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?
Finally I have found some time to update my blog I think the build up to Christmas and the New Year meant that I had little time to put pen to paper (or whatever we should now say….fingers to keyboard perhaps?) This wasn’t helped by my taking over the reins of Club Secretary for my … Continue reading Forging Ahead!
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!
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!
Hardwork beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard Anon The recent World Athletic Championships in London got me discussing the nurture versus nature debate with friends. ‘Not again’ I can sense you thinking to your selves! I am not by any means an expert in this field, nor do I intend to argue against other … Continue reading Hidden Talents
My health has led me to evaluate my race calendar and goals after a period of reflection!
'There is no place for arrogance or complacency in racing because you are up there one minute and on your backside the next' The above quote by Jockey Tony McCoy, was directed at horse racing. However it applies equally to running too. Back in 2013 I was in my best running form. I had ran … Continue reading Don’t let your success make you complacent!