Monthly Archives: October 2008

Socks and the City

Wahey – I’m in New York!!!! Currently in Queens staying at Steve’s house, but about to venture into the city this afternoon to pick up my official race number at the marathon expo. Weather is cold, and although the temperature’s … Continue reading

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Start spreading the news…

… I’m leaving today! I’m at the airport at the moment waiting to board the plane. It’s beginning to feel close now! What the heck happened to the weather last night? Thick snow in October? Still, managed to get to … Continue reading

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Beaten

So much to do, so little little time to blog!! I’ve got a lot to prepare before I leave these shores, but I want to keep my blog up to date. Sunday was all about being beaten…in a good way! … Continue reading

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Stitched up

I had a really good run last night – five miles in 48 minutes, over quite an undulating cycle track in the dark. OK, so I won’t win any races at that pace and neither will I be able to … Continue reading

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Pretty in Pink

Having run in t-shirts in all my runs so far, I decided I’d better try some running vests, seeing as they should be lighter and easier to run in. I ran in my charity’s vest in ’98, and had ordered … Continue reading

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Mental Patience

With less than three weeks to go now, I’m in the crucial stage of preparation. Having done a magnificent 15 miles on Sunday, my longest training miles are now behind me and the tapering begins. Much more than that, though, … Continue reading

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My prediction? Pain!

Clubber Lang’s quote in Rocky III was all about inflicting pain on someone else; mine is purely is about me. I’ve been getting some peer pressure recently about going out for runs with my friends. I’ve been training for the … Continue reading

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Nipples, pricks, groin and bladder

There’s a darker side to running that is not often talked about. A messy, personal side that every runner goes through. The side where Vaseline is your best friend. Firstly, Nipples. Why do men have them?  What useful function do … Continue reading

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It’s the final countdown!

Keeping with the 80’s top cheese theme, I couldn’t resist the reference to the fact that I HAVE ONLY ONE MONTH TO GO!!!! Oh crap. Oh crappity crap. This is getting serious now! Before I’ll know it I’ll be on the … Continue reading

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