Well, I've reached the halfway mark in my quest to run a sub 3:15 marathon for the first time and to do it in the world's top race, the London Marathon. I think my half term report card looks good. I'm on course to achieve my goal although I know one or two areas where… Continue reading 8 Weeks to Go!
Exercising whilst suffering with the cold and appropriate periods of rest have long been debated with varying answers depending on what you read and believe so here's my take on it. Exercising with a cold is fine as long as its in the head and hasn't spread to the chest. If it has then you… Continue reading Training with the cold – Carry on or recover?
The average length of time it takes for a new year's resolution to have failed is around 16 days so if you set one and it's not quite worked out then don't worry. I'll show you how to get back on track and get the results you want. One thing I've noticed in my experience… Continue reading Make a Commitment, not a Resolution
I'm no stranger to marathon running, I ran my first one in 1998, caught the bug and have been running one nearly every year since. I've been a fully paid-up member to the principle of high mileage in training runs, with varying distances in my long runs and insisting on running 3 20 mile runs… Continue reading Listen to your body and run your best marathon
Marathon training began in earnest this week as I get my body ready for the London Marathon on 22nd April. This is nothing new. I am training for my 11th Marathon, 7th in London but this time it's different, I'm aiming to go faster than ever before. My personal best is the 3hrs 19mins I… Continue reading The Return of an Old Friend
This has become quite a hot topic this year and something I get asked about regularly. It's still early days for conclusive evidence for whether barefoot running actually reduces the risk of injury or not so I'm going to tell you about my experience of it. I invested in a pair of Vibram Five Fingers… Continue reading Barefoot Running
I had almost forgotten the feeling, the tension in the days leading up to it, the excitement and the anticipation for what would drop through the letterbox. I'm not talking about exam results, job offers or anything like that. Something much more important. The London Marathon. For those who don't know, entry into the ballot… Continue reading London Calling