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"
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"