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The shelf life of sacrifices

I found out this morning that although sacrifices to the gods may not expire like club card vouchers, it is as well to use them quickly for the gods have a strange sense of humour and a pedantic streak a … 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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Intervals interrupted

It was week two of the “speed up your 10km” club sessions this week.  I did go, but I only managed three of the five efforts before I called it a night.  On the plus side, the efforts that I … Continue reading

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Yes, no, maybe

A ten-week training series started at club today, aimed at improving 10km times.  I thought it sounded good, so left the house this morning fully intending to go. As I left work, I still intended to go.  Halfway home, I’d … Continue reading

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Now that janathon is over*

Say goodbye, my own true runner, As we sing our runner’s song. How it breaks my heart to leave you; Now that janathon is gone. High above, the dawn is waking, And my tears are falling rain, For now janathon … Continue reading

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Running club

On Sunday, my training plan called for a long run.  It has called for a long run for each of the last three weekends, but I have ignored it.  However, with Windsor a mere seven weeks away (eeek!) I could … Continue reading

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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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Playing with gears

One of the odd things about chirunning is that you aim to keep your footfall steady irrespective of speed.  So whether you’re running at an easy warm up pace or an all out run, you aim to run at (in … Continue reading

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