Monthly Archives: February 2012

Leaping into action

It’s been a bit of an activity-fest today, though I didn’t run home from work as intended. It started off with some sit-ups and push-ups as I was waiting for the bathroom this morning, continued with a cycling commute into … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

After last week’s picturesque run from Crystal Palace to New Addington, I fancied something a little different. So this morning, I opted for a 15 mile downland run.  4 miles uphill to join the South Downs Way at Truleigh Hill, then … Continue reading

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Back to Banstead

I’d planned to visit Swindon.  I’d checked the route, I’d researched the course, I’d even planned a way to extend the parkrun into a long run like last week.  But I just couldn’t drag myself out of bed. So instead I … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace parkrun plus

My tomorrow is spoken for, so today was long run day.  After last week’s shortened outing, I was looking for a 15 mile route that I could combine with a parkrun. I came up with this: Crystal Palace parkrun, followed … Continue reading

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The spirit of Febtathlon*

* The following blog post contains shameless bragging.   Last February, I took part in Febtathlon as a way to avoid going cold turkey after Janathon.  I introduced it as follows: In the absence of any rules, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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To cut a long story short

I went out with the club again this morning for a 15 mile long run… …but 11 miles in, I wimped out and got the train home.

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Thank goodness for parkrun

Have I mentioned that my marathon is nine weeks tomorrow.  Take off the taper, and that leaves six weeks to train.  So what training have I done sine the Janathon meet-up last Saturday? Nothing.  Zip.  Diddly. But Saturday is parkrun … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful, one, two, three*

Reason 1:  Mile End parkrun with Fortnight Flo.  3.1 miles, 33:56, 10:45 min/mile Another brand new parkrun today, this time in Mile End.  It starts at the south end of Mile End park, and is twice around a lollipop.  The design … Continue reading

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Small steps

The Ohio State University Financial Code of Ethics (bear with me) starts with the following paragraph: Financial ethics is a fundamental and vital principle based on the expectations of individuals to do their best to distinguish between right and wrong … Continue reading

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