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New Year’s Resolutions: Journeys, not Destinations

December 29th, 2011 2 comments

I’m ill. Which is fine. I’d specifically planned to do bugger-all during the period between Christmas and New Year, and if you’re going to loaf about unshaven for a few days, you might as well fit a cold in while you do it. It helps that — so far — it’s just a regular winter […]

Back Out There

October 12th, 2011 Comments off

Today I woke up tired and with a headache, after a bad night’s sleep. Oddly, though, I still felt the urge to go out for my first jog since the Bristol Half. I’ve been meaning to get back out pounding the streets for a couple of weeks now, but my change in routine — I […]

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Plodding Along

August 10th, 2011 Comments off

Since my last angst-filled posts, I have managed to get out a couple of times, but I’m not back even to twice-a-week running yet. Still. On the plus side, last Sunday I got out for a 10K run through Leigh Woods, albeit with a bit of a walking break on the steep bits. This weekend […]

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New Toy

May 1st, 2011 Comments off

I took a new toy out running with me last night. I’ve been thinking about getting a heart rate monitor for a while now, and when I found out that RunKeeper lets you easily throw Garmin devices’ data at their website, the Garmin Forerunner 305 — currently on offer for around £110 on Amazon UK […]

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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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Winter Fitness Class

October 1st, 2010 Comments off

Just a quick 5K down the Portway for me this evening. After I got back, I signed up for one of RunKeeper’s new “virtual FitnessClasses”, which I’m hoping will give me a training plan to stick to through the winter. My half-marathon speed was really quite rubbish — hardly surprising given that I’ve never pushed […]

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