Week 4th-10th March 2019 Mon: 11m EZ River Avon Trail Tue: 10m @7:30 pace Wed: 11.5m Treadmill various paces/inclines Thu: am 3m EZ pm 7m EZ Fri: 7m EZ Sat: 21m Richmond Park trails Sun: Core/Swim/Foam Roller Total: 72 miles The objective of this week was to hit the 70 mile mark. I have only... Continue Reading →

Freelancing vs Running

I enjoy a strange relationship with my training. Some months, often January, I have such little work on that I can run everyday, probably twice a day. The flip side of this is that during the busy months, it gets really busy. Days can be 15 or 16 hours, without travel either side, which leaves... Continue Reading →

Embracing double days.

I feel like I have admitted being ashamed several times already during the week since starting this blog. It's a worrying trend, but as long as it keeps happening, I'll keep owning up. January and February have been particularly quiet for me this year on the work front. This is a blessing and a curse.... Continue Reading →

Why I’m running a hundred mile race.

On first contemplating the marathon, the distance is unimaginable. You have no frame of reference, 26.2 miles has never held any significance as a distance. After several marathon cycles and races, you know the distance, now the challenge is to do it better. Going further is something else. I find many non-runners, my previous self... Continue Reading →

Week 18-24th Feb 2019 Mon: am 7m EZ - pm 6m EZ Tue: 10m @ 7:30 pace + Core Wed: 10m (7m Cutdown 8:30-6:30 pace) 3m EZ Thu: am strength & conditioning - pm 4.2m EZ Fri: 16m @ 7:40 pace (3m @ 7:00 pace) Sat: Wimbledon Common Parkrun + WU/CD 4.8m total Sun: am... Continue Reading →

The Boston problem.

As I have slowly worked my way through the six races Abbott deem to be the marathon majors, I am aware that I have left the most difficult until last. It's the marathon equivalent of pushing your vegetables to the side of the plate until you really have to eat them. Although, the actual running... Continue Reading →

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