In the zone. Putting in the miles...

19.07 km - 1:49:18 - 5'43" pace

Coastal running FTW!

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/07/2

-on-sea -distance

Taken at the half way point of my morning run…

14.04 km - 1:19:00 min - 5’37" pace

🎵= Altar on Spotify. Launched in April, with the first edition curated by Four Tet, this has been on near constant rotation.

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/06/2

-on-sea

Fifteen

“Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created... It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world... It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best."
My wife, quoting Wilferd A. Peterson, captures exactly how we both feel after fifteen delightful years of marriage.

For my own part, what I know is this: I...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/05/f

years

Fantastic short run this morning... new PB average pace over this distance and sub five minutes on the third killometre.

Definitely reaping the benefits of having a consistently flat route to run. And it doesn't hurt that it follows a beautiful stretch of coast line either!

5.1 km - 26.19 min - 5'09" pace

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/05/2

best

The Next Step...

After 16 years, I am leaving The Chalfonts Community College (on Thursday!) to join The St Leonards Academy as Vice Principal.

Jennifer and I are relocating to Hastings to live and work by the sea. I took the photo above on the day I interviewed for the position. The role itself was certainly enticing but this view sealed the deal.

I am...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/05/t

Ran my fastest 6K yet this morning…

6.36 km - 33:40 min - 5’17" pace

🚀

Great start to the Easter break…

- Saturday: 11.25 km - 1:02:17 min - 5’32" pace

-Sunday: 11.03 km - 1:00:40 min - 5’30" pace

-Total: 22.28 km (13.84 mi) - 2:02:57 min - 5.31 pace

In the zone again and really happy with the consistency of my kilometre splits.

-the-miles -for-life 

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/04/2

After a couple of weeks, with only intermittent opportunities to get on the treadmill, I was more than relieved to get back out on the pavement this past weekend. 

And I am more than a bit pleased with my efforts... particularly given that I stuck an extra couple of kilometres on Saturday's run:

Saturday: 12.11 km - 1:07:41 min - 5'35" pace
Sunday: 5.19 km - 28.11 min - 5'25" pace
I was definitely in the zone. 

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/03/2

It's been three weeks of nothing but the hard monotonous patter of the treadmill due to intermittent travel, a bout of illness, snow1 and a busy end to half-term. So, it was an absolute delight to lace up my Nikes this morning and step out into the crisp late-winter air.

Not a bad time or pace either!

8.65 km - 48:05 min - 5'33" pace

I will run in almost any conditions but I draw the line at snow.  

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/02/2

Love the UI tweaks in Feedbin. Subtle and clean but make the navigation / reading experience even better.

Fantastic run this morning. The air was fresh and crisp and I kept a consistent pace throughout. Not my quickest time but not far off my average:

10.03 km - 56:40 min - 5'38" pace

My current goal (after reading Footnotes) is to run without music.

Today, I ran the first five kilometres with music at half my normal volume; and the second five kilometres...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/01/2

Less, More and None (2019)

As promised, here are my (Less, More and None) priorities for 2019…

Less

eating out
being wasteful
spending time on ‘urgent but unimportant’ tasks

More

listening to others well
running
strengthening my core and gluteus muscles
writing
random acts of kindness
buying/eating local foods
reusing and recycling...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/01/l

#2019 -improvement -being

Less, More and None (2019)

As promised, here are my (Less, More and None) priorities for 2019…

Less

eating out
being wasteful
spending time on ‘urgent but unimportant’ tasks

More

listening to others well
running
strengthening my core and gluteus muscles
writing
random acts of kindness
buying/eating local foods
reusing and recycling...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2019/01/l

#2019 -improvement -being

Less, More and None (2018)

I can’t remember who originally drew my attention to the idea of Less, More, and None on educator Jacoby Young’s website, but the notion of prioritising your life around these three determiners appealed to me.

Unlike Jacoby, I did not publish my list publicly....

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/l

#2018 -improvement -being

Reading to Run; Running to Read

I just finished reading Footnotes by Vybarr Cregan-Reid. It was an excellent book... as much a travel diary and literary history as a book about running.

I normally do a bit more research before...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/r

Less, More and None (2018)

I can’t remember who originally drew my attention to the idea of Less, More, and None on educator Jacoby Young’s website, but the notion of prioritising your life around these three determiners appealed to me.

Unlike Jacoby, I did not publish my list publicly....

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/l

#2018 -improvement -being

Reading to Run; Running to Read

I just finished reading Footnotes by Vybarr Cregan-Reid. It was an excellent book... as much a travel diary and literary history as a book about running.

I normally do a bit more research before...

jamesmichie.com/blog/2018/12/r

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