Monthly Archives: August 2012

Frankentraining

This is a frankencat^. Its skin was pieced together from the hides of a white cat, a ginger cat and a black cat. I recognise the technique.  I’ve been applying it to my training. The original plan: Thursday: 1/2 mile warm … Continue reading

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Breaking up the monotony

Long runs can be a little tedious, and I struggle to find ways to pass the time. I’ve tried admiring the scenery*, listening to music**, listening to podcasts***, talking to myself**** and contemplating my inner muppet in search of enlightenment***** but … Continue reading

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Richmond parkrun

My training plan called for a sub 27:30 parkrun this morning.  To put this into context, I have run 86 parkruns and a grand total of three of them have been sub 27:30, namely Oak Hill (tarmac, very slightly undulating), … Continue reading

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Very nearly disastrous

Apparently the car park gates are locked at 20:15 this evening.  Or so I found out when I returned to my car at 20:18.  Fortunately, the gatekeeper was still there and feeling kind.  I was suitably grateful. Memo to self:  … Continue reading

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Wanted: one inner mountain goat

Early this morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed*, I joined plustenner** for a run along the North Downs Way. It was a bit hilly… …we walked up a lot*** of the hills, and I confirmed that I definitely do not … Continue reading

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Wycombe Rye parkrun

“Mostly flat and enjoyable” was how Wycombe Rye parkrun was described to me.  It’s a perfectly truthful description, but it doesn’t really give you the full picture. The route is a lollipop that has been through a mangle, an intriguing … Continue reading

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I have a magic* training plan

I have embarked upon a new training plan.  It couches its instructions in language that I can understand, rearranges itself around my schedule, and never asks me to run on a day when running simply isn’t feasible. It is also full of … Continue reading

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