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clare1976 F45

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STATUS Cautiously building up again...

About Me
Discovered running in my mid-20's, best thing I ever did. Great for self confidence, fitness and weight loss (apart from when injured)!

Mum to 2 gorgeous boys (born in 2008/2011) and have had my best running years since becoming a Mum, perhaps due to an increased focus on juggling the balance between family, work and running and therefore making every session count.
Half marathons remain my preferred distance and I regularly do 5ks thanks to the awesomeness of parkrun. I also race the odd 10k and 5m usually as part of local leagues and whilst I will never be at the sharp end of the competition, I have been known to win the odd 2nd or 3rd in category in recent years.

Late 2015 / early 2016 was the pinnacle of my running 'career' and I set my lifetime best times across the board - whether or not any of these will be achievable in future who knows, but I train hard and smart with the slightly limited time I have whilst juggling family and full time work.

2019 will continue where 2018 left off, building on the improvements I made last year. My main aim is to get below 90 mins for HM again which gives me the option to run London in 2020, to bash out some sub-20 5ks and possibly to trouble some of my other short distance PBs. Marathons remain on the back burner, though I still have a sense of unfinished business so 2020 may be the year I go back, but that requires some base and endurance building in Autumn 2019, so it really depends how Spring goes first.

My overall priority remains to enjoy running, to keep fit, healthy and injury-free and to make every session count.
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Describe your ideal run, ride or swim.
Run - a long run with clubmates on rolling country lanes - not too hilly - in warm but not hot sunshine with the option of a slightly faster finish. Rounded off with tea and cake somewhere afterwards
Recent Blogs
Pre-amble to my 26.2 attempt.... Oct 2020
Kneegate update Mar 2020
Trying not to think the worst... Feb 2020
15 weeks since I last ran.... Feb 2020
The last 2 months... the emotions Feb 2020
Recent Training
24th Sep
General 1.9mi 12:01
24th Sep
General 2mi 12:40
23rd Sep
Marathon Pace 6.7mi 53:16
23rd Sep
General 2.2mi 15:05
23rd Sep
General 2.1mi 13:29
Planned Races Show more
Warwick Racecourse parkrun 25th Sep
Stratford-upon-Avon parkrun 25th Sep
London Marathon 3rd Oct
Coventry Half Marathon 31st Oct
Broadway Half 7th Nov
12 Month Benchmarks Run Bike
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Recent Threads
The sub 3.30 marathon thread
I've got unicorns in my basket
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