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It just drops in

Sometimes that sweet spot of pure running bliss just drops in and crashes the run like a cannonball crushing the still of an empty pool. Yesterday, after the first three kilometres were a struggle to find any rhythm, and after the next 7 which were a constant low grade uphill chug, and just before the […]

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Butt end

When a run goes all wrong and I have to skulk home slowly, maybe haggardly, I feel like everyone else who passes by is thinking “Who’s the horse’s ass all dressed for a run but moving slower than a slug uphill?” I don’t like that feeling. That’s why I like to: A) not have shitty […]

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Sketching it up

I envision my run before running it. Do you? Is that weird? I have a plan in mind and sketch out a route in my head, ‘see’ the run as if from bird’s eye view, then I go after it. It helps to know where I am headed and how and why rather than just […]

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All sunshine and rainbows

My running is not anywhere close to where I would like it to be, where I think it is, or where I had hoped it could be. But I am getting on the road and plugging away increasing my mileage. I am still committed to the pursuit of running progress. I still love running. Running […]

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Summer runnin had me

The humidity yesterday morning ground me down. I turned home and ran 6k less than intended. Summer is here today and while I  am glad for it’s arrival, I am a cold or cool weather runner. I like when the chilly air freezes my lungs more than I can appreciate when the humid air clogs […]

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Shell game

The Shell Game is a slight of hand act of trickery. Three cups and a ball. Try to keep your eye on it as the con works “magic” and enlists the help of the dark arts to fool you into confidence. Put your twenty on the left cup and that ball is sure to be […]

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Focus on the closest

I try not to look too far in advance when I contemplate my running progress. Rather than worry about how I think I may perform on race day weeks from this point, I focus on the successes and victories of now. A 3’10” kilometre or an average pace of 4’17” after a 15 kilometre outing […]

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