It’s been a while.

I haven't written anything since May 9th! Not that anyone would really notice, but I was shocked by the lapse. After a not so successful outing at the Liverpool Marathon last month, far from anything resembling writers block, I've found it hard to condense my thoughts. I've had plenty I wanted to say, and sat... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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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