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Bristol 10K 2011

May 16th, 2011 Comments off

The Bristol 10K was my first race, this time last year. It’s a good, fun race, with a whole lot of people — 9,000 finished this year — and it’s right on my doorstep. It only takes me twenty minutes to get to the start line, and then we run right back past my flat […]

Run‐Up to the 2011 Bristol 10K

May 12th, 2011 Comments off

It has not been a brilliant run‐up to the Bristol 10K. I feel pretty good, mind you, and I’m sure there’ll be no problem doing it. But I’d had hopes of losing more weight (I’ve plateaued since I was ill a few weeks ago. I’m well now, just not back on the wagon.) And I […]

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Slow, slow, quick quick, slow

November 9th, 2010 Comments off

Not a terrible effort tonight, though it didn’t go as planned. I’ve got a bit bored with the run/walk combination of the RunKeeper “FitnessPlan” I’m following, so I thought I’d just go out for a normal run. As it is though, partly because I’m tired today, and partly because I was overambitious with my speed […]

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Mid‐Week 1

November 2nd, 2010 Comments off

Today was another jog along the Portway, according to the training plan thingy I’m following. Considering it was four‐minutes‐running/one‐minute‐walking (x8) my overall pace was pretty good. Anyway. Not a thrilling run, and it’s late, so I won’t go on about it 🙂

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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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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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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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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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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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