Archive for April, 2013

9 People I Encounter When Out Running

Posted: 27th April 2013 by mockjogger in Lists

Line Holder These people really get to me. I’m running fast. There’s a potential PB at stake. They should REALISE THIS AND GET THE %^&( OUT OF MY WAY. But no, they keep on walking in MY RACING LINE. So I have to swerve to go around them. I usually swear (to myself) how much […]

Next Steps

Posted: 24th April 2013 by mockjogger in Training Plan
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My newly-devised “training plan” goes along the following lines, © mockjogger. • Get out three times a week to clock 20 miles total • Fit the runs around work and family • Crank it up in the lead up to race and taper it down the week before So now I need to introduce some […]

Dear Nike+ Lady

Posted: 19th April 2013 by mockjogger in Equipment
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Today I passed a grand total of 1,000km running with Nike+. Nike+ lady, you have been with me every step of the way, calling out my times and average pace every km, and telling me how far I had to go to reach my target. We’ve had our ups (like when I did my first […]


Posted: 16th April 2013 by mockjogger in Viewing races

  I was privileged to spend some time in the Boston area in January this year. It is a wonderful city with a vibrant culture and a proud history. Like many others I was stunned by the news footage of the bombs detonated at the finish line. I’ve just finished my first race and I […]

I did it! I woke up in the morning about 6.30am, feeling just fine, charged with the evening before’s dinner of two plates of pasta and a couple of glasses of red Zinfandel (other grape varieties were available, but I thought Zin probably has more carbs). One look out of the window told me that, […]

8 Days Before My First Race

Posted: 6th April 2013 by mockjogger in Race Preparation
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8 days to go before my first actual race – the Rock’n’Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon. The weather forecast indicates I will be running in swimming trunks and a ski jacket. I’m honestly wondering why I signed up for this. Its not the weather; Edinburgh can often have all four seasons in a day. But I’m […]