Monthly Archives: January 2015

Chichester parkrun, Brandy Hole Copse and the Centurion Way

“Easy around a Park Run where you run marathon tempo / pace for the 5km.” Over the next couple of months, my weekly mileage and long run distances are going to ramp up and my parkrun tourism is likely to … Continue reading

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I had a cunning and sneaky plan

“20 mins easy, 20 mins incorporating 2 mins on 3 mins off, 20 mins easy to finish” Work was hectic, and I barely managed a cup of tea all day, so by the time I got home, I was parched … Continue reading

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Diaphragmatic weight-lifting

“Rest” Today has been all about strength. Did I strengthen my leg muscles with squats or lunges? Did I hell. Did I strengthen my core with planks or sit ups? Don’t be silly! Did I strengthen my arms with weights … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Beautifully Behaved and Impecably Trained Schoolgirls

“10′ w/u, in to 4 x 800m reps flat out with 800 easy in between.” To quote a friend of mine, “Today is a good day”.  It started, as all good days should, with a new pair of trail shoes, … Continue reading

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Just because I can

“30 mins easy” Done.  At lunch time, I decided to skip today’s run (working late, just an easy, blah blah blah), but then I was reminded of how it felt when I couldn’t run, and that was just enough to tip … Continue reading

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Jammy dodger

“40 mins including 5 x 1 minute pick ups in the second half of the run” Sometimes a run surprises you.  I went out expecting the run to be a functional box ticking exercise and instead it was a treat.  … Continue reading

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Forbidden fruit

“Rest.  Or easy bike.  Or swim.” After a week of slothing*, my legs appeared to have recovered from last week’s long run, and today’s rest was strangely unappealing.  I contemplated a bike ride but wasn’t sure my stress levels could … Continue reading

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