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 →
I had to pull the plug on a planned 10 mile cutdown yesterday. The Tonbridge Wells half is still in my legs from Sunday. I don't actually race all-out very often, particularly at the half marathon distance, but I have come to learn the signs of fatigue, sometimes the hard way. When your body talks,... Continue Reading →
As I mentioned before, times and pbs hold as much significance as you choose to give them. As I also said, I personally like knowing what people have run when I read their blogs. With that in mind, my current personal bests. 5k: 17:55 10k: 37:55 Half Marathon: 1:25:18 Marathon: 2:57:32 53 Miles: 10:49 100km:... Continue Reading →
If you debuted at a spring marathon, consider trying an autumn race for number two. Training from June to September is far more enjoyable than January to April, surprisingly.
This was going to be a concise race review but, alas, I turned on the waffle iron again. I'm new to this so please bare with. On the other hand, what follows may prove to be more interesting. I will never forget this experience, April 24th 2016. Standing in Greenwich park, a mix of butterflies... Continue Reading →
Paris in the springtime is about as beautiful as it gets. 2017 was no exception, after an on-again off-again few months due to a heart murmur, I had long ago accepted that this race was going to be one to enjoy, not to push too hard and risk, well....death. One of the many great things... Continue Reading →
After the knee scare before Chicago Marathon, I knew I needed a shoe with a little more cushion. I loved the Adidas Adizero Adios because they feel like running in socks, super lightweight. This was also part of the problem. I had pounded out over 1000 miles in them, with undoubtedly poor technique. I needed... Continue Reading →
I decided to split this post in two, as I felt I was on the verge of waffling. I'm realising recently that I spent so much time pursuing sub 3, and until writing this post, almost zero reflecting on the achievement and what it meant. In fact the race and day itself is not one... Continue Reading →