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!
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?
Okay....I have fallen out of love………. …..with trail running. Well, to be honest I wouldn’t say I have fallen out of love, but struggling to get out into the hills at the moment. This isn’t helped by my decision (on medical grounds) to stop running marathon distance and above. I still love the idea of … Continue reading Ten Reasons not to run trail marathons and ultras!
Regrets, I had a few, but then again too few to mention……. I found myself singing that Frank Sinatra classic (as much as I hate it!) whilst running the other day after taking the decision to quit running marathons. My recent heart problems had been a major factor in my decision. However I couldn’t face the … Continue reading No regrets!
My health has led me to evaluate my race calendar and goals after a period of reflection!
Cardiac Arrest...........Heart Failure............ Those two words always sound so terminal. The terms mean that the heart has stopped beating due to an 'electrical fault' with the signals the heart received to instruct it to beat. Heart of the problem My race diary for this year was quite busy with races planned every month to the … Continue reading One step forwards……….
I had my third session recently with Dr Thomas Hughes from Tri-Mechanics in Leeds. I discovered Tom’s services whilst searching for someone in the area that could assess my running ‘technique’ and perhaps sort out why I was having issues with my lower back and knees. Tri-mechanics aim to improve running using studio based running … Continue reading Running Analysis and progress!