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    Last Minute Race Planning

    In exactly 2 weeks I’ll be in Amsterdam with LFR for the Marathon and Half-Marathon and can’t wait. The training plan has gone well for a change. Ok, so what I mean by that is that training has been ok. Well, by ‘ok’ I mean its not gone badly. This

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    Longest Injury-Free Period

    I’ve been running a long time, perhaps 12 years in a ‘sort of regular’ way and perhaps ‘on and off’ for the 14 years preceding that. The ‘off’ periods being more influential than the ‘on’ periods of course, but that’s another story. Along the way, I’ve had all manner of

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    LFR Rocks

    This year running has been tough. An injury in February set me back way more psychologically than physically and my mojo has been off somewhere else doing its own thing ever since. Running has not only been hard but also not very enjoyable. About 6 weeks ago I had to

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    Keeping things interesting

    It’s true that when you do something a lot you can lose interest over time. The same can be said about running. Most of us have at some time or other lost what we refer to as our ‘mojo’ and spend ages looking for it on the sofa, in the

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    Continental 24Hour Thunder Run

    Exactly what is a fun time where running is concerned? We are the fun runners, right? We are supposed to know about such things, so its no surprise that we get involved in races such as the Continental 24 hour Thunder Run. Put simply it’s an off-road 10K trail and

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    Drinking in the club spirit

    This week I had the pleasure in joining 19 other LFR members at the Bearbrook 10km road race.   This race is fairly local, so there is always a good turnout – both from LFR and other local clubs – and today was no exception. The weather was perfect for

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    What happened to my mojo?

    Has anyone anyone seen my running mojo? Since I sprained my ankle in February I have felt quite down about how much running fitness I have lost.  This time last year I was running a 10k most weekends and was achieving a new PB each time.  This year my running

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    Sometimes you have to adjust your goals….

    OK – its confession time here at ‘worst pace scenario’ It’s been around three weeks since my last blog – and a lot has happened since then. Many of you may already know that last September I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis – (also known as brittle bones) – if you

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    Witnessing Something Special (brew)?

      Its not often you are able to witness an amazing performance or achievement, which makes it extremely special when you do see something incredible. Thursday this week was…..well ok lets just call it weird! Post the usual Thursday speed and stamina session, a duel of clubs had been organised.

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    Should I run?

    Is just running really the best training.   Its easy to get drawn in to just running for exercise – let’s face it we’re in a running club….but is running on its own a good idea – or is it better to ‘cross train’ (ie take part in a different