Keeping Hydrated: Morning, Nuun & Night

In the past I’ve paid little attention to race fueling or hydration, previously leaving things to chance.  As improving PBs is getting harder I’ve started to consider my fueling and hydration strategy.

Co-incidentally, or perhaps it was the running (or Twitter) gods, I noticed a tweet from the team at nuun hydration asking for willing reviewers of their hydration tabs.  Well, I stuck my hand up and a few days later I got a little package through the post.

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Runner’s Luck: What’s your lucky charm?

Since getting seriously into this running lark I’ve had some ups and downs.  I’m glad to say that at the moment I’m very much on the up.  A lot of the “up” is down to hard work but I’ve recently had a little bit of luck too, winning a pair of Brooks Ghost 7 courtesy of The Running Bug’s #brooksluckycharm competition.

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The Mile: A New Running High

My name’s Dan and I’m a runner-holic.  Like many people, I dabbled  when I was at university and then had years on the wagon.  Then 5 years ago I got into a crowd who were doing it and whilst it started as just a recreational thing, I’m now hooked.  I’ve never tried the hard stuff (26.2M is too strong for me) instead preferring to use 10K and Half to get my running highs.  That is, until I was tempted by an old fashioned, quicker hit that is coming back into popular use.

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#Juneathon Day 23 & 24: Brought to you by the letter D

Yesterday’s Juneathon activity was limited to excitedly writing about the fabulous time I had at the City of London Mile.  It’s a bit lame but all I wanted to do is go over it in my mind and share it!

Today is Tuesday which means it’s the night I lead a beginners running group.  We had a decent turnout despite the football but without wanting to be sexist, I think that’s largely due to most of the group being female.

Even though it was a bit muggy the group still managed to cover 5k – some covering more due to loop backs.

Getting to the lake involved an unexpected detour after finding the subway shut.  Strangely people seemed to enjoy the surprise route change.  Just goes to show you should never judge what runners will take delight in!

Just A Mile? City of London Mile Review

Up until a couple of months ago, a mile was just something I repeated over and over in any of my many runs.  In April I found fondness for the mile and entered a competition that I subsequently forgot about.  Today, I claimed my prize at the City of London Mile!

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My journey from charity plodder to running coach


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