10 Race day tips for race day racing

  Hello lovely internet person. I’m doing the Perkins Great Eastern Run this weekend, which was a bit of a last minute decision. Although I’ve been doing some decent training lately, there’s been nothing specifically aimed at half marathons, so I’ll just have to wait and see how I do on the day. I wanged a…

The Road to TR24 (is a Dead End)

Nine months ago I revealed that I’d signed up as a solo for this year’s Thunder Run (aka TR24), meaning I’d be running as many 6 mile laps of an undulating course as my little legs could manage in the space of 24 hours, all on my lonesome. This decision showed that I had the…

All the good stuff happens round the back

I’ve recently started acknowledging my hamstrings (and when I say “acknowledging” I don’t mean I’ve been having actual conversations with them, like I sometimes do with my shoes. I’m not weird you know). What I mean is, I’ve begun to accept the fact that they’re there, and that they do stuff. Important stuff. I used…

A Year in Shoes

Runners love to talk about running; and when we’re not talking about running, we’re talking about shoes. Well, it’s actually shoes and cake, and today I’m going to talk about the former while eating the latter. I tried it the other way round once, but I was quickly escorted out of Brantano and found myself…

Run to Remember

Back at the beginning of the year, one of my goals for 2013 was to run for a charity, which is something I hadn’t done before. It was starting to look like this was going to go the same way as most of my other well-intentioned new year running resolutions, until I spotted this poster…

Time keeps on slippin’

Thankfully I haven’t experienced this for a while, but I’m sure I can’t be the only one who has days where a planned (and eagerly-awaited) run follows this downward spiral… Yaay, I’ve got tons of free time today. I’ll have a proper long slow run with a decent warm-up, and a good stretching and foam-roller…

The Art of Running Slowly

You’re new to running (or maybe you’ve been doing it since 2nd November 2010, just to pick a date completely at random). You’re sick and tired of looking down at your pace and seeing double figures*, but you’ve persevered and now you’ve finally reached the stage where 10 min/miles are a thing of the past.…