Archive for May, 2010

Simple Bank Holiday 5K

May 31st, 2010 Comments off

Today’s jog was a very simple, slow 5K out down along the towpath and back. I almost didn’t go; I’ve had a fairly busy weekend, not enough sleep, and I was pretty tired. But I bought this chocolate flapjack, see, at lunchtime, from Chandos Deli in Clifton Village. And it was meant to be my […]

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But Is It Art?

May 27th, 2010 Comments off

Just went for a simple 5K along the towpath tonight, nice and easy. Although RunKeeper’s showing it as a slow 6K, because I included the warm-up and cool down, and forgot to stop the tracking when I’d finished the cool down… About the only thing of note — apart from the rather lovely view I […]

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Mad Dogs and Englishmen

May 23rd, 2010 2 comments

Wow. That was quite an intense 7K. Not because it was fast, or anything, just because I didn’t get out until about half past eleven, which meant I was running in the midday sun. That’s not been a worry so far this year. But on wandering outside, it was pretty obvious that we are no longer […]

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May 19th, 2010 Comments off

Just a quick blog today. I got out for a simple 5K out along the towpath. No RunKeeper log to show for it today, as the GPS just didn’t want to lock. So I ran for about eighteen minutes, then turned around and ran back, on the ground that that would be at least five […]

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Back on the Road Again

May 16th, 2010 Comments off

This month has been pretty slack for me, running-wise. But that’s a fairly conscious choice. I didn’t want to too much the week before the 10K, and I felt like resting on my laurels a bit after it. Plus I normally take it easy after any long jog, and 10K definitely counts! But today I […]

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My First Race: The Bristol 10K

May 9th, 2010 1 comment

So, having checked I’d got everything about three times, I set off this morning to walk down to the start of the Bristol 10K. Everything was very civilised and well-organised. I got a preview of what was to come by walking in through what would become the “handouts at the finish” section, where they were […]

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May 8th, 2010 Comments off

My playlist for tomorrow. I won’t get through all of this, because there’s two-and-a-half hours of music there. It’ll be on shuffle. Song Artist America The Indelicates The 32nd Of December Babyshambles Science Monkey Swallows The Universe Spinnin’ Speech Debelle Acetone Kenickie Arcady Peter Doherty Albion Babyshambles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles […]

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The Day Before

May 8th, 2010 2 comments

Despite what I said last time, I didn’t get a chance to run last weekend, so I’ve had a full week off. Which feels fine to me. And tomorrow, I run the Bristol 10K 🙂 I’ll be starting off in the second of the two groups — i.e. with the slow people, at the back […]

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