Tag: Half-Marathon

Royal Parks Half: 30 days to go!

In what is becoming a bit of a tradition round these parts, I'm running the Royal Parks half-marathon. In just 30 days! It's definitely my favourite half-marathon. The route is spectacular and it's normally really well organised. Not something that can be said for all large races. And, as usual, I'm running to raise funds ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The fragile body

Last weekend, I hit the streets of London hard. Literally. Falling while out running, I took a lump out of my right elbow, badly hurt my right root and knee and (it turns out) twisted my ankle in the process. This wouldn't have been so bad - I'm a big boy, after all - except ...

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People are assholes, Part 467

So I went out for a long overdue training run this morning. Managing a decent pace, I was hoping to do about 15km. I'd had a great night's sleep, was full of the requisite amount of coffee and raring to go. All went well until I got to Commercial Road. I was busy avoiding the ...

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Catching up on life

As I'm "home alone" this weekend for the first time in a while, I restarted the long-held tradition of staying up far too late watching crap TV, having made poor meal choices. I fended off the strong urge to order take-away and instead enjoyed some pulled pork in a baguette, made at home. Stunning. I ...

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Regent’s Canal Run

I popped out for a lunchtime run as I'm working from home today. Looking at the clouds overhead, I was in two minds, but I'm glad I made the effort. I retraced my steps and travelled a little way up Regent's Canal. Other runners, cyclists and random toddlers aside, the biggest obstacles to a quick run ...

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Coaching with Nike+

An update to Nike+ apparently adds a virtual coach to the app - it looks interesting and, for some people at least, will provide a manageable and sensible schedule to prepare for that next race. While running *looks* easy - one foot in front of the other - knowing how to get ready for any ...

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Under the knife…

So...I went to see my orthopaedic specialist the other evening. And the news wasn't great. He's diagnosed a meniscus tear, requiring surgery. Because my injury happened in April (thank you fellow runner at the London Marathon), because I've rested and stretched and avoided long runs and because the pain is getting worse: he recommends surgery ...