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 are, this time next week I hope to be sat at home with a cracking great smile on my face after a brilliant run (and maybe a nice big beer in my hand). Who knows what London might bring, I just hope it’s better than the last time in 2011. The taper… Read More The Final Countdown (the penultimate week)
Taper time has begun; it has gone well. I eased my weary limbs on Monday with a handful of easy miles as I sought to breathe some life back into my legs after the 22 miler on Sunday. Most importantly, I was able to then do a couple of stretches that I had somewhat neglected… Read More 14 days to go – VMLM
I realised I forgot to update y’all on last weeks progress. It was simple really – I managed to get some running done. After missing eight days, one 20 miler and one half marathon tune-up I was pleased to get out on the roads again. I stuck to steady miles every other day and pretty… Read More Tired – Three Weeks to Go!
I spent all of last week not running anywhere. In fact, aside from a painfully slow walk to the doctors on Monday, I spent the entire week at home feeling very sorry for myself. I did watch an awful lot of Fast N’ Loud though; I bloody love that show! Managed to meet the folks… Read More Sick
Oh, woe is me. Yet another week filled with setbacks. I suppose I should be grateful that these things keep cropping up during my recovery weeks, but it sure does feel like another kick in the teeth. So a recovery week always comes with reduced intensity rather than dropped mileage totals. For various reasons I… Read More One step forward, how many backwards?