As runners, we’re always measuring ourselves in some way or another – how far, how fast, new PBs – but with my biggest running challenge on the horizon I wanted to measure myself very specifically, with the help of RaceFit Consulting.
I’ve tried a host of new running things this year. One thing that opened a whole new world of running to me was trail running. Taking myself off the beaten tarmac in the summer was great. It’s perhaps not as inviting in the winter. But trails don’t have to be muddy: the guys at Trailburning.com have set up a new sub-site called Urban Trails.
After a surprisingly mild autumn, winter has definitely arrived this week. The temperature has fallen and number of bugs has risen. Does your running suffer in the winter?
Tomorrow I take on my final race of a busy 2014. It marks the end of my greatest year of running. As well as a clutch of PBs, I’ve also qualified as a British Athletics endurance coach.
As one running year comes to an end, another begins. And the new one poses my biggest running challenge yet. To “celebrate” I’ve decided to try my hand at video-blogging.
Take a look and let me know what you think. Go easy on me – it’s my first time!
I’ve been a little quiet recently because I’ve been a little busy. I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions but back in January I set myself a goal for 2014 and last week I achieved it. The goal was running related but nothing to do with a distance or a time. This achievement would be longer lasting!
Some of you may have heard of fartlek training. Some of you may know that fartlek is Swedish for “speed play”. Every so often I like to give my runners a session that really does allow them to play with speed. I like to call it “Catch the pigeon”.
This year my running pace has come on in leaps and bounds so I wanted to take my race nutrition more seriously but I hadn’t got on with any of the bars and gels I’d previously tried. That was until I found TORQ. Anyone for apple crumble?
Five weeks ago I had my worst ever run at the spiritual home of my running, the Great North Run. This morning I was up, literally, at the crack of dawn to implement the lessons I learned from the GNR at this year’s Oxford Half Marathon.
This week, many doormats have been warmed and almost as many moods have been cooled by the arrival of the London Marathon ballot result. Thousands of runners feel hard done by but is there a better way to allocate London Marathon places?
Holidays are time for relaxing and recharging but that doesn’t mean running has to take a back seat. On my recent holiday to Cornwall, I took advantage of the coastline and countryside to recharge my running mojo.