Category: running

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a return to blocks of four

Still in the midst of no man’s land ‘training’, I found myself back in the familiar context of blocks of four this weekend. It wasn’t my idea – “an older boy told me to do...

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speed check: run 1:35

Albeit a last-minute decision, I decided it was time for a speed check this weekend. The brethren of the #BVSC planned a little half-marathon some time back. For a while, I was on the...

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the experiments: experiment nine

It feels like it has been forever since I ran with any purpose over distance let alone experiment. Yes, there have been a couple of interesting, fun time trials during ‘Lockdown’ but only short-distance...

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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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virtual challenge 2: the mile

Following on from the success of the first virtual challenge (5km with an ‘advantageous’ route), the #BVSC has launched their second target for virtual racing this Lockdown. This time there are options. Competitors can...

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a race: going the social distance

I said the other day that I badly needed some sort of focus and/or distraction. Something that would curb the current situation we face. There are no real races out there right now. While...

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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 eighteen

The long runs continued this week. Getting back on track with a prescribed week of training from the first draft of the schedule. I mentioned recently that I felt the need to tweak something...