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What a run!

Needed to get a ‘long one’ in as I missed the Bay to Bay 30km race last Sunday. I was concerned that my London ‘training’ had been poor to middling but I screamed round today and felt great. Bounced around the rest of the morning. This is why I run.

Running Notes:
Route: Home – Kloof Nek – Camps Bay – Kloof Nek – Signal Hill – Home
Distance: 24km

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A hike does not a run make

14km + children + sun + hangover = painful. I imagine the 7 hours of walking, plus 2 hours of watching them swim (scream) in a blindingly cold river added up to approximately the equivalent 5km of cardio. Hurumph – keep telling myself it could have been a bit of a leg strengthener.

Notes:
Du Toitskloof trail
Distance: 14km (that’s a 5km run if I’m being generous)

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Penultimate run in London. In honour of this milestone I thought I’d write the following in my South London ‘estuary’ accent

So ah’ve don abaaht 15 runs on the exact same bleedin’ route in the laahst free weeks and blimey its boring. All the same, nuffink different, nah chinas to run wiv, all on me tod. Same ald pavements, same ald people starin’ an havin’ a butchers daan the ‘ighstreet like they aint never seen nobody exercising before. And oh the ‘orror of finking that I’m gonna be more than a little bit pony when I git back. And faak me its taters.

Running Notes:
Route: Mum’s ‘ouse – Shooter’s ‘ill – Mum’s ‘ouse
Distance: 12km

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It starts today

And like all great starts it begins with a hangover, not enough sleep and nasty weather. I forced my sister out of bed and we went on our traditional New Year’s shuffle/walk.

Running Notes:
Route: My sister’s house – Regent’s Canal towpath towards Hackney – My sister’s house
Distance: 12km

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