Monthly Archives: June 2014

That’s more like it

It has been a good month. The last few days have been a little light on mileage due to an impromptu trip to the lakes and a minor rib injury, but I have managed to put together a solid month … Continue reading

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Happy days

I have just spent a delightful (if slightly 3G deficient) weekend in the Lake District in the company of some utterly charming, and very experienced, ultra runners. I am a lucky, lucky sloth.

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Keswick parkrun

“Will you know anyone there?” “I wouldn’t think so – Keswick’s fairly remote and I’ve run very few parkruns near there.” “Oh – hello Tom!  Fancy meeting you here.” A couple of weeks ago, I managed to wangle myself an … Continue reading

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Loss of faith

After unceremoniously bailing out of Thursday’s mile reps, I decided to have another go on Friday morning. To say my heart wasn’t really in it would be an understatement, but I was determined to give it a go. It started … Continue reading

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Wimping out

I had a speed session in my plan for today. I fully intended to do it. I put on my kit, left the house, waited for my Garmin to find a satellite and then set off. And then, 41 seconds … Continue reading

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Beware the pixie of paranoia

Feeling smug about how well your training is going?  Congratulating yourself on being niggle-free?  Experiencing a surge in motivation? I was, until the pixie of paranoia came a-calling, leaving me with two broken feet and a broken rib*. She’s an … Continue reading

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If a runner falls in a forest and no one is around to hear her, does she make a sound?

This one certainly did.  A very rude sound which turned the air blue.  Fortunately, there was no one else around to hear. Tonight’s run was one of those that had all the right ingredients – new trails, forest, good weather, … Continue reading

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