Tag: Half-Marathon

On the mend

I'm finally feeling human again, after the flu that just wouldn't die. Time for some moderation and self-care...

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 ...