#mkmarathon

MOST RECENT

When someone sends you this saying it reminds them of you, and you really can only agree!!
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It's a good thing no one can read my thoughts on a daily basis.
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Thank God for running clearing my mind!!!
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Went gym tonight, hated it, nearly showed the world some unexpected sausage (short shorts and exercise bike are not a good combination)
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Time to start Monday on the right foot, especially as I'm on the south coast with work for 3 days this coming week. Poole and Southampton ahoy!
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Numb plums and tinkydickinitis, 2 well known male cyclist ailments!!
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First ride out on the roads in over 4 years since an inconsiderate driver bumped me off. Felt good to be back out there, but I do enjoy running more. It's less painful. Roads around here are awful though, hit so many ruts that shocked through my spine!! .
Nice to get a near 24 mile ride in before 9am, now to hit a little white ball around a field, and today will have definitely got me back in my happy place.
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Can't wait to be able to run again. Another week before I test it, but it definitely does not feel ready for battle.
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When you can't run......get the turbo trainer back out. I miss riding this steed, but drivers around here absolute morons, it's just not safe anymore.
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Going to see if I still have a #zwift account, and do a nice 30 mile stage tonight, music on, burn off some calories that I would normally have done on tonight's 6 mile run! Might even be able to connect it to the Garmin for some tracking on strava!
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Bryan in lycra......yeah,its not pretty 😂
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These days days of enforced rest are going to be tough!! I will be fit for Berlin!!! I just HAVE to be!
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A throw back to the Derby half marathon meeting the awesome TWIN POWER duo Colin and Keith to humble runners that always seem to never have a REST DAY 😂 Cheers for the 📸 guys #running #runningcommunity #runner#goku #trailrunning#trailrunner#marathon#marathontraining #derbyhalfmarathon #janetomlinson #cosplay #dbz #cosplayrun #hullmarathon #anothermarathon #instarunners #yorkmarathon #liverpoolmarathon #mkmarathon #twinpower

#greatnorthrun number arrived last week, amazing weekend run with great people, shame cricket ruined Saturday.
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Nutrition going well, over half a stone shifted in a week, and less than 5 weeks til Berlin. Hoping to be pushing towards that magical 13st mark by race day!
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Still carrying out rehab on the calf (glute strengthening) but confidence is growing by the week. Niggle in the hamstring, but that will stretch out.
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Have seemingly found a sweet spot in the Nike Pegasus, heavier than the trainers I'm used to, bit they just seem to work for me. 70 miles in 3 weeks, had I not stuck with the Saucony for a couple of events, I'd be pushing 90 miles already. Given that I destroy trainers in 200-250 miles, these seem to be holding up VERY well.
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Week 11 long run courtesy of the legends of #northamptonroadrunners
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Apologies you all continue to see too much of me, and no one should have to witness a man wring his t-shirt out from sweat, not rain 🙈
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Marathon plan said 19, so 19 it would be. Invited along by @progressionthroughrunning to join the steady Sunday group. Amazing company as always from @londonveganbird @pete_moor @saz_mcgaz81 @sitay76 @byfielddarren @clifftdaniel Jocelyn and John!
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That last 10k was a killer, beautiful routes all day, but the stop start, and higher pace than planned took it out of the body. I was off plan for nutrition by a total of 6 wine gums, but given the 3000kcal effort, I'll forgive myself.
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Recovery time now, test cricket on TV, hydration and some fork of meal prep for the week ahead. I don't normally feel the foam roller........I will today!!!
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Great way to start the day. Happy Friday everyone!
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Yesterday's run that I.......
(a) couldn't arsed with
(b) ran out of time for
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That's me up to plan for the week, supposed to do 3 miles easy tomorrow, but playing cricket instead, so think I'll have an afternoon in the sun stretching.
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Off to work for an easy office day with all my food prep done for the day. Test cricket on the radio an optimism continuing to grow regarding injuries and Berlin 👌🏻👍🏻
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Is there anything less appealing visually than water and chocolate protein powder?
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Trying hard to get used to having breakfast every day, washed down with a protein shake. Granted, it does taste quite nice.
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Quick progressive run last night, gutted to miss the club run, but with work as busy as it is, and meal prep kinda taking over, it's getting tough to find the time. 7 miler tonight.
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I’m 2/3 of the way there to completing the London Classics. I’ve completed the run plus the cycle and now I’m in training for the final leg ‘the swim’ @swimserpentine I’ve not really ever been a swimmer apart from a dip on holiday. Before this year I’d never run more than 5k, I’ve not been on a bike for 20years and I’ve not had a swimming lesson since I completed my 15 metre badge (aged 6). So I’m pretty pleased to have so far in 2018 completed the @londonmarathon @mkmarathon (half) and @ridelondon all in aid of @childrens_trust If you want to sponsor me then my link is in my bio. Thank you in advance. .
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#thelondonclassics #londonmarathon #ridelondon #mkmarathon #prudentialridelondon #marathon #run #running #runner #triathlon #tritraining #triathlontraining #bike #cycle #cyclelife #orbea #myorbea #orca #biking #biker #ride #ridelondon100 #swim #swimmer #swimming #serpentineswim #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessjourney

