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Training Run 19. Week 4 completed at 32.4 miles! 11 miles today which, when I set out, I thought I’d run at marathon pace (around 07:25 is the pace I really want to run @brightonmarathonweekend at).... I soon found I was easily running faster, so just let myself cruise along at a comfortable pace. I know I should be slowing myself down and all that, but I wasn’t pushing hard (apart from the last mile), so I’m just going to see how things go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Fitness #Selfie #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #Sunshine #Freckles #Smile #HovePromenade #RunningStatistics #TrainingRun #Run #SundayRunday #LongRunSunday

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Training Run 18 was ParkRun 58. I REALLY don’t suit hats 😂 Cold.... VERY windy.... a little bit of rain.... plenty of drizzle blown off the sea. What a gross run. It was hard to pick up any sort of pace. Good run though. Time to get cozy under the covers on such a grim day . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Selfie #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #Drizzle #Freckles #Beanie #HovePromParkRun #Windy #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 17!! Beautiful morning, but pretty windy (hence the hair)!! Intervals early in the morning on an empty stomach is definitely not the one!! I should have got something in me to give me some energy because that was REALLY hard. I tried to keep the fast miles within 6:10-6:30, which I just managed to do. I would like to have gone harder at the end, but I had nothing left!! . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Selfie #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #IntervalRunning #Freckles #BadHair #HovePromenade #Windy #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 16!! A steady 7 miles. Hard work battling against 20 mph SW winds for miles 2-4!! Plenty of help pushing me home from 4-7!! Had a little ‘pit stop’ so snapped myself by something that I always see on my runs, but never have time to photograph!! I love the art in Brighton and Hove!! . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Selfie #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #Art #Freckles #SteadyRun #HoveLagoon #StreetArt #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 15. Accidental picture, so decided to use it. Pretty standard run. Nothing exciting to report. Just a little 4 miles 👍🏽 . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Selfie #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #LightingEffext #Freckles #Speedy #Beach #Green #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 14. That run was hard work and horrible, despite what my smile may say. Trying to run at (what will hopefully be my) marathon pace of 7:25 min/mile. Felt great at the beginning, but fighting against 19mph winds for a good six miles really took it out of me!! I had no energy at the end (and forgot to pause my @garminuk when I took this photo 🤦🏼‍♂️). Happy to have it in the bag though 👍🏽 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Selfie #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #WindSwept #Freckles #LongRun #Beach #BadHairDay #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 13 5 steady miles.... which weren’t really ‘steady’. My knees were feeling better, so ran a steady mile 1 and then managed to pick up some comfortable pace for mile 2.... decided to just try and get some negative splits and managed a good overall pace. 30 seconds a mile faster than yesterday’s run 👍🏽 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #NoFilter #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #Injury #Freckles #NegativeSplits #Beach #PainFree #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 12. This was meant to be hill training yesterday, but my knees are still damn sore... so I rested yesterday and went for an easy 5 miles today on my rest day. Started off nice and easy and then felt good so pushed it a little harder at the end 😬🙄🤦🏼‍♂️ Stuck some cream on my (scabby) knee to help lubricate the splitting skin ☹️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #NoFilter #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #Injury #Freckles #HiViz #StreetLight #Pain #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 11. An easy 6 miles running on two very sore knees. Pain to begin with and then it subsided. Kept it easy until the last mile where I ramped it up a little. Wonderful sunset out there tonight, so a non filtered selfie!! . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #NoFilter #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #Injury #Freckles #SunsetSelfie #Sunset #Pain #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 10 didn’t start very well. After speaking with @shoulder_runner and then seeing this @runnersworlduk article, I decided that ACTUALLY running my easy runs at a slower pace would make sense.... so I set off for my easy four miles aiming for a 7:30-7:40 min mile pace. All was going well until I was crossing the road at Kingsway on Hove seafront (the main road that runs along the seafront). I got halfway across the road and then managed to trip on the kerb of a traffic island!! I went down on both knees (😏) and landed on my shoulder. Sprawled out in the middle of the road with LOTS of cars queuing at the traffic lights. Needless to say I just peeled myself off the tarmac and ran on like nothing had happened. In loads of pain from then on... the feeling of blood trickling down my leg weirding we out!! Should definitely remember to lift my feet when going a little slower 🤦🏼‍♂️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #LegsForDays #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #Injury #Freckles #RunningInjury #EasyRun #Pain #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 9. My ‘long run’ of 10 miles. Decided to try and run a consistent 7 min mile.... but ran 6:57/6:56/7:01/6:58/6:57/6:55/6:58/6:57/6:52/6:37 God damn Mile 3 ruining everything 😂 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Sweaty #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #Splits #Freckles #LongRun #LongRunSunday #Timer #TrainingRun #Run

