he moved, was, is

•July 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

this mind

exerts
exemply skill
in evading
truth

i won’t let you know
i won’t let you
i won’t
i

he hesitates

and then
on the flip side
this mind has an equally
inadequate skill
of letting him
know

all
sorts
of
bullshit

he knows this

so
regardless of
races
he might have won
past, of old
gongs, medals
do not
equate
to that moment
this
passing week
running with serpie, rhi
and
the
iMove London Relay

one of those
runs, important

may his mind

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hove promenade parkrun

09/07/2018 AM PM
Monday 4 Miles – 8’35 Rest
Tuesday 4.4 Miles – 8’06 – (4.6 cycle) 4.7 cycle
Wednesday 2 Miles – 8’07 Rest
Thursday 6.1 Miles – 8’35 (16.7 cycle) 4.7 cycle
Friday 2 Miles – progressive – 7’51 Rest
appointment with roberto physio/massage
Saturday 5.8 Miles 1.2 w/u – parkrun 6’37
1.5 c/d
Rest
Sunday 6.1 Miles – 8’16 Rest
hamstrings ++improved + ++flexibility = roberto++
Total: 30.5 Miles

 

10/07/2018 VAC Masters 5k Champs injured
12/07/2018 I Move London Relay 52’49
14/07/2018 Hove Promenade parkrun 20’31

the very ‘british 10k’

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they ran past one another

•July 8, 2018 • Leave a Comment

the air

is resplendent
full
of cabbage white

sightings

and whilst

you’ve been lying there
all this time
and
hardly
a stir

submerged
distant
hiding

now
several months
later
you
emerge

thank you

she was in a pram

apparently
being pushed
havelock hill

‘over there’
his father uttered
to
mother
‘that’s her’

and then
they
we’re
gone

only a few more runs, hardly races anyway
to be run
and then
that’s
it

no
more

and then
later

he realises

02/07/2018 AM PM
Monday 4 Miles – 8’44 Rest
Tuesday 4.2 Miles abandoned 6
left hammy ++sore
Rest
Wednesday 4.7 cycle + 30 mins elliptical 4.7 cycle
Thursday 4.7 cycle + 30 mins elliptical 4.7 cycle
Friday 4.7 cycle 9.8 cycle
appointment with roberto physio/massage – ouch factor++
Saturday 16 cycle Rest
Sunday 6.2 miles i move london relay
recce 9’00 – hammy improving
Rest
3 days+ to be ready – i move london relay 5.20am
Total: 14.4 Miles

june, the end of

•July 1, 2018 • Leave a Comment

there are

weathered formica table tops
tiles and no silver spoons
there would also be
neon
just by the door
but let us not pretend

his legs
dangle by a ledge
old rope
cast over board

he’d
grimace
pause for a moment
and
finally
let
go

25/06/2018 AM PM
Monday 3.7 Miles 1.8 8’51 + 1.9 9’21 Rest
Tuesday 3.5 Miles 8’43 Rest
Wednesday 4 Miles 8’54 Rest
Thursday 4 Miles 8’48 Rest
Friday Rest Rest
appointment with roberto physio/massage
Saturday Rest Rest
Sunday 2 Miles 8’34 4 Miles 8’26
Total: 21.3 Miles

mute

•June 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

detum

watching jets
white lines
etched

skies blue
gulls
drift
air warming
currents
lifting
lifted
high
higher
vast
plains
and
planes

curtailed

authors note:

blog photos lost

at
sea

18/06/2018 AM PM
Monday 4 Miles recovery 8’29 Rest
Tuesday 9 Miles 8’05 Rest
Wednesday Rest Rest

rest by design, default, precaution and taper

Thursday 2 Miles – 8’45 3.5 Miles – progression 3 – 7’53
Friday 3.6 Miles 3 + 5xstrides – 8’06 Rest
Saturday 6.2 Miles w/ux2 –
Grangemoor parkrun 7’05 – c/d
Rest
Sunday 12.1 Miles w/ux2 – Swansea
Half dnf (10M) 7’03
Rest
Total: 40.6 Miles

 

23/06/2018 Grangemoor parkrun 22:16
24/06/2018 Swansea Half Marathon dnf

another place

•June 17, 2018 • Leave a Comment

and

another
endlessly
they

anyway
swiftly
moving
on

you don’t mind
do you

you see
it’s just
it’s been
and, so much
to take
in

absorb

11/06/2018 AM PM
Monday 4 Miles recovery 8’19 Rest
Tuesday Rest Rest
Rest due to left side lower leg pain – onset after everything felt good
yesterday
Wednesday 4.3 Miles progression 4 – 7’50 Rest
Thursday 3 Miles progression 3 – 7’59 Rest
Friday 2.4 Miles 2+ + 4xstrides 8’07 2 Miles – 8’01
Saturday 5 Miles w/u – preston parkrun –
6’48 – c/d
Rest
Sunday 8.8 Miles w/u – dr ron hyde 7 Rest
Total: 29.7 Miles

 

16/06/2018 Preston parkrun 20:49
17/06/2018 Dr Ron Hyde 7 48:57

the reason

•June 10, 2018 • Leave a Comment

he
runs
runs
he

if your name is
joe aspinall
not joe 90
but 80
V80

well he’s always
been fond of ‘old’ joe
as he

joe uttered just recently
in the locker room
to another joe
‘the problem with so and so is’
‘he takes it all so seriously’

well yes joe
as you sprang
fleet of floor and foot
ov’er heath
and hampstead
whilst telling him
just prior
to start

‘you know why i’m here don’t you’
‘to get that record’

and smash it did he, joe
six minutes
to the good
i tell thee
our joe
our kid
our joe V80

and a well done
comrades
mr way
showing
the…
with all

comrades

04/06/2018 AM PM
Monday Rest 5.8 Miles w/u – 6×3’20
2.7 miles 7’17 – c/d
Tuesday 2.2 Miles 2 + 4xstrides 7’50 Rest
Wednesday 2.3 Miles 2 + 4xstrides 8’20 Rest
Thursday Rest 7.1 Miles w/u – Assembly
League Battersea 5k 6’41 – c/d
Friday 4 Miles – 8’11 Rest
Saturday 7.5 Miles w/u – Hampstead Heath
parkrun VAC mob match 6’47 – c/d
Rest
Sunday 18 Miles 8’18 Rest
Total: 47.2 Miles

 

07/06/2018 Assembly League – Battersea 20:26
09/06/2018 Hampstead Heath parkrun 20:47

and swallows and amazons and

•June 3, 2018 • Leave a Comment

delphiniums

this week they returned
later than ever
and no
not this time
it wasn’t their
high joyous shrill
which caught his attention
but
and not at home either
at work
10th floor
window
by river
they
flew by
high
swiftly
swift
swallows

this the same
week
delphiniums
bloomed
and

blossomed

28/05/2018 AM PM
Monday 7.2 Miles – recovery hour 8’19 Rest
Tuesday 2.4 Miles 2 + 4xstrides 8’04 4.1 Miles – w/u –
5x1k [80m] @ 5k 6’41 c/d
Wednesday 7.1 Miles – recovery hour 8’27 Rest
Thursday 2.2 Miles 2 + 4xstrides 7’45 2.6 Miles w/u – pyramid
session @ 3k 5’47 – c/d
Friday 4.4 Miles 8’29 Rest
Saturday 5.3 Miles w/u –
bedford parkrun 6’43 – c/d
Rest
Sunday 15.5 Miles 8’21 Rest
Total: 51.1 Miles

 

02/06/2018 bedford parkrun 21:09