Category Archives: swimming

Spoilt rotten

Comma I am being. Twenty two lazy lengths of the pool was the sum total of yesterday’s activity, followed by vegetarian sushi (avocado and mango making a surprisingly tasty combination) and homemade banana bread. This morning saw me running around … Continue reading

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Yoga, strawberry picking, running and swimming

It’s been an active couple of days.  Monday was sedentary – I sat in a taxi, I sat at the airport, I sat on the plane, I sat in a different airport, I sat on another plane, I sat in … Continue reading

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Rhythm is gonna get you

Well, I did it.  I swam from Hampton Court to Kingston.  Two and a quarter miles.  One hour and twenty five minutes. When I signed up for the swim, I had grand ideas about training.  Swimming pools during the week.  … Continue reading

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Water sports

I had a day off work today.  I spent most of it on the sofa with the cat (one of my all time favourite places to be), but I did manage to squeeze in a short run with some token … Continue reading

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That was the month that was.

And so my second ‘athon has come to an end and my circle of running peeps has expanded. My stats for the month are as follows: Days run: 30 Least miles run in a day: 0.4 Most miles run in … Continue reading

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Why-y-y don’t you?

Why-y-y don’t you Just switch off your television set And go out and do something less boring instead? A summary of my Juneathon efforts so far looks like this: Cycles to work: 7 Cycles home: 7 Runs around the block: … Continue reading

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Here comes the rain again

Considering that I have a two and a quarter mile open water swim in five weeks, I am doing remarkably little swimming.  So at half past three I extricated myself from underneath the cat, threw on my running kit, grabbed … Continue reading

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Wet Wet Wet

One way or another, it has been a very wet day.  I’d been vaguely contemplating going to the lake this morning to do some open water swimming, but I didn’t wake up until mid-morning, which rather put the kibosh on … Continue reading

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The Juneathon effect

I ran every day in Janathon, but am not intending to run every day in Juneathon.  Exercise, yes.  Run, no. So why, after cycling to work and back, did I dash upstairs, chuck on my running kit and go out … Continue reading

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Run, bike, swim

Just not all on one day. You may remember that I rashly said that I would do three structured runs each week as part of my training for Bupa London 10k which is coming up far, far too soon. The … Continue reading

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