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Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Hateful Eight…weeks of no running*

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  Oh my life! I know that fellow Team Accelerate runner Simon has already stressed the exact same point in no uncertain terms, but to have spent the past 8 weeks taking it easy is no joke for someone who loves to run. I say ‘taking it easy’, but the reality is that since injuring the insertion point of my Left Sartorious, I’ve been tender in the knee – unable to really ignore the constant throb of pain against the inside of the joint (where the muscle attaches). The reason would appear to be the recent catalogue of issues during … Continue reading

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Hypothermia as a Lifestyle Choice

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  It’s November, the clocks have gone back, and now the temperature has truly plummeted for the first time this winter. Accordingly, it seemed appropriate to dig out this old blog post that drew a (relatively) reasonable amount of attention when I first posted it back in February over on fellmonkey.com, especially as it has been pointed out to me that is has popped up again on a couple of Facebook running groups in the last few days as a point of conversation. It has drawn sympathy, criticism, understanding and a few kind comments in equal measure and remains as … Continue reading

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33/56 – Spin

Posted on by Team Accelerate

There was good news on Tuesday evening when I had an assessment session with Pete down at the Accelerate Performance Centre. My recovery has progressed slightly ahead of schedule and there is a possibility of starting very light training again in two weeks, a fortnight earlier than we had first thought. By ‘very light’ we are talking an initial fifteen minute session, the middle five of which is a walking break. I’ll take it. I’m increasingly impressed with the development going on down at APC. The recently refurbished treatment room is looking great and the range of services continues to … Continue reading

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