Monthly Archives: April 2012

The London Marathon and other achievements

Rest day for me today, but not for many – today saw the 32nd London Marathon, a massive achievement for all who completed it, including many of my friends and colleagues. There were two in particular I was following, because … Continue reading

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Sometimes, it’s a numbers game

Some days I can get on the treadmill and run, and it feels easy and comfortable and I enjoy it.  Other days, I get on and it’s hard, and not comfortable, and I don’t so much want to be there.  … Continue reading

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Little by little

So, second run after the cold (I say after – it’s still hanging around, annoying and snotty) and another little bit of progress – I managed 2.5k in less than 20 minutes, running at 8.2k per hour – this is … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle (and on the belt)

Finally! Back on my bike to work today, and a cheeky 2.5k when I got home. Times for neither were impressive – my sinuses are still a bit snotty – but I’m back. Never thought I’d say this, but – … Continue reading

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Illness: continued

Sadly I’m still full of cold and this is seriously hampering my efforts to get in to training.  I’ve been able to cycle to work for the past three days, but no running – and it’s unlikely that I’ll be … Continue reading

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Illness

No training today – horrid throat infection/hacking cough. Tomorrow is probably out too. Seriously unimpressed. Normal service will be resume as soon as possible…

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The importance of rest days

No cycling or running today – it’s a rest day. That concept can seem counter-intuitive when you’re training for a particular goal, but it’s essential.  When you train, you deplete your energy reserves and pull your muscle fibres apart.  Rest … Continue reading

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