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Things that stand out a little and are worth mentioning

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give me a break!

After everything that the last 12 months, especially 2020, has thrown at me, a break from it all was probably on the cards. While out for a pleasant stroll with the family on Sunday,...

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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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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...

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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 (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...

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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...