I feel spectacularly under-qualified to talk about this subject. I have never been injured. (Yes, I’m touching wood as I write this.) Nor have I ever really done much to prevent injury, apart from making sure that I increase my mileage gradually. But today the gym was really quiet so I thought I would take […]Read more "Injury Avoidance"
This is an update to my original post about this race, which you can read here. The first time I did this race, one year ago, it was a pivotal event for me: it gave me the confidence to sign up for my first half marathon, the Reading Half. Since then, I have taken part […]Read more "Post Update: the Rutherford Appleton 5k and 10k"
I have been using the same shitty headphones for a long time (see above). Sorry Sony, I know you’re meant to be good, but this is a loser-product, barely audible at times and frequently cutting out in one ear. I don’t know why it took me so long to replace them but I am guessing […]Read more "My Running Playlist"
Saturday 23rd September: My life lately has been both busy and stressful, with most of my stress coming from being on the wrong end of the UK housing rental market (the tenant’s end). But the less said about that, the better. The point is that I haven’t been very well organised and have been putting […]Read more "Farnham Runners 5k and 10k"
Whilst I was thinking about possibly signing up for a 10k, maybe when the wind blows in the right direction, my Running Buddy has completed another marathon. Despite my lack of support on the day, he has kindly agreed to answer my questions about the event: I know you have fond memories of this […]Read more "The Farnham Pilgrim"
Recently I said in a post that I needed to sign up to an event in order to re-focus my training. It makes you feel that you are working towards something, and a little bit of competition goes a long way, even if it’s only competition against yourself. Finally, weeks later, I have taken my […]Read more "Race Day Motivation"
Dear Reader Today’s post is a guest one from a blogger called Sage, who writes her posts in the form of a letter to herself. It a style that works so well that I shamelessly sought permission to steal it! You can read my efforts on her site, along with a lot of other great posts from Sage […]Read more "It’s time to stop procrastinating "