running, travel

The Backpacker Chronicles – Week 1

Well hello there, it's been a while, hasn't it? Just a quick update on me- since the last time I wrote, I have: quit my job moved out of my flat packed a 10kg backpack run away to Central America Big stuff, right? Anyhow, this life change means that the focus of this blog is… Continue reading The Backpacker Chronicles – Week 1

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marathon, running

Milestone Run: 17 Miles of Struggle

This weekend I had a tough run. But instead of calling it a tough run, i’m calling it a milestone run. Let me set the scene: I was invited along on a group trail run through the North Downs, by some friends at running club, one of whom was training for an ultra on that… Continue reading Milestone Run: 17 Miles of Struggle

marathon, running

Why I love speedwork, even when I hate it

I’m relatively new to speedwork. I only started doing tempo runs at the start of the year during prep for Manchester Marathon, and that was pretty much as far as I’d got. So that makes around 5 years of running without ever so much as trying an interval session, or even venturing out for a tentative… Continue reading Why I love speedwork, even when I hate it

running

In case you needed some inspiration today

Here it is! I watched the NBC Rio 2016 video last night, on Snapchat, as I was just about to head to sleep. There's nothing I can say that the video doesn't do justice on its own; not only is it inspirational, but the production values are absolutely top-notch. https://youtu.be/lFIIMEe2Ht0   Is there a video/film/song… Continue reading In case you needed some inspiration today

food, health, marathon, Mindfulness, Playlists, running

Mindfulness: My Training Principles

Last night, feeling particularly inspired after a yoga class, nourishing dinner and catch-up with a friend, I found myself with some time to properly reflect on some principles I want to train by in the next few months. With quite a busy schedule of races and training ahead, I want to be careful to avoid… Continue reading Mindfulness: My Training Principles