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Marathon preparation: a pictorial history




This series of pictures should be viewed as a sequence.
It will further establish my skittish nature.

Well, Jen and I had trained for awhile to run this modest 10k race in a park in Seoul that is more concrete than grass. I had run about 35-45k a week just to ensure that my lungs wouldn’t collapse. We were all ready and invigorated and we set out for the race and it promptly began to rain. Cold, cold rain. I decided at the last minute not to run (but that didn’t stop me from posing with my little number on). Jen decided to run. I thought she was cuckoo but she is determined.

Long story short, she places seventh. I stand there and cheer her on, vowing never to wake up early on a weekend again.

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About Author

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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