Big milestone today, doing my strides (90-95% all out sprint for around 100-150 metres) I hit Kipchoge's marathon pace for almost 12 metres. Now just do that 3516 more times back to back.

Why I don’t mind being a drop out.

This week, I deferred and dropped out of two races. Any time this happens there is the inevitable day or so of my brain tutting and muttering 'quitter' at me. But, truth be told, I've done it so many times now, it doesn't affect me much anymore, here's why. Once you've graduated past the toe... Continue Reading →

About yesterday…

On my run this morning, I was pumped, like eye of the tiger, chariots of fire pumped. It took all my effort to hold back from gunning the entire way, it's great when this happens. There is one reason for this...yesterday was the Boston Marathon, and it was fucking incredible. I don't want this to... Continue Reading →

Another one bites the dust.

It is Sunday March 31st. Nine minutes ago I should have set off at the Bedford Autodrome Half Marathon. Instead, I am sitting in London, post breakfast bagel, with a coffee in hand, wondering what could have been...again. I'm certainly not complaining. Running means a lot to me, but it doesn't pay the bills. So... Continue Reading →

Slowly, but surely…

After two failed attempts to get things moving, this week the tide seems to have turned. On Monday I managed to get round 10km with almost no pain. It's amazing how much you learn about the signals your body is sending through constant activity. I'm now fairly confident in my ability to distinguish between the... Continue Reading →

A trial run.

I last ran on Monday, today is Friday. It feels like it's been about six months. I have spent the week swimming, strengthening my core, stretching and stewing. The tendon feels normal under standard conditions, today is the day for an experiment. Although I'm feeling very positive about this injury (first world problems and that,... Continue Reading →

The way she goes.

After my hilarious Instagram post on Saturday, in which I detailed my lack of recovery and general maintenance, I have an injury. It was one of those stupid "Look at me, what am I like?!" sort of posts that really deserved an injury too, idiot. What was a dull pain near my calf during the... Continue Reading →

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