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Nuts to that

After Tuesday’s core workout and yesterday’s speed work (“speed work” was just a few hundred-metre dashes here and there on a 5k run instead of the prescribed 9 x 200m bursts), Nike Run Club app had me scheduled for a recovery run. Nah. Instead I chugged out a 4:23 first kilometre and banged home a […]

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Textured Tuesday #88

“Walking among all the cars and the dainty joggers, I dream of the afterlife, picture Heaven as an auto-free city, picture idlers and polluters, after the marriage between Hell and Hell, tied like tin cans to the back doors of the cars of the damned—” -Elisabeth Harvor  ‘I Dream of the Afterlife’

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Dirty work

Springtime is get to work time. It’s the heart of training, intervals, hills, speed sessions, and dig deep to the finish runs. Mud on the shoes, grit splashed on the calves and butt, sweat beading on the brow… spring brings out the sun and brings on the running grunt work.

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Deceptive days

Sometimes the most beautiful sunny days are deceiving in nature. Today’s skies were blue, the sun blazingly bright, the roads clear and dry. So I ran. And then the striking cold and wickedly chilling wind sliced through me like a santoku through a perfectly ripe tomato. Of the 11 kilometres run, 7 were into the […]

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Textured Tuesday #87

“the first step towards becoming a fully fledged word is to learn to say it correctly    WORD spelled w-o-r-d learning to spell it is the second step the world is full of words that never did learn to spell spaces gasping for breath ah    ah    ah” -Anna Mioduchowska  ‘His Ashes Were Shipped to the Country of Birth’

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Small ‘pop’ of life

Day in and day out the time rolls into one ball of life rolling downhill at impressive speed. Time flies. Then there’s the real awakening moments. The moments where your son makes an incredible road hockey glove save and celebrates like he’s won the cup. The moments where your daughter slides around the driveway on […]

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