Category Archives: Thoughts

No pain, no gain?

Saw some interesting research about appropriate footwear for running in The Times on 12 Sep.  I ran a marathon in 1979, wearing plimsolls and with no ill effects other than a couple of blisters. So when I saw the article … Continue reading

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Plimsolls vs. running shoes

There’s been research done, according to several newspaper articles, one in the Mail and one in The Times putting forward the view that “plimsolls can outrun pricey trainers”. In an article by Lucy Maddox today in The Times, and citing … Continue reading

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Age and exercise

Saw an interesting article in the Times Body & Soul today, which made me feel inspired.  It was in the news recently that a 64 year old woman swam 110 miles,”proving the power of grit and determination above youth and … Continue reading

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Tip for running up and down hills.

When running up a hill, just as your stride turnover should remain unchanged, from running on the flat, so too should your breathing.  If you find you are breathing more heavily, then you are probably running too fast. As you go … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions

Go to Barcelona to visit my son Go to stitch and bitch group at the Dark Side Continue learning Spanish and do some work on this at home Continue learning Sign Language and revise at home Start aquafit classes and … Continue reading

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