It is Saturday night. A week ago was the eve of the 2018 Edinburgh Marathon. I made a quick photo blog of the event earlier in the week, but due to low levels of inspirational juice I did not attempt what would be the last post under the category of McRunning Man. The juice levels … Continue reading Running to Musselburgh and Beyond
Many apologies for being late with this post, but I have been a bit busy this weekend, what with driving the 300 plus miles to Edinburgh, taking part in a bit of a running race, and then driving home the following day. My brain is a bit low on inspirational juice at present, so I … Continue reading Running Late…
Running with Jelly Babies
This is a sign of things getting serious - 35 days out from the big day and I'm turning my attention to my nutritional strategy. I have dabbled with dates, fiddled with figs, and today I've been jogging with jelly babies. They pack a good carbohydrate punch, and with correct pacing of their consumption, can … Continue reading Running with Jelly Babies
Running with Hydrogen Legs
Today's long run was not as long as I had hoped, and it took me a bit longer to complete than last week. Back on Brampton Valley Way, this time in the mist, which had mostly cleared when I took the photo at the end. I tried to use the running style improvements I practised … Continue reading Running with Hydrogen Legs
Running in the Drizzle
Springtime has not really started in the steppes of Northamptonshire - sure, there are lots of daffodils and the trees are beginning to blossom, and birds have been busy collecting twigs for their nests, but the sky has not really got into the spirit. Grey skies and rain have dominated of late. But we elite … Continue reading Running in the Drizzle
The Not-so-Long Good Friday Run
I set out for my run this morning with intentions that proved to be greater than my ability to deliver. This was due to the recent downturn in my training because of feeling unwell. My cardiovascular and respiratory systems have had a bit of a holiday, so they were suffering from the first day … Continue reading The Not-so-Long Good Friday Run
Running with an Urti
I have been looking after someone's urti for the past few days. I don't know to whom he belongs, but it has meant that my activity levels have been lower than I would have liked this week. There have been opportunities for mid-week running, but in the end I opted for a glass of wine. … Continue reading Running with an Urti
Running and the Electric Brae Phenomenon
Today's "long run" did not get off to a promising start. It was lovely to see the bright morning sunshine reflecting off the lake as I approached my usual parking place, but there was a strong icy wind that pierced like a stiletto and offered a degree of resistance - so, sharp, but also like … Continue reading Running and the Electric Brae Phenomenon
McRunning Man is Here!
Oh, what an apposite moment to announce the arrival of McRunning Man - well into Burns' Night and no haggis nor wee dram of whisky has passed my lips, and no skean dhu drawn with culinary intent. This new blog post category has been created to record my various trials and tribulations as my training … Continue reading McRunning Man is Here!