Tag Archives: pains and niggles

The congestion settles in

It seems this cold is trying it’s best to hold on and the congestion in my sinuses has been increasing steadily all day. I refuse to let it win and I’ve increased my vitamin C dosage and I’ve even started using Vicks First Defence (not sure if it actually does anything) to stop it before […]

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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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Semi-conscious and KFC

Where do I begin? I went to running club yesterday with my mate Tony after I finished work. I was looking forward to it because it wasn’t raining and the temperature was cool but not freezing. It was a nice clear night. We got to the track and we intended (and started) to do 600m […]

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Still doing push ups

This morning was an easy run for about 10.35km at an easy pace.  Still feeling a niggle in my right hip and leg caused by sciatic nerve.  Tomorrow night is running club again, 6:30pm at Palmer Park stadium.  Wanna come? Push ups tonight went as follows:- Set 1:  29 – Okay Set 2:  33 – […]

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Migration

Further to my last very short post, I have decided to move my blog to thevirtualrunner.org where I already have my site and log my runs etc. One of the reasons I wasn’t using WordPress in the past was because I just couldn’t find a template I was happy with and simple.  This one is […]

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Burning Nipples of Death

Now occassionally I suffer from runner’s nipple (chaffing of the nipple caused by clothes whilst running) and it can be painful. Today, oh the burning!I’ll never forget this one time at the gym last year. Running on the treadmill went fine. I finished and looked liked someone had poured a bucket of sweat over me […]

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Happy Virtual 2009

I’m in pain…With the new year I’ve begun to focus on my next goal, which is the Reading Half-Marathon on 29 March 2009. Part of this focus is to (gradually) increase my mileage over the coming weeks and to incorporate some additional exercises more often. One such excercise is called the Pendulum and I got […]

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Super Six

Runnersworld.co.uk had a competition which offered a prize for 6 individuals which would provide the following:- One-to-one coaching and support from one of three top coaches – Steve Smythe, GB Olympic athlete Liz Yelling or Nick Anderson Personalised nutrition advice from the Lucozade Sport Performance Team, as well as a four-month supply of Lucozade Sport […]

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Back at it!

Well, after exactly two weeks of illness, eating and sitting on my ass; I’m back at it! I went for a run yesterday. Yeah it was only an easy run for about 6.5km but it was nice to get the legs moving again. My biggest concern during the run was my achilles on my left […]

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No Running!

Well, it’s been a while since I ran with any regularity! I’m starting to feel really guilty as well. First I had problems with my achilles so I had to take it easy. Now, after a session of binge drinking (first time in almost 2 years) at the Reading Festival I was ill for two […]

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