This is the last post I will do about the cancelled Reading Half Marathon this year. One of the stories that came out about it was that 100 or so runners decided to do it anyway, icy conditions and all. I didn’t do that but when I was chatting about the cancellation with some work […]Read more "The Unofficial Reading Half Marathon"
Some people may have read my post yesterday and thought I was defending the race organisers of the cancelled Reading Half Marathon. To some extent, I was doing that – because I do not think it is their fault that we were hit so badly with the snow. However, as time goes on and they […]Read more "Silver Linings"
I was due to leave my house forty five minutes ago. I was going to go and pick up my running buddy and drive down to the start line of the Reading Half Marathon. But as I was eating my pre-race porridge, he called me to tell me that the race was cancelled due to […]Read more "All Revved Up With No Place To Go"
Marathon Talk This is a podcast that I sometimes listen to on Spotify. It has a very laid-back feel, and there is a gentle banter between the two main presenters. They have had some really intelligent interviews recently, especially the one with Murray, talking about nutrition misconceptions. It is really refreshing to hear a view […]Read more "Three more things I like"
I have been trying to follow the official training plan for Race to the King, but as always with training plans, I haven’t followed it as assiduously as I could have done. This is for a mixture of different reasons: fear of injury in the early weeks, as I was really struggling with tight calves, […]Read more "Ultra Training"
Another day in the gym with my minimalist shoes forced me to take it easy on the treadmill. For a minute or two, I almost forgot I was wearing them and started running as normal. That’s not good – I’ve been advised time and time again not to do that, but to build it up […]Read more "Minimalist Shoes – short update"
I didn’t make any New Year’s Resolutions this year. I’ve never made any changes that last longer than a few weeks off the back of them. And perhaps that’s why my January has largely been more of the same. The things I’m good at, I continue to be good at; the things I’m bad at […]Read more "Everyone has a deadline"