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The Tide Is High, I’m Holding On…

October 8th, 2009 1 comment

Actually, to be fair, the tide wasn’t high. My run took me along the Portway again tonight, next to the river, and it was very much low tide, with the steep, muddy banks of the Avon glistening on my port side. But I was listening to Blondie’s Greatest Hits, so the song was in my […]

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Well, That Was Easier Than I Thought It Would Be

October 6th, 2009 1 comment

Wow! I just ran up Bridge Valley Road. Well, I say “ran”; actual runners might take issue. But it was a definite jog, at least. I’d dug around for advice on teh intarwebs, and basically just started off the hill nice and slowly, with a shorter pace than my on‐the‐flat running. And I kept it […]

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Uphill Struggle

October 5th, 2009 1 comment

Just a quick check‐in: I’m still alive. My run today was a bit rubbish — I’d forgotten that bit of the A4 Portway between me and my target hill, Bridge Valley Road, was closed all day today. They’re doing rockface safety checks, basically making sure that no falling rocks are likely to kill any pedestrians […]

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It’s All Uphill From Here

October 3rd, 2009 2 comments

So, tomorrow I should do another run, if I’m going to keep up my normal pattern. And I think I’ve decided what I’m going to do. It’s time to tackle something different. Something terrifying. A hill. Those of you who know Bristol know that it’s mainly hills, in fact. There’s not many flat bits, and […]

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What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been

October 1st, 2009 3 comments

FX: Fanfare. Brrrrup‐pa‐pa‐pa‐pa‐paaa‐paaaah! Whoo‐hoo! Tonight was Week 9, Run 3 of the Couch to 5K. Earlier on, I made a decision about tonight. Instead of the time, it would be about the distance. Because I don’t think, in all honesty, that you can say you’ve completed the Couch to 5K until you’ve actually, you know, […]

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