Back on the Couch again. :-(

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I’m an idiot.  I realise that some people will think they know that already, but last week it was definitely true. Having had a little wobble 10 days ago worrying that I’d done something to my hamstring, I went out running again as soon as it felt better.  That day I ran 4k before stopping when I began to feel …

Too Much Too Soon?

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I saw on the interwebs this morning that Eddie Izzard has had to halt to his amazing 27 back-to-back marathons in South Africa.  He quoted unforseen medical complications as his reason for stopping, but said “I will return to South Africa and run the 27 marathons and finish this story.  I owe that to Nelson Mandela who has inspired the …

Back on the road again

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I’ve spent a week worrying about what I did to myself last Sunday. A week not really knowing if I’d actually done myself any harm or not.  I assumed I’d pulled a hamstring, given that the pain was centred in the back of my knee.  Well, I say pain, what I really mean is a tightness there.  I’d stopped running …

First Chink in the Armour

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There’s no other way to say this, but yesterday I sustained my first injury.  There, I’ve said it.  I think I’ve pulled a ham string in my right leg.  Not badly, I think, but having never had this happen before, only the next few days will tell. I went out for my usual 5.5k run around the Common which takes …

Why do shoes have heels?

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My conversion to barefoot running has also started converting me to barefoot walking – barefoot walking for ALL activities, not just delibrate barefoot walking to exercise my calf muscles and achilles tendons. Of course that doesn’t mean that I’m going everywhere barefoot, it means that I now want to wear barefoot shoes for everything.  The only thing that has stopped …