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Slow Train to Painville

Allllllllll aboard! So far so good with the running; and I mean that sincerely.  Especially since I’ve been sick with a cold off and on since around Christmas time.  In fact, I’m only now just getting over my most recent one which was especially nasty. Last Sunday I did a long run of over 16km […]

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I’m still a runner

Really.  I am!  I may not be considered much of a blogger by many, but I promise you I’m still a runner. If you check out my current running log here:- http://thevirtualrunner.org/blog/about-me/run-across-canada/ You’ll see that I have definitely still be running and maintaining a steady and non-exciting training regime.  That’s the thing, it’s non-exciting at […]

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Garmin Forerunner 405 (and other things)

My wife and daughter are amazing.  They got together and bought me a Garmin Forerunner 405 for my birthday (which isn’t until Nov) and let me have it now! The 405 is some pretty cool kit and I’m looking forward to giving it a go this weekend on my long run.  I was going to […]

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Feeling it again

I’ve tracked my virtual run to date (23 Aug 2009) using Google earth and since 29 Mar 2009 my route has taken me past Ottawa, Ontario and past North Bay and Sudbury.  I’m still on Route 17 and I’m now running along the shores of Lake Superior and the virtual views are lovely. My distance […]

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Cross Canada Run & Stats Update

Date Started Running: 10 June 2007 Date finished run across UK: 05 June 2008 Time Taken to finish run across UK: 361 Days Distance covered in run across UK: 1381.37 km (858.38 miles) Average daily mileage in run across UK: 3.83 km (2.38 miles) per day Date started run across Canada: 06 June 2008 Days […]

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Juneathon – Day 8 (Rest Day)

“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.” – Jesse […]

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London Marathon

The Flora London Marathon was today and I watched the start whilst running on the treadmill at the gym.  It’s definitely days like this where I love the fact that I can combine a couple of great passtimes (tv watching and running). It was fantastic watching the thousands of people in the crowds, the celebrities […]

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Running Logs

I plugged my Nike+ in to the bottom of my iPod so I could get the running history from it and….nothing. No saved runs! What the hell? Piece of crap! Thankfully I have kept a separate written log of my runs this month, however that means I have no runs to upload to the Nikeplus […]

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19k and a cold

First thing first.  Yesterday I began the next phase of the 100 push ups training schedule.  First I had to perform another “test” to see where I was at.  So, I got down on the floor and did a whopping 31 push ups (sarcasm).  That is only an increase of four since my original test […]

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Tis the season

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone out there.Firstly I’d just like to complain about my self-inflicted over-eating fest over the past few days. Why oh why do we do it to ourselves? And, how it is physically possible to gain so much weight in such a very short period of time? Well, for […]

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