The New Norm. Yes, it looks certain that we will be able to open the doors on the 15th June. The last few weeks have been very different for us all. Yet, the level of support that the store has received has been fantastic, at times overwhelming. The messages we have received, support with purchasing socks and Goodr sunglasses have quite simply ensured we will be back. Thank you, to you all. You know who you are. We have been helping folk with shoes over the phone, using video and photos to help get the selection right. Then often delivering … Continue reading
Out on my long run yesterday, I found myself reflecting. This time last year it looked like running distances over half marathons runs were no longer an option, but after a month or two of drastically reduced mileage, I was still in pain with my back, and miserable too. Sack this! Yoga, strength work and really steady mileage and endurance build – either that or go mad! It paid off and in the end 2018 was actually pretty ace. I achieved 3rd place female at the LadyBower Trail Marathon in June, entering trail races ‘for fun’ and really enjoying them … Continue reading
I’d planned a leisurely weekend in the lakes with a mate, bit of parkrun tourism at Keswick….then get asked to help out with steel city striders’ relay team. They were a couple of ladies down due to injury for the British fell relay champs in Grasmere. Seemed like fate, given I was a mere 15 minutes away from race hq. Felt absolutely shocking with a cold all week, bricking it about having stamina for a Race I knew nothing about, other than a big chuff off hill. Prepared? Not a chance! Still, I had base fitness and couldn’t not do … Continue reading
In just about every sport I can think of, coaching is part of the improvement process for the participant, yet not so often in running. I suspect because it is so much more of an individual sport and everyone can run, can’t they? Well, therein lies the question, there is running… And there is running. And I am not talking about who is the faster. There does appear to be one very common thread throughout what people talk about, with regard to Running Objectives. This occurs across the spectrum of running participation, regardless of time spent running on a … Continue reading
This week, I’ve hardly run. I went out on Saturday for a rather damp run in Cumbria. It was only 3 miles but a real struggle probably not helped by the Burger King we’d had for dinner the night before. Service stations really do not cater well for healthy eating! Some are better than others but this was pretty much the only option. However, I made myself run to the sea and it was definitely worth the effort. Since Saturday, I haven’t run at all. It’s been a busy week but that’s not really an excuse. Having had a … Continue reading
So I’ve been back running for just over a week. I hardly class myself as a runner yet but having managed 3 times last week and once so far this week, I’m quite pleased. I have made my first discovery of what every runner needs to keep in stock…blister plasters. Normal plasters just don’t cut it so instead of running I will be doing some body weight workouts and restorative exercise in the hope but by Sunday I can run in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside. Wednesday was a much longer run than planned. I ended up going out for 45 … Continue reading
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