Welcome to the brave new world






Hello running blog regulars, and welcome to our new home! Sorry, the dust covers are still on and the builders are still making a right mess everywhere and it turns out I forgot to pre-order the new shoe rack for your muddy trainers - mind your feet by the door there - but hopefully we can still find a comfy space to talk about running together.

There were many Monday mornings when, having published the blog, I'd get caught up in other work stuff and not have a chance to look back at the comments for ages. Going back in some hours later, it was always amazing how many conversations, race reports, triumphant tales and gloomy reports of injury woes had already started. I know, without me there! I mean, who would have thought it! And as time passed, I probably started to take the cameraderie and support almost for granted. Well, the last few weeks of blogging over at the Guardian certainly stopped that in its tracks. All your stories of support and advice received, laughs had, and chicken soup recipes shared are fabulous - but what really blows me away is how many actual, real friendships have come out of this blog.

So, guys! Group hug! Oh, sorry sorry didn't realise that was wet paint... as you were. First Monday post will follow soon, and forgive glitches and technical f* ups (hang on, this is my blog now! It's my party and I'll swear if I want to!) while I get used to things. I may even build a more whizzy site, with added bells and whistles and a free cake dispenser*

In the meantime, happy running! 

*Disclaimer: this is a lie.


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    1. First ever comment! That should win you some kind of award. Perhaps a ceremonial Freedom of the Monday Debrief blog key.

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  4. Rock and roll, mine's a lemon cheesecake!

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  5. I’d like to submit a strava club transfer request from GRB to TMD please. I’m hoping it is less bureaucratic than the EA process

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    1. Just return your great-great-great-grandparents birth certificates, a fee of £1,313 (payable by cash) and a cake to me and I'll make it happen.

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    3. Well it's the deciding on type of cake that'll be the difficult bit there.

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  6. Thanks for setting this up Kate!

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    1. Couldn't work out why I was coming up as unknown. Hope this works now.

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  8. Well that was a fucking mission. Hello now.

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    1. I've bookmarked the page on my computer, tablet and phone just to make sure I know where I'm going in the future!

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    2. Welcome to the 21st century! :-D

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    3. Did it all, then managed to hit sign out by mistake. Bugger.

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    4. You'll be able to report back on your 10k this Saturday now!

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    5. bookmark! good idea.. god I'm thick.

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    1. Worked! That's cake and beer all round then.

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  11. At last, name and avatar. Hello everyone. Happy running will continue. More inanity every week from me.

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  12. Testing: 1, 2, is this thing on?

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  13. I'm starting to lose track of which user name equals which Strava name. Going to have to make a table!

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  14. Right, let’s see if I can manage this malarkey then. Konnichi wa runners!

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    1. Cor blimey, did it. No idea how to add a pic though.

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  15. Managed that too. Even found a running-y pic. Bloody techno-wiz, me.

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  16. Hi Kate
    You mentioned that you might make the new blog have bells and whistles. Well, a few suggestions; 1 how about contributors being able to add photos/video to their comments
    2 the ability to paste something written earlier into the comments box
    3 battenburg as an essential in your cake dispenser

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    1. Agree with 1 and 2. Would prefer carrot cake though.

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    2. battenberg absolutely... might not adding pics be a bit risky on an open forum? Some folk lack ant decorum ... ahem. Some one would need modding rights who had the time.

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    3. Suggestions very much taken in but for now, I'm running this off a blogger.com account so limited to the functionalities they offer. My comments do seem to let me paste into this box though, if that's what you mean? As for battenburg... hmmm. I'll consider it. The overwhelming favourite response to my Facebook question of 'what's your favourite cake' has been lemon drizzle. So I think we'll start with that and work up :)

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    4. Hi Pete, now I’ve always respected your comments and you were a sympathetic ear for my swimming debriefs (more to come don’t worry) but I think we may fall out over the issue of cake choice. Can I propose ginger as a compromise??

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    5. Not sure how you could fall out over cake R&B! Mrs B makes the moist delicious ginger cake and she doesn't even like it. She must livl me, or trying to kill me with kindness and calories!

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    6. Any cake-based arguments on this blog will be resolved by application of custard pie to face.

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    7. If everyone's going to insist on all this tantalising cake-conversation, could there at least be the odd suggestion of gluten-free options...? :-/

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  18. Checking in from a rainy New Zealand!

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  19. True story: I left a bit of cake wrapped in plastic on the kitchen table last night. The cats ripped it open... nibbled a bit and left the rest to go stale in Athens heat. What cat eats cake? I ask you!

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    1. There's no telling with cats. We had one who would make a beeline for chocolate. And he was pretty good at playing pontoon as well!

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  20. Is this.... have I... am I... a pygmy hippo now? Certainly feel like it with not a lot of running this week but glad to see this up and running!

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    1. I love pygmy hippos! Or Zwergflusspferd. Oddly one of the few words in German I can ever remember.

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    2. reminiscent of Mr. Snuffleupaguss!

