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Unlikely Speed

October 31st, 2010 Comments off

Yeah. Not entirely sure I believe the last few kilometres of RunKeeper’s log for today’s run: Especially considering the pace over the last couple of kilometres measured around 1.5 minutes per kilometre. Although I suppose I would probably have needed that kind of speed to fly over the Avon Gorge and several tall buildings like […]

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Into the Woods

October 24th, 2010 Comments off

A nice five miles through Leigh Woods today. It was another alternating walk/run according to the training plan thingy I’m following with RunKeeper, and that helped me up my running pace a bit. Well, apart from on the steeper hills 🙂 Today’s photo is from Leigh Woods. Leigh Woods is mostly National Trust‐owned, and a […]

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A Return to Normal

October 10th, 2010 Comments off

After last Sunday’s disastrous couldn’t-even-run run, a happy return to normal this morning. I didn’t get out for a mid‐week run — that plan got clobbered by a Flickr meet and going to see William Gibson at the Bristol Festival of Ideas. But I finally got out today, and did a very similar route to […]

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Getting Out There

July 20th, 2010 3 comments

I’m going to try to get out twice on weekdays this week, because it’s been ages since I’ve done that. I seem to have degenerated into a one‐midweek, once‐at‐the‐weekend pattern, mostly since the Bristol 10K. I think I need to start building the average miles up a bit again, and get out when I can. […]

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Sore Feet

July 17th, 2010 Comments off

My feet seem to be a bit achey after running recently. It suddenly occurred to me that, even though it only seems like a few weeks ago that I bought a new pair of shoes, it might actually have been rather longer. And that’s where a blog comes in handy. I first bought proper running […]

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But Is It Art?

May 27th, 2010 Comments off

Just went for a simple 5K along the towpath tonight, nice and easy. Although RunKeeper’s showing it as a slow 6K, because I included the warm‐up and cool down, and forgot to stop the tracking when I’d finished the cool down… About the only thing of note — apart from the rather lovely view I […]

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The Day Before

May 8th, 2010 2 comments

Despite what I said last time, I didn’t get a chance to run last weekend, so I’ve had a full week off. Which feels fine to me. And tomorrow, I run the Bristol 10K 🙂 I’ll be starting off in the second of the two groups — i.e. with the slow people, at the back […]

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April 26th, 2010 Comments off

Just a very quick update tonight. I took last week off after my 15K effort last Sunday, but I got back on the road again tonight. It was a nice easy 5K out along the Portway. I had intended to go down the towpath on the other side of the river, but I was confounded […]

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Built for Comfort

April 3rd, 2010 1 comment

Welcome to the 100th blog posting on Matt Gets Running 🙂 To mark the occasion, here’s a video of my (Good) Friday run, along the Avon Gorge towpath, up the hill into Leigh Woods, around a little detour—to reverse out of some of the worst of the mud I ran into!—and then back to the […]

This May Be the Beginning of a Week Off

February 28th, 2010 Comments off

As you know, I’ve been having problems with my hip — well, in fact my hip and the top bit of my left‐hand gluteal muscle, or “upper arse”, as I believe it’s technically known. I reckon it may be down to shoes, so yesterday I went shopping. In Moti, the advice was basically, “well, if […]

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