Monthly Archives: June 2016

Last rites

Last visit to the lakes. Last very long run. Last run with pack. Last parkrun. There are four weekends between now and race day.  Four training farewells.  Four. Where did the time go?

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Mind over matter

A few weeks ago my coach, the normally laid back Mr Elson, called me out over my slacking and rang a peal over my head*. I’m still quaking, so today, when my plan called for mile reps and my mojo … Continue reading

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Worthing parkrun #3

“parkrun – Hard effort please. Way above half-marathon pace, if not all out.” With Lakeland 100 less than 5 weeks away (gulp), my training plan is feeling a little relentless.  There’s nothing massive in there – the idea is that … Continue reading

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Unexpected company

We met halfway up Kirk Fell, where the grassy slope makes way for loose rubble.  We left the boundary together, but a few minutes later she decided that the path I was taking was decidedly iffy and headed off to … Continue reading

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Luton Wardown parkrun

Monday / Tuesday Me: I may be in the wilds of Yorkshire this Saturday. Any parkrun recommendations?  Hilly trail preferred. Tourist Hive Mind: Oakwell Hall, though if you’re close to the M62 it might not take *that* much longer to get … Continue reading

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