Archive for October, 2009

Music Free Zone

October 30th, 2009 Comments off

Today was never going to be a great run. The end of a long week, and a boring, slightly frustrating day at the end of the long week. Still, I got out there. Today I tried an experiment, running to a spoken-word podcast instead of music. Tonight I ran to an episode of Pseudopod, the […]

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Another day, another 5K

October 28th, 2009 Comments off

I was a bit tired after a long day at work, so I kept to a simple, flat route and just did 5K tonight. It was nice, it was easy, the map and stats are here. I think my “easy” pace must be getting a bit faster, as I did the 5K in 34 minutes […]

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FP8 Review

October 25th, 2009 Comments off

Just a quickie for those who were interested in my thoughts on my shiny new Lumix DMC-FP8 — I’ve posted the initial review over on my more random blog.

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Ups and the Downs

October 25th, 2009 1 comment

Fantastic run today. I got an extra hour in bed because of the end of British Summer Time, which was a good start. Then I headed out to jog up Bridge Valley Road and around the Downs. I kept to a nice, steady pace — as you can see from the RunKeeper map/log/stats — and […]

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Easy, Tiger!

October 22nd, 2009 1 comment

Today I decided to take it easy. I’ve been pushing myself a bit recently, going up steep hills, putting an extra kilometre on a run, going a bit faster. I figured I deserved a break. So, rather than take a night off, I figured I’d just go back to the very end of the C25K […]

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October 19th, 2009 1 comment

Literally a quickie. I don’t normally run two days in a row, but I’ve got a deep tissue massage booked tomorrow to try to sort my back out, and I know it’s not easy to run for a day or so after that. So to minimise the gap, I figured I’d go out tonight. I […]

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Misty Morning

October 18th, 2009 5 comments

I did something unusual today: got out first thing in the morning for a run. I managed it — just a standard 5K along my old towpath route — but I wasn’t really feeling the love. I don’t know whether that’s because I’m not used to jogging at 9am, or whether it’s just because I […]

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The SIx Million Millimetre Man

October 15th, 2009 4 comments

Tonight I avoided hills, and went out on a nice flat route, to bump up my distance a bit, and see if I could do 6K rather than 5K. I’m starting to understand the phrase “to hit your stride”. The first third of tonight’s jog was quite ploddy, and I wasn’t enjoying it much. Then, […]

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October 12th, 2009 Comments off

Just a quick update today. This evening was very much like the last run — up Bridge Valley Road, along Ladies Mile to take me to the far side of the Downs, where the water tower is, then the final bit of the loop back to Clifton Village. Where I stopped off in a chip […]

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Coffee Shop Run

October 10th, 2009 Comments off

I just nipped out for a coffee in Clifton Village. But I went the long way round, as you can see here 🙂 This run includes a 5‑minute walking warm-up at the start. So, just did a shade over 5km in about 40 minutes, including Bridge Valley Road. This picture gives an idea of what […]

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