Monthly Archives: January 2014

Let’s do the time warp again

Last night’s session was mile splits.  As I’m tapering, there were only two repeats, so the session was essentially slow mile, fast mile, slow mile, fast mile, done.  As I’m stressed, my brain was fizzing, and its topic of choice … Continue reading

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Perfect harmony

Tonight was a speed session.  Four miles, two of them flat out.  I had a similar session last week, and I missed my target pace by muchly-lots. Tonight was a different story.  Tonight my mind and body decided to work together.  … Continue reading

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The T word

I have a long training run on Sunday, so this week is a low volume, low intensity recovery week. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, there’s a name for low volume, low intensity weeks that come before hard runs, namely taper … Continue reading

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Easy hills

Easy pace on hilly terrain. Um.  You what?  Easy and hilly are not two words which I associate with each other.  That said, 30 minutes of gooey muddy fun round Banstead Woods on the way into work is a pretty fabulous … Continue reading

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Rest and rolling

I’m beginning to get the hang of foam rolling.  When I started, it was so painful that I couldn’t manage more than about thirty seconds, but now I’ve started to wonder whether I need to invest in a knobblier foam … Continue reading

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Lazy day

Having doubled up yesterday by going for my long run in the afternoon, today has been fabulously lazy. I will do some foam rolling later, but so far my activity has consisted of repeated sets of two key upper body … Continue reading

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Warrington parkrun

Warrington parkrun. If you catch the 06:05 from London Euston, make your sacrifices to the travel gods and have luck on your side then you can make it to Victoria Park in plenty of time. This week was the inaugural … Continue reading

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