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Back On The Road Again
15-10-2017, 06:49 PM,
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Back On The Road Again
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16-10-2017, 10:37 AM, (This post was last modified: 16-10-2017, 10:38 AM by Mid Life Crisis Marathon Man.)
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Run slow, run far.
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01-11-2017, 03:26 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2017, 03:32 PM by Bierzo Baggie.)
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Not much to report, futsal most Fridays and a couple of hearty hill-walks plus three half hour runs around the river in October. It’s a start.

The right knee is an ongoing concern, a slight discomfort more than an injury but much better than it was after 4 months rest.

What hurt most on those first tentative jogs were my ankles which reminded me of why I packed in the footie in the first place. But I can’t help myself. The futsal games are unbridled joy compared to the loneliness of the long distance runner.

Which brings me back to the reminiscing and the rummaging through all those old running diaries. The end product is the mother of all spreadsheets, painstakingly drawn up by hand with pencils, ruler and felt tipped pens.  It covers from 1996 to 2017. Monthly totals, no gaps, 22000kms run. Of course, never having run with anything more complicated than a Casio digital watch the true figure could be anything between 20 and 25 thousand but hell, that’s a lot of running. Analysed in the cold light of day I should have been confined to a wheelchair long ago. Or an asylum. November beckons…
 
And in response to MLCM’s video, and never having been much of a fan of laughing Lennie, I send my retort to raise the spirits…

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01-11-2017, 07:53 PM,
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Hallelujah indeed. All praise the might of that dataset. 21 years, no gaps. Phew.
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01-11-2017, 08:07 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-11-2017, 08:10 PM by Bierzo Baggie.)
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(01-11-2017, 07:53 PM)marathondan Wrote: Hallelujah indeed. All praise the might of that dataset. 21 years, no gaps. Phew.

mmmm, better rephrase that then, there are some monthly totals of zero (9 of them including the recent break) but I can confidently say that all running data between 1996 and 2017 has been recorded, retrieved and presented in the back of exercise book number six.
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02-11-2017, 08:13 PM,
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Yeah I got that, don't care about gaps in the running, it's the continuity of the record keeping that's so impressive!
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04-11-2017, 02:00 PM,
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(02-11-2017, 08:13 PM)marathondan Wrote: Yeah I got that, don't care about gaps in the running, it's the continuity of the record keeping that's so impressive!

Yeah Dan, it’s like a nervous tick. Get back home, find a pen, scribble it down and go for a shower. And then don’t look at what I’ve actually scribbled down for another 20 years!
 
48th birthday run around the river. Not varying my routes much up to now. Ran along a golden carpet of poplar leaves interspersed amongst random rubbish and derelict buildings. As ever El Bierzo is both beautiful and ugly several times over in a half hour run.
 
Going back to the day of my 28th birthday I see that I ran for 25 minutes in the park. What I notice is that 20 years ago my running was not dissimilar to now. Well, it was a lot easier and I didn’t ache as much. The monthly total for November 1997 was 73km. Will try to at least match that this month.
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05-11-2017, 11:50 AM, (This post was last modified: 05-11-2017, 12:57 PM by Bierzo Baggie.)
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Sunday. Changed the route and threw in a bit of uphill. Half Monte Pajariel-Otero village and home. 43 minutes. There’s a steep ascent up one side of Pajariel then a descent followed by a winding section of single track that hugs the contours of the northern slope high above the river. My left ankle hurt like hell, should probably pack the futsal in some time soon.

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