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I loathe progressions.  Probably because I’m indescribably rubbish at them.  They first appeared in my training plan in September last year and have been my downfall ever since. Attempt 1: (solo) The brief – five miles at 9:30, 9:00, 8:30, … Continue reading


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Really pleased, slightly stunned, very sore.

This morning, I ran 24 miles in just under 4 hours.  My instructions were simple: Go out at 10:15 min / mile pace Try to hold it When I found I had more energy in the second half* try to … Continue reading

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A convergence of ‘athoners

Last night, as I set my alarm clock for disgusting o’clock*, I confess to questioning my sanity.  What sane person would voluntarily trek into Central London to run a 10k race?  I was still questioning it at eight o’clock this morning, … Continue reading

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Gunnersbury parkrun with @fairweatherrun

Last week marked the start of the 100th parkrun, not in Reykjavik, but in London’s Gunnersbury Park.  After all the travelling last weekend, the draw of a local parkrun and the chance of an ‘athoner for company proved irresistible, and … Continue reading

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Royal Parks half marathon

I crawled bounded out of bed on Sunday morning, ran around the house in a mad panic trying to find everything picked up the bag I’d prepared the day before, and headed into London for the Royal Parks half marathon. … Continue reading

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