Once more…

This coming Monday (August 5th), marks the beginning of my Frankfurt/New York Marathon training cycle. I cannot wait. I have changed a few things, some things have stayed the same. For this cycle, I've decided to use a plan from Advanced Marathoning by Pfitzinger and Douglas. I know that my lifestyle will never allow me... 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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