Archive for February, 2010

This May Be the Beginning of a Week Off

February 28th, 2010 Comments off

As you know, I’ve been having problems with my hip — well, in fact my hip and the top bit of my left-hand gluteal muscle, or “upper arse”, as I believe it’s technically known. I reckon it may be down to shoes, so yesterday I went shopping. In Moti, the advice was basically, “well, if […]

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Hard Work

February 24th, 2010 Comments off

That was really hard work. All I did was my normal weekday 5K, but I just felt completely energyless. Hmph. And my hip’s aching again. I’m starting to wonder if I might need to replace my running shoes. I bought them pretty much exactly six months ago, so they must have travelled a fair distance. […]

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Simple Seven

February 21st, 2010 1 comment

I went to a cocktail party last night. Even though I don’t drink, it meant I was up until about 2am, so I didn’t drag myself out for a jog until about half past one today. Bit of a contrast from last week’s 7am enthusiasm! Anyway, to get myself going, I downloaded Lady Gaga’s album […]

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Running off the Pancakes

February 17th, 2010 Comments off

I’m not entirely convinced that a mere 5K tonight balances out yesterday’s pancakes. And it’s possible that yesterday’s stodge was what made tonight’s run feel like such hard, slow work. Still, this is the closest I’ve come to running in actual daylight on a weekday for a long time. It won’t be long before I’m […]

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I Love the Taste of Croissant in the Morning

February 14th, 2010 Comments off

I don’t exercise in the morning. I’m just not a morning person. Virtually all my running is done in the evening, or, at the very earliest, lunchtime, at the weekends. So. A bit odd, then, that this morning I woke up just before the alarm clock did that quiet little *clonk* it does when the […]

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10K. Again.

February 6th, 2010 Comments off

Yup, went out and did another 10K today. Wasn’t entirely sure I was going to — if I’d not felt good I’d have cut it short — but it was fine. Nice and slow, up Bridge Valley Road, around the edge of Clifton Down to the Water Tower, a loop around Durdham Down, then back […]

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Recovery Run

February 3rd, 2010 Comments off

I think it’s quite fortuitous that this is the week I’ve been reading the chapter on avoiding injuries in John Bingham’s No Need for Speed. One of the things he talks about is how to pay attention to your body; how to listen to those early, gentle aches and pains that mean you should back […]

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