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The run-up to the London Marathon 2007

That explains it!

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Well it’s been three weeks since the marathon and unfortunately my injured left leg wasn’t showing much signs of improvement. It had got a little better I suppose, going from not being able to walk on it at all (the… Read More »That explains it!

A long day

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Those of us who had been wishing for sunshine on race day apparently wished a little too hard as this year’s London Marathon equalled the hottest previously on record. Such weather might not make ideal running conditions, but the warmth… Read More »A long day

Tapering, tapering…

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For the last three months, I’ve been gradually increasing the number of miles I’ve been running each week. When going from running a few token miles to needing to survive more than 26, gradually training up would seem like a… Read More »Tapering, tapering…

The Bearded wonder!

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Today, I shaved for the first time in a month. And not out of laziness, either, for this is a charity beard! As many of you might already know, I’m not running this marathon for purely masochistic pleasure. I’m running… Read More »The Bearded wonder!

Back to basics

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After a weekend of relaxation, it was high time I got back out on the road. The day after my visit to see Dr Lavine, I was somewhat concerned as my foot was actually feeling worse than before! Not to… Read More »Back to basics

Spoke too soon

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Bother. Depite a 6 miler yesterday that felt great while I was doing it, I’m paying the price today. The old ankle’s certainly letting me know I’ve been using it. Interestingly enough, the discomfort is in the sole of my… Read More »Spoke too soon

Wibble wobble

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In the words of Borat: “Great success!” Today I took delivery of a Wobble 360 wobble board, from the good people at Fahtee Corp. The basic idea of these contraptions is that by simply learning to stand on them without… Read More »Wibble wobble

Lookin’ up

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Things definitely looking up: ran just over 4 miles this evening and no complaints from the ankle. Some complaining from the legs, but not the ankle! We’ll see how it is in the morning, but I’m quietly optimistic that I’ll… Read More »Lookin’ up