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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Weekend Warrior

Well, after a really good windsurf session on Friday and the promise of more of the same over the weekend, the wind never quite delivered. Isn’t that always the way? It teased me all weekend, picking up to just enough now and then, only to drop off again. A Hard Bike Ride I’ve learnt the...

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The Weeks Roll By

There still isn’t much happening here really. We are continuing to stay as shielded as we can as the virus is still out there. We hardly even noticed that the school holidays had begun. The fact that we’ve all been at home for so long now meant that there wasn’t really a noticeable difference. I...

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A Long Paddle and a Long Ride

That was a nice weekend. Nice that is if you ignore the invasion of the tourists! It’s been lovely here during lockdown; everything has been peaceful and quiet, the wildlife has been loving it, the beach has been clean and tidy and the roads have been quiet. Now that lockdown has been mainly lifted 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...