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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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cross training: snow shoeing

There’s just time for one last taste of winter as spring is now definately in the air. The birds are singing, it’s 18 degrees and the snow is rapidly going.  Yay. This last wintery post features photos from a snow … 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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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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new year running resolutions

What a crazy time christmas is. What with the arrival of the first guests in the holiday apartment, umpteen wonderful friends and family members over from the UK and an unwelcome knock in the car, running went pretty much out … Continue reading

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round the Zugspitze: mountain biking in paradise

woodcutter’s van with wooden carved christmas trees. Had to share a few photos from our rave mountain bike ride on Satuday round the Zugspitze. 80k of wonderful trails with a beer half way. Sunshine, early autumn colours and great company … Continue reading

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