Me? A shill for the corporate gods of marketing war and the big machine of global free-market capitalism? Never! Unless, of course, there’s a pandemic on, and all my runners are literally falling apart at the seams, and the shops are closed. In which case, yes; maybe… And as someone adroitly pointed out, you can’t … More New shoes
Okay, who’s the wise-guy with the click-bait headlines? Well, that would be me. So thanks to The Idle Cyclist, I am now forced to run at least 5k each day for the month of December. I say ‘forced’… in truth, it doesn’t take a gun to my head to slip on a pair of runners … More I don’t get out of bed for less than 5k a day…
IN WHICH WE HAVE MORE TANGENTS THAN A WHOLE SCHOOLFUL OF GEOMETRY BOOKS WHILST WE TEASE OUT THE OPTIONS FOR A BRIGHT, SHINY NEW YEAR, INCLUDING A BRIEF TREATISE ON THE PERILS OF MIXING UP ‘BONKING’ WITH ‘BONKING’… Oh how tedious that blog title must read. How many editors (and sub-editors, and sub-sub-edi… yeah, okay, … More 2020 Vision
… So what’s the big deal adding one more? Well, in this case, it’s one more mile on top of 99, so we’ll see how chirpy we are when we get to that stage. Assuming we do get to that stage… I won’t particularly miss January. Nothing personal, but it’s been a tough few months. … More 99 Problems…
This unassuming patch of grass overlooking the Mill Lane, where I grew up, is at the heart of St. Mary’s Park. There are quite a few ‘old school’ housing estates like this around the country, where solidly-built houses surround an open space. If there were plans for these open spaces, it seems that these were … More For Matt
A quick recap of the week: Monday: 10k recovery run of reasonable pace. Tuesday: Speed work. Yuk. Has to be done. Over 14k of laps, around and around and around the pitches… Wednesday: Another recovery run of just over 10k. Thursday: Tempo run of just over 13k, below the target pace of 5:35. Friday: Recovery … More Checking in
Well. They’re here. Postman delivered the Vibrams this morning, and fair play to the seller; he picked up the tab for postage as well. Sound man you are. They are a perfect fit, and look pretty much brand new. Very little wear. Now the fun begins. Itching to get out, needless to say, but we … More Mmmm… new(ish) shoes!