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Race to the Tower training – running slow to run fast and easy

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You’ve seen them. If you’ve been outside much while the sun was out, you’ve definitely seen them. They carry a pained expression on their faces, as if each footstep is incrementally worse than the last. Nothing about their gait or demeanour suggests a person at ease with what they’re currently putting their bodies through. I am talking about the uncomfortable …

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Heineken Race to the Tower 2018 or ’I couldn’t afford a motorbike for my midlife crisis’

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Cast your mind back to 2012. It was a simpler time. The word ‘Brexit’ did not exist, and I didn’t feel the need to compulsively look at property prices in France in preparation for complete societal collapse. On February 29th of that year, I started this blog. I don’t really know why I did it, and it’s fair to say …

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Finding your motivation

In Arbitrary Guff by All This Running Around1 Comment

Wait, WAIT. Don’t panic. This isn’t going to be an instructional post about how to find your motivation. Because frankly, I couldn’t tell you. And I wouldn’t pretend that there is some magical ‘one size fits all’ solution for making exercise a part of your life, making it something that you just do and enjoy. I’m 42 years old and …

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Fitbit Surge Review

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Introduction Last spring, I started to read about the work of Dr Phil Maffetone. Rather than go into too much detail about that here, I will save it for a future post, which promises to be punishingly tedious and will test the limits of your endurance far more effectively than any ultra marathon. But, in a nutshell… Dr M has …

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The art of doing fuck all

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RIGHT then. I am rolling up my sleeves (figuratively). I am cracking my knuckles like Bruce Lee before he fights Chuck Norris. I am PREPARING. Preparing to smear some more verbal effluent directly into your eyeballs. It’s been a long time. Doubtless my regular readers have deserted me, and who could blame them? ME, and in a very DIRECT and …

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Don’t call it a comeback – I’ve been here for years. I actually have been here for years.

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Eh? Eh? EH? Bet you thought I was dead, eh? THINK AGAIN. Want to know when I last actually sat down and tried to write something for this blog, do you? DO YOU? Well it was over a year ago, as it happens. I think (in fact I know, because I just checked) that I managed to squeeze 300 words …

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Freeletics: the ultimate love/hate relationship

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We’ve all been there. We’ve all had a partner that made us deliriously happy one minute and transformed us into a psychotic rage machine the next. (Well actually, I haven’t. Perhaps you haven’t either. But for the purposes of this latest 1000 word slice of Freeletics-related verbal effluent, let’s pretend that we both have.) Or perhaps you have sat up …