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Training Run 8 4 miles, so a quick ParkRun and then an extra 0.9 to finish it off!! Ran my best time at ParkRun since May ‘18. Was NOT expecting that!! May be a fluke, may be my change in diet (trying to go no meat, no dairy) or may just be the training!! Happy with it though. Felt really good and strong. Maybe a ParkRun PB will be on the cards sooner than expected!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Sweaty #BrightonMarathon #Vegan #Smile #Freckles #Diet #FeelingFast #Selfie #NewYearNewMe #Run

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Training Run 7 First lot of interval training. Happy with the pace and splits, but wish they had been negative. Far too tired to really push myself on the last mile!! The sea on Hove beach was ridiculously calm today. Very eerie!! . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Sweaty #BrightonMarathon #Selfie #Intervals #Freckles #IntervalTraining #Splits #Calm #NewYearNewMe #Run

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Training Run 6 pt. 2 I promised myself I’d finish the 5 miles after work.... and I did!! 5km this afternoon and the rest this evening/early morning!! Through the door at 00:16 and out again by 00:20!! Running so late at night is weird. The streets and roads are wonderfully empty and quiet. It felt like I could have run for ages. Hi-Viz on to keep me visible, but I did feel mildly vulnerable. All the Murder podcasts I listen to probably don’t help that anxiety, but make you think and make you stay safe (SSDGM @myfavoritemurder). Proud I did it!! Now off to sleep . . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Sweaty #BrightonMarathon #Selfie #WinnersDontQuit #Freckles #SSDGM #Map #MidnightRun #NewYearNewMe #Run

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Training Run 6... FAIL!!! Went to bed early with the best intentions. My alarm went off to get out for my 5 miles and then give me plenty of time to get ready for work.... but I fell back asleep 😫 I could have just not bothered, but I knew I’d be even more disappointed in myself, so I busted out a little 5km instead which only gave me 20 mins to get showered and ready to head off to work. Finishing late, but I think I’ll put the miles in tonight!! . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Sweaty #BrightonMarathon #Selfie #Fail #Freckles #RunFail #Map #Unhappy #NewYearNewMe #Run

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Sometimes the smallest runs can be the hardest. I did take a really random route and decided to go up a few more hills than I normally do (I hate hills). Wearing my @parkrunuk Milestone t-shirt for no real reason other than a bit of pride . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Sweaty #BrightonMarathon #Selfie #Milestone #Freckles #LastRunOf2018 #Map #ParkLife #Smile #Run

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Just because everyone else is doing it!! Happy that once again my marathon finisher shot is Number 1 and that my second 100km London2Brighton made the cut. Proud that 2018 brought me new PBs across the board!! Looking forward to trying to squeeze some more races in next year and finally getting round to running a 10km event (got my PB during the Brighton Half)!! . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Sweaty #BrightonMarathon #Selfie #2018BestNine #Freckles #BestOf2018 #NewPB #PersonalBest #Smile #2018

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Marathon Training Run 4. The toughest part about that run was actually getting going!! Managed an epic sleep and just wanted to stay cosy in bed and have a lazy Sunday morning!! Work today forces me out the door eventually once I’d left it all to the last minute. For anyone who has ever done @brightonmarathonweekend you’ll recognise the dreaded Power Station!! Tired, but strong. First week done. One run skipped. Annoyed at myself, but it’s been Christmas and friends birthdays, so I’ll just make sure I do better next week!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . #InstaRunner #ParkRun #Marathoner #Inspiration #Running #UltraRunner #Strava #Garmin #Gay #GayRunner #InstaGay #GayFitness #Motivation #RunningMan #FitBit #Asics #MarathonRunner #WorkOut #Gay #Fitness #Sweaty #BrightonMarathon #Selfie #GreyDay #Freckles #Sleepy #Lazy #TrainingPlan #Smile #Winter

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