I listen to podcast series called Don’t Tell Me The Score. I referenced an episode in a previous blog, The Squeaky Wheel Gets Fixed, and I find that I can take something out of most of the episodes. Last weekend I listened to a recent episode where the interviewee was Ed Jackson, an ex-professional rugby […]
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As runners, we all seem to have some strange obsessions. Some of these can be positive, some have little impact on us, but some can really cause mental stress, physical fatigue and in a fair amount of cases, lead to injuries. When controlled the right way, a bit of obsession can be a good […]
I am writing this in England on 22nd April 2020 and using guidelines that are current at the time of writing here. Please check with your own government if elsewhere in the world on your current guidance. Covid-19 has changed the running landscape for the foreseeable future. No races. No running with clubs. No running […]
Please read this if you want to know more how running and walking can help with your mental health.
I think at this point it is important to remember that marathon training is tough, both mentally and physically and sometimes you need a bit of a break from the longer runs and hard, long tempo sessions. You also need to reduce the amount of fatigue that you put through your body, especially at a time like this
Exercise Snacking! Please get that in the right order; it is not snacking as an exercise! Exercise snacking as a concept isn’t a new idea. It is basically a different way of getting in your required amount of exercise (the NHS recommends 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise plus some strength training per week). […]
If anyone is struggling for motivation, or finding marathon training tough, this is the last 800m of 2017 London Marathon videoed by myself. It WILL all be worth it when you finish. There are still some more tough runs ahead, but when you cross the finish line in London, or at any other marathon your […]
One of the most common questions people new to running ask me is how they can get their breathing right. They may have been following one of the many plans out there or have been going out by themselves and enjoying their running but finding the breathing bit hard. If you’ve experienced this, then you are […]
The morning of St George’s Day, 23rd April 2017. And, after 945 miles of running over 16 weeks of training, it was all about the Virgin London Marathon. After a great first 6 weeks of training I have only managed to complete two fully planned training weeks since the middle of February. This, as I […]
And now, the end is near……… I’m writing this after completing my final London Marathon training run. 945 miles of running so far this year (I’m sure that is more than I have driven), injuries, lack of confidence and now feeling stuffed with all of the carbohydrates I’m consuming; why do we do it to […]