I’ve never been shy about how ‘bad’ I am at running. I was beaten early on in my running at a half marathon by a person dressed as The Stig. I’ve been lapped by a person dressed as a chicken at a 10k. I’ve had a woman in a 15 foot tall inflatable dinosaur costume... Continue Reading →
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.