Category Archives: Injury

Running into my Fourth Age… or maybe not at all

I nearly closed this blog at the turn of the year. Not because I don’t have things to say, but rather because I don’t have the bandwidth these days to set it down. In the end I renewed the fee … Continue reading

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12 weeks to go. Training by Snakes & Ladders

There is a reason why I haven’t blogged my progress in six weeks, and the reason is that although I have sat down to write many times, the outcome has always been “How the hell do I write this?” Today … Continue reading

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Week 17: Pace-not-Race (and speaking of… well, you know, awkward things)

[Updated 14-May… but you’ll have to read down to find out…] This is effectively a post-script to last night’s eve-of-race musings: but I can at least now include the totals for this week (if I had included today’s 13.1 in … Continue reading

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From “DNF” to a Half-Marathon (and 10 marvels of a runner’s body)

A close friend of mine is struggling at the moment, recovering only slowly from a broken femur following a skiing fall. I have said “Don’t worry, keep going, it will improve in small steps: don’t compare what you could do … Continue reading

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Week 15: Perspective

It’s been a couple of weeks since I updated this blog, and even that was under Fundraising rather than the main heading. There have been a couple of reasons I have stalled:- The Boston Marathon bombing threw me. It took … Continue reading

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Week 11 & 12 – A Rollercoaster (…or at least one of those kiddies caterpillar rides?)

Bloody running, does your head in! Its been a rollercoaster spell, these last couple of weeks. Robin Hood confirmed the full Marathon is back on, and even better because I have an injury-deferred place (despite the difference in fee) I … Continue reading

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BANG ! ! ! When injury strikes

It’s not the pain that hurts so much. We can deal with that: body and mind can react quickly, and we learn a way of separating it off from ourselves and putting it in a box, along with ice and … Continue reading

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