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I’m not built to run

Two people have said this to me recently. What did they mean, I wonder? If you run, you’re a runner, whatever your shape.

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Consequences everywhere…

“My diet starts tomorrow and I’ve just seen an advert for a cheeseburger!” A friend posted this as their Facebook status earlier this week. I couldn’t help but feel that they were just writing down their seemingly endless predicament: misery in being unfit and…

7th January

Reflections on last week:A late change of social arrangements meant that my training last week was completely different from what I’d originally planned.Still, for me, it had the right mix of running, activities I enjoy and training which will make me a better runner….

Reflections on a theme

1st January is rather arbitrary for a beginning, isn’t it? It has no solar/seasonal significance and doesn’t even fit with any ancient religious stories. As far as I can tell, there’s no reason other than Julius Caesar decreed 1st January to be the start…

31st December

Reflections Reflections on last week: Last week wasn’t great, with it being Christmas. I did manage a couple of runs, a couple of strength sessions and some stretching. Not brilliant, but ok. This week my goal is to write my next plan with a…

Just being myself

Frankly, it’s all any of us can be. Some will like us; some won’t. Either way, that’s ok!

24th December

Reflections on last week: I feel like I haven’t trained in the last week, but I think that’s because there’s been so much else on! I did squidge in a long run on Saturday. My training this week: Monday: gym strength session stretch Tuesday…

Making it a routine

People sometimes ask me how I manage to get my training and fitness activities wedged into my week. Routine is key! Although I’m trying to up my running training (as opposed to just staying fit) at the moment, getting that training into my routine…

17th December

Reflections on last week: Although last week wasn’t supposed to be an ‘easy’ week, it was an interesting one: I only ran once and my goodness me, did I run hard! The 80/60 session is one of my favourites and I managed to hit…

10th December

Reflections on last week: Rest is best! Really pleased I had an easier week last week; I’ve got over my cold and I’m ready to get back again! My training this week: Monday80/60: 80s fast; 60s rest x10 or until distance failed twiceBody Balancepossibly…

Taking my own good advice

I’ve got a cold. Not a bad cold, but a cold. If an athlete turned up at one of my sessions like this, I’d send them home. So I’m not training today. Mentally, it’s killing me (I love winter training); physically, it’s what I…