Friday, 12 February 2010


the latest ive ever finished an event was on the 56mile 2008 bullock smithy where we finished at 02.56am. and the earliest i've ever started a run i reckon will be around 0430, but in summertime daylight hours.

today ive set a new record. i woke at 0230am and, unable to go back to sleep,headed out of the door at 0400am with the pooch for a two hour trot.

not a sole around. it was earily still and so quiet. no birdsong. all the sheep and cows were huddled lying down. a plane at 30000ft or so disturbed the peace at one point. it was cold and frosty and to be honest it felt more like sleep running to me. i'm like running early doors but 4am is perhaps just an hour too early even for me.

a 30miler tomorrow and thats me done for the week, totalling 65miles.

time for bed i think.


sbrt said...

Thats weird.
I did the same thing yesterday.

I was planning on going for a run anyway but not that early. Even the dog gave me a funny look.

Next time you are up early could you do a few miles for me so I can have a lie-in? ;o)

kate said...

wow! i had only just gone to sleep! nearer the time i think i might start doing some night runs but finishing before you get up :)

Julie said...

Hi Ultra Collie,
Bummer about not being able to fall back asleep. I am just got up in the middle of the night and went on a little two hour run:) I don't know if I could of done that because I can't function physically until 7:00 AM!! Have a great weekend:)

Andrew said...

Dave thats crazy but i'm impressed. Would you do it agian?

Hayfella said...

Luxury. We used to have to get up before we went to bed and our Dad would force us to go running...

ultra collie said...

sbrt - i blame the dogs

kate - they're the way to go. you can run through a town and pick up a kebab for fuel ;)

julie - i cant function after 7.00pm. have a great weekend too

andrew - oh yes. i see it as all part of mental toughening. or maybe just mental.

hf - thou were lucky..

Drunkeneuphoria said...

Thats one you'll always remember UC. I tried a 5am start week before last, only to be attacked by unleashed guard dogs on a public footpath. Put me off a bit + prefer a bit of breakfast in me.