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29 Jul

Running slump

I have hit a bit of a slump in my running. Hoping that being a bit more active on my website might act as a slight motivator in driving things forward. Fingers crossed!

17 Jan

Riverbank Rollick

Today was the Riverbank Rollick, a muddy 9 miles of cross country fun.  After my recent running problems, was worried that I couldn’t finish. Was expecting more mud but the conditions were challenging enough! The road sections were a welcome relief from the mud. Slightly disappointed in the weather as the section on the banks […]

13 Jan

Running Journal

I have normally recorded my runs on Strava. For christmas, I got a book to write them down. The book has pages for each day of the year and space to record two runs per day. At the moment, I am finding the lack of space slightly restrictive but it is good tool to try […]

12 Jan

Little bit here, little bit there

In order to try and push myself further this year, I am trying to run a little bit each day. Might be problematic to do this with some work commitments, but with a little careful planning, should be okay. If I remain injury free…

12 Jan

Getting worried…..

Went for another little run last night. Left calf became really tight. Didn’t want to risk an injury by carrying on, so I walked for a bit, ran for bit all the way home. I wanted to make sure my body was fine for a 10km on Sunday. I open my emails this morning and […]

11 Jan

Christmas presents

I got quite a few running presents in my stocking for Christmas so I will write up the occasional review as and when I get to fully test them out.

10 Jan

Green Man Ultra

My objective for 2016 is to complete a marathon. This is part of my longer plan to do Green Man. It looks like doing sections of Green Man will form part of my training for marathons and as a diversion from road running. Not sure when I will take part, it depends on how well […]

10 Jan

Quick update…

Have completed my first half marathon. Have also finished my second!. So 2015 finished with my objective achieved. Now to move onto my 2016 objectives, finish a marathon…

11 Sep

Home stretch…

Getting close to my first half marathon. Tried the get a decent run in last Sunday and again failed. Confidence for this weekend was low. Club night on Thursday was looking like a chance for redemption. But would it fit in with tapering? Discussed the proposed plan for the run with two guys from the […]

29 Aug

Downs and ups

Been doing a lot of walking this last week. Have tried to do a good distance run in the evening and have died on my legs. I suspect my energy reserves were exhausted by the walking and I couldn’t replenish by the time of the run. Strangely, these runs told me a lot about myself […]

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