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"
Today’s session was another chilled out run with RB2 (running buddy number 2) and it was very welcome since I skipped the gym yesterday after a tiring day at work. (RB1 is still around and is doing the Farnborough Winter Half Marathon with me.) I say it was chilled because my music, which normally involves […]Read more "Mid-week run"
In order to understand my approach to running, and some of the decisions I make around it, there’s something you need to know about me: I am an idiot. To make matters worse, I have a running buddy who is also an idiot. Now we’ve cleared up that little piece of exposition, we can continue […]Read more "Today’s run/upcoming 2018 events"
Two posts back, I spoke about my new minimalist running shoes. That was in early December. Then work got busy, Christmas and New Year’s happened, and I sunk back into the ease of existing routines, which means using my old, comfortable, shoes. My first run of this year caked my normal shoes in mud, however, […]Read more "Minimalist Shoes – first outing"
I said I would post more often, and not leave it another several weeks again. But then it was all work-stress, preparation for Christmas, getting sick, etc. etc. I haven’t even run in my new minimalist shoes. (I know!) When you’re busy, it’s just easier to stick with what you know, I suppose, and what […]Read more "Successes in 2017"
Two years ago, I hadn’t heard of the barefoot running craze. Every article about running that I read seemed to have the same piece of advice: get a decent pair of shoes. If you have to economise, make sure that it isn’t on your shoes. I eventually got my gait analysed and bought a heavily […]Read more "Minimalist Shoes"