Archive for April, 2010

It’s a Sign

April 28th, 2010 Comments off

The Bristol 10K is approaching. It’s on road signs now, so it must be official! My plan to do a few runs in this penultimate training week is going well; I got out for another 5K this evening. I also managed to get to the other side of the river before the high tide and […]

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April 26th, 2010 Comments off

Just a very quick update tonight. I took last week off after my 15K effort last Sunday, but I got back on the road again tonight. It was a nice easy 5K out along the Portway. I had intended to go down the towpath on the other side of the river, but I was confounded […]

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April 18th, 2010 Comments off

Like I said in my last update, I fancied getting out for a nice long run this weekend, and this morning I made good on that. I ran from home, out along the towpath under the Suspension Bridge, all the way to the far entrance to Leigh Woods, then up into the forest. I did […]

Lighter Days

April 15th, 2010 Comments off

Quick update tonight, because I’ve got loads to do. Went out for a simple 5K, and I’m still really appreciating the fact that I can get out in daylight, which opens up the prettier riverside routes. This is also hopefully one of the last rubbish-quality photos of quite a nice view you’ll see, because my […]

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I Don’t Feel Too Steady on My Feet

April 11th, 2010 Comments off

I don’t feel too steady on my feet… “…I feel hollow I feel weak” Well, I did a bit. And just as that line in the Stone Roses She Bangs the Drums came around, too. But I had just powered up Bridge Valley Road deliberately a bit faster than normal, to see if I could […]

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Sunny Five

April 8th, 2010 Comments off

I didn’t hit the rainy streets last night, because I was knackered — didn’t sleep well on Tuesday night, for some reason. Still, today was a good alternative day for running, because it was gorgeously sunny. I took today’s picture on my warm-down after the run, with the sun still just above the horizon. Nice. […]

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Built for Comfort

April 3rd, 2010 1 comment

Welcome to the 100th blog posting on Matt Gets Running 🙂 To mark the occasion, here’s a video of my (Good) Friday run, along the Avon Gorge towpath, up the hill into Leigh Woods, around a little detour—to reverse out of some of the worst of the mud I ran into!—and then back to the […]


April 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Well, that was a bit muddy. My shoes are soaked. As you can see from the RunKeeper log, I went through Leigh Woods today. I was going to take a different route from normal, but I got halfway through it and found the track so muddy that I actually had problems standing up on it, […]

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