It’s almost over, this bizarre period of recovering from one marathon before preparing and then tapering for the next. Many people run marathons back to back, or maybe on consecutive weekends. In these cases, the recovery is simply to do whatever you feel like doing (if anything at all) in between. I cannot lie, the… Read More Training / Maintaining
The marathon was a little over two weeks behind me when I made it back to the track on Tuesday night. Not only was this my first time running in circles for a few weeks, but it was my first ‘short’ session in a looooooong time. That meant it called for 3x500m with 100m jog… Read More Speed(ish)
Another week down, and just a fraction more running done. I know the key to a sensible recovery and long term, injury-free, running is to take it slow and steady but these easy runs are beginning to test my patience a little. That’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed my running though. As the… Read More Persevering with slow and steady
Do you remember in the summer of 2014 when the world went mad for throwing buckets of water over their heads and raising money for ALS? Do you remember what ALS stands for? Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is better known in the UK as Motor Neurone Disease, or MND. In a very… Read More The Reason I Run, Chris Spriggs – a review
If you have ever watched CSI, Criminal Minds, or indeed any of the myriad FBI/crime-based TV shows, you will know that returning to the scene of the crime is a perverse way for criminals to bask in the glow of their work – it is generally a mixture of narcissism and stupidity. Having endured such a miserable April day… Read More Virgin Money London Marathon 2016
So, here we go – all laid out and ready to go; all my gear for the 2016 edition of the Virgin Money London Marathon. Let’s take a look.