I give credit to running for a lot of things. Certainly the fact that I can seemingly eat any old shit and keep relatively trim. Then there is the actual fitness which makes me feel quite happy, healthy and alive. I also credit it with introducing me to some of the most wonderful people I … More Running trips…. Man!
Last week I let you into the ill informed training strategies of this poor deluded fool. To be fair I did warn you all that I probably do too much work on pace and more than is recommended by most articles. The real point that I hope readers took away was that running could be … More It’s all about that pace.
Getting good at running is like getting good at anything. You have to practise. You may never be world class, or even a good county runner level but, if you want to get better practise is the only way. Now there are two ways that people practise things, either they just put in the hours … More Training like a fool!
Sometimes as runners we have to do the most incredibly difficult and unpleasant things. Take last weekend for example. My training plan told me I had 18 miles to run and due to family commitments which started at about 9:45 am I knew I had to be done as close to 9 as possible. This … More Training for marathons is like raising kids!
I looked at the uncomfortable, lycra–clad people, wondering what their reasons for being here were. Mine would be different to everyone else’s. I couldn’t imagine anyone was carrying the same guilt as me. They were walking in small circles, waving arms about and generally looking foolish when I arrived. I was gestured into the group … More Running from guilt
Sometimes we are reminded of just how far we’ve come. Last weekend I was shown that my running addiction has given me abilities and opportunities that I had never even imagined. I have a whole group of new friends I share an interest with. I have actually earned a little respect for my limited athleticism … More Barns Green professional pacing.