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180 degrees on the Asics

Perhaps it is a sign?  I’m not supposed to own Asics trainers.  Maybe they aren’t good for me or something? Having already decided to run the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday in my Adidas Supernova Sequence trainers, I then received a great email today. The Sweatshop (organisers of the half marathon) sent me (and all […]

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Countdown to the Half

This morning’s run (on the treadmill) was 8.45km (5.25 miles) at a 05:19 min/km (08:34 min/mile) pace. I ran in my faithful Adidas Supernova Sequence trainers and the tempo run felt really good and comfortable.I’m looking forward to the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday (10:05 AM – GMT). I think I put in a lot […]

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Bug Eater

Today’s long run was harder than the last couple of done.  I realised I forgot my asthma inhaler (yeah, I’ve got asthma – although I only use my inhaler before I run) about 2km in to the run (2km away from the car) and I just didn’t feel right. I did my first 5km lap […]

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Running Shoes

My run yesterday was 10.56km (6.56 miles) at a pace of 05:41 min/km (09:09 min/mile). Rest day (as is every Saturday) and then last really long run tomorrow before the Reading Half Marathon. Weather permitting I’ll be running at Dinton Pastures again. One thing that I’m now worried about though are my running shoes. I […]

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Tempo Encore and a bit of History

My tempo run went so well on Tuesday that I thought I’d do another one today (since I had a day’s rest in between) and I did pretty much the exact same thing! 11.06km (6.87 miles) at a 05:26 min/km (08:44 min/mile) pace. It felt good and nothing hurt during or after the run on […]

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Long Run & iPod Issues

Long run went okay this morning and I covered 20.09km (12.48 miles) at a 05:37 min/km (09:03 min/mile) pace. If I can maintain that sort of pace at the Reading Half Marathon then I will definitely achieve my ultimate goal of sub 2 hours. Long run went well and the sun came out to join […]

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Points of (Un)Interest

I’m now concious again after a short nap. I am healthy and well (postitive mental attitude). I’m still debating on whether to do the next part of the push ups training this evening. My little boy is watching Madagascar 2 again for the millionth time. My fiance is at work. I think I’ve finally narrowed […]

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I just keep running

Yesterday my long run was up to 17km (10.56 miles) and I have about 7 weeks to go until the Reading Half Marathon (13.1 miles).My long runs over the two weeks just before the Half won’t be that intensive because I need to taper down to the race day. However, I intend to increase the […]

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Happenings & Training

Training is going well and my Sunday runs are increasing in mileage. The quality of my runs mid-week are also improving as I add a bit more variety with hill and speed work.I’ve started going back to my local running club, however I didn’t go last week because of my daughter’s birthday and I’ve decided […]

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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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