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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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