Tag Archives: janathon

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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Through other people’s eyes

“40 mins easy pace with a few pick ups to half marathon effort for up to 20 secs just to see how your legs are responding. Trail for this please.” Me: Plan says 40mins on trail so it’s either laps … Continue reading

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Clutching at straws

“Rest” May I count foam rolling as my Janathon activity? Even though I foam rolled for a grand total of three minutes? No? How about glute activation exercises while commuting? No? Cat stroking? Bag lifting? Walking briskly while holding a … Continue reading

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A mission of mercy and a hate-fuelled polemic

“30 mins very easy run on trail or cycle.” It started innocently enough.  I decided to give my calf another day’s rest from running and take advantage of the “or cycle” option.  And then I remembered how uncomfortable my concrete-filled … Continue reading

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Playing my joker

“Rest” I strongly suspect that I’ll be playing my Jantastic joker this week, as I didn’t run yesterday and I swapped today’s rest for a thirty minute cycle around the block. Around and around the block, in fact.  I’d intended to … Continue reading

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The luckiest person alive.

“Country to Capital” I really am the luckiest person alive.  When a friend lets you blag a bed at her house so that you don’t have to get up so early to catch a train, and then rearranges her morning plans … Continue reading

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Skip, skip, skipping along

“30mins easy” I suppose I could have fitted it in if I’d really wanted to, but after a fitful night’s sleep* and a long day at work, the lure of the sofa proved too strong to resist. So instead of … Continue reading

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Roll on race day

“40 mins including 10 x 10 sec pick ups” I’m tapering for Country to Capital on Saturday, which means my injury paranoia is at full strength and I’m checking the weather forecast on the hour, every hour.  We start at … Continue reading

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