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Mea culpa

Forgive me, Abradysis, for I have sinned.  It has been five weeks since my last post. Week one: Wimbledon parkrun with you!  Memo to self: learn to give praise in a way that sounds sincere rather than sarcastic. Week two: … Continue reading

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Adventures in experimentation

Another day, another experimental commute, this time running on the way in*.  The advantage of this over running on the way home is that I get to see daylight** and I don’t have to wait (and wait and wait and … Continue reading

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Topping and tailing

Today’s experimental commute consisted of a 5 mile fartlek from work to the tube station, 40 minutes on the northern line getting chilly, and then a 2.5 mile pootle to a welcoming cup of tea and a freshly cooked meal. … Continue reading

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A bird (poo) in the hand…

As a long-distance trail runner, I’m no stranger to poo.  I’ve lurked behind bushes in the dead of night hoping that no-one notices me and I’ve face-planted in finest Lake District goo which I tell myself is pure, unadulterated mud … Continue reading

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The universe has spoken

“30 mins easy, then 3 x 800s on the flat at FULL BORE, 3 x 800s easy in between.” I’m not officially back on plan until Monday, but to find out if I was ready I mocked up two weeks of something … Continue reading

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Taking a break

After Winter 100 last year, my coach took me off plan for a month with the instruction to be “as active as you like”.  I queried it, because my base state is “on the sofa with the cat”, but he … Continue reading

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Nodding off

It took me about seven hours to get out on my run today.  I got up, intending to shower, eat breakfast and head out.  I managed the first two… … and then fell asleep on the sofa.  When I woke … Continue reading

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