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Short and Long

February 18th, 2013 Comments off

I’m playing blog catchup today, because I’ve been for a couple of runs since the last entry. On Thursday I went out for a quick 5K along the Portway. Sadly I forgot to tell RunKeeper to stop timing me, as I found out about a half kilometre into my walk into town on Friday morning, […]

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Eight, ten… Thirteen?

August 23rd, 2012 Comments off

I was only going to go out for a 10K last night, but it was a lovely evening, I was feeling fairly awake, and the towpath, though pretty muddy in places, gets even prettier past my normal turnoff. I usually just use the towpath for a quick shady jog out and back a few kilometres, […]

The Right Direction

May 7th, 2012 Comments off

April was a good month. I ran twice as far in April — 62.5km — than I did in any month in the previous year. So that’s a definite “win” when it comes to building up my momentum. There’s been a slight faltering, though, in the first week of May, as I only went out […]

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Rain rain, go away…

April 29th, 2012 Comments off

And so ends another week where I only managed two runs. My lack of time this week was somewhat exacerbated by the current UK weather situation. The UK media have been having a (waterlogged) field day recently, because if there’s one thing that the British love talking about more than weather, it’s ironic weather, and […]

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Stretching my Legs

February 13th, 2012 Comments off

On Sunday, I felt pretty good, and the weather wasn’t quite as damn cold as it had been on Saturday, so I set out to do a respectable distance. I did my first 10K training jog the year, though Leigh Woods (handily, my normal Leigh Woods route plus a loop of the “purple path” works […]

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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. […]

8K and No Pink Tutu

June 13th, 2010 Comments off

Got out early this morning — well, before 9am, anyway, which I thought was pretty good for a Sunday — and trogged up and around the Downs for 8K. Getting out early was a good idea for two reasons. The main reason was to avoid the midday sun that nearly fried me the last time […]

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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 […]