Archive for October, 2010

Unlikely Speed

October 31st, 2010 Comments off

Yeah. Not entirely sure I believe the last few kilometres of RunKeeper’s log for today’s run: Especially considering the pace over the last couple of kilometres measured around 1.5 minutes per kilometre. Although I suppose I would probably have needed that kind of speed to fly over the Avon Gorge and several tall buildings like […]

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Peaking Too Early

October 26th, 2010 Comments off

I ran a bit too fast at the beginning of tonight’s little training jog down the Portway. I’m still getting the hang of what kind of speeds are sustainable for me. As a result, I slowed down gradually from there until the last couple of intervals. Still, a good average pace for slow-ol’-me. More on […]

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Into the Woods

October 24th, 2010 Comments off

A nice five miles through Leigh Woods today. It was another alternating walk/run according to the training plan thingy I’m following with RunKeeper, and that helped me up my running pace a bit. Well, apart from on the steeper hills 🙂 Today’s photo is from Leigh Woods. Leigh Woods is mostly National Trust-owned, and a […]

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Starting My Speed Training

October 20th, 2010 1 comment

I was in London at the weekend. I ate most of it. Well, it felt like it, anyway. My friend Kavey invited me along for the weekend to celebrate her recent birthday, and we went along to Chocolate Unwrapped, and also had a fab afternoon tea at the astoundingly stylish Bob Bob Ricard. That meant […]

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October 14th, 2010 Comments off

Very quick catchup — did a simple 5K last night. I think I was a bit faster than my recent averages, but it’s hard to tell, as I added a timed walking warm-up to this, and RunKeeper still, annoyingly, doesn’t knock off the warm-up from its average speed pace calculations, so the five minutes of […]

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A Return to Normal

October 10th, 2010 Comments off

After last Sunday’s disastrous couldn’t‑even-run run, a happy return to normal this morning. I didn’t get out for a mid-week run — that plan got clobbered by a Flickr meet and going to see William Gibson at the Bristol Festival of Ideas. But I finally got out today, and did a very similar route to […]

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October 3rd, 2010 1 comment

Well, that run was rubbish. In fact, it wasn’t even a run. For some reason, when I got to the top of Bridge Valley Road, I lost all motivation. It seemed partly physical, partly mental — I just gave up, really. I tried to push on and run again after I’d walked for a bit […]

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Winter Fitness Class

October 1st, 2010 Comments off

Just a quick 5K down the Portway for me this evening. After I got back, I signed up for one of RunKeeper’s new “virtual FitnessClasses”, which I’m hoping will give me a training plan to stick to through the winter. My half-marathon speed was really quite rubbish — hardly surprising given that I’ve never pushed […]

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