Saturday, August 27, 2005

Running On Full

Posts have been a bit scarce for the last few months. I've been working double time on two jobs at once. I thought I'd worked hard before, but doing 2 full time roles at once has proved a challenge. I'm not complaining though, they're both fun but with long hours coupled with a distance location and a lack of net access after hours, it's been difficult to get posts together. On top of that I've been trying to get in shape for a bit of running that's coming up. This week, I signed up for the Great North Run (September 18th), thanks to a friend who is far better connected than I am. Also, I have the RunLondon 10k and also a Clapham Common 10k in October. This is all designed to get me in better shape for next April's London Marathon when I'm targetting 3h 45 or so - about an hour faster than I ran this year. Nothing like setting a difficult target, but what's the fun if I don't make it interesting. Since my shin splint problems I've been putting in mostly 5k runs, trying to get round them and I think I've sorted that now. Last week I put my first 10k in, this week I put a 15k in. Next week I plan 20k and then some lighter runs before I do the Great North Run - apparently it's the biggest half marathon in the world with something like 47,000 runners (that's not a typo). I do have two long posts in preparation though, the first (and nearest to ready) is a 10 year look back on e-government, the second is something entitled "The Real Windows Tax." I'm determined to get at least one of those out this bank holiday weekend.

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