whw 19.02.10

whw 19.02.10
A cold winters morning.

Saturday, 7 January 2012


Well thats my first full week back training and the first week of the year. Its not as good a week as last year, but its a start. So is it a good idea to run 50 miles your first week back training, as well as being injured !  Well i have been running for over 32 years now and my body is conditioned to running, i have no problem in running 70 miles a week though i do sleep alot when i do. The problems i have now are i dont run very fast to start with, so i wont be running fast for me for about 6 weeks.

Goals For 2012.
I would like to run as i did last year, but with my main aim, being the glenmore 24 hr race, where i would like to run 100 miles in 24hrs.
Failing to plan is planning to fail.


6pm. House to grt western rd along to kilbowie roundabout and back.

Total Mileage.    7.2 miles.
Weeks Mileage.  50.2 miles.
Years Mileage.   50.2 miles.

Friday, 6 January 2012


Today is my day off, so after visiting my mum, i ran up kilbowie road along bearsden road, up pendickle and along maxwell avenue. This gave me a 7.5 mile run for today. Weather was good though started to rain the last mile.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


6.30AM. Ran to work along grt western road. 5.4 miles.
18.00      Ran home from work along grt western road 5.4 miles.
            Total Mileage. 10.8 miles.
The weather today was just so nice, no wind and no rain during both my runs.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


Well this was my first day back at work and i had to do a 12hr shift. So at 8pm i was heading home with the familiar sound of wind in my ears and rain in my face. Did i think, just get the train home tonight, no not once. Im so glad i did my run home and managed 6.5 miles. With a large smile on my face, cause if  you can run in this weather, it just makes it so easy when its light and the sun is shining.
Total mileage, 6.5m.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Well here goes, in 2011 i trained harder than anyother year, the last being 1994.
My calf injury stayed away for most of the year.
The main thing last year was from january onwards, i raced alot of 5k park runs, with a 7.5m warm up and 7.5m warm down. My mileage was 60/70 miles a week.
I lost a bit of weight due to training hard, though i kept the carbs high with wine/beer.
Well, when i look back i actually a very good year racing.

Glasgow to Edinburgh,
 ran a pb, though i went off too fast and my ankle swelled up like a balloon in the last 8 miles or so.

Highland Fling,
ran a pb again ! with the day being very warm and getting rid of last years twisted ankle at 19miles. Then running 33 miles with a torn ligament and alot of pain killers.

WHW Race,
again, i ran a pb, in horrible wet, windy conditions.

Devil o The Highlands,
Again ! another pb, with it being a very hot day.

So what happened after the devil, why didnt i do the glenmore 24 hr race and keep the hard work of the year keep going. Well my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer in both lungs and cancer of the throat as well. 50 years of smoking catches up eventually. My father passed away after 6 weeks of being diagnosed.
Sometimes u dont want to run, this was only the first time since i was 13 years old, i didnt want to run.
Now the wheels are on again, im training again, i cant wait to get fit again and im looking forward to another year racing and just jogging for jesus !

Hope everyone has a excellent 2012 and stay fit.


Ran to my mums 3.5 miles and had a coffee. Ran home again giving me another 3.5 miles.
Total Mileage. 7 miles.

Monday, 2 January 2012


Ran 5.7 miles along the forth and clyde canal to maryhill, then ran through garscube estate then home. My calf was niggly but not too bad.

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Did a 6.5 mile run tonight, my calf got sore after 2 miles, so will be plodding the new year with a limp.
Frank Horwill, the athletics coach passed away this week, he was a super coach and alot of my training when i was younger was based on his coaching.
Happy New Year to Everyone,