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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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Run down

Amongst the many things I like about my coach is the sheer variety that he manages to inject into my training plan.  Like most plans, it basically consists of long runs, hill work, speed work and recovery runs, but there … Continue reading

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This post is dedicated to @UltraBoyRuns

I had some shiny new trail shoes and a 9 mile trail run on the books. What better place to try them out than on Wimbledon Common? Inspired by Ultraboy, who will be running the Summer Breeze Half Marathon, I … Continue reading

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A pretty much perfect day

Today was pretty much perfect*.  I rode on one of the new walk-through tube trains for the first time, taking advantage of the design to bag myself one of the last three available seats.  I met a friend for coffee, … Continue reading

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A lie in, a long run and a local parkrun

I had a plan. It involved Pegwell Bay parkrun and the Viking Coastal Trail. It also involved an appointment with disgusting o’clock and about four hours in the car. I ditched it. I had another plan. It involved Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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In a change to the scheduled programme…

…I replaced my planned 45 minute recovery run with a 75 minute fartlek.  However, before you get any mad ideas about this signalling a newfound love of running and a desire to push myself more than usual, let me set … Continue reading

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I went for a short run on Wimbledon Common this evening to take advantage of the gorgeous weather.  Rather than run my usual route (which may or may not be the parkrun loop), I went for a random meander. It’s … Continue reading

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Snow getting out of it

When I woke up this morning and looked out the window, I was tempted to ditch my long run.  17 miles is hard enough, but 17 miles in the snow?  It appealed not one jot. But my ultra is rapidly … Continue reading

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Local Adventures

One of these days, I will not get lost on Wimbledon Common.  One of these days, I will know it like the back of my hand.  One of these days. But not today. Today, armed with an exploration strategy from … Continue reading

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Under the influence

I think that my inner sloth and my inner pitbull may have invited a third creature to join the menagerie.  My first clue was when my feet ignored my decision to try out a new route on this morning’s run and … Continue reading

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