completed in an average time of 3:57.02

50 Marathons in 50 Days
17 July –  4 September

Unreal! First off, I admire you greatly for taking on this formidable challenge
Dean Karnazes




Lovely sunny morning for parkrun duties and a record number of 252 participants for week five. Great to see some of the guys.


Day111 OMC 520 miles


Blistering hot day; even hot in the evening, but ended up doing an impromptu interval session. Quite surprised at 13 stone to still be able to at least run 400 metre repeats in around 90 seconds a lap. Untimed standing recoveries [about 2-3 minutes] so not high quality stuff but pleasing none-the-less. 1.33, 1.31, 1.30, 1.31, 1.34, 1.35 Funny to see watch logging them at 0.26 or 0.27 rather than the usual 0.24 of a mile [is the same bloody 400 metre track lap each time/week.


Day109 OMC 518 miles

lon mon

Only ended up jogging a couple of miles on way to pick up London Marathon volunteering kit. Heart just not in it today.


Day105 OMC 502 miles


So apparently according to the Cooper Test for a man in his 40s you are in trouble [30% greater risk of heart problems etc] if you can’t run a 10 minute mile but you are in top notch shape if you can run an 8 minute mile. A 7 minute mile puts you in the 30s top notch group. Yippee, I have gained some years.

It has been so nice this week to have a bit of time to speed read some books on running.

Day102 OMC 502 miles


Should be working over Easter but can’t help reading some running books; even though not doing any long stuff this year.


Day101 OMC 502 miles