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 →

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 →

Week 18-24th Feb 2019 Mon: am 7m EZ - pm 6m EZ Tue: 10m @ 7:30 pace + Core Wed: 10m (7m Cutdown 8:30-6:30 pace) 3m EZ Thu: am strength & conditioning - pm 4.2m EZ Fri: 16m @ 7:40 pace (3m @ 7:00 pace) Sat: Wimbledon Common Parkrun + WU/CD 4.8m total Sun: am... 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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