Friends”, removed myself from a bunch of groups and uninstalled the apps from my phone with the intention of vaguely keeping an eye on it from a computer occasionally.  We’ll see how that goes 🙂

Upton Country Park

The Upton Trailway (old Somerset and Dorset railway trackbed)

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A few Photos of Poole from tonight’s run

After reading lots of bits and pieces on the interwebs about running, I couldn’t help but get out for a nice 10 miler 🙂  I didn’t fancy running with water bottles, so I put a litre of water in my Camelbak, stuck in my camera, phone, headtorch etc and got going about 20 minutes before sundown.  Here are a few photos from the run:

The trail into Upton Country Park

The trail into Upton Country Park


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It was supposed to be a Marathon! – An eventful 17 miler.

Today, the inaugural Bournemouth & Poole Marathon was taking place.  At the time you had to enter earlier in the year, I had no interest in doing anything competitive, but today I was really disappointed not to be doing it.  Being a little bit bonkers, I decided I’d do my own marathon – lots of trails and no care about time, just 26.2 miles of fun.  It went almost perfectly for the first half a mile…

Beautiful weather and scenery just north of Sopley

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Night Time 20 Miler

I’m slowly formulating a very loose sort of training plan for Endure 24, which is now 9 months away.  At the moment, my plan involves laying down a solid, consistent running base this year (2013), and doing something a bit more specific next year.  As I’m looking at Endure 24 as an ultrarunning event, the “solid base” I’m creating this year is already involving some quite long runs which can get in the way of normal family life somewhat, so I’m trying out ways of making this a bit more tolerable.  Yesterday’s experiment was to take the run into the night.

Looking back down Canford Heath Road

Looking back down Canford Heath Road

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