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Blistering Height

August 28th, 2014 Comments off

I won’t be running this week, I think. Shame, as I’d hoped to start building up from my recent 10K practice run towards the Bristol Half Marathon, which is rushing towards me very quickly. On the plus side, the reason is because I walked up Snowdon for the first time. My friend Chris loves the […]

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Out for a Wander

July 16th, 2012 Comments off

No running this week so far, but I made up for it with a 14-kilometre wander around the Crinke Crags. Hard work, but worth it for the views 😀

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Woodland Jog

July 11th, 2010 Comments off

It was, again, really very sunny and warm today. I didn’t get up early enough to avoid it, so instead of heading for the Downs like usual, I went for a little jog around Leigh Woods, which has a lot more shade, instead. I didn’t take it too seriously, stopping off in a few different […]

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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 […]

I Don’t Feel Too Steady on My Feet

April 11th, 2010 Comments off

I don’t feel too steady on my feet… “…I feel hollow I feel weak” Well, I did a bit. And just as that line in the Stone Roses She Bangs the Drums came around, too. But I had just powered up Bridge Valley Road deliberately a bit faster than normal, to see if I could […]

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Simple Seven

February 21st, 2010 1 comment

I went to a cocktail party last night. Even though I don’t drink, it meant I was up until about 2am, so I didn’t drag myself out for a jog until about half past one today. Bit of a contrast from last week’s 7am enthusiasm! Anyway, to get myself going, I downloaded Lady Gaga’s album […]

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10K. Again.

February 6th, 2010 Comments off

Yup, went out and did another 10K today. Wasn’t entirely sure I was going to — if I’d not felt good I’d have cut it short — but it was fine. Nice and slow, up Bridge Valley Road, around the edge of Clifton Down to the Water Tower, a loop around Durdham Down, then back […]

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Recovery Run

February 3rd, 2010 Comments off

I think it’s quite fortuitous that this is the week I’ve been reading the chapter on avoiding injuries in John Bingham’s No Need for Speed. One of the things he talks about is how to pay attention to your body; how to listen to those early, gentle aches and pains that mean you should back […]

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January 31st, 2010 2 comments

Well, turns out I’m actually crazy. Crazy like those weirdos who go out running when they’re ill and tell you that it actually helps. Because it helped. Not only did it help, but in some ways, the illness seemed to help the running, too. My lack of concentration made me a bit forgetful. I forgot […]

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Slow Build-Up

January 1st, 2010 Comments off

I’m still not feeling fab, but sleeping in very late today seemed to leave me with some energy, so I decided to go spend it on another post-Christmas momentum-building run. It seemed fitting for the first day of the year — start as you mean to go on, and all. And it was a lovely […]

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