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Box Hill Fell Race

One of the nice things about a personalised training plan is that it encourages me to climb out of my rut from time to time.  For example, last Sunday’s hilly trail run came with the phrase “somewhere new and exciting … Continue reading

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Sorry, not sorry

“How’s your ankle?” “Seems fine.  Didn’t mutter at all during last night’s head torch run on the common.” My physio looked at me. “Last night’s what?” I shuffled my feet and tried to look  innocent. “Last night’s head torch run … Continue reading


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Windsor MABAC

My running club is a member of the MABAC Running League, which “arranges a series of races throughout the year, particularly aimed at the fun runner” and after which “runners have been known to find a local pub”. This morning’s … Continue reading

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After persuading my coaches to include a few of my club speed sessions in my plan, I also persuaded Run or Go Crazy that she wanted to join me at one.  So tonight, for the first time in ages, I … Continue reading

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The Windmile

One of these days I will run a 7:38 minute mile*, but not today. Today I ran a 7:51 min mile**, and I should be pleased, but I feel unbelievably slow.  Being left for dust by wiry vintage club runners … Continue reading

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Really pleased, slightly stunned, very sore.

This morning, I ran 24 miles in just under 4 hours.  My instructions were simple: Go out at 10:15 min / mile pace Try to hold it When I found I had more energy in the second half* try to … 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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The hills may be alive, but I’m as dead as a dodo!

I was severely tempted to give running a miss to slump on the sofa, but when I floated that idea on twitter, @helsieboo, @knittingpenguin and @fairweatherrun told me in no uncertain terms that it was forbidden, so I dragged myself … Continue reading

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An effortless fartlek

Okay.  57 mins of running, of which 7 mins (well, 6 mins 30 sec) was effort.  Is it just me, or does that ratio seem a little low? I got a little bored and started to put in mini efforts … Continue reading

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The run I nearly didn’t do

Why is it that the runs you very nearly don’t do turn out to be so very satisfying? Is smug to satisfaction what umami* is to flavour?  Add a soupcon of smug to a run to enhance the satisfaction gained. … Continue reading

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