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Wife (to Shaun), Mother (to Danni), Dog walker of Archie the JRX, improving cyclist, reformed gym bunny, broken runner Collector of exercise DVDs & equipment. Cake is my weakness together with cider (Westons only thanks)and brandy. Noisy spectator of running & cycling events. Owner of Tribby the campervan

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

A long windy one !

Yesterday was an amazing day to run - a bit cold and extremely windy, but at least it was dry (well for me anyway!)   Normally during the week my maximum mileage would only be about 4 or 5 but as you will all know I'm trying to build my mileage to enable me to take part in the Brighton Half Marathon on 17th February.  Following the last run I did to 6 miles I was a bit worried about adding anymore but it had to be done.   The aim was to do between 7 and 8, the further the better.   Unfortunately I hadn't actually reckoned on the wind being so bad.

I took some photos and a short video once I got down to the beach - the waves were very loud and some of the promenade had been reclaimed by the beach!

I had to turn back at 3 1/2 miles as the light was going and I didn't have my headtorch, otherwise I would have pushed on to Splashpoint for a 4 mile turnaround but never mind, I'm happy with 7 and a bit miles and feeling more confident that Brighton is do-able.  Fingers crossed.


  1. Great to read the miles are picking up again, as well as your confidence. A relaxed, positive mind will help you over the next week to maybe get one more long run in and then make an educated decision as to whether you want to do the half. Full credit to you for making a sensible, gradual return Lil B. I'll be raceside for Brighton Half Marathon (Sunday week) so will hopefully see you there! Matt.

  2. Amazing scenery for a run! If you can run in that wind, Brighton should be a breeze (bad pun, sorry).


  3. Well jel - love seaside running and could almost imagine myself running next to you there....