Half Marathon Training – Week 8

Well I guess there are the good times and the bad times. And in a similar vein there are the easy going and the frustratingly difficult days. Week 8 training has definitely fallen into the frustratingly difficult. I started the week with a recurrence of the knee ache that I had the week before. GivenContinue reading “Half Marathon Training – Week 8”

Training your brain for Ultras

Saw this on Facebook and really enjoy reading about the psychology behind ultra running. It’s such a large part of the battle. When you run you have to listen to your body, but when you venture into Ultras you have to change your thoughts. Your mind starts to shout louder than your body at timesContinue reading “Training your brain for Ultras”

Exercise, running and depression

With it having been suicide awareness day this week this article is a timely and simply put article about the virtues of exercise, particularly running, in fighting depression and mental illness. Some references and links to more in depth material as well http://www.outsideonline.com/2401557/exercise-depression-research

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

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

Training advice from Ultratunner David Roche

This link is the the Apple podcast for the Ginger Runner Live podcast with David Roche. It’s a fab insight into the methods he believes are the best ways to train. Great advice from a legend of Ultra Running. Well worth a listen Also find at gingerrunner.com podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ginger-runner-live/id874790107

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”

Ultramarathon Training: A Guide to Everything – iRunFar.com

Having just done an ultra and having kind of made up my training plan I thought I would look at what advice is out there for training to achieve the ultra distance. This article is a nice one. Seems an honest article covering a broad range of topics but also in an unbiased fashion. ThereContinue reading “Ultramarathon Training: A Guide to Everything – iRunFar.com”

The reasons that we run – pickupthepacepaul

Pickupthepacepaul is a great blog, I encourage you to follow it. This is a great little piece about the reasons that drive us to putting our running shoes on and getting out there 👍 pickupthepacepaul.com/2019/07/12/run-happy