health, marathon, Mindfulness, running

Mindfulness: On rest days

I'm coming to really appreciate the importance of rest days. During my last training cycle, I had so many days when I was overtrained, undernourished and most importantly, absolutely knackered. It caused me some real problems both professionally and personally- a unique combination of grouchiness and inefficiency that only prolonged endurance training can bring. In… Continue reading Mindfulness: On rest days

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Pret, Insight and the Humble Avocado

Back in April when UK favourite Pret a Manger announced plans for a veggie pop-up in Soho, the concept was met with mixed reactions. Whilst veggies and vegans across the capital jumped for joy, many omnivores were left unconvinced. The announcement, made crucially via the CEO's blog, actually predicted a 30% loss at the Broadwick Street… Continue reading Pret, Insight and the Humble Avocado

food, running

Let’s try: Veganism

I've known the benefits of a vegan diet for a long time now- ever since I read Scott Jurek's Eat, Run, I've been curious about the plant-based life. What struck me about Jurek's story was that he was a good-but not great- runner for many years, before finding performance enhancements as he gradually eliminated first meat, then… Continue reading Let’s try: Veganism