Look, I know it’s a bit early to mention it, and I am sure that where you are, you get a nice long Autumn/Fall, but here in Ireland we are never too far away from Winter. This Summer was so awful, we even had a touch of Winter in July. Winter seeps into the west… Read More Shhhh….Winter is Coming
I recently came across the idea that one way of staying mentally strong as you run longer distance is to find a particular topic to think about for each kilometer or mile that you are covering. These can be both thinking about your running (associative thinking) or something else (disassociation thinking). on today’s fast 8k… Read More Offering up my Kilometers
last week I blogged about my great run, anatomy of the perfect run and one of the elements that made it great was my experiment with cadence. I have heard from a variety of random sources that the optimum cadence for running is 180 steps per minute. Not being very good at just doing as I… Read More Adventures at 180 steps per minute
Just in case you don’t recognise it, that is ripped borrowed from the Coldplay song Fix You. Today, running fixed me. As I have mentioned before, my work has been very fraught recently and this week has been peak-fraught. In addition, my daughter fell and broke her arm at the weekend, requiring surgery and 3… Read More “Aaaand I will Fix You” *
Thank you all for your encouragement and I am officially announcing I am going to do my first half marathon in April. One deciding factor is that my American online friend Justin at http://beardhairinmycoffee.com/2015/09/14/so-this-half-marathon-is-on/#comment-967 was also considering doing a half in April so we are going to do it together! I am considering doing the http://www.connemarathon.com/ but… Read More This Half marathon thing is happening!
…about running a half marathon. This is not something I ever expected to happen. However I have been really enjoying my training to run a faster 10 and so far have been able to keep up with the plan easily. Which has led me to thinking, if I can do this, maybe, just maybe, I… Read More I’m having these thoughts….
I have had a difficult week at work. The hours have been long, there have been numerous problems to be solved. One person was particularly unpleasant. I have struggled to find time to run until yesterday evening, by which time I needed to run. The training plan said 9.7k, but that had to be rounded… Read More Anatomy of the Perfect Run