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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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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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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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lovely trail run in the autumn sunshine

Sometimes when out running, something clicks.  Today, as the sun shone through the colourful trees, the frost still covered the shadows and the trails were peaceful, all the stressful thoughs that have been fighting for space in my head were … Continue reading

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first snow

Running: sometimes it’s hard to get out of the door, especially when the weather is rotten.  A cold-snap over the last few days has brought the first snow to Leutasch, along with slushy wet cold weather that would test even … Continue reading

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