Archive for the ‘aches and pains’ Category

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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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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Sore Feet

July 17th, 2010 Comments off

My feet seem to be a bit achey after running recently. It suddenly occurred to me that, even though it only seems like a few weeks ago that I bought a new pair of shoes, it might actually have been rather longer. And that’s where a blog comes in handy. I first bought proper running […]

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Back on the Road

July 7th, 2010 Comments off

Back to the A4 Portway for a nice simple 5K this evening. It was warm and close, and the wide open feel of the road felt like a better antidote than the pleasant, yet sometimes‐claustrophobic towpath. Just a token effort, really, my first since Thursday’s 21km epic, and I took it slowly. No problems, though. […]

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 […]

The Eighties Are Coming to Get Me

March 10th, 2010 Comments off

I think the new shoes have done the trick. Something has, anyway, as tonight’s run was lots better than my last 5K effort down the Portway. My hip feels fine, and I didn’t feel totally knackered from the get‐go like I did last time, either. Which is all good. Even better, there were actually some […]

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The Joy of Shoes

March 7th, 2010 Comments off

So, picked up my new shoes on Friday — Mizuno Wave Inspire 6es — and walked lots in them yesterday to make sure they felt all right, and that nothing was rubbing. And they were fine, so today I went out into the gorgeous Spring sunshine and did a simple 5‐and‐a‐bit‐K, just around half the […]

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