Independent running shops are dying, and it’s us runners who are killing them. The first thing I did when I had my arm twisted into running the Blenheim Half three years ago was to find a shop locally that would sell me some running shoes properly. They checked my stride, sold me some shorts as … More End of an era!
I started to write this blog as a standard race review and then ground to a halt. Yup I had hit that terrible affliction, writers block. I cured it with that universal panacea, a run. It occurred to me that in a peculiar way last weekends Bacchus Festival showed me that in some ways I … More Bacchus a collision of past and present!
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Learn To Run. Have you ever wanted to run but not known where to start? Maybe you’ve tried going out for a jog only to get out of breath, develop shin splints and quit the next day. Perhaps you have friends who run and you’d love to join them. Or maybe…
This might not be the most upbeat post I have ever written. Sometimes things just don’t work out. I am mostly about being positive and even though there have been setbacks in my running there has been a gradual climb in my fitness and ability. This creates the illusion that was phrased so nicely by … More What happens if it all goes wrong?
A few weeks back I wrote about the mental side to running. In the post I talked about dealing with the boredom of spending a lot of time on your feet but, there is another mental aspect of running that needs to be addressed. It came up during a little twitter chat. The idea that … More Mental Training