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 →

MON: Core Session/Sauna TUE: 13 miles 7:53/mi WED: 15 miles 7:30/mi THU: 5 miles Recovery 9:16/mi FRI: 10 miles w/5mi @6:10-6:20/mi SAT: 18 miles alternate miles MP/1 minute slower SUN: 5 miles EZ recovery TOTAL: 66 miles

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 →

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 →

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 →

Why I don’t mind being a drop out.

This week, I deferred and dropped out of two races. Any time this happens there is the inevitable day or so of my brain tutting and muttering 'quitter' at me. But, truth be told, I've done it so many times now, it doesn't affect me much anymore, here's why. Once you've graduated past the toe... 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 →

Slowly, but surely…

After two failed attempts to get things moving, this week the tide seems to have turned. On Monday I managed to get round 10km with almost no pain. It's amazing how much you learn about the signals your body is sending through constant activity. I'm now fairly confident in my ability to distinguish between the... Continue Reading →

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