Do you ever get the feeling that you might have got a bit carried away? I like a challenge but this time I think I may have gone too far. I have signed up for a TiT, 10 marathons in 10 days. I didn’t have the energy to train properly last year, work took up … More Saul Bee and his TiT.
This week after a couple of twitter people suggested it I am going to write about running in the dark. I could warn you all to wear light colours and bibs so that you are easily seen, reminding you that yellow is the most visible colour of all. I remember reading somewhere that statistics show … More Dark Habits
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!
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
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
I had a big picture for this summer. With no impending marathons and no marathon training I decided to have what I termed a ‘summer of fun’. I would run shorter races, 10k’s and halves, even a few 10 milers. I would give back to my running club for all they have done to help … More Big picture Small parts
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been helping to lead a Learn to Run group this year. It’s a course organised by my running club and, during the winter I trained with England Athletics as a Leader in Running Fitness. We first went out on a cold night 10 or so weeks ago doing 4 sets … More Confidently Learning to Run
It’s not always easy writing a blog every week, especially one where I try and draw some kind of life lesson or general observation about the world from running experiences. OK so some of my posts are about specifics such as Heart Rate training, pacing, marathons and injuries, but on the whole I like to … More Meh Bread and Butter
Tuesday night was cold and wet. It was raining at just the wrong time and I’m glad to say that the evening did not work out as I expected. What I expected was a poorly attended and subdued club run, what I got was 20 or so people determined to brave the elements and push … More Learning to run