Category: Running

It’s just a simple act of putting one foot in front of the other, but I’ve still managed to write plenty of posts about running, all of which are here.

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Which Training and Analysis Apps Now That Strava is No Longer Free

The fact that Strava have started to charge for more of their offerings than they have in the past has forced me to re-evaluate which apps I ‘need’ and which ones I don’t. Do I need to pay for TrainerRoad, Zwift, Training Peaks, Strava and other such apps? What does each one do and what...

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Wales Coast Path Progress

My progress on running around the perimeter of Wales has come to something of a halt thanks to the Coronavirus lockdown. It’s not the end of the world as I was never trying to set any records and never had a time limit in mind either. It’s an ongoing project that has taken me several...

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Non-Coast Path Runs

After making an attempt to continue with my Wales Coast Path Run a few weeks ago my plans to continue it over the Spring were scuppered by the Coronavirus Lockdown. Typically, every Tuesday since then has seen perfect conditions as well. Clear blue skies, light winds and pleasant temperatures. The travel restrictions have of course...

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Heart Rate Interval Traces

I do like making pretty heart rate traces. Here’s the one from my lunchtime run today. Nice hey? It has my run pace on it as well. All courtesy of a 10x 1min interval session. I didn’t really feel like it to start with so the first few intervals were a little lack-lustre but I...

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Running around Trawsfynydd

Anna and I were heading out for the evening on Sunday, so I didn’t hang around long in Colwyn Bay after the races. I did however stop off for a run on the way home. I stopped at Trawsfynydd Lake as that was a good halfway marker on the drive and I’d never ran here...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Swansea to Oxwich

Coast Path Vital Stats Swansea to Oxwich Distance: 18.31 miles Elevation Gain Today: 515m Highest Elevation: 84m Time: 3:36:57 Av. Pace: 11:51 mins/mile Calories: 1671 Totals to Date Total Distance: 767.96 miles Total Time: 141:55:34 Total Elevation Gain: 22185 Total Calories: 69725 Distance to go: 324 miles I should probably start this Wales Coast Path...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Port Talbot to Swansea

Coast Path Vital Stats Port Talbot to Swansea Distance: 13.64 miles Elevation Gain Today: 95m Highest Elevation: 35m Time: 2:27:14 Av. Pace: 11:01 mins/mile Calories: 1230 Totals to Date Total Distance: 749.65 miles Total Time: 138:18:37 Total Elevation Gain: 21670 Total Calories: 68054 Distance to go: 342 miles It’s been ages since I’ve done any...

The Best Rucksack for Running and Trekking 2

The Best Rucksack for Running and Trekking

It’s time for a nice new rucksack. OK, I’ll admit it, I’m living something of a consumerist lifestyle. Yes, I’ve got more ‘toys’ than is absolutely necessary and I do sometimes live by the adage of ‘He who dies with the most toys, wins.‘ It may not quite fit quite with the ‘Simple Life of...

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Quad Camp Day 7 – Snowdon’s South Ridge

Things were winding down for the Quadrathlon Camp by now. Most people had headed home yesterday so I was doing my own thing. The campsite was horribly busy now as well. I suppose it was the weekend and we had just had a week of glorious weather. My early morning trip to the toilet and...

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Quad Camp Day 3 – Snowdon

Day 3 of the quad Camp brought with it a super sore throat and snot galore. Lovely!! Big, thick green slimey snot that seemed to go on forever. It was the sort that has some proper weight to it and brings a sense of immense but short-lived satisfaction when ejected from ones nostrils. Short-lived because...