Lightbulb!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post in which I whinged on about my spiralling fitness levels and my rapidly-inflating tummy. Well, since then I’ve had a bit of an epiphany; it’s a bit far-fetched, but get this: I reckon the two things might be linked. Shortly after posting it, I stepped onto…

Shoo Revoo: Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit

Shoo Revoo: Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit I’ve spent the last few weeks trying out a new lightweight running shoe – the Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit. Despite my clumpy gait and less-than-svelte frame, I’ve found myself favouring the more minimalist footwear, and found that this type of shoe works for me just as well as any…

Get Angry

Hello lovely blog-reading people. I’m sure that many of you will be familiar with the ace blog AngryJogger.com. If you’ve never read it before, you should pop over and have a look right now. Off you toddle… Back? What did you think? Good stuff, right? Anyway, Mr Jogger is in the process of writing a…

The 7 stages of a Long Slow Run

After months of painstaking lab research and number-crunching (or a soggy Thursday 11-miler, I can’t remember which) I’ve identified the seven stages of a Long Slow Run… 1. Massively over-complicated preparation This isn’t just some casual jog to the end of the street; you’ll be out there for hours. Better assemble your kit, then check…

a slightly-late end of the year thingy…

I began writing this blog post a few days ago, but it started off with 500-ish words of moaning about what an awful, utterly depressing running slump I’d experienced for the first few months of 2013. Most of you who follow this blog do so for tales of possibly-made-up encounters with talking otters and stuff…

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…

Product test: Matrix Energy Boost Citrus Orange

First things first: I know practically nothing about supplements. I’m as much a sports nutritionist as I am a polar bear*. Okay, so I use the occasional gel, but my choice of product is based purely on the packaging and whether the gel tastes like cough medicine, and I don’t think I’ve ever even considered…