And so this chapter draws to a close...... Non scientific data below:
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The 3 images are of my cadence from 3 different runs
1) tonight, 10k @ 9m/mile (August 18)
2) my 10k pb earlier this year, pre injury (February 18)
3) a recent 5 mile run, post injury (July 18)
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And so I draw some form of conclusion, the injury to my calf has been aggravated by a slower cadence, over striding and too much time spent in contact with the ground...... Or in other words. NOT RUNNING EFFICIENTLY!!!!
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Tonight felt excellent, HR was c150bpm ave, 9m/mile 10k in a decent temperature, couple of hills and another good outing in the #pegasus35 Hopefully back for a gentle club run tomorrow with the best club around!!!
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Happy Tuesday!!!!
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😂 My EVOLUTION OF 🏃 always having fun and doing it with a ☺ while meeting some awesome people along the way and supporting charities to help other. Here's to meeting new people along the rest of the 🤪 ideas I have SEE YOU OUT THERE 🐲 👊 #running #runningcommunity#runner#goku #luffy #thousandsunny #pirate#robinhoodhalfmarathon #marathon #marathontraining #snowden#snowdonia #yorkmarathon #brightonmarathon #edinburghmarathon#southamptonmarathon #cosplayrun #blackpoolmarathon #liverpoolmarathon #manchestermarathon#mkmarathon #dbz #anime #thankyou #followforfun #crazylife #runhappy

And so 12 weeks of nutritional coaching begins! Starting weight is 14.9.8st, 30% body fat.
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This is going to be a very different looking Bryan in 12 weeks.
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Apparently we all have abs...... I haven't seen mine in... Well I've never seen them 🤣
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Physio tonight, further looking into my ongoing calf troubles which were aggravated during yesterday's half given the pace that was being ran, and now another orthopaedic appointment to drill down into my shoulder pains from endure.
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Trip to London tomorrow for work, so tonight is going to be all about meal prep which I am notoriously shit with.
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So this is what a room looks like when 2 runners go on tour together!
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Little jaunt to the south coast for the Stur Half with @chrissi83x
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No PBs this weekend, hoping to locate my love for running. I still love it, but kinda lost my sparkle recently. I'm blaming the heat, reality is the little black dog has taken a shit in my brain and it's taking a bit of shifting.
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15 miles on the Berlin Marathon training plan, so for once, there will be a WU and CD on the agenda for tomorrow.
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Racing with the @nathansportsinc #vaporkrar hydration vest for the first time. Hydrating is going to be absolutely essential. Then Monday, I start my nutrition plan to see what we can achieve with this body that has a few too many rounded edges.
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When I see what @stuartamorypt has achieved already this week........ Really, what excuse do I actually have?
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Normally this would bother me, but not any more. Still my highest ever mileage for a single month.
Close to that magical 100 mile month, but ah well, it can wait for another month.
Cleaned the bike instead, much more therapeutic.
A good month, progress through various injuries, started the process for sorting out nutrition. Sturminster Newton half this weekend, so a nice trip to Poole ahead.
Nothing more to report.
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Tough, wet and surprisingly cool. VERY wet kit! It's not often I'll strip off as soon as I'm home........ Enjoy that image 🙈
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#berlinmarathon week 9 training said 17 miles in 2.55hrs, I ended up ½ mile short, really not bothered by that, but the time was good!
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First proper long run in the #pegasus35 with the orthotics, a little hot spot on the arch of my right foot, but that's fine, it will settle.
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Not a bad first run for my 37th year on this planet! Need 2.2 miles on Tuesday, to have my first EVER 100 mile month 🎉🎉🎉
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Still gutted to have missed out on the Welly 5, but racing today probably wouldn't have been wise.
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After last night, this was needed. As were the clouds and a bit of a breeze! Last run as a 35yr old!
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No hydration vest, just me, my watch set to observe HR rather than distance and pace, and a pair of #nikepegasus to give a try.
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A visit to the physio today confirmed what we all knew, my left glute is that inactive, it relies solely on the hamstring for it to fire. Here come the boring, laborious, but essential exercises. It's not going to stop my marathon training though 🤓
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Another beautiful run around Upton park, just zig zagging along my merry way. Not much more I can say about it. Simply LoveLeh!
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Out at 5:45 this morning,before the heat sets in!! 2 laps of my hilly local route 🏃🏻‍♂️#runnersofinstagram #6amclub #summerrunning #mkmarathon

Not completely, but you get the idea!!! Lovely as it has been, I'm definitely ready for the cooler temperatures to return. When you're sat on a train at 11pm and still sweating profusely, it's getting silly.
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I am designed for winter months, I'm not designed to leak out of every pore. With some shared genetics from the #gingergene I have to limit my exposure to the heat currently resembling that of Tatooine.
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Whatever happened to our summers of 19 deg and overcast? When I played cricket regularly, that's about all we had each season! Donald Trump assures us climate change doesn't exist!!!!
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Supposed to have 10x90s Hill repeats later, I think it's safe to say, that can get fucked right off, and I'll go for a 4 mile shuffle around town. Berlin is flat, and it's too hot for hills so I didn't take much convincing of that 😃
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Happy Tuesday everyone 👌🏻 hope it's a very sweaty one, just so I'm not the only one feeling really uncomfortable.
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Full kit wanker at #twickenhamstadium today for the launch of the new @canterburynz training kit with @englandrugby and @virginactiveuk
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A 45 minute beasting of a HIIT session, with Dylan Hartley and Abbie Scott overseeing proceedings.
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Cannot knock the quality of the training kit, be nice if @canterburynz would make some running gear made from this #vapodri material. I'd be all over it.
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Expect to see my ugly mug all over the England rugby website in due course.
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One thing tonight has shown me though, I may be fit enough to run silly distances, but I have zero core strength and I still cannot regulate my temperature.
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