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Boat Race 10-miler

Confession: I’ve never watched the Boat Race. At least not live, as in standing by the river Thames between Putney and Chiswick and watching the crews of Oxford and Cambridge duking it out over the five miles of one of … 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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A100: 7 weeks to go

NB You have not missed a week. I realised the ‘weeks to go’ referred to the start of my week, not the end when this is being published so we’re down to 7 now! (I never was very good at … Continue reading

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A100: 9 weeks to go

Finding a balance between enjoying the holiday and feeling like I’m still keeping fit isn’t easy but I’ve kept myself ticking over this week. Monday (5.4 miles) Jogged down to the Embarcadero (the piers in San Francisco) before 10 minutes … Continue reading

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