B2P Q&A: Angry Jogger

“I pledged to run the Belfast Marathon whilst I was horrifically pissed on absinth”     Jay on Matt  Of the many excellent blogs I read, there are a couple that really strike a chord to the point where I feel as though they could have been written just for little old me. One of…

Hello 2013, you’re looking lovely…

So, by now you may have read my ever-so-slightly puerile review of 2012, in which I looked back at the running resolutions I’d set myself this time last year. The purpose of today’s post is to set myself some new goals in the hope that they’ll imbue me with a sense of purpose and laser-guided…

Respect the miles, stupid

Do me a favour. If you ever find out I’ve not been following the advice laid out in this post, kindly print it out, wrap it round a brick and throw it at my stupid face. Thanks. My long runs have been coming along quite nicely of late. I’ve been running for a couple of…

Intervals Shmintervals

Ah, interval training, a cornerstone of every runners regime. The basic principle of interval training is that the workout pings back and forth between low and high intensity, with the actual time, speed and number of reps varying depending on exactly what you want to achieve. The rewards include a more efficient oxygen uptake, better…

The Beast

  Want your work colleagues to think you’re a serious athlete who knows a thing or two about self-myofascial-release? Take a foam roller into work with you. Want your work colleagues to think you’re a sex case? Take a Rumble Roller. Now, many of you will be familiar with the concept of foam rollers, but…

High there…

Bit of an indulgence this week… I had a few ideas knocking about for my latest post, each as captivating and incisive as the last, but yesterday I went for a flipping brilliant run, so sod it – I’ll just write about that instead. The plan was to head out after work and do a…

The Encyclopedia of Runningness (part two)

Apparently, eight words just isn’t enough for an encyclopedia these days. I tell you, it’s political correctness gone mad. So after spending some more time in the library of the Faculty of Running About at Pretend University in Swindon, I can now bring you the second installment… Hills Some of you might already know what…

Thunderstruck (part two)

(or, The Second Installment of My Long-Winded and Largely Off-Topic Race Report of the Adidas 24hr Thunder Run 2012) Back for more? Well, it’s lovely to see you – have you done something new with your hair? Looks amazing. If you haven’t read part one of this race report you can find it here, but…