Pre-race buzz never gets old.

Tomorrow is the Great North Run. While this race is a small part of the buildup to Frankfurt in October, it is huge within its own right. People travel from all over the world to attend. One of the many reasons I find running so beautiful, and I always drone on to people unfortunate enough... Continue Reading →

In 8 days…we ride.

It's Saturday, August 31st. Next Sunday is the Great North Run. This one has crept up on me a little, but I'm very excited to have a crack at my half marathon PB, which ironically was set in the first half of Liverpool Marathon in May. That in itself is a little embarrassing. Perhaps this... 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 →

Sometimes 2% is all you need.

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 →

Things what I did 2.0

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 →

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