catch me if you can · next marathon · racing · training plans

If nobody comments, is it still worth writing?

I last wrote here the day before I ran the London marathon.  Since then, I went quiet.  First here, and then also on social media. I’ve always been a crowdsourcer.  In the best possible light, this means I am interested in what others think and in their advice.  Less wonderfully, though, I have sometimes listened… Continue reading If nobody comments, is it still worth writing?

balance · coaching · next marathon · racing · training plans

On racing a race you’re not going to win and still not sandbagging.

I’m in London to run the London marathon.  I’ve trained differently for this race than I have trained for my other 11 marathons, and as a result I’m going into it quite unsure of the pace I will hold and the time I will end up with.  I know I haven’t trained at the paces… Continue reading On racing a race you’re not going to win and still not sandbagging.

new direction · next marathon · racing · self help · training plans

When the pupil is ready, the master appears. (It may take the pupil some time to realise this, however).

Over a year ago, I wrote a post called Begin Again.  I knew that what I had been doing for the year before that wasn’t working.  I knew that I needed to approach running with a different perspective and some fresh goals.  But I didn’t know how to. I finished the post by asking for… Continue reading When the pupil is ready, the master appears. (It may take the pupil some time to realise this, however).