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"
I have never felt so much like dropping out of a race before it even started. 6am on Sunday morning was not a pleasant place to be. I was out late the day before and didn’t get much sleep. On top of that, I ate nothing but junk on the Saturday, finishing off with takeaway […]Read more "Farnborough Winter Half Marathon"
Last night was a proper run in the dark – pitch-black, no streetlights, darkness. I have mentioned my dislike of running with a head torch before as I fear it makes me look like a bit of a fool, but on Wednesday night, along the Thames Path, it was an absolute necessity. Slowly but surely, […]Read more "Running in the Dark"
This is a response to Eve Emilie’s comment on my post Mid-week Run: “Wishing you all the best in overcoming these challenges! I would love to find out what songs you enjoying running along to- it would be an interesting blog post to write listing your favorite ones!” But before I begin, I would encourage […]Read more "Chilled Synth Running List"
Wow, mountains are really steep! I mean, there are steep hills and then there are…mountains! I know you are probably now thinking “No shit, genius!” but I haven’t done this for years and I forgot what it was like. I think I got complacent because it’s “only walking”. But I was as out of breath […]Read more "A different kind of training – part two"
One of the things I have agreed to take part in during 2018 is The Three Peaks Challenge. This involves climbing the tallest mountains in England (Scafell Pike), Scotland (Ben Nevis) and Wales (Snowdon). But here’s the kicker: you have to do it all in twenty four hours. Why would anyone want to do this? […]Read more "A different kind of training"