Over the years I have had a love / hate relationship with treadmills. I have used them when training has been impossible outdoors such as a twenty mile long run when it was snowing heavily; or using a treadmill at a hotel gym when abroad as the weather was too hot (for me) to run … Continue reading No longer dreaded!
It has been a while since my last blogpost and I do really need to get a grip and write something on a regular basis. It is not as if there is nothing to write about! I need to write less (volume) and more often! I have at last had a chance to make amends … Continue reading RED January
I have just noticed that I haven't done a blogpost since May this year! Where has the time gone? I definitely cannot blame it on too much time racing to notice. In fact my run training has been abysmal and I need to get it back on track. It stems back to tweaking my left … Continue reading September already!
As a seasoned runner, what is the worst thing that can happen to you? We all have different goals and motivators, and in the same way we all have different issues that cause us stress. I think, though, that we would be united that an injury whilst training for an event is one of the … Continue reading What’s the worst thing that can happen?
My running mojo is high at the moment! Yet why is my performance so abysmal? I started this year in great form and hit one of my targets for the year, (break my seven year old 10 mile PB) back in February at the Snake Lane 10. I was on a high. I had no … Continue reading Mojo NoGo!
I am on a bit of a running high at the moment. This is down to my performance at the recent Snake Lane 10 mile race last weekend. So what went well to put me on a high? This year is a year of stepping back down in distance and concentrating on my running form … Continue reading Running on Cloud 9!
I am at a stage in my running where I want to be, but where in the past I have become injured or ill and forced into taking rest. So do I take regular periods of rest to allow my body to become deconditioned?
I am not usually one to take on challenges such as ‘dry January’, ‘Movember’, etc. unless there is a benefit from it for me such as wanting to lose a little bit extra body fat, or other health reasons. So it was a surprise when I decided to take on the ‘Ron Hill run every … Continue reading #Runeveryday Challenge!