Tag Archives: long run

Trying to run laps on Wimbledon Common

I went to Wimbledon Common with a plan. Start at the car park, run down to the cemetery on the Capital Ring, run back up to the top along a nice, slow drag and then follow the Windmill Ride back … Continue reading

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Club run: neither fish nor fowl

“Club run.  Please enjoy.” Oh, all right then.  If you insist. Every so often, I shoe-horn a club run into my training plan.  I’d like to do it more often, because running with a fixed start time prevents the hours … Continue reading

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It’s taper time!

“What are your plans for your long run?” “Well, I have to run 30 miles, so I thought I could do a 15 mile out and back from Avebury to recce the last section of the Race to the Stones … Continue reading

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Lazy day

Having doubled up yesterday by going for my long run in the afternoon, today has been fabulously lazy. I will do some foam rolling later, but so far my activity has consisted of repeated sets of two key upper body … Continue reading

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A festival of excuses

I have been abducted by aliens and replaced with a clone. There is no other explanation for the fact that I went running this morning, despite having not one, not two but three iron clad, bona fide, coach-proof excuses not … Continue reading

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Velleity (noun): a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain

I have a long list of things that fall into the category of velleities, and for years ‘running a marathon’ was one of them. Then I ran one.  Well, I say ran.  I really ran a half marathon and then … Continue reading

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Mad dogs and runners

A rare lie in meant that I didn’t lace up my trainers until noon.  On any other day this week month year, that wouldn’t have been anything to worry about, but today the sun was shining so I decided to … Continue reading

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I have a marathon in less than 18 weeks.  Which means that the long run is going to have to make a reappearance in what I laughingly call my training schedule. When I first started running, the distance from home … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

After last week’s picturesque run from Crystal Palace to New Addington, I fancied something a little different. So this morning, I opted for a 15 mile downland run.  4 miles uphill to join the South Downs Way at Truleigh Hill, then … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace parkrun plus

My tomorrow is spoken for, so today was long run day.  After last week’s shortened outing, I was looking for a 15 mile route that I could combine with a parkrun. I came up with this: Crystal Palace parkrun, followed … Continue reading

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