Dear London Marathoner Person, Tomorrow you will be completing your first... your second... your fifteenth... your thirty first... marathon. I write 'will be' because that is what you will be doing. You might be doing it quickly, with the wind at your back and a song in your heart. You might be doing it slowly,... Continue Reading →
When searching for a generic image of senior runners (or retired runners, or pensioner runners) I found out that a legit Google search exists in the auto-fill for over-40 running blogs. And I realised, this is (most of the time) an over-40 running blog. ... Sigh. I've been missing again, having promised I would write... Continue Reading →
The gods are either against me or need me to wait slightly prior to commencing my training. A few days ago, in yoga, I noticed when I took off my shoes I feel this weird pressure and pain at the top of my big toe. I got through practice reasonably well, save that it was... Continue Reading →
Because I got into the Oxford Half. Here's the thing, a long time ago when dinosaurs walked the earth and Brexit wasn't a recurring joke in my blogs I ran the first Oxford Half. It was held at Kassam Stadium and consisted of a loop around Oxford and back again. The idea of a big... Continue Reading →
Here's my pre-London Marathon pep talk. Short, sweet, and includes people dressed as beer for comedic purposes.
There is a distinct mental difference between "running" and "completing" mileage. Here's how to change the way you see your training.
Are you feeling under the weather? Are you training for a distance race and want to 'train' while healing? Here are three things I've done while recovering... and one of them involves burritos and dirty words. Swear.
I've taken up interval training as part of my marathon training. It's the worst. It's awful. So, yeah, I'm doing it.