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Another day, another run!

August 15th, 2009 Comments off

It’s been an unsettled day in Bristol, and I’ve felt a bit unsettled myself, including having a bit of a headache. Despite that, I managed to go out for my run, and I think I feel better for it. I was unsettled enough to forget my water bottle, but luckily I’ve been drinking a fair […]

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Week 4, Run 1: Long but doable

August 13th, 2009 3 comments

Go me! Just back from my longest run so far, the first run of week four. I was running with a beta version of Get Running on the iPhone, so I’m glad it worked fine. I really couldn’t do it without the voice prompts, especially the ones that tell me that I’m halfway through, or […]

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The Rule of Thirds

August 10th, 2009 2 comments

Third run, third week, and by my calculations, that makes me a third of the way through the Couch to 5K! Go me! Today’s run was unexpectedly hard — harder than Saturday’s, oddly, considering I was quite knackered on Saturday. I suppose I’ve not had a real, proper rest day for my legs: on Friday […]

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Week Three, Run Two

August 8th, 2009 1 comment

Just a quick update — I did indeed go for a nap, then get out for my run. And it seemed a lot easier than the last one, too, which is encouraging, especially as I was so tired this morning! So – never underestimate the power of a power nap! Never shying from the geeky, […]

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Skipping a Day

August 8th, 2009 1 comment

Yesterday, all else being equal, would have been a run day for me. Certainly Get Running suggested it would be. But, I think one of the many helpful ways to stick to an exercise plan is to look ahead and be realistic about when you just can’t fit things in. And yesterday was one of […]

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Entering Week Three

August 5th, 2009 3 comments

When I got home from work, the humidity-switched extractor fan in the bathroom was still running from this morning. It normally switches off after five minutes. It’s that kind of day: hot and humid. But I was ready for a run anyway. Today was the first day of week three, where the walk/run pattern kicks […]

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A Bridge Just Far Enough, Thank You

August 2nd, 2009 3 comments

Just back from the last run of week two. This was quite difficult, but I put that down to the fact that I’d already traipsed around the Harbour Festival for a few hours earlier in the day, where I also picked up a (very minor) bit of sunburn. Also, I reckon I was running faster! […]

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