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Autumn 100: race report

“So how far is it?” I was just preparing for the Friday night drive to Goring with my girlfriend Cate as we’d planned to make a long weekend of it and stay in the usually sleep Berkshire village. She plugged … Continue reading

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Autumn 100: (Less than) 1 week to go

MONDAY (0 miles) Yoga and foam rolling for breakfast. Mmm, tasty. TUESDAY (4.5 miles) Classic two-bridge loop first thing. Felt fine, although I’m way more phlegmy than I ought to be. Decided to find out if it is sinusitis and … Continue reading

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A100: 2 weeks to go

MONDAY (0 miles) If in doubt, have an extra rest day. That’s my motto. So no running today but a challenging core session before breakfast. I remain hopeless at side planks. Something to work on during the off-season. TUESDAY (4.8 … Continue reading

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A100: 3 weeks to go

  MONDAY (0 miles) Yoga in the morning, foam rolling in the evening. Despite yesterday’s long(ish) run, I actually felt like I could have run today. But I stuck to the plan and gave my legs the chance to recover. … Continue reading

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A100: 4 weeks to go

MONDAY (0 miles) Yoga first thing. Sore back by the end of the day. I think my body just gets confused when I don’t run! TUESDAY (7.7 miles) The run commute this morning and for a few miles decided to … Continue reading

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A100: 5 weeks to go

MONDAY (0 miles) Yoga am, foam rolling the calves pm. Seem to have gained a twinge in my lower back overnight. Probably just a reaction to it being Monday. TUESDAY (5 miles) It may be September but it was very … Continue reading

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A100: 6 weeks to go

MONDAY (0 miles) 10-hour flight from San Francisco overnight. 30 minutes sleep. Swapped an easy run for a nap. TUESDAY (5 miles) A few easy miles in some cheap new shoes. Turns out they’re cheap because they won’t last long! … Continue reading

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