Monthly Archives: October 2012

A break in the clouds

Running-wise, this week has felt like hard work.  Monday’s planned run became a token mile around the block.  Wednesday’s run formed part of my commute (for which read on-road, in less than glamorous surroundings, dodging pedestrians and street furniture and … Continue reading

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Havant parkrun

After a bit of last minute dithering about which new parkrun venue to try, I yielded to the blandishments of @havantparkrun and headed south. I had intended to augment my parkrun with some pre-parkrun miles, but despite arriving in plenty … Continue reading

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Last long run…plan C

My training plan called for a 3 hour run on new trails.  Inspired, I did some research and decided upon Bewl Water which offered a 13 mile circular run with scope for extra mini-loops and promised to be no more than … Continue reading

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Woodley parkrun

One of the non-negotiable elements of my training plans is that they make room for my Saturday morning parkrun fix.  Sometimes this forms part of a long run, sometimes it crops up as a recovery run and sometimes it is used … Continue reading

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Really pleased, slightly stunned, very sore.

This morning, I ran 24 miles in just under 4 hours.  My instructions were simple: Go out at 10:15 min / mile pace Try to hold it When I found I had more energy in the second half* try to … Continue reading

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Southend parkrun

My internal road atlas has some towns in the wrong place.  It puts Gateshead in Kent, Pontefract in Wales, and Billericay in Ireland.  So I got a little bit of a shock when I drove past Billericay on the way … Continue reading

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Losing the plot

This month is going to be a long one.  I have two Open University modules finishing, two Open University modules starting, I’m leaving my job and I’m starting a full-time course.  I also have a 24 mile race, an 18 mile … Continue reading

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Velleity (noun): a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain

I have a long list of things that fall into the category of velleities, and for years ‘running a marathon’ was one of them. Then I ran one.  Well, I say ran.  I really ran a half marathon and then … Continue reading

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