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Unseasonable Weather makes for Wonderful Views (and very wet feet).

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Well, after a month of barbeques and sunbathing, we thought we were done with snow until the autumn, but mountain weather is nothing if not fickle and Wednesday brought 15cm of snow. But 50k training run was planned and so … Continue reading

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45k ultra trail training run

This morning began with a good old soak in the lazy pool at the Alpenbad, the bubbles providing a much needed massage for sore legs and feet. Why? Yesterday was my longest training run ever. 45k with lots and lots … Continue reading

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Ultratrail: and so the fun begins…..

So the Zugspitze-Supertrail 68.8k trail race is starting from our little village on 28th June 2012.  The opportunity to do an ultra- trail marathon leaving almost from our door is too tempting an opportunity to miss. 8 weeks to go … Continue reading

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slushy slippy sunny fun: Spring trail running in the Alps.

If there were hidden cameras filming this run, they would have filmed the grinning idiot, ’cause I ran the whole thing with a great big stupid smile on my face.  Yes, it was like an ice rink in parts and … Continue reading

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uphill tempo Hohe Sattel

The run:  From the door at Happy Mountains up to the top of Hohe Sattel and back again. Why?  very steep so good for strong (=thunder?) thighs.  Always a tempo run (heart has to pump like hell to keep you … Continue reading

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4 weeks to fit and fab

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Ever look in the mirror and realise that the body there does not match the one in your mind? January is far too miserable to contemplate any sort of fitness plan.  But February is here, the evenings are getting longer … Continue reading

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cross training: skiing

Not an option for everyone granted, but when you’ve got a ski-slope at the end of your road, you’ve got to give it a go occasionally.  Skiing is fantastic cross training as it gives you an arse of steel and … Continue reading

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brrrrr…how to run when it’s brass monkeys

The temperature hasn’t been above -10 for three days now.  Balmy by Montreal standards granted, but bloody parky to a soft midlander like myself.  An hours gentle trot on packed snow and ice, spikes a must, took me through the … Continue reading

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welcome to Narnia. Runners’ food: mulligatawny soup

An hour long running tour through Narnia: certainly the first run I’ve ever had where I should have worn goggles.  Still it wasn’t cold and it was pretty.  This photo was actually taken at 2pm, giving some idea of the … Continue reading

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snow snowy run

Had to share a couple of a quick photos I took yesterday on my short run at dusk.  The paths had been cleared earlier in the day but the snow came so thick and fast yesterday that there was still … Continue reading

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