Thursday, 5 May 2011
Steve Way : from a 16.5 stone unfit smoker to a 2:19 marathon runner - in just two and a half years.
To find out more about Steve visit his website: www.steveway.co.uk
Fantastic Parbold hill run
Paul, Stevie and myself ran some very hilly loops around the Harrock Hill race route and beyond!
We are all training for both the Harrock Hill races and a Half Marathon in June.
I think this was Stevie's longest ever run and he coped really well.
Felt quite good myself, starting to recover from London!
Paul after a long run with Rob during the week seemed to struggle some what, but sure he will return with vengeance next time.
Garmin Data Parbold 17 miles hilly run
First real test for my New Balance MT 101 trail racing shoes, really loved them, very lightweight, quite minimal and with great traction, they work well both on the road and off road in all conditions.
Read review HERE
Short Hill Sprints
I'm going to do a session of short hill sprints once a week throughout the summer.
Main benefits are greatly increased growth hormone levels [very important for masters runners] plus increase in power and a longer stride!
on todays run Tess and me warmed up well then ran 6 fast efforts up a gradual hill with a slow jog back recovery.
Garmin Data Untitled
Trained with Stevie Lewis in the Kings Gardens on the one K loop.
Did one of Marius Bakken's half marathon sessions.
20 mins progression run followed by 10 x 1 min at 10k pace.
Total time 1 hour
Easy round the Hillside loop av pace 8 MPH =40 mins
Felt tired after night shift, marathon pace felt like a 5K type effort!
Finished 22nd in a big field of runners
There are not many happy looking joggers. The stereotype of grimacing grimly through 10k because it is good for you is painful. Screwing your face up causes tension. Try letting go of the pain and smiling. You will feel better and people will smile back at you.