Darling daughter stuck a great big stick in the spokes of my marathon training plan this week. With a long steady run planned for Thursday morning on my way to work I had to leave a little earlier than is usually the case because the pace was overall slower than that of the threshold type… Read More Just when it was all going swimmingly
Reportedly, sleeping at altitude can be a little tough. The person who discovered this fact had obviously never spent the night in a mountain refuge at 2000m in a dormitory with a dozen or so boisterous 10 year old kids the night before a 4am start! Tough just ain’t the word!! How on earth did… Read More Chamonix: An Epic Adventure
A few weeks ago, Robbie must have wondered what the hell he had taken on as a coaching client. My feedback on the first week of training went something like this: on the whole, felt OK Tired and lethargic I am not a morning runner!! If I wasn’t ready to top myself, Robbie probably was.… Read More Positivity
… When you run 70 miles in 7 days. Don’t get me wrong, with the epic ultra-weekend that we’ve enjoyed on this bank holiday 70 miles isn’t all that far. But it is far and away the longest training week I have ever enjoyed. And the key to that sentence was ‘enjoyed’. Following the race… Read More When is a rest week not a rest week?
Saturday 18th May 4:00pm (ish) Halfway down a steep set of steps I slip slightly, topple over and gently end up sat on arse on a step. For a moment I seriously contemplate staying there. It could be comfortable here and there is a beautiful view of the countryside in front of me. No, I… Read More North Downs Way 50
The widget on the left says ‘four days to go’ and that sends shivers coursing through my body and causes heart palpitations. Every time I shuffle one foot in front of the other from the 31.75 mile point will be another step further than I have ever run before. The weather forecast is for ‘wet’… Read More NDW50 – not long to go now
…to bizarre injury. Last Saturday I did a nice steady 4 hours on my feet having gone north from my house to join the Greensand Way heading in a westerly direction. I got to 11 miles in a little over two hours and turned around for home. At Birtley Green I decided to divert away… Read More From bizarre injury…