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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
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
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
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
“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
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