Chesterfield half marathon - raising money for Mind


#141


#142

The butterfly collector


#143

Big dipper obvs


#144

Just over half a half marathon :slightly_smiling_face:

3 weeks to go :grimacing:


#145

Short ‘recovery run’. Kraftwerk soundtrack got me stepping faster than usual pace :grinning:


#146

Your abstract shapes are rather disappointing at the moment.

They just look like the path of a guy going for a run or something.


#147

What’s the target? Do you think you can crack 2 hours?


#148

Yes when I began I may have foolishly toyed with the idea of target times and what may be achievable. However the reality of injuries and my starting point soon fucked that off!

My target is to finish, and to run continuously with no walking etc. If I look at my comfortable pace that avoids the issues I’ve had in training then 2 hours 30 mins is more like a reasonable thing to go for. This may not seem awfully fast or ambitious but I keep having to say I’m a fast twitch short legged non runner so believe me finishing this will be a major achievement.

When half marathon runners can squat their bodyweight and do 30 pull ups then I’ll change my tune :smile:


#149

This happened.


#150

I didn’t realise you could get a bus to Ombersley on Sundays.

Seriously though, good effort. No major harm done I hope.

VB


#151

Noose with a lot of slack :+1:


#152

Cheers Graeme. It hurts everywhere, and Hel is refusing to call me an ambulance :tired_face:


#153

I won’t ask what she is calling you.

As long as nothing suddenly ‘went’ though, and your feet are not a mass of blisters, you could well be in a fit state to do it again in a couple of weeks.

VB


#154

Well done Wayne, that’s a big leap.


#155

After mile 9 everything started screaming for attention from my feet, ankles, calves but it wasn’t injury so I ignored it and ploughed on albeit pretty slowly.

I’m very lucky as I haven’t suffered any problems with blisters etc. I do get very sore arches and heels on a long run though and these need a good working on with a hockey ball to soften them up.


#156

You’re an ambulance

Better?


#157

Neeee-naasaaw!


#158

Apparently this is a ‘recovery run’ :thinking:


#159

Staffordshire Bull Terrier head


#160

Nice long run Wayne.

In my expert opinion, you’re going to be absolutely fine for this.