Tag Archives: Running

Up and Running Again


I’ve not blogged for a while, and the reason for that is simply that I haven’t run much for the last two years. Since my shin splints back in spring 2011, I tore my left achilles the following year, an injury … Continue reading

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Patience


When people think of distance running, they think of many things – energy, adrenaline, pain is probably top of the list. I would say that the single most important thing in distance running is patience. It’s easy to think that … Continue reading

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The Magic Triangle


The Magic Triangle: Training, Nutrition and Rest These are the three core elements that must be kept in balance in order to develop in running (or any other physical ability). In simple terms, the more you run, the more you … Continue reading

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A Sub-2 hour marathon?


In September Kenyan Patrick Makau set a new marathon world record of 2:03:38 in Berlin. In April compatriot Geoffrey Mutai had run the fastest marathon ever – 2:03:02 in Boston (though not valid as a world record). Last month in Frankfurt another … Continue reading

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Are you built to be a runner?


“I’m just not built for running” this is something that I often hear from people as an excuse for why they don’t/can’t run (often after expressing a desire to run, or admiration for runners). I disagree with them almost every … Continue reading

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Daegu Worlds – My Thoughts


Whilst just quietly getting on with my 3 runs a week, I was glued to the box for the last week of August for the IAAF World Championship in Athletics in Daegu, Korea. I’ve been pretty busy since hence no … Continue reading

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Running on Holiday


July mileage: 35 (7.5/wk) I spent the first week of my holidays in the French Alps with friends, and then the second week is in the Netherlands with family. I’m not really a beach holiday kind of guy – mainly … Continue reading

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