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  21. {generic does this work comment here}

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  22. OK, well here goes for an actual weekend running report, such as it was. I took a week off after my HM in Orewa, north of Auckland last weekend. Saturday was taken up with #2 daughter's netball demands so it was Sunday before I got out for a 8km run around my local hilly area. My pegs still felt a bit tired so it was slow and steady. The weather has turned to custard again with more wind and rain, so I don't fancy my chances of getting out for a few days.

    After finishing the Run Auckland series I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to aim for now. I think I may go back to the scene of my first HM in October (around Auckland's Mission Bay) and see if I can improve on last year's time.

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    1. Good report, Cov Kid. Some actual running! Someone's got to keep this new site on track.
      Me? Scones, every time.

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    2. We had a seminar at work today, with loads of pizza and banana bread. I'd like to say I'm carb loading for something...but no. I'm just weak willed!

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  23. I followed the Running Blog but never posted btl....hello!
    I live in Switzerland, am about to relocate to Berlin, and am an older woman who runs for health and pleasure , not particularly quickly.

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    1. Join us for intervals, beer and vast quantities of food! In whatever order you like really.

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    2. Thank you! Should be there before Christmas.....

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    3. Ooh yes! (pre)Welcome to Berlin! :-)

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  24. Not sure why everything is showing up as West Coast USA time?

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  25. This is going to take some getting used to for a fool like me but at least I can delete and start again!

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  27. It's taken me too long to sort just my profile out!! But I am looking forward to reading everyone's running experiences.... and hopefully contributing a bit too!

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  28. Great to see this continue :-)

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  29. Hello all, just checking in at the new home!

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  30. Hhmm.. help! I just tried to get in here via a browser rsther than by clicking on fb link n it wont seem to let me sign in... why?

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    1. Kiz - Are you doing Dublin?

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    2. no... cant.. moving back to uk. broke.. and havent run in 2 months coz of knee issue. Whuch will be taken to a gp soon as back

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    1. Boom! Now with userpic from the Graniaud and everything. (Despite the fact that loads of you have seen my actual face and actual name on Strava and Facebook!)

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    2. Yay, you made it. It's kind of reassuring to see familiar names and avatars coming in, one by one.

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  34. Glad this is here. I might actually post instead lurking!

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  35. Long time lurker! Love reading all your posts each week. You've helped inspire me and keep me going during my training. GNR for the 4th time in just over 2 weeks so training for that. I'm a slow plodder!!

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  36. Hello! Golly, that was nerve-wracking.

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  38. OK, try again...Run Faster anyone?

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    1. the sharp eyed might also notice that one of the 'L's has shifted...

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    2. Never mind RubyGeeGee, what does astaSollija mean?

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    3. Searches related to astaSollija

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    4. I've always assumed it's from this!: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_People

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  40. OK. That was more difficult than I thought it would be. How very 1990s that user interface is. Anyway. Hello. I sign on at the Guardian as worthlessmackenzie, but decided to not keep that name here. Nice to see some familiar faces here.

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    1. Shouldn't you be putting in some massive climb? Oh, you have probably already done your daily 1km vertical.

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    2. Yes, Glenn! Daily vertical kilometre done and dusted for today. It was quite an eventful one as well. A found myself in among a herd of cows, the majority of which had (very) young. I know enough cow body language to know when to turn around and live another day. I then took a completely new (to me) path and found myself on a very narrow track with a sheer drop to one side. Had I fallen, I would either have died outright or from my injuries. Then, about an hour after I got back, a violent storm came in, which even left some snow on the tops of the mountains... in southern Spain in the middle of August!!!

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  43. Hello! I rarely (twice) contributed on the guardian blog so using Facebook name here. But enjoyed reading and learning and hearing all your tips and stories. So happy to be able to continue to read the blog be inspired by everyone! I will comment more too... I am concentrating on 10k running at the moment to work on speed. I fell out of love with longer distances but hope when time allows and long run mojo returns I might love it again. Did I say I’m super happy about this blog?!

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  44. Made it, finally! Thanks Asta.

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    1. Erm, it's Ruby - not quite sure why I'm coming up as unknown. Maybe I haven't quite made it after all!

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    2. It's all a bit weird ruby. It took me 3 or 4 hours to get my name to show and get my avatar to show. Perseverance!!!

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    3. Hmm, a few days on and I'm still not convinced it's picking me up...

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  45. Ooh, hello peeps, Hi Kate! Thanks KYD for letting me know where you were all hanging. Maybe see you at 1 Tree Hill sometime!

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    1. Hi Hillary. Lovely to see you in these parts!

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  46. did a tiny track rehab run this morning now that 8 am is not like an oven.. cant wait to see a gp and just be told live with it or we can cure it... just to know!

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    1. Looks like it. Tricky stuff this profile malarkey. Hello everyone :)

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  48. It's Monday.....we're waiting... :-)

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    1. Please form an orderly queue....hoi, you, get back in line!

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    2. You impatient lot... it's up now :)

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  49. Also...

    https://kellyschuknecht.com/2015/06/24/how-to-add-an-email-subscription-function-to-blogger-blogspot/

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