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Things that stand out a little and are worth mentioning

rest area 1 mile – original image © https://pixabay.com/vectors/rest-area-1-one-mile-ahead-44352/ 0

virtual race day: #BVSC mile time trial

Race day arrived again – yippee! Following the great success of the first #BVSC ‘Lockdown’ 5k Challenge, it was time for the classic distance. The mile had an opportunity to shine. If I’m totally honest,...

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the only road I know

The last time I ran on a road surface was over 5 weeks ago. Hospitalised twice in the last 6 years; even then I never went that long without miles on the road. As...

coronavirus is taking its toll on more than just sport, remember that – original image © https://pixabay.com/photos/coronavirus-virus-mask-corona-4914026/ 0

Pandemic, pity, perspective

Looking back to the start of the year, my perspective on my training schedule. I started full of hope, eager to capitalise on a solid foundation from last year. My goal marathon for spring...

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the long runs: third (tired) twenty

Time to queue up and execute the third twenty-miler of the long runs. You would think that having learned so much from last year’s experiments that I would have approached this weekend’s run with...

3:40 speed check – original photo © Jonathan Brazil 0

speed check: go run 3:40

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you may have stumbled on my speed check runs from last year. The most adventurous of which was possibly the speed check marathon just...

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the long runs: second twenty

Last week’s foray back into the 20-mile zone of the long runs went well. It went very well; I could not have been happier about it. Since my school days, I have regularly used...

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the long runs: first twenty

It had not been a good week leading up to the next entry in the long runs series on Saturday morning. The chesty cough (I thought) that I started out on the 18-miler last...