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Freeletics reboot in… fourteen days?

In Freeletics, Injury problems, Life by All This Running Around2 Comments

Here I am again, with another wholly unsatisfactory post regarding injuries and old age. It’s been almost three weeks since my last post and in the meantime I’ve spent two weeks in France drinking pretty much all the wine I could force down my stupid fat neck. It was lovely, but not especially conducive to working out. (Not especially conducive …

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Freeletics – the end of the beginning

In Arbitrary Guff, Freeletics, Life, Music, Running by All This Running AroundLeave a Comment

So, that’s it then. Or rather, it isn’t. Yesterday I completed the initial free period of Freeletics workouts. In just three weeks, I have gained a perfect physique. I am essentially Bruce Lee, only taller and less dead. Piece of piss. LIES. But I have at least managed to make it to the end of the free period of Freeletics …

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Losing weight the All This Running Around way

In Bollocks, Drink, Eating, Life, Running by All This Running Around4 Comments

I’ve had a somewhat up and down relationship with my weight throughout my life. Actually, that’s not strictly true since I only started weighing myself thirteen days ago. So, not weight exactly. Shape. As a boy, I remember looking disdainfully in the mirror at my collection of clearly visible ribs. I decided that my legs were too thin. Although looking …

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New Guardian running blog and HORSE MEAT!

In Life, Other blogs, Running by All This Running Around1 Comment

Earlier this week, The Guardian started a new running blog. We are promised plenty of regular articles covering different aspects of running, with something for everyone regardless of whether you’re a once-a-week park plodder or a lunatic ultra runner. So far, so good. The blog is to be headed up by Adharanand Finn, author of Running With the Kenyans, which …

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Running, skiing, sneezing and moaning

In Life by All This Running Around2 Comments

Yes, it’s another one of those posts that begins with a lame, uninteresting excuse for not having written anything for ages. No doubt it will be followed by a sincere promise to write more in 2013. Whatever. I’m here now, so I might as well tell you what’s been going on. Since my last post (a rant about Nike’s bullshit) …

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Running: it’s only for sexy people. Thanks Nike!

In Advertising, Life, Races by All This Running Around8 Comments

This post was originally inspired by some pictures I saw on Facebook a few weeks ago. One of my Facebook friends just completed the NWM (Nike Women’s Marathon) in San Francisco. She ran the half marathon distance, her first time. And if I know anything at all about the lady in question, she will have done it in a pretty …

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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 …