Wednesday, 25 August 2010

On the final straight

Another 8 miles but I went too long between runs this week and last so I have to take an XP forfeit.
From now on it's one extra lap per week, plus a short run mid-week.

Location = Clissold Park
Ran 8 miles = +11 XP
Time = 81min55sec= 10min15 per mile = +0 XP
8 day gap this week = -1 XP
8 day gap last week = -1 XP
Total = 9 XP

Grand Total = 69 XP - GAAAAAH!!!  1 XP short.

Gorgeous and sunny with the occasional gust of wind this morning.  And the fair-weather joggers were out in force.

8 miles = 40 GP

Cute female joggers (x5) = +10 GP

Interesting things:

Awesome off-road forklift - wants.  = +1 GP
Three pushchair mums side by side on the running track, grrrrr = +1 GP

Subtotal = 52 GP

So that's 74 gold total.  I think I'll buy an MP3 player (40 GP) and some decent sports headphones (30 GP)

LVL: 3
XP: 69
Gold: 4

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

8 Mile

So much for my 'running every other day' thing.  Nonetheless I made up for it with an 8 mile run.  I'm officially knackered, but I managed to keep to exactly 10 mins per mile all the way round.

Location = Clissold Park
Ran 8 miles = +11 XP
Time = 79min44sec= 9min58 per mile = +0 XP
Total = 11 XP

Grand Total = 60 XP

Almost nothing happened :(  Tuesday morning drizzle kept the park fairly quiet.

8 miles = 40 GP

Cute female joggers (x1) = +2 GP

Interesting things:

 Red and blue slurpy in a spiderman cup - WANT = +1 GP
An impromptu fireman's pole comprising a wooden post, the iron park fence and a streetsign on the pavement outside.  Plus the line of kids waiting to try it - hooray for ingenuity! = +3 GP

Subtotal = 46 GP

So that's 92 gold total.  That's a lotta cash.  As I'm going for the 8 mile theme I think I'll get the plain white t-shirt (15GP) and the branded cap (25GP) plus the thin hooded top (30GP).  Chuck a bandana under that and you have the man himself...

LVL: 3
XP: 60
Gold: 22

Monday, 9 August 2010

Like a stoned and horny tortoise

A bit late but I got my six miles in - slower than a stoned tortoise though.

Monday mornings Clissold Park is apparently chock full of honies.

Location = Clissold Park
Ran 6 miles = +7 XP
Time = 60min25sec= 10min04 per mile = +0 XP
Total = 7 XP

Grand Total = 49 XP

Oh my, the ladies.

6 miles = 30 GP

Cute female joggers (x4) = +8 GP

Interesting things:

Cute female Power Walker - do people still do this? = +2 GP

Subtotal = 40 GP

So that's 46 gold total.  I think I'll go boring and bank the whole lot this time.

LVL: 3
XP: 49
Gold: 46

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Getting back into the run of things

Another 3 mile run.  I'm going to start running much more frequently now - this weekend then every third day next week then every other day thereafter until the half-marathon.


Location = Clissold Park
Ran 3 miles = +3 XP
Time = 28min29sec= 9min40 per mile = +0 XP
Total = 3 XP

Grand Total = 42 XP

Not that much going on today

3 miles = 15 GP
Running in heatwave = +3 GP

Cute female joggers (x2) = +4 GP

Interesting things:

A man in formal jogging attire (white trainers and shorts, blue long-sleeved shirt and brown knit tank top - I kid you not!) = +3 GP

Total = 25 GP

Leaving me with 26 gold seeing as I spent almost everything on my funky new trainers last time.  As I ran in the t-shirt I got for doing the marathon last year I thought I'd go with that and buy the charity t-shirt (20gp).  I'll also take off the shades for now as without them my D&Dogwalkers character will be wearing exactly the same outfit as I usually wear when running:

LVL: 3
XP: 42
Gold: 6