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Back On the Road Again

April 12th, 2013 Comments off

Good news: I got back out for a little run last night. Even better news: mentally, at least, it was good. It wasn’t the struggle of the last two runs, so I reckon they may have felt bad just because I was going down with flu. It was just 4K down the Portway and back, […]

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Simple 5K

March 17th, 2013 Comments off

Today I stopped my post-Bath Half lazing around and started my seven-week countdown to the Bristol 10K by nipping out for an easy 5K up Bridge Valley Road and around a bit of the Downs. It felt ploddy, and I really wasn’t feeling the joy, even though the weather was unusually sunny (i.e. it wasn’t […]

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Don’t Be A Fair-Weather Runner

February 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Recently, I seem to have been a bit of a fair-weather runner. Do you know that feeling? You look out of the window at the dark skies and the rain, and decide that you could just as well go running tomorrow, when it might be nicer. If, like me, you live in England, you’ll already […]

Morning Post

February 2nd, 2013 Comments off

Look at my morning’s post. I think there’s a hint there that I should be training a fair bit during February. To get the month off to a good start, I went for a 7.5K jog up Bridge Valley Road and around the Downs in today’s lovely sunshine.

I Aten’t Ded

January 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Yes, not blogged for a while. Sorry. Blogging and running have both taken a bit of a back-burner, with both my fortieth birthday and the weather getting in the way a bit… My last run was a while back. Last Friday, I at least went on a 10K photo walk through the fresh snow, which […]

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Lest I Forget…

December 19th, 2012 Comments off

…I nipped out for a 5K on Sunday. Just up Bridge Valley Road and around a small chunk of the Downs, and back to Clifton Village for lunch. Luckily I found a gap in the rain! I’ll try to get out again tomorrow or Friday; looking at the weather forecast, Friday might be the better […]

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A Walk Instead

November 20th, 2012 Comments off

I was going to head out into Sunday’s sunshine for a pleasant daytime jog, but I got a call from a couple of very hungover friends who had ambitions on fresh air a bit further afield. We ended up doing this circular walk from Blagdon including Burrington Ham. It was a good way to spend […]

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Back to the Portway

October 28th, 2012 Comments off

Since my fastest ever half marathon, I’ve not done any jogging. Partly this is the usual break I take after every big long race. Partly it’s because I’ve been very busy. I took on a four-week contract at my old workplace at the same time I was still working on the Android version of Get […]

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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Getting Longer

August 19th, 2012 Comments off

Carrying on with the training regime for the Bristol Half, I nipped out this morning for my first 10K jog for a while. Apart from the humidity and the occasional overly-muddy section of towpath (yes, surprisingly, it’s been raining in England again recently…) it went well. I was taking it easy. I stopped for a […]

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