I was going to write about how sticking at it was really important and how great it was to see so many faces still coming back week after week for the learn to run group but, the TV program Mind over Marathon inspired me to take a different look at things. I can’t remember why … More Marathon Therapy
I promised you a story. I promised a story which would cover the period of a year and lay bare some of the unexpected benefits of running. Here it is then, the story of how parkrun, social media and my twitchy addiction to pushing myself further and faster led to a real Spanish adventure. I … More Sigue el jodido plan Part 1
This blog is going to be a straight run report on Valencia Marathon. There is a much bigger story in the process of being told but you will have to wait as it covers a period of a year. Just a hint of the huge impact small moments and little decisions can have on our … More Valencia Marathon
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!
Last Tuesday I was out running with friends. It was wonderful, a little bit of trail, good conversation and a good pace. It did get me thinking though, as August ends so does my ‘Summer of Fun’, this shit is about to get real. It’s been great, lots of fun times and social runs, a … More Shit just got serious!
I was reading through slow runner girls blog this week and we got chatting. Slow runner girl is a bit of a hero of mine(don’t tell her nobody needs that kind of pressure), she has taken heart rate training to levels I cannot even imagine. I tried training to heart rate last year and managed … More Mental Running
Spring marathon season is over, and last Sunday was it’s grand finale. After Manchester and Brighton came London and, even though I put in for the ballot I didn’t get to run it. I did have a friend running, and running for a very specific target pace. So today I am going to be blogging … More London the other side of the start line.