This morning found me prevaricating about where to run. Last night I had thoughts of returning to the Brampton Valley Way for a gentle run, but there was a definite chill in the air this morning. This was confirmed by our very technical weather monitoring equipment in the garden. Yes, the birdbath was frozen. Erring … Continue reading Dreadmill Friday
[Post-Christmas note - this article was originally posted with a header image of me in a funny Christmas hat, with sheep in the background, and the header title "Psychologist on the Sofa", with the strapline "Hey, if the hat fits, why not rest a while?"] Welcome to my special festive look blog! It is the … Continue reading Yule Training Log
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
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
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