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Where did that come from?

November 28th, 2009 4 comments

I don’t know when this week became the week to push and to prove myself. But apparently it did. I should have got out running last night, but I was knackered after work, so I did what any brave and stout young fellow would have done: gave up on the idea and went to bed […]

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Accidental Progress

November 7th, 2009 2 comments

This morning I had a bit of an accident. My general plan was to skip the running last night, and instead go out this morning, as I’ve found my last few Saturdays have been low‐energy, wasted days, and I thought I’d see if starting with a run would help pick me up a bit. So, […]

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Ups and the Downs

October 25th, 2009 1 comment

Fantastic run today. I got an extra hour in bed because of the end of British Summer Time, which was a good start. Then I headed out to jog up Bridge Valley Road and around the Downs. I kept to a nice, steady pace — as you can see from the RunKeeper map/log/stats — and […]

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Coffee Shop Run

October 10th, 2009 Comments off

I just nipped out for a coffee in Clifton Village. But I went the long way round, as you can see here 🙂 This run includes a 5‐minute walking warm‐up at the start. So, just did a shade over 5km in about 40 minutes, including Bridge Valley Road. This picture gives an idea of what […]

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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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