Adventures at the GSSI (part two)

Well that was pretty bloody cool. I arrived at the GSSI lab (located within one of Loughborough University’s extensive sports facilities) first thing on Tuesday morning, and was initially a little disappointed that it wasn’t in an underground bunker. The disappointment stopped there though because, irrespective of its above-groundness, the place was amazing. It reminded…

Adventures at the GSSI (part one)

As I type this, I’m speeding towards Loughborough. If you’re not familiar with Loughborough, it’s a town in Leicestershire, famous for its ornate bridges, its handmade sausage rolls and the army of gleaming 80ft tall killbots that guard its borders. Okay, I might have made all that up because there’s no phone signal on this…

Captain Co-ordinated

The other day I set off on a nice steady 10k around Blueberry Hills. The weather was mild and the run uneventful. Uneventful, that is, until I happened to look down at what I was wearing. Green jacket with black panelling, black tights with blue panelling, green/blue/black running shoes. The exact shades were subtly different,…

The Encyclopedia of Runningness (part three)

Hi, lovely reader. It’s been quite a while since my last installment of this thing and, to be honest, I haven’t bothered to read back the previous ones. That means there’s a very good chance that you’re about to read words that I’ve covered before, probably with completely different definitions. Sorry.   DNF “Did Not…

A very welcome run

After a few months of struggling to reconnect with my running mojo (and so far avoiding the temptation to whinge about it on here) I had a run last week that hit all the right buttons and made everything sweet again. I’ve always maintained that no matter how long you’ve been in a slump, all…

This is my gym…

I keep seeing cheesy inspirational running posters with slogans like “Blisters are just your body’s way of telling you you’re awesome. To the max”, so I thought I’d have a go at doing some myself… If any of you lovely readers have running pics that I could tinker with, please send them to enquiries@borntoplod.com Fankoooo.

The Write Stuff

On 12th May I’ll be heading down to Surrey for an event called Write This Run. It’s an opportunity to meet up with some of my favourite running bloggers (as well as discovering a few new gems). The prospect of rubbing shoulders with some of the legends of running blogdom has got me so excited…