Archive for August, 2010

Last Run Before the Big One

August 29th, 2010 1 comment

I was going to get out mid-week this week and do a little run, but it rained for pretty much five days solid, and especially heavily on Wednesday, which was otherwise my best running option. Luckily the weather seems to have cleared up a bit for the Bank Holiday weekend, so I nipped out to […]

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Back On The Jog

August 22nd, 2010 2 comments

Just back from a jog, for the first time since the Wednesday before last. Giving my hip a bit of a rest seems to have helped. Today I ran pretty much all the way around the entire green bit on the map — must make sure I include that last little triangle next time, just […]

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Cycling Up The Road

August 18th, 2010 Comments off

Cycling up Bridge Valley Road, to be precise. Steep. Although it’s clearly not all the same muscles that get used by cycling and running, at least the aerobic fitness from running is transferable. I could never have cycled up Bridge Valley Road this time last year. Today, on a nearly 9K-cycle ride that took me […]

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On Wheels

August 15th, 2010 Comments off

My left hip’s been playing up a bit recently. It’s been quite achey the last couple of days, possibly because of the amount of walking I’ve done, heading to Ashton Court and back for various bits of the Balloon Fiesta. So, I figure I need a bit of a time-out, especially as I don’t want […]

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A New Path to Ashton Court

August 11th, 2010 1 comment

Tonight’s run was a very interrupted, stop-start affair. But for good reason. Tomorrow sees the start of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, held at the Ashton Court Estate, not a million miles from my usual towpath route. Not only that, but today someone mentioned the new Festival Way cycle route, the first phase of which […]

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August 9th, 2010 Comments off

My employer has just agreed to match any donations I get from Bristol Half Marathon sponsorship, up to £250. So anything you can donate at my JustGiving Page counts double! All donations, big or small, gratefully received 🙂 Thanks!

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Quick Weekend Jaunt

August 8th, 2010 Comments off

I was thinking of heading out for quite a long run this weekend, but it didn’t really work out like that. I’ve taken on some sudden spare-time work, and that’s eaten a lot of my weekend time. Still, I did manage to get out for 7K out along the towpath, up through Leigh Woods, and […]

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August 4th, 2010 Comments off

Bleh. That was one of those runs where I just knew I didn’t want to be running as soon as I started. It didn’t get much better, either, as I struggled fairly slowly through 5K. Still, at least I did struggle through. Sometimes just getting through it is enough. I think it’s because I’m tired. […]

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Half Marathon Countdown

August 2nd, 2010 Comments off

So, I reckon it’s about five weeks until the Bristol Half Marathon. *Gulp*. So, please help motivate me to keep on running, no matter what the weather (and in the UK on the 5th September, let’s face it, it could be anything from a heatwave to a hailstorm) by sponsoring me to run for my […]

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Back From Holiday

August 1st, 2010 Comments off

I’ve just been in the Lake District for a week. I took my running gear, but didn’t actually get around to any running. Such is the way of holidays! Just been out for my normal Sunday outing, though, a simple 7‑ishK around the Downs. From here on in, I guess I’m training for the Bristol […]

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