I have been an established marathon runner for a week and a day since completing the Brighton Marathon on 9th April in a time of 5 hours 46 minutes and a bit. Most of the intensive training was undertaken during the winter months, and then we ran on the hottest day of the year so… Read More Keep on Running
Let’s get off on the right foot here – unlike the opening lyrics of the song by Gene Vincent, I do not think I have led an evil life. I am not trying to out-run the devil on judgement day, but the imagery seems to be quite apposite in the current situation. The day in… Read More Race With the Devil
So, to continue the theme of using song titles for my running blogs, we have one that is not immediately obvious. The incident occurred 5 weeks ago, along the banks of the River Nene as it flows gently through the Northamptonshire countryside at Titchmarsh nature reserve. The ground was very wet and muddy due to… Read More Twist and Shout
Time for another update on my marathon training adventures. I somehow managed to squeeze out enough energy to complete a 10 mile training run on New Year’s Eve, much as one would squeeze out the last bit of toothpaste from the tube. This was one circuit and a bit of Pitsford Water, plus a bit… Read More The Long and Winding Road
Training took a little dip in the post half-marathon period, mostly due to low level bugs and the usual pressures and distractions of everyday life. We elite athletes just need to be left alone, untroubled by things like work, gardening and shopping, but for some strange reason no-one appears to give us this freedom! I’m… Read More On the Road Again
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This week I would like to turn my attention to attention. This topic has been brought into focus by my little run on Sunday, participating in the Leicester Half-Marathon. I may have mentioned it before. I always knew that a large part of the challenge would be psychological. It is often the case that our… Read More Filosofy on Friday – Attentional Focus