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Steamy Day

August 31st, 2012 Comments off

I was due for my midweek run yesterday, but I got a call from some friends who were going to go ride on a steam train with their two boys — would I like to join them? It turned out that the steam train was on the Avon Valley line, starting from Bitton, which is, […]

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Mixing Jogging with Duty

August 28th, 2012 Comments off

I don’t usually mix jogging with anything else. I go out jogging, I come back home. This Sunday, though, I had a favour to do for a friend that dovetailed nicely with the jogging. So, I jogged out to Easton, fed my friend Emmeline’s cat, and jogged back again. This was good motivation, got me […]

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Eight, ten… Thirteen?

August 23rd, 2012 Comments off

I was only going to go out for a 10K last night, but it was a lovely evening, I was feeling fairly awake, and the towpath, though pretty muddy in places, gets even prettier past my normal turnoff. I usually just use the towpath for a quick shady jog out and back a few kilometres, […]

Long Time No See

August 16th, 2012 Comments off

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I had a bit of a break after my walking holiday. I’ve only been for a few runs since, this little 5K, a 6-and-a-half-K, and, yesterday, an 8-and-a-bit-K. So at least my distance figures are heading in the right direction… I have been keeping up the exercise momentum in […]

Ambleside Amble

July 19th, 2012 Comments off

More hiking yesterday. A quick 13km round trip to Ambleside. Nice. Snapped this tree with the little secondhand Panasonic LX3 I bought specially for hiking. Turned out quite well, I thought.

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Back Again (Again)

June 19th, 2012 Comments off

I’m getting better at getting back to running. I normally take a week or two off after a big event-type race; this time, after the Bristol 10K, it’s been more like a month. But I’m okay with that, and I knew it was likely. I spent a week and a bit in Crete (though I […]

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Third Time’s A Charm

April 15th, 2012 Comments off

I’m managing to keep up the momentum, it seems. Just came back from today’s 7.5K around Leigh Woods. I’m still not back up to the level of fitness that lets me get up that hill in one uninterrupted jog, but it didn’t take long to get my breath back at the picnic table after the […]

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Quick and Simple

February 26th, 2012 Comments off

The weekend before last, I ran 10K. Last weekend, I ran 7K through rain and mud to review those Adidas shoes. Both runs involved climbing from river level up to above the height of the Suspension Bridge. Today, I looked out of the window at the spring sunshine, and decided to give myself a break. […]

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Stretching my Legs

February 13th, 2012 Comments off

On Sunday, I felt pretty good, and the weather wasn’t quite as damn cold as it had been on Saturday, so I set out to do a respectable distance. I did my first 10K training jog the year, though Leigh Woods (handily, my normal Leigh Woods route plus a loop of the “purple path” works […]

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Resolution Run 3: Simple Six

January 18th, 2012 Comments off

Just a simple 6K along the towpath and back yesterday. I ran yesterday partly because I felt like it, and partly because it looked like it might be the last non-rainy day of the week. It was properly wintry yesterday, around 6C, but I was fine once I’d warmed up. Apart from that, nothing to […]

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