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Week 20 - Don't Trust Yourself

I learned early on in my running this year that I can be incompetent when it comes to predicting how well I’ll do with any particular run.   1,071 more words


85 syllables on why Zeke is the worst.

Week 9, Run 32

3.01 miles
32 m, 58 s
10:57 minutes/mile

Today I’ll be kind.
Zeke will run with me outside:
fog, dog, endorphins.

Darting to sniff, sniff,
pee. Sniff, walk. Sniff, sniff. Come ON.
The dog lags. I drag.

Fine. Land’s End is
off leash. Be free! Run! I run!
The dog lags. I call.

He hears enemy
moles, squirrels down the cliff — but not
me.  Leashes again.

Ocean Beach is no
easier. He stops. He says:
No. More. Home again.


I've been neglectful...

Dear blog,

I’m sorry I dropped off the face of the earth there for a while. Things have been quite busy and exciting over the last two months. 172 more words


"The Best Marathon Workout" Without Running a Marathon

Today’s 2 X 6 mile workout is designed to simulate the fatigue and soreness during the latter stages of a marathon, without running a marathon.  Hence the title The Best Marathon Workout. 135 more words

Daily Writing

4AM Battle

I know its already 4AM when thoughts of staying longer in bed enter my head.

“You’re tired!”
“You can run this afternoon!”
“You can sleep a little longer.”
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fitting a run in on holiday

Earlier this year we booked a holiday in Cornwall, we arranged to go away with a close group of friends and camp near Padstow, this is great, because we all have kids, and the site we were on is very child friendly without being over the top. 639 more words