Finds!

Well im finding that a days rest everynow and again helps.  Well I knew that anyway but for once I actually listened to my body when on wednesday night my legs were just saying no just don’t do it tomorrow. Then on thursday morning I thought “hey they’re ok I could run” and common sense kicked in people! I actually thought about it and gave it a day off.  I looked at my stats which I rarely seem to do these days and realised I had run a 50 mile week with 30 miles in the last 3 days which is is maybe overdoing it, truth is im enjoying being out with murph so much I dont really notcie the miles.  If you add on the miles we walk too its no wonder the legs protest.

So a few runs since and today i made a find. A find find.

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Surfboard with leash and fins intact just washing in overnight.  Not sure what I’m gonna do with it as I dont surf (though i could learn) but a find is a find – So I ran back 3 miles with it
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Extreme closeup
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Hide and seek – spot the dog?
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Poser
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Rockfall

Lifes good

Murph and I ran another 6 miles yesterday – He loves it, puts me to shame, when im flagging and he gambols off into the distance its a good feeling though as I know he’s not even really putting any effort into it and clearly enjoys the whole thing. Today we just walked 4 as the ankle still plays up a bit. Its good to be able to do either as I feel. So yeah … lifes good!

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Taking a break
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Checking out the way ahead
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New rockfall – right where I warned the “geologist” to get from under the cliffs a few months ago. Would take a bit of digging to get him out from under there
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Chilling in the fields

My thats a biggun!

To what am I referring?  Who has the dirtiest mind out there (Dont answer I think I know!)

This of course!

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Fresh giant cliff collapse!

Wish I’d been around when it happened – must have been spectacular!  The stack on the left is still standing too!  So I had to investigate

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Wonder how many tonnes it is?

I had a scramble over it nosing for fossils but found nowt.  Bit wary of what might still be to come so kept within arrrghhhggh shit run distance

I did another 7 miles and everything is feeling pretty great at the moment, less pain and stiffness from foot afterwards too.

Apart from the rockfall it was pretty spectacular as usual!

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Boxing Day heart attacks

So for xmas I got a Suunto Ambit – cheers mum & dad! My Garmin was fine but the battery doesnt last more than 4 hours and this year I’m going to be out past that at least a few times. It also came with a heart rate monitor which of course I had to try out. I’ve never used one before but didnt notice it was there so I may use it again as the data is interesting. At this point all the heart rate based runners here might want to look away!

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So I’m no data expert but I have a feeling I’m not meant to be spending the vast majority of the run in the hard and very hard categories and lets not talk about the 8 minutes running at max. I’m kinda sceptical as surely these are arbitrary categories and the watch has no clue what’s hard for me :p  I also noticed that where I’m working really hard has less to do with pace but rather the terrain so my HR climbs when I’m on the rocks.

I think it will all make more sense once I’ve got a wider base of data to terrify myself with. I’ll give the watch a review once I’ve used it for a while too.

As for the run it was a beautiful boxing day on the beach.

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Suns out
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Hot cross jellyfish!
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Slices of rockfall

 

Old runs, new faces

Misty,rainy morning run to the beach as much to just stretch the legs as anything else as I knew the tide was on its way in.  Had a good play around the immediate area though, some hill repeats during which I found this new face

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Then a hop down to the beach to get some swifter rock running in to satisfy the need to bounce around a bit.

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Pausing to check on the rockfall removal process

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Result – tide needs to work harder

Found a fossil for Mawil1

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Looks like the remains of a big ammonite

Then off looking for a christmas tree – at the beach ofc.  It now seems to be a tradition (if a 2 year thing can be a tradition) to find my tree at the beach. I wasn’t blogging last christmas so I don’t think last years tree made it here, I’ll have to see if I can find a photo.

But here is this years effort!

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I am officially the worlds worst tree decorator (to be fair thats all I have to decorate it with) but considering I ran nearly 3 miles with the very heavy and unweidly thing I ofc love it

 

2 miles of ass haulin’ and 5 of haulin’ ass

I think that sums up my runs at the moment. Always around 2 miles befor it feels good and I want to do more and more! Hop skip jump around the beach.

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Run all the rocks! And past the fishermen!
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Past the fishing boat
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Past rocks with holes
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Past the rockfall – No real change yet – Perhaps this tide thing takes longer than i thought. Im so impatient

Oh yeah and I took a look at runkeeper which I rarely do these days and sometime last week I passed my 1000th running mile!  In fcat I’m on 1020 now :p  Damn I really am no good at stats

Racing the unraceable

Finished work and flew to the beach, it was going to be a close run thing but I knew the sun was going to disappear in a matter of minutes. Skates on!

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Going.  Just in time to see it start setting over Devon (NB not a giant shark fin)
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Going. Still see it?
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Gone

So I raced the sun. Next up why not the tide which was coming in but had left me a small window of opportunity.

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A stretch of sand is all I need.

Flew down the sand and back up before the tide hit the pebbles. Raced the tide.

Also of note was this fresh rockfall

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Judging by the fresh dirt it went last night or this morning.
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Oddly enough I had taken a photo of this section last month as I noticed that the “pavement” under the cliff was strangely clear for once – I also ran along it ….

So it will be interesting to see how the sea removed the new fall and I intend to photograph it through time.

Amazing the things you can do and find in a quick 4 mile run!