Archive for the ‘momentum’ Category

Start Me Up

June 30th, 2013 Comments off

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been a teensy bit busy over the last little while. Not only did I nip off to the Islay Festival for a week, I also came straight back into a three-month nine-to-five contract that I’m doing on top of my usual work-from-home career. I’m not quite sure what […]

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Morning Post

February 2nd, 2013 Comments off

Look at my morning’s post. I think there’s a hint there that I should be training a fair bit during February. To get the month off to a good start, I went for a 7.5K jog up Bridge Valley Road and around the Downs in today’s lovely sunshine.

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, […]

Getting Longer

August 19th, 2012 Comments off

Carrying on with the training regime for the Bristol Half, I nipped out this morning for my first 10K jog for a while. Apart from the humidity and the occasional overly-muddy section of towpath (yes, surprisingly, it’s been raining in England again recently…) it went well. I was taking it easy. I stopped for a […]

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Long Time No See

August 16th, 2012 Comments off

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I had a bit of a break after my walking holiday. I’ve only been for a few runs since, this little 5K, a 6‑and-a-half‑K, and, yesterday, an 8‑and-a-bit‑K. So at least my distance figures are heading in the right direction… I have been keeping up the exercise momentum in […]


July 11th, 2012 Comments off

Tuesday: just a simple 4K along the towpath. At some point the towpath will stop having huge puddles, but I’m not holding my breath.

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July 8th, 2012 Comments off

Well, that was a nice Sunday morning jog. Out the door at a quarter past eight, up Bridge Valley Road and around a bit of the Downs, then back home via the shops to buy ingredients for a brekkie of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on a bagel. As ways to start you day go, […]

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July 6th, 2012 Comments off

Bah. Just as I was crowing about how I’m getting better at getting back into running after a break, guess what happens? I get ill. A decent dose of Man Flu this time, with some gastric involvement thrown in for good measure. I won’t draw a picture. Suffice it to say that running much further […]

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Back Again (Again)

June 19th, 2012 Comments off

I’m getting better at getting back to running. I normally take a week or two off after a big event-type race; this time, after the Bristol 10K, it’s been more like a month. But I’m okay with that, and I knew it was likely. I spent a week and a bit in Crete (though I […]

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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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