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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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Freeletics: the return. Also, running again!

In Arbitrary Guff, Barefoot running, Freeletics, Injury problems by All This Running Around1 Comment

Well, good day to you all. Mondays, eh? What a load of fucking shit. Well up yours, because actually I quite like Mondays. But then, I work from home and there is literally nothing to stop me from sitting on my stupid fat arse watching Kojack, followed by Magnum PI, followed by The Professionals. Living the dream. Anyway, I’m sure …

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A brief tirade on the subject of snow

In Barefoot running, Injury problems, Running by All This Running Around1 Comment

Snow: love it or hate it, you’ve got to admit that it is precipitation in the form of flakes of crystalline water ice that fall from clouds. And we’ve had some of it over the last week, a fact you might just have gleaned if you’ve been within ten metres of a newspaper, television or weather-obsessed imbecile, of which there seem to be quite a lot these …

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Knackered leg provides pause for reflection

In Barefoot running, Injury problems, Life, Streak running, Ultramarathons by All This Running Around2 Comments

Hooray, I’m injured again! But rather than take my customary approach of bollocking on about it until my (two) regular readers have thrown themselves off a car park, I thought I’d post a few thoughts about where I am. Not where I actually am. I’m in my office looking at a spider. I mean where I am in terms of …

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Original Luna Sandals – a review

In Barefoot running, Born To Run, Injury problems, Luna sandals, Minimalist shoes, Review by All This Running Around1 Comment

Okay, so I’ve had my Lunas for a while now and clocked up a good few hundred miles on them. Time to give you my (largely worthless and entirely pointless) opinion on them. I’ve broken the review down into a few different parts, but to be honest I’ve no idea what I’m doing. Maybe you’ll find it useful. But more …

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A running app I actually like and OH MY GOD YOU GUYS, THERE’S NEWS!

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Hey, hi! You’re looking fantastic today. Is that a new haircut, or are you just pleased to see me? (Your hair is erect.) That shirt really brings out your eyes, as in literally brings them out so that they hang from stalks like that bit in that film with her out of Prime Suspect. Have you lost weight? No? Actually, …

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Some actual writing about running and a possible pause

In Barefoot running, Life, Luna sandals, Running, Streak running by All This Running Around1 Comment

Now that you’ve had time to change your underwear following the relentless excitement of my holiday posts, I’ve absolutely no doubt whatsoever that you are desperate to know how I’m getting on with my running. Of course you are. Yes you bloody are, shut your face. After my break (and having run even more sporadically than usual), I really struggled. …