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.
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?