Monday, 24 May 2010

the last big push

after my commute into work (previous post) i was foolish enough to come back the same
i find running home at night after a day at work mentally harder as i just want to get back and have it over and done with
add to that the heat and the sight of mrs uc and a few beers at our local couldn't come soon enough
anyway 33 miles on a workday merits reward right?

next morning it was out again early doors for a run with my c2c human running accomplice richard (shown below stuffing his chops post said run)
4 hours of hard slog as the heat kept rising
by the end of it i felt a bit giddy
i hadn't eaten or drunk enough so the full monty breakfast roll from the posh nosh van in macc forest was eagerly devoured..charlie opting for a more purist organic sausage sandwich

the next morning, after a bbq and too much alcohol the night before, it was time to get out to complete my mission
a little 5 miler (topless would you believe it) and my goal of a 100 miles for the week had been achieved, sorry smashed!! with 102 miles bagged and tagged
in fact my first ever training week of three anyone can constantly hit those mileage levels beggars belief!
so nearly 6 months of training covering 1013 miles, with 5 weeks covering greater than 75 miles and my biggest back to back weeks totalling 141.5 miles.
never having trained for anything like this i just hope its enough, too late now if it isn't!
before hitting the bbq again i started plotting the route, getting as far as kirby stephen, 86 miles in..didn't feel too hard either!

and if you look carefully you can see one hot dog basking in the heat..leaving me to do all the hard can't get the staff these days!


4 Winds said...

Nothing beats post-run beers and a mellow knackered dog! When are you doing the Coast to Coast?

kate said...

awesome mileage! nice one. you've been reading too much running bear ;)

Julie said...

Hi Ultra Collie,
Holy crap! Holy miles....are you trying to make the rest of us look like lazy bums? Nice job on busting out the runs! Yes, I think that you deserved a beer!

I would maybe consider doing an ultra if I knew that I could walk some of it:) I would like to finish my marathon first...and live! I think I could finish an Ultra but I wouldn't have a super speedy time.

I hope that you have an excellent week!

ultra collie said...

4 winds - 12th june we launch our assault

kate - me running bear?

julie - i find ultras easier than marathon for the very reason i walk the ups and stop for food

Drunkeneuphoria said...

Looks like a good sandwich, worth 102 miles! Though Charlie's organic sandwich sounds healthier, he's obviously taking his prep very seriously ;¬)

Runningbear said...

Well done UC, utter dedication - you've inspired me out of my slobby state to get out there and run some miles, hope all goes well for you on the day. RB

ultra collie said...

de - you're right. he's tee-total too!

rb - cheers. think you'll inspire me to run faster maybe when its over

sbrt said...

The marketing worked again


ultra collie said...

sbrt - im a sucker for it. as well as a creator

Anonymous said...

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Emma said...

Have you hit taper madness yet??! - This time in 11 days..... do we get the 'sleeps' countdown?! Anyway never mind's Charlie?! ;-)


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