Running in winter

Well sad as it may seem, winter is just around the corner and so thoughts start to turn towards changing the plan for what to wear, running with a lighthouse sized lamp strapped to my head and the inevitable challenge of finding both running gloves for each of my three pairs – yes I knowContinue reading “Running in winter”

Dealing with the long run blues

Let’s be honest we’ve all gone for those longer runs and felt early on that it just isn’t clicking. Normally no reason or warning it just isn’t gonna work today! This article is a nice read about how to deal with those runs that just don’t feel right! http://www.runnersworld.com/training/g28801533/how-to-get-through-long-run-reader-tips

Three Castles Path (England) – LDWA Long Distance Paths

Another option for some run challenges. At about 60 miles it’s a good one to try! Three Castles Path (England) – LDWA Long Distance Paths — Read on http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php

Some of the best running books for that summer holiday reading

This came up today on Facebook. Normally Facebook sponsored links are irrelevant and annoying. But this one is actually perfectly aligned with thinking about books for that late summer holiday 👍 http://www.facebook.com/440137179477111/posts/1376901852467301

What to carry for long trail runs

I came across this article which is a useful starting point and guide for thinking about the kit you might want to take with you if you decide to head to the hills, the fella or just of into yonder great outdoors for a long run. It’s only ideas and suggestions and you have toContinue reading “What to carry for long trail runs”

South west coasts path June 2018 – Porthcurno to Sennen – via Lands End

The route through my first 100Km

How I handled my first Ultra Marathon Having written a review of the Race to the Stones 2019 (LINK), I have now reflected more on what I did on the day and in the lead up to the race. The race was great and I really enjoyed it. The experience. was unbelievable and one IContinue reading “The route through my first 100Km”

Half Marathon training starts somewhere

Not going to post all the runs here but the first session is on my Facebook page (link below). Will post weekly updates on my training here. Feel free to follow the program with me or ask any questions. This week: Tuesday- fast finish (warmup, low effort (HRZ2), high effort to finish Wednesday – lowContinue reading “Half Marathon training starts somewhere”

Breathing techniques for runners

When I first started running I never realised how important breathing was. Sounds stupid I know but I soon found that breathing correctly was critical if I wanted to become more than just a casual jogger and achieve some good times over long distances. This is a good starting point for runners that find theyContinue reading “Breathing techniques for runners”

Summer Running Tips

The weather is due to warmup in much of the UK next week. As the summer holiday season is here and who knows we might get a good run of warm weather. Here is a good article on advice for running in the heat. Article from run and become.com From clothing to route-planning, Sarah ScottContinue reading “Summer Running Tips”