While having a routine is an important part of training, doing the same thing all the time can get a bit boring. This risks undermining your motivation and sapping your enthusiasm. I have ostensibly structured my week around the main types of run, which in itself provides some variation. Herewith are some further variations... Route … Continue reading Variation is the Very Spice of Running
I can understand if the title seems a bit dramatic to describe my Recovery Plus run today, but please allow me to provide some context. My three year-old grandson (Noa) is still here, and, as you can imagine, this necessitates a shift in priorities. We have been to the National Space Centre in Leicester and … Continue reading Booster Rockets and Running from Lions
You will be pleased to learn that this is not one of my famous quasi-training posts, I actually managed to get out and do a bit of running today. Admittedly, it was not a Tempo Tuesday - I am far from my springtime level of fitness due to a lingering bug (and I am no … Continue reading On Track and Off Track
In Memoriam - Ineke Poultney This is my first post since the sad passing of Ineke last week after a courageous battle against cancer. She showed her unique humour and quirky view of the world until the end. She was always prompting me to blog, and it seems my humour and photography were greatly valued … Continue reading Thomas the Tank Friday
The title was inspired by my little grandson as he walked through the supermarket today beseeching everyone to be happy! I added the Tempo Tuesday, of course, with just a slight hint of sarcasm. These runs are a bit more demanding than my gentle little jogs and recovery runs - I always seem to be … Continue reading Everybody Be Happy – It’s Tempo Tuesday!
Haha, I'm only joking - my first run since the end of September and I didn't fall over! However, autumn is a very special time of the year. Come October, I can feel the Earth slip on its axis and there is a perceptible shift in the light-dark balance. Next weekend sees the end of … Continue reading Falling for Autumn
I think the word vicarious has ecclesiastical origins, so it is fitting for a Sunday post. By good fortune I have found myself here in Sofia on the day of their marathon. I went to have a look at the runners as they ran round the Palace of Culture. There was quite a long uphill … Continue reading Vicarious Sofia Sunday