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One More Before

I’ve got one more long run of 10 miles which I’ll be doing tomorrow.  Then I’ll do a couple 2 or 3 mile runs during the week to keep the blood flowing before the marathon on 9th May. I’ve printed all my entry info to take with me on our trip to Canada (we have […]

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20 Miles of Fun

Okay, today’s long run wasn’t the greatest.  First, let me just say that I have run three times this week and I’ve been running three times each week.  I haven’t wanted to do too much, especially with the long runs on Sundays. I think that I should’ve been running more each week but it’s too […]

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I can’t believe I never saw it before!  I’ve been using my Garmin Forerunner 405 for a little while now and I didn’t realise that there was an option to post your runs on your website with very little hassle!  See, I’ve been doing images etc and cutting/pasting and it’s just a lot of work.  […]

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Arthritis Research UK & Phil Packer

I was recently approached by someone and asked to write on my blog about Phil Packer and Arthritis Research UK.  Personally, it was just nice to be asked in the first place (although I am aware it’s for advertisement for them) but I was also interested because a) he’s doing the London Marathon and b) […]

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Longest Run Yet

I’m pretty sure that my run yesterday was the longest one I’ve ever done.  I covered just under 15 miles (24km) and it was pretty hard.  I walked loads of it but average pace was about 06:27 min/km which I would be happy with in a full marathon. Summary:- Split Time Distance Calories 1 00:06:18 […]

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DOMS and a Lesson Learned

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is what I’ve got, and I’ve got it bad. My third attempt of the Reading Half Marathon certainly wasn’t my best.  I had a good first half and at the 10k mark my time seemed pretty good and I was at about the 58min mark.  However, the whole second half was […]

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Cross Trainer

No, this doesn’t mean I’m an angry exerciser.  I used the new cross training machine at the gym this morning.  They actually have loads and loads of them, however I can only use one! I don’t know what make/brand the machine is but it’s pretty cool.  Obviously it simulates a cross-country skiing motion like all […]

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Chunky Virtual Runner dot com?

Okay, I admit that I haven’t been following my training plan very well.  In fact, I’m not really following a plan but I am trying to make sure my long runs increase gradually each week. I’m trying to do two quality runs during the week (tempo and intervals) with a long run each Sunday.  Unfortunately […]

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Puffy Knees

Another Sunday and another long run.  This one had me cover over 18kms, but at a slow pace of just over 6min per km.  My legs were very tired at the end of this one and my knees felt very puffy.  I’ve been on the paracetemol and ibuprofen since the run… One thing I need […]

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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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