maandag 28 februari 2011

Month total 478

Ah well, another month where the 1000 minutes are nowhere in sight, but ach, 2 down, 10 to go to make up the difference. 628 minutes behind = just over an hour extra a month.

vrijdag 25 februari 2011

Thick mist, big Weimeraner

52 min
Start 8.00
Got out to the Soesterduinen with Sproet but the mist was so thick we could hardly see more than a dozen yards in front of us. We met a lovely big Weimeraner (ie he was as big as Max was, most Weimers are noticably smaller - I think I heard his name being shouted later, Jumbo...) and I talked to the owner while Sproet ran about with him. Took a photo but with the mist and the running it was a bit of a disaster so I threw it away. This pic is of Sproet's bus, which is here for the week with him.
(By the way, it's for sale at the moment, if anyone is interested, let me know and I'll pass on the message.)

My legs felt heavy and my lungs didn't like the damp so it was definitely no 'quality' run but luckily the RunRunLive podcast I was listening to had an article about how 'just getting in the miles' is important too and I felt glad I'd got out after all. I have a vague niggle in my lower legs since recently - started in the right and now my left leg feels as if the same is starting there. Not muscle pain, just a vague feeling that something is not right - almost feels as if it's in my bones.

woensdag 23 februari 2011

Weemail and ...

47 min
Start 15.30

What do dogs do during walks? Check their weemail and update their Bumbook pages.

Pay attention lads! That's better.

maandag 21 februari 2011

Sun and Sand

56 min
Start 16.00
Went out to the Soesterduin with Sproet. Sunny and cold (3 degrees).

zondag 20 februari 2011

Afternoon Run

40 min
Start 16.00
Really didn't feel like going out in the cold but ach I had to go out with Sproet anyway so did an extended circuit of the Eng, taking in a few extra paths and fields. Felt my lungs protesting at the cold air and squeaking slightly.

vrijdag 18 februari 2011

Week total 170

Slowly dragging myself back into some sort of running routine now that I'm home again


78 min
Start 17.00

Steady run out to the dunes and back. Grey and cold but the last Archer's Omnibus and a new ExtraMilePodcast to keep me company.

donderdag 17 februari 2011

Double Dogs

22 min
Start 18.00
Set out to go round to see if Joep could come with me for a short sunset run when I met Carin and Dusty. Took Dusty for a short circuit first and then picked up Joep for a half circuit of the Eng before it got dark.

dinsdag 15 februari 2011

Tangier Beach

70 min
Start 6.45
Had hoped to have a good run with the rising sun over the bay but the morning was grey and drizzly. However the hotel door was open (always a questionable bit of setting out for an early run from the various hotels we stayed in) and I was up and dressed so went out anyway. The rain was never more than a faint spray but enough to have me almost wet through by the time I was finished. Met the camel I'd seen giving rides on the beach the day before while he was having his breakfast. Good run, had a fast bit at the end with AC/DC to help me cross the busy boulevard.

donderdag 10 februari 2011

10 day total 113

Somehow I don't think February is going to be the month I catch up with myself...

Canine Companion

33 min
Start 7.00

Went for a short sunrise run on this last morning in Taghazout. One of the stray dogs who lives on the campsite on the beach accompanied me for part of the way.

woensdag 9 februari 2011

Barefoot in Taghazout

80 min
Start 7.00
Finally got out running again this morning. Some places aren;t so runner friendly but this relaxed surfers paradise village is ideal for beach running. Took my shoes off for a barefoot run along the sand for a good stretch. Other bits were too rocky.

Connexion here is slower than the most stoned surf dude in town so I think I;ll not try to upload photos today. Am recharging my Ipod as it ran out on the homestretch this morning.

(Back home now, so time to deal with blogphotos. Including the inevitable person-with-surfboard-under-arm. It was definitely the must-have accessory in town.)