Category: Running

Nervous knee concerns…

The return of my old knee injury? I'll do anything to avoid more surgery...

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Finally hit the 15km mark

My training for next month's Royal Parks half-marathon continues. I'm missing tons of training time due to work travel and, this week, illness. But I made sure I got back out on the streets this morning. I managed 15km fairly well, though I'll be honest - the final kilometre was a little tough due to ...

A half-marathon development

Yesterday afternoon, just before I left my office, I was emailed by the lovely team at Epilepsy Action, offering me a place in the upcoming Royal Parks half-marathon. Wow. I'd put myself in the draw for race places directly with the race organisers several months ago, but was unsuccessful. So I gracefully accepted I wasn't ...

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A quick run in the sun

I was hit by a strong need to skip the gym this morning, but instead get outside and go for a run. So after a suitable amount of time drinking coffee and doing various chores (and then procrastinating on the internet), I got into my running gear and headed outside. It was gorgeous. About 18C ...

Spontaneous running joy!

Don't ask me why. But somehow, I woke up before my alarm this morning. A full 30minutes earlier than planned. @TheFrankFlyer brought me my usual Nespresso in bed (bless 'im!) and after a quick perusal of the new on my iPad, I found myself getting dressed. In my running gear! A quick glance at my ...

A lunchtime dash

Being my own boss and working from home regularly means I can 'step out' of work when it suits me. And today at lunchtime, it definitely suited me. Although really cold, the sun was shining and the sky was blue. I'd spent the morning huddled over my keyboard, furiously re-writing a new workshop, so I ...

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Starting 2017 as I mean to go on…

I started today with a run. I haven't run in a few weeks due to the damage I did to my shoulder during the final 150m of the Royal Park's Half-Marathon in October. It still hurts when I run and now, when I walk briskly. So I made an appointment with my GP before Christmas and have ...

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Royal Parks half-marathon 2016

I live! I didn't just survive this year's Royal Parks half-marathon, I enjoyed every minute of it! It was, as ever, a well organised and very picturesque race. But the addition of some unexpected sunshine was simply an added bonus. My pacing was a little off due to navigating early crowds and needing to stop ...

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Royal Parks Half – here we go!

I'm sitting in my kitchen, sipping a coffee and preparing to get dressed. At 0900, I'll start the Royal Parks half-marathon and run 13 miles / 21km around London's stunning parks. All in aid of Epilepsy Action. Training has gone well and I've been very pleased with my longer runs, both in terms of pace ...