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?
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.
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).
A good 6 weeks on from my last post and the longer runs have begun. 15, 16, even 19 – I’m trying to rack up a succession of 40+ mile weeks here, trying to build back the endurance I lost this past year. I’m doing a bit of speedwork, but mostly just trying to increase… Continue reading (In it for) the long run