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July 11th, 2012 Comments off

Tuesday: just a simple 4K along the towpath. At some point the towpath will stop having huge puddles, but I’m not holding my breath.

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July 6th, 2012 Comments off

Bah. Just as I was crowing about how I’m getting better at getting back into running after a break, guess what happens? I get ill. A decent dose of Man Flu this time, with some gastric involvement thrown in for good measure. I won’t draw a picture. Suffice it to say that running much further […]

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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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Rain rain, go away…

April 29th, 2012 Comments off

And so ends another week where I only managed two runs. My lack of time this week was somewhat exacerbated by the current UK weather situation. The UK media have been having a (waterlogged) field day recently, because if there’s one thing that the British love talking about more than weather, it’s ironic weather, and […]

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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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April 11th, 2012 Comments off

Despite the huge ominous cloud that was lurking over Bristol when I headed out this lunchtime, it actually turned out to be quite a sunny run in the end. Today was just a quick jog up Bridge Valley Road, along Ladies Mile, then back around that section of Clifton Down, finishing with lunch in Boston […]

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That First Kilometre

April 4th, 2012 Comments off

My plan to get back to running three times a week, to help me recover some fitness before the Bristol 10K, seems to be starting off okay. I followed up Monday’s run with another run today, so that’s my two weekday runs done. I’ll get something a bit longer in at the weekend. Today’s run […]

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Bath Half Marathon 2012

March 15th, 2012 1 comment

I approached this year’s Bath Half Marathon with more than a little trepidation, and rightly so, it turned out. Since the Bristol Half, I just haven’t trained enough. Partly that’s due to winter, and partly because my routine’s been knocked off‐kilter by quitting my day job. I also put on some weight over the last […]